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In-Game Names

In-game Names

This guide will teach you how to configure in-game names for either of our trader bots, be it Green Mountain Trader or Expansion Market, the process is the same

Wardog (opens in a new tab) was kind enough to provide a script that exports in-game item names to a usable JSON file - mapped by their class name - to a new file called items.export.json in your servers profiles folder. This script has been improved and refactored over time.

Keep in mind: The in-game names will be exported according to your system language. If your operating system's language is set to "Dutch" but you run an English server do not use this without changing your language settings first. To stop using the item-list functionality, use the /clear-item-list command

Defining the function

Place this code anywhere in your init.c file

void ExportItemsList()
    string type_name;
    string display_name;
    map<string, string> item_dict = new map<string, string>(); // store into a linked list for easy serialization
    // Add all paths to our array
    TStringArray cfgPaths = new TStringArray;
    cfgPaths.Insert( "CfgVehicles" );
    cfgPaths.Insert( "CfgWeapons" );
    cfgPaths.Insert( "CfgMagazines" );
    // Run on every cfgPath
    for (int x = 0; x < cfgPaths.Count(); ++x)
        int count = GetGame().ConfigGetChildrenCount(cfgPaths.Get(x)); // get count of all children
        for (int i = 0; i < count; i++) // loop over count
            GetGame().ConfigGetChildName(cfgPaths.Get(x), i, type_name); // resolve type name
            if (GetGame().ConfigGetInt(cfgPaths.Get(x) + " " + type_name + " scope") == 2) // only include public scope
                GetGame().ConfigGetText(cfgPaths.Get(x) + " " + type_name + " displayName", display_name); // get display name / in-game name
                item_dict[type_name] = display_name; // save the type:display-name as a key-value pair
    // save all data to file in server or client profile
    JsonFileLoader<map<string, string>>.JsonSaveFile("$profile:items.export.json", item_dict);

Calling the function

All we have to do is call ExportItemsList(); before the closing curly bracket in your void main() function

Where you call this function is important, notice the placement - just before the #main closing bracket, but after our economy was initialized
void main()
    // ...
    // All your main() code
    // ...
    // Export our items from mission's entry method
    // At the end of main(), just before the closing bracket

... And you're done!

The next time your server initiates it will generate a file called items.export.json file in your server's profiles folder (server start parameter), upload this with the /set-item-names command for the bot you're using