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|x1= <pre>hint "Press W to move forward. \nPress S to move backwards. \n\nUse the mouse to turn right or left."</pre>
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outputs the following message:
 
outputs the following message:
  
 
<pre>Press W to move forward.
 
<pre>Press W to move forward.
Press S to move backwards.
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Press S to move backwards.</pre>
  
Use the mouse to turn right or left.</pre>
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Known Problems: Avoid hint messages that exceed the screen, as this may lead to crashes. |= Example 1
 
 
Known Problems Avoid hint messages that exceed the screen, as this may lead to crashes. |= Example 1
 
 
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Revision as of 22:46, 5 July 2007

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Description

Description:
Outputs a hint message on the left upper corner of the screen together with a ding sound. The text may contain several lines.
Groups:
Uncategorised

Syntax

Syntax:
hint text
Parameters:
text: String - the message to write on the screen may consist of any characters. \n indicates a line break.
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

Example 1:
hint "Press W to move forward. \nPress S to move backwards."

outputs the following message:

Press W to move forward.
Press S to move backwards.
Known Problems: Avoid hint messages that exceed the screen, as this may lead to crashes.

Additional Information

See also:
hintChintCadethintC arrayhintC structuredTexthintC text

Notes

Report bugs on the Feedback Tracker and/or discuss them on the Arma Discord or on the Forums.
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Notes

ArmAtec
Hint can be used with formatting like this:
hint format["Hello %1",player]
pyro05x
To remove the hint box from the screen, pass a null string ("") to the command.
hint ""

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