Using the phrase 'use compass' - TADS3.1

I want my actor to be carrying a compass and to be able to use the simple two word command ‘use compass’. Right now I get the reply ‘use compass for what’. I would like some code that would follow that simple command with a text phrase if tha actor has the compass and with a ‘don’t have compass’ type of phrase if the actor doesn’t have the compass. Any ideas out there?


USE is not a standard verb that comes with TADS by default. That means you’ve implemented this yourself somewhere as a TIAction. You will also need a TAction version of it (so that it can also work with single objects.)