SetQuestDelay

From GECK

Description

SetQuestDelay modifies the processing time delay for a script.

By default, quest scripts process every 5 seconds (this is based on an INI setting). This is to prevent the quest scripts from taking up an excessive amount of processor time. Unless you have a good reason, you should leave the quest script processing every 5 seconds.

Good reasons include:

  • The quest script is running a timer which requires precise timing (e.g. for dialogue).
  • The quest script needs to react to something with precise timing (e.g. to trigger different parts of a scene).

Even when you have a good reason, avoid setting the quest delay time to .1, or any other low number, for the duration of a quest. Under almost all circumstances, set the quest delay to a low number for a specific purpose, and when that purpose is finished, set it back to the default.

Syntax

SetQuestDelay QuestName, DelayTimer 

Examples

SetQuestDelay MyQuest .1

Scripts in MyQuest will process every .1 seconds.

Notes

  • Setting delay to 0 tells the quest to process at the INI setting default (5 seconds).

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