GameInfoTypes (Civ5 Type)

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This page is a part of the Lua and UI Reference (Civ5).


This object allows you to easily get a data row ID from its type. Example:

local settlerID = GameInfoTypes["UNIT_SETTLER"]
local settlerID = GameInfoTypes.UNIT_SETTLER

This object does reflect the changes made by mods. It includes the type for your custom units, buildings, etc.

Identifiers in the civ5 API

Anytime you need to provide a reference to a data row somewhere in the API, you will need to provide its ID value. You could directly use numeric constants but this is hard to read and understand, and it is not robust since those identifiers can be modified by mods or future expansions. This is why it is better to use GameInfoTypes to make the conversion. Example:

-- GetUnitType returns the data row's ID, we compare it to the settler row's ID.
if (pUnit:GetUnitType() == GameInfoTypes.UNIT_SETTLER) then
-- This is equivalent to the following line, but this latter one is less clean and robust.
if (pUnit:GetUnitType() == 0) then

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Functions' signatures were either copied from the 2kgames' wiki, or infered from the Lua source files and the binaries. Errors are possible.
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