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It's time to move on!

Printed From: Dark and Shattered Lands (DSL)
Category: Mud Client Help
Forum Name: Mac Client Scripts
Forum Description: (scripts for Mac Clients)
Printed Date: 14 June 2021 at 11:00pm
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Topic: It's time to move on!
Posted By: Ericka
Subject: It's time to move on!
Date Posted: 01 July 2010 at 8:00pm
Ok guys.  Any of you who are still using Rapscallion and think its the only functional mud client for Mac OS need to pay attention.  The time has come to move on to Atlantis.
When I got back into mudding in 07, I tried using Atlantis and didn't like it.  The main reason is because it used to lag up majorly whenever large amounts of text would come through, which made it impossible to pk.  But the developer has been working hard and has made some major improvements.  After I upgraded to Snow Leopard, Rapscallion became very unstable so I gave Atlantis another try.
Although the documentation is lacking, I've managed to put together scripts for a tick timer, a clan highlight trigger, weapon-swapping aliases and all of that with the help of their forums. Of course I'm more than happy to give anyone the files so no one else has to reinvet the wheel.
Atlantis works as most programs do in Mac OS.  Sounds, spellcheck, web links, everything works as Rapscallion used to work.  It's time to get on board the Atlantis train!

Posted By: sphinx
Date Posted: 02 July 2010 at 4:05pm
Can I have a copy of the tick timer?  I'm not a fan of clan highlight triggers, but since I've never used a tick timer before I figure I might as well give it a try.

Bowic OOC: 'Jaerlach, cap this twig'

Posted By: jessable
Date Posted: 02 July 2010 at 7:43pm
If a script's language is supported by a client, the client can use the script.

Posted By: Robe cutter
Date Posted: 02 July 2010 at 11:06pm
Originally posted by jessable jessable wrote:

If a script's language is supported by a client, the client can use the script.

Thanks Captain Obvious!

Posted By: Ericka
Date Posted: 03 July 2010 at 9:57am
Originally posted by sphinx sphinx wrote:

Can I have a copy of the tick timer?  I'm not a fan of clan highlight triggers, but since I've never used a tick timer before I figure I might as well give it a try.

Sure thing.  Would you be interested in a spell warning script as well (tells you what spells are going to drop next tick)?  It will involve setting up more events, but its nice.  Let me know and I can tell you what you need to add to this.

The clan highlight script is easy, as I could just send you a text file and you drop it in your scripts folder and it'd work.  This one involves more walking through since I used the program's GUI interface.

What I did is created 4 events in the world defaults preferences section (not the world settings, go to the Atlantis Menu, then Preferences).  Name the events:

am half hour 15 sec
am on hour 15 sec
pm half hour 15 sec
pm on hour 15 sec

for "am half hour 15 sec" conditions:

matches regexp: 30am\)  

#this will have to match your prompt.  My prompt ends like: [Defensive | Chamber of Rest |  | 6:00am)

matches variable: worldtemp.time is on

for am on hour 15 sec conditions:

matches regexp: 00am\)

matches variable: worldtemp.time is off

for pm half hour 15 sec:

matches regexp: 30pm\)

matches variable: worldtemp.time is on

for pm on hour 15 sec:

matches regexp 00pm\)

matches variable: worldtemp.time is off

All these events have the same scripting action.  Create a "Script: execute script function" action in all of them and paste this in:

my $spawn = $Atlantis::StateData{'event.spawn'};
Atlantis::RegisterTimer(26,1,"Atlantis::DisplayStatusOnSpawn('$spawn','TICK IN 15 SECONDS!!!')",'');
Atlantis::RegisterTimer(36,1,"Atlantis::DisplayStatusOnSpawn('$spawn','TICK IN 5 SECONDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!')",'');

Add another action to each event: Script: set variable.  You need to set the variable worldtemp.time to be the opposite of whatever the condition was.  So for example, with for am on hour 15 sec conditions, since worldtemp.time is ON, you want to have an action which turns it OFF.

Finally, add one more action to each: Spawn: Display Status Text.  Have it say "TICK!!!!!" Or something to that effect.

Let me know if you have questions.

Posted By: Huguette
Date Posted: 04 July 2010 at 8:06pm
I had to use Atlantis at work, which only had Macs, and I agree - it's awesome.

Posted By: gnome power
Date Posted: 24 July 2010 at 5:41pm
I'll give it a shot, as Rapscal does have some slow-down issues... but I remember being terribly disappointed with it awhile ago.  Let's see if it's improved as you say...

Ericka, does Atlantis support decimals in its variables?

If so, then we could make a really sweet roller that could calculate your chance of getting any roll.

Posted By: gnome power
Date Posted: 24 July 2010 at 5:57pm
Okay, I've got a question right off the bat.

Is there any way to make it not clear the input field once you send a command?

Posted By: Ericka
Date Posted: 25 July 2010 at 4:49pm
Go to atlantis, preferences, and uncheck "clear input on enter" 

Posted By: gnome power
Date Posted: 30 July 2010 at 2:15pm
Awesome, thanks.

So.... does anyone know PERL?

Posted By: Ericka
Date Posted: 30 July 2010 at 7:19pm
I can't say I do, but I screwed around with these scripts long enough to maybe help.  Also there are a couple of folks on the app's forum page that are EXTREMELY helpful (made me regret sending the creator $10 instead of the guy helping me write the scripts).
BTW, I owe someone an email that I intend on doing tonight.

Posted By: Ardath
Date Posted: 30 July 2010 at 7:21pm

It is easier for people to read your logs if you would end your prompt with "%c"

Posted By: Hartney
Date Posted: 31 July 2010 at 9:36am
Sounds like a good place to advertise for DSL.

Posted By: Pipper
Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 2:35pm
Trying out Atlantis... how do you make aliases? Say... for blessing or fireproofing.


Posted By: Ericka
Date Posted: 04 September 2010 at 2:36pm
You've prob figured it out by now, but using the gui, you can open the address book and create an alias, select "Connection: send text" and type whatever in, using control+enter to enter a multi command alias.

Then to use the alias, you type whatever you named it.  you'll have to type /<alias> unless you unselect that option in the preferences.

Posted By: gnome power
Date Posted: 04 September 2010 at 3:45pm
I know you know this ericka, but for everyone else, the gui is slower than writing the script from scratch.

Posted By: alexk
Date Posted: 26 October 2010 at 8:34pm
I am planning on setting this up some time this week, and will brush off my Perl skillz... its been a while, but its not that different from old school PHP... if only you could do Python :(

Posted By: gnome power
Date Posted: 26 October 2010 at 9:29pm
Please do, alexk.

Any good ideas in mind?

One thing this client is missing is a lot of the standard triggers: questing, picking up disarms, highlighting significant combat events, eating/drinking, etc.  Those are easy to hammer out in a few lines, and might be a good way for you to get back into the swing of things.

If you haven't already, I'd suggest looking at the file.   It has some good shortcuts.

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