Feature #8552

Spectator script: Disable "I'm at grid ######" message on death

Added by VKing over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/26/2010
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:VKing % Done:


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Dead players are currently teleported to the spawn point on death before the spectator script kicks in, making the dead unit automatically report his new position to his group leader.
This breaks SOD and removes the uncertainty of what happened to a player if he'd been isolated or is otherwise "lost".


Updated by Sickboy over 7 years ago

Not an easy task im afraid.
I can try moving the unit sooner to a new group, but I think the message will always appear in the original group regardless.
It can be done by removing the string from the stringtable, but thats not a very nice approach either...
Changing the respawn method to Bird or other methods, cripples the slots on death / disconnect, and further removes some other functionality, so this is not really an option either for me.
Maybe someone else has some ideas?

Updated by Trilton over 7 years ago

Great idea VKing. Certainly a case of knowing a death has occurred when "I'm at pos" appears.

Instead of trying to remove the text how about masking it somehow, ref: ACE_EmptyFont?

Updated by VKing over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In progress
  • Assignee set to VKing
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Updated by VKing over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from In progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 50 to 90

Resolved, waiting for full scale test on server to see if there are any kinks.

Updated by VKing over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

Seems to work fine.

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