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by R2T1
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Combined Library Release 2.1 Out
Replies: 57
Views: 1590

Re: Combined Library Release 2.1 Out

I wasn't inferring that double spacing between lines was currently used unless the author had a reason to do so. I was referring to my school days, some 50 - 60 years ago, before computers, etc. We never used it for writing essays (compositions as they were called then). The only ones who had to wer...
by R2T1
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Combined Library Release 2.1 Out
Replies: 57
Views: 1590

Re: Combined Library Release 2.1 Out

No protests from the Great South Land either. I never encountered 2 spaces between sentences in over 60 years. Now double spacing between lines was something that typewriting required to make things more readable.
by R2T1
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas, everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Merry Christmas, everyone

Thanks P/o Prune.
I wish the same to you and all our fellow Drifters even the ones we haven't heard from in a while.(Campbell, Saabie, et al) I trust that 2021 will see the shackles of Covid-19 removed and our lives return to a more certain normality.
Stay safe.
by R2T1
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Decreasing a variable gives weird result
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Decreasing a variable gives weird result

Have you looked in the debugger? If so what does it show? Can you share the restrictions/actions of your task?
by R2T1
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Wanted: Synonyms for the verb Throw
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Wanted: Synonyms for the verb Throw

Here is some to start you off.....
Toss, Chuck, Heave, Cast, Fling, Lob, Pass, Hurl, Pitch, Sling

cheers
by R2T1
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Mystery Fun House
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Mystery Fun House

Yes. I had kissed the ticket lady but I haven't got to the mermaid yet. That response seems pretty tame by today's standards, but back then it was probably as far as Scott was willing to go. After all, most players were kids. (I was too) so authors needed to be careful what they put in games so that...
by R2T1
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Mystery Fun House
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Mystery Fun House

Can't say I have, but now I am intrigued. Will have to dig it out and give it a whirl.
by R2T1
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual IF Comp 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3014

Re: Annual IF Comp 2020

I haven't checked JaFT, but do you provide a list of known Verbs/Commands at the start? ( I think Lazzah's game does) Then there should be no reason for the player to complain. Unfortunately, the "modern" generation of IF players want everything handed to them on a plate and are not willing to THINK...
by R2T1
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday P/o!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Happy Birthday P/o!!!

:D Hope you enjoy your day. :yeah:
by R2T1
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday Saabie
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Happy birthday Saabie

Best wishes from this side of the country too. :D
Hope you are getting back to :quotes: "normal" again. :yeah:
by R2T1
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Combined Library Release 2.1 Out
Replies: 57
Views: 1590

Re: Combined Library Release 2 Demo (beta)

Looking good.
Just thought of another synonym for CLIMB - SCALE. As in Scale a wall or scale up/down a cliff, etc.

Otherwise I think you have caught the most common uses and authors can always override the case they need.
by R2T1
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Combined Library Release 2.1 Out
Replies: 57
Views: 1590

Re: Combined Library Release 2 Demo (beta)

In English, CLIMB is a verb that has many ideas attached. (This is speaking as an Australian where we seem to use both British & Americian interchangably ) CLIMB (UP) ladder / tree/ stairs/ rope - all usually mean CLIMB UP. The word UP is optional. CLIMB ON box/table/bed/etc - usually means CLIMB ON...
by R2T1
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Serious bug: Exit-dependent restrictions not handled correctly
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Serious bug: "Player must have a route available"-restrictions not handled correctly.

I'm not sure what is going on when the 3 direction restrictions are at the top of the list. I don't understand why only 2 of them are checked and some twice. The order of the directions to be checked doesn't matter either. However, if you move one of the variable checks up in amongst the directions,...
by R2T1
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Serious bug: Exit-dependent restrictions not handled correctly
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Serious bug: "Player must have a route available"-restrictions not handled correctly.

Should your last AND in your restrictions be an OR.
Currently I would think this restriction should fail as it is impossible to have TestVariable equal to 1 and 3 simultaneously.
I haven't tried your example yet to see.
by R2T1
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: Making my collection available for everyone
Replies: 26
Views: 15344

Re: Making my collection available for everyone

No idea if I ever kept this. Most games are available on IFDB though and there will quite a few created in the last 4-5 years. Try looking there. You can search extensively for genres you are interested in.