Is there any way of adding a short delay to an adventure that is created with inform7?
One example would be.
Check Read Paper:
If player is carrying a sheet of paper begin;
say “now where did I put my glasses.”;
Delay 3 seconds;
say “here they are…the sheet of paper say here is a clue, try digging in the garden.”;
I was thinking that one of the inform7’s add on’s might have a delay command in it.
I would strongly suggest to reconsider, though. Timed delays are one of the most annoying features in IF: it works only if you could match the delay exactly to the reading speed of the player. Otherwise the new text jolts the previous one up while the player is still reading it, or if the player has already finished reading there’s a momentary confusion what they should do to advance the game.
I have to agree with Felix here. This method enables you as a programmer to “pause the action,” but also allows the player to continue the game whenever they want to just by pressing a key. I highly recommend it!