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??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:45:23 AM »
-- characters are now generated with a particular description of their laugh that can appear in their dialogue.

-- characters are now generated with one particular term that they'll consistently use when addressing the player (right now: "sir," "commander," or "boss") based on their dominant personality trait.

-- character portraits are now displayed during their non-Talk nighttime activities.

-- the game now selects from among a pool of proper narrative descriptions of non-Talk nighttime activities.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:52:53 PM »
-- characters can now impact one another's morale during the nighttime Talk activity

-- characters can now impact one another's familiarity and friendship ratings for one another during the nighttime Talk activity

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: October 03, 2017, 03:20:32 PM »
--added a new stat that can be affected by SetStat: Morale. This works the same as other integer stats do!

--added three additional new stats that can be affected by SetStat: Familiarity, Friendship, and Romance. These stats operate a little differently from other stats since they have differing values applying to various other characters. Because the value depends on the other character in question with these, the final parameter for SetStat operates a little differently: instead of just being operation:value as with other stats, it's name|operation:value, where name is the full name of the other character.

So, for example, say you want to increase Emma's feelings of Friendship toward Sabrina by 2; you'd use:

Code: [Select]
<Action>SetStat/Emma Strider,Friendship,Sabrina Strider|+:2</Action>
A touch convoluted, but it works!

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: October 02, 2017, 03:48:54 PM »
Gave feedback to the 3D modeler on a new round of asset drafts!

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 29, 2017, 03:09:52 PM »
-- spent the past few days implementing dialogue (and appropriate variants on every currently implemented script action) in the new nighttime context, permitting characters to talk to one another as one of their nighttime activities. (This took so long, in part, because of some implementation challenges unique to Unity--I now know all about C# and interfaces, though!) There are still kinks to work out, but the basic functionality is now there. :)

General Discussion / Re: Ask the developer a question!
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:13:44 AM »
Not quite, no. There is something like party simulation involved, but...well, you'll see! :)

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 26, 2017, 03:22:47 PM »
-- refined the process for determining nighttime character actions some more. Among other things, characters now become increasingly likely to choose to rest based on how low their health is, with a 100% chance of choosing to rest if their health is at or below 25%.

-- the game now pairs up characters if a character selects the nighttime activity "talk," and removes the other participant from whatever activity they would have otherwise undertaken.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:04:32 PM »
-- the game now has a "nighttime" scene where it loads all characters, assigns them actions to take around camp in rudimentary fashion, and then goes through them one by one

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:34:19 PM »
-- the game now has a procedure for automatically substituting a nickname that a character has for a second character during conversation in lieu of the second character's ordinary name. (The special characters Char1 and Char2 will just display the character's first name, while the special characters -NAME- and -CHAR2- will use the character's nickname instead if other character has one for them.)

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:30:36 PM »
-- the game now successfully loads 3D objects at runtime alongside the existing 2D assets! (Note that a lot of the 3D objects in the screenshot below are untextured; this should change shortly.)

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:41:39 AM »
Gave a bunch of artist feedback on a whole slew of new, in-progress 3D assets. :)

-- characters now have a table for remembering nicknames they've adopted for other characters. (A necessary prerequisite to coding a nicknames system.)

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 19, 2017, 08:35:06 AM »
-- the game now successfully generates portraits for stone golems and bronze golems. As of now, the game can officially generate portraits for every species, gender, and character class in the game. :)

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:52:57 PM »
-- the game now generates characters with a sentence describing their approach when they go to talk to another character.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:49:38 PM »
-- more Reserve Supplies screen progress; I fixed some issues with the way the game was formatting stored character rosters, and I now have both the reserve items and units for a given roster displaying correctly!

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:01:24 PM »
-- fixed some issues with the loading of certain types of items from a saved game
-- made yet more progress on the Reserve Supplies screen, It has proven really complicated to code thus far, not only because of all the UI intricacies involved, but also because of the engine's support for multiple character rosters, each with their own sets of reserve supplies! This bit may simply take me a while to complete.

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