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by ParadoxGames
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: Writing the transcript first
Replies: 6
Views: 3728

Re: Writing the transcript first

I have an outline, but write the actual text when I get to it. For me it works much more smoothly. There are a few things I don't want to forget, like puzzle ideas and certain dialogue from characters, and I keep them on a notepad file just so I don't forget or neglect them
by ParadoxGames
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: How important are puzzles?
Replies: 12
Views: 7113

Re: How important are puzzles?

A Mind Forever Voyaging had like one puzzle, at the end.
by ParadoxGames
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Reset Variables?
Replies: 10
Views: 5519

Re: Reset Variables?

I just thought up a trick to "manipulating" Turns variable, without doing so. 1) Create a variable, name it %TurnsAlt%, or something. Set it to Zero. 2) At the time you want the turns to be reset, set it to the value of %Turns% 3) Whenever you want to refer to turn number, use %Turns% minus %TurnsAl...
by ParadoxGames
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Player Char takes object too easily
Replies: 6
Views: 4120

Re: Player Char takes object too easily

Your advice resolved the issue easily. I never got to thank you. Life happened. But it worked and I appreciate it. Thanks. My coding may be a little sloppy to you guys who may understand programming better than I, but hopefully this project, and your help, makes me better skilled in future projects.
by ParadoxGames
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Player Char takes object too easily
Replies: 6
Views: 4120

Re: Player Char takes object too easily

Here is the text from the debugger. The pliers are on the vending machine but aren't supposed to be reached unless 1) the player noticed that the pliers were on the machine, 2) The recliner is pushed against the machine, 3) the character is standing on the machine. I tried putting extra tasks in whi...
by ParadoxGames
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Player Char takes object too easily
Replies: 6
Views: 4120

Re: Player Char takes object too easily

believe it or not, I went from win 8 to Windows 7.
by ParadoxGames
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Player Char takes object too easily
Replies: 6
Views: 4120

Player Char takes object too easily

I have a problem that didn't exist before and now it does. I was playtesting my game, and there is an object that requires several restrictions to be passed before it can be taken from another object. in earlier playtests, ADRIFT wouldn't let the object be taken, but now, on my new computer, it does...
by ParadoxGames
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Containers can held over the max items!? (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: Containers can held over the max items!?

This is a bug. There's a thread on the forum where I asked this question. The solution was a little tricky so I don't remember what it is, but it is solvable. Can someone here post the thread that addresses the bug?
by ParadoxGames
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: still here
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: still here

I had no access to my .taf file but I was able to retrieve it from the old computer. I made an online backup of it and will make regular hard copies until it's completed, just to be safe.
by ParadoxGames
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: still here
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

still here

was without a computer for a while but still working on my big adventure. just to let you know.
by ParadoxGames
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Need Help with Escape The Room type game
Replies: 42
Views: 20417

Re: Need Help with Escape The Room type game

another helpful hint: Lazzah recommended including every verb you can think of as synonyms. I visit thesaurus.com for all the synonyms I CAN'T think of!
by ParadoxGames
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Creating a puzzle with a time limit
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Creating a puzzle with a time limit

cool idea, and cool to consider the effects of the bomb on objects or characters in the same room or object!
by ParadoxGames
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Alternative to Dropbox
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

Re: Alternative to Dropbox

I had computer issues for 10 days, so didn't answer promptly.
I don't think box.com has the feature you seek. Sorry for the delayed reply.
by ParadoxGames
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Alternative to Dropbox
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

Re: Alternative to Dropbox

I use box.com, having had problems with dropbox myself. I like them.
by ParadoxGames
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: my games
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Re: my games

I'd like to try both games, #1 because I like science fiction, and #2 because I like entire games that take place in a building. Especially Hotels (like Leisure Suit Larry 6)