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ReadNamesFile

Script function

world.ReadNamesFile

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Type

Method

Summary

Loads in a file for generating character names

Prototype

long ReadNamesFile(BSTR FileName);

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Description

This is used to load in a file of character names for the random name generator.

The names file should be loaded before calling GenerateName.

The file should contain lines with "[start]", "[middle]", "[end]" and "[stop]" in it (see below for example). Using the example file below, a generated name might be Wicorebwyn (Wic - ore - bwyn). By setting up different files you can generate names with a different "feel" to them.

Example names file:

[start]
A
Ab
Ac
Ad
W
Wic
[middle]
a
ae
ore
u
y

[end]
a
and
b
bwyn
baen
bard
[stop]


VBscript example

world.readnamesfile "mynames.nam"


Jscript example

world.readnamesfile("mynames.nam");


PerlScript example

$world->readnamesfile("mynames.nam");


Python example

world.readnamesfile("mynames.nam")


Lua example

ReadNamesFile ("mynames.nam")


Return value

eNoNameSpecified: File name cannot be blank
eCouldNotOpenFile: Could not open file, or file was not a valid names file
eOK: Processed file OK

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See Also ...

Topics

Scripting
Utilities

Functions

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(Base64Decode) Takes a base-64 encoded string and decodes it.
(Base64Encode) Encodes a string using base-64 encoding.
(BlendPixel) Blends a single pixel with another, using a specified blending mode
(ChangeDir) Changes the MUSHclient working directory
(CreateGUID) Creates a GUID - Global Unique Identifier
(EditDistance) Returns the Levenshtein Edit Distance between two words
(ErrorDesc) Converts a MUSHclient script error code into an human-readable description
(ExportXML) Exports a world item in XML format
(FilterPixel) Performs a filtering operation on one pixel
(FixupEscapeSequences) Converts "escape sequences" like \t to their equivalent codes.
(FixupHTML) Fixes up text for writing as HTML
(FlashIcon) Flashes the MUSHclient icon on the Windows taskbar
(GenerateName) Generates a random character name
(GetClipboard) Gets the clipboard contents
(GetScriptTime) Returns the amount of time spent in script routines
(GetSoundStatus) Gets the status of a sound started by PlaySound
(GetUniqueID) Creates a unique ID for general use, or for making Plugin IDs
(GetUniqueNumber) Returns a unique number
(Hash) Produces a hash (checksum) of a specified piece of text
(Help) Shows help for a script function, or a list of functions
(ImportXML) Imports configuration data in XML format
(Menu) Creates a pop-up menu inside the command window
(Metaphone) Returns the metaphone code for the supplied word
(MoveMainWindow) Move and resize the main MUSHclient window
(MoveWorldWindow) Move and resize a world window
(MoveWorldWindowX) Move and resize a specific world window
(MtRand) Returns pseudo-random number using the Mersenne Twister algorithm
(MtSrand) Seed the Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator
(PlaySound) Plays a sound using DirectSound
(Replace) Replaces one substring with another
(SetBackgroundColour) Sets a background colour for the output window
(SetBackgroundImage) Sets a background image for the output window
(SetClipboard) Sets the clipboard contents
(SetForegroundImage) Sets a foreground image for the output window
(SetMainTitle) Sets the main output window title
(SetStatus) Sets the status line text
(SetTitle) Sets the world window title
(SetToolBarPosition) Sets the position of the game toolbars on the screen.
(ShiftTabCompleteItem) Adds an item to the list shown for Shift+Tab completion
(Simulate) Simulate input from the MUD, for debugging purposes
(Sound) Plays a sound
(StopSound) Stop playing a sound started by PlaySound
(StripANSI) Strips ANSI colour sequences from a string
(Trace) Trace mode property
(TraceOut) Outputs the supplied message to the world Trace
(TranslateDebug) Sends a debugging message to the localizing translator script
(TranslateGerman) Translate German umluat sequences
(Transparency) Sets the transparency of the main MUSHclient window under Windows XP
(Trim) Trims leading and trailing spaces from a string

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