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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 128
11-14-2010, 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by Artificialx
/bind F5 c zone hello world!
F5 "c zone hello world!"
if you are using a bind file.

"C" is the command to chat, "ZONE" specifies which channel you want, and the rest is the message. My usage of this is in a command like:

Y "c Team Focus fire on >>$Target<<"
This command directs members of my team to focus on my target.

the $Target line prints the name of your current target in the message so might look something like
"Team Focus fire on >>Faithborn<<"

Another one I have although I rarely use is
H "c team I need a heal!!"

With the exception of the use of "c" that is correct. Well, maybe it works, but the correct syntax you want is:

/bind <key> <channel> [phrase] (through the chat window) -or-

<key> <channel> [phrase] (if you manipulate your bind file directly)


/bind F5 Team Make your target: $target. -or-

a Team Make your target: $target. (taken directly from my bind file)

Originally Posted by Artificialx
If you wanted you could script a running commentary for everything you do.
"Trogdor fires on Faithborn"
"Trogdor looses a volley of torpedos in your chops"
"Trogdor evasives outta sight!"
"Trgodor uses Hazard emitters on squishy escort"
"Pow right in the kisser"

etc... Though that might be a bit excessive aye?

I do exactly this to change things up while I'm call out targets in PuGs. I do like the idea of giving a running commentary during battle. Fire off a B0v and it says in zone: "Here's a beam overload for you. Bam! Zoom! Straight to the moon." (Bwahahahahaha, 'bout fell out of my chair when I thought of that.) However, it'd probably get old for everyone else pretty quick. You want to put a line like this in your keybind file:

a Team Make your target: $target. $$ bind_load_file target1.txt

This binds the A-key to put the phrase "Make your target: $Target" in the Team chat channel. The "bind_load_file" instructs the system to load the file "target1.txt"

I have five variations on the phrase. Each "target#.txt" calls the next file in the sequence. In this case ...

Target1.txt file contains:

a team Ensign, set phasers to cowboy diplomacy and target $target $$ bind_load_file target2.txt

Target2.txt contains:

a team Now, I don't like $target. Dispense with them. $$ bind_load_file target3.txt

rinse and repeat as many times as you like and make your last Target#.txt file read:

<key> team [phrase] $$ bind_load_file <keybind file name>

Originally Posted by Artificialx
On a related note, I am trying to bind the line /PvPreport to a key, but when I use it, it literally just prints "/PvPreport" with a space at the front, preventing it from working as a command. Any ideas people?

Try this:

<key> "pvpreport"

Originally Posted by Artificialx
As i write this, I am also wondering if there is a difference between upper and lower case? I am not at my machine (At work right now) so I don't know off the top of my head.
No. There is no difference between Capitalization and non-capitalization when binding. I use the commands the way they are programmed because I'm OCD like that. Using the above

a team <phrase> = A Team <phrase>

TrayExecByTray = trayexecbytray

Faithborn, Apologies for overlooking your inquiry.