|June 13th, 2007, 07:38 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Canada, Montreal
Multi-langual dialogs possible ?
I was thinking about the scenario building thing and wondered about the dialogs.
Will the dialogs be in one single language per scenario files or is it possible to define different language versions of the same dialog in the same scenario file ?
After all, if any one can use them, it doesn`t mean they will actualy be from the same language community.
|June 13th, 2007, 08:12 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Re: Multi-langual dialogs possible ?
Im sure a workaround can be made for this, but it will be extra work offf course. The idea is basically the same as the one for having a choice of different seasons in a location.
How to do it would depend on wether
(a) you want multiple languages possible in the same ring session (instance) - with different players selecting different languages everytime they experience a dialogue, or (b) you will offer the players a choice of dialogue language at the start of each ring session.
Making (a) work would be possible but really, really cumbersome. So lets focus on option (b) instead.
Im assuming here that the scenario is in one act only - but I guess it could work with scenarios spanning several acts on different maps as well.
1) You would make your scenario as usual, including all entities and triggers and dialogue in one language.
2) You make everything permanent.
3) You create a new act (on the same map) for every choice of language you want. (these new acts should now include all the things you made permanent, including the original dialogue. Basically they will be copies of your scenario...)
4) In each of these new acts you translate your dialogue to the appropriate language.
5) In the first act you make a scenery interaction trigger for every choice of language - for instance signs reading "english", "espanol", etc. - and set each of these triggers to go to the act with the appropriate language.
There you go - a little clumsily written on my part, but Im shure you can extract the point
Good luck with you scenario.
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