Jay_H's quest writing tutorial

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Daggerfall divides strictly between intangible flats and tangible enemies. You can make the noble a flat first and turn him/her into an enemy when you click on the sprite, but there's no way to harm a flat.
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Re: Jay_H's quest writing tutorial

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Jay_H wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:51 pm Daggerfall divides strictly between intangible flats and tangible enemies. You can make the noble a flat first and turn him/her into an enemy when you click on the sprite, but there's no way to harm a flat.
So something like this?
Person _lord_ faction Lord_Khane
Foe _lordhostile_ is Knight

...

place npc _lord_ at _fort_

...

_lordclicked_ task:
clicked npc _lord_
hide npc _lord_
place foe _lordhostile_ at _fort_

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Precisely, that should do it perfectly. That's the same method classic quests like the Baltham Greyman one use to make an NPC "combat-ready."
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You could just use a foe from the start, since there's a foe clicked action now, but the graphics are much more limited.
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Re: Jay_H's quest writing tutorial

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Hello. I am having trouble following the basic quest tutorial.

Basically I cant get the Orc to spawn when the quest starts, im probably missing something very basic.

Heres the code
Spoiler!
Quest: TESTING1
DisplayName: JayH Is Helping Me
-- Message panels
QRC:

QuestorOffer: [1000]
<ce> We want a _enemy_ dead.

RefuseQuest: [1001]
<ce> Stuff off.

AcceptQuest: [1002]
<ce> Good right behind you.

QuestFail: [1003]
<ce> Go back to fighting butterflys.

QuestComplete: [1004]
<ce> Good job heres your reward.

QBN:
Item _reward_ gold

Person _questgiver_ group Questor male

Clock _timer_ 00:20

Foe _enemy_ is Orc

Place _guild_ local fighters

-- Quest start-up:
start timer _timer_
Place foe _enemy_ at _guild_

_mondead_ task:
killed 1 _enemy_
give pc _reward_
end quest

_timer_ task:
end quest

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Welcome to the forums, and the tutorial! :)

Looks like the problem is the "Place foe" command you used. It should be "place", lowercase. The capital P is not getting recognized by the quest engine.
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Jay_H wrote: Mon May 11, 2020 7:06 am Welcome to the forums, and the tutorial! :)

Looks like the problem is the "Place foe" command you used. It should be "place", lowercase. The capital P is not getting recognized by the quest engine.
I had the same problem a while back and this explains why. However, the Place foe command is how you've written it in this post: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=622#p6410. Check under Defining quest actions.
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Ooh, that's terrible. Thanks for the heads-up Burt, I changed it.
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Lol thanks mate *Fistpumps*.

Im learning to make quests so I can make a tax system. I appreciate your help

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You're welcome, we're here to help where we can :)
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