Dialogue Actions Character Creator and Randomizer

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Nameless

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Aug 30, 2012


I've been learning Dialogue Actions just so I could do this and I got my proof of concept working, posted above(I plan on recognizing the layout), but now I'm wondering whether this is is even worth doing.

The idea is to create characters faster using presets. But I won't know whether its actually any faster until the thing is finished. I'm also not sure if people will use this, all I know is that while SDT allows for basically unlimited customization I find my self mixing and matching my favorite settings and colors a lot and it would be nice to load them with one click.

What I do know is that the randomize function will be really cool. Since I'm using presets I will make it hierarchical so the results aren't ridiculous like the vanilla shuffle. You'll get a good looking character almost every time.

I'm also looking for feed back on what you guys would like to see included.
 
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Quaren

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Dec 26, 2017
Cool! I don't know much about SDT modding, but would it also be possible to add in a random semi-generic dialogue? IE add a random personality to the random appearance?
 

SkyHeart

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This couldn't have been more perfect. I will surely be using it to create random charaters for my dialogue's random events.

I don't know how randomizing works but if you are changing the hslc values, I would like a way to restrict it to the 4 basic SDT skin tones for a bigger chance of a normal looking character to come out.

Can't wait for it!
 
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Nameless

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I don't know how randomizing works
Code:
randomize:"[skin]"
skin:"One"
skin:"Two"
This is how I've seen it done, when randomize is triggered you call another line in this case skin that is repeated and one is chosen at random and they have different information.

I would like a way to restrict it to the 4 basic SDT skin tones for a bigger chance of a normal looking character to come out
I have to do more testing but I was planing on using the light skin option only as I've found that changing it with character code resets her body size to default unless I find a way to manage this with variables. Either way the skin color will be a limited number of presets that should always look good.
 

SkyHeart

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changing it with character code resets her body size to default unless I find a way to manage this with variables.
Have you tried with DA's "da.body.her.skin"?

Edit: it's da.her.body.skin, my bad sorry. And I just tried and it works.

You can than use da.her.body.skin.h, da.her.body.skin.s, da.her.body.skin.l, da.her.body.skin.c to change those values
 
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Nameless

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I redesigned the layout and have the first layer working. Only "Her", "Body" the sizes and the "Back" and "Main Menu" buttons work. I'm looking for feed back on whether you guys think DA is responsive enough for a system like this and do you think you'd use this?

edit:Is there any way I can indent in the file? I tried tabs and spaces and it breaks everything, is there some other character I can use that is just ignored?
 

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SkyHeart

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Is there any way I can indent in the file? I tried tabs and spaces and it breaks everything, is there some other character I can use that is just ignored?
Sadly, I don't think there is. you could make your lines like

line:"[---line2]"
---line2:""

And so on, but it's not that much of a solution..



Testing the file brb
 

SkyHeart

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Back from a bit of playing around.
I don't know why, but all the buttons that would set her body size to something below 1 end up setting her size to 0

I don't know why.. but only by doing with [SETVAR_da.her.body.scale_<number below 1>] I was able to get past this issue..

Are the buttons "medium", "M-S", "small" and "tiny" setting her scale to something else than 0 for you?

Also there's wild "b" in the "huge" scale setting but that's not a problem :grin:
 

SkyHeart

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I don't have anySizeHer.. that explains why you're setting the scale to values above 1.
Well than, other than that, It works nicely and I'm looking forward to the random all feature.
Happy writing
 

SkyHeart

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Did you get to test this?
Yep, did I really not reply back? Wth, I'm sorry!
It's good, all the results are normal and usable
The only thing I have to say is that I hope you'll add more hair styles to it.
Other than that, not much. Useful project, The timing couldn't have been better!
 
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