Returns the movement rate of a game being
- Creature whose movement rate to return
Gets the movement rate of a being, either a PC or an NPC. The possible return values are:
- 0 = PC Movement Speed or invalid oCreature
- 1 = Immobile
- 2 = Very Slow
- 3 = Slow
- 4 = Normal
- 5 = Fast
- 6 = Very Fast
- 7 = Creature Default (defined in appearance.2da) - should never return this since it does a lookup to find the value it is set to
- 8 = DM Speed
This cannot be used to determine if a PC (Or any other creature) is walking or running as a PC always returns a value of 0.
When a henchman is added to a PC, or a summon/familiar/animal companion is gained, they seem to obtain "PC speed" ie value 0 (which isn't removed when they are fired oddly). This only seems to occur if they are "Normal" speed or lower. It appears to be the only time NPC creature speeds are set apart from on spawn.
Any creature set to "Immobile" has similar properties to being flat footed - as in they can't use their legs - and the engine makes sure they don't do any combat movement (similar to EffectEntangle).
DM's should always return 8, since they gain this movement speed when they log in.
This value is basically that set in a creatures properties. The Creature Default can only be got by the value in appearance.2da, while the others are in creaturespeed.2da:
Label Name 2DAName WALKRATE RUNRATE 0 PC_Movement **** PLAYER 2.00 4.00 1 Immobile 2319 NOMOVE 0.00 0.00 2 Very_Slow 2320 VSLOW 0.75 1.50 3 Slow 2321 SLOW 1.25 2.50 4 Normal 2322 NORM 1.75 3.50 5 Fast 2323 FAST 2.25 4.50 6 Very_Fast 2324 VFAST 2.75 5.50 7 Default 6614 DEFAULT 0.00 0.00 8 DM_Fast 6893 DFAST 5.50 11.00
author: Drake Coker, editor: Jasperre