Books – How To

This tutorial describes how to use custom texts in books, scrolls, etc.

First, put a book into your level and save it. Then, open a wordprocessor and create a new document. Any word processor that supports saving in ASCII can be used, but I prefer WordPad. To make pages in a book, you must number them. For the first page in a book you must first start with (minus the quotes) ‘Page_0:’, the next page would be ‘Page_1:’, and so on. After this you type your text in quotation marks. You must end the document with another quotation mark. So for example, you might write:

Page_0: “Dear Stephanie, I am going on a trip to London to meet with some fellow thieves, be back Wednesday.”

OR, for a journal…

Page_0: “Nothing much happened today”

Page_1: ” Nothing much happened today either, I am getting tired of sitting around and waiting on snoty lords. I wish someone would rob them.”
(if this last statement was really a wish, his wish would come true!! :0)

For Thief 1: Save the file in the Books> English subdirectory. Save your file as ****.str. (where **** stands for your file name) Some wordprocessors will automatically append another extention to the filename, if this happens, save again, and enclose your file with quotation marks: “***.str”.

For Thief 2: You will need to create a Books>English directory. Once you’ve done this, follow the procedure for Thief 1.

To use your text in a book, scroll, or whatever, go to the properties of the readable object, and add the property Book>Text, and fill in the dialog box with the *full* file name of your text, e. g. ‘***.str'(minus the quotes)

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