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Hotkeyset Problems In A Game

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I've been using a script with a 80 second pause to give me time to prepare everything before it starts. Well I was wanting to start is paused and allow me to pause the script. After reading the help files and assisant from a friend I used--

AdlibEnable("pause"); this keeps running at all times till you exit.

HotKeySet("{INSERT}","pauseset"); uses the insert key to change the value of

$Pause

$Pause = -1

--My old code w/o the 80second sleep--

Func pauseset()

  $Pause = $Pause * -1

EndFunc

Func pause()

  While $Pause = -1

    Sleep(500)

  Wend

EndFunc

That works fine on his, but not mine. I believe the problem is it's not capturing the key. I then tried it with many other keys with no luck. I didn't like having the AdlibEnable running and cleand it up to this (which runs exactly the same under notepad if i put a Send("Text") loop)--

HotKeySet("{INSERT}","pauseset"); uses the insert key to change the value of $Pause

$Pause = -1

pauseset()

--My old code w/o the 80second sleep--

Func pauseset()

  $Pause = $Pause * -1

  While $Pause = 1

    Sleep(100)

  Wend

EndFunc

The only difference between our machines is his is a little faster, and he is running Win2k and I'm on XP. I was curious if anyone had a similar problem, or any suggetions to fix it. Thanks in advanced.

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I like this type setup:

Hotkeyset("{pause}","pause")

$x=1

while $x=1

sleep(10)

wend ; this will not go until $x changes

; blah blah blah a bunch of things you want to do

func pause() ; this will toggle to pause and run each time hit.

$x=NOT $x

while $x=1

Sleep(10)

wend

endfun


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

What about this version??

You need to define the HotkeySet before the AdlibEnable or else the AdlibEnable kicks in before the HotKeySet is done....

$Pause = -1
HotKeySet("{INSERT}","pauseset"); uses the insert key to change the value of 
AdlibEnable("pause"); this keeps running at all times till you exit.
sleep(1000)

msgbox(0,'test','test')

Func pauseset()
  $Pause = $Pause * -1
EndFunc

Func pause()
  While $Pause = -1
      Sleep(500)
  Wend
EndFunc
Edited by JdeB

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you for your replys scriptkitty and JdeB, only problem is it still doesn't work :D. I tried with {pause}, {insert}, and "+!p". I think my problem is autoit not capturing my keystroke. Has anyone else had a similar problem, or a suggestion to work around it?

Edited by sydok

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Try this version to see if it ever gets there:

Also made the sleep shorter...

$Pause = -1
HotKeySet("{INSERT}","pauseset"); uses the insert key to change the value of 
AdlibEnable("pause"); this keeps running at all times till you exit.
sleep(1000)

msgbox(0,'test','test')

Func pauseset()
   msgbox(0,'test','PAUSE pressed')
   $Pause = $Pause * -1
EndFunc

Func pause()
 While $Pause = -1
     Sleep(10)
 Wend
EndFunc

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They are all working within windows, it's when I run the game it all stops working. I have friends who use the same functions, and I just now sent my friend one that would just type text once Insert was pressed and it worked flawlessly. I can start up the macro with a sleep, and after the sleep is up it will run the loop fine, the only thing is capturing they keys while in game. I wouldn't be bothered by it if it didn't run on everyone elses computer except mine.

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some games keypresses don't work well. On Win95/98/ME, I had a problem with many DirectX games.

You might try some different key combos, say maybe the apps key might work.

To see if it actually is grabbing the key press, try this one:

Hotkeyset("{pause}","pause")
$x=1
while $x=1
sleep(10)
wend; this will not go until $x changes

while 1
sleep(1000)
wend


func pause(); this will toggle to pause and run each time hit.
$x=NOT $x
while $x=1
tooltip("Paused",0,0)
Sleep(10)
wend
tooltip("Running",0,0)

endfunc

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