Basically, I want to kill the default rule that prints the items on a supporter when Inform prints the room description and only have it print those items when the supporter is examined or searched.
Ideally, I would like this to be something I can switch on and off, so that 90% of the time it won’t print those items, but I could allow it to do so the 10% of the time where I find it helpful.
I’ve seen examples in the I7 documentation that deal with this general idea, but all of the ones that I’ve found seem much more complicated than what I want to do and I was getting lost in the details.
Example 357 “The Eye of the Idol” seems very close to what I want to do, especially when it deals with supporters that are scenery. I have a nightstand that is a scenery supporter and I want the items on it not to be listed when the room description is printed.
But this example deals with in-place and out-of-place objects and I’m getting a bit confused by that as I don’t think it’s necessary for what I’m trying to do. I simply want to kill the inclusion of anything on the nightstand.
I hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance!