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Posted by Bane221   (5 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 06 Mar 2009 02:10 AM (UTC)
I have been using SMAUG and editing areas with the AreaEditor 1.34. I really want to dumb down my setup QUITE a bit and wanted to see how hard it really would be. I want new players to only go to a single area, that I create. I want them to not choose race or class or anything, just Male or Female and a name. I have no need to combat setups even, just the ability to interact in the limited area I provide. Is this as hard as it seems to dumb everything down? Thanks for any help.

-Ryan H
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Posted by Zeno   USA  (2,871 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Fri 06 Mar 2009 02:15 AM (UTC)
It wouldn't be too hard, but it begs the question why use Smaug?

Zeno McDohl,
Owner of Bleached InuYasha Galaxy
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Posted by David Haley   USA  (3,881 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 06 Mar 2009 03:01 AM (UTC)
Note that you don't actually have to remove things from the code in order to remove interaction with them.

But Zeno is right; you might want to consider using a different codebase. In fact, something like SocketMUD or Nick's Tinymudserver might work much better for you.

David Haley aka Ksilyan
Head Programmer,
Legends of the Darkstone

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,537 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Fri 06 Mar 2009 03:17 AM (UTC)
This sounds quite a bit like PennMUSH (or similar variants) which don't have combat, and basically come out of the box "empty".

I think a while ago I did something that let you export out of the Area Editor into PennMUSH building commands, so your preliminary work wouldn't be wasted.

- Nick Gammon

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