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by David Whyld
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY David
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY David

Thanks guys. I'm now back at home and starting 6 weeks of recuperation. Hopefully when this is done I'll be back to normal.
by David Whyld
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Saabie
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Saabie

I'm due to be released on 3rd October so hopefully things will return to normal then.

It's awkward typing because I only have my left hand and I'm right handed so it takes forever to type anything. So I'll be holding off typing much until my right hand is better.
by David Whyld
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Saabie
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Saabie

This hasn’t been a good year for drifters. I’m currently in hospital having suffered a stroke a few months ago and while I’m likely to make a full recovery there’s no chance of finishing my ifcomp in time. Hopefully next year will be a better one.
by David Whyld
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Crazy idea?
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: Crazy idea?

I'm happy to contribute - testing, proofreading, general suggestions - but don't rely on me too much. Most of my game ideas never make it past the initial "isn't this a great idea for a game?" stage and the rest are probably better off forgotten. I'm actually quite chuffed with myself for finishing ...
by David Whyld
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: Crazy idea?
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: Crazy idea?

Well, you'll get no argument from me about the look of the ADRIFT Runner. It's ugly and dated and a long way behind the way Inform or Tads look. Unfortunately, that's something that's largely out of our control. Sure, we can add fancy font styles and play around with font sizes, and these can go a l...
by David Whyld
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Crazy idea?
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: Crazy idea?

A "pass the taf"-project could probably be fun but I doubt the resulting game would be very good. To be fair, I don’t think any ever expected it to produce a ground-breaking masterpiece. It was just for fun to see if a community project could work. Unfortunately, the game died a quick death. It was...
by David Whyld
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Crazy idea?
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: Crazy idea?

I've always liked the idea of this kind of thing – a return to the commercial days of IF – but it’s been discussed before quite a few times and never went anywhere. Years ago here, we had the Pass the Taf community project. Someone would work on a game file, write a few rooms, add a few NPCs and obj...
by David Whyld
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual IF Comp 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 2408

Re: Annual IF Comp 2020

I'm registered with my game "Princessly Problems" so that's at least three ADRIFT entries this year.
by David Whyld
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: W.I.P.
Topic: Just a fairy tale
Replies: 49
Views: 6288

Re: Just a fairy tale

If you were the player and you got sent right back to the start of the game when you had almost finished it, would you think it was a good idea?
by David Whyld
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Playtesters needed for new ADRIFT game
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Playtesters needed for new ADRIFT game

You have until 1st September to declare an intent to enter and I think end of September to actually submit your game.
by David Whyld
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: W.I.P.
Topic: Just a fairy tale
Replies: 49
Views: 6288

Re: Just a fairy tale

You can but I wouldn't advise it. You'll only annoy people. In the above example, if I was sent back to the start of the game and UNDO was disabled, I'd quit playing it.

If you create a task called UNDO and text "You can't do that", it'll override the default UNDO command.
by David Whyld
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: W.I.P.
Topic: Just a fairy tale
Replies: 49
Views: 6288

Re: Just a fairy tale

If I got right to the end of the game and was sent back to the start like that, I'd just UNDO and pick the other option.
by David Whyld
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Handling greeting NPCs when player enters/exits... (solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Handling greeting NPCs when player enters/exits location

Couldn't you have two different tasks? One requiring the player to be in, say, the street and displaying one message and the other requiring the player to be in the toilets and displaying a different message.

There's probably a more elegant way of doing it but I think that should work.
by David Whyld
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Did you play Sierra on line games?
Replies: 21
Views: 2074

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

That explains it. There was no way I'd ever have been able to convince my parents to buy me a computer that was over four times as expensive as a Commodore, and on pocket money I certainly couldn't have afforded it myself.
by David Whyld
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: Did you play Sierra on line games?
Replies: 21
Views: 2074

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

That's probably why. I never had an Amiga and I don't remember any of my friends having one either. Were they more expensive than the Spectrum and Commodore? I recall having a hell of a job convincing my parents to buy me computers for Christmas or birthdays because I was forever wanting the next ne...