Re: Newbie? Casting Times

From: Tony Robbins [Kupek] (tonyr@NWPACLINK.COM)
Date: 08/06/98

Your way is one possible method.  The other is to get dak's "Mana Drain"
patch, available at George's web site (

BTW, I've found that it helps to completely go through your code idea on
paper before attempting to code it.  Leaves less loopholes in the code,
also lets you decide if you want to go through with it before you've got a
jumbled mess of code.

Just a thought.

*Note.  As soon as DG Scripts PL5a is released, I will update the OLC+
package.  I haven't as of yet as I've been sick, off the list due to ISP
problems, and going to funerals.  Anyway, bubye.

At 09:26 PM 8/6/98 EDT, you wrote:
>I am thinking of a way to add 'casting times' to spells. Where they type cast
>and it takes a certain duration before the actual completion or failure of
>spell, instead of all spells being instantaneous. I don't really know
where to
>start, I was thinking of creating ch->player.casting, to the current spell
>number being cast and then 1 second refresh to check if duration is complete
>if so send ch->player.casting to the spell parser =/ But thats just a basic
>idea ... any help would be greatly appreciated!
>    JinX
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