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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #60 on: 16 Jun 2010, 22:39 »

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #61 on: 16 Aug 2010, 18:47 »
Great module! I've small problem though;

I need the description module to treat gui buttons and labels as though they are objects or hotspots, ie, have a
description for them. Been puzzling over it for hours, and searched around a lot and I can't figure out a simple way to do this.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #62 on: 05 May 2012, 08:28 »
Is there any way at all of having the actual description text being on one line, rather than 2? I am using eDescLocationFollow and if I have a description that says for example 'Hotel Entrance', it is displayed like the following next to the cursor:

Hotel
Entrance

When ideally I'd like it like this:

Hotel Entrance.

I've messed with all kinds of settings but nothing seems to work? If it's something so obvious then I do apologise.

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #63 on: 05 May 2012, 11:26 »
Are you using a gui control to display the descriptions? If so, then for a 320x200 resolution game I'm using a 100 height 261 width label. Perhaps yours is more confined. But I never had an issue with text cropping. Do you want me to copy my settings for it?

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #64 on: 05 May 2012, 15:39 »
No GUI as it's following the cursor so I'm quite baffled...:/

Sorry for necroposting :(
« Last Edit: 05 May 2012, 15:46 by DazJ »

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #65 on: 05 May 2012, 17:50 »
Of course it's following the cursor. The module works in 2 ways i believe, either drawing the description by the cursor using an overlay, or using a GUI, if you have not set it up, I believe by default it goes into an overlay. Regardless, there's a function called Description.OFWidth or something like that, by default it's 100 so increase it. I think it's on the game_start on the Description script (not the header), if such section doesn't exist (i can't tell I've customized it a bit) then just look up for the function.
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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #66 on: 06 May 2012, 10:23 »
That's the one, cheers mate :)

Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #67 on: 08 May 2012, 01:06 »
Go to Description.asc and go to the end of the script.   Change the width setting from 100 to up to 500.
This will make the default settings put the words on one line.
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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #68 on: 09 May 2012, 07:22 »
Thanks to everyone for answering this before I got here  ;)

I'm curious: surely the module thread is exactly the right place to post questions about the module. Surely necroposting rules don't apply to the Module/Plugin forum, do they?

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #69 on: 09 May 2012, 09:26 »
@SSH: Well, there were no rules ever to this forum, except like now. They mostly exist to help people, not boss around.

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #70 on: 10 May 2012, 16:44 »
I think like SSH that the rule is not appropriate for this forum, since a thread may be just as relevant to a new question or comment even if it is old. Whether or not it's appropriate to post in an old thread should be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #71 on: 10 May 2012, 21:38 »
Alright, I shall reform the rule a bit.
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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #72 on: 09 Sep 2013, 21:18 »
Hi! I need some help with this module! I guess I'm taking the step up from the simpler coding to a tiny bit more advanced, but there's still some basic things that elude me. And I'm still not fluent in the terminology used in coding, but I hope you'll still understand me.
If I'm using a custom cursor (like Usermode1), how, and where, do I define the verb that will show on the description?
For example, when the Look cursor is selected, the description is "Look at ...". So if I have a custom cursor, where do I define what to display?
Thanks in advance!
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« Last Edit: 09 Sep 2013, 21:23 by Lasca »

Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #73 on: 31 Dec 2014, 09:07 »
Hi!

All the links are 404 right now. I see there are messages from roughly a year ago, even though the module was uploaded several years ago, so I imagine the links died 'recently'?
Can anyone provide the new links, or upload the module if available? I really would love to use it :)

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #75 on: 17 Feb 2018, 20:21 »
This is exactly what I was looking for.

But links are down, any mirror please ?

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Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #76 on: 01 Apr 2018, 22:02 »
This is exactly what I was looking for.

But links are down, any mirror please ?

I need too... all modules of SSH are down. It's to hard to found.

Re: MODULE: Description v1.06 - Display hotspot description
« Reply #77 on: 07 May 2018, 16:00 »
I need too... all modules of SSH are down. It's to hard to found.

You can get 1.02 version from AGS Resources.