Lua:AddHudTimer

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AddHudTimer

Puts a countdown timer on a player's screen.

Usage

AddHudTimer(player, huditemname, timer, interval, x, y, align)

AddHudTimer( player, huditemname, timername, x, y )
AddHudTimer( player, huditemname, timername, x, y, align )
AddHudTimer( player, huditemname, timername, x, y, alignx, aligny )

Input

  • player(CFFPlayer) A reference to the player receiving the timer
  • huditemname(string) the name of this timer (so we can remove it later)
  • timer(integer) the inital number of seconds on the timer
  • interval(integer) amount of time to add to the timer per second

OR:

  • timername(string) the name of a Lua:Timer object
  • x(integer) horizontal position
  • y(integer) vertical position
  • align(integer) x alignment options:
    • 0: align to left
    • 1: align to right
    • 2: align to left of center
    • 3: align to right of center

Output

Returns noting

Example

local player = CastToPlayer( player_entity )
AddHudTimer(player, "timer", 300, -1, 0, 70, 4)

Note

The timer is strictly a visual aid. To time actual game events, Use the Scheduling System