User marks

A lot of the VEAF Mission Creation Tools functionalities are controlled through commands entered in the text of user marks on the F10 map.

This means that, during runtime, a player can go to the F10 map and create a user mark

f10-map-usermark-01

In this mark, the player enters a text that the VEAF Tools scripts will understand. Of course, it has to follow a specific syntax (see the documentation of the modules) for more detail.

Example : _spawn group, name US infgroup, country USA

f10-map-usermark-02

The command is sent to the scripts everytime the content of the marker changes:

  • at first, when the player entered some content and then clicked outside of the maker windows
  • each time the text in the marker is modified and the player clicks outside of the maker windows

A lot of modules are programmed to delete the marker as soon as its command is recognized and interpreted, so the second point is often moot.