I’ve recently started a text adventure project that focuses on combat, one of the main focuses being the ability to attack different parts of an enemy body. I’m not talking excessively realistic like Dwarf Fortress’s combat, with the fingers and teeth and whatnot. Just simple things like the head, body, arms and legs.
So… To my question, are there any updated and working extensions in Inform that kind of match my idea, or are vaguely similar at the least? Also if there’s a way to achieve this without the requirement of extensions, that’d be grand.
Did you get the most recent version? If so, you need to have it and the “Inform Attack Core” extension. I use an older version, coupled with Inform 7 Build 6G60, and it works fine. But you may not wish to downgrade just for that.
Not currently unfortunately. The best example of ATTACK is Kerkerkruip, but it is also very complicated and changes a lot of ATTACK’s defaults. But Victor and I are both active on the forum here to answer any questions about it.
I’m sorry for the state that ATTACK is in right now – we have been using it ourselves for Kerkerkruip, but we haven’t done a good job keeping it accessible to others. That doesn’t mean you can’t use it. You can. But I’m afraid you’ll notice that the manual is quite of date, and as you’ve already seen, the version in the ATTACK github repository doesn’t compile for the latest Inform.