|Games used||Battle for Bikini Bottom|
This asset defines a Taxi Stand, which lets SpongeBob take the taxi to another area of Bikini Bottom.
Its position is defined by a Marker, which is usually placed at the bottom center of a taxistand Simple Object. The game uses the marker as the base position at which to create a sphere (or cylinder?) shaped trigger. When SpongeBob enters this trigger a Talk Box is displayed, usually asking the player if they want to enter a specific area of the game. If the player answers Yes then a taxi drive-by animation plays using a taxi SIMP and a Camera, and two internal timers are started, which when expired make SpongeBob invisible and teleport the player to a different level using a Portal. However, if Sandy or Patrick enters the trigger, a default "Only SpongeBob can use the Taxi" talk box is displayed instead.
Note that the taxistand SIMP is completely separate from the Taxi Stand game object, it doesn't have to be at the same place as the marker or even exist in the first place.
|0x00||AssetID (Marker)||marker||Center point of the Taxi Stand trigger. Typically placed at the bottom center of a taxistand SIMP.|
|0x04||AssetID (Camera)||cameraID||Camera to switch to for the taxi drive-by animation. Usually it's pointed directly towards the taxistand simp and placed relatively low so as to maintain the illusion of SpongeBob being "picked up" by the taxi.|
|0x08||AssetID (Portal)||portalID||Portal to teleport the player with after portalDelay expires. Note that if the destination level is the same as the current one, the game will soft-lock.|
|0x0C||AssetID (game_object:talk_box)||talkBoxID||Talk Box to start conversation with upon the player entering the Taxi Stand trigger.|
|0x10||AssetID (Text)||textID||Text to display on the talkbox.|
|0x14||AssetID (Simple Object)||taxiID||Simple Object to use for the taxi drive-by animation. The position of the taxi is the where the midpoint of the animation will be, so usually it's placed right in front of the taxistand simp and rotated perpendicular to it.|
|0x18||float||invTimer||Time in seconds after the taxi drive-by animation starts to make the player invisible.|
|0x1C||float||portalDelay||Time in seconds after the taxi drive-by animation starts to teleport the player with the portal.|