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Alternative Descriptions

Postby Lazzah » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:04 am

Hi all, soon be Christmas! (Groan!)

While working on my latest WIP just now, I was renaming some alternative description tabs. I do this to reduce their size so I can see more of them in the dialogue box (Which I keep to its smallest size) especially if there are a lot. In most cases I don't bother giving them a name, just a number or even "x" or "y". It crossed my mind to ask on the forum whether any other Drifters bother renaming their tabs on alternative descriptions?
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Re: Alternative Descriptions

Postby The0didactus » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:01 pm

Six Silver Bullets uses a truly absurd number of alternative descriptions in a few places. The only time I've had occasion to label the alternative descriptions though was in Tingalan.
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Re: Alternative Descriptions

Postby P/o Prune » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:56 pm

I have always just used the default Alternate description 1, 2 etc.
Never really thought about the possibility of renaming them. But come to think of it, it may not be a bad idea.
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Re: Alternative Descriptions

Postby saabie » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:34 pm

If I have more than a couple I name them so I know which is which, usually after the main restriction that causes that one to be shown (dark, no wand, safe open), or "1st" for only show first time.
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Re: Alternative Descriptions

Postby rotter » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:23 pm

I've been in the habit of renaming then. I found it can make it easier when edit/bug fixing.
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