New to scripting?

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New to scripting?

Post by meway » 27 Sep 2011, 11:04

Scripting an NPC

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009-1.gat,81,41,0 script Milly 114, {
mes "[Milly]";
mes "\"Hello.\"";
close;
}
[/color]

Above is an example of an NPC saying Hello. This NPC is using multiple Messages. First it says [Milly] Than it says Hello.

1)

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009-1
is determining the map that the NPC is located.
Note: .Gat allows the server to recognize the map

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81,41
is the spot on the grid (using square unites) an NPC will stand while on a map. 1,1 being the very most upper left of the grid.

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,0 
Tells the NPC what way it is facing. This usually will remain 0

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script
is the command that indicates it is a script

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Milly
is the name printed in the client below the sprite (you will see this in game below the NPC sprite)

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114,
is the sprite id to be looked up in client data /npc.xml This file is located in your updates.

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{
indicates the start of a script
2)

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mes
This tells the client to print a message when you click on an npc.

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"
opens a place for you to type the printed message you want your npc to say

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"
At the end of the printed message, this lets the npc know the message is complete

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; 
This is placed after each command to indicate the command line is complete
3)

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mes
refer to number 2)

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"
starts a string

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\"
means there is a " within a string

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Hello.
Is the printed message

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\"
refer to 2 lines above

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"
refer to 2)

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;
refer to 2)
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close 
is a command that allows a player the option to close the prompt while in game

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;
refer to 2)
5)

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}
indicates the end of the script
If I missed anything or you feel the need to edit this Paste-bin via pm and I will credit you for your alterations. I plan on continuing this thread with example npc and eventually creating 1 downloadable document

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Re: New to scripting?

Post by meway » 27 Sep 2011, 12:12

I would add under Authors the person who created the milly script if I knew who that was.
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Re: New to scripting?

Post by Crush » 27 Sep 2011, 13:36

Hi meway.

Thanks for writing this, but I think that the wiki would be a better place for this than the forum.
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Re: New to scripting?

Post by meway » 27 Sep 2011, 13:51

If ali-g wants to work his magic I don't mind. But I dislike using the wiki myself so I will have to continue here.
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Re: New to scripting?

Post by Alige » 27 Sep 2011, 14:39

I personally don't have the time to do this. I already need to do all the magic skills, all the NPCs and translate all that in french, moreover Wombat asked me to add few things on wiki a year ago, and I still didn't do that.

If people want to learn how to script, they just need to connect on IRC, ask some help and use their head.

Good job so far Meway, keep it up,
best regards,
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Re: New to scripting?

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