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10/21/18, 01:44 PM   #1
TheIvoryKitty
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Create a File at Login

Hey guys. I've never written an add-on before. I am trying to find out whether I can write a file out (externally) on character login. I tried to do something like this:

function MyAddon:Initialize()
file = nil
file = io.open("../test.txt", "w")
file:write("test me!")
file:close()
end

But I receive a nil error, so, apparently something about that is not correct. I code in Java for a living; don't really know anything about LUA. Any help would be appreciated!
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10/21/18, 01:57 PM   #2
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The game doesn't allow direct filesystem access for obvious security reasons and also because ZOS doesn't want addons to communicate with external services in real time.
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10/21/18, 02:37 PM   #3
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You are only able to use ZO_SavedVars to write to a predefined SV file in the Elder Scrolls Online/live/SsavedVariables folder.
This file will be written upon /reloadui, /logout ingame.
So again: There is no real-time update possible.

Check the esoui wiki for SavedVariables:
https://wiki.esoui.com/Circonians_Sa...ables_Tutorial

Or the forums, e.g. this thread:
https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthr...t=ZO_SavedVars
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10/21/18, 05:43 PM   #4
TheIvoryKitty
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Originally Posted by Baertram View Post
You are only able to use ZO_SavedVars to write to a predefined SV file in the Elder Scrolls Online/live/SsavedVariables folder.
This file will be written upon /reloadui, /logout ingame.
So again: There is no real-time update possible.

Check the esoui wiki for SavedVariables:
https://wiki.esoui.com/Circonians_Sa...ables_Tutorial

Or the forums, e.g. this thread:
https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthr...t=ZO_SavedVars
Hey, that seems useful! I really just want to know if ESO is logged in in general, so, that would probably do the trick.
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10/22/18, 01:12 AM   #5
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Not sure I understand your use-case, but wouldn't it be enough to check if eso64.exe is running? Most of the time that would be equal to being logged in, wouldn't it?
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