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This function retrieves the type of a pickup, either a health, armour or weapon pickup.


int getPickupType ( pickup thePickup )        

Required Arguments

  • thePickup: The pickup you wish to retrieve the type of.


Returns false if the pickup is invalid, or an integer of the type of the pickup, which include:

  • 0: Health pickup
  • 1: Armour pickup
  • 2: Weapon pickup


This example outputs a text according on the pickup type and it's contents to the player who picks it up.

function onPickupHitShow ( player ) 	--when someone hits a pickup
	local message = nil 				-- define the 'message' variable
	local pickupType = getPickupType ( source ) 	-- get the pickup type and save it to the variable 'pickupType'
	if (pickupType == 0) then 						--check the type of pickup, if it is a health pickup then..
        amount = getPickupAmount ( source ) 		-- get the amount of health in the pickup
        message = "You picked up "..amount.." health" -- save the message in the 'message' variable
	elseif (pickupType == 1) then 					-- if its a armour pickup then..
		amount = getPickupAmount(source) 			-- get the amount of amour in the pickup
		message = "You picked up "..amount.." armour" -- save the message in the 'message' variable
	elseif (pickupType == 2) then 					-- if its a weapon pickup then..
		local weapon = getPickupWeapon(source) 		-- get the weapon id of the pickup
		local ammo = getPickupAmmo(source) 			-- get the ammo in the pickup
		message = "You picked up "..getWeaponNameFromID(weapon).." with "..ammo.." ammo" -- save the message in the 'message' variable
		message = "Unknown pickup type" 	-- if it's neither of the above types, set the 'message' variable accordingly
	outputChatBox(message,player) 			-- output the message to the player in the chatbox
addEventHandler ( "onPickupHit", getRootElement(), onPickupHitShow ) --add an event handler for onPickupHit

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