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Revision as of 12:55, 25 March 2013

Introduced with Operation Flashpoint version 1.001.00Effects of this scripting command are not broadcasted over the network and remain local to the client the command is executed on
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Outputs a hint message on the left upper corner of the screen (in OFP with a ding sound). The text may contain several lines.


hint text
text: String - the message to write on the screen may consist of any characters. \n indicates a line break.
Return Value:


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 texthintSilent


Only post proven facts here. Report bugs on the Feedback Tracker and discuss on the Arma Discord or on the Forums.


Hint can be used with formatting like this:
hint format["Hello %1",player]
To remove the hint box from the screen, pass a null string ("") to the command.
hint ""
hint happily accepts structured text:
_starL  = "<img image='\ca\ui\data\debr_star.paa' align='left'/>";
_starL  = _starL + _starL + _starL;
_starR  = "<img image='\ca\ui\data\debr_star.paa' align='right'/>";
_starR  = _starR + _starR + _starR;
_title  = "<t color='#ff0000' size='1.2' shadow='1' shadowColor='#000000' align='center'>TITLE</t><br/><br/>";
_text   = "Bla bla bla bla bla...";
hint parseText (_starL + _starR + _title + _text);

(Tested with 1.14, 1.15 beta and 1.16 beta)

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