Today, I made progress on the back end of crafting - building the core functionality for it to work. Specifically, I finished a script that was intended to be finished years ago - the DELITEM script.
In crafting, there are two essential scripts that I needed. I attempted to finish crafting when the project first developed, but gave up because I was frustrated. These two scripts are the ADDITEM and DELITEM scripts. I completed the ADDITEM script easily - it's the script that adds an item to your inventory. To craft an item, both scripts must be utilized - the DELITEM script to remove the ingredients of a crafting recipe from the player's inventory, and the ADDITEM script to add the newly crafted item to the player's inventory.
The DELITEM script also gives a value of '0' if it doesn't detect the proper materials to craft the item, and a '1' if it detects the proper materials.
Today, I've split the two functions of the DELITEM script into two scripts: the EXISTITEM script and the DELITEM script. The DELITEM script deletes items, while the EXISTITEM script checks if certain items exist.
For example, here's the code for a torch's crafting recipe.
All three scripts must be used to craft the item.
Expect a development video tomorrow about this. Until then, see you later!
February's task is to improve the combat system and create a system for enemies and their AI.
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