Timer Windows

Dave312

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Has anybody tried creating timer windows since HotS was released? It seems whenever I create them, the just don't seem to work properly. Below is the trigger I am using:
Trigger:
  • Create Timer
    • Events
    • Local Variables
    • Conditions
    • Actions
      • Timer - Start T as a One Shot timer that will expire in 300.0 Game Time seconds
      • Timer - Create a timer window for T, with the title "Time Left:", using Remaining time (initially Visible)
      • Variable - Set TW = (Last created timer window)
      • Timer - Set TW style to Horizontal Title And Time (use Remaining time)
      • Timer - Anchor TW to the Left of the screen, offset by (20, 0)
      • Timer - Show border for TW
      • Timer - Set TW height to 200

And what the window looks like in game:
Screenshot2013-04-13 09_45_18.jpg

As you can see, the timer window get created, and it counts down. However the title is always on top with the time underneath despite setting the style to Horizontal. And the value for the time is always positioned outside the border. If I increase the height of the window, the spacing between the title and the time just increases. I have tried creating this trigger in a new map and it still gets created like this.
 

Siretu

Starcraft 2 Editor Moderator
Staff member
Every time I want a timer related behavior, I start out with timer windows and every time the support for them looks a little better than last time I used them but every time I end up disappointed by their limited API and so I use dialogs instead.

Unfortunately, this isn't much help to you and I'm sorry that I'm replying when I dont actually have a solution for your problem. My only small idea is that you could look for a campaign map that uses timers and see how it does it.
 

X-maul

AKA: Demtrod
I also stumpled into this problem, I solved it as Siretu suggests, using a dialog instead, it's a fairly simple way to do it, just create a dialog, and a label, and have a repeat action that updates and then a 1 second wait.

I know this is not the most efficient way to do it, but untill the timers are fixed, I have settled for this.
 

Dave312

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Thanks guys. I originally used a dialog to create the timer window because there was no support for changing the anchor location of the window at that time. Since there is now support for this, I was hoping to delete my dialog and just use the standard timer window.
 

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