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2009-12-22 21:07:01
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Thanks for the comments.

>this system makes close combat almost impossible, and even when you switch to ranged, you're unable to move- easy prey.

I think Christaan said something like this too, but I think if you got more used to it you would find it easier.. I tried to make the gameplay mimic the original Dink. The trick is to attack and then click away at just the right time (I think just as you hear the sound), then repeat. It does work.. but you have to be precise and it's more skilled based than the original Dink.

The unable to move with ranged was intentional too... Ranged in the original Dink is seriously flawed because it tends to be either 0% effective or 100% effective (that is, if you're doing any damage at all with ranged, you can kill anything slower than you with no chance of being hit). So my idea is you start with ranged (e.g. poisoned arrow), but then are forced to move to melee..

Anyway, as I said in the readme, the gameplay isn't really the point of MouseDink, since those things can be easily tweaked.. But the gameplay as it is now works: I can kill everything in my demonstration map relatively easily without magic. Of course with MouseDink in an actual game some time of in-game tutorial would be required. I have also thought of making a video showing how it is done because I'm not sure if anyone got used to the system, but I never got around to it..

>the inventory system is nice, but it makes this system incompatable for most mods - I expected something I could paste into my dink/story and use all over.

Actually MouseDink is necessarily incompatible with other DMODs like that because it can't trigger talk() without help.. it is impossible to just paste it in as you expected. Can't do anything about that..

>I'd like to see a system where wasd is move, f is talk/interact and click is use weapon, and doesn't use that inventory - Itwould be more compatable, and easier for players

I do have a system like that, but I never published it. But unfortunately the movement is either toggle (one touch to start, one touch to stop) or recognition of the key up is a bit delayed. I know I sent some of this code to Erwin for his two-player thing (I think he got confused and credited someone else in the readme), but I can't remember how much code he used or if he used my delayed system.

I'm not sure if it is possible to call up the old inventory in a non-awkward way.. and besides the increase in compatibility would be trivial. DMODs would still need all their NPC scripts modified, but the new inventory just needs add_item() replaced with some other function each time it occurs..

Truth is I made MouseDink as a challenge. It's more of a hack and it's a very inefficient way to add mouse support to Dink. You can see the delay as Dink faces towards the cursor. It'd be much better (and easier) to just add mouse support directly to the engine.

Someone has released 11 files

Red ShieldD-Mod, UnfinishedGood 8.0December 4th, 2007
CustomFEMiscellaneous, FrontendExceptional 9.6December 4th, 2007
MouseDink Dev's DemonstrationD-Mod, DevelopmentGood 8.4December 4th, 2007
FIFO & Variables in DinkCDevelopment, TutorialExceptional 9.0December 4th, 2007
Fairy Goodness OnlineD-Mod, MiscellaneousGood 7.8March 22nd, 2002
CustomFE 1 SkinpackMiscellaneous, FrontendGood 8.4November 12th, 2000
DImageDevelopment, UtilityFair 6.9October 22nd, 2000
CEditDevelopment, UtilityExceptional 9.2October 14th, 2000
DMOD ManagerDevelopment, UtilityGood 8.4September 28th, 2000
Run.exeDevelopment, UtilityFair 6.6September 16th, 2000
DinkC TutorialDevelopment, TutorialFair 6.2April 16th, 2000

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