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Archived Post 11-05-2010 08:13 AM

Scripting
 
Will there be any sort of scripting? I'd like to be able to save a variable between missions.

Archived Post 11-06-2010 11:10 PM

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Will there be any sort of scripting? I'd like to be able to save a variable between missions.
I doubt there will be any scripting, at least not at first. However I REALLY hope that scripting gets added into later Foundry updates. It would be great if scripting could control everything ... number of boffs, what gear is usable, avatar appearance, conditional NPC reactions... etc.

Archived Post 11-06-2010 11:45 PM

there might be scripting 'LITE'
as in, changing the base color of a force field. or such

later on if all goes well, they might open up more scripting...either in a form of a special code for that
particular engine or something more generic.

Archived Post 11-07-2010 12:20 AM

I think there's due to be some scripting.
I mean... there'd have to be if only to define mission fail/complete conditions, I'd think.

I saw one of the devs talk about how you can have ships spawn if your ship enters a pre-defined area--triggering an event, basically. That suggests to me there's some script support. He might have been referring to what will eventually be supported, though. I can't recall.

Archived Post 11-07-2010 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Rikaelus (Post 3139438)
I think there's due to be some scripting.
I mean... there'd have to be if only to define mission fail/complete conditions, I'd think.

I saw one of the devs talk about how you can have ships spawn if your ship enters a pre-defined area--triggering an event, basically. That suggests to me there's some script support. He might have been referring to what will eventually be supported, though. I can't recall.

Hmmm, i would have to agree while also disagree at the same time. In scripting and if there was scripting the player would be able to fix much of the problems in which the devs are required to fix when one sends in a ticket. Though at the same time, to a certain degree it would have to be necessary to writing these mission and episodes.

On a person note, i would love to do some scripting for the purpose of helping to fix some of the problems and updating and so on as this is what i used to do and know how to do.

Archived Post 11-08-2010 03:51 AM

What people will have to remember that this is the initial v1 of the Foundry tool, and most of the key developer features will remain "locked" until such time as Crytpic are ready to introduce them into the wider STO world. With scripting, it could allow for some really big cheats or bugs to develop so I'm guessing Cryptic will be cautious at first.

However, even if you accept that you have a basic toolset in the beginning, you have a massive array of items, ships, evnironments and characters to play with. For me, I'm planning missions assuming that the Foundry tool will have limited scope in the beginning....

This is really a Call to Arms forall STO fans. The better we make the missions, and the more appealing they beomce, Crypitc will have no choice but to bow to pressure and open up the Foundry to scripting in the future.

Archived Post 11-08-2010 06:39 AM

These aren't mod tools (according to dstahl) and there's quite a bit of potential for abuse whenever scripting is implemented.

Archived Post 11-08-2010 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by razoreye2005 (Post 3141238)
What people will have to remember that this is the initial v1 of the Foundry tool, and most of the key developer features will remain "locked" until such time as Crytpic are ready to introduce them into the wider STO world. With scripting, it could allow for some really big cheats or bugs to develop so I'm guessing Cryptic will be cautious at first.

However, even if you accept that you have a basic toolset in the beginning, you have a massive array of items, ships, evnironments and characters to play with. For me, I'm planning missions assuming that the Foundry tool will have limited scope in the beginning....

This is really a Call to Arms forall STO fans. The better we make the missions, and the more appealing they beomce, Crypitc will have no choice but to bow to pressure and open up the Foundry to scripting in the future.

Or the more Cryptic will be able to argue that the toolset we have is adequate to make really great missions.

Archived Post 11-08-2010 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Darren_Kitlor
These aren't mod tools (according to dstahl) and there's quite a bit of potential for abuse whenever scripting is implemented.


Oh i definitely agree. It would have to be very limited in scope and power. But a small set of functions would give us a lot of flexibility. Just take a look at the scripting engine in Neverwinter.

Archived Post 11-08-2010 12:54 PM

Best guess

On release - very limited scripting, prob with a 'scripting wizard' for basic use.
to set objects as interactable
to set triggers...you scan this then your BO says that
to set triggers in general
to modify NPCs

later - some scripting to modify objects appearance
scripting to alter enviroment based on triggers

I am not sure if we would ever be able to program in brand new functions,
but who knows later down the line.


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