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Old 03-25-2012 , 13:15   Closer Timer?
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Hello!
I need a timer for a climb-server that calculates the time between start and end.
I think about a timer that trigger all 0.1 seconds and calculate per player the current playtime.
This is very computationally intensive for the server, therefore i think its not good.
How can i realize that?
I need a value with double-digit seconds, for example 10.23 seconds.
In PHP i would realize that with microtime(), but i don't found a function like that in SourcePAWN.
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Old 03-25-2012 , 13:32   Re: Closer Timer?
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Use GetEngineTime(). You might want to use GetTickInterval() and the forward OnGameFrame() too.
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Old 03-25-2012 , 16:24   Re: Closer Timer?
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The most accurate time you can get is with GetGameTime().
GetEngineTime() should only be used for profiling as stated in the API.
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Old 03-25-2012 , 19:11   Re: Closer Timer?
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But GetGameTime() returns not the milliseconds, right?
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Old 03-25-2012 , 22:23   Re: Closer Timer?
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The most accurate time you can get is with GetGameTime().
GetEngineTime() should only be used for profiling as stated in the API.
Where in the API ?

It is not under GetEngineTime() nor GetGameTime(). I also searched GetGameTime in the wiki and didn't find anything...
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Old 03-25-2012 , 22:28   Re: Closer Timer?
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http://docs.sourcemod.net/api/index....ad=show&id=99&
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Old 03-25-2012 , 22:31   Re: Closer Timer?
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The functions aren't mentioned in the wiki.

Float:GetEngineTime()
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Returns a high-precision time value for profiling the engine.
Float:GetGameTime()
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Returns the game time based on the game tick.
Edit: looks like necavi beat me to it

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Old 03-26-2012 , 00:36   Re: Closer Timer?
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The most accurate time you can get is with GetGameTime().
GetEngineTime() should only be used for profiling as stated in the API.
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http://docs.sourcemod.net/api/index....ad=show&id=99&
Returns a high-precision time value for profiling the engine.
(doc) For profiling the engine != (berni) only for profiling the engine...
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Old 03-26-2012 , 04:45   Re: Closer Timer?
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(doc) For profiling the engine != (berni) only for profiling the engine...
erm do you see other use cases mentioned ? no ? me neither.

The reason why you can't get more accurate than GetGameTime() is because the game is based on frames. The frame rate resolution is usually around ~60 frames / second. 60 frames / second => each 0,0166 seconds a frame is processed. The origin of a player is only updated each frame, there is nothing inbetween. GetEngineTime() is much more accurate, but this accuracy is pretty useless for game stuff because you can only call this function when a frame is processed.

GetGameTime() is what is used in the game's code also internally, it has a resolution of 1 / framerate.
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