I tried searching for the answer in the topics, but wasn’t sure what to search for, so I apologize if this has already been answered in a different topic. I’m a relative newbie to Inform and am trying to teach myself as I go with various manuals (like Jim Aikin’s) and websites (sibyl moon’s tutorials).
I’m trying to eliminate two of Inform’s automatic reporting functions.
I would rather not have Inform report what objects are listed in a room. Currently I’m using this syntax “The steel door, two first level windows, the second level window, a cement back porch, a hose, a plastic kiddie pool, and a steel awning are in the Back.” where the Back is a room. I know that’s causing the extraneous reporting I don’t want, but I don’t know how to place the objects in the room without getting it to report that they’re there when the room is entered.
I also would rather not have Inform say that a thing is in a container. Currently I have a hose I need placed in a kiddie pool. I would like only my description of the hose in the pool to show when the pool is examined instead of the double of my description with Inform’s own reporting.
Thanx in advance for any help and ideas.