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Posted by Walker   (21 posts)
Date Fri 29 Aug 2003 12:34 PM (UTC)
Okay whenever i am able to get the cygwin and sorce files situated i will probably most likely looking into snippets. Been looking around a bit and was wondering if there is one out there that takes a map of say a town and displays it when someone types map (and if map command needs to be added?). Same things outside of towns but the map itself would look different. Like i have seen some muds do this:
*** ** ** *
***** **** ***

And that would be like outside towns and X would be on the legend saying its your location and * would be something of land and z and a as well. And as you travel the X would move (since its you) and the world map would change or rather simply move along with you to show where you are or if your near towns. Though also in turn the mud i saw this from had a stat feature that limited/allowed vision of the map which depended upon an amount of the stat you had.
Then as i said town maps would look different it would look more structured of course and wouldnt really move.

Dont know if anyone has attempted this with smaug but whenever i get things situated i would definitly love to have something like this to help players navigate.
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Posted by Boborak   USA  (228 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Fri 29 Aug 2003 03:33 PM (UTC)
I don't believe many snippets exist for SMAUG to do this. At the very least I don't think they would be terribly easy to install. Most ASCII maps I've seen in muds have been proprietary made specifically for that mud. It wouldn't hurt to look around though.

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Fri 29 Aug 2003 09:04 PM (UTC)
If I may suggest, as you sound like you are just getting started, if you start installing heaps of snippets you are going to get very confused. Get used to the standard SMAUG first, before you change things madly. Installing snippets often causes problems that are more easily fixed by experienced coders, not ones who downloaded the compiler two days ago.

What you might be better with is Dawn Of Time - a codebase that is similar to SMAUG and ROM, but has a lot of that stuff already in it. For one thing, it has a mapper that shows nearby exits in a map form. It might be worth trying that. There are instructions on this site for how to install it.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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