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Kent



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Selected FB source code, maybe Reply with quote

I'm considering packaging up some (emphasis on some) of the FB source code for the benefit/use of Hugo programmers.

Please see http://www.generalcoffee.com/futureboy/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=75 for details.
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Merk



Joined: 22 Nov 2004
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Location: Wichita, KS

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really should play past the first room.... :) Right now, I couldn't say what bits would be most interesting, but anything you're willing to share would be appreciated!

Something else I've thought of is, maybe having some general-purpose extensions. For instance, I did some utility-type stuff in TP (for printing centered text, combining two strings, returning "percentage" numbers, comparing text, etc). Something that makes string processing easier would be cool (for instance, something like a Left(string,len), Right(string,len), Substr(string,start,len), etc) would be handy. You can do it all with the string arrays, but having general-use functions in a library would be helpful. I guess what I'm getting at is, maybe some way of sharing these things with other Hugo authors. I know it's big with Tads and Inform, to have those library extensions, but I haven't really seen the same thing for Hugo (unless I'm missing it).

I'd contribute whatever I could!
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Merk



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was playing the intro of Future Boy! again last night -- up to the beginning of the second section with the laundry truck. I'm honestly *not* trying to copy what you did with the graphics, but I'm noticing the similarities on my next game's layout -- especially the compass-type image that shows what direction you're facing, and the NPC image in another frame. The one thing I'm not doing -- but I may, because it worked well in FB -- was to also zoom in on active objects in another panel. So in that regard, I hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea. :)

Anyway, something I noticed for the first time is that the click and right-click menus have been changed from the default. This might be described somewhere in The Book already, but I haven't noticed (or don't remember). If it's something not documented, this would be a good thing to include in the selected FB source release. :)
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