Welcome Message plugin

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  1. KAMPFBIBER81

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  2. Gerald Jacobson

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    WelcomePlugin v1.3

    -- Changes in v1.3 -- build by Gerald Jacobson
    - Add a WecomePlugin.ini file to put in the data profile directory
    - Allows you to set mass for given driver as soon as they join the server

    Here an example to set the mass penality to 52kg for Gerald Jacobson
    Code:
    [Gerald Jacobson]
    mass=52
    
     
  3. Mee

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    One modification I'd like to see on this: if a driver doesn't need extra weight (in our league, it's only the top 5), can the execution of the /setmass command be skipped?

    Other than this, it works like a charm!
     
  4. Gerald Jacobson

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    How do you see the ini file ? as i think this weight penaly is apply to the top 5 of the previous race and not the current rank in the session. So it is like you edit the ini by setting the 5 names and there penalities.

    So please tell me how you think it should be.
     
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    The ini would have:

    Code:
    [Driver 1]
    mass=50
    
    [Driver 2]
    mass=40
    ...
    [Driver 5]
    mass=10
    /stop
    
    This mass is indeed from the previous race/standing in the championship, not from a current or previous session.
    So when someone joins the server in practice the following days/weeks, the plugin checks if the name is in the WelcomePlugin.ini. If it is, it applies the given mass. If it isn't, it just does nothing.

    Looking at your code, it think it's just a case of adding an if-statement:
    Code:
    int mass = GetPrivateProfileInt(strDriver.c_str(), "mass", 0, iniConfigFilename.c_str());
    [COLOR="#FF0000"]if(mass != 0)
    {[/COLOR]
         std::ostringstream oss;
         oss << "/setmass " << mass << " " << strDriver.c_str();
         m_MessageQueue.push_back(oss.str());
    [COLOR="#FF0000"]}[/COLOR]
    :)
     
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    Thank you for this plugin Gerald, it works great..
     
  7. Gerald Jacobson

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    Indeed, i forgot the "if".

    WelcomePlugin v1.4

    -- Changes in v1.4 -- build by Gerald Jacobson
    - Avoid to send /setmass command when there is no mass to apply
     
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    Fantastic, thanks a lot!
     
  9. Guy Moulton

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    Thank you for this plugin- the setmass thing is as valuable as the Welcome text itself.

    I'm very confused by the commands for mass though.

    If I do not want to set extra mass for someone, do I simply do nothing?

    If I want to add mass to a particular driver, is it still like this?
    [Driver 1]
    mass=50
     
  10. Mee

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    Yes and yes :).
     
  11. Guy Moulton

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    thank you
     
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    I was just testing this on my server and v1.4 does not work to set the mass penalty. Before each line there is a /w command and I think that is negating the command to apply weight. I can still manually apply weight. View attachment 14090

    This is what comes up once the plugin loads.

    Many of our drivers have the [VSCR] tag on their name- could that cause a problem?
     
  13. Guy Moulton

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    I just tried to have the lines to set the mass penalty only and it didn't help. (no welcome message and only 1 person getting the mass for a total of 2 lines)
     
  14. Rich Goodwin

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    You're doing it wrong mate.

    The
    [Richard Goodwin]
    Mass = 32

    Goes in to the INI file included in the download. This is then placed inside the server player data folder.

    I don't know the correct name for it.....the one where the multiplayer json file is.

    Edit: I dunno if the prefix is causing the issue. Just assuming you're doing it in the wrong file.
     
  15. Guy Moulton

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    :eek: OK, I was putting the lines in the WelcomeText.txt instead of the WelcomePlugin.ini

    But it still doesn't work. I added the weight penalty for myself and entered my server and nothing happens. Is there a limit to the number of people who can get a penalty? Could the [VSCR] tag mess up the command? Will the text come up in the chat box saying that the weight penalty has been applied? It does when I manually add weight to a car.
     
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    Yes, the text shows up.

    Having those square brackets [ ] between the other brackets may well be the problem.
     
  17. Guy Moulton

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    Is there a way around that? A lot of groups use tags and it is common to use brackets.
     
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    Hello,
    WelcomePlugin v1.5

    -- Changes in v1.5 -- build by Gerald Jacobson
    - If the driver name contains bracket "[" or/and "]" (for those using tag prefix), in the ini section name, change those brackets by a star "*"
    Ex: if the driver is named: [GR] Gerald Jacobson
    The ini section must be:
    [*GR* Gerald Jacobson]
     
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    Awesome Gerald.
     
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