Menus in magicka are defined in menu files. Menu files consist of a header block, then blocks of instructions for menu items.

An example menu looks like this:

LUASCRIPT examplemenu
ANSIFILE examplemenu

DATA anothermenu


Here you see the 3 lines in the header, and 2 menu items.

LUASCRIPT examplemenu

This sets the script to run for the menu as “examplemenu.lua” it makes the other 2 redundant as the script is meant to take care of displaying the ANSI file and clearing the screen.

If you are not using a LUA script for your menu, you should set ANSIFILE to point to an ANSI file in the ansis folder, and optionally CLEARSCREEN to clear the screen.

Menu Item blocks should always start with a HOTKEY command, which sets the key used to trigger the menu item. Note that the HOTKEY is not case sensitive.

After the HOTKEY command, a COMMAND command should follow, this is the COMMAND the menu item does, for example it could lead to a SUBMENU, or run a door, or one of many things.

Next is a DATA command, this specifies the DATA associated with the COMMAND command, not all COMMANDs require DATA.

An optional SECLEVEL command indicates the required security level for a user to be able to trigger a command.

REQFLAG and NOTFLAG can define a single flag a user is required to have or required to not have to execute the related command. An entry can have any number of REQFLAG and NOTFLAG

Chaining Commands

As of v0.10 commands can be chained one after the other under a single hotkey. For example, a menu that would display a text file then run a door might look like this:

DATA sometextfile
DATA door to run

List of COMMANDs

SUBMENU loads a new menu. DATA is the name of the submenu

PREVMENU returns to the menu that loaded the submenu.

LOGOFF log off the system.

AUTOMESSAGE_WRITE Enter a new automessage.

TEXTFILES Display the text file collection.

CHATSYSTEM Load the multinode/interbbs chat system.

BBSLIST Load the BBS listings.

LISTUSERS List the users of the BBS

BULLETINS Display the bulletins.

LAST10CALLERS Display the last 10 callers.

SETTINGS Load the settings interface.

RUNDOOR Run a door, DATA is the name of the door in the doors.ini

MAILSCAN Scan for new mail.

READMAIL Read the messages in the current conference/area.

POSTMESSAGE Post a message in the current conference/area.

CHOOSEMAILCONF Change the current message conference.

CHOOSEMAILAREA Change the current mail area.

SENDEMAIL Send a private email to a user.

LISTEMAIL List the users private emails.

NEXTMAILCONF Changes mail conference to the next one.

PREVMAILCONF Changes mail conference to the previous one.

NEXTMAILAREA Changes mail area to the next one.

PREVMAILAREA Changes mail area to the previous one.

BLUEWAVEDOWNLOAD Download a bluewave packet.

BLUEWAVEUPLOAD Upload a bluewave packet.

CHOOSEFILEDIR Change the current file directory.

CHOOSEFILESUB Change the current file subdirectory.

LISTFILES List files in the current subdirectory.

UPLOAD Upload a file to the current subdirectory.

DOWNLOAD Download files that have been tagged.

CLEARTAGGED Clear tagged file list.

NEXTFILEDIR Changes file directory to the next one.

PREVFILEDIR Changes file directory to the previous one.

NEXTFILESUB Changes file subdirectory to the next one.

PREVFILESUB Changes file subdirectory to the previous one.

LISTMESSAGES List messages in the current area.

DOSCRIPT Run a script DATA is the name of the script to run.

SENDNODEMESSAGE Send a node message to another user online.

SUBUNSUBCONF Subscribe/Unsubscribe from areas in the conference.

RESETMSGPTRS Reset message pointers in the current area.

RESETALLMSGPTRS Reset message pointers in all areas.

FILESCAN Scan for new files.

FULLMAILSCAN Scan for new messages and display them. Optional DATA PERSONAL for personal mail scan.

FILESEARCH Search for a file.

DISPLAYTXTFILE Display a text / ansi file DATA is the name of the file to display.

DISPLAYTXTPAUSE Display a text / ansi file with pause prompt. DATA is the name of the file to display.

GENWWWURLS Generate and show WWW urls for the tagged files for web download.

NLBROWSER Browse the nodelist for the current conference.

SENDFEEDBACK Send feedback to the Sysop.

BLOGDISPLAY Display the System Blog.

BLOGWRITE Add an entry to the System Blog.

QWKUPLOAD Upload a QWK packet.

QWKDOWNLOAD Download a QWK packet.

WHOSONLINE List who’s online currently.