[CODE] Limited Items Loading

From: Julian Buckley (s348266@student.uq.edu.au)
Date: 01/18/99

This really has me stumped.  I'd appreciate all help.

Okies, take your normal stock do_load function, but more importantly the
obj_loading section.  Okies, now inside that, I have placed a call so
that if the PC is < LVL_GOD, they get called back and are not allowed to
load the item.  i.e....
    obj = read_object(r_num, REAL);
      send_to_char("That item has restricted loading due to its
&RLIMITED&n flag\r\n, ch);
      send_to_char("Please see a GOD+ to load that item manually.\r\n",
    obj_to_room(obj, ch->in_room);
    act("$n makes a strange magical gesture.", TRUE, ch, 0, 0, TO_ROOM);

    act("$n has created $p!", FALSE, ch, obj, 0, TO_ROOM);
    act("You create $p.", FALSE, ch, obj, 0, TO_CHAR);
  } else
    send_to_char("That'll have to be either 'obj' or 'mob'.\r\n", ch);
***END SNIP***

Now, assume the item has GLOW HUM LIMITED as its extra flags.  With code
the way it is, when I load this item, all the extra flags get cleared
once it gets loaded.  The item still has all of it's stats etc, but the
extra flags get wiped.  If I change GET_OBJ_EXTRA(obj) = ITEM_LIMITED to
use a "==", the item keeps its flags, but any immortal with the load
command can load it.  If I move that bit of code above the obj =
read_object() line, the mud crashes because it doesnt know what obj is
when called via get_obj_extra.

What I'm after is, how do I call this properly so that if the item has a
LIMITED flag (no matter what other extra flags it has) to fall into each
of these scenarios:
1. If < god, then quit out and not load the item;
2. If >= god, then load the item
    and in doing this, 3. Dont clear all the extra flags.

I assume I'm calling it wrongly, but I can't see it at the

Julian Buckley, 3rd Year Computer Systems Engineering
Dept. Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Qld
E-Mail: s348266@student.uq.edu.au
Web Page: http://student.uq.edu.au/~s348266/index.html

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