I have a ConvNode with 4 SpecialTopic objects. It is working fine, even though I had to set ‘timesToSuggest = 1’ since the default wasn’t working (just throwing it out there in case I missed something in the doc).
Anyway, when three specific SpecialTopic objects are chosen (curiositySatisfied is true for each object), I would like to move on to another ConvNode with a new batch of SpecialTopic objects.
I started to do this with extra coding (like I would do with TADS 2) but then realized that T3 probably has a better/slicker way of handling it – I just don’t know what that is. I’ve gone through the the doc, but no immediate solution came to me.
Any advice on the best approach for this?
So this ended up being rather simple. (well, simple after several aborted attempts).
I don’t know of any drawbacks yet, but here’s how I solved it – generic code to follow.
In the NPC object, in the nifty afterAction(), I did:
if (topic1.curiositySatisfied && topic2.curiositySatisfied && topic3.curiositySatisfied)
And as for the timesToSuggest issue I stated above, that appears to be a conflict with some code I lifted from the Tour Guide. I don’t know why it doesn’t work for SuggestedTopics, but at least I know where the conflict is…
timesToSuggest = (ofKind(EventList) ? eventList.length() : 1)
You would think I would have remembered why I lifted that code…