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by Dan Blazquez
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Random Events
Replies: 24
Views: 7507

There is a Cards demo by KF that I believe shows how to shuffle a deck, among other things.
by Dan Blazquez
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Referencing States - without referencing an object
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

When using the ALR, it helps to organize it by placing lines of # symbols and headers, such as ####CUSTOM STATE####, which you can use to make sense of a bloated ALR file.

It's still messy, but at least it's tolerable.
by Dan Blazquez
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Player input changing object description. - Coding Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2024

Thank you TedSwippet!

I have been wondering how to do that for quite some time.
by Dan Blazquez
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Object States - default commands
Replies: 14
Views: 3126

Yes I noticed that upon checking the generator again.

I still prefer to use tasks and variables to handle my object states (which explains why I don't know much about the built-in method!).
by Dan Blazquez
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Object States - default commands
Replies: 14
Views: 3126

I use tasks to override almost all of ADRIFT's built in functions (open / close / lock doors, object states, etc.). It gives you more control over the details and prevents ADRIFT's little quirks from showing up. And to Duncan - Although they need not be binary opposites, they can only have 2 states...
by Dan Blazquez
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Task Trigger - ...on room entry
Replies: 14
Views: 5242

Create a nonrepeating task that runs only in that room. Create an event that starts immediately, lasts one turn, restarts on finish, and runs that task on completion.

This is the method I always use. Incredibly handy.
by Dan Blazquez
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: stamina
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

I'm not familiar with the battle system, but you could create a variable "stamina" and use tasks to change and express it. It may not be relevant if you are using the battle system, but it's a thought...
by Dan Blazquez
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Player input changing object description. - Coding Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2024

I've noticed that ADRIFT does not recognize capital letters for text variables, so it works great unless you plan on having the player input proper nouns (such as naming pets or other characters). Bummer.
by Dan Blazquez
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: So what is your ADRIFT writing process?
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Well you start either micro or macro and work towards the opposite. What that means is: When designing micro to macro you begin with a seed, perhaps a sentence or a simple idea, and the story grows and is shaped as it is written. This way tends to be easier when dealing with additional problems (su...
by Dan Blazquez
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Beta test site - does anyone know?
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

So Ghost Town is nearing it's finale? Good! Looking forward to it.
by Dan Blazquez
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Results of The Odd Competition - Drumroll, please!  =)
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

Anybody planning on releasing other versions of the odd comp games? I know that A Witch Tale is getting a major overhaul! I think that some of the worlds and characters that were created deserve a bigger and better representation. In particular, something about Gorxungula's Curse has been nagging m...
by Dan Blazquez
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: PM Trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

I'd have to say Firefox is king, but the latest versions have been a little shaky. Never going back to IE, though! It might be the great big PM machine itself- My 'sent' folder is always empty (which is a blatant lie) and there seems to be a fair amount of slugginess to the whole system, but that m...
by Dan Blazquez
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: ADRIFT 5: What's the worst that could happen?
Replies: 11
Views: 5074

A free can of Doc P to go with my new ADRIFT 5? Sounds good. And to Milestyle- is your interest in IF purely outward looking in, or have you written some yourself? If the writing is as engaging as your post I'd happily play your games if only I knew what they were (a search at Delron didn't reveal ...
by Dan Blazquez
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: IF Comp
Replies: 22
Views: 4327

I've played a bit of A Date With Death and downloaded the other ADRIFT entry, but I mainly play ADRIFT games. I'm sure I'm missing out on the bulk of good adventures this way... I really should get started playing games made on other systems! This is really my first year with ADRIFT and IF altogeth...
by Dan Blazquez
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Results of The Odd Competition - Drumroll, please!  =)
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

Thanks! :dontmentionit:

Good job everyone! It was a fun comp, very helpful in a lot of ways... thanks Abbi! :)