Update announcer countdown system with different types, update debugprint
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1 // ================================================
2 //  Unified notification system, written by Samual
3 //  Last updated: August, 2013
4 // ================================================
5
6 string Get_Notif_TypeName(float net_type)
7 {
8         switch(net_type)
9         {
10                 case MSG_ANNCE: return "MSG_ANNCE";
11                 case MSG_INFO: return "MSG_INFO";
12                 case MSG_CENTER: return "MSG_CENTER";
13                 case MSG_CENTER_CPID: return "MSG_CENTER_CPID";
14                 case MSG_MULTI: return "MSG_MULTI";
15                 case MSG_CHOICE: return "MSG_CHOICE";
16         }
17         backtrace(sprintf("Get_Notif_TypeName(%d): Improper net type!\n", net_type));
18         return "";
19 }
20
21 entity Get_Notif_Ent(float net_type, float net_name)
22 {
23         switch(net_type)
24         {
25                 case MSG_ANNCE: return msg_annce_notifs[net_name - 1];
26                 case MSG_INFO: return msg_info_notifs[net_name - 1];
27                 case MSG_CENTER: return msg_center_notifs[net_name - 1];
28                 case MSG_MULTI: return msg_multi_notifs[net_name - 1];
29                 case MSG_CHOICE: return msg_choice_notifs[net_name - 1];
30         }
31         backtrace(sprintf("Get_Notif_Ent(%d, %d): Improper net type!\n", net_type, net_name));
32         return world;
33 }
34
35 #ifdef SVQC
36 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
37 string Get_Notif_BroadcastName(float broadcast)
38 {
39         switch(broadcast)
40         {
41                 case NOTIF_ONE: return "NOTIF_ONE";
42                 case NOTIF_ONE_ONLY: return "NOTIF_ONE_ONLY";
43                 case NOTIF_ALL_EXCEPT: return "NOTIF_ALL_EXCEPT";
44                 case NOTIF_ALL: return "NOTIF_ALL";
45                 case NOTIF_TEAM: return "NOTIF_TEAM";
46                 case NOTIF_TEAM_EXCEPT: return "NOTIF_TEAM_EXCEPT";
47         }
48         backtrace(sprintf("Get_Notif_BroadcastName(%d): Improper broadcast!\n", broadcast));
49         return "";
50 }
51 #endif
52 #endif
53
54 string Notification_CheckArgs_TypeName(float net_type, float net_name)
55 {
56         // check supplied type and name for errors
57         string checkargs = "";
58         #define CHECKARG_TYPENAME(type) case MSG_##type##: \
59                 { if(!net_name || (net_name > NOTIF_##type##_COUNT)) \
60                 { checkargs = sprintf("Improper name: %d!", net_name); } break; }
61         switch(net_type)
62         {
63                 CHECKARG_TYPENAME(ANNCE)
64                 CHECKARG_TYPENAME(INFO)
65                 CHECKARG_TYPENAME(CENTER)
66                 CHECKARG_TYPENAME(MULTI)
67                 CHECKARG_TYPENAME(CHOICE)
68                 default: { checkargs = sprintf("Improper type: %d!", checkargs, net_type); break; }
69         }
70         #undef CHECKARG_TYPENAME
71         return checkargs;
72 }
73
74 #ifdef SVQC
75 string Notification_CheckArgs(
76         float broadcast, entity client,
77         float net_type, float net_name)
78 {
79         // check supplied broadcast, target, type, and name for errors
80         string checkargs = Notification_CheckArgs_TypeName(net_type, net_name);
81         if(checkargs != "") { checkargs = strcat(checkargs, " "); }
82         switch(broadcast)
83         {
84                 case NOTIF_ONE:
85                 case NOTIF_ONE_ONLY:
86                 {
87                         if(IS_NOT_A_CLIENT(client))
88                                 { checkargs = sprintf("%sNo client provided!", checkargs); }
89                         break;
90                 }
91                 
92                 case NOTIF_ALL_EXCEPT:
93                 {
94                         if(IS_NOT_A_CLIENT(client))
95                                 { checkargs = sprintf("%sException can't be a non-client!", checkargs); }
96                         break;
97                 }
98                 
99                 case NOTIF_ALL:
100                 {
101                         if(client)
102                                 { checkargs = sprintf("%sEntity provided when world was required!", checkargs); }
103                         break;
104                 }
105                 
106                 case NOTIF_TEAM:
107                 {
108                         if not(teamplay)
109                                 { checkargs = sprintf("%sTeamplay not active!", checkargs); }
110                         //else if not(client.team) { checkargs = sprintf("%sNo team provided!", checkargs); }
111                         break;
112                 }
113                 
114                 case NOTIF_TEAM_EXCEPT:
115                 {
116                         if not(teamplay)
117                                 { checkargs = sprintf("%sTeamplay not active!", checkargs); }
118                         else if(IS_NOT_A_CLIENT(client))
119                                 { checkargs = sprintf("%sException can't be a non-client!", checkargs); }
120                         break;
121                 }
122                 
123                 default: { checkargs = sprintf("%sImproper broadcast: %d!", checkargs, broadcast); break; }
124         }
125         return checkargs;
126 }
127
128 float Notification_ShouldSend(float broadcast, entity to_client, entity other_client)
129 {
130         switch(broadcast)
131         {
132                 case NOTIF_ONE: // send to one client and their spectator
133                 {
134                         if(
135                                 (to_client == other_client)
136                                 ||
137                                 (
138                                         IS_SPEC(to_client)
139                                         &&
140                                         (to_client.enemy == other_client)
141                                 )
142                         ) { return TRUE; }
143                         break;
144                 }
145                 case NOTIF_ONE_ONLY: // send ONLY to one client
146                 {
147                         if(to_client == other_client) { return TRUE; }
148                         break;
149                 }
150                 case NOTIF_TEAM: // send only to X team and their spectators
151                 {
152                         if(
153                                 (to_client.team == other_client.team)
154                                 ||
155                                 (
156                                         IS_SPEC(to_client)
157                                         &&
158                                         (to_client.enemy.team == other_client.team)
159                                 )
160                         ) { return TRUE; }
161                         break;
162                 }
163                 case NOTIF_TEAM_EXCEPT: // send only to X team and their spectators, except for Y person and their spectators
164                 {
165                         if(
166                                 (to_client != other_client)
167                                 &&
168                                 (
169                                         (to_client.team == other_client.team)
170                                         ||
171                                         (
172                                                 IS_SPEC(to_client)
173                                                 &&
174                                                 (
175                                                         (to_client.enemy != other_client)
176                                                         &&
177                                                         (to_client.enemy.team == other_client.team)
178                                                 )
179                                         )
180                                 )
181                         ) { return TRUE; }
182                         break;
183                 }
184                 case NOTIF_ALL: // send to everyone
185                 {
186                         return TRUE;
187                 }
188                 case NOTIF_ALL_EXCEPT: // send to everyone except X person and their spectators
189                 {
190                         if(
191                                 (to_client != other_client)
192                                 &&
193                                 !(
194                                         IS_SPEC(to_client)
195                                         &&
196                                         (to_client.enemy == other_client)
197                                 )
198                         ) { return TRUE; }
199                         break;
200                 }
201         }
202         return FALSE;
203 }
204
205 #endif
206
207 // ===============================
208 //  Initialization Core Functions
209 // ===============================
210
211 // used by restartnotifs command to initialize notifications
212 void Destroy_Notification_Entity(entity notif)
213 {
214         if(notif.nent_name != "") { strunzone(notif.nent_name); }
215         if(notif.nent_snd != "") { strunzone(notif.nent_snd); }
216         if(notif.nent_args != "") { strunzone(notif.nent_args); }
217         if(notif.nent_hudargs != "") { strunzone(notif.nent_hudargs); }
218         if(notif.nent_icon != "") { strunzone(notif.nent_icon); }
219         if(notif.nent_durcnt != "") { strunzone(notif.nent_durcnt); }
220         if(notif.nent_string != "") { strunzone(notif.nent_string); }
221         remove(notif);
222 }
223
224 void Destroy_All_Notifications(void)
225 {
226         entity notif;
227         float i;
228         
229         #define DESTROY_LOOP(type,count) \
230                 for(i = 1; i <= count; ++i) \
231                 { \
232                         notif = Get_Notif_Ent(type, i); \
233                         if not(notif) { backtrace("Destroy_All_Notifications(): Missing notification entity!\n"); return; } \
234                         Destroy_Notification_Entity(notif); \
235                 }
236
237         // kill all networked notifications and centerprints
238         #ifdef SVQC
239         Kill_Notification(NOTIF_ALL, world, 0, 0);
240         #else
241         reset_centerprint_messages();
242         #endif
243
244         // kill all real notification entities
245         DESTROY_LOOP(MSG_ANNCE, NOTIF_ANNCE_COUNT)
246         DESTROY_LOOP(MSG_INFO, NOTIF_INFO_COUNT)
247         DESTROY_LOOP(MSG_CENTER, NOTIF_CENTER_COUNT)
248         DESTROY_LOOP(MSG_MULTI, NOTIF_MULTI_COUNT)
249         DESTROY_LOOP(MSG_CHOICE, NOTIF_CHOICE_COUNT)
250         #undef DESTROY_LOOP
251 }
252
253 string Process_Notif_Line(
254         float typeid,
255         float chat,
256         string input,
257         string notiftype,
258         string notifname,
259         string stringtype)
260 {
261         #ifdef CSQC
262         if(typeid == MSG_INFO)
263         {
264                 if((chat && autocvar_notification_allow_chatboxprint)
265                         || (autocvar_notification_allow_chatboxprint == 2))
266                 {
267                         // pass 1: add ETX char at beginning of line
268                         input = strcat("\{3}", input);
269
270                         // pass 2: add ETX char at end of each new line (so that
271                         // messages with multiple lines are put through chatbox too)
272                         input = strreplace("\n", "\n\{3}", input);
273
274                         // pass 3: strip trailing ETX char
275                         if(substring(input, (strlen(input) - 1), 1) == "\{3}")
276                                 { input = substring(input, 0, (strlen(input) - 1)); }
277                 }
278         }
279         #endif
280
281         // done to both MSG_INFO and MSG_CENTER
282         if(substring(input, (strlen(input) - 1), 1) == "\n")
283         {
284                 print(sprintf(
285                         strcat(
286                                 "^1TRAILING NEW LINE AT END OF NOTIFICATION: ",
287                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, string = %s.\n"
288                         ),
289                         notiftype,
290                         notifname,
291                         stringtype
292                 ));
293                 notif_error = TRUE;
294                 input = substring(input, 1, (strlen(input) - 1));
295         }
296
297         return input;
298 }
299
300 string Process_Notif_Args(
301         float arg_type,
302         string args,
303         string notiftype,
304         string notifname)
305 {
306         string selected, remaining = args;
307         float sel_num = 0;
308
309         for(;(remaining != "");)
310         {
311                 selected = car(remaining); remaining = cdr(remaining);
312
313                 switch(arg_type)
314                 {
315                         case 1: // normal args
316                         {
317                                 if(sel_num == NOTIF_MAX_ARGS)
318                                 {
319                                         print(sprintf(
320                                                 strcat(
321                                                         "^1NOTIFICATION HAS TOO MANY ARGUMENTS: ",
322                                                         "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, max args = %d.\n"
323                                                 ),
324                                                 notiftype,
325                                                 notifname,
326                                                 NOTIF_MAX_ARGS
327                                         ));
328                                         notif_error = TRUE;
329                                         break;
330                                 }
331
332                                 switch(strtolower(selected))
333                                 {
334                                         #define ARG_CASE(prog,selected,result) \
335                                                 #if (prog != ARG_DC) \
336                                                         case selected: { ++sel_num; break; } \
337                                                 #endif
338                                         NOTIF_ARGUMENT_LIST
339                                         #undef ARG_CASE
340                                         default:
341                                         {
342                                                 print(sprintf(
343                                                         strcat(
344                                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION WITH UNKNOWN TOKEN IN ARGUMENT STRING: ",
345                                                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, args arg = '%s'.\n"
346                                                         ),
347                                                         notiftype,
348                                                         notifname,
349                                                         selected
350                                                 ));
351                                                 notif_error = TRUE;
352                                                 break;
353                                         }
354                                 }
355                                 break;
356                         }
357                         case 2: // hudargs
358                         {
359                                 if(sel_num == NOTIF_MAX_HUDARGS)
360                                 {
361                                         print(sprintf(
362                                                 strcat(
363                                                         "^1NOTIFICATION HAS TOO MANY ARGUMENTS: ",
364                                                         "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, max hudargs = %d.\n"
365                                                 ),
366                                                 notiftype,
367                                                 notifname,
368                                                 NOTIF_MAX_HUDARGS
369                                         ));
370                                         notif_error = TRUE;
371                                         break;
372                                 }
373
374                                 switch(strtolower(selected))
375                                 {
376                                         #define ARG_CASE(prog,selected,result) \
377                                                 #if (prog == ARG_CS_SV_HA) \
378                                                         case selected: { ++sel_num; break; } \
379                                                 #endif
380                                         NOTIF_ARGUMENT_LIST
381                                         #undef ARG_CASE
382                                         default:
383                                         {
384                                                 print(sprintf(
385                                                         strcat(
386                                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION WITH UNKNOWN TOKEN IN ARGUMENT STRING: ",
387                                                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, hudargs arg = '%s'.\n"
388                                                         ),
389                                                         notiftype,
390                                                         notifname,
391                                                         selected
392                                                 ));
393                                                 notif_error = TRUE;
394                                                 break;
395                                         }
396                                 }
397                                 break;
398                         }
399                         case 3: // durcnt 
400                         {
401                                 if(sel_num == NOTIF_MAX_DURCNT)
402                                 {
403                                         print(sprintf(
404                                                 strcat(
405                                                         "^1NOTIFICATION HAS TOO MANY ARGUMENTS: ",
406                                                         "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, max durcnt = %d.\n"
407                                                 ),
408                                                 notiftype,
409                                                 notifname,
410                                                 NOTIF_MAX_DURCNT
411                                         ));
412                                         notif_error = TRUE;
413                                         break;
414                                 }
415
416                                 switch(strtolower(selected))
417                                 {
418                                         #define ARG_CASE(prog,selected,result) \
419                                                 #if (prog == ARG_CS_SV_DC) || (prog == ARG_DC) \
420                                                         case selected: { ++sel_num; break; } \
421                                                 #endif
422                                         NOTIF_ARGUMENT_LIST
423                                         #undef ARG_CASE
424                                         default:
425                                         {
426                                                 if(ftos(stof(selected)) != "") { ++sel_num; }
427                                                 else
428                                                 {
429                                                         print(sprintf(
430                                                                 strcat(
431                                                                         "^1NOTIFICATION WITH UNKNOWN TOKEN IN ARGUMENT STRING: ",
432                                                                         "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, durcnt arg = '%s'.\n"
433                                                                 ),
434                                                                 notiftype,
435                                                                 notifname,
436                                                                 selected
437                                                         ));
438                                                         notif_error = TRUE;
439                                                 }
440                                                 break;
441                                         }
442                                 }
443                                 break;
444                         }
445                 }
446         }
447         return args;
448 }
449
450 void Create_Notification_Entity(
451         float var_default,
452         float var_cvar,
453         float typeid,
454         float nameid,
455         string namestring,
456         float strnum,
457         float flnum,
458         /* MSG_ANNCE */
459         float channel, 
460         string snd,
461         float vol,
462         float position,
463         /* MSG_INFO & MSG_CENTER */
464         string args,
465         string hudargs,
466         string icon,
467         float cpid,
468         string durcnt,
469         string normal,
470         string gentle,
471         /* MSG_MULTI */
472         float anncename,
473         float infoname,
474         float centername,
475         /* MSG_CHOICE */
476         float challow_def,
477         float challow_var,
478         float chtype,
479         float optiona,
480         float optionb)
481 {
482         // =====================
483         //  Global Entity Setup
484         // =====================
485         entity notif = spawn();
486         switch(typeid)
487         {
488                 case MSG_ANNCE:
489                 {
490                         msg_annce_notifs[nameid - 1] = notif;
491                         notif.classname = "msg_annce_notification";
492                         break;
493                 }
494                 case MSG_INFO:
495                 {
496                         msg_info_notifs[nameid - 1] = notif;
497                         notif.classname = "msg_info_notification";
498                         break;
499                 }
500                 case MSG_CENTER:
501                 {
502                         msg_center_notifs[nameid - 1] = notif;
503                         notif.classname = "msg_center_notification";
504                         break;
505                 }
506                 case MSG_MULTI:
507                 {
508                         msg_multi_notifs[nameid - 1] = notif;
509                         notif.classname = "msg_multi_notification";
510                         break;
511                 }
512                 case MSG_CHOICE:
513                 {
514                         msg_choice_notifs[nameid - 1] = notif;
515                         notif.classname = "msg_choice_notification";
516                         break;
517                 }
518
519                 default:
520                 {
521                         error(sprintf(
522                                 strcat(
523                                         "^1NOTIFICATION WITH IMPROPER TYPE: ",
524                                         "^7net_type = %d, net_name = %s.\n"
525                                 ),
526                                 typeid,
527                                 namestring
528                         ));
529                         return; // It's not possible to recover from this one
530                 }
531         }
532         notif.nent_default = var_default;
533         notif.nent_enabled = (1 <= var_cvar);
534         notif.nent_type = typeid;
535         notif.nent_id = nameid;
536         notif.nent_name = strzone(namestring);
537         
538         string typestring = Get_Notif_TypeName(typeid);
539
540         // Other pre-notif-setup requisites
541         notif_error = FALSE;
542
543         // ====================
544         //  Notification Setup
545         // ====================
546         switch(typeid)
547         {
548                 case MSG_ANNCE:
549                 {
550                         // Set MSG_ANNCE information and handle precaching
551                         #ifdef CSQC
552                         if not(GENTLE && (var_cvar == 1))
553                         {
554                                 if(snd != "")
555                                 {
556                                         if(notif.nent_enabled)
557                                         {
558                                                 precache_sound(sprintf("announcer/%s/%s.wav", autocvar_cl_announcer, snd));
559                                                 notif.nent_channel = channel;
560                                                 notif.nent_snd = strzone(snd);
561                                                 notif.nent_vol = vol;
562                                                 notif.nent_position = position;
563                                         }
564                                 }
565                                 else
566                                 {
567                                         print(sprintf(
568                                                 strcat(
569                                                         "^1NOTIFICATION WITH NO SOUND: ",
570                                                         "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s.\n"
571                                                 ),
572                                                 typestring,
573                                                 namestring
574                                         ));
575                                         notif_error = TRUE;
576                                 }
577                         }
578                         else { notif.nent_enabled = FALSE; }
579                         #else
580                         notif.nent_enabled = FALSE;
581                         #endif
582
583                         break;
584                 }
585                 
586                 case MSG_INFO:
587                 case MSG_CENTER:
588                 {
589                         // Set MSG_INFO and MSG_CENTER string/float counts
590                         notif.nent_stringcount = strnum;
591                         notif.nent_floatcount = flnum;
592
593                         // Only initialize arguments if we're either a client or on a dedicated server
594                         #ifdef SVQC
595                         float should_process_args = server_is_dedicated;
596                         #else
597                         float should_process_args = TRUE;
598                         #endif
599
600                         if(should_process_args)
601                         {
602                                 // ========================
603                                 //  Process Main Arguments
604                                 // ========================
605                                 if(strnum + flnum)
606                                 {
607                                         if(args != "")
608                                         {
609                                                 notif.nent_args = strzone(
610                                                         Process_Notif_Args(1, args, typestring, namestring));
611                                         }
612                                         else if((hudargs == "") && (durcnt ==""))
613                                         {
614                                                 print(sprintf(
615                                                         strcat(
616                                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION HAS ARG COUNTS BUT NO ARGS OR HUDARGS OR DURCNT: ",
617                                                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s, strnum = %d, flnum = %d\n"
618                                                         ),
619                                                         typestring,
620                                                         namestring,
621                                                         strnum,
622                                                         flnum
623                                                 ));
624                                                 notif_error = TRUE;
625                                         }
626                                 }
627                                 else if(args != "")
628                                 {
629                                         notif.nent_args = strzone(
630                                                 Process_Notif_Args(1, args, typestring, namestring));
631                                 }
632
633
634                                 // =======================================
635                                 //  Process HUD and Centerprint Arguments
636                                 //    Only processed on CSQC, as these
637                                 //    args are only for HUD features.
638                                 // =======================================
639                                 #ifdef CSQC
640                                 if(hudargs != "")
641                                 {
642                                         notif.nent_hudargs = strzone(
643                                                 Process_Notif_Args(2, hudargs, typestring, namestring));
644                                                 
645                                         if(icon != "") { notif.nent_icon = strzone(icon); }
646                                         else
647                                         {
648                                                 print(sprintf(
649                                                         strcat(
650                                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION HAS HUDARGS BUT NO ICON: ",
651                                                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s.\n"
652                                                         ),
653                                                         typestring,
654                                                         namestring
655                                                 ));
656                                                 notif_error = TRUE;
657                                         }
658                                 }
659                                 else if(icon != "")
660                                 {
661                                         print(sprintf(
662                                                 strcat(
663                                                         "^1NOTIFICATION HAS ICON BUT NO HUDARGS: ",
664                                                         "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s.\n"
665                                                 ),
666                                                 typestring,
667                                                 namestring
668                                         ));
669                                         notif_error = TRUE;
670                                 }
671
672                                 if(durcnt != "")
673                                 {
674                                         notif.nent_durcnt = strzone(
675                                                 Process_Notif_Args(3, durcnt, typestring, namestring));
676                                                 
677                                         if(cpid != NO_MSG) { notif.nent_cpid = cpid; }
678                                         else
679                                         {
680                                                 print(sprintf(
681                                                         strcat(
682                                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION HAS DURCNT BUT NO CPID: ",
683                                                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s.\n"
684                                                         ),
685                                                         typestring,
686                                                         namestring
687                                                 ));
688                                                 notif_error = TRUE;
689                                         }
690                                 } 
691                                 else if(cpid != NO_MSG) { notif.nent_cpid = cpid; }
692                                 #endif
693
694
695                                 // ======================
696                                 //  Process Notif String
697                                 // ======================
698                                 #define SET_NOTIF_STRING(string,stringname) \
699                                         notif.nent_string = strzone(CCR( \
700                                                 Process_Notif_Line( \
701                                                         typeid, \
702                                                         (var_cvar > 1), \
703                                                         string, \
704                                                         typestring, \
705                                                         namestring, \
706                                                         stringname \
707                                                 )) \
708                                         );
709
710                                 if(GENTLE)
711                                 {
712                                         if(gentle != "") { SET_NOTIF_STRING(gentle, "GENTLE") }
713                                         else if(normal != "") { SET_NOTIF_STRING(normal, "NORMAL") }
714                                 }
715                                 else if(normal != "") { SET_NOTIF_STRING(normal, "NORMAL") }
716                                 
717                                 #undef SET_NOTIF_STRING
718
719                                 // Check to make sure a string was chosen
720                                 if(notif.nent_string == "")
721                                 {
722                                         print(sprintf(
723                                                 strcat(
724                                                         "^1EMPTY NOTIFICATION: ",
725                                                         "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s.\n"
726                                                 ),
727                                                 typestring,
728                                                 namestring
729                                         ));
730                                         notif_error = TRUE;
731                                 }
732                         }
733
734                         break;
735                 }
736
737                 case MSG_MULTI:
738                 {
739                         // Set MSG_MULTI string/float counts
740                         if((anncename == NO_MSG) && (infoname == NO_MSG) && (centername == NO_MSG))
741                         {
742                                 print(sprintf(
743                                         strcat(
744                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION WITH NO SUBCALLS: ",
745                                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s.\n"
746                                         ),
747                                         typestring,
748                                         namestring
749                                 ));
750                                 notif_error = TRUE;
751                         }
752                         else
753                         {
754                                 // announcements don't actually need any arguments, so lets not even count them.
755                                 if(anncename != NO_MSG) { notif.nent_msgannce = msg_annce_notifs[anncename - 1]; }
756                                 
757                                 float infoname_stringcount = 0, infoname_floatcount = 0;
758                                 float centername_stringcount = 0, centername_floatcount = 0;
759                                 
760                                 if(infoname != NO_MSG)
761                                 {
762                                         notif.nent_msginfo = msg_info_notifs[infoname - 1];
763                                         infoname_stringcount = notif.nent_msginfo.nent_stringcount;
764                                         infoname_floatcount = notif.nent_msginfo.nent_floatcount;
765                                 }
766                                 
767                                 if(centername != NO_MSG)
768                                 {
769                                         notif.nent_msgcenter = msg_center_notifs[centername - 1];
770                                         centername_stringcount = notif.nent_msgcenter.nent_stringcount;
771                                         centername_floatcount = notif.nent_msgcenter.nent_floatcount;
772                                 }
773                                 
774                                 // set the requirements of THIS notification to the totals of its subcalls
775                                 notif.nent_stringcount = max(infoname_stringcount, centername_stringcount);
776                                 notif.nent_floatcount = max(infoname_floatcount, centername_floatcount);
777                         }
778                         
779                         break;
780                 }
781
782                 case MSG_CHOICE:
783                 {
784                         if((chtype == NO_MSG) || (optiona == NO_MSG) || (optionb == NO_MSG))
785                         {
786                                 print(sprintf(
787                                         strcat(
788                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION IS MISSING CHOICE PARAMS: ",
789                                                 "^7net_type = %s, net_name = %s.\n"
790                                         ),
791                                         typestring,
792                                         namestring
793                                 ));
794                                 notif_error = TRUE;
795                         }
796                         else
797                         {
798                                 switch(chtype)
799                                 {
800                                         case MSG_ANNCE:
801                                         {
802                                                 notif.nent_optiona = msg_annce_notifs[optiona - 1];
803                                                 notif.nent_optionb = msg_annce_notifs[optionb - 1];
804                                                 break;
805                                         }
806                                         case MSG_INFO:
807                                         {
808                                                 notif.nent_optiona = msg_info_notifs[optiona - 1];
809                                                 notif.nent_optionb = msg_info_notifs[optionb - 1];
810                                                 break;
811                                         }
812                                         case MSG_CENTER:
813                                         {
814                                                 notif.nent_optiona = msg_center_notifs[optiona - 1];
815                                                 notif.nent_optionb = msg_center_notifs[optionb - 1];
816                                                 break;
817                                         }
818                                         case MSG_MULTI:
819                                         {
820                                                 notif.nent_optiona = msg_multi_notifs[optiona - 1];
821                                                 notif.nent_optionb = msg_multi_notifs[optionb - 1];
822                                                 break;
823                                         }
824                                         case MSG_CHOICE: // should we REALLY allow nested options?... 
825                                         {
826                                                 notif.nent_optiona = msg_choice_notifs[optiona - 1];
827                                                 notif.nent_optionb = msg_choice_notifs[optionb - 1];
828                                                 break;
829                                         }
830
831                                         default:
832                                         {
833                                                 error(sprintf(
834                                                         strcat(
835                                                                 "^1NOTIFICATION WITH IMPROPER TYPE: ",
836                                                                 "^7net_type = %d, net_name = %s.\n"
837                                                         ),
838                                                         typeid,
839                                                         namestring
840                                                 ));
841                                                 notif_error = TRUE;
842                                                 break;
843                                         }
844                                 }
845                                 notif.nent_challow_def = challow_def; // 0: never allowed, 1: allowed in warmup, 2: always allowed
846                                 notif.nent_challow_var = challow_var; // 0: never allowed, 1: allowed in warmup, 2: always allowed
847                                 notif.nent_stringcount = max(notif.nent_optiona.nent_stringcount, notif.nent_optionb.nent_stringcount);
848                                 notif.nent_floatcount = max(notif.nent_optiona.nent_floatcount, notif.nent_optionb.nent_floatcount);
849                                 
850                                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
851                                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
852                                         "Create_Notification_Entity(...): MSG_CHOICE: %s\n%s\n%s\n",
853                                         notif.nent_name,
854                                         sprintf(
855                                                 "^ optiona: %s %s : %d %d",
856                                                 Get_Notif_TypeName(notif.nent_optiona.nent_type),
857                                                 notif.nent_optiona.nent_name,
858                                                 notif.nent_optiona.nent_stringcount,
859                                                 notif.nent_optiona.nent_floatcount
860                                         ),
861                                         sprintf(
862                                                 "^ optionb: %s %s : %d %d",
863                                                 Get_Notif_TypeName(notif.nent_optionb.nent_type),
864                                                 notif.nent_optionb.nent_name,
865                                                 notif.nent_optionb.nent_stringcount,
866                                                 notif.nent_optionb.nent_floatcount
867                                         )
868                                 ));
869                                 #endif
870                         }
871                         break;
872                 }
873                 
874                 default: print("DAFUQ?\n"); notif_error = TRUE; break;
875         }
876
877         // now check to see if any errors happened 
878         if(notif_error)
879         {
880                 notif.nent_enabled = FALSE; // disable the notification so it can't cause trouble
881                 notif_global_error = TRUE; // throw the red flag that an error happened on init
882         }
883 }
884
885
886 // ===============
887 //  Cvar Handling
888 // ===============
889
890 // used by MSG_CHOICE to build list of choices
891 #ifdef SVQC
892 void Notification_GetCvars(void)
893 {
894         float i;
895         for(i = 0; i <= NOTIF_CHOICE_COUNT; ++i)
896         {
897                 GetCvars_handleFloat(
898                         get_cvars_s,
899                         get_cvars_f,
900                         msg_choice_choices[i],
901                         sprintf("notification_%s", msg_choice_notifs[i].nent_name)
902                 );
903         }
904
905         GetCvars_handleFloat(get_cvars_s, get_cvars_f, FRAG_VERBOSE, "notification_frag_verbose");
906 }
907 #endif
908
909 // used to output notifications.cfg file
910 void Dump_Notifications(float fh, float alsoprint)
911 {
912         #define NOTIF_WRITE(a) { \
913                 fputs(fh, a); \
914                 if(alsoprint) { print(a); } }
915         #define NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY(description) { \
916                 notif_msg = \
917                         sprintf( \
918                                 "seta notification_%s \"%d\" \"%s\"\n", \
919                                 e.nent_name, e.nent_default, description \
920                         ); \
921                 NOTIF_WRITE(notif_msg) }
922         #define NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY_CHOICE(descriptiona,descriptionb) { \
923                 notif_msg = \
924                         sprintf( \
925                                 "seta notification_%s \"%d\" \"%s\"\n" \
926                                 "seta notification_%s_ALLOWED \"%d\" \"%s\"\n", \
927                                 e.nent_name, e.nent_default, descriptiona, \
928                                 e.nent_name, e.nent_challow_def, descriptionb \
929                         ); \
930                 NOTIF_WRITE(notif_msg) }
931         #define NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(cvar,default,description) { \
932                 notif_msg = \
933                         sprintf( \
934                                 "seta notification_%s \"%s\" \"%s\"\n", \
935                                 cvar, default, description \
936                         ); \
937                 NOTIF_WRITE(notif_msg) }
938
939         string notif_msg;
940         float i;
941         entity e;
942
943         // Note: This warning only applies to the notifications.cfg file that is output...
944
945         // You ARE supposed to manually edit this function to add i.e. hard coded
946         // notification variables for mutators or game modes or such and then
947         // regenerate the notifications.cfg file from the new code.
948
949         NOTIF_WRITE("// ********************************************** //\n");
950         NOTIF_WRITE("// ** WARNING - DO NOT MANUALLY EDIT THIS FILE ** //\n");
951         NOTIF_WRITE("// **                                          ** //\n");
952         NOTIF_WRITE("// **  This file is automatically generated    ** //\n");
953         NOTIF_WRITE("// **  by code with the command 'dumpnotifs'.  ** //\n");
954         NOTIF_WRITE("// **                                          ** //\n");
955         NOTIF_WRITE("// **  If you add a new notification, please   ** //\n");
956         NOTIF_WRITE("// **  regenerate this file with that command  ** //\n");
957         NOTIF_WRITE("// **  making sure that the output matches     ** //\n");
958         NOTIF_WRITE("// **  with the lists and defaults in code.    ** //\n");
959         NOTIF_WRITE("// **                                          ** //\n");
960         NOTIF_WRITE("// ********************************************** //\n");
961
962         // These notifications will also append their string as a comment...
963         // This is not necessary, and does not matter if they vary between config versions,
964         // it is just a semi-helpful tool for those who want to manually change their user settings.
965
966         NOTIF_WRITE(sprintf("\n// MSG_ANNCE notifications (count = %d):\n", NOTIF_ANNCE_COUNT));
967         for(i = 1; i <= NOTIF_ANNCE_COUNT; ++i)
968         {
969                 e = Get_Notif_Ent(MSG_ANNCE, i);
970                 if not(e) { backtrace("Dump_Notifications(): Missing notification entity!\n"); return; }
971                 
972                 NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY(
973                         "Notification control cvar: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled if gentle mode is off, 2 = always enabled)"
974                 );
975         }
976
977         NOTIF_WRITE(sprintf("\n// MSG_INFO notifications (count = %d):\n", NOTIF_INFO_COUNT));
978         for(i = 1; i <= NOTIF_INFO_COUNT; ++i)
979         {
980                 e = Get_Notif_Ent(MSG_INFO, i);
981                 if not(e) { backtrace("Dump_Notifications(): Missing notification entity!\n"); return; }
982                 
983                 NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY(
984                         "Notification control cvar: 0 = off, 1 = print to console, "
985                         "2 = print to console and chatbox (if notification_allow_chatboxprint is enabled)"
986                 );
987         }
988
989         NOTIF_WRITE(sprintf("\n// MSG_CENTER notifications (count = %d):\n", NOTIF_CENTER_COUNT));
990         for(i = 1; i <= NOTIF_CENTER_COUNT; ++i)
991         {
992                 e = Get_Notif_Ent(MSG_CENTER, i);
993                 if not(e) { backtrace("Dump_Notifications(): Missing notification entity!\n"); return; }
994                 
995                 NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY(
996                         "Notification control cvar: 0 = off, 1 = centerprint"
997                 );
998         }
999
1000         NOTIF_WRITE(sprintf("\n// MSG_MULTI notifications (count = %d):\n", NOTIF_MULTI_COUNT));
1001         for(i = 1; i <= NOTIF_MULTI_COUNT; ++i)
1002         {
1003                 e = Get_Notif_Ent(MSG_MULTI, i);
1004                 if not(e) { backtrace("Dump_Notifications(): Missing notification entity!\n"); return; }
1005                 
1006                 NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY(
1007                         "Notification control cvar: 0 = off, 1 = trigger subcalls"
1008                 );
1009         }
1010
1011         NOTIF_WRITE(sprintf("\n// MSG_CHOICE notifications (count = %d):\n", NOTIF_CHOICE_COUNT));
1012         for(i = 1; i <= NOTIF_CHOICE_COUNT; ++i)
1013         {
1014                 e = Get_Notif_Ent(MSG_CHOICE, i);
1015                 if not(e) { backtrace("Dump_Notifications(): Missing notification entity!\n"); return; }
1016                 
1017                 NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY_CHOICE(
1018                         "Notification control cvar: 0 = off, 1 = trigger option A subcall, 2 = trigger option B subcall",
1019                         "Notification control cvar: 0 = off, 1 = allowed in warmup mode, 2 = always allowed"
1020                 );
1021         }
1022
1023         // edit these to match whichever cvars are used for specific notification options
1024         NOTIF_WRITE("\n// HARD CODED notification variables:\n");
1025         
1026         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1027                 "allow_chatboxprint", "1",
1028                 "Allow notifications to be printed to chat box by setting notification cvar to 2 "
1029                 "(You can also set this cvar to 2 to force ALL notifications to be printed to the chatbox)"
1030         );
1031         
1032         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1033                 "debug", "0",
1034                 "Print extra debug information on all notification function calls "
1035                 "(Requires -DNOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG flag to be enabled on QCSRC compilation)... "
1036                 "0 = disabled, 1 = dprint, 2 = print"
1037         );
1038         
1039         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1040                 "errors_are_fatal", "1",
1041                 "If a notification fails upon initialization, cause a Host_Error to stop the program"
1042         );
1043         
1044         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1045                 "item_centerprinttime", "1.5",
1046                 "How long to show item information centerprint messages (like 'You got the Electro' or such)"
1047         );
1048         
1049         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1050                 "lifetime_mapload", "10",
1051                 "Amount of time that notification entities last immediately at mapload (in seconds) "
1052                 "to help prevent notifications from being lost on early init (like gamestart countdown)"
1053         );
1054         
1055         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1056                 "lifetime_runtime", "0.5",
1057                 "Amount of time that notification entities last on the server during runtime (In seconds)"
1058         );
1059         
1060         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1061                 "server_allows_location", "1",
1062                 "Server side cvar for allowing death messages to show location information too"
1063         );
1064         
1065         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1066                 "show_location", "0",
1067                 "Append location information to MSG_INFO death/kill messages"
1068         );
1069         
1070         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1071                 "show_location_string", "",
1072                 "Replacement string piped into sprintf, "
1073                 "so you can do different messages like this: ' at the %s' or ' (near %s)'"
1074         );
1075         
1076         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1077                 "show_sprees", "1",
1078                 "Print information about sprees in death/kill messages"
1079         );
1080         
1081         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1082                 "show_sprees_center", "1",
1083                 "Show spree information in MSG_CENTER messages... "
1084                 "0 = off, 1 = target (but only for first victim) and attacker"
1085         );
1086         
1087         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1088                 "show_sprees_center_specialonly", "1",
1089                 "Don't show spree information in MSG_CENTER messages if it isn't an achievement"
1090         );
1091         
1092         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1093                 "show_sprees_info", "3",
1094                 "Show spree information in MSG_INFO messages... "
1095                 "0 = off, 1 = target only, 2 = attacker only, 3 = target and attacker"
1096         );
1097         
1098         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1099                 "show_sprees_info_newline", "1",
1100                 "Show attacker spree information for MSG_INFO messages on a separate line than the death notification itself"
1101         );
1102         
1103         NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED(
1104                 "show_sprees_info_specialonly", "1",
1105                 "Don't show attacker spree information in MSG_INFO messages if it isn't an achievement"
1106         );
1107
1108         NOTIF_WRITE(sprintf(
1109                 strcat(
1110                         "\n// Notification counts (total = %d): ",
1111                         "MSG_ANNCE = %d, MSG_INFO = %d, MSG_CENTER = %d, MSG_MULTI = %d, MSG_CHOICE = %d\n"
1112                 ),
1113                 (
1114                         NOTIF_ANNCE_COUNT +
1115                         NOTIF_INFO_COUNT +
1116                         NOTIF_CENTER_COUNT +
1117                         NOTIF_MULTI_COUNT +
1118                         NOTIF_CHOICE_COUNT
1119                 ),
1120                 NOTIF_ANNCE_COUNT,
1121                 NOTIF_INFO_COUNT,
1122                 NOTIF_CENTER_COUNT,
1123                 NOTIF_MULTI_COUNT,
1124                 NOTIF_CHOICE_COUNT
1125         ));
1126         
1127         return;
1128         #undef NOTIF_WRITE_HARDCODED
1129         #undef NOTIF_WRITE_ENTITY
1130         #undef NOTIF_WRITE
1131 }
1132
1133
1134 // ===============================
1135 //  Frontend Notification Pushing
1136 // ===============================
1137
1138 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1139 void Debug_Notification(string input)
1140 {
1141         switch(autocvar_notification_debug)
1142         {
1143                 case 1: { dprint(input); break; }
1144                 case 2: { print(input); break; }
1145         }
1146 }
1147 #endif
1148
1149 string Local_Notification_sprintf(
1150         string input, string args, 
1151         string s1, string s2, string s3, string s4,
1152         float f1, float f2, float f3, float f4)
1153 {
1154         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1155         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1156                 "Local_Notification_sprintf('%s^7', '%s', %s, %s);\n",
1157                 MakeConsoleSafe(input),
1158                 args,
1159                 MakeConsoleSafe(sprintf("'%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7'", s1, s2, s3, s4)),
1160                 sprintf("%d, %d, %d, %d", f1, f2, f3, f4)
1161         ));
1162         #endif
1163         
1164         string selected;
1165         float sel_num;
1166         for(sel_num = 0; sel_num < NOTIF_MAX_ARGS; ++sel_num) { arg_slot[sel_num] = ""; }
1167
1168         string tmp_s;
1169
1170         for(sel_num = 0;(args != "");)
1171         {
1172                 selected = car(args); args = cdr(args);
1173                 NOTIF_HIT_MAX(NOTIF_MAX_ARGS, "Local_Notification_sprintf")
1174                 switch(strtolower(selected))
1175                 {
1176                         #define ARG_CASE(prog,selected,result) \
1177                                 #ifdef CSQC \
1178                                         #if (prog != ARG_SV) && (prog != ARG_DC) \
1179                                                 case selected: { arg_slot[sel_num] = result; ++sel_num; break; } \
1180                                         #endif \
1181                                 #else \
1182                                         #if (prog != ARG_CS) && (prog != ARG_DC) \
1183                                                 case selected: { arg_slot[sel_num] = result; ++sel_num; break; } \
1184                                         #endif \
1185                                 #endif
1186                         NOTIF_ARGUMENT_LIST
1187                         #undef ARG_CASE
1188                         default: NOTIF_HIT_UNKNOWN(NOTIF_MAX_ARGS, "Local_Notification_sprintf")
1189                 }
1190         }
1191         return sprintf(
1192                 strcat(input, "\n"),
1193                 arg_slot[0],
1194                 arg_slot[1],
1195                 arg_slot[2],
1196                 arg_slot[3],
1197                 arg_slot[4],
1198                 arg_slot[5],
1199                 arg_slot[6]
1200         );
1201 }
1202
1203 #ifdef CSQC
1204 void Local_Notification_sound(
1205         float soundchannel, string soundfile,
1206         float soundvolume, float soundposition)
1207 {
1208         if((soundfile != prev_soundfile) || (time >= (prev_soundtime + autocvar_cl_announcer_antispam)))
1209         {
1210                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1211                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1212                         "Local_Notification_sound(world, %f, '%s', %f, %f);\n",
1213                         soundchannel,
1214                         sprintf(
1215                                 "announcer/%s/%s.wav",
1216                                 autocvar_cl_announcer,
1217                                 soundfile
1218                         ),
1219                         soundvolume,
1220                         soundposition
1221                 ));
1222                 #endif
1223                 
1224                 sound(
1225                         world,
1226                         soundchannel,
1227                         sprintf(
1228                                 "announcer/%s/%s.wav",
1229                                 autocvar_cl_announcer,
1230                                 soundfile
1231                         ),
1232                         soundvolume,
1233                         soundposition
1234                 );
1235                 
1236                 if(prev_soundfile) { strunzone(prev_soundfile); }
1237                 prev_soundfile = strzone(soundfile);
1238                 prev_soundtime = time;
1239         }
1240         else
1241         {
1242                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1243                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1244                         strcat(
1245                                 "Local_Notification_sound(world, %f, '%s', %f, %f) ",
1246                                 "^1BLOCKED BY ANTISPAM:^7 prevsnd: '%s', timediff: %f, limit: %f\n"
1247                          ),
1248                         soundchannel,
1249                         sprintf(
1250                                 "announcer/%s/%s.wav",
1251                                 autocvar_cl_announcer,
1252                                 soundfile
1253                         ),
1254                         soundvolume,
1255                         soundposition,
1256                         prev_soundfile,
1257                         (time - prev_soundtime),
1258                         autocvar_cl_announcer_antispam
1259                 ));
1260                 #endif
1261         }
1262 }
1263
1264 void Local_Notification_HUD_Notify_Push(
1265         string icon, string hudargs,
1266         string s1, string s2, string s3, string s4)
1267 {
1268         string selected;
1269         float sel_num;
1270         arg_slot[0] = ""; arg_slot[1] = "";
1271
1272         for(sel_num = 0;(hudargs != "");)
1273         {
1274                 selected = car(hudargs); hudargs = cdr(hudargs);
1275                 NOTIF_HIT_MAX(NOTIF_MAX_HUDARGS, "Local_Notification_HUD_Notify_Push")
1276                 switch(strtolower(selected))
1277                 {
1278                         #define ARG_CASE(prog,selected,result) \
1279                                 #if (prog == ARG_CS_SV_HA) \
1280                                         case selected: { arg_slot[sel_num] = result; ++sel_num; break; } \
1281                                 #endif
1282                         NOTIF_ARGUMENT_LIST
1283                         #undef ARG_CASE
1284                         default: NOTIF_HIT_UNKNOWN(NOTIF_MAX_HUDARGS, "Local_Notification_HUD_Notify_Push")
1285                 }
1286         }
1287         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1288         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1289                 "Local_Notification_HUD_Notify_Push('%s^7', '%s', %s, %s);\n",
1290                 icon,
1291                 hudargs,
1292                 MakeConsoleSafe(sprintf("'%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7'", s1, s2, s3, s4)),
1293                 MakeConsoleSafe(sprintf("'%s^7', '%s^7'", stof(arg_slot[0]), stof(arg_slot[1])))
1294         ));
1295         #endif
1296         HUD_Notify_Push(icon, arg_slot[0], arg_slot[1]);
1297 }
1298
1299 void Local_Notification_centerprint_generic(
1300         string input, string durcnt,
1301         float cpid, float f1, float f2)
1302 {
1303         string selected;
1304         float sel_num;
1305         arg_slot[0] = ""; arg_slot[1] = "";
1306
1307         for(sel_num = 0;(durcnt != "");)
1308         {
1309                 selected = car(durcnt); durcnt = cdr(durcnt);
1310                 NOTIF_HIT_MAX(NOTIF_MAX_DURCNT, "Local_Notification_centerprint_generic")
1311                 switch(strtolower(selected))
1312                 {
1313                         #define ARG_CASE(prog,selected,result) \
1314                                 #if (prog == ARG_CS_SV_DC) || (prog == ARG_DC) \
1315                                         case selected: { arg_slot[sel_num] = result; ++sel_num; break; } \
1316                                 #endif
1317                         NOTIF_ARGUMENT_LIST
1318                         #undef ARG_CASE
1319                         default:
1320                         {
1321                                 if(ftos(stof(selected)) != "") { arg_slot[sel_num] = selected; ++sel_num; }
1322                                 else { NOTIF_HIT_UNKNOWN(NOTIF_MAX_DURCNT, "Local_Notification_centerprint_generic") }
1323                                 break;
1324                         }
1325                 }
1326         }
1327         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1328         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1329                 "Local_Notification_centerprint_generic('%s^7', '%s', %d, %d, %d, %d);\n",
1330                 MakeConsoleSafe(input),
1331                 durcnt,
1332                 f1, f2,
1333                 stof(arg_slot[0]),
1334                 stof(arg_slot[1])
1335         ));
1336         #endif
1337         centerprint_generic(cpid, input, stof(arg_slot[0]), stof(arg_slot[1]));
1338 }
1339 #endif
1340
1341 void Local_Notification(float net_type, float net_name, ...count)
1342 {
1343         // check if this should be aborted
1344         if(net_name == NOTIF_ABORT)
1345         {
1346                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1347                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1348                         "Local_Notification(%s, %s, ...);\n",
1349                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1350                         "NOTIF_ABORT"
1351                 ));
1352                 #endif
1353                 return;
1354         }
1355         
1356         // check supplied type and name for errors
1357         string checkargs = Notification_CheckArgs_TypeName(net_type, net_name);
1358         if(checkargs != "")
1359         {
1360                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1361                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1362                         "Local_Notification(%s, %d, ...);\n",
1363                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1364                         Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name).nent_name
1365                 ));
1366                 #endif
1367                 backtrace(sprintf("Incorrect usage of Local_Notification: %s\n", checkargs));
1368                 return;
1369         }
1370
1371         // retreive entity of this notification
1372         entity notif = Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name);
1373         if not(notif)
1374         {
1375                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1376                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1377                         "Local_Notification(%s, %d, ...);\n",
1378                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1379                         net_name
1380                 ));
1381                 #endif
1382                 backtrace("Local_Notification: Could not find notification entity!\n");
1383                 return;
1384         }
1385
1386         // check if the notification is enabled
1387         if not(notif.nent_enabled)
1388         {
1389                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1390                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1391                         "Local_Notification(%s, %s, ...): Entity was disabled...\n",
1392                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1393                         notif.nent_name
1394                 ));
1395                 #endif
1396                 return;
1397         }
1398
1399         string s1 = ((0 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(0, string) : "");
1400         string s2 = ((1 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(1, string) : "");
1401         string s3 = ((2 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(2, string) : "");
1402         string s4 = ((3 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(3, string) : "");
1403         float f1 = ((0 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 0), float) : 0);
1404         float f2 = ((1 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 1), float) : 0);
1405         float f3 = ((2 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 2), float) : 0);
1406         float f4 = ((3 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 3), float) : 0);
1407
1408         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1409         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1410                 "Local_Notification(%s, %s, %s, %s);\n",
1411                 Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1412                 notif.nent_name,
1413                 MakeConsoleSafe(sprintf("'%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7'", s1, s2, s3, s4)),
1414                 sprintf("%d, %d, %d, %d", f1, f2, f3, f4)
1415         ));
1416         #endif
1417         
1418         if((notif.nent_stringcount + notif.nent_floatcount) > count)
1419         {
1420                 backtrace(sprintf(
1421                         strcat(
1422                                 "Not enough arguments for Local_Notification(%s, %s, ...)! ",
1423                                 "stringcount(%d) + floatcount(%d) > count(%d)\n", 
1424                                 "Check the definition and function call for accuracy...?\n"
1425                         ),
1426                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1427                         notif.nent_name,
1428                         notif.nent_stringcount,
1429                         notif.nent_floatcount,
1430                         count
1431                 ));
1432                 return;
1433         }
1434         else if((notif.nent_stringcount + notif.nent_floatcount) < count)
1435         {
1436                 backtrace(sprintf(
1437                         strcat(
1438                                 "Too many arguments for Local_Notification(%s, %s, ...)! ",
1439                                 "stringcount(%d) + floatcount(%d) < count(%d)\n",
1440                                 "Check the definition and function call for accuracy...?\n"
1441                         ),
1442                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1443                         notif.nent_name,
1444                         notif.nent_stringcount,
1445                         notif.nent_floatcount,
1446                         count
1447                 ));
1448                 return;
1449         }
1450         
1451         switch(net_type)
1452         {
1453                 case MSG_ANNCE:
1454                 {
1455                         #ifdef CSQC
1456                         Local_Notification_sound(
1457                                 notif.nent_channel,
1458                                 notif.nent_snd,
1459                                 notif.nent_vol,
1460                                 notif.nent_position
1461                         );
1462                         #else
1463                         backtrace("MSG_ANNCE on server?... Please notify Samual immediately!\n");
1464                         #endif
1465                         break;
1466                 }
1467                 
1468                 case MSG_INFO:
1469                 {
1470                         print(
1471                                 Local_Notification_sprintf(
1472                                         notif.nent_string,
1473                                         notif.nent_args, 
1474                                         s1, s2, s3, s4,
1475                                         f1, f2, f3, f4)
1476                         );
1477                         #ifdef CSQC 
1478                         if(notif.nent_icon != "")
1479                         {
1480                                 Local_Notification_HUD_Notify_Push(
1481                                         notif.nent_icon,
1482                                         notif.nent_hudargs,
1483                                         s1, s2, s3, s4);
1484                         } 
1485                         #endif 
1486                         break;
1487                 }
1488                 
1489                 #ifdef CSQC
1490                 case MSG_CENTER:
1491                 {
1492                         Local_Notification_centerprint_generic(
1493                                 Local_Notification_sprintf(
1494                                         notif.nent_string,
1495                                         notif.nent_args, 
1496                                         s1, s2, s3, s4,
1497                                         f1, f2, f3, f4),
1498                                 notif.nent_durcnt,
1499                                 notif.nent_cpid,
1500                                 f1, f2);
1501                         break;
1502                 }
1503                 #endif
1504                 
1505                 case MSG_MULTI:
1506                 {
1507                         if(notif.nent_msginfo)
1508                         if(notif.nent_msginfo.nent_enabled)
1509                         {
1510                                 Local_Notification_WOVA(
1511                                         MSG_INFO,
1512                                         notif.nent_msginfo.nent_id, 
1513                                         notif.nent_msginfo.nent_stringcount, 
1514                                         notif.nent_msginfo.nent_floatcount, 
1515                                         s1, s2, s3, s4,
1516                                         f1, f2, f3, f4);
1517                         }
1518                         #ifdef CSQC
1519                         if(notif.nent_msgannce)
1520                         if(notif.nent_msgannce.nent_enabled)
1521                         {
1522                                 Local_Notification_WOVA(
1523                                         MSG_ANNCE,
1524                                         notif.nent_msgannce.nent_id, 
1525                                         0, 0, 
1526                                         "", "", "", "",
1527                                         0, 0, 0, 0);
1528                         }
1529                         if(notif.nent_msgcenter)
1530                         if(notif.nent_msgcenter.nent_enabled)
1531                         {
1532                                 Local_Notification_WOVA(
1533                                         MSG_CENTER,
1534                                         notif.nent_msgcenter.nent_id, 
1535                                         notif.nent_msgcenter.nent_stringcount, 
1536                                         notif.nent_msgcenter.nent_floatcount, 
1537                                         s1, s2, s3, s4,
1538                                         f1, f2, f3, f4); 
1539                         }
1540                         #endif
1541                         break;
1542                 }
1543
1544                 case MSG_CHOICE:
1545                 {
1546                         entity found_choice;
1547                         
1548                         if(notif.nent_challow_var && (warmup_stage || (notif.nent_challow_var == 2)))
1549                         {
1550                                 switch(cvar_string(sprintf("notification_%s", notif.nent_name)))
1551                                 {
1552                                         case 1: found_choice = notif.nent_optiona; break;
1553                                         case 2: found_choice = notif.nent_optionb; break;
1554                                         default: return; // not enabled anyway
1555                                 }
1556                         }
1557                         else { found_choice = notif.nent_optiona; }
1558                         
1559                         Local_Notification_WOVA(
1560                                 found_choice.nent_type,
1561                                 found_choice.nent_id, 
1562                                 found_choice.nent_stringcount, 
1563                                 found_choice.nent_floatcount, 
1564                                 s1, s2, s3, s4,
1565                                 f1, f2, f3, f4); 
1566                 }
1567         }
1568 }
1569
1570 // WOVA = Without Variable Arguments 
1571 void Local_Notification_WOVA(
1572         float net_type, float net_name,
1573         float stringcount, float floatcount,
1574         string s1, string s2, string s3, string s4,
1575         float f1, float f2, float f3, float f4)
1576 {
1577         #define VARITEM(stringc,floatc,args) \
1578                 if((stringcount == stringc) && (floatcount == floatc)) \
1579                         { Local_Notification(net_type, net_name, args); return; }
1580         EIGHT_VARS_TO_VARARGS_VARLIST
1581         #undef VARITEM
1582         Local_Notification(net_type, net_name); // some notifications don't have any arguments at all
1583 }
1584
1585
1586 // =========================
1587 //  Notification Networking
1588 // =========================
1589
1590 #ifdef CSQC
1591 void Read_Notification(float is_new)
1592 {
1593         float net_type = ReadByte();
1594         float net_name = ReadShort();
1595
1596         entity notif;
1597
1598         if(net_type == MSG_CENTER_CPID)
1599         {
1600                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1601                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1602                         "Read_Notification(%d) at %f: net_type = %s, net_name = %d\n",
1603                         is_new,
1604                         time,
1605                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1606                         net_name
1607                 ));
1608                 #endif
1609                 
1610                 if(is_new)
1611                 {
1612                         if(net_name == 0) { reset_centerprint_messages(); }
1613                         else if(net_name != NO_CPID)
1614                         {
1615                                 // in this case, net_name IS the cpid we want to kill
1616                                 centerprint_generic(net_name, "", 0, 0);
1617                         }
1618                         else
1619                         {
1620                                 backtrace(sprintf(
1621                                         "Read_Notification(%d) at %f: ^1TRIED TO KILL NO_CPID CENTERPRINT!\n",
1622                                         is_new,
1623                                         time
1624                                 ));
1625                         } 
1626                 }
1627         }
1628         else
1629         {
1630                 notif = Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name);
1631                 if not(notif) { backtrace("Read_Notification: Could not find notification entity!\n"); return; }
1632
1633                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1634                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1635                         "Read_Notification(%d) at %f: net_type = %s, net_name = %s\n",
1636                         is_new,
1637                         time,
1638                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1639                         notif.nent_name
1640                 ));
1641                 #endif
1642
1643                 string s1 = ((0 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ReadString() : "");
1644                 string s2 = ((1 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ReadString() : "");
1645                 string s3 = ((2 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ReadString() : "");
1646                 string s4 = ((3 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ReadString() : "");
1647                 float f1 = ((0 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ReadLong() : 0);
1648                 float f2 = ((1 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ReadLong() : 0);
1649                 float f3 = ((2 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ReadLong() : 0);
1650                 float f4 = ((3 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ReadLong() : 0);
1651         
1652                 if(is_new)
1653                 {
1654                         Local_Notification_WOVA(
1655                                 net_type, net_name,
1656                                 notif.nent_stringcount,
1657                                 notif.nent_floatcount,
1658                                 s1, s2, s3, s4,
1659                                 f1, f2, f3, f4);
1660                 }
1661         }
1662 }
1663 #endif
1664
1665 #ifdef SVQC
1666 void Net_Notification_Remove()
1667 {
1668         if not(self) { backtrace(sprintf("Net_Notification_Remove() at %f: Missing self!?\n", time)); return; }
1669         
1670         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1671         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1672                 "Net_Notification_Remove() at %f: %s '%s - %s' notification\n",
1673                 time,
1674                 ((self.nent_net_name == -1) ? "Killed" : "Removed"),
1675                 Get_Notif_TypeName(self.nent_net_type),
1676                 self.owner.nent_name
1677         ));
1678         #endif
1679         
1680         float i;
1681         for(i = 0; i < 4; ++i) { if(self.nent_strings[i]) { strunzone(self.nent_strings[i]); } }
1682         remove(self);
1683 }
1684
1685 float Net_Write_Notification(entity client, float sf)
1686 {
1687         if(Notification_ShouldSend(self.nent_broadcast, client, self.nent_client))
1688         {
1689                 float i;
1690                 WriteByte(MSG_ENTITY, ENT_CLIENT_NOTIFICATION);
1691                 WriteByte(MSG_ENTITY, self.nent_net_type);
1692                 WriteShort(MSG_ENTITY, self.nent_net_name);
1693                 for(i = 0; i < self.nent_stringcount; ++i) { WriteString(MSG_ENTITY, self.nent_strings[i]); } 
1694                 for(i = 0; i < self.nent_floatcount; ++i) { WriteLong(MSG_ENTITY, self.nent_floats[i]); }
1695                 return TRUE;
1696         }
1697         else { return FALSE; }
1698 }
1699
1700 void Kill_Notification(
1701         float broadcast, entity client,
1702         float net_type, float net_name)
1703 {
1704         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1705         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1706                 "Kill_Notification(%s, '%s', %s, %d);\n",
1707                 Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
1708                 client.netname,
1709                 (net_type ? Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type) : "0"),
1710                 net_name
1711         ));
1712         #endif
1713         
1714         string checkargs = Notification_CheckArgs(broadcast, client, 1, 1);
1715         if(checkargs != "") { backtrace(sprintf("Incorrect usage of Kill_Notification: %s\n", checkargs)); return; }
1716
1717         entity notif, net_notif;
1718         float killed_cpid = NO_CPID;
1719         
1720         switch(net_type)
1721         {
1722                 case 0:
1723                 {
1724                         killed_cpid = 0; // kill ALL centerprints
1725                         break;
1726                 }
1727                 
1728                 case MSG_CENTER:
1729                 {
1730                         if(net_name)
1731                         {
1732                                 entity notif = Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name);
1733                                 if not(notif) { backtrace("Kill_Notification: Could not find notification entity!\n"); return; }
1734                                 
1735                                 if(notif.nent_cpid)
1736                                         killed_cpid = notif.nent_cpid;
1737                                 else
1738                                         killed_cpid = NO_CPID;
1739                         }
1740                         else
1741                         {
1742                                 killed_cpid = 0; // kill ALL centerprints
1743                         }
1744                         break;
1745                 }
1746
1747                 case MSG_CENTER_CPID:
1748                 {
1749                         killed_cpid = net_name;
1750                         break;
1751                 }
1752         }
1753
1754         if(killed_cpid != NO_CPID)
1755         {
1756                 net_notif = spawn();
1757                 net_notif.classname = "net_kill_notification";
1758                 net_notif.nent_broadcast = broadcast;
1759                 net_notif.nent_client = client;
1760                 net_notif.nent_net_type = MSG_CENTER_CPID;
1761                 net_notif.nent_net_name = killed_cpid;
1762                 Net_LinkEntity(net_notif, FALSE, autocvar_notification_lifetime_runtime, Net_Write_Notification);
1763         }
1764
1765         for(notif = world; (notif = find(notif, classname, "net_notification"));)
1766         {
1767                 if(net_type)
1768                 {
1769                         if((killed_cpid != NO_CPID) && (notif.nent_net_type == MSG_CENTER))
1770                         {
1771                                 if(notif.owner.nent_cpid == killed_cpid)
1772                                 {
1773                                         notif.nent_net_name = -1;
1774                                         notif.nextthink = time;
1775                                 }
1776                                 else { continue; } // we ARE looking for a specific CPID, don't kill everything else too
1777                         }
1778                         else if(notif.nent_net_type == net_type)
1779                         {
1780                                 if(net_name)
1781                                 {
1782                                         if(notif.nent_net_name == net_name) { notif.nent_net_name = -1; notif.nextthink = time; }
1783                                         else { continue; } // we ARE looking for a certain net_name, don't kill everything else too
1784                                 }
1785                                 else { notif.nent_net_name = -1; notif.nextthink = time; }
1786                         }
1787                         else { continue; } // we ARE looking for a certain net_type, don't kill everything else too
1788                 }
1789                 else { notif.nent_net_name = -1; notif.nextthink = time; }
1790         }
1791 }
1792
1793 void Send_Notification(
1794         float broadcast, entity client,
1795         float net_type, float net_name,
1796         ...count)
1797 {
1798         // check if this should be aborted
1799         if(net_name == NOTIF_ABORT)
1800         {
1801                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1802                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1803                         "Send_Notification(%s, '%s', %s, %s, ...);\n",
1804                         Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
1805                         client.classname,
1806                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1807                         "NOTIF_ABORT"
1808                 ));
1809                 #endif
1810                 return;
1811         }
1812         
1813         // check supplied broadcast, target, type, and name for errors
1814         string checkargs = Notification_CheckArgs(broadcast, client, net_type, net_name);
1815         if(checkargs != "")
1816         {
1817                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1818                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1819                         "Send_Notification(%s, '%s', %s, %s, ...);\n",
1820                         Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
1821                         client.classname,
1822                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1823                         Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name).nent_name
1824                 ));
1825                 #endif
1826                 backtrace(sprintf("Incorrect usage of Send_Notification: %s\n", checkargs));
1827                 return;
1828         }
1829
1830         // retreive entity of this notification
1831         entity notif = Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name);
1832         if not(notif)
1833         {
1834                 #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1835                 Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1836                         "Send_Notification(%s, '%s', %s, %d, ...);\n",
1837                         Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
1838                         client.classname,
1839                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1840                         net_name
1841                 ));
1842                 #endif
1843                 backtrace("Send_Notification: Could not find notification entity!\n");
1844                 return;
1845         }
1846
1847         string s1 = ((0 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(0, string) : "");
1848         string s2 = ((1 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(1, string) : "");
1849         string s3 = ((2 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(2, string) : "");
1850         string s4 = ((3 < notif.nent_stringcount) ? ...(3, string) : "");
1851         float f1 = ((0 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 0), float) : 0);
1852         float f2 = ((1 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 1), float) : 0);
1853         float f3 = ((2 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 2), float) : 0);
1854         float f4 = ((3 < notif.nent_floatcount) ? ...((notif.nent_stringcount + 3), float) : 0);
1855
1856         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
1857         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
1858                 "Send_Notification(%s, %s, %s);\n",
1859                 sprintf(
1860                         "%s, '%s', %s, %s",
1861                         Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
1862                         client.classname,
1863                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1864                         notif.nent_name
1865                 ),
1866                 MakeConsoleSafe(sprintf("'%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7'", s1, s2, s3, s4)),
1867                 sprintf("%d, %d, %d, %d", f1, f2, f3, f4)
1868         ));
1869         #endif
1870
1871         if((notif.nent_stringcount + notif.nent_floatcount) > count)
1872         {
1873                 backtrace(sprintf(
1874                         strcat(
1875                                 "Not enough arguments for Send_Notification(%s, ...)! ",
1876                                 "stringcount(%d) + floatcount(%d) > count(%d)\n", 
1877                                 "Check the definition and function call for accuracy...?\n"
1878                         ),
1879                         sprintf(
1880                                 "%s, '%s', %s, %s",
1881                                 Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
1882                                 client.classname,
1883                                 Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1884                                 notif.nent_name
1885                         ),
1886                         notif.nent_stringcount,
1887                         notif.nent_floatcount,
1888                         count
1889                 ));
1890                 return;
1891         }
1892         else if((notif.nent_stringcount + notif.nent_floatcount) < count)
1893         {
1894                 backtrace(sprintf(
1895                         strcat(
1896                                 "Too many arguments for Send_Notification(%s, ...)! ",
1897                                 "stringcount(%d) + floatcount(%d) < count(%d)\n",
1898                                 "Check the definition and function call for accuracy...?\n"
1899                         ),
1900                         sprintf(
1901                                 "%s, '%s', %s, %s",
1902                                 Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
1903                                 client.classname,
1904                                 Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
1905                                 notif.nent_name
1906                         ),
1907                         notif.nent_stringcount,
1908                         notif.nent_floatcount,
1909                         count
1910                 ));
1911                 return;
1912         }
1913
1914         if(
1915                 server_is_dedicated
1916                 &&
1917                 (
1918                         broadcast == NOTIF_ALL
1919                         ||
1920                         broadcast == NOTIF_ALL_EXCEPT
1921                 )
1922                 &&
1923                 !(
1924                         net_type == MSG_ANNCE
1925                         ||
1926                         net_type == MSG_CENTER
1927                 )
1928         )
1929         {
1930                 Local_Notification_WOVA(
1931                         net_type, net_name,
1932                         notif.nent_stringcount,
1933                         notif.nent_floatcount,
1934                         s1, s2, s3, s4,
1935                         f1, f2, f3, f4);
1936         }
1937
1938         if(net_type == MSG_CHOICE)
1939         {
1940                 // THIS GETS TRICKY... now we have to cycle through each possible player (checking broadcast)
1941                 // and then do an individual NOTIF_ONE_ONLY recursive call for each one depending on their option...
1942                 // It's slow, but it's better than the alternatives:
1943                 //   1. Constantly networking all info and letting client decide
1944                 //   2. Manually handling each separate call on per-usage basis (See old CTF usage of verbose)
1945                 entity found_choice; 
1946
1947                 #define RECURSE_FROM_CHOICE(ent,action) \
1948                         if(notif.nent_challow_var && (warmup_stage || (notif.nent_challow_var == 2))) \
1949                         { \
1950                                 switch(ent.msg_choice_choices[net_name]) \
1951                                 { \
1952                                         case 1: found_choice = notif.nent_optiona; break; \
1953                                         case 2: found_choice = notif.nent_optionb; break; \
1954                                         default: action; \
1955                                 } \
1956                         } \
1957                         else { found_choice = notif.nent_optiona; } \
1958                         Send_Notification_WOVA( \
1959                                 NOTIF_ONE_ONLY, \
1960                                 ent, \
1961                                 found_choice.nent_type, \
1962                                 found_choice.nent_id, \
1963                                 found_choice.nent_stringcount, \
1964                                 found_choice.nent_floatcount, \
1965                                 s1, s2, s3, s4, \
1966                                 f1, f2, f3, f4);
1967
1968                 switch(broadcast)
1969                 {
1970                         case NOTIF_ONE_ONLY: // we can potentially save processing power with this broadcast method
1971                         {
1972                                 if(IS_REAL_CLIENT(client))
1973                                         { RECURSE_FROM_CHOICE(client, return) }
1974                                 break;
1975                         }
1976                         default:
1977                         {
1978                                 entity to;
1979                                 FOR_EACH_REALCLIENT(to)
1980                                         { if(Notification_ShouldSend(broadcast, to, client))
1981                                                 { RECURSE_FROM_CHOICE(to, continue) } }
1982                                 break;
1983                         }
1984                 }
1985         }
1986         else
1987         {
1988                 entity net_notif = spawn();
1989                 net_notif.owner = notif;
1990                 net_notif.classname = "net_notification";
1991                 net_notif.nent_broadcast = broadcast;
1992                 net_notif.nent_client = client;
1993                 net_notif.nent_net_type = net_type;
1994                 net_notif.nent_net_name = net_name;
1995                 net_notif.nent_stringcount = notif.nent_stringcount;
1996                 net_notif.nent_floatcount = notif.nent_floatcount;
1997                 
1998                 float i;
1999                 for(i = 0; i < net_notif.nent_stringcount; ++i)
2000                         { net_notif.nent_strings[i] = strzone(...(i, string)); }
2001                 for(i = 0; i < net_notif.nent_floatcount; ++i)
2002                         { net_notif.nent_floats[i] = ...((net_notif.nent_stringcount + i), float); }
2003
2004                 net_notif.think = Net_Notification_Remove;
2005                 net_notif.nextthink =
2006                         ((time > autocvar_notification_lifetime_mapload)
2007                         ?
2008                                 (time + autocvar_notification_lifetime_runtime)
2009                                 :
2010                                 autocvar_notification_lifetime_mapload
2011                         ); 
2012
2013                 Net_LinkEntity(net_notif, FALSE, 0, Net_Write_Notification);
2014         }
2015 }
2016
2017 // WOVA = Without Variable Arguments 
2018 void Send_Notification_WOVA(
2019         float broadcast, entity client,
2020         float net_type, float net_name,
2021         float stringcount, float floatcount,
2022         string s1, string s2, string s3, string s4,
2023         float f1, float f2, float f3, float f4)
2024 {
2025         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
2026         entity notif = Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name);
2027         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
2028                 "Send_Notification_WOVA(%s, %d, %d, %s, %s);\n",
2029                 sprintf(
2030                         "%s, '%s', %s, %s",
2031                         Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
2032                         client.classname,
2033                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
2034                         notif.nent_name
2035                 ),
2036                 stringcount,
2037                 floatcount,
2038                 MakeConsoleSafe(sprintf("'%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7'", s1, s2, s3, s4)),
2039                 sprintf("%d, %d, %d, %d", f1, f2, f3, f4)
2040         ));
2041         #endif
2042         
2043         #define VARITEM(stringc,floatc,args) \
2044                 if((stringcount == stringc) && (floatcount == floatc)) \
2045                         { Send_Notification(broadcast, client, net_type, net_name, args); return; }
2046         EIGHT_VARS_TO_VARARGS_VARLIST
2047         #undef VARITEM
2048         Send_Notification(broadcast, client, net_type, net_name); // some notifications don't have any arguments at all
2049 }
2050
2051 // WOCOVA = Without Counts Or Variable Arguments 
2052 void Send_Notification_WOCOVA(
2053         float broadcast, entity client,
2054         float net_type, float net_name,
2055         string s1, string s2, string s3, string s4,
2056         float f1, float f2, float f3, float f4)
2057 {
2058         entity notif = Get_Notif_Ent(net_type, net_name);
2059         
2060         #ifdef NOTIFICATIONS_DEBUG
2061         Debug_Notification(sprintf(
2062                 "Send_Notification_WOCOVA(%s, %s, %s);\n",
2063                 sprintf(
2064                         "%s, '%s', %s, %s",
2065                         Get_Notif_BroadcastName(broadcast),
2066                         client.classname,
2067                         Get_Notif_TypeName(net_type),
2068                         notif.nent_name
2069                 ),
2070                 MakeConsoleSafe(sprintf("'%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7', '%s^7'", s1, s2, s3, s4)),
2071                 sprintf("%d, %d, %d, %d", f1, f2, f3, f4)
2072         ));
2073         #endif
2074         
2075         #define VARITEM(stringc,floatc,args) \
2076                 if((notif.nent_stringcount == stringc) && (notif.nent_floatcount == floatc)) \
2077                         { Send_Notification(broadcast, client, net_type, net_name, args); return; }
2078         EIGHT_VARS_TO_VARARGS_VARLIST
2079         #undef VARITEM
2080         Send_Notification(broadcast, client, net_type, net_name); // some notifications don't have any arguments at all
2081 }
2082 #endif // ifdef SVQC