MSFS Mission Script - Actions

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See MSFS Mission Script for general information about creating a mission script.

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Action queue

All actions are fired in the order they’re listed in the ObjectReferenceList of the trigger that fired. This is important, because Dialog actions take time to play and will delay any actions that follow them. If a delay is set on a Dialog action, then the next action in the queue will be delayed by that amount. You can arrange the order in which actions in a given queue fire by changing the order manually in the .xml.

Common actions

ObjectActivationAction, DialogAction, ChangeAssistanceItemAction, FailureAction, AdjustPayloadAction, RefillAction, FlowStateAction.

General attributes

Actions have a few general attributes:

Immediate

False: This action will wait for prior action in the action queue to complete. The order is determined by the order the actions are listed in the trigger. This can be changed by manually editing the order in the Actions section of the element in the mission .xml.
True: This action will ignore the action queue and start immediately.

BreakOnExecute

Official description: "Code break if action is executed". Not sure what that means

TargetPlayer

The target player refers to the target of an action in a multiplayer mission. Action Target can be the GUID of a particular player or team, or you can use one of the specially defined guids to refer to relative targets:

Local User {8B7615FA-BBBF-4baa-B959-5EF4F59BB575}
All Players {D09ADD85-4CA8-4be9-939C-4544BA259DA2}
Trigger {9A82F89B-F271-4285-AE90-1F733945D975}
All Players Except Trigger {D2764AC8-FBB3-4b9b-9721-3C3EA0CB402B}

Mission logic

ObjectActivationAction

Very useful action to (de)activate objects such as triggers and InGameMarkers.

RandomAction

Randomly executes one action from a list. First, the action has a probability that any action is executed at all. If it does execute, it randomly chooses one action that will execute.

ExecuteRPNAction

Execute RPN code.

SkipAction

Skip an action.

StopObjectActionQueueAction

Stop action queues of referenced objects

ExecuteListAction

Execute a list of action

WaitAction

Action that does nothing... for a predefined time. You can use this to delay the next items in an actionQeue.

Actions related to a trigger

CountAction

Changes the count of a CounterTrigger

ResetTimerAction

Reset the timer to the StartTime.

TimerAdjustAction

Adjusts the time of a TimerTrigger up or down.

Action related to Mission objects

GoalResolutionAction & SubGoalResolutionAction

Changes the state of a (sub)goal.

GrantRewardAction

Untested.

PointOfInterestActivationAction

(De)activates a point of interest

POIChangeModelAction

Unknown.

Sound

DialogAction

Plays dialog for the copilot and atc. It can use sound files or text-to-speech (TTS). The dialogAction can also show subtitles.

InstructorDialogAction

Same as a DialogAction, but allows for a male and female voice, depending on the player's selected instructor in the settings.

OneShotSoundAction

Plays specified sound file. Doesn't seem to work in MSFS.

PlayListAction

Plays through a list of sound files. Doesn't seem to work in MSFS.

PlaySoundAction

Play a sound in 3D space. Uses a WWise event.

StopSoundAction

Stop a sound.

SoundEffectAction

Sets sound effects. Doesn't seem to work in MSFS.

RTPCAction

Send a WWise RTPC.

Player/Aircraft

ChangeAssistanceItemAction

Changes specific assistance items throughout the mission.

FailureAction

Fail a system (e.g., fuel pump, gear, altimeter, radios).

AdjustPayloadAction

Set or adjust the weight on a payload station (weight of pilot, passengers, baggage, etc).

RefillAction

Add or subtract percent of a substance (e.g., fuel).

ChangeObjectTypeAction

Change an object to a different type.

RequestTeleportAction

Request a teleport.

RequestTeleportCameraAction

Teleport current camera to a position given in a CFG file (e.g, close instrument view, wide cockpit view, gear view).

SkipTimeAction

Very cool action allowing you to speed up or skip time without affecting the simulation. It will speed up cloud movement and the day-night cycle, but keep the planes, other vehicles, and animations at the normal speed.

Action related to AI / Simobjects

AITakeControlsAction

Changes control of the users' plane between user and AI.

SendMessageToAIAction

Currently useless for missions. See documentation.

ActivateWaypointsAction

Send waypoints to a Simobject for the AI to follow.

WaypointsFromAnotherWaypointAction

Get waypoint list for another ActivateWaypointsAction.

PlayFlightRecordingAction

Plays back recording for the AirplanePlaybackAI.

SpawnAction

Flowstate

FlowEventAction

FlowStateAction

TimerTriggerFlowStateAction

TransitionAction

ToggleVisibilityAction

Event

EventTriggerActivationAction

EventTriggerAction

EventAction

Animation / effects / RTC

FadeToColorAction

Fades a color over the whole viewport. Useful for teleports and testing.

AttachEffectAction

Attach a visual effect to an object (e.g., plane, simobject).

PlayAnimationAction

Play an animation.

PlayBlendTreeStateAction

Play a blend tree state.

RTCLocationsPreloadAction

Replay

RecordReplayAction

Record a new replay and store in file.

PlayReplayAction

Play a replay file.

PlayGhostAction

Play a ghost replay.

Race

DisqualifyPlayerAction

Disqualify a player.

RaceCourseActivateAction

Enable race course progress for all players.

RaceClockStartAction

Start the global race timer for all players.

TimePenaltyAction

Give a player a time penalty/bonus.

BackOnTrackAction

When a crash occurs in a race course, the crash is 'not allowed' and the player is teleported to the pylon before his crash.

Other

FocusInstrumentAction

Focus the camera on a specific instrument. You can highlight the instrument as well (blue glow).

RumbleAction

Controller rumble effect.

CustomAction

Create a custom action that uses an external program connected with simconnect.

ChangeMarkerTemplateAction

Change marker template.

ChangeRopeLinkAction

Change link on ropes.

ChangeNodeAction

Change node property (e.g. hide the yoke).

AttachDroppablePayloadAction

Attach a droppable payload.

AgentMessageAction

Send or reveive a message from an agent (ATC?).

MissionScoreToLeaderboardAction

Try to send mission score to leaderboard. Not (yet) supported for unofficial missions.

ShowLogbookAction

Show the logbook.

FilterInputKeyAction

Change input key processing (e.g. turn of the input key for the elevator).

Pages relevant to mission creation for MSFS.

Mission structure

Flightplan
Weather definitions
Flight file
Mission script
Triggers
AirportLandingTrigger & AreaLandingTrigger · CounterTrigger · PropertyTrigger · ProximityTrigger · TimerTrigger
Actions
ObjectActivationAction · DialogAction · AdjustPayloadAction · ChangeAssistanceItemAction · FadeToColorAction · RandomAction · RequestTeleportAction · CountAction · ResetTimerAction · TimerAdjustAction · GoalResolutionAction & SubGoalResolutionAction · GrantRewardAction · PointOfInterestActivationAction · ActivateWaypointsAction · AITakeControlsAction · SendMessageToAIAction
Mission objects
Mission definition · Goal · LivingWorldExclusion · Camera
Calculator
Flow states
Events
Areas
Rectangle Area · Cylinder Area · Polygon Area · Corridor Area · InGameMarker
Library objects
Sim objects
RTC

Mission tools

MSFS Script Editor · BushTripInjector · BushMissionGen · MSFSLocalizer · SPB2XML · Little Navmap

Other

Example mission files
Porting FSX Missions to MSFS
Localisation
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