The Sinister Design Forums

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to the new Sinister Design forums!

Author Topic: [Mod][The Vengeance of Emma Strider] - Army Quantifiers in dialog  (Read 4368 times)

bugfartboy

  • White Cape
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1725
    • View Profile

Brought to you by this thread, this mod causes the dialog with Gunther outside the bandit fortress to be a little more realistic and use variable quantifiers when referencing the number of units in your army.  E.G. If there are only 6 members of your army left alive (including the sisters), he'll use the term "half-dozen" instead of dozen.

(As with most of my mods as of late, I haven't tested it; I'm just throwing these together.  If it doesn't work, let me know.)

To install, download the attached file and copy it to "Telepath Tactics\Data\Campaigns\The Vengeance of Emma Strider\Maps".
« Last Edit: August 20, 2015, 07:29:28 AM by bugfartboy »
Logged

Chocobo_Fan

  • Blue Cape
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 207
    • View Profile
Re: [Mod][The Vengeance of Emma Strider] - Army Quantifiers in dialog
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 07:17:11 AM »

I think I see a problem:
Code: [Select]
Suppose they see me strolling on up with a -STR:armyQuant- of strangers?This makes grammatical sense if "armyQuant" is "couple" or "small group", but not "dozen" or "half-dozen".
Logged

bugfartboy

  • White Cape
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1725
    • View Profile
Re: [Mod][The Vengeance of Emma Strider] - Army Quantifiers in dialog
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 07:29:50 AM »

I'm not sure what you're talking about!  :P :D
Logged

Chocobo_Fan

  • Blue Cape
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 207
    • View Profile
Re: [Mod][The Vengeance of Emma Strider] - Army Quantifiers in dialog
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 07:51:35 AM »

Well, it's a brute substitution, right? So let's say you have 6 people left, and the armyQuant function returns "half-dozen". That'll be plugged in to where -STR:armyQuant- is, producing the line "Suppose they see me strolling on up with a half-dozen of strangers?" That's not grammatically correct; unlike other quantifiers, "of" isn't paired with "dozen", because English is a weird Frankenstein language that doesn't make sense.

I would advise omitting the hard-coded "of" in the dialogue and including it in the armyQuant string instead (so a "living" value of 0 would return "couple of" rather than "couple", for instance).
Logged

bugfartboy

  • White Cape
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1725
    • View Profile
Re: [Mod][The Vengeance of Emma Strider] - Army Quantifiers in dialog
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 08:47:59 AM »

I think you're using an outdated version. Take a look at the timestamp on the last edit of the original post.
Logged

Chocobo_Fan

  • Blue Cape
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 207
    • View Profile
Re: [Mod][The Vengeance of Emma Strider] - Army Quantifiers in dialog
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 04:08:49 PM »

Hm, so I am. Never mind.
Logged