Wait Extended - Use minutes, seconds, variables

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TDDP_WaitEx 1.0.1
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Introduction
This plugin allows you to call Wait events using minutes, seconds, variables, and more. Useful when you need to time waits to music, sound effects, or other units of time that make converting -- and reading -- frames inconvenient.

Using variables as wait duration also expands the possibilities of what you can do without the need for excessive conditional branches.

Features
  • Very easy Plugin Command syntax. As simple as typing "Wait 2m 30s".
  • Use variables with any time unit. For example: "Wait v1m v2s".
  • Doesn't alter MV's internal wait functionality; simply converts any of the time units to frames and passes it on.
Screenshots
Not much to show in a screenshot, but have an example nonetheless:



How to use
Use the following Plugin Command structure:

Code:
Plugin Command: Wait 2m 30s
You can combine any number of units in any order you want. So while impractical, you can do this:

Code:
Plugin Command: Wait 15s 1m 2m 10f
The default time unit is frames, so if you simply want to wait for a variable's value number of frames, you can simply write:

Code:
Plugin Command: Wait v1
Variables
You can use variables as values. For example:

Code:
Plugin Command: Wait v1m v2s 30f
This would wait variable 1's value in minutes, variable 2's value in seconds, and 30 frames.

Verbosity
If you feel like the units are a little hard to read, you can use more verbose aliases. For example:

Code:
Plugin Command: Wait 3minutes 15seconds 20frames
All available units of time
Code:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unit         | Valid keys       | Example usage
- - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - | - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Frames       | f, frames, blank | 5f, 5frames, 5
Minutes      | m, min, minutes  | 2m, 2min, 2minutes
Seconds      | s, sec, seconds  | 8s, 8sec, 8seconds
Milliseconds | ms, milliseconds | 300ms, 300milliseconds
Note: Keep in mind that ~16 milliseconds will pass for each internal "tick" in MV's engine, so wait times that aren't multiples of 16 when using milliseconds will not be entirely precise.

Download
Grab the latest release here: TDDP_WaitEx.js

Changelog
Code:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date       | Version | Description
- - - - - -|- - - - -|- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
04/05/2019 | 1.0.1   | Add support for no time unit, defaulting to frames
Credit
- Tor Damian Design / Galenmereth

License
Released under an MIT License (free for commercial use)
 
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Really nice plugin! As a composer, I'm definitely using this. Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone!
 

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Great addition. Might use this in my game. =)
 

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Bumping this for visibility :kaohi:
 

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Not a plugin everyone want but everyone need!
 

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its a nice plugin for some others, but its a bit similair than SRD wait plugin,
only that SRD can "wait for animation" and such, this one might be usefull for
other parts, but I can tell, its extremely easy to use from the look of it :)
 

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