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This function allows you to retrieve the zone name of an element (eg. Verdant Bluffs or Ocean Docks)

The same can be achieved client side by getting element coordinates and using GetZoneName.


string getElementZoneName ( element theElement, [bool citiesonly=false] )

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Method: element:getZoneName(...)

Required Arguments

  • theElement: The element which you'd like to retrieve the zone name from

Optional Arguments

NOTE: When using optional arguments, you might need to supply all arguments before the one you wish to use. For more information on optional arguments, see optional arguments.

  • citiesonly: An optional argument to choose if you want to return the city name (eg Las Venturas)


Returns the string of the elements zone name.


This example shows you how to return your own location by doing /loc in the chatbox or just loc in console

function playerloc ( source )
    local playername = getPlayerName ( source )
    local location = getElementZoneName ( source )
    outputChatBox ( "* " .. playername .. "'s Location: " .. location, getRootElement(), 0, 255, 255 ) -- Output the player's name and zone name
addCommandHandler ( "loc", playerloc )

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