I’m trying to implement something like the following:
[code]Attic is a room. “Who knows what treasures you’ll find in Great Uncle Larry’s attic?”
The vintage record is in Attic. The description of the record is “This is a vinyl record of ‘Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,’ by the Police.”
Understand “every” as the vintage record.
The battered VHS tape is in Attic. The description of the tape is “This VHS tape contains the first season of ‘All in the Family.’”
Understand “all” as the tape.[/code]
As you can see, I’d like for the player to be able to refer to the record and tape by the first words in their titles (especially since I might implement more records and tapes).
However, this causes the (obvious in retrospect) problem when the player tries to pick up just the record and then drop just the tape:
Who knows what treasures you’ll find in Great Uncle Larry’s attic?
You can see a vintage record and a battered VHS tape here.
This is a vinyl record of “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” by the Police.
vintage record: Taken.
battered VHS tape: Taken.
This VHS tape contains the first season of “All in the Family.”
battered VHS tape: Dropped.
vintage record: Dropped.
Is there a way to override the normal usage of “all” and “every” in Inform 7 when the record and tape are present?