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IRC log for #minetest-mods, 2013-05-30

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03:10 ShadowNinja The URL pointed to celeron55's lua_api.txt
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19:12 ExcaliburZero I am working on a node for a mod that I am working on that is ice that melts after a few seconds. I was wondering, what do you use to delay an action for a set amount of time?
19:23 kaeza ExcaliburZero, node timers are best for that situation
19:23 sfan5 ABM's are way easier if you just want to do a simple thing
19:24 * kaeza always forgets about ABMs :/
19:25 ExcaliburZero Though would an ABM melt each block of ice after a set amount of time (per block) after they have been placed?
19:26 kaeza ABMs are rather random
19:26 sfan5 kaeza: you can set the ABM "chanche" to 1
19:26 kaeza if you want exact time, go for node timers
19:26 sfan5 then they are not random
19:26 sfan5 ExcaliburZero: http://dev.minetest.net/ABM
19:27 kaeza sfan5, that would melt *every* ice node every interval seconds
19:27 sfan5 kaeza: yeah
19:27 kaeza I don't think that's what he wants
19:28 ExcaliburZero How exactly would I use a node timer?
19:28 kaeza timer = minetest.get_node_timer(pos)
19:29 kaeza in the nodedef, you must define 'on_timer(pos)'
19:29 sfan5 ExcaliburZero: https://github.com/minetest/minetest/blob/maste​r/games/minimal/mods/experimental/init.lua#L445,L488
19:30 kaeza preferably you would get & start the timer from on_construct
19:30 ExcaliburZero How would I get it to run the melting code when it reaches a certain time?
19:31 ExcaliburZero Ok, I think I'm starting to understand it.
19:34 ExcaliburZero Here is what I currently have: http://codepad.org/XLh1KwKx
19:37 ExcaliburZero The code doesn't work. It gives an error.
19:38 sfan5 ExcaliburZero: whats the error?
19:38 ExcaliburZero ServerError: LuaError: error: ...t-0.4.6\bin\..\mods\minete​st\neoblocks/light_ice.lua:8: attempt to call global 'start' (a nil value)
19:40 sfan5 in line 8: start(5)
19:40 sfan5 which start function should that call?
19:41 ExcaliburZero It is supposed to start the node timer.
19:45 ExcaliburZero I think I figured out how to correctly set the timer.
19:48 ExcaliburZero Nope, didn't work.
19:48 ExcaliburZero Here is the current code: http://codepad.org/GwYiX7RE
19:49 ExcaliburZero The error was this:
19:49 ExcaliburZero ServerError: LuaError: error: ...t-0.4.6\bin\..\mods\minete​st\neoblocks/light_ice.lua:8: attempt to call field 'get_node_timer' (a nil value)
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20:01 ExcaliburZero Does anyone know what is causing the error?
20:09 sfan5 ExcaliburZero: take a look at lua_api.txt
20:12 ExcaliburZero What about it?
21:57 ShadowNinja ExcaliburZero: Look for minetest.after.
22:04 ExcaliburZero Ok, I'll try using that instead.
22:14 ExcaliburZero It works! Thanks!
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