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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1515 on: September 11, 2013, 09:21:34 PM »
Is there a way to put custom mp3 files into "Data\Sounds" and call them with PlaySound?

Yes. Just do exactly what you just wrote. :)

Traditionally, it seems the idea of a golem has been a very cultural one -- it's a being that really only showed up in Jewish folklore before it was later popularized...

is there anything culture-specific about the golems in the Telepath universe that would prevent another civilization from developing the technology independently? Yours seem a bit more steampunk than usual and less like the sort that would be animated with a scroll, so I'm guessing no?

I've just been having this idea rattling around in my head of a Far Eastern-type civilization making Steel Golems with dual katana, and I'm wondering if there's anything preventing that from happening, say, in an AU setting.

Nope! It's pure tech; any civilization with the right technology can manufacture them.

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1516 on: September 11, 2013, 09:31:15 PM »
So in theory, this could be used to load customized music into the game, albeit without automatic looping. Is there a way to disable music without having the player manually mute it?

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1517 on: September 11, 2013, 09:54:30 PM »
I believe using the PlayMusic action with any parameter that is not an actual track name will silence the game's music; you might want to test that out, though.

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1518 on: September 11, 2013, 10:06:49 PM »
It does disable the music... As well as the entire game. Causes the entire thing to freeze. Another one of those fatal errors that I have a habit of running into?

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1519 on: September 11, 2013, 10:11:13 PM »
Ah; that's no good!

I just went in and changed a little code--when I next update the game, you should be able to use None as a PlayMusic parameter to safely stop all music currently playing.

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1520 on: September 20, 2013, 05:34:59 AM »
How difficult would it be to allow modders and map makers to create their own element for attacks/replace the current ones?

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1521 on: September 20, 2013, 07:56:50 AM »
That is not supported.

You can make an attack's element anything you like, but elemental resistances are set in stone--if you make an element something for which there is no resistance, it will work, but it will always deal 100% damage.

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1522 on: September 23, 2013, 03:29:42 PM »
Will modders be able to create their own randomly generated dungeons? Or will we be limited to what comes with the game?

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« Reply #1523 on: September 23, 2013, 03:51:43 PM »
Each campaign will have a subfolder within its Maps folder called "Generator Chunks." You can edit the contents of that folder to create new rooms. I also plan to make it so you can customize the size of generated dungeons and the range of enemies that can spawn.

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« Reply #1524 on: September 23, 2013, 03:53:33 PM »
Will we be able to create different types of dungeons? Have different types of dungeons kept in different folders so that we can call which dungeon gets used?

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« Reply #1525 on: September 23, 2013, 04:12:34 PM »
That is not planned. Keep in mind, I have to keep the scope of this feature limited--the game is already going to take until next year to finish as it is. If I were to go crazy with customizability here, the game's release could easily end up slipping into 2015.

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« Reply #1526 on: September 23, 2013, 04:17:07 PM »
True. Don't want you spending another 4 years on a game!

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1527 on: November 28, 2013, 07:56:06 AM »
Do you ever plan on re-making the original TRPG with the TT engine?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1528 on: November 30, 2013, 05:49:10 AM »
The remakes of TRPG1 and 2 will be free, though, right? *hopeful face*

I'm not even sure if I'm making them! At this point, it's impossible to say.
I'm afraid that wasn't on Craig's plans 18 months ago... perhaps he will change his mind.
Or perhaps some of the TRPG fans make it (hint, hint). :)


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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1529 on: November 30, 2013, 07:53:43 AM »
I have a ton of game ideas that I want to pursue, and limited time in which to pursue them. In all honesty, remaking games that I've already designed is not at the top of my priority list. It might happen someday; but for now, there's a reason why Telepath Tactics has mod support. ;)