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« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2007, 03:28:13 PM »

The winner will receive the title of "Awesome", to be placed on top of his avatar.

How about "Text God"? :D
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« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2007, 05:26:04 PM »

Yeah, a vote sounds good. Smiley

And I'd like to reiterate that the idea is to really try to finish your game, even if it requires scaling the idea back. Wink
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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2007, 08:34:39 PM »

So ... anyone else looking at Inform 7, their attempts to create something with it, the wordy errors they seem to be getting, the sheer amount of documentation, and just thinking Huh? ?

There is, I think, a very good reason that no one tries to use the English language to program things. Having the compiler try and give me a chirpy explanation about what it was trying to do but didn't manage is definately not helping. Give me specific utterly incomprehensible errors that I can google to get proper explanations of any day. Tongue


Guys look what I found!

Mystery adventure creator

It's way simpler than inform and Tads since it only emulates old skool adventure games with no fancy pants syntaxic blahblah, and as a bonus you can use pictures. Just looking at the tutorial it seems rather powerful too.
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« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2007, 02:07:05 AM »

I just realized that it has been a good minute since I played a text adventure game. Is there a good text adventure that some could recommend to me so to brush up on my IF?
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2007, 05:35:18 AM »

Play absolutely *anything* by Adam Cadre. It'll fundamentally change the way you think about games.
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« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2007, 06:33:49 AM »

http://adamcadre.ac/if.html
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« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2007, 07:41:19 AM »

I dunno, so far I haven't been too impressed with his stuff.  Though I've only played Photopia and Shrapnel.  I actually played Photopia twice, not fully realizing it until the end.  I guess I didn't find it too memorable the first time around  Tongue 

I agree with the standard philosophy behind it though: no "puzzles" really, just more of a way to explore a fiction.
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« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2007, 11:07:47 AM »

How do I send the game to this comp when I am finished?
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« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2007, 01:53:49 PM »

You can pm me the link, e-mail me, start a thread and post it there, or post it right here in this thread. Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2007, 02:38:44 PM »

Play absolutely *anything* by Adam Cadre. It'll fundamentally change the way you think about games.

Thanks guys Smiley
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« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2007, 04:54:35 AM »

Not that I want to be a cold shower for the (admittedly justified) TIGS hard-on for Cadre, but if you want to see a few games in a different style:

Vespers (Plague-ridden monk solves mysteries.)
Sunset Over Savannah (Holiday-maker seeks beauty)
Scavenger (Fallout-ish post-apocalyptic highjinks)
Downtown Tokyo, Present Day (Man in helicopter fights giant chicken)
Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies (Random dude fights monsters)
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« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2007, 08:12:56 AM »

Vespers is really good, haven't played or heard of any of the others...
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« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2007, 12:48:35 PM »

I'm starting to learn Inform. Actually, I wanted to do this for quite a while now, so thanks for giving me a little push.
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« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2007, 09:36:22 PM »

I've just blitzed through 3 days of writing my entry - first IF ever.  Did it in Alan (http://www.alanif.se)

Anyone out there feel like doing some testing for me before I formally submit it?  Could use some extra eyes looking for bugs and problems.

It is called The Christmas Party - and it has you saving Christmas for a bunch of orphans - and maybe scoring some brownie points with a cute girl.

Any takers for testing? PM if interested
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« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2007, 01:29:46 PM »

So ... anyone else looking at Inform 7, their attempts to create something with it, the wordy errors they seem to be getting, the sheer amount of documentation, and just thinking Huh? ?

There is, I think, a very good reason that no one tries to use the English language to program things. Having the compiler try and give me a chirpy explanation about what it was trying to do but didn't manage is definately not helping. Give me specific utterly incomprehensible errors that I can google to get proper explanations of any day. Tongue

I think I understand what you meant now. I'm close to the end of Chapter 3, and there's so much still to chew through...
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« Reply #55 on: December 16, 2007, 09:53:39 PM »

So ... anyone else looking at Inform 7, their attempts to create something with it, the wordy errors they seem to be getting, the sheer amount of documentation, and just thinking Huh? ?

There is, I think, a very good reason that no one tries to use the English language to program things. Having the compiler try and give me a chirpy explanation about what it was trying to do but didn't manage is definately not helping. Give me specific utterly incomprehensible errors that I can google to get proper explanations of any day. Tongue

I think I understand what you meant now. I'm close to the end of Chapter 3, and there's so much still to chew through...

I learned ALAN (http://www.alanif.se) for my entry (first IF ever) and found it pretty clear, with a really good beginner's guide, if you want another option.  Yeah, Inform is the granddaddy, but there are other choices possible.

-OG
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« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2007, 12:19:12 PM »

I am using Quest for this.

If Inform or TADS seem a little difficult to grasp fast enough for a quick game, you can always look at editors such as Quest, ADRIFT, or SUDS.  (Note:  SUDS is free).
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« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2007, 12:00:06 AM »

Just curious, you say TIGER Assaults, so have there been TIGER Assaults in the past, or is this a new thing? And how often are these going to happen?
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« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2007, 06:15:49 AM »

Former Tiger secretaries have agreed not to mention Tiger's past assaults in exchange for monetary compensation.
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« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2007, 09:55:41 AM »

Ugh, don't think I'll be making it this time. Have to go on a christmas trip in very few days.
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