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Once upon a time I made a new video today. Two videos actually. We've been chatting on chat a little about... things. Like trapdoor things, and serpent things, and problems with scripting and then suddenly I've found myself saying I can record for someone a video where I script something. And, to cut the long story short, I've recorded two videos about custom Trapdoors.

Stand-alone videos:
- Scripting DROD: Custom Trapdoors (3 videos) [Holdfile]
- Scripting DROD: Custom Serpent (3 video) [Holdfile]

Beginner course [Playlist] [Holdfile]:
- Introduction to Scripting
- Speech queue
- Speech and Flush Speech

Scripting Cookbook [Playlist] [Holdfile]:
- #1 - Stopping & ending a script

I had a lot of fun while recording and it should be obvious from the video. I'd like to record more of it and I'd be happy to fulfill all your requests, at least as long as they make sense. They can be as simple or as advanced as you wish, it doesn't matter. Obviously I'll ultimately decide what I want to record and what I do not wish to, but the more there is to chose from the better :).

Just please try to make your request as specific as you can, it will make my life easier :).

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This is a cool idea! I'll watch these when I get home tonight.

Could you share your finished code with each one of these?

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Very cool!

If possible, it would be awesome to watch a less-intimidating scripting intro video for newbies.

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Finally got around to watching this - it was great! It's fun to see another person's approach to scripting. I'm impressed with how quickly you operate.

I'd love to see you try to implement a serpent, like you suggest. I've thought about it before without much success. Since each segment needs to know information about the segments that come before and after it, and since there's no way to query another character's local variables, I can't imagine a clean way to make one that doesn't involve a ton of non-local variables. Multiple snakes in the same room would be a pain too.

If you can script up a serpent that operates independently of the turn clock, you can come to my birthday party.

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I've got the first episode recorder, but I want to record some other Scripting things before that :).

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I did an approximation of a serpentish thing a while back. Not hugely useful, I think, but this is it.

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Heh, cool. I believe that it is possible to script a serpent-like being without having to use absurd amounts of global variables. It does require, however, that care is taken with the order of placing the characters (unsurprisingly).

Once I get some time (read: when I'm done my papers for this semester) I'll see if I can't script one.
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Once I get some time (read: when I'm done my papers for this semester) I'll see if I can't script one.
Stop making me want to hurry up to be the first one to script it :P

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Haha, but I really do have to write my papers...
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And the first episode of the actual tutorial series is up:

Beginner Scripting DROD: Introduction to Scripting

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These videos are great and I've learned a few things, so thanks for making them.

Well... maybe I personally didn't learn much from the most recent one, but I wish I had it when I first started tinkering with scripting.

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A new video has been uploaded, Speech and Flush Speech. I've updated the first post to include the video and, in the first post, you can find the link to the most-up-to-date hold file for the videos.

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I've uploaded the first video of me working on a custom serpent. There are three episodes recorded so far, and I am planning at least one more. I'll make the hold file available once I add real graphics :)

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Scripting Custom Serpent Part 2 and Part 3 are now up! I've also created a thread on the architecture board where you can get the hold file.

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Would you consider doing a tar/mud/gel to fluff switcher token?

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PigmyWubba wrote:
Would you consider doing a tar/mud/gel to fluff switcher token?
Sure, I'll see what I can do!

Other than that a new video has been uploaded which I recorder some time ago but forgot to upload so far. It's an addendum to Speech and Flush Speech and it talks about Speech queue.

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Guess what, Custom Trapdoors Part 3 is up and I'll update the hold file in a few minutes too!

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A discussion came up in chat today about what some good topics would be for the continuation of this series. Here are some of the suggestions mentioned. Please feel free to add more as replies below!

Chaco: An NPC that is waiting in an idle loop for one of multiple scenarios to occur then does some blocking action like moving or hitting orbs or something depending on what scenario occurs (e.g. Beethro moves to any of three locations, a monster enters some region, a trapdoor gets dropped, etc.)

kieranmillar and Nuntar: How to script a challenge e.g. A "don't turn your sword" challenge script.

Nuntar: Related to the above, thge proper use of "end" and how to end a script without permanently ending it. Done!

Insoluble: a video that fully explains "wait" Including the infamous "wait 0 turns"

Chaco show how to start a cutscene, move Beethro in the cutscene, then stop the cutscene with Beethro in the new location

EDIT: Since a new video has been done for one of the above suggestions, I'll add another suggestion to keep the ball rolling

Insoluble: How to properly use and reset the _MyScript variables to change the input of a command.

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