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Medals and awards?

Post by Rogue7414 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:41 pm

I was recently awarded in game the Bronze Medallion for defense of civilian lives and property, this got me to wondering, is it possible for a medal and awards page to be created so you can view them again after receiving them?

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Fatleaf » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:44 pm

Rogue7414 wrote:I was recently awarded in game the Bronze Medallion for defense of civilian lives and property, this got me to wondering, is it possible for a medal and awards page to be created so you can view them again after receiving them?
This is an OXP feature from Thargoid Wars.oxp. So it would be better to post a request in that thread.
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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Smivs » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:53 pm

It is possible to place text on the F5/F5 screen - I have done this for those who get a special award for visiting all the Pizzas in my Giant Space Pizza OXP.
This can be done by using 'mission.setInstructionsKey' in the relevant script, and having the Text (eg 'Commander Flash has been awarded a free Trumble for services to GalCop') in the missiontext.plist.

So in the script

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mission.setInstructionsKey ("trumbleAward");
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  "trumbleAward" = "Commander [commander_name] has been awarded a free Trumble for services to GalCop.";
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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by cim » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:04 pm

Fatleaf wrote:This is an OXP feature from Thargoid Wars.oxp. So it would be better to post a request in that thread.
While that's true, there are quite a few OXPs which award some sort of medal ... which never shows up in-game again. But if it did show up I wouldn't want four or five different interfaces to view medals from various OXP sources. Whether there should there be a general "Medals and Awards" OXP which other OXPs could use - or even a core game feature, if there was that much demand for it - seems a reasonable thing to discuss over here.
Smivs wrote:It is possible to place text on the F5/F5 screen
F5 F5 starts to get tricky once you're awarding more than one medal from the same OXP and/or want to use its instruction key for actual instructions and/or want all your medal awards (the same could be said for reputations) from different OXPs grouped together.

So perhaps some enhancement to F5 F5's functionality is needed. Hmm... let me think about this one a bit.

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by another_commander » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:37 pm

cim wrote:Whether there should there be a general "Medals and Awards" OXP which other OXPs could use - or even a core game feature, if there was that much demand for it - seems a reasonable thing to discuss over here.
I am fine with this as an OXP feature, but I disagree about making medals a core feature. If Oolite were a space navy simulator like Wing Commander then fine, but medals is out of context for an Elite remake for me.

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by cim » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:02 pm

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cim wrote:Whether there should there be a general "Medals and Awards" OXP which other OXPs could use - or even a core game feature, if there was that much demand for it - seems a reasonable thing to discuss over here.
I am fine with this as an OXP feature, but I disagree about making medals a core feature. If Oolite were a space navy simulator like Wing Commander then fine, but medals is out of context for an Elite remake for me.
That's my take on it also - and I don't think there's enough specific demand for it from existing OXPs anyway - but I'm having vague ideas about letting OXPs categorise the instruction text entries so that it's not so much "parcels", "passengers" and "cargo contracts" set apart as special categories, with everything else - including some OXP-led parcel or passenger deliveries - piled under "misc", and if I can think of a sensible way to get that to work then OXPs filing entries under a common "medals" heading would be possible without the core game actually having to define that heading.

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Zireael » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:14 am

Awards and Medals OXP sounds fine.

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Commander McLane » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:03 pm

A "display medals and awards" function via the interface screen (F4) seems doable.

Of course there would be a common format needed how OXPs represent their awards (a mission variable beginning with award_ and containing a text string to be displayed would do). Then a script could extract all these text strings from the save file and put them on a screen, reachable via F4.

On second thoughts, that's not a good implementation. A clearly named mission variable containing an array of text strings would be better. Each OXP that wants to store an award can simply push its text string into the array.

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Orion » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:35 pm

I would like to see "Medals&Awards" OXP too with pictures! I don't know how it's possible to realise and it would be great to have a model...to add some unique awards for example...

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Cody » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:48 pm

Welcome aboard, Orion. Kinda fitting that your name should appear immediately below Commander McLane's avatar - Spaceship Orion.
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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Norby » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:09 pm

Welcome Orion in this board!

There are a few OXP where you can gather something:
[wiki]Display_reputation_OXP[/wiki] - your level of trading special contracts,
Explorers'_Club_OXP - visited systems and famous parts of galaxies,
[wiki]Gallery[/wiki] - encountered ships and exhibitions,
[wiki]Trophy_Collector[/wiki] - defeated ships.

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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Diziet Sma » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:21 am

G'day Orion, and welcome aboard! 8)
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Re: Medals and awards?

Post by Orion » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:18 pm

Thank you, dear Commanders, for a warm welcome!
Norby, yes, I know about these excellent OXP, thank you :) Now I'm using "Display reputation" & "Explorer's Club" but I plan to add "Trophy Collector" & "Gallery" in next campaigns. And I know another else wonderful OXP with ranks: RRS Group

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