Custom description for tools and machines

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Custom description for tools and machines

Postby gudgeon » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:33 am

Like machete, sickle, bone club, dung fork, pickaxe, axe, bucket, fishing pole, knife, anvil, cask, well, beehive, etc.
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Valerie » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:22 pm

gudgeon wrote:Like machete, sickle, bone club, dung fork, pickaxe, axe, bucket, fishing pole, knife, anvil, cask, well, beehive, etc.


Can you use paper labels?
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby gudgeon » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:21 am

Yes, but paper labels are meant to label flasks and bottles. Using them to customize tools is an exploit itself. It'd be better to make custom description for the tools (and machines) in normal and regular way.
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Bmot » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:08 am

Labels shouldn't work, actually. What tool have you seen it work on?
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Millhouse » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:01 pm

Bmot wrote:Labels shouldn't work, actually. What tool have you seen it work on?


There's a few. Crowbar comes to mind.
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Valerie » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:17 pm

gudgeon wrote:Yes, but paper labels are meant to label flasks and bottles. Using them to customize tools is an exploit itself. It'd be better to make custom description for the tools (and machines) in normal and regular way.


I've used a label to describe a 'chest' None of the tools worked.
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Millhouse » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:41 pm

By the way, back when *wiro was on staff, there was this whole thread on requesting custom descriptions.

https://forum.cantr.org/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=26925
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby alecto » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:26 am

Bmot wrote:Labels shouldn't work, actually. What tool have you seen it work on?

Knitting needles, I think?
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Bmot » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:39 am

Yeah, found them in the database, I recon we'll look into fixing them to use regular tools instead
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby gudgeon » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:22 pm

Are other tools and machines going to allow custom descriptions?
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby alecto » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:14 am

I would love to customise certain machines as well - looms and spindles, for starters.

I'm just a fan of customisation across the board :lol: I think it gives the game more flavour.
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Bmot » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:10 am

I think over time we're striving to add descriptions to anything where there's no good reason not to add it?

I know in the past RD looked into a way to add describing by default to everything but that's not as easy.
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby Bmot » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:35 am

This has been fixed for the items that used labels wrongly, and accepted (in progress) for (almost) all other things.
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Re: Custom description for tools and machines

Postby gudgeon » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:50 am

Thanks, Bmot. :D

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