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Just bringing back a missed feature that was available in an earlier version of the game. I started working on this in 1.06 as a proof of concept and a neat idea to bring back to the community, and had my own full system worked out. In 1.07 the developers at Bohemia Interactive started introducing a new back bones for notes in vanilla, so I dumped the majority of what I worked on for Notes, and picked up the new vanilla implementation and made it better, so instability could possibly happen as official updates go on, but I'll try my best on staying on top and bringing a pleasing looking UI and unique features to this mod.

I'm so excited to see how such a simple feature can spark ideas and interactability, post your ideas and experiences with notes below if you feel like sharing! Treasure hunts, trolling, stories, lore, you name it!

Features
- The ability to place notes or paper
- Can read notes from hand or by targeting
- Can write on paper while in inventory (crafting) or by targeting
- Pen colors are now localized and descriptive to their color
- Pen colors show up while writting and reading a note
- Notes are logged server side in the server profile (name, steam64ID, and message)
- When writting on paper, it is transformed into a WrittenNote (for persistency configuration)

Planned Features
- Journal/Notebook to store multiple notes in.
- Pens will lose their durability when used.
- Server configurability and admin permissions.
- More pen colors?
- Drawing (a big maybe, performance will have to be tested).
- Admin notes, that can be spawned via init.c (static props, cannot be picked up).
- Admin menu and options for ingame abuse control (blacklisting players, deleting notes, cords).

Known Issues
- Not fully localized (contact me if you'd like to help).
- Notes/Paper don't place flush on surfaces (if anyone could help me out with making this better, please contact me!)
- Same animation is used for reading/writting notes when a pen is in hand.
- The UI scales to resolution, which means text can get out of line if viewing notes from someone who is using a different resolution. The UI was built for 1080p and up, any lower might result in cramming and text going off the UI.
- Minor sync issues with notes/paper in community offline mode (singleplayer).

I don't have time currently to fix these solvable issues, in admist to the current pandemic, but I will try to get them fixed sometime soon™

Special Thanks
NiiRoZz - a bit of scripting help and singleplayer compatibility
Cleetus - general ideas, motivation, and scripting help
liquid - his amazing debugging tools
Steve aka Salutesh - motivation and ideas
Bohemia Interactive - for the base scripting for notes (vanilla)
Thank you all who participated in the initial poll and to those who donated prematurely!

Usage & Terms
This item is NOT authorized (strictly forbidden) for any of these conditions:
- posting on Steam, except under the Steam account officialwardog.
- hosting on any download server other than Notes' current workshop download.
- hosting on any launcher for distribution other than Notes' current workshop download.
- to be packaged in any form other than Notes' current workshop download.
- to create derivative works.

PERMISSION IS NOT GRANTED FOR THIS MOD TO BE INCLUDED IN A "SERVER PACK" or "MOD PACK".

Use a Collection if you want to include this mod on your server for your users.

Monetization while using this mod is approved.
Copyright 2019-2020 Wardog.

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c0verfire Mar 26 @ 9:04am 
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!
worldiscubik Mar 14 @ 6:24am 
yes
Ahnìon Mar 5 @ 8:02am 
Love that notes are back. Thank you for this!

A thought on the editing suggested by The Lamp:
Text written in pen should obviously not be editable but , logically you should be able to add stuff to the note as long as there's space. This should open up a fair deal of natural interaction such as adding to lists.

Also, long-term, it'd be brilliant to be able to strike out content.
Wardog  [author] Mar 1 @ 3:53pm 
There's limitations to the engine and also UI issues. I was supposed to push and update addressing these issues, but I've been extremely busy lately. For now I've postponed the update until I have more free time. Notes was tested within a specific environment where there wasn't variation caused by UI scaling, which is an apparent issue to those who use a different resolution. Once I push the update, I will not increase the character limit set by the new UI for performance reasons.

Thank you for submitting feedback!
Aristocrat Mar 1 @ 2:50pm 
Would it be possible to increase the number of characters that can be displayed so that it corresponds with the amount you can input into the GUI? It's both odd and frustrating that there's an invisible limit on your ability to write.
Wardog  [author] Feb 26 @ 1:44pm 
@ℭ𝔍 𝔅𝔢𝔯𝔩𝔦𝔫 might be a possibility. I'll think about it, great idea though!
Hello Wardog,

Please can you create a kind of asset like a billboard, with alot of proxies where I can attach the notes for a longer time?
So I want to place one or two at my trader locations and the players can attach list with items they need or want to trade...
Barra (Jakob) Feb 25 @ 11:45pm 
It's ridiculous that the text on note is cut off 3/4ths of the way through the paper.
Wardog  [author] Feb 23 @ 4:20pm 
@Lewis it's already been mentioned that the UI was built for 1080p, guess next update I'm going to force everyone to use the 1080p scales UI, just to prevent this issue since we have no proper way of scaling text to resolution.
Lewis (R.J.) Feb 23 @ 3:30pm 
BUG WITH RESOLUTIONS ABOVE 1080p: When people write notes in a resolution above 1080p, the text in the note becomes jumbled and cut off for those with a resolution at or below 1080p. Currently, the only fix is to change your in game resolution down to 1080p and then write the note.

ISSUE WITH USING ALL THE SPACE ON A PIECE OF PAPER: When someone writes a note and types enough to fill the entire piece of paper, a sliver of the text is cut off upon completion of the note. It may only be a few lines of text, but not all of the space on a piece of paper is available for use due to this issue.