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« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2016, 04:54:05 AM »
Why aren't internal scripts written like normal scripts?  I mean why can't they all be one way?  Also, can you put normal and internal scripts in the same script box?  Like if you only have to do one thing internal for a cutscene then do you have to do the whole thing in internal?

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« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2016, 07:13:27 AM »
Why aren't internal scripts written like normal scripts?  I mean why can't they all be one way? 
Terry made Internal for the main game, and didn't want to bestow game breaking and extremely powerful scripts on everyone, so he made the simplified scripting for custom levels. Internal scripting in custom levels really only exists due to Terry messing up while coding the parser.

Also, can you put normal and internal scripts in the same script box?  Like if you only have to do one thing internal for a cutscene then do you have to do the whole thing in internal?
I'm not sure, I think if you use the say method you can use simplified after the "internal void" as I call it, but I'm not sure about the iftrinkets method. There's probably a command for it, though.

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« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2016, 07:14:48 AM »
Why aren't internal scripts written like normal scripts?  I mean why can't they all be one way?
Because internal scripting was never meant to be used in custom levels.

Also, can you put normal and internal scripts in the same script box?  Like if you only have to do one thing internal for a cutscene then do you have to do the whole thing in internal?
Technically yes, you can enter/leave internal scripting in the middle of a script but you'll probably have to deal with either using multiple scripts or getting stuff like dialog sounds (if your one internal thing is not at the start of the script) and/or possibly a partially internal textbox (though I think the text(1,0,0,3) method made that unnecessary)

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« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2016, 09:05:50 AM »
Ah, yes, thank you both :viridian:
(lol I have a lot of questions)
Why are the crewmates and the others specifically called Villis?  I don't remember that in the game anywhere, except from the room "The Villi People".  Is that where it originates from?

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« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2016, 11:31:03 AM »
Villis is Kayya's headcannon
we went with it

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« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2016, 12:15:16 PM »
Is this a good question?

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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2016, 06:05:45 PM »
I still don't get the Sweeny's Maze joke...

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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2016, 06:16:51 PM »
I still don't get the Sweeny's Maze joke...
The enemies in that room are the Centipedes from ZZT, a game by Tim Sweeney.

(I think I'm the only person on here who played it before playing VVVVVV, or at all for that matter)

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« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2016, 10:25:17 PM »
(I think I'm the only person on here who played ZZT before playing VVVVVV, or at all for that matter)
You're not, actually...

If VVVVVV (as a dimension) is a 20x20 map, the polar dimension has to be in another level. Or am I wrong? And if not, how could Terry link two level maps?

How cool, linked maps!

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« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2016, 03:20:33 AM »
It's actually all one map. Terry had the source, so he could do this insanity without breaking anything, but now you have to do some crap in a text editor if you want bigger maps to work with. And it still doesn't 100% work. In fact, the polar dimensions actually weren't removed in the level editor. You can see this for yourself by using the internal command finalmode(x,y)
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« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2016, 01:50:19 PM »
Basically, Terry used room coordinates beyond 20 (or 19, I suppose, given how the game is set up).

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« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2016, 11:17:36 AM »
No
Use a text editor and change the map size
Just a big mess

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« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2016, 12:41:25 PM »
No
Use a text editor and change the map size
Just a big mess
... but now you have to do some crap in a text editor if you want bigger maps to work with.

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« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2016, 01:58:24 PM »
... but now you have to do some crap in a text editor if you want bigger maps to work with.
"if you want bigger maps to work with."
That doesn't work reeeeee

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Re: The Quick Question Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2016, 02:06:40 PM »