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Posted by Blixel   (54 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Sat 12 Aug 2017 07:31 AM (UTC)
Message
I have a regular expression that is working how I want it to work. The regular expression looks to see if there is a corpse in the room, and if there is, I can "search corpse" to find treasure. The regular expression is as follows:

^There is a (.*)corpse(.*?)|(.*?)corpse here.|(.*?)a corpse,(.*?)$


However, if there are mobs in the room, I don't want to take the time to search the corpses until after the mobs are dead. This is just due to how the timing in the game works. If I'm searching corpses while other mobs are in the room, they can attack me. So it doesn't make sense to search them until the room is clear.

Here is a text sample for when I should NOT be taking the time to search corpses.

[]          
[]M        
[]  ^  
[]   x      
[]$    
[]     ^        

M - troll, gnoll

There is a longsword and a corpse here.


Because that "M - " line exists, I should NOT search corpses. But after the troll and gnoll are dead...

[]          
[]         
[]  ^  
[]   x      
[]$    
[]     ^        

There is a longsword, a corpse, and a corpse here.


It is now ok to search corpses because that "M - " line no longer exists.

I'm not sure how to modify the regular expression so that it will:


IF ("M - " does not exist) AND (corpses are in the room) THEN
  Send ("search corpse") 
ELSE
  keep fighting
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Sat 12 Aug 2017 09:33 PM (UTC)
Message
What you need here, I think, is a separate trigger that detects the mobs in the room. It can disable the "corpse" trigger if found. Thus the corpse trigger won't match.

Of course, you need to re-enable it eventually. For example, if each room description starts with something (like [] in your example) then you enable the corpse trigger. Then the "M" line disables it. Something like that.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Blixel   (54 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Sat 12 Aug 2017 11:50 PM (UTC)
Message
Nick Gammon said:

What you need here, I think, is a separate trigger that detects the mobs in the room. It can disable the "corpse" trigger if found. Thus the corpse trigger won't match.

Of course, you need to re-enable it eventually. For example, if each room description starts with something (like [] in your example) then you enable the corpse trigger. Then the "M" line disables it. Something like that.


I think I understand what you are saying. I was trying to do something sort of along those lines. I created a variable called "roomCleared" which I was trying to use to determine whether or not a room had monsters in it. If that variable is true, then it is supposed to mean there are no monsters in the room. And if that was the case, then the regular expression that catches the presence of corpses was allowed to send "search corpse" to the world. However, I've never been able to make it work right.

Each new room has a little ASCII picture showing the room you are in. They are quite useful, but they do not all start with "[]". However, every room does start with a clear screen command.

Here is a screenshot showing the room code. Since it includes various ANSI characters, I don't think it would work if I copy/pasted it here as regular text: http://i.imgur.com/atP8YaB.jpg

What regular expression could I use to pick up on that "FF" bit at the beginning of each room. I believe it means form feed or something like that. In DOS EDITOR, it looks like a Chinese symbol or something: http://i.imgur.com/iDoCDad.jpg
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Sun 13 Aug 2017 09:11 PM (UTC)
Message
The screen clear will be discarded by the time the text reaches the output window (MUSHclient doesn't clear the screen) but you could use the "OnPluginPacketReceived" plugin callback to detect 0xFF in an incoming packet. Here is an example:

Template:saveplugin=Detect_Mobs_In_Room To save and install the Detect_Mobs_In_Room plugin do this:
  1. Copy between the lines below (to the Clipboard)
  2. Open a text editor (such as Notepad) and paste the plugin into it
  3. Save to disk on your PC, preferably in your plugins directory, as Detect_Mobs_In_Room.xml
  4. Go to the MUSHclient File menu -> Plugins
  5. Click "Add"
  6. Choose the file Detect_Mobs_In_Room.xml (which you just saved in step 3) as a plugin
  7. Click "Close"



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE muclient>

<muclient>
<plugin
   name="Detect_Mobs_In_Room"
   author="Nick Gammon"
   id="e640974622b699c35c9d56b0"
   language="Lua"
   purpose="Detects if mobs are in the room"
   date_written="2017-08-14 07:56:50"
   requires="5.00"
   version="1.0"
   >
</plugin>

<!--  Triggers  -->

<triggers>
  <trigger
   enabled="y"
   match="M - *"
   send_to="9"
   sequence="100"
   variable="MobsInRoom"
  >
  <send>yes</send>
  </trigger>
</triggers>


<!--  Script  -->

<script>
<![CDATA[
-- initial state
SetVariable ("MobsInRoom", "no")

function OnPluginPacketReceived (s)
  if string.find (s, "\f") then
    SetVariable ("MobsInRoom", "no")
  end -- if a screen clear
end -- OnPluginPacketReceived

]]>
</script>

</muclient>



This sets a plugin variable (MobsInRoom) to "no" initially. Then when a new room starts (a form feed) it sets it to "no" ready for that room. Then if a line starting with "M - " arrives it sets the variable to "yes".

To detect that in your other trigger, pull in the variable from the plugin like this:


if GetPluginVariable ("e640974622b699c35c9d56b0", "MobsInRoom") == "no" then
  -- search corpses
end -- if

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Blixel   (54 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Tue 15 Aug 2017 07:02 AM (UTC)
Message
Excellent! This is working great. I was running the latest 4.xx stable, so I had to upgrade to 5.x to get the script to work, but it's working beautifully.

My regular expression to match corpses is:
^There is a (.*)corpse(.*?)|(.*?)corpse here.|(.*?)a corpse,(.*?)$

That seems to match all the possible variations of text that can appear for the different wording of corpses being in the room.

And I'm using this trigger to search the corpses for treasure:
if GetPluginVariable ("e640974622b699c35c9d56b0", "MobsInRoom") == "no" then
  require "wait"
    wait.make (function ()
      wait.time (0.5)
      Send("search corpse")
      Send("look")
  end)
end


After searching for the corpse, it sends another "look" command to the game because if there are multiple corpses in the room, only the 1 corpse will be searched if we don't re-look.

This does make the output a bit spammy ... so I need to work on a routine that can count the corpses in the room, and then send the "search corpse" command multiple times without having to re-look in between.

Here's an example of the output as it is now once the last mob has been killed:

>look

You are standing in the middle of an east-west path. The walls are blank, 
damp stone and the ground is bare. Handholds are cut in the cliff here.

............
............
............
-----dn-----
     x $    
[][][][][][]

There is a pearl, a corpse, and a corpse here.
>search corpse

You are standing in the middle of an east-west path. The walls are blank, 
damp stone and the ground is bare. Handholds are cut in the cliff here.

............
............
............
-----dn-----
     x $    
[][][][][][]

A quartz falls to the ground.
You find 27 gold pieces.
The corpse collapses into dust.
>look

You are standing in the middle of an east-west path. The walls are blank, 
damp stone and the ground is bare. Handholds are cut in the cliff here.

............
............
............
-----dn-----
     x $    
[][][][][][]

There is a pearl, a corpse, and a quartz here.
>search corpse

You are standing in the middle of an east-west path. The walls are blank, 
damp stone and the ground is bare. Handholds are cut in the cliff here.

............
............
............
-----dn-----
     x $    
[][][][][][]

>look
A stone falls to the ground.
The corpse collapses into dust.

You are standing in the middle of an east-west path. The walls are blank, 
damp stone and the ground is bare. Handholds are cut in the cliff here.

............
............
............
-----dn-----
     x $    
[][][][][][]

There is a pearl, a quartz, and a stone here.
>


All that "look"'ing makes the screen scroll quite a bit. But it works and that's the most important thing. Thanks again!
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