Is there a problem with saving to the BW Database that a player looted NW_IT_GOLD001?

#1

Not sure where to ask this, and not even sure what a good title for this post should be, but here’s a problem I am experiencing.

I have some monsters and some chests that have nice items and/or high amounts of gold in them (say 35000 gold). I want these finds to be a one-time deal for the player.

So what I do is create the placeable, check the has inventory, usable and plot boxes, give it a unique tag, but put nothing in the inventory. I then put an onopen script in the onopen slot, and no other scripts.

How when a player opens the container, any special items and/or high amounts of gold are only there if they haven’t been looted already. This is achieved through a combination of the onopen script and a onacquire script.

Here’s the code I have that’s relevant. (I included some of the on_client_enter script in case the way we set up the database needs explaining):

In on_client_enter script:

object oPC = GetEnteringObject();
string sPlayerName = GetPCPlayerName(oPC);
string sPublicKey = GetPCPublicCDKey(oPC, TRUE);
string sCName = GetStringLowerCase(GetName(oPC));
string sCharacterName;
 int iSpace = FindSubString(sCName, " ");
  if (iSpace > -1)
  {
  sCharacterName = GetStringLeft(sCName, iSpace);
  }
  else {
  sCharacterName = sCName;
  }
string sThornsLoot = "FSDB_NTLOOT_"+sPlayerName+"_"+sPublicKey+"_"+sCharacterName;
SetLocalString(oPC, "thorns_loot", sThornsLoot);

In on_acquire script:

object oItem = GetModuleItemAcquired();
object oPC = GetModuleItemAcquiredBy();
object oSource = GetModuleItemAcquiredFrom();
string sItem = GetTag(oItem);
string sSource = GetTag(oSource);
int nBaseItemType = GetBaseItemType(oItem);

string FSDB_LOOT_THORNS = GetLocalString(oPC, “thorns_loot”);

 // Heavy Duffel Bag in Abandoned Cottage - Surkarian Glade
 if (sSource == "suk_lrgduffel")
 {
   if (sItem == "lylshield_tmmls1")
   {
   SetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT1", 1);
   SetCampaignString(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT1Name", GetName(oItem));
   }
   if (sItem == "fs_sword_tahimai")
   {
   SetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT2", 1);
   SetCampaignString(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT2Name", GetName(oItem));
   }
   if (sItem == "lyspear_tahim002")
   {
   SetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT3", 1);
   SetCampaignString(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT3Name", GetName(oItem));
   }
   if (sItem == "nw_it_gold001")
   {
   SetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT4", 1);
   SetCampaignString(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT4Name", GetName(oItem));
   }
 return;
 }

In container on_open script:

object oPC = GetLastOpenedBy();
object oSource = OBJECT_SELF;
string sSource = GetTag(oSource);
object oItem;
object oArea = GetArea(oSource);
string sArea = GetTag(oArea);

string FSDB_LOOT_THORNS = GetLocalString(oPC, “thorns_loot”);

// Heavy Duffel Bag in Abandoned Cottage - Surkarian Glade
if (sSource == “suk_lrgduffel”)
{
if (GetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, “FSV_C005_IT1”) != 1)
{
CreateItemOnObject(“lylshield_tmmls1”, oSource);
}
if (GetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, “FSV_C005_IT2”) != 1)
{
CreateItemOnObject(“fs_sword_tahimai”, oSource);
}
if (GetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, “FSV_C005_IT3”) != 1)
{
CreateItemOnObject(“lyspear_tahim002”, oSource);
}
if (GetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, “FSV_C005_IT4”) != 1)
{
CreateItemOnObject(“nw_it_gold001”, oSource, 9700);
}
return;
}

So this works great for any item on our item palette, except for nw_it_gold001. The scripts do not recognize that the player has looted any gold.

Any ideas why this happens?

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#2

From the Lexicon, OnAcquireItem - “This event fires for gold but in this case the item is invalid (OBJECT_INVALID) and the only valid information is item stack size”.

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#3

Ah ha. Thank you.

Hum - not sure how you can have a stack size on an invalid object.

But, maybe using GetModuleItemAcquiredStackSize)() for that container and if that value matches the known gold quantity that is supposed to be in there, I could assume that’s the gold the player grabbed, and set the DB variable accordingly. Will try that.

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#4

check both OBJECT_INVALID and stacksize perhaps

(It could be okay to assume that if an item is acquired but it’s invalid, it IS gold. /not sure)

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#5

Thanks Proleric and kevL_s. I got it working.

In the on_acquire script I changed:

 if (sItem == "nw_it_gold001")
 {
 SetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT4", 1);
 SetCampaignString(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT4Name", GetName(oItem));
 }

To:

 if (oItem == OBJECT_INVALID)
 {
 int iStackSize = GetModuleItemAcquiredStackSize();
   if (iStackSize == 9700)
   {
   SetCampaignInt(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT4", 1);
   SetCampaignString(FSDB_LOOT_THORNS, "FSV_C005_IT4Name", "9700 Gold");
   }
 }
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