Switching of items, spells, abilities (= command)


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Temple Termagant

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Post Friday, 20th June 2014, 21:37

Switching of items, spells, abilities (= command)

I have some spare time to spend on coding so I was browsing requested features in the wiki and stumbled about this interesting proposal:

Currently, you can use the = command to switch items, spells, abilities. But for that, you have to remember the two slots. It would be much simpler if you could turn on a “swapping” mode while watching the inventory, the spells or your abilites. So here goes:

Pressing = within the inventory (i command), the spell list (I command) or the ability list (a command) toggles between “normal” and “swapping” mode. In swapping, pressing the slot of an existing item/spell/ability highlights it and pressing any other letter assigns that key to the item/etc.

Note that in principle we could also allow this mode change via = in the spellcasting commands (z and Z) — but we cannot allow them in the drop menu (d) because = means “select jewellery” there. There is also a slight inconsistency in that we have “view items” and “view spells” commands but not “view abilities” command. But this should not affect the above idea, just something to think about.


Would you say this is still desirable in its current form?

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Post Friday, 20th June 2014, 22:07

Re: Switching of items, spells, abilities (= command)

ensis: I would say so, yes. Many thanks for the patches!
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Post Friday, 20th June 2014, 22:23

Re: Switching of items, spells, abilities (= command)

That sounds like an awesome interface idea
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Post Saturday, 21st June 2014, 17:36

Re: Switching of items, spells, abilities (= command)

Ooh, nice! That'll simplify things for me (since I usually bind a lot of my inventory to specific slots).
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Post Sunday, 22nd June 2014, 23:31

Re: Switching of items, spells, abilities (= command)

Reassignment of items and spells is done. Submitted a patch and waiting for the devs to respond. Depending on their response I'll submit reassignment of abilities sooner or later.

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Post Monday, 23rd June 2014, 00:16

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