System PUI - Perfect Unit Indexing


master of fugue
There is more than one way to use PUI.
I will write a good tutorial on this when I get the time.

Version 4.1

EDIT: Tutorial


Cuz I can
(Standard trick in advanced vJass coding to increase speed of things)
And to decrease readability : /
Also, you don't need vJass nor advanced coding for it. It works with basic Jass aswell ; )

But yes, the 2 fewer context changes would make it a bit faster.

Does that give every single unit an unique custom value ? I am assuming GetUnitIndex(unit) is getting their custom value or something?

Kind of confused. Because if it is I could use this and make my stuff mui
GetUnitIndex( unit ) gives the unit a certain, unique custom value which then can be used as an array index for things you need to attach to the unit. However the custom value of the unit must not be changed again later.


Always Here..
No map is going to create over 2048 units that need an index on the map at the same time. The numbers are recycled, so really the limit doesn't mean much.

Any reason why this is not approved yet?


Also known as azwraith_ftL.
> Any reason why this is not approved yet?
Yes. Where is v4.2? :) I saw it in WC3C but it's not here?


Change can be a good thing
Staff member
yes.....thats the reason....

but seriously, even I use this now (BLURG!?!?!?), I think it is time...


Change can be a good thing
Staff member
or rather, your a GUI newb, as in, GUI users are noobs.... :)



Cool Member
This system already is extremely GUI friendly.
Set SomeUnit = <whatever unit>
Custom Script: set udg_AnInteger = GetUnitIndex(udg_SomeUnit)
However, I do think that you have greater problems in GUI than the ones this system solves.

Still, it makes MUI in GUI a lot easier.


New Member
1 more question:
If I use PUI I:
1) Can't use GetUnitUserData
2) Can use GetUnitIndex // or whatever u said


master of fugue
Is there any file or guide that I can read to see what's new in the version 5.0?

I like this system, but I want to know if it's worth replacing the old version with the new one.
Yet it is worth replacing because of new textmacros that make some things easier. You can find examples in demo map of course.
(besides system is 100% backwards compatible)
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