Thursday, November 10, 2011

Finishing Touches

So, the yearly Day of No Nos Modding starts in a bit over four hours. I'm throwing the final touches onto NCCS v0.8 to go ahead and get it uploaded (since the whole "release an early alpha and get testing data" thing seems to have been a massive bust) before I go dark.

No new code, I'm just throwing in some new dialogue. Greetings at the moment. Specialist "packaged" companions will get special greetings (they won't appear every time, but will be chosen randomly from the list that the companion meets the requirements for from a list of things like gender, alignment, and skill package). Right now I'm writing in some alignment-specific dialogue, and wondering if people will consider the evil/very evil dialogue a bit much. Don't get me wrong, I'm going to do it anyway... I just wonder.

The offending dialogue? Things like:

"I'm not selling Ultrajet to orphans! Who said I was? I'll sue the hell out of them..."

"Hey, uh... no reason to go into more detail about this, but if someone should happen to come along and mention I had something to do with beating a sack of dead puppies; I was with you the entire time, okay? "

"Is violence impending? No? Then why are you bothering me...?"

"You know, I could be at home watching my Soaps right now."

Of course, there are others. Medic-greetings based on player health and rad levels; repairer and reloading greetings; some for recruited companions only, some only for non-recruited; a couple for female companions only that may get me attacked by feminists.

Also:

"Ugh. That gecko isn't sitting well. We may want to sleep outside tonight... s'all I'm saying..."

BECAUSE FART JOKES ARE ALWAYS FUNNY, DAMN IT!


Edit, and from the "Behavior" menu:

"Oh Gods yes; I love it when you micromanage me! Do it more!"

Must resist urge to have the companion refer to the player as Mein Fuhrer...

3 comments:

  1. Lol! I love the comments. Can't wait to read more of them.

    I apologize for not getting back to you again about the alpha version. From what I did see, the repair script for the companions' weapons was working as you intended. I just sort of got massively side tracked over the last couple of days, and an apparent increase of crashes in both FO3 and FNV were having me not want to fire up the games.

    Oh, if you were to attach any animations to some of those comments, I think the micromanage one should involve either excitement or a shovel... That's just me though.

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  2. "I apologize for not getting back to you again about the alpha version. "

    I understand people get busy. I was just hoping more than two of you would download the thing and let me know...


    "Oh, if you were to attach any animations to some of those comments, I think the micromanage one should involve either excitement or a shovel... That's just me though. "

    ...Actually, the companion throws both their hands in the air and cheers...

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  3. "...Actually, the companion throws both their hands in the air and cheers..."

    Buh what? Lol! Okay, I am definitely finding time to play NV this weekend, just to see that :D

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