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Timings & Handlers

If you enable SafeTimings as recommended, you can ignore most of this document. The ScriptWait class has many methods useful for pausing the bot’s execution until a desired condition is met.


If you would simply like to pause exeuction for a specific length of time, you can do this easily using:


where time is the time in milliseconds to sleep. For example,


will sleep the bot for 1000 milliseconds (1 second).


There are also many actions that can be waiting for using ScriptInterface#Wait. All of these methods have a default timeout parameter ommited as this typically does not need to be modified. The return types of these methods are mostly irellevant so they have also been ommited.

If SafeTimings is enabled, these methods are used by default to wait for actions to complete.

Method Definition Description
ForPlayerPosition(float x, float y) Waits for the player to move to the given position.
ForSkillCooldown(int index) Waits for the specified skill be cooled down (index goes from 1 to 4).
ForCombatExit() Waits for the player to be out of combat.
ForMonsterDeath() Waits for the player to have no target.
ForMonsterSpawn(string name) Waits for a monster with the specified name to exist (and be alive) in the current cell.
ForFullyRested() Waits for the player to have full health and mana.
ForMapLoad(string map) Waits for the current map name to match map. This map name excludes any room numbers.
ForCellChange(string cell) Waits for the current cell name to match cell.
ForPickup(string item) Waits for the drop with name item to be picked up. This actually waits until that drop no longer exists, which is equivalent.
ForDrop(string item) Waits for the drop with name item to exist.
ForItemBuy() Waits for any item to be bought.
ForItemSell() Waits for any item to be sold.
ForItemEquip(int id) Waits for the item with the specified id to be equipped.
ForItemEquip(string item) Waits for the item with the specified name to be equipped.
ForBankLoad() Waits for the bank to be loaded.
ForBankToInventory(string item) Waits for the specified item to be moved from the player’s bank to their inventory. This actually waits for the item to no longer exist in the bank.
ForInventoryToBank(string item) Waits for the specified item to be moved from the player’s inventory to their bank. This actually waits for the itme to no longer exist in the player’s inventory.
ForQuestAccept(int id) Waits for the quest with the specified id to be accepted.
ForQuestComplete(int id) Waits for the quest with the specified id to be turned in (no longer accepted).
For(Func func, object val) Waits for the function func to return val.
ForTrue(Func func) Waits for func to return true.
ForActionCooldown(GameActions action) Waits for the specified game action to cool down.


Even when using SafeTimings, it is sometimes suitable to use these wait methods. For example, when turning in a quest, it is recommended you do the following:


where id is the quest id you are turning in and reward is the name of the reward from the quest you would like to obtain. This ensures that the quest reward is actually obtained as there can be a small delay between turning in a quest and its reward appearing.

Also, if you are not used to see delegates (like Func, Action and Predicate), they are, putting it simply, reference of methods. They allow you to use an anonymous method as a parameter for another method, you can use them in For and ForTrue methods but as most of Wait methods already cover essential parts of game mechanics, you will see them beign more used for Handlers in the next topic.

Handlers and Scheduling


If you would like to run code repeatedly alongside your script at a fixed interval, you can do so using a ScriptHandler. The best way to do this is through the ScriptInterface#RegisterHandler(int ticks, Action<ScriptInterface> func) method. This method takes a number of ticks (the interval in units of 250ms (WAIT_SLEEP)), and the function, func, to be run.

For example,

bot.RegisterHandler(2, b => {

will log "Test" every 500ms.

Handlers are cleared when a script stops or when a new script starts running.


If you want to schedule some code to run once after a set period of time, you can use ScriptInterface#Schedule(int delay, Action<ScriptInterface> func) where delay is the time in ms after the code is run, and func is the function to run.

For example,

bot.Schedule(500, b => {

will log "Test" once after 500ms.

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