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This event is triggered when a player changes his nickname.


string oldNick, string newNick, bool changedByUser
  • oldNick: the nickname the player had before.
  • newNick: the new nickname of the player.
  • changedByUser: a boolean representing whether the name was changed using setPlayerName or by the user.


The source of this event is the player that changed his nick

Cancel effect

Cancelling this event depends on how it is called, if it is called by the scripting event then it is NOT cancelable. If it is called from the /nick command it IS cancelable. If this event is cancelled and can be cancelled then the name will not change.


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Server Example 1
function nickChangeHandler(oldNick, newNick)
    -- check if there's account with newNick as username
    if getAccount(newNick) then
        outputChatBox("Sorry, there already exists an account with your new nickname as username.", source, 0, 255, 0)
        outputChatBox("Please choose another one.", source, 0, 255, 0)
        -- cancel the event to prevent the nick from being changed
-- add an event handler
addEventHandler("onPlayerChangeNick", root, nickChangeHandler)
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Server Example 2

This function checks if the nickname of a player was changed by a script, if so, a message is shown in the server logs.

function wasNickChangedByUser(oldNick, newNick, changedByUser)
	if (changedByUser == false) then -- check if the nickname was not changed by the user
		outputServerLog("Player "..oldNick.."'s name was changed to "..newNick.." by a script") -- output to the server's logs
addEventHandler("onPlayerChangeNick", root, wasNickChangedByUser) -- add an event handler

See Also

Player events

Event functions