Buffer Time; Checkpoint Alternative for COTD, TA, KO, MM, Solo

A plugin by XertroV(Trusted developer)

Buffer Time; Checkpoint Alternative for COTD, TA, KO, MM, Solo
Downloads 5,739
Updated 2 months ago
Released 1 year ago
Created 1 year ago
Numeric ID 256
Min. Openplanet 1.26.0
Game Trackmania

Buffer Time

IMPORTANT: This plugin depends on MLHook and MLFeed: Race Data. You must also install those plugins.

This plugin is will show you your current Buffer Time compared to a reference player/ghost. Compatible modes: Knockout (incl COTD), Time Attack, Campaign, and more can be added in the future upon request. This plugin packages lore-abiding fonts that are monospaced for a pleasant visual experience.

(If this plugin does not seem to work for you, make sure you've installed MLHook and MLFeed: Race Data.)

The reference player/ghost is contextual: in COTD KO it is the player just below the cutoff if you're ahead (and just above the cutoff if you're behind); in Time Attack it's your current best time, and/or PB, and/or a ghost of your choosing.

In some modes (like TA/Campaign), a secondary buffer time can optionally be shown as well. This means you can see your current progress compared to both your PB and the WR at the same time. (Note: you have to enable the ghost once on that server until the map changes.)

This plugin can function as a replacement for checkpoint splits all together in supported game modes (if you like to play with the interface off, for example).

Troubleshooting UI off mode

If you want to see Buffer Time when the game UI is hidden, please not you cannot also have the (global) "Hide overlay on hidden game UI" setting enabled. (It's under Settings > General)

In The Wild

Before Version 2

This plugin began as a clone of COTD Delta time. Buffer Time was written because COTD Delta time started crashing my game on the first CP (some of the time) (github issue for PlayerState).

Propz to @thommie for COTD Delta time, which was the initial inspiration for this plugin.

'About'-type stuff

License: Public Domain

Authors: XertroV

Suggestions/feedback: @XertroV on Openplanet discord

Code/issues: https://github.com/XertroV/tm-cotd-buffer-time



2.3.9 - 2 months ago

  • COTD: fix showing safe when someone uses the DNF bug
  • Add option to suppress too many ghosts warning

2.3.8 - 2 months ago

  • Fix openplanet assertion error in the 'updates' window
  • Fix the hover window positioning and content

2.3.7 - 8 months ago

  • Add help tooltip explaining current timer and sources
  • Update for 2023-04-06 change of COTD quali game mode name

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