Oolite JavaScript Reference: World script event handlers

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This page provides a list of event handlers which can be implemented inside world scripts JavaScript scripts for Oolite. Additionally, ship script handlers called on the player's ship will cause an equivalent world script event.

Most event handlers can be used both in world scripts and in ship scripts. Generally speaking, handlers starting with "ship" can be used for both scripts and those starting with "player" are meant only for the player (= can only be used in a world script). Exceptions on this rule are mentioned with the individual handlers below.

World scripts can be either found inside Config\script.js, or be distinctly named .js files inside the Scripts directory - in the latter case, the worldScript.plist will list the active world scripts.

World scripts are always active.

The list of event handlers will change from version to version (usually additions of extra handlers). For this reason, any variables or functions you create as this.variable should have a name beginning with '_' or '$' - e.g. this._variable or this.$variable - to avoid potential conflicts with future event handlers (which will never start with '_' or '$').

Contents

Game State

gamePaused

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.81.

This event is called when the game is paused. This is mainly useful for pausing sound playback which should not continue while the game is paused.

this.gamePaused = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

gameResumed

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.81.

This event is called when the game is resumed from pause. This is mainly useful for resuming sound playback paused in a gamePaused handler.

this.gameResumed = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

playerWillSaveGame

The playerWillSaveGame handler is called whenever the player saves a game. The transferred message is one of the following strings: 'standardSave', 'autoSave' or 'quickSave'

this.playerWillSaveGame = function(message : String)
{
     // Your code here
}

Using this event is useful for storing temporary variables in missionVariables, just before the game gets saved. missionVariables are slow in use compared to normal JS variables, therefor their use should be minimised for efficient code. The main benefit of using missionVariables is that they are saved in a saved game.

startUp

The startUp handler is called after all OXPs have been loaded. This also means that it is called every time the player loads a game, begins a new game or presses space after dying. It can be used to do one-off initialisation such as copying mission variables into this.* properties for efficiency or setting up data arrays to be used by the script in other handlers. (world script only)

this.startUp = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

Note that from Oolite 1.79 onwards the player will be in the main station while this function is run, but may be moved from there to another station soon after.

startUpComplete

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.79.

The startUpComplete handler is run at game startup after the initial population of the system has been complete, and after the player has been moved to the station recorded in their save game. The order of world events at game start is therefore:

  • startUp
  • systemWillPopulate (or an alternative handler specified by the system info)
  • startUpComplete

Docking

shipWillDockWithStation

The shipWillDockWithStation handler is called at the beginning of the docking tunnel effect.

this.shipWillDockWithStation = function(station)
{
     // Your code here
}

At this moment "ship.dockedStation == null", "ship.docked == true", "ship.status == STATUS_DOCKING"


shipDockedWithStation

The shipDockedWithStation handler is called at the end of the docking tunnel effect.

this.shipDockedWithStation = function(station)
{
     // Your code here
}

At this moment "ship.dockedStation == the station", "ship.docked == true", "ship.status == STATUS_DOCKED" and "gui_screen" is either GUI_SCREEN_STATUS or GUI_SCREEN_REPORT. However, any identical handler from an other oxp could have changed those values. Never count on it but double check when important.

shipWillLaunchFromStation

The shipWillLaunchFromStation handler is called at the beginning of the launch tunnel effect.

this.shipWillLaunchFromStation = function(station)
{
     // Your code here
}

At this moment "ship.dockedStation == the station", "ship.docked == false", "ship.status == STATUS_LAUNCHING".

shipLaunchedFromStation

The shipLaunchedFromStation handler is called at the end of the launch tunnel effect.

this.shipLaunchedFromStation = function(station)
{
     // Your code here
}

At this moment "ship.dockedStation == null", "ship.docked == false", "ship.status == STATUS_IN_FLIGHT".

playerStartedAutoPilot

The playerStartedAutoPilot handler is called when the player starts autopilot docking. It is not called for the instantaneous dock command.

this.playerStartedAutoPilot = function()
{
     // Your code here
}


playerCancelledAutoPilot

The playerCancelledAutoPilot handler is called when the player cancels autopilot docking.

this.playerCancelledAutoPilot = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

playerDockingClearanceCancelled

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.85.

The playerDockingClearanceCancelled handler is called when the player withdraws their request to dock at a station.

this.playerDockingClearanceCancelled = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

playerDockingClearanceExpired

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.83.

The playerDockingClearanceExpired handler is called when the player exceeds the two minute window without requesting an extension

this.playerDockingClearanceExpired = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

playerDockingClearanceGranted

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.85.

The playerDockingClearanceGranted handler is called when the player is given permission to dock at a station. If the player is given immediate clearance to dock, this event will be called immediately after the playerRequestedDockingClearance event. If, however, the station is unable to give immediate clearance, then there will be some delay between the request to dock and permission being granted. This event will be called when the station actually gives docking clearance.

this.playerDockingClearanceGranted = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

playerDockingRefused

The playerDockingRefused handler is called when a station refuses to provide autopilot docking instructions.

this.playerDockingRefused = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

playerRequestedDockingClearance

The playerRequestedDockingClearance handler is called when a station answers on a docking request of the player by targeting the station and pressing L (shift-l).

this.playerRequestedDockingClearance = function(message)
{
     // Your code here
}

Message is a string and can take the values: "DOCKING_CLEARANCE_GRANTED", "DOCKING_CLEARANCE_DENIED_TRAFFIC_OUTBOUND", "DOCKING_CLEARANCE_DENIED_TRAFFIC_INBOUND", "DOCKING_CLEARANCE_DENIED_SHIP_FUGITIVE", "DOCKING_CLEARANCE_NOT_REQUIRED", "DOCKING_CLEARANCE_EXTENDED" or "DOCKING_CLEARANCE_CANCELLED".

playerRescuedEscapePod

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.81.

The playerRescuedEscapePod handler is called when the player rescues an escape pod which does not have scripted content (all consequences of scripted content escape pods are assumed to be dealt with by the specified script instead). It has three parameters:

  1. the rescue fee, in decicredits
  2. the fee reason, which can be "insurance", "bounty" or "slave" (in the latter case, the fee will always be zero)
  3. a dictionary like those in the ship.crew property describing the pod occupant
this.playerRescuedEscapePod = function(fee, reason, occupant)
{
    // Your code here
}

This method is called after the escape pod has been processed, but slightly before the arrival report screen giving the results of the processing is displayed to the player.

playerCompletedContract

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.81.

The playerCompletedContract handler is called when a passenger, parcel or cargo contract ends, either successfully or by defaulting on it. It is not called when all contracts are cancelled on a galactic jump. It has four parameters:

  1. The type of contract, which can be "cargo", "parcel" or "passenger"
  2. The result of the contract, which can be "success", "late", "failed", or for cargo contracts only "short"
  3. The fee paid for the contract in decicredits
  4. The contract information dictionary

Note that the fee actually paid for the contract will often not match the originally agreed fee in the contract information dictionary, as penalties for late delivery or bonuses for good service are included in the fee parameter.

this.playerCompletedContract = function(type, result, fee, contract)
{
    // Your code here
}

This method is called after the contract has been processed, but slightly before the arrival report screen giving the results of the processing is displayed to the player.

playerEnteredContract

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.81.

The playerEnteredContract handler is called when a passenger, parcel or cargo contract starts, just after the items have been transferred to the player ship. It has two parameters:

  1. The type of contract, which can be "cargo", "parcel" or "passenger"
  2. The contract information dictionary
this.playerEnteredContract = function(type, contract)
{
    // Your code here
}

Witchspace Jumps

playerStartedJumpCountdown

The playerStartedJumpCountdown handler is called when the user starts a witchspace or galactic witchspace jump countdown. The type parameter is a string specifying which type of jump is occuring; currently, the possible values are “standard” and “galactic”. Other values may be added in future. The seconds parameter is a number specifying the number of seconds the countdown is running for.

this.playerStartedJumpCountdown = function(type, seconds)
{
     // Your code here
}

playerCancelledJumpCountdown

The playerCancelledJumpCountdown handler is called when the user cancels a witchspace or galactic witchspace jump countdown.

this.playerCancelledJumpCountdown = function()
{
     // Your code here
}


playerJumpFailed

The playerJumpFailed handler is called at the end of a witchspace or galactic witchspace countdown, if the jump is not possible. The reason parameter is a string specifying why the jump failed. The current values are:

  • "insufficient fuel" - the ship no longer has enough fuel to make the jump (e.g. injector use or fuel leak).
  • "blocked" - a heavy ship is near the player (specifically object mass / object distance2 >= 10.0, and object distance <= scanner range).
  • "malfunction" - the jump malfunctioned in a way that leaves the player ship in the current system.
  • "malfunction" - the Galactic Hyperdrive is damaged or removed during a galactic jump countdown.

Also theoretically possible but unlikely in current Oolite:

  • "too far" - the jump destination is outside the 7LY range (but wasn't when the countdown started).
  • "no target" - the jump destination is the current location (but wasn't when the countdown started).
this.playerJumpFailed = function(reason)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipWillEnterWitchspace

The shipWillEnterWitchspace handler is called immediately before a witchspace jump, while the player is still in the starting system. The cause parameter is a string specifying what sort of jump is occuring; currently, the possible values are “standard jump”, “galactic jump” and “wormhole”. Other values may be added in future.

// 1.80 or earlier
this.shipWillEnterWitchspace = function(cause)
{
     // Your code here
}

In 1.81 or later the handler gains a second parameter, describing the jump destination. For standard and wormhole jumps, this will be the system ID of the destination system. For galactic jumps, this will be the galaxy ID of the destination galaxy. (As player.ship.galacticHyperspaceBehaviour may be changed during shipWillEnterWitchspace, it is not possible to predict in advance of a galactic jump being made what the resulting system ID in the destination galaxy will be)

// 1.81 or later
this.shipWillEnterWitchspace = function(cause, destination)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipWillExitWitchspace

The shipWillExitWitchspace handler is called as a witchspace jump concludes. When it is called, the player is (from a program perspective) in the destination system, but the tunnel effect has not yet been shown. Use this event to set up elements which need to be present in-system after the player exits witchspace.

this.shipWillExitWitchspace = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

shipExitedWitchspace

The shipExitedWitchspace handler is called after a witchspace jump has concluded and the tunnel effect has been shown.

this.shipExitedWitchspace = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

playerEnteredNewGalaxy

The playerEnteredNewGalaxy handler is called just before shipWillExitWitchspace.

the sequence of events for a player jumping to a different galaxy is as follows:

shipWillEnterWitchspace (world event)
playerWillEnterWitchspace (NPC ship event)
playerEnteredNewGalaxy (world event)
shipWillExitWitchspace (world event)
shipExitedWitchspace (world event)

this.playerEnteredNewGalaxy = function(galaxyNumber)
{
     // Your code here
}

Enter/Exit Aegis

shipEnteredStationAegis

The shipEnteredStationAegis handler is called when the player enters the aegis of the main-station (2x scanner range from main-station). Other stations than the main-station don't give aegis messages.

this.shipEnteredStationAegis = function(station)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipExitedStationAegis

The shipExitedStationAegis handler is called when the player leaves the aegis of the main-station (2x scanner range from main-station).

this.shipExitedStationAegis = function(station)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipEnteredPlanetaryVicinity

The shipEnteredPlanetaryVicinity handler is called when the player enters the planet aegis (3x planet radius).

this.shipEnteredPlanetaryVicinity = function(planet)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipExitedPlanetaryVicinity

The shipExitedPlanetaryVicinity handler is called when the player leaves the planet aegis (3x planet radius).

this.shipExitedPlanetaryVicinity = function(planet)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipApproachingPlanetSurface

The shipApproachingPlanetSurface handler is called when the player is very close to the planet (crosses a border ± 500 meter above the surface).

this.shipApproachingPlanetSurface = function(planet)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipLeavingPlanetSurface

The shipLeavingPlanetSurface handler is called when the player leaves the planet (crosses a border ± 500 meter above the surface).

this.shipLeavingPlanetSurface = function(planet)
{
     // Your code here
}

Combat

alertConditionChanged

The alertConditionChanged handler is called when the player’s alert status (player.alertCondition) changes. Only the player and stations have an alert condition. (world script and station scripts)

this.alertConditionChanged = function(newCondition, oldCondition)
{
     // Your code here
}

playerTargetedMissile

The playerTargetedMissile handler is called when the player targets the nearest missile by pressing T (shift-t) on the keybord.

this.playerTargetedMissile = function(missile)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipAttackedOther

The shipAttackedOther handler is called when the player hits another with a laser shot. other is the identity of the ship being hit.

this.shipAttackedOther = function(other)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipAttackedWithMissile

The shipAttackedWithMissile handler is called when a missile is fired. missile contains the missile entity and whom the identity of the ship that launched the missile.

this.shipAttackedWithMissile = function(missile, whom)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipBeingAttacked

The shipBeingAttacked handler is called when a laser shot hits. whom the identity of the ship that attacked.

this.shipBeingAttacked = function(whom)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipBeingAttackedByCloaked

The shipBeingAttackedByCloaked handler is called when a laser shot from a cloaked ship hits. Guess what, there is no parameter because he is cloaked!

this.shipBeingAttackedByCloaked = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

shipKilledOther

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.75.

The shipKilledOther handler is called when a ship kills an other ship. whom the identity of the ship that was killed. damageType is the type of damage.

this.shipKilledOther = function(whom : ship, damageType : string)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipReleasedEquipment

The shipReleasedEquipment handler is called when a ship launches a mine (a pylon-mounted equipment item whose key ends with "_MINE"). mine contains the launched mine entity.

this.shipReleasedEquipment = function(mine)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipTargetDestroyed

The shipTargetDestroyed handler is called when the target gets destroyed by the player. target contains the destroyed target entity. This command is always preceded by the shipTargetLost handler.

this.shipTargetDestroyed = function(target)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipDied

The shipDied handler is called when the ship or player dies. Expect a reset() shortly when it is the player ship.

this.shipDied = function(whom, why)
{
     // Your code here
}

whom contains the entity that caused the kill. why is the cause written as string and is one of: "removed", "hit a planet", "energy damage", "scrape damage", "heat damage", "cascade weapon".
("cascade weapon" is new in 1.74 and "removed" / "energy damage" were accidentally switched in 1.73)


shipFiredMissile

The shipFiredMissile handler is called when a missile is fired. missile contains the missile entity and target the identity of the target. The handler is send to the ship that launched the missile.

this.shipFiredMissile = function(missile, target)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipTargetLost

The shipTargetLost handler is called when the target gets lost. target contains the lost target entity.

this.shipTargetLost = function(target)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipTargetCloaked

The shipTargetCloaked handler is called when the target cloakes.

this.shipTargetCloaked = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

weaponsSystemsToggled

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.85.

The weaponsSystemsToggled handler is called whenever the player toggles their weapons systems on or off. The state parameter contains the new state of the weapons systems

this.weaponsSystemsToggled = function(state : boolean)
{
     // Your code here
}

Equipment and Cargo

equipmentAdded

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.81.

The equipmentAdded handler is called whenever the player ship gains an item of equipment. This includes "gaining" of EQ_SOMETHING_DAMAGED when an EQ_SOMETHING is damaged. This event will fire regardless of the reason for the equipment being added to the ship.

this.equipmentAdded = function(equipmentKey)
{
      // Your code here
}

This is often more convenient than monitoring both equipmentRepaired and playerBoughtEquipment, and will also detect equipment addition by script.

equipmentDamaged

The equipmentDamaged handler is called when equipment gets damaged. (world script only)

this.equipmentDamaged = function(equipment)
{
     // Your code here
}

equipmentRemoved

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.81.

The equipmentRemoved handler is called whenever the player ship loses an item of equipment. This includes "losing" of EQ_SOMETHING_DAMAGED when an EQ_SOMETHING is repaired. This event will fire regardless of the reason for the equipment being removed from the ship.

this.equipmentRemoved = function(equipmentKey)
{
      // Your code here
}

equipmentRepaired

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.77.

The equipmentRepaired handler is called when equipment gets repaired. (world script only)

this.equipmentRepaired = function(equipment)
{
     // Your code here
}

playerBoughtCargo

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.77.

The playerBoughtCargo handler is called when cargo is bought at the market screen. commodity contains the non-localised name for the cargo. You can get the localised name using expandDescription("[commodity-name "+commodity+"]");. price is price per unit in tenths of a credit.

this.playerBoughtCargo = function(commodity, units, price)
{
     // Your code here
}

playerBoughtEquipment

The playerBoughtEquipment handler is called when equipment is bought at the outfit screen.

this.playerBoughtEquipment = function(equipment, paid)
{
     // Your code here
}

The 'paid' parameter is added from 1.89 onwards. This is the amount of credits the player paid for the equipment, including any refunds that might have been applied during the purchase (eg when purchasing a laser and installing it in a position where a laser is already fitted, the cost of the current laser will be refunded to the player during the purchase).

playerBoughtNewShip

The playerBoughtNewShip handler is called when a new ship is bought. May be needed to re-evaluate the old equipment as buying a new ship does not trigger equipment removal.

this.playerBoughtNewShip = function(ship, price)
{
     // Your code here
}

The 'price' parameter is added from 1.81 onwards. It is the cost of the ship (not counting any trade-in value of the player's old ship) in credits, or zero for changes using player.replaceShip

Note: In a future release of Oolite, playerBoughtNewShip will no longer be fired when the ship is replaced using the player.replaceShip function. Instead, the playerReplacedShip event should be used. At the moment, both events (playerBoughtNewShip and playerReplacedShip) will fire.

See also: playerWillBuyNewShip

playerChangedPrimedEquipment

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.85.

The playerChangedPrimedEquipment handler is called whenever the player changes the currently primed equipment (either with shift-n or ctrl-shift-n). The equipment key of the newly primed equipment will be passed as an argument.

this.playerChangedPrimedEquipment = function(equipmentKey)
{
     // Your code here
}

playerReplacedShip

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.89.

The playerReplacedShip handler is called when the player ship is replaced via the JS method player.replaceShip. May be needed to re-evaluate the old equipment as replacing a ship does not trigger equipment removal.

this.playerReplacedShip = function(ship)
{
     // Your code here
}

See also: playerWillReplaceShip

playerSoldCargo

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.77.

The playerSoldCargo handler is called when cargo is sold at the market screen. commodity contains the non-localised name for the cargo. You can get the localised name using expandDescription("[commodity-name "+commodity+"]");. price is price per unit in tenths of a credit.

this.playerSoldCargo = function(commodity, units, price)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipScoopedFuel

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.77.

The shipScoopedFuel handler is called whenever the player's ship transfers 0.1LY of fuel from the scoops to the tank.

this.shipScoopedFuel = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

shipScoopedOther

The shipScoopedOther handler is called when a ship scoops cargo. The scooped item is transferred as argument.
If the cargo is scripted cargo, but not otherwise, then the scooped cargo itself gets the handler shipWasScooped with the scooper as argument.

this.shipScoopedOther = function(whom)
{
     // Your code here
}

playerWillBuyNewShip

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.89.

The playerWillBuyNewShip handler is called just before a new ship is bought. May be needed to re-evaluate the old equipment as buying a new ship does not trigger equipment removal.

this.playerWillBuyNewShip = function(dataKey, shipyard, price, tradeIn)
{
     // Your code here
}

dataKey is the shipdata.plist dataKey for the ship being purchased.

shipyard is a dictionary object containing details about the ship being purchased, with information similar to the following:

{
   short_description: "Python: Plus Galactic Hyperdrive. Extra Energy Unit. Docking Computers. E.C.M. System. Forward weapon upgraded to military laser. Price 215 000 ₢.",
   shipdata_key: "python-player",
   id: "675b6b-c60a74",
   price: 215000,
   ship: {
     ...shipdata.plist details of ship...
   },
   personality: 9807,
   extras: ["EQ_GAL_DRIVE", "EQ_FUEL_SCOOPS", "EQ_ENERGY_UNIT", "EQ_FUEL_INJECTION", "EQ_DOCK_COMP", "EQ_ECM"]
}

price is the amount being paid the for ship.

tradeIn is the trade in value of the current ship.

See also: playerBoughtNewShip

playerWillReplaceShip

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.89.

The playerWillReplaceShip handler is called just before a ship is replaced using the player.replaceShip function. May be needed to re-evaluate the old equipment as buying a new ship does not trigger equipment removal.

this.playerWillReplaceShip = function(dataKey)
{
     // Your code here
}

dataKey is the shipdata.plist dataKey for the ship being purchased.

See also: playerReplacedShip

Other

chartHightlightModeChanged

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.87.

The chartHighlightModeChanged handler is called whenever the highlight mode of the galactic chart is changed, either manually (from player input), or programmatically (by code setting the mode with player.ship.chartHightlightMode. "newMode" is the new mode of the chart highlight, and will be one of the following:

OOLRC_MODE_SUNCOLOR
OOLRC_MODE_ECONOMY
OOLRC_MODE_GOVERNMENT
OOLRC_MODE_TECHLEVEL
this.chartHightlightModeChanged = function(newMode)
{
     // Your code here
}

compassTargetChanged

The compassTargetChanged handler is called when a new target is selected. Mode can be any of the following:

COMPASS_MODE_BASIC
COMPASS_MODE_PLANET
COMPASS_MODE_STATION
COMPASS_MODE_SUN
COMPASS_MODE_TARGET
COMPASS_MODE_BEACONS

script example

this.compassTargetChanged = function(whom, mode)
{
     log(' Now targeting ' + whom);
     // Your code here
}

dayChanged

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.77.

The dayChanged handler is called each time a new day starts. At very low frame rates while the clock is updating, it is possible for this handler to be called twice in the same frame. Therefore, clock.days will not be correct for one of the calls. Use the day number passed to the function instead.

this.dayChanged = function(newday)
{
     // Your code here
}

escapePodSequenceOver

The escapePodSequenceOver handler is called at the end of the escape pod sequence, after the shipLaunchedEscapePod event and just prior to the shipWillDockWithStation and shipDockedWithStation events.

Use this function if you need to override the destination for the escape pod with the player method player.setEscapePodDestination().

this.escapePodSequenceOver = function() 
{
     // Your code here
}

guiScreenChanged

The guiScreenChanged handler is called when the guiScreen changes. "from" is the screen it is changing from and "to" is the screen were it initially switched to. Note that the screen can have changed again in the meantime by the action of other oxps. Therefor, it will generally better to test for the global guiScreen to see which page is really on display instead of using the "to" parameter. (world script only)
This handler will not fire for every screen the player can switch to, but only when switching to any of the following screens:

1.76: GUI_SCREEN_MAIN, GUI_SCREEN_STATUS, GUI_SCREEN_MANIFEST, GUI_SCREEN_SYSTEM_DATA, GUI_SCREEN_OPTIONS, GUI_SCREEN_EQUIP_SHIP, GUI_SCREEN_SHIPYARD, GUI_SCREEN_SHORT_RANGE_CHART, GUI_SCREEN_LONG_RANGE_CHART, GUI_SCREEN_MARKET, GUI_SCREEN_CONTRACTS, GUI_SCREEN_REPORT

1.77: adds GUI_SCREEN_INTERFACES and removes GUI_SCREEN_CONTRACTS

this.guiScreenChanged = function(to, from)
{
     // Your code here
}

guiScreenWillChange

The guiScreenWillChange handler is called when the guiScreen is about to change. It only fires for the screens: GUI_SCREEN_EQUIP_SHIP, GUI_SCREEN_MANIFEST, GUI_SCREEN_MARKET, GUI_SCREEN_SHIPYARD and GUI_SCREEN_SYSTEM_DATA (in 1.77, also GUI_SCREEN_STATUS). On these screens a script could change the content of the page to be displayed. (world script only)

this.guiScreenWillChange = function(to, from)
{
     // Your code here
}

infoSystemChanged

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.83.

The infoSystemChanged handler is called when the system displayed in F7 is changed, e.g. by moving the small blue cursor along the planned route in the chart.

this.infoSystemChanged = function(to, from)
{
     // Your code here
}

infoSystemWillChange

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.85.

The infoSystemWChange handler is called just before the system displayed in F7 is updated, e.g. by moving the small blue cursor along the planned route in the chart.

this.infoSystemWillChange = function(to, from)
{
     // Your code here
}

mfdKeyChanged

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.85.

The mfdKeyChanged handler is called whenever the player changes the content of an MFD slot. The activeMFD parameter identifies which MFD slot is being changed, and the mfdKey specifies the key code now in use in this slot.

this.mfdKeyChanged = function(activeMFD : integer, mfdKey : string)
{
     // Your code here
}

See also: PlayerShip.setMultiFunctionDisplay()

missionChoiceWasReset

The missionChoiceWasReset handler is called when the mission choice is set to null via script (either using the legacy script method resetMissionChice, or using mission.choice = null; in javascript)

this.missionChoiceWasReset= function()
{
     // Your code here
}

missionScreenEnded

The missionScreenEnded handler is called when the missionscreen ends. Note that an other script may have put up a new missionscreen in the meantime. (world script only)

this.missionScreenEnded = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

missionScreenOpportunity

The missionScreenOpportunity handler is called if there are no mission / report screens active, and the player is docked to a station. It gets fired at game startup, upon docking, and after a docking report or previous mission screen has ended. (world script only)

this.missionScreenOpportunity= function()
{
     // Your code here
}

This handler works a bit different as other handlers. It fires for every installed oxp, until an oxp creates a mission screen during this handler. Than it stops. When the mission screen ends and there is no callback function that created a new mission screen, than the missionScreenOpportunity is send again to all installed oxps, starting with the oxp that used the mission screen as last one. All this means that when this handler fires, it is safe to show a mission screen and no further test are needed.

reportScreenEnded

The reportScreenEnded handler is called when the last arrival-report screen ends. This is a screen that should not be written by a missionscreen. The code should wait until this eventhandler fires. Note that an other script may have put up a new missionscreen in the meantime. (world script only)

this.reportScreenEnded = function()
{
     // Your code here
}

selectedMFDChanged

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.85.

The selectedMFDChanged handler is send whenever the player selects a new MFD slot (normally using the default keypress ";"). The activeMFD paramater is the index of the MFD which is now active.

this.selectedMFDChanged = function(activeMFD : integer)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipCollided

The shipCollided handler is send after a collision with otherShip.

this.shipCollided = function(otherShip)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipSpawned

The shipSpawned handler is called after an NPC ship has been added to the system. After a witchspace jump it means that first all ships are added to the system, then all the relevant shipSpawned events are triggered.
This handler for the worldScript is new since Oolite 1.74. After the event is sent to the shipScript, it is now also send to the worldScript with the added entity as argument.

this.shipSpawned = function(ship)
{
     // Your code here
}

shipLaunchedEscapePod

The shipLaunchedEscapePod handler is called when the player bails out. This will be followed by the escapePodSequenceOver event, and then a shipWillDockWithStation()/shipDockedWithStation() pair after a few seconds.

this.shipLaunchedEscapePod = function(escapepod)
{
     // Your code here
}

systemInformationChanged

This method was added in Oolite test release 1.79.

The systemInformationChanged handler is called when system information is modified. It is passed the galaxy and system ID which were changed, and the key and new value in the SystemInfo object.

To avoid problems with recursion, attempting to change the value of any system information property from within this function will fail and log an error. Also note that changes which take place while Oolite is not running (from OXP planetinfo.plist files) will not cause this handler to be called when the game is reloaded.

this.systemInformationChanged = function(galaxy,system,key,newValue)
{
     // Your code here
}

viewDirectionChanged

The viewDirectionChanged handler is called when the player view changes, with a string to indicate which view the player is facing. Amongst its possible values are "VIEW_FORWARD", "VIEW_AFT", "VIEW_PORT", "VIEW_STARBOARD", "VIEW_CUSTOM", "VIEW_GUI_DISPLAY".

this.viewDirectionChanged = function(viewString)
{
  if (viewString == "VIEW_PORT")
  {
     // Your code here
  }
}

System population

In Oolite 1.79 and later, functions are called to populate and repopulate the system. These functions do not have fixed names, as they depend on the system, but otherwise act like normal worldscript functions. The populator page has more documentation on these functions.

Defunct

equipmentDestroyed

Handler no longer exists in current stable version 1.80

The equipmentDestroyed handler is called when equipment gets destroyed completely beyond repair. (in strict mode, 1.77 or earlier only) (world script only)

this.equipmentDestroyed = function(equipment)
{
     // Your code here
}

tickle (removed in 1.77)

The tickle handler is called periodically-ish, whenever the old plist scripts are updated. tickle() is deprecated. In new code, use appropriate event handlers or timers instead.

Missing Events

All the initially planned events have been implemented in 1.74.

If there are other events you would like to be able to respond to, please write a request on the forum.

See also: ship script event handlers