A Development Tutorial: Chapter 14

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A Development Tutorial: Chapter 14
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Season All Seasons
Status Progress Stopped
Completion 75%
Authors Slowhand
This Chapter 14: Dialogue: The "SAY" Menu
More Chapters Title Page
Development Kit Setup
Making Maps
The World Map Editor
NPC Dialogues
Create a 2-Map Zone
Monsters, Loot, and Scripts
Tracking Quest Progress
Scenery Scripts
Dialogue-to-Quest Location
Chapter 10
The Scripting Environment
Understanding Quest Scripts
Chapter 13
Dialogue: The "SAY" Menu
Chapter 15
Lockpick Cooldown
Repeatable Locations
Floating FA Text
Roulette Game
Dialogues vs Scripts
Simple Kill Quest
Chapter 21
Mysterious Stranger Perk
Perk Installation
Black Jack Game
Black Jack Installation
Sound Effects
Pro Tips
Notes {{{notes}}}


Using the "Say" menu from dialogues. (Riddle mini quest.)

It is quite simple actually, all you need to do, is at a dialogue you created, link the function to call at the dialogue, instead of results or demands like before. The signature will change to the following: uint dlg_Name(Critter& player, Critter@ npc, string@ say).

When the client accesses the node which you linked the say-script, it will run the script immediately, will not wait for the client to press "Say", so the first line of the code needs to be something that checks if the user entered something using say. (check code example for it)

The return value of the script function will tell which dialogue node to access next. 0 stands for the same dialogue node, running the script again, -1 stands for exiting the dialogue, and different positive values will try to find and access a dialogue node with that number. In our example, that was the 4.

Here is the code, using the previous tutorials, try to install it, do not forget to add the script to the script lists, the dialogue you created to the dialogue scripts and linking the NPC dialog ID to the ID's you gave to your dialogue at _dialogs.fos.

This is how my dialogue file looks like, showing where to add/edit the script functions called (left click on node 3):

(image soon)