Re: Jesus walked on water...

From: Desmond Daignault (tekdd@DTOL.DATATIMES.COM)
Date: 10/15/97

On Wed, 15 Oct 1997, Jeremy Elson wrote:

=>If I'm on a boat, and I drop something, I would expect it to drop in
=>the boat -- not in the water.  Unfortunately this is beyond the
=>capabilities of Circle because objects can't go into other objects --
=>they can only be in your inventory or on the ground.  As bad as it is
=>for objects to be able to "sit" on water (the current situation), I
=>think having people lose objects that they drop is even worse.

One way to allow this is to give ITEM_BOAT the same properties as those as
containers. (the contents is just a linked list anyway)  Then in do_drop
check to see if the person is over water, if so, check for a boat in the
inventory, if there put the item in the boat.

As to losing objects I will be adding a feature to ShadowWind that will
allow players to lose items if droped over water, but there will also be a
way for those items to be retrieved, unless a reboot happens before they
get it back.



void signature () {
  printf ("Praise not the day until evening has come; a woman\n"
          "until she is burnt; a sword until it is tried; a maiden until\n"
          "she is married; ice until it has been  crossed; beer until it\n"
          "has been drunk.   -- Viking Proverb\n");

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