Scenario Making

AuthorTopic: Scenario Making
Shock Trooper
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Will it be really hard for me to learn how to make my own scenario on BoA big or small if I have never done it before on BoE or will it be easy to learn.

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Lifecrafter
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Somewhat in the middle of those two options, I'd guess.

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Posts: 972 | Registered: Tuesday, October 28 2003 08:00
Law Bringer
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BoE is very intuitive. As long as you can stick with your scenario, you can make oen without too much trouble. It may not win accolades from all who play it, but it will be decent.

BoA has more complicated scripts. I'm not sure if you have to dig into the coding or not. If you do, it will be significantly harder to make a scenario. The engine is different enough that it will probably help only moderately to have worked with BoE.

—Alorael, who suspects that experience with designing anything will be the most useful. The key is having enough willingness to experiment with the editor and enough dedication not to drop your project halfway through.
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Apprentice
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From an non-programmer, i'd say it would be hard!

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Posts: 23 | Registered: Sunday, December 21 2003 08:00
Shock Trooper
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Alright heres a concept. Say for a scenario that I might make you would start off in your own little room. Right when you are about the door a (special encounter) says that the fort is being under attack and when you walk outside there is a horde of goblins that are attacking. This im pretty sure can be done but will I need to have some programmer know-how to do it or will there be certain tabs for these (special encounters).

Im asking all these questions because I have a really great idea for a scenario to make when BoA comes out. So thank you for the feedback. :D :D

[ Sunday, January 25, 2004 17:34: Message edited by: chaosfox ]

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Legends tell that Avernum,
Is a gateway to the underworld,
from which the dead never return,
Well thats a lie because im here now aren't I.
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"Never get into a fight with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
Posts: 312 | Registered: Tuesday, January 6 2004 08:00
Shock Trooper
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Oh ya and is there a capability to make that video sequence that appears when you confirm the party you make in Avernum 3??

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Legends tell that Avernum,
Is a gateway to the underworld,
from which the dead never return,
Well thats a lie because im here now aren't I.
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"Never get into a fight with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
Posts: 312 | Registered: Tuesday, January 6 2004 08:00
BANNED
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The answer to this is yes- you can put cutscenes anywhere into your scenario, and according to Stareye, it's much easier to do in BoA than it is in BoE.
For people like myself, this is a tremendous relief.

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Triad Mage
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I don't know, I find BoA to be much more intuitive and easy than BoE - what gets me to most is the different heights and making my outdoors look right.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Well that still leaves the second question

"is there a capability to make that video sequence that appears when you confirm the party you make in Avernum 3??"

If you answered it already and I just didnt see it then sorry.

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Legends tell that Avernum,
Is a gateway to the underworld,
from which the dead never return,
Well thats a lie because im here now aren't I.
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"Never get into a fight with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
Posts: 312 | Registered: Tuesday, January 6 2004 08:00
Warrior
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quote:
The answer to this is yes- you can put cutscenes anywhere into your scenario...
I believe you didn't see it.

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Posts: 79 | Registered: Friday, November 22 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
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Oh I saw that I just didnt know that the thing I was talking about in the second question was called a cutscene. (hit self on the head)doh

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Legends tell that Avernum,
Is a gateway to the underworld,
from which the dead never return,
Well thats a lie because im here now aren't I.
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"Never get into a fight with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
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Infiltrator
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Heh. That's good that cutscenes will be allowed. It will be a great replacement of the dialog boxes we had to use in BoE to describe a long sequence of events.

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Apprentice
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kick ass! cut-scenes!!!

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Infiltrator
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Triad Mage
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No, it really isn't spam.

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Guardian
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:D Get SPAM Stuff? I can only imagine...

Remember though folks, you still have to make cutscenes. You can't just think it.

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Posts: 1582 | Registered: Wednesday, November 13 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
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Well, of course. We all know this, don't we? :P

They might be difficult, but could end up being really cool.

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Warrior
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I personally don't like them much, lets admit it, they are kinda annoying during game play... standable at the start and end of the senario though,

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Posts: 79 | Registered: Friday, November 22 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
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They would be good for chapter markers, or for the ends of huge battles.

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Infiltrator
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Sorry, I just wanted to do that!

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