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SomeoneElse123
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Pause in lua script Reply with quote

Hi, I'm working on my lua script and I want to ask if ce offers any function how to inject a small pause to the script. It does one function, then does nothing for a second or two and then it does the next function. If anyone knows how to do that, please let me know
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sleep(timeinmilliseconds) (best used in a thread)

or timer

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try running a loop while statement with calling processMessages() so cheat engine will respond at least, it can work but there will be much performance penalties.

I wrote an example of how to use threads (for this kind of actions - delayed actions).
It uses threads suspend and resume, which saves us lot's of cpu (better than using sleep function and especially for/while loops)

https://forum.cheatengine.org/viewtopic.php?p=5744228#5744228

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look into coroutines for Lua, this is what they are for.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

atom0s is right, look into coroutines and yield() to have an effective solution that doesn't "do nothing for X seconds".

Otherwise, you might want to create a timer on a form with the desired wait time interval.
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