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Need scripting help!

PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 6:57 am

Hi, im making a stronghold.
Made the entire 8x8 area and it is finished. Now i just need help from a relativly experienced scripter. I am not any good myself, and to avoid misstakes and keep it clean i need help :)

I want some simple scripts, one is to make chairs and especially my throne :o sittable.
Another is a script to transport me within my stronghold with a visual effect. If simple scripting is allowed, anyone who want to script for a dude thats got money IC to pay for all his fancy pantsy stuff, go ahead and PM me :)

(please, i really do need help)

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PostAuthor: jadeia » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:08 am

The teleporting is out of the question, but you may be able to recruit someone IC to design your stronghold. Suggest you post an IC note about this in the forums if you like, Im sure Ive seen it done before, and there are some people willing to take this on IC'ly.
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PostAuthor: JollyOrc » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:11 am

that sitting thing is easy:

download the housing.erf from the download page and import it. Now you have a script called "sitdown". Put this into the onUse event of the object you want to sit on.

If you want to sit on a tileset feature, or something not so obivious to sit on:

create an invisible object, make it usable with the sitting script.

Put this on the ground under the thing you want to sit on. Thats it.
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PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:16 am

thx for fast response.
I talked to the housing manager, and he gave me the link to the FTP.
But it requires a login and i didnt dare asked for it, i had pestered him enough for one daY :)

But it seems easy enough, can ya'll provide me with the password and all that, then ill make the sitdown stuff myself :)

As for transportation ? out of the question ?? Oh no, i wanted to make a fancy entrance. And i wanted to be able to escape from my private quarters if OoG or valor came bashing on my door! :?

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PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:18 am

im talking about tranportation between two points in the same area.
From a portal master to my throne and from my meeting room to the portalmaster.

But anyhow, what other scripts could i have ?
Gimmi some ideas, i want a fancy stronghold, lots of glitter and gold

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PostAuthor: JollyOrc » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:27 am

it's the anonymous login if I'm not mistaken:

name: anonymous, password: your email address.
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PostAuthor: jadeia » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:27 am

Dhalmoh wrote:im talking about tranportation between two points in the same area.
From a portal master to my throne and from my meeting room to the portalmaster.

But anyhow, what other scripts could i have ?
Gimmi some ideas, i want a fancy stronghold, lots of glitter and gold


Oh thats fine... thought you meant like the OC Stone of Recall... Sorry, its just that it HAS been asked for before :)

My bad.
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PostAuthor: jadeia » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:28 am

ftp://blackdagger.net


Just use your browser, its easier.
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PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:44 am

woha, if we keep this up ill be a scripter by the end of the night.
now what i need your help for, is making my plot doors only open by a spesific key.

And then i need to make the script that's supposed to transport me, with the visual effects.

Can i have visual effects, one that appears where i am beeing transported from, and one at my destination?

elp me elp me

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PostAuthor: jadeia » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:52 am

Most of your questions can be answered if you have a look through the other posts in this forum, as they have already been asked and answered in fine and clear detail already.

I'd only be doing those who already spent time answering them, an injustice, if I attempted to re-write it up here, in my not so grand understanding of scritping. :) Im a fairly newbie myself in regards to this.

Have a look through the various threads, and you'll find all you need to know about Area Transitions, Plot Doors, etc etc.. Its all very easy, once you get to know it, and it only takes that first time to learn it.

If there is something that isnt listed there, by all means, post a request, but have a quick look first, youll be surprised how much is already answered, for others have been where you are now (myself included).
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PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:03 am

Ok, despite what jadeia said i don't understand jack shit about scripting and i've been reading.
Must be tired, i have stayed up very long now, acctually it's 11:00am, and i have'nt slept yet. Go figure :)

So i need heavy scripting help, still...

Some ideas i have (having fun, love my dark crib)

1. A dispellfield at some key locations in my stronghold. If the player doesnt carry my key. meaning, everybody dispelled except me

2. A "strongroom" with a portal to different locations in my stronghold.
It has to be with a special effect at the location i arrive.

3. The plot doors, i need to make them locked and with a special item to check for to see if i can unlock them.

4. Persistent chests needs to be made, and i need to stop their stupid treasure spawning script.

5. A gong that announces someone wants me

6. Read about that "peep hole"-script, want to make it possible to hear people talking from my private quarters.

ah, more to come. I love scripts though i can't make em :)

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PostAuthor: Jordicus » Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:46 am

Dhalmoh wrote:1. A dispellfield at some key locations in my stronghold. If the player doesnt carry my key. meaning, everybody dispelled except me

Don't think it is possible to dispell everyone but you. You could dispell everyone that crosses a trigger, but active spells within houses are frowned upon for the most part. you'd have to check first.

Dhalmoh wrote:2. A "strongroom" with a portal to different locations in my stronghold. It has to be with a special effect at the location i arrive.

You could probably do this with Transition Triggers. Would be easiest if the portals were one way, otherwise you would also have to script it to make it so that only you could use the portals. The effects are pretty easy for the most part.

Dhalmoh wrote:3. The plot doors, i need to make them locked and with a special item to check for to see if i can unlock them.

Create the Key you want to use. Give it a unique Key tag that is specific to you. Copy the tag. Create the Door that you want. Mark the Door plot. Create a unique door tag specific to you. Go to the Lock tab. Mark the door is locked. Mark the Door needs a specific key to lock or unlock. Paste in the Key tag below. Go to the Scripts tab. Add the AUTOCLOSELOCK script from the Housing.erf to the OnUsed event.

Dhalmoh wrote:4. Persistent chests needs to be made, and i need to stop their stupid treasure spawning script.

Persistant part must be done by housing director. Treasure part is simple, edit the properties of the chest and go to the scripts tab. You will see to existing scripts attached to OnDeath and OnOpen. Remove them

Dhalmoh wrote:5. A gong that announces someone wants me

Already listed in the Scripting Forum

Dhalmoh wrote:6. Read about that "peep hole"-script, want to make it possible to hear people talking from my private quarters.

Lot of extra coding to make it possible for you to be able to hear things from multiple locations. Each place would require some type of "listener"

that help?
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PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:51 am

thx jordicus. I will put into life the things you mentioned i do know how to deal with.
What price IC would you take to make the enchantments yourself ? :)

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PostAuthor: Jordicus » Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:09 pm

some I could do, some I am not sure of...

let me think about it. :D
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PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Sat Jun 14, 2003 1:46 am

I found a script with guard dogs.
It is onenter, and checks for a spesific item, if the person doesnt hold the item the dog becomes hostile.

If i set up warning sings "beware the ancient red dragon" :)
And make sure i give my visitors a key in advance, can i use it then?

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PostAuthor: Yen-lo Wang » Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:25 am

Dhalmoh, remind me again how much gold you gave yourself when you sent the .bic? :?

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PostAuthor: Dhalmoh » Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:29 am

help instead :(
if alsazoon needs money i got it, just PM me and i'll give you 250k to do the scripting. Think it's gonna be dope if i get this house trough..

pm works as the IC application to do the job, i made some IC post somewhere. Nobody made an offer though...

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PostAuthor: Yen-lo Wang » Sat Jun 14, 2003 3:19 am

:shock:


Not exactly what I meant. 'scripting' is not one of alsazoons skills

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