DISPLAYVARIABLExNAME and DISPLAYVARIABLExTEXT gameMode tag not documented

Description

DISPLAYVARIABLExNAME:y
Variable Used : Number (Variable number, 1, 2, and 3)
Variable Used : Text (Variable name)
What it Does:

  • Determines the variable displayed

  • Variable name must match a valid DEFINE tag for the variable to be displayed

  • up to 3 variables can be displayed in this manner
    Example

  • DISPLAYVARIABLE1NAME:ActionRemain

  • The ActionRemain variable will be displayed on the Class Tab

DISPLAYVARIABLExTEXT:y
Variable Used : Number (Variable number, 1, 2, and 3)
Variable Used : Text (Variable label)
What it Does:

  • Determines the Label displayed for the variable

  • Up to 3 variables can be displayed in this manner
    Example

  • DISPLAYVARIABLE1TEXT:Action Points

  • The ActionRemain variable will be dosplayed with a label of "Action Points"

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EricS
August 8, 2013, 10:47 PM

Added tag docs.
svn #21058

EricS
August 8, 2013, 10:52 PM

James, I've added these tags to the docs and I'd like you to take a look at what I have. I suspect that the purpose of these tags is to allow them to be displayed on the OS and therefore the OS must be written to include them.

If this is true, are they included by generic reference? Or does the OS need to include the variable names?

James Dempsey
August 9, 2013, 12:48 AM

Hmm, I'd never seen those before! Apparently they used to be a way of showing specific variables with labels on the classes tab in the old UI. They were no brought across at this time, so they are currently not used.

I see we do define them for some game modes such as Modern, so I'll investigate if similar functionality is feasible.

James Dempsey
August 9, 2013, 1:18 AM

See the attached picture showing how these variables were used to customise the character info display on the classes tab in 5.16.4. This function has been vastly expanded and moved to the summary tab in the form of the info sheet on that tab. I think these should be deprecated now.

EricS
August 10, 2013, 2:14 PM

Tag docs updated.
svn #21065

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