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Feb 16, 2020 @ 1:45am
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Description
Description
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
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 2019-2022 Wardog.

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174 Comments
_CaKe_Spitfire Aug 5 @ 11:30am 
Anyone have a fix for the 1.18 locking up after reading bug? Dayzunderground seems to have it sorted but can't figure out what they've done.
-B-Ä-Ä-M-M- Jul 17 @ 10:09pm 
can i repack this into a server pack mod?
Zenarchist Jul 16 @ 12:13am 
It works but you need to press Tab after closing the note to be able to use your mouse again (that's what works for me anyway). Definitely annoying but not completely broken on 1.18
Oddball Jul 1 @ 4:36am 
No work in 1.18.
MechE310 Jun 19 @ 9:11pm 
We are seeing the same as @Dan. Players read notes on the server and they can only WASD with no mouse movement.
Dan Jun 14 @ 11:18am 
Seems to be bugged with 1.18. The cursor is freezing after reading a note unless players hit TAB.
bahuma May 12 @ 9:00am 
Works great with 1.17 !
SusiSommer May 1 @ 6:00am 
@slava.darckness -> "FriendlyMourice" and "The Eagle [911]" have the right answer for you :)
The Eagle [911] May 1 @ 5:04am 
Put the pen in your hand and combine it with paper
slava.darckness May 1 @ 12:13am 
When combining pen and paper, nothing happens? how does the mod work?