The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

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LypyL
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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by LypyL » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:09 am

There's a name generator built into Daggerfall Unity (Daggerfall Tools Menu -> Name Generator), I used it to generate my character's name.

Interkarma wrote: If it wasn't missing a couple of races, I would have put a "random name" button into the character creator.
I think you should add it to be honest, just disable it for the non-supported races.

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by Interkarma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:10 am

LypyL wrote: I think you should add it to be honest, just disable it for the non-supported races.
Fair call! :)

And someone can always add the unsupported races later.

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by jman0war » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:11 am

Interkarma wrote: Now that you mention this, there's a name generator in DFTFU that uses Daggerfall's own namebank data. If it wasn't missing a couple of races, I would have put a "random name" button into the character creator. Races with available name tables data are:
  • Breton
  • Redguard
  • Nord
  • Imperial
  • Dark Elf
  • High Elf
  • Wood Elf
Argonians and Khajiit are out of luck. :(
I wonder are there many names of Argonians and Kajiit in DF books?
I can't really think of any though.
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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by Jay_H » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:16 am

UESP says Argonian names are generated in Arena, and Khajiit are generated in Arena and DF. I don't know what source that comes from since I haven't played Arena at all.

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by Interkarma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:23 am

I don't know about Arena, but I'd question the source on Daggerfall. There's literally no name bank for Argonians or Khajiit in NAMEGEN.DAT.

I've been wrong about stuff before though, and I'm happy to be wrong, that's how progress is made. :)

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by Jay_H » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:06 am

I looked back in the wiki, and the Argonian and Khajiit names were added by a UESP user "Kimi the Elf" in 2013 (1) (2). I'm storing this here for reference since I'm out of time, so I may come back to this later.

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by Interkarma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:17 am

The name particles they have listed for "Argonian" are in NAMEGEN, but I think these are actually Imperial. Suffixes like -erius, -ius, -icus, etc. are all classic Roman name suffixes. They don't really seem to fit Argonians at all. Especially with combos like Augustus available. :D

The Khajiit names could be on to something though. I have these classified as an unknown location bank right, and they would fit Khajiit quite well. Thanks for the heads up, I'll take another look at this. I've probably just misclassified both of these races. :)

For reference, here are all the name tables extracted from NAMEGEN.DAT. Comments around rules for Argonian and Khajiit name generation based on available data are most welcome!

https://github.com/Interkarma/daggerfal ... ameGen.txt

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by Interkarma » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:19 am

OK, I've added a "random name" button to the character creator that currently works for all races except Argonian and Khajiit. I'll review these two again against the name data available.

https://gfycat.com/FreeSevereCattle

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by Jay_H » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:29 am

Dude, you totally rock :D I've left a message for the user I mentioned, but another user confirmed that he/she has disappeared since 2013. In the meantime I guess it's time to think of some good Argonian naming rules from scratch.

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Re: The Daggerfall Roleplayer Generator

Post by jman0war » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:48 am

Interkarma wrote:OK, I've added a "random name" button to the character creator that currently works for all races except Argonian and Khajiit. I'll review these two again against the name data available.

https://gfycat.com/FreeSevereCattle
Wow that was quick!
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