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Third Person Plugin - with key strokes - idea

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:01 am
by GameScripter

can anyone of you create a plugin where you use the Up, Down, Left, Right-arrows to walk? :idea:

It would be perfect if there are two modes:

1. Down-looking(ThirdPersonPlugin-style)
2. Behind-looking(AM-Panorama-style)

That would be great!

Thanks. :D :D

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:28 pm
by Chromegloss55
That's a question better directed at a plugin genius like Shadowhunter. The plugin I'm developing is the Visual Basic Expanded Edition, but KeyGuard strokes are not going to be a part of it. Sorry... :wink:

I'm sure somebody will get round to it...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:00 pm
by GameScripter
ShadowHunter says, that it would be too much for him. The first point (game like ThirdPersonDemo) is realizeable. But the second one (AM-Panorama) is very difficult. It's something for GM-Support, he says. :arrow:

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:10 pm
by Chromegloss55
Oh... well... what can you do? If Shadowhunter says it's too difficult then I won't be able to do it either. I guess it's up to GMSupport...


PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:33 pm
by GameScripter
Where's GM-Support? CAN HE DO THIS?

Please answer, GM-Support!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:51 pm
by GM-Support

A couple questions concerning keyboard navigation in Panorama-style games:
1) I guess that pressing the Left and the Right keys allow turning the head left and right, and pressing Up and Down allows looking Up and looking Down, right? So, how to move forward?
2) Since you don't have the cursor feedback like when you use the mouse, how can the player know that it is possible to walk in a certain direction?
3) How to interact with objects?


PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:17 pm
by GameScripter
Walk forward: Up
Walk backward: Down
Turn PERSON left: Left
Turn PERSON right: Right

Looking: With mouse (only AM-Panorama-Style)

The person looks in a direction and you can walk in this direction.

To interact: Tooltip above, click.


PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:32 am
by GM-Support
Oh ok, now I understand. Initially I thought you wanted to use only the keyboard (not the mouse).

Thanks for the clarification,


PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:20 am
by GameScripter
Can you create this? PLEASE!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:56 pm
by GM-Support
I don't know yet. I will keep you updated.
p.s. the 3rd person plugin is now open-source, so if someone knows VB6, he can start implementing it.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:14 pm
by Chromegloss55
I know I'm reviving an old post, but I think I may have found a way of implementing the keyguard functuality with the third person plugin. Problem is it would require a lot of scripting.

I'll shove in it my next update of 100 Visual Basic Techniques...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:26 pm
by Ron_Emad2
i thinks it is not good idea
becuse in normal adventure gamer love use mouse for walk in frame
in frist shooter game use up and ...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:33 pm
by Chromegloss55
True, but some may prefer to move the character with the keyboard, or at least have the option to do so...
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