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jjohn
09-26-2002, 05:19 PM
I'm not running a public server right now, but I'd like to offer my local modifications for those that want want them. Make sure that the messages all fit on the same line when you paste these into your local files. The formating of this page doesn't allow for long lines. Your feedback is requested. Thanks.
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Append to news_blurbs.txt:
<code>
start_entry
title&#124;SNAKEHEAD FISH MENACE STRIKES DEATHSVILLE
message&#124;"At long last, our quiet community has been distrupted by these air-breathing, sword-weilding ninja fish. God help us all," said the mayor at a recent press conference.
give_random&#124;`wThe phone rings - It&#39;s the Hospital.&#92;n&#92;n`&#036;"More fish fatalities for you, *NAME*."
mod_bp&#124;20&#124;40
mod_luck&#124;2&#124;5
add_log&#124;`7*HOME*&#39;S SUCCESS LINKED TO SNAKEHEAD FISH&#92;n`^*NAME* says "God bless those carniverous Asian fish."

start_entry
title&#124;AREA YOUTH AVOID SUN, FRESH AIR
message&#124;Many of Deathsville&#39;s young aren&#39;t playing baseball or street hockey these days. Instead, they rush home from school on to their computers to get their daily fix of FUNERAL QUEST. When will the madness end?

start_entry
title&#124;LEGISLATOR PASSES TAX BREAK FOR MORTICIANS
message&#124;Deathsville&#39;s funeral parlors are filled with glee today at the news of the tax break. Said one owner, "they said I was a freak for becoming a mortician. Who&#39;s laughing now?"
mod_bp&#124;40&#124;80
</code>
Append to events.txt:
<code>
start_entry
message&#124;`4Yikes&#33; You forgot to pay taxes last month&#33;
mod_luck&#124;-3&#124;-3

start_entry
message&#124;At your high school reunion, you find you now make more money than the former captain of the football team&#33;
mod_bp&#124;1&#124;5
mod_luck&#124;1&#124;3
set_pic&#124;flash/stuff/money_bag_2.swf

start_entry
message&#124;You find out that your old high school sweetheart has married the captain of the football team.
mod_luck&#124;-3&#124;-1
set_pic&#124;flash/people/f_sexy2.swf

start_entry
message&#124;An old mortuary science professor bequeaths you his favorite skeleton.
mod_bp&#124;4&#124;8
mod_luck&#124;1&#124;3
set_pic&#124;flash/stuff/battle_lose.swf

start_entry
message&#124;`4Ever get the feeling you&#39;re being watched?
mod_luck&#124;-2&#124;2

start_entry
message&#124;Some kids dig through your garbage and find your "gag" photographs.
mod_bp&#124;-10&#124;-5
mod_luck&#124;-6&#124;-3

start_entry
message&#124;Oh no&#33; One of Deathville Zoo&#39;s pythons has escaped. I guess business will be picking up soon.
mod_bp&#124;4&#124;8
mod_luck&#124;5&#124;10
set_pic&#124;flash/animals/rattler.swf

start_entry
message&#124;A new shipment of `5Forever Fragrant`&#036;, America&#39;s top-selling brand of coffin air fresheners, has arrived. Joy&#33;
mod_bp&#124;5&#124;10
mod_luck&#124;8&#124;12
set_pic&#124;flash/stuff/red_rose.swf

start_entry
message&#124;Local college frat boys rent some of your inventory for pledge week.
mod_bp&#124;10&#124;15
mod_luck&#124;1&#124;3
set_pic&#124;flash/people/m_teen.swf

start_entry
message&#124;Local college frat pledges break into your parlor and foul your inventory
mod_bp&#124;-15&#124;-10
mod_luck&#124;-1&#124;-3
set_pic&#124;flash/people/m_teen.swf

start_entry
message&#124;You hire an new apprentice.
mod_bp&#124;5&#124;8
mod_luck&#124;1&#124;3
set_pic&#124;flash/people/m_teen_2.swf

start_entry
message&#124;Your new apprentice is more boring than your inventory.
mod_bp&#124;-8&#124;-5
mod_luck&#124;-3&#124;-1
set_pic&#124;flash/people/m_teen_2.swf

start_entry
message&#124;You find a new place to dump embalming fluid.
mod_bp&#124;10&#124;15
set_pic&#124;flash/stuff/toilet.swf

start_entry
message&#124;You get `4fined `&#036;for improper disposal of embalming fluid.
mod_bp&#124;-15&#124;-10
set_pic&#124;flash/stuff/toilet.swf
</code>

Append to risks:
<code>
// Necrophilia
start_message&#124;`&#036;It&#39;s true that the good die young. In fact some of your inventory looks so good, it&#39;s a right shame to let them go to waste.&#92;n&#92;nYou could photograph the corpses in lurid positions for fun and profit.

start_url&#124;flash/people/f_sexy.swf
start_url_bg&#124;flash/places/embalming-room.swf

normal&#124;Forget it
risk&#124;Take photos

success_message&#124;`&#036;Throwing caution to the wind, you power up your Nikon camera and get busy.&#92;n&#92;nHey, at least you don&#39;t have to deal with `4prima-donna back-sassing `&#036;from the models&#33;
success_url&#124;flash/people/f_sexy2.swf
success_url_bg&#124;flash/places/embalming-room.swf

fail_message&#124;`&#036;As you position the models, `4the corpses begin to fall apart. `&#036;Just as you finish reassembling the bodies, you are discovered by the cleaning lady.&#92;n&#92;nBoy, is this going to hurt business&#33;
fail_url&#124;flash/people/f_old.swf
fail_url_bg&#124;flash/places/embalming-room.swf

// Declined risk
normal_message&#124;`&#036;After thinking more on the matter, you decide to leave pornography to professional perverts.
normal_url&#124;flash/people/jesus_happy.swf
normal_url_bg&#124;

add_risk&#124;

//Keying the herse risk
start_message&#124;`&#036;You see a competitor&#39;s shiny new hearse parked near your parlor. You then glance over at your humble bicycle. No one is looking.
start_url&#124;flash/hearse/hearse4.swf
start_url_bg&#124;flash/blank.swf

normal&#124;Gnash teeth
risk&#124;Key hearse

success_message&#124;`&#036;Pay back&#39;s a bitch&#33;
success_url&#124;flash/animals/dog-dragging-hand.swf
success_url_bg&#124;flash/blank.swf

fail_message&#124;`&#036;Someone spotted you. &#92;n&#92;n`4You have to pay reparations.
fail_url&#124;flash/stuff/money_bag.swf
fail_url_bg&#124;flash/blank.swf

normal_message&#124;`&#036;Revenge is a dish best served cold. You will await the passing of years until the most perfect opportunity arises. Then you will feed off the bitter tears of your competitor&#39;s sorrow.
normal_url&#124;flash/people/jesus_happy.swf
normal_url_bg&#124;flash/blank.swf

add_risk&#124;

//Pratice the black arts
start_message&#124;`&#036;You happen upon an `5ancient scroll `&#036;in the suit pocket of your most recent client. Its black words instruct you on how to raise the dead.
start_url&#124;flash/stuff/question.swf
start_url_bg&#124;flash/background/background_1.swf

normal&#124;Burn scroll
risk&#124;Cast spell

success_message&#124;`&#036;After completing an incantation better suited for inhuman tongues, the ground trembles and cracks&#33; `4The dead walk again&#33;&#92;n&#92;n`&#036;Coolio&#33;
success_url&#124;flash/stuff/battle_lose.swf
success_url_bg&#124;flash/background/background_1.swf


fail_message&#124;`4You raised something all right&#33;
fail_url&#124;flash/animals/dog-dragging-hand.swf
fail_url_bg&#124;flash/background/background_1.swf

normal_message&#124;`&#036;As the scroll disappears into thick, viscous smoke, you feel pride in your victory over the forces of darkness.&#92;n&#92;nThen you realize that there are more scrolls out there...
normal_url&#124;flash/background/background_1.swf
normal_url_bg&#124;flash/people/jesus_happy.swf

add_risk&#124;

// bribe the priest
start_message&#124;`&#036;Business is slow. If only you had a man on the inside that could push business your way. A man implicitly trusted by grieving families and who&#39;s reputation is beyond reproach.&#92;n&#92;nSomeone like `4Father Smyth`&#036;&#33;
start_url&#124;flash/people/church_guy.swf
start_url_bg&#124;flash/background/background_church.swf

normal&#124; Forget it
risk&#124; Bribe

success_message&#124;`&#036;"Your donation to the Church will be warmly remembered, my son."&#92;n&#92;n`4Bribe accepted&#33;
success_url&#124;flash/stuff/money_bag_2.swf
success_url_bg&#124;flash/background/background_church.swf

fail_message&#124;`&#036;"And JESUS ... overthrew the tables of the money-changers&#33;"&#92;n&#92;n`4Bribe refused.
fail_url&#124;flash/stuff/money_bag.swf
fail_url_bg&#124;flash/background/background_church.swf

normal_message&#124;`&#036;Listening to the angels of your better nature, you forego bribing church officials and instead go back to painting the toe nails of your clients.
normal_url&#124;flash/people/jesus_happy.swf
normal_url_bg&#124;flash/background/background_church.swf

add_risk&#124;
</code>
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I hope you get a kick out of these. Seth, any chance you can release more shockwave files? I&#39;m a lousy artist but I&#39;m pretty good at making stuff up to go along with pictures. ;-)

Seth
09-26-2002, 11:09 PM
Wow, very, very nice&#33;&#33;&#33; Do you think you could drop me the files in email too? Like you said the BBS formatting on here tends to screw with stufd... http://www.rtsoft.com/ib3/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

jjohn
09-27-2002, 03:54 AM
Seth, I send a zip file along to your rtsoft.com address. If you don&#39;t get it, I&#39;d be happy to resend (I recently upgraded sendmail at home and I&#39;m uncertain I&#39;ve got it configured 100% correctly).

jjohn
10-04-2002, 01:39 AM
More FQ Mods. This release has all the previous mods (with typos corrected, SWF paths adjusted) plus new events, risks, news_blurbs, soft_sells and hard sells. You can find the zip file with these files at http://151.203.46.214:81/jjohn.zip. Some of the highlights include:
<ul>
risk: Aren&#39;t your neighboring parlors starting to piss you off? Burn, baby, burn.

news_item: A strange, green meteor shower leaves the town blind and your business booming.

soft_sell: Grieving just got easier with the acquisition of an annoying bag piper.

event: Clueless Cousin Sal gets a medical degree and a shingle in Deathsville. You hire extra help to handle the additional traffic.

hard_sell: Immortalize your loved one with a tasteful vanity web site.

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All these mods are currently live at http://151.203.46.214:81/ which is currently in tourament mode. You&#39;re comments are requested.

Seth
10-04-2002, 02:09 AM
Thanks, I&#39;m definitely going to have Akiko do some new art for them and include them in the next upgrade&#33;