December 11, 2006

playing with frustration.

Last night after the Setonian/EyeContact Christmas party, Lori came to my house to visit. We began discussing final projects, and being that we are in EL405 together, and she is also taking EL236, Interactive FIction was sure to come up.

She asked me to send her coding on how to kill characters, but she had another problem. She wants a character in a room, but that character to not be visible in the room until you complete an action. Usually, characters in a room are visible upon entering.

I needed to be in Inform to figure this out. So we sat down at the computer for what she says is a half hour, haha. It seemed like five minutes to me. I can usually figure out my own coding problems, but this one has me stumped.

I'm sure it's something simple that I'm missing. Anyways, here's a screenshot of my frustration, right before I closed the program.

lorisproblem.JPG


I tried everything I could think of.

Posted by StormyKnight at December 11, 2006 2:39 PM
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Posted by: olivstone at December 13, 2006 12:45 PM

Guys, you all rock. I ended up just making Floyd scenery. I did it that night right after I got home actually..just to see if it would work and it did. That's my problem with IF, I've become ridiculously into it. Oh, and hey Storm, don't forget about, "Oh, Hey man."

Posted by: Lori at December 12, 2006 1:23 PM

Obviously, the word "limbo" was intended as an off-handed reference to the head clearance in the Pubs Lounge. :)

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at December 12, 2006 10:44 AM

Leslie Rodriguez, I love you!

I'm currently coding elephants into your game.

Hehe. =D

Posted by: Stormy at December 12, 2006 12:35 AM

Dr. Jerz...you are awesome, thanks for the time you took to relay that information. I'll make sure I show Lori.

I literally laughed out loud when I saw you used my frustration babble. That's priceless. Was using limbo as a room name a pun, or am I reading too far into that? haha.

Posted by: Stormy at December 12, 2006 12:34 AM

Stormy Knight I love you! Can I just say that before anything else. Secondly, I admire your humor when the going gets tough. IF is great...but can be what we in the newspaper business like to call "a bitch"...hhahaha. Hope that helps to take the edge off. I can't wait to see what you come up with for my original concept. It has been a pleasure.

Posted by: Leslie Rodriguez at December 11, 2006 5:56 PM

"Room" by "Dennis G. Jerz"

Stormy's Room is a room.

Lori is a woman in Stormy's Room. Stormy is a woman in Stormy's Room.

Lori is scenery.

Before examining Stormy for the first time: now Lori is not scenery; say "A hollow voice says, 'herbadeebiderbdoodadingda!' [paragraph break]It seems that Lori was hiding behind Stormy."

(But that would let you "examine Lori" even though you can't see her.)
----- or ---

"Room 2" by "Dennis G. Jerz"

Stormy's Room is a room. Limbo is a room.

Lori is a woman in limbo. Stormy is a woman in Stormy's Room.

Before examining Stormy for the first time: now Lori is in Stormy's Room; say "A hollow voice says, 'herbadeebiderbdoodadingda!' [paragraph break]It seems that Lori was hiding behind Stormy."


Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at December 11, 2006 4:51 PM
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