Dynamic Action Names (CMS)

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Dynamic Action Names Definition AFRLme

This script allows you to create dynamic action names that are set on mouse over; this script is especially useful for developers using the broken sword style command interface or a coin based command interface with limited commands.


1. Add the main script to the Visionaire Studio Script Editor & set the script as a definition script.
2. Create language tables inside of the t table; language names should reflect languages names assigned to your project.

-- * tables * --
local t = {}
-- etc...

3. Add action names to each language table; !important - they must all be written in the same order.

t["English"] = {"Use", "Pick Up", "Push", "Pull"}
t["German"] = {"Benutzen", "Nehmen", "Drucken", "Ziehen"}
-- etc...

4. On mouse enter for each object, character, or item; create an execute a script action containing...

renameBtn(integer value)


renameBtn(1) -- returns "Use", "Benutzen" etc...
renameBtn(2) -- returns "Pick Up", "Nehmen" etc...

-- it will return a single name from the tables based on integer value of '''val''' & the current game language.

5. On mouse out for each object, character or item; create an execute a script action containing...


Main Script

Dynamic action names [v3] (14/03/2014)
Written by AFRLme [Lee Clarke]
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-- * local variables * --
local texts, lang, btn, val -- empty variables

-- * tables * --
local t = {}
t["English"] = {"Use", "Pick up", "Push", "Pull"}
t["French"] = {"Usage", "Prendre", "Appuyer", "Arracher"}
t["German"] = {"Benutzen", "Nehmen", "Drucken", "Ziehen"}
t["Spanish"] = {"Usar", "Cojer", "Empujar", "Tirar"}

-- * set new action name * --
function renameBtn(val)
 btn = game.ActiveCommand:getLink(VButtonName) -- store current command
 texts = btn:getLinks(VTextAll) -- get all texts related to the button
 lang = game:getLink(VGameStandardLanguage):getName() -- get current game language
 -- * --
 for i = 1, table.maxn(texts) do 
  if texts[i]:getLink(VTextLanguageLanguage):getName() == lang then texts[i]:setValue(VTextLanguageText, t[lang][val]) end 

-- * reset action names back to default * --
function resetBtn()
 for i = 1, table.maxn(texts) do texts[i]:setValue(VTextLanguageText, "") end