Re: ascii pfiles v2.0 (and F in zone)

From: Angus Mezick (angus@EDGIL.CCMAIL.COMPUSERVE.COM)
Date: 03/27/98

I think the phrase "you are the MAN!" works here.

obcircle:  my what a pain, I added in Andrey's Force mob patch (WORK GREAT BTW)
(and adding oasis interface wasn't all that bad) and I decided to have mobs
group and autoassist each other when they follow each other.  Ran into a small
sticking point where I called do_assist(helper, GET_NAME(helpee), ...); This
worked great for players who had autoassist on, but when it got to mobs, the
one_argument() call on the GET_NAME() string returned "an" "a" or "the".
ouch...  bit of a pain to track down, but it work beautifully now, can't wait
for the builders to get their hands on it and have fun.  Groups of mobs running
around assisting each other.. talk about your pack of wolves.

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Subject: Re:  ascii pfiles v2.0
Date:    3/27/98 9:09 AM

That's another possibility.  It would tend to fill up your directories if
you've got a big player base, though.  When you get up over 1000-1500
players, it gets a bit messy since you'd have over double the files in
each directory (assuming one rent file per player).

I'm open to all suggestions.  If others prefer this method, I'll be happy
to adopt it.  If I use the multiple file/multiple directory method (which
seems very likely at this point), it will be easy enough to convert to the
above.  I'll add an optional suffix definition so all you'd have to do to
get the above would be to edit the following in db.h from:

#define         PFILE_PREFIX    "pfiles"
#define         RENT_PREFIX     "rent"
#define         MAIL_PREFIX     "mail"

#define         PFILE_SUFFIX    ""
#define         RENT_SUFFIX     ""
#define         MAIL_SUFFIX     ""


#define         PFILE_PREFIX    "pfiles"
#define         RENT_PREFIX     "pfiles"
#define         MAIL_PREFIX     "pfiles"

#define         PFILE_SUFFIX    ".plr"
#define         RENT_SUFFIX     ".obj"
#define         MAIL_SUFFIX     ".ml"

How's that sound?


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