I’ve just started with Inform (well, a few weeks ago, really) and have started trying to write a (simple) adventure. Basically, it’s about 3 rooms, but I want to disable cardinal directions.
This is my code:
A room can be cardinal or uncardinal. A room is usually uncardinal. A direction can be cardinal or normal. A direction is usually not normal. North, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest are cardinal.
Before going in a cardinal direction when the location is uncardinal, say “Who knows what your bearings are. You certainly don’t have a compass. Try something else.”
The compiler likes the code and compiles it just great. Until you try to play.
When I type ‘east’ (there’s an east connection to another room), it lets you go east.
I looked up the chapter on directions, and it didn’t really help me. Everything appears to work great in their source-code, just not mine. Can somebody please help me?