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Another v4 problem

Postby Lazzah » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:11 pm

I have given the PC some clothes to wear. You cannot take these off so I have created a REMOVE CLOTHES task with the completion message "You can't walk around naked!". I have TAKE OFF CLOTHES as alternate input but when I type this in the game responds with "You're not standing on anything!".

Why would it do that?!
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Re: Another v4 problem

Postby Lumin » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:00 pm

Without being able to test it right now I would guess it may have something to do with TAKE and GET being synonyms.
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Re: Another v4 problem

Postby rotter » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:40 am

Yes, it will be that TAKE and GET are the same. V4 is interpreting that as you are trying to take something you are already holding. Haven't test it but I bet if you TAKE OFF OBJECT it will just take the object from the location. I guess this is one of the many reasons the V4 parser always gets a kicking from the world outside ADRIFT.
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Re: Another v4 problem

Postby Lumin » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:26 pm

rotter wrote:Yes, it will be that TAKE and GET are the same. V4 is interpreting that as you are trying to take something you are already holding. Haven't test it but I bet if you TAKE OFF OBJECT it will just take the object from the location. I guess this is one of the many reasons the V4 parser always gets a kicking from the world outside ADRIFT.


I was thinking more along the lines of it interpreting it as GET OFF OBJECT.
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