The Message Editor (BETA): tbaMUD 3.64
WARNING: THE NEW MESSAGE EDITOR WILL ALTER THE EXISTING MESSAGE FILE BY CONVERTING IT TO A MORE EASILY MACHINE READABLE FORMAT WHEN A MESSAGE IS SUCCESSFULLY EDITED.
The Message Editor is an OLC style editor for modifying the in-game combat messages.
Simply typing “msgedit” will bring up a list of all active in-game combat messages, along with the skill they are associated with, number of entries, and a name (if one exists.)
0 ) [5 ] 1, burning hands 30)  2, Unknown
1 ) [6 ] 1, call lightning 31)  2, Unknown
2 ) [8 ] 1, chill touch 32) [33 ] 1, poison
3 ) [10 ] 1, color spray 33)  1, !UNUSED!
4 ) [22 ] 1, dispel evil 34)  1, !UNUSED!
5 ) [23 ] 1, earthquake 35)  1, !UNUSED!
6 ) [25 ] 1, energy drain 36)  1, !UNUSED!
7 ) [26 ] 1, fireball 37)  1, !UNUSED!
MSG #, SKILL NUMBER, NUMBER OF ENTRIES, NAME (if applicable) 0 ) [5 ] 1, burning hands
To edit a message, use the command “msgedit” along with the entry # of the message you would like to edit. To edit the “burning hands” entry, the correct command would be:
Msg Edit: [0x1] [$n: Attacker | $N: Victim] 1) Action Type: 5 [burning hands] Death Messages: A) CHAR : You have burned $N to death! B) VICT : You have been burned to death by $n! C) ROOM : $n has burned $N to death! Miss Messages: D) CHAR : You miss $N with your burning hands. E) VICT : $n reaches for you with burning hands, but misses! F) ROOM : $n tries to burn $N, but $E escapes! Hit Messages: G) CHAR : You burn $N with your hot little hands! H) VICT : You cry out in pain as $n grabs you with burning hands! I) ROOM : $N cries out as $n burns $M! God Messages: J) CHAR : Your attempt to burn $N nears BLASPHEMY!!! K) VICT : The pitiful creature before you tries to burn you. L) ROOM : Unaware of the risks, $n tries to burn $N.
N) New Q) Quit
To edit a message, simply enter the applicable letter for the line to which you’d like to edit, and an entry prompt will emerge along with an example of use.
To edit the A), “char death message”, simply type from the message editor:
Enter Selection : a Example: You kill $N! Enter new string :
Developed by Joseph Arnusch (Vatiken) for use in tbaMUD 3.64.