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This function gets a player's current wanted level. The wanted level is indicated by the amount of stars a player has on the GTA HUD.


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int getPlayerWantedLevel ( player thePlayer )

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Method: player:getWantedLevel(...)
Variable: .wantedLevel
Counterpart: setPlayerWantedLevel

Required Arguments

  • thePlayer: The player whose wanted level you wish to get
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int getPlayerWantedLevel ( )

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Method: Player.getWantedLevel(...)
Counterpart: setPlayerWantedLevel


Returns an int from 0 to 6 representing the player's wanted level, false if the player does not exist.


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Example 1: Server

This example finds which players in the server have a wanted level:

local players = getElementsByType ( "player" ) -- get a table of all the players in the server
for theKey,thePlayer in ipairs(players) do -- use a generic for loop to step through each player
   local level = getPlayerWantedLevel ( thePlayer ) -- get the wanted level of the player
   if ( level > 0 ) then -- if the player has any stars, announce it in the chat:
      outputChatBox ( getPlayerName ( thePlayer ) .. " has a wanted level of " .. level .. "  stars!" )
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Example 2: Client

This script output your wanted level when you type /wanted.

function outputWantedLevel ()
local wantedLvl = getPlayerWantedLevel ( )
   if wantedLvl == 0 then
      outputChatBox ( "You clean", 0, 255, 0)
      outputChatBox ( "You have "..wantedLvl.." wanted stars!", 255, 0, 0)
addCommandHandler ( "wanted", outputWantedLevel )

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