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Script change floaty names?

PostAuthor: The Sveg » Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:48 pm

Another more difficult one:

Can the floaty name be changed in game by script? Nothing permanent, just for the current login of the char or for some time period.

I am trying to make such an item,but have failed so far, not that I even qualify as a newbie Toolset scripter.
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PostAuthor: Demandred » Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:40 am

Sveg, come to think of it, when a character is polymorphed, or possesses his familiar, its current ID on the server is that of the Beast or Animal...

Not sure if the name changes though...

I am tottaly ALIEN to the toolset, but I hope this could help a bit..
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PostAuthor: Starslayer_D » Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:49 pm

Floaty name changes not.... :(

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PostAuthor: The Sveg » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:20 pm

Perhaps it can be changed with a trick. When possessing a familiar, your floaty name changes.

Perhaps possessing a typical human fe/male could be scripted as an effect?

Damn, I need to dig into the Toolset...
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PostAuthor: Neve » Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:04 pm

A char is an object, which is saved by the game on the server, in a file... As far as I know it's only possible to change a floaty name by opening up the file and changing it there... Posessing another (fe)male would require moving the inventory to that new "object", equipping every item the player had equipped, creating the exact amount of gold and experience on that char, including the chosen feats and assigned skill points, AND customising the quickslots for that player :P Besides, the "old" player object has to be removed. (Maybe that's not even possible because you logged in with that char :?)
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PostAuthor: TheBluDragon » Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:31 am

the invisibility spell, among others gets rid of the label, and not being able to see a character (around a corner) hides thier name in the OOC window. Maybe there is something useful there you could use? Just an idea, I really have no idea what I am talking about.
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PostAuthor: CPU » Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:11 pm

TheBluDragon wrote:the invisibility spell, among others gets rid of the label, and not being able to see a character (around a corner) hides thier name in the OOC window. Maybe there is something useful there you could use? Just an idea, I really have no idea what I am talking about.


Now would that be cool if it was a simple a pulling some premade spell scripting code out of invisibility? Damned! I hope you are right?!!

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PostAuthor: TheBluDragon » Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:51 am

Is it possible to make new spells in a hak or does that have to be done in the spells.2da or whatever the file is?
What I am thinking is a spell specifically for this that is a modified version of improv invis. The visible effect is removed (transparency) and the bonuses to hide etc are removed. That would basically have the desired effect no?
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Floating text string thoughts

PostAuthor: DM_Tim » Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:23 pm

Does the function: FloatingTextStringOnCreature(string, object, int) hide the PCs name? If it does, you could set an in on a PC that says to keep this text up and launch an action that puts whatever text you want up there then call itself before the text fades (if the int is still "true").

A bit processor intensive, but it might work. Just a thought.

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Re: Floating text string thoughts

PostAuthor: Aloro » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:10 pm

DM_Tim wrote:Does the function: FloatingTextStringOnCreature(string, object, int) hide the PCs name? If it does, you could set an in on a PC that says to keep this text up and launch an action that puts whatever text you want up there then call itself before the text fades (if the int is still "true").

A bit processor intensive, but it might work. Just a thought.

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Nope, sadly FloatingTextStringOnCreature doesn't cover up the PC name, and anyhow reapplying this to every PC every second or two isn't viable due to the massive CPU hit.

Not a bad idea though, I appreciate devious workarounds. :)

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PostAuthor: Morbid Ridicule » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:33 pm

Would it be possible to use some of the same stuff in Red Golem's Autobic program to change a pc's name?
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PostAuthor: marauder » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:44 pm

It would change permanently and you would be required to be booted from the server every time it changed the bic file.
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PostAuthor: Aloro » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:48 pm

Morbid Ridicule wrote:Would it be possible to use some of the same stuff in Red Golem's Autobic program to change a pc's name?


Changing a PC's name fucks up EVERYTHING in the databases. That includes every quest the PC has completed, faction settings, etc. If we could hide or obscure the name, that would be fine, but changing it is bad.

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