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DROP it like it's hot?   
Malkin

Malkin
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  4/23/2010

I'd like to use caos to force my norns to drop a particular item after they've pushed it. (i.e. make it compulsary in the push script.) The CAOS help document has the promising command DROP, which is as follows:

DROP (command)
Force the TARG to drop what it is carrying. this will try to find a safe place for the agent to fall.


Can anyone please show me an example of how they've used the DROP command?


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Papriko
Peppery One

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  4/23/2010

How "they" as in "CL" used the drop command, but I also used it a few times. The syntax is as easy as the one of the DEAD command. In the agent idea you describe would a code like this probably be interesting for you:
doif carr <> null
targ carr
drop
targ ownr
endi
That was it. ;) Simply TARGing and then DROP.

I also used it in my Hypno Pot and the CRC.


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Malkin

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  4/23/2010

Thanks Papriko! :) I've modified the code like the following (Xes are for X-tra mystery, lol) - d'you think it'll still work like this?


scrp X X X X
snde "X"
subv ov02 0.2
inst
targ from
stim writ from X 1
slow
targ ownr
doif carr <> null
targ carr
drop
endi
endm


Does using DROP cause the drop script (5) to trigger, if an agent has one?


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Papriko
Peppery One

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  4/23/2010

Yes, the code looks fine. You can apply drop on anything that is able to carry something... creatures, vehicles, the hand...

I am not sure if the drop script is executed, but probably yes. I quickly would test it with a mini-cosfile, but I am too sleepy now :$ (half to midnight here)
In the worst case you directly MESG your agent with script 5, AFAIK is it also dropped them.


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Moe

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  4/25/2010

LOL, best. CC. thread. name. ever.

That is all.

 
Malkin

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  7/2/2010

Does anyone know if this is a DS-exclusive command?

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RisenAngel
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  7/2/2010

DROP is indeed a DS-only command. It throws a syntax error if you try to put it into a C3-only script.

~ The Realm ~
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Malkin

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  7/2/2010

Thank you, GrendelMan. :)

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Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko



  7/3/2010

I don't know if it is because I have installed it from CIE, but my C3 solo lets me TARG NORN DROP my creatures.
MANN "DROP" also works perfectly.

MANN wrote:
Force the TARG to drop what it is carrying. this will try to find a safe place for the agent to fall.



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Malkin

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  8/18/2011

If I gave an object a velocity in its drop script, would that make it fall away from the norn when dropped? ('escape'?)


scrp 2 X X 5
setv va00 rand -10 10
setv velx va00
setv va00 rand -10 -1
setv vely va00
endm


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Liam

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  8/19/2011

It should, but it will do this when dropped by the hand as well.

Do something like:


scrp 2 X X 5
doif crea from eq 1
setv va00 rand -10 10
setv velx va00
setv va00 rand -10 -1
setv vely va00
endi
endm


That will ensure that it only happens if it is dropped by a creature... I think. In theory. You'll have to test it.


- Liam / K'aeloree

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