I'd say a combination of luck/intelligence. Both give you a chance to spot a secret door. You might get a racial bonus (like elf). You don't really need a popup. Just a status message will do. Sneaking would give you an advantage simply because you would have more checks against finding the door. Mind you I'm not saying any of this would change the way DFU/Classic works now with checking the map being the easiest way to find secret doors.Midknightprince wrote: ↑Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:18 pmI don't know how else you would do the secret doors in DF.
The only way I could see a pop up working is if it's tied to say the sneaking/lockpicking skill (if your good enough, it goes off), that's just more work tho, if it can even be done.
I honestly think less is better if were talking about messing with the secret doors.
Classic did it well enough, and you kinda wanna have to look for this stuff anyways (or listen for it now)- they are secrets !
Just my opin....
Yeah, I saw the pitch setting in there, I guess I thought you were talking about something else.
It is kinda quiet for me, it's the no music thing, I'll tweek it in my game..
The mechanic could go something like this: Is there a secret door in the PC's field of view? If so, How far away is it? How well illuminated it it? Make a check vs PC intelligence. On success show message. Else, Make a check vs PC luck. On success show message. Was message displayed for this door? Yes, exit else Repeat next round
I think a status message is a perfectly valid method to notify the player. You could even put a cardinal direction in the notification "You spot a secret door to the northeast"
The other thing I would like to see at some future point is a spell that causes all secret doors withing a radius to have an emitter turn on so they glow. Perhaps the whole door perhaps just the edge. The spell would also boost the chances of the PC spotting the secret door to 100% within the radius of the spell.