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 Post subject: [Xaseco 1] onCheckpoint - Order?
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2016 10:49 
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Hi there,

I'm currently working on a plugin where I need to know who has passed a checkpoint first in rounds mode. I thought I could just rely on the order of the 'onCheckpoint' events that I receive. So the first time executing the registered method will contain the informations about the player who crossed the cp first. But I had the feeling that this does not seem to be true so I logged the events in rounds mode and indeed it has revealed sth differently:

Code:
[cpId, login, time on cp in thousandths of a second]

[04/15,00:31:27] 0 stampertjeiscool 3950
[04/15,00:31:27] 0 vale07 3960
[04/15,00:31:27] 0 imjustgonnarace__p 3960
[04/15,00:31:27] 0 crookza 4000
[04/15,00:31:27] 0 cool_thing 3960

[04/15,00:32:50] 0 imjustgonnarace__p 3960
[04/15,00:32:50] 0 vale07 3960
[04/15,00:32:50] 0 crookza 3980
[04/15,00:32:51] 0 cool_thing 3950
[04/15,00:32:51] 0 stampertjeiscool 4030

This order kinda seems random. I hoped that there is a way to get the events in a chronological order (based on the actual cp time). Any way to enforce this?

As a workaround I first thought I could store the informations from the events and do some time-based sorting on it manually. But how do I then know when I finally received the event of the fastest time? You could argue you can just wait until all have passed the cp, but what if one guy will cross the cp 3 seconds after all others? That wouldn't be a very responsive solution anymore. One idea that popped into my mind was to introduce some time interval when the first event was fired and after that interval I just output the fastest time that I received until then. But this seems to be more of a hack than anything else since I do not know the correct interval to set, either and I have no idea yet how to actually implement such a custom interval with a coupled custom event fired :D
Do you have any ideas or encountered already a similar problem in the past?

Thanks for your help :)

Best regards,
Coolthing


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