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Chat Message Overlay

Datum for generating a message overlay on the map

Vars

approx_linesContains the approximate amount of lines for height decay
eol_completeContains the time that the EOL for the message will be complete, used for qdel scheduling
messageThe visual element of the chat messsage
message_locThe location in which the message is appearing
nextContains the reference to the next chatmessage in the bucket, used by runechat subsystem
owned_byThe client who heard this message
prevContains the reference to the previous chatmessage in the bucket, used by runechat subsystem
scheduled_destructionContains the scheduled destruction time, used for scheduling EOL

Procs

NewConstructs a chat message overlay
colorize_stringGets a color for a name, will return the same color for a given string consistently within a round.atom
end_of_lifeApplies final animations to overlay CHAT_MESSAGE_EOL_FADE deciseconds prior to message deletion, sets time for scheduling deletion and re-enters the runechat SS for qdeling
enter_subsystemEnters the runechat subsystem with this chatmessage, inserting it into the end-of-life queue
generate_imageGenerates a chat message image representation
leave_subsystemRemoves this chatmessage datum from the runechat subsystem
on_parent_qdelCalls qdel on the chatmessage when its parent is deleted, used to register qdel signal

Var Details

approx_lines

Contains the approximate amount of lines for height decay

eol_complete

Contains the time that the EOL for the message will be complete, used for qdel scheduling

message

The visual element of the chat messsage

message_loc

The location in which the message is appearing

next

Contains the reference to the next chatmessage in the bucket, used by runechat subsystem

owned_by

The client who heard this message

prev

Contains the reference to the previous chatmessage in the bucket, used by runechat subsystem

scheduled_destruction

Contains the scheduled destruction time, used for scheduling EOL

Proc Details

New

Constructs a chat message overlay

Arguments:

colorize_string

Gets a color for a name, will return the same color for a given string consistently within a round.atom

Note that this proc aims to produce pastel-ish colors using the HSL colorspace. These seem to be favorable for displaying on the map.

Arguments:

end_of_life

Applies final animations to overlay CHAT_MESSAGE_EOL_FADE deciseconds prior to message deletion, sets time for scheduling deletion and re-enters the runechat SS for qdeling

enter_subsystem

Enters the runechat subsystem with this chatmessage, inserting it into the end-of-life queue

This will also account for a chatmessage already being registered, and in which case the position will be updated to remove it from the previous location if necessary

Arguments:

generate_image

Generates a chat message image representation

Arguments:

leave_subsystem

Removes this chatmessage datum from the runechat subsystem

on_parent_qdel

Calls qdel on the chatmessage when its parent is deleted, used to register qdel signal