Meta Expressions

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These expressions can set and retrieve variables, react to object/char properties, use and combine objects, and more.

This adds the "Expression" meta condition and the "Expression Action" and "Chat Expression" meta actions.

The "/vt mexec [expression]" command can be used instead of the meta rules when appropriate. It is also a great testing tool.


There are two ways to use Expressions, your situation will determine the best choice.

The first is through sending the command like any other chat command. Ex: "/vt mexec [expression]". This can be useful if you want to issue the command without using a meta rule, or simply want to test an expression without using meta.


The second is by utilizing the "Expression" meta condition and the "Expression Action" and "Chat Expression" meta actions.

The "Expression" meta condition is like any other meta condition, if the parameters are met then it will initiate the action. You can use this to detect world objects, character properties, react to custom variables and more.

The "Expression Action" meta action initiates the expression written within.

The "Expression Chat" meta action is used to output expression strings to chat. You can use regex and meta functions to format an expression. When outputting numbers from a variable you must first convert it to a string.


Notes

  • true is the same as 1, false is the same as 0. There are no actual booleans, just numbers.
  • There are two extra operators added since monster expressions: the ^ (xor) operator, and the ; operator. The ; operator works on any two types and simply returns the value of the first one. It has the lowest possible precedence. The idea is to use it to string together commands when you don't care about the result.
  • Unlike monster expressions, meta expressions do not trim spaces from the ends of strings.
  • Set variables persist until cleared by a command or until relog.
  • Formatting during the conversion of number to string is a string like this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kfsatb94%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
  • All operator characters which occur in a string must be escaped with \
  • All numbers in a string must also be escaped.


Language Details: Operators

The following operators are recognized (listed in order of precedence):

  • \ escapes a special character so that it is treated as part of a string. For instance, ".\*" yields the string ".*" rather than attempting to multiply.
  • ( and ) allow grouping of expressions to change precedence.
  •  % performs integer modulo division. For instance, 13%3 yields 1.
  • / performs division.
  • * performs multiplication.
  • + performs addition on numbers, or concatenates two strings.
  • - performs subtraction.
  • # performs a regex match, yielding true if the match succeeded or false otherwise. The item after the # is the regex and the one before it is the string to match against. For instance, abc#b returns true, because 'abc' contains b.
  •  !=, ==, >, <, >=, <= comparison operators: compares two expressions and yields true or false. The two expressions to be compared must be of the same type. String comparisons are not case sensitive.
  • && yields true if two boolean expressions are both true.
  • || yields true if either of two boolean expressions are true.
  • ^ performs a bitwise exclusive or on two numbers, treating them as integers.


Language Details: Strings

Strings in an expression are a continuous series of letters, spaces, and escaped characters. Anything other than a letter or a space should be escaped by adding a \ in front of it.

Examples:

  • Desired string: "hello world" Expression string: "hello world"
  • Desired string: "a-b" Expression string: "a\-b"
  • Desired string: "a! b-~! c123'." Expression string: "a\! b\-\~\! c\1\2\3\'\."

Function Information

Expand to view details and available examples.

There are currently 67 meta functions.

See the Virindi Tank Changelog for the most recent additions.


testvar[1]

Description: Tests if a meta variable is defined. Returns true if it is, or false otherwise.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The variable name to test

Example: testvar[exampleVar]

getvar[1]

Description: Returns the value of a meta variable, or false if it is not defined.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The variable name to get

Example: getvar[exampleVar]

setvar[2]

Description: Sets the value of a meta variable.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (String): The variable name to set

Example: variables can be strings or integers

setvar[exampleVar, variable]

setvar[exampleVar, 1]

touchvar[1]

Description: Sets the value of a meta variable to false if the variable was previously undefined. Returns true if the variable was previously defined, or false otherwise.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The variable name to touch

Example: touchvar[exampleVar]

clearallvars[]

Description: Undefines all meta variables.
Parameter count: 0

clearvar[1]

Description: Undefines a single meta variable. Returns true if the variable was previously defined, otherwise false.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The variable name to clear

Example: clearvar[exampleVar]

getcharintprop[1]

Description: Returns a character intvalue property, or false if the property is not defined.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): IntValueKey property id.

getchardoubleprop[1]

Description: Returns a character doublevalue property, or false if the property is not defined.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): DoubleValueKey property id.

getcharquadprop[1]

Description: Returns a character quadvalue property, or false if the property is not defined. Because expression variables are doubles, precision will be lost if the value is greater than 2^53-1 (~9 quadrillion)

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): QuadValueKey property id

getcharboolprop[1]

Description: Returns a character boolvalue property, or false if the property is not defined.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): BoolValueKey property id

getcharstringprop[1]

Description: Returns a character stringvalue property, or false if the property is not defined.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): StringValueKey property id.

getisspellknown[1]

Description: Returns true if a given spell id is learned, or false otherwise.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number):The SpellId to query

getcancastspell_hunt[1]

Description: Queries if a spell can be cast using the current VTank settings. This examines scarab count, buffed skill, and presence in the spellbook. Skill is checked against SpellDiffExcessThreshold-Hunt.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number):The SpellId to query

getcancastspell_buff[1]

Description: Queries if a spell can be cast using the current VTank settings. This examines scarab count, buffed skill, and presence in the spellbook. Skill is checked against SpellDiffExcessThreshold-Buff.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number):The SpellId to query

getcharvital_base[1]

Description: Get the base value of the character's health, stamina, or mana.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): Which vital to examine. 1 = Health, 2 = Stamina, 3 = Mana.

getcharvital_current[1]

Description: Get the current value of the character's health, stamina, or mana.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): Which vital to examine. 1 = Health, 2 = Stamina, 3 = Mana.

getcharvital_buffedmax[1]

Description: Get the buffed maximum value of the character's health, stamina, or mana.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): Which vital to examine. 1 = Health, 2 = Stamina, 3 = Mana.

getcharskill_traininglevel[1]

Description: Get the character's current training level for a skill. 0 = Unusable, 1 = Untrained, 2 = Trained, 3 = Specialized.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): Which skillid to examine.

getcharskill_base[1]

Description: Get the character's base ability for a skill.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): Which skillid to examine.

getcharskill_buffed[1]

Description: Get the character's buffed ability for a skill.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): Which skillid to examine.

getplayerlandcell[0]

Description: Returns the landcell the player is currently standing in as a number, including the landblock portion
Parameter count: 0

getplayercoordinates[0]

Description: Returns the global 3d coordinates for the player's current location, based on the game physics prediction model. Returns a coordinates object.
Parameter count: 0

coordinategetns[1]

Description: Returns the north/south portion of a coordinates object as a number.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Coordinates): The coordinates object.

coordinategetwe[1]

Description: Returns the west/east portion of a coordinates object as a number.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Coordinates): The coordinates object.

coordinategetz[1]

Description: Returns the z (vertical) portion of a coordinates object as a number.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Coordinates): The coordinates object.

coordinatetostring[1]

Description: Returns the the string representation of a coordinates object.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Coordinates): The coordinates object.

coordinateparse[1]

Description: Builds a coordinates object from a string. It should be of the form '00.0N, 00.0W'. Z coordinates are not specified. Returns false in case of parse failure.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The coordinates string.

coordinatedistancewithz[2]

Description: Returns the 3d distance between two coordinates. The result is a number specified in meters.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (Coordinates): The first coordinates object.

Param 1 (Coordinates): The second coordinates object.

Example: Landscape Item Pickup Tutorial

coordinatedistanceflat[2]

Description: Returns the 2d distance between two coordinates. The result is a number specified in meters. Z coordinates are ignored.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (Coordinates): The first coordinates object.

Param 1 (Coordinates): The second coordinates object.

wobjectgetphysicscoordinates[1]

Description: Queries the game's physics prediction model for the coordinates of a given object. Returns a coordinates object.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to examine.

wobjectgetname[1]

Description: Returns the name string for a given world object.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to examine.

wobjectgetobjectclass[1]

Description: Returns the objectclass for a given world object, as a number.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to examine.

wobjectgettemplatetype[1]

Description: Returns the game template type for a given world object, as a number.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to examine.

wobjectgetisdooropen[1]

Description: Returns the a boolean indicating if a door object is open.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (WorldObject): The door world object to examine.

wobjectfindnearestmonster[0]

Description: Returns a world object for the nearest monster, or false if no monsters are visible. Ignores blacklisted monsters.
Parameter count: 0

wobjectfindnearestdoor[0]

Description: Returns a world object for the nearest door, or false if no doors are visible.

Parameter count: 0

Example: http://www.virindi.net/junk/door.jpg

wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[1]

Description: Returns a world object for the nearest object of a given class number, or false if no matching objects are visible.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The objectclass number to look for.

Notes: As of Virindi Tank 0.3.1.172 this function no longer returns the current player. It will return the nearest player to you.

wobjectfindininventorybytemplatetype[1]

Description: Returns a world object for the first inventory object of a given template type number, or false if no matching objects are visible.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The template type number to look for.

Example: http://www.virindi.net/junk/expr-usingtemplates.jpg

wobjectfindininventorybyname[1]

Description: Returns a world object for the first inventory object of a given name, or false if no matching objects are visible.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The item name to look for.

wobjectfindininventorybynamerx[1]

Description: Returns a world object for the first inventory object of a given name regex, or false if no matching objects are visible.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The item name to look for. This parameter is a regex.

wobjectgetselection[0]

Description: Returns a world object for the selected object, or false if nothing is selected.
Parameter count: 0

wobjectgetplayer[0]

Description: Returns a world object for the player. Parameter count: 0

wobjectfindnearestbynameandobjectclass[2]

Description: Returns a world object for the nearest object whose name matches a given regular expression and whose objectclass is a particular value.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (Number): The objectclass number to look for.

Param 1 (String): The name of the object to search for. This parameter is a regex.

actiontryselect[1]

Description: Attempts to select a world object.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to attempt to select.

Example: http://www.virindi.net/junk/select.jpg

actiontryuseitem[1]

Description: Attempts to use a world object by itself (like a potion or door).

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to attempt to use.

actiontryapplyitem[2]

Description: Attempts to use a world object on another world object. Returns false if failed and true if the attempt could possibly succeed.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to use first.

Param 1 (WorldObject): The world object to be used on.

actiontrygiveitem[2]

Description: Attempts to hand an item to a player or NPC. Returns false if failed and true if the attempt could possibly succeed.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (WorldObject): The world object to give.

Param 1 (WorldObject): The world object to be given to (ie. player or NPC).

actiontryequipanywand[0]

Description: Attempts to take one step towards equipping any wand from the current profile's items list. Returns true if a wand is already equipped, otherwise false.
Parameter count: 0

actiontrycastbyid[1]

Description: Attempts to cast a particular spell without a target (like a self spell). Checks the spell requirements as if it were a 'hunting' spell. If the character is not in magic mode, one step is taken towards equipping any wand. Returns 1 if the attempt has begun, 0 if the attempt has not yet been made, or 2 if the attempt is impossible.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The spell ID to cast.

actiontrycastbyidontarget[2]

Description: Attempts to cast a particular spell on a target WorldObject. Checks the spell requirements as if it were a 'hunting' spell. If the character is not in magic mode, one step is taken towards equipping any wand. Returns 1 if the attempt has begun, 0 if the attempt has not yet been made, or 2 if the attempt is impossible.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (Number): The spell ID to cast.

Param 1 (WorldObject): The object to target with the spell.

chatbox[1]

Description: Sends a string to the chatbox.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The string to send.

chatboxpaste[1]

Description: Pastes a partial string to the chatbox so that the user can complete typing it. Returns true if succeeded.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The string to send.

statushud[2]

Description: Updates an entry in the Virindi HUDs Status HUD.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (String): The key

Param 1 (String): The value

statushudcolored[2]

Description: Updates an entry in the Virindi HUDs Status HUD.

Parameter count: 3

Param 0 (String): The key

Param 1 (String): The value

Param 2 (String): The color, in RGB number format. For example, pure red is 16711680 (0xFF0000).

uigetcontrol[2]

Description: Gets a control reference for a control in a Meta View.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (String): The window name.

Param 1 (String): The control name.

uisetlabel[2]

Description: Sets the text label of a Meta View control. Works on Buttons.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (ViewControl): The control object.

Param 1 (String): The label text.

isfalse[1]

Description: Takes any type and returns true if and only if it is a number with value 0 (false). Returns false otherwise.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Any): The object to examine

istrue[1]

Description: Takes any type and returns true if and only if it is a number with a value other than 0 (true). Returns false otherwise.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Any): The object to examine

iif[3]

Description: Examines the first parameter. If it is true, the second parameter is returned. Otherwise, the third parameter is returned. (If the first parameter is not a number, the third parameter is returned.)

Parameter count: 3

Param 0 (Any): The object to examine

Param 1 (Any): What to return if the first parameter is true.

Param 2 (Any): What to return if the first parameter is not true

randint[2]

Description: Returns a random integer between min and (max - 1)

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (Number): Minimum

Param 1 (Number): Maximum

Example:

Randint[0,2] will return 0 or 1, but never 2.

Randint[5,10] will return 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, but never 10.

cstr[1]

Description: Converts a number to a string.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The number to convert

strlen[1]

Description: Returns the number of characters in a string, as a number.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The string to examine

getobjectinternaltype[1]

Description: Returns the internal typeid for a given object as a number. Values are: 0=none, 1=number, 3=string, 7=object.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Any): The object to examine

cstrf[2]

Description: Converts a number to a string using a specified format.

Parameter count: 2

Param 0 (Number): The number to convert

Param 1 (String): The format string to use. See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kfsatb94.aspx

stopwatchcreate[0]

Description: Creates and returns a stopwatch object. Counting is not started.

Parameter count: 0

Example: http://www.virindi.net/junk/stopwatch.jpg

stopwatchstart[1]

Description: Starts counting on a stopwatch. Returns the stopwatch

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Stopwatch): The stopwatch to start

stopwatchstop[1]

Description: Starts counting on a stopwatch. Returns the stopwatch.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Stopwatch): The stopwatch to stop

stopwatchelapsedseconds[1]

Description: Measures the number of seconds elapsed on a stopwatch.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Stopwatch): The stopwatch to query

cnumber[1]

Description: Converts a string to a number (floating point). Returns 0 if the format is invalid.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (String): The string to convert

floor[1]

Description: Determines the largest integer less than or equal to the input value.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The number

ceiling[1]

Description: Determines the smallest integer greater than or equal to the input value.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The number

round[1]

Description: Rounds a number to the nearest whole integer.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The number

abs[1]

Description: Determines the absolute value of a number.

Parameter count: 1

Param 0 (Number): The number

Object Properties

Vtank Object Prop Enums

ObjectClass
Unknown 0
MeleeWeapon 1
Armor 2
Clothing 3
Jewelry 4
Monster 5
Food 6
Money 7
Misc 8
MissileWeapon 9
Container 10
Gem 11
SpellComponent 12
Key 13
Portal 14
TradeNote 15
ManaStone 16
Plant 17
BaseCooking 18
BaseAlchemy 19
BaseFletching 20
CraftedCooking 21
CraftedAlchemy 22
CraftedFletching 23
Player 24
Vendor 25
Door 26
Corpse 27
Lifestone 28
HealingKit 29
Lockpick 30
WandStaffOrb 31
Bundle 32
Book 33
Journal 34
Sign 35
Housing 36
Npc 37
Foci 38
Salvage 39
Ust 40
Services 41
Scroll 42
CombatPet 43
NumObjectClasses 44
getcharintprop
Species 2
ContainerSlots 7
BurdenUnits 5
TotalValue(pyreal) 20
SkillCreditsAvail 24
Level 25
Rank 30
Deaths 43
DateOfBirth(unix) 98
Gender 11
Age(seconds) 125
XPForVPReduction 129
ChessRank 181
Heritage 188
FishingSkill 192
TitlesEarned 262
SocRibbonCount(CH) 287
SocRibbonCount(WEB) 288
SocRibbonCount(RB) 289
MeleeMastery 354
RangedMastery 355
SummoningMastery 362
Augmentations
Reinforcement of the Lugians 218
Bleeargh's Fortitude 219
Oswald's Enchantment 220
Siraluun's Blessing 221
Enduring Calm 222
Steadfast Will 223
Ciandra's Essence 224
Yoshi's Essence 225
Jibril's Essence 226
Celdiseth's Essence 227
Koga's Essence 228
Shadow of the Seventh Mule 229
Might of the Seventh Mule 230
Clutch of the Miser 231
Enduring Enchantment 232
Critical Protection 233
Quick Learner 234
Ciandra's Fortune 235
Charmed Smith 236
Innate Renewal 237
Archmage's Endurance 238
Total Resist Augs 239
Enhancement of the Blade Turner 240
Enhancement of the Arrow Turner 241
Enhancement of the Mace Turner 242
Caustic Enhancement 243
Fiery Enhancement 244
Icy Enhancement 245
Storm's Enhancement 246
Infused Creature Magic 294
Infused Item Magic 295
Infused Life Magic 296
Infused War Magic 297
Eye of the Remorseless 298
Hand of the Remorseless 299
Master of the Steel Circle 300
Master of the Focused Eye 301
Master of the Five Fold Path 302
Frenzy of the Slayer 309
Iron Skin of the Invincible 310
Jack of All Trades 326
Infused Void Magic 328
InfusedVoid 328
Luminance/Ratings
AuraValor 333
AuraProtection 334
AuraGlory 335
AuraTemperance 336
AuraAetheria 338
AuraManaFlow 339
AuraManaInfusion 340
AuraPurity 342
AuraCraftsman 343
AuraSpecialization 344
AuraWorld 365
HealBoost Rating(armor/jewelry) 376
Vitality Rating(armor/jewelry) 379
Total DmgRating 307
Total DmgResist 308
Total CritDmg 314
Total CritDmgResist 316
Total DmgResist from Lum (nali + seer) 334
Total CritDmgResist from Lum (nali + seer) 336
getcharquadprop
TotalExperience 1
UnassignedExperience 2
LuminancePointsCurrent 6
getcharstringprop
Name 1
Title 5
FellowshipName 10
MonarchName 21
Patron 35
DateBorn 43
MonarchyDescription 47
Skill IDs
Melee Defense 6
Missile Defense 7
Arcane Lore 14
Magic Defense 15
Mana Conversion 16
Item Tinkering 18
Assess Person 19
Deception 20
Healing 21
Jump 22
Lockpick 23
Run 24
Assess Creature 27
Weapon Tinkering 28
Armor Tinkering 29
Magic Item Tinkering 30
Creature Enchantment 31
Item Enchantment 32
Life Magic 33
War Magic 34
Leadership 35
Loyalty 36
Fletching 37
Alchemy 38
Cooking 39
Salvaging 40
Two-Handed Combat 41
Void 43
Heavy Weapons 44
Light Weapons 45
Finesse Weapons 46
Missile Weapons 47
Summoning 54

Examples

Test for proximity to any portal:

coordinatedistancewithz[wobjectgetphysicscoordinates[wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[14]],getplayercoordinates[]]<5


Check if you have any Aged or Durable Legendary Keys in your inventory:

getobjectinternaltype[wobjectfindininventorybynamerx[\^\(Aged\|Durable\) Legendary Key\$]]==7


Check if there is any object currently selected:

getobjectinternaltype[wobjectgetselection[]]==7


Save the selected items name in a variable:

setvar[keyName,wobjectgetname[wobjectgetselection[]]]


Combine items in inventory by name:

actiontryapplyitem[wobjectfindininventorybyname[itemName], wobjectfindininventorybyname[itemName]]


Combine items in inventory by template type:

actiontryapplyitem[wobjectfindininventorybytemplatetype[#],wobjectfindininventorybytemplatetype[#]]

Where # is the template type number. Use wobjectgettemplatetype[wobjectgetselection[]] to obtain the template type number from an object.


Select item in inventory by name:

actiontryselect[wobjectfindininventorybyname[itemName]]


Select Nearest Monster:

actiontryselect[wobjectfindnearestmonster[]]


Select World Object by ObjectClass:

actiontryselect[wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[#]] -- Where # is the object class


Select Nearest Vendor:

actiontryselect[wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[25]]


Select Nearest NPC:

actiontryselect[wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[37]]


Use Nearest Vendor:

actiontryuseitem[wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[25]]


Use Nearest NPC:

actiontryuseitem[wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[37]]


Use Nearest door:

actiontryuseitem[wobjectfindnearestdoor[]]


Use nearest portal:

actiontryuseitem[wobjectfindnearestbyobjectclass[14]]


Use a Massive Mana Charge on yourself by name:

actiontryapplyitem[wobjectfindininventorybyname[Massive Mana Charge], wobjectgetplayer[]]


Use a Mana Stone on yourself by template type:

actiontryapplyitem[wobjectfindininventorybytemplatetype[9060],wobjectgetplayer[]]


Use inventory item by template type:

actiontryuseitem[wobjectfindininventorybytemplatetype[#]]


Check if your luminance is full (1.5mil):

getcharquadprop[6]==1500000