hi cliffski, I was just wondering if you ever thought about making an editor for Kudos2. Considering a lot of the files are just text/csv I was actually thinking of doing up a little php/mysql web page to add/edit things like jobs and other activities etc which would provide just a csv text dump file I could overwrite in Kudos2. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be simpler if there was an Editor program that people could use to customise their game.
I find that when trying to add things I always make mistakes because of all the different attributes in the files. Jobs need scripts in a few locations now and all of them need doing. Generally I end up with something that is more a copy of something existing as having some sort of means of checking all the different results and requirements becomes confusing. Myself, I am totally useless at trying to write an app for windows (even though I could do something minor in php/mysql).
So I figure, what a great idea if the author of the game also authored an editor Basically all it would be is something that reads the text files, shows the options and can write out the textfiles. I guess you would know how to include a lot more things that are possible to edit rather then just the simple jobs and books and things.
I would even be prepared to pay for a complex editor - you could sell it along with the game so people could make their own entire custom version of Kudos2 for their own enjoyment. Maybe include a simple editor with the game that only allows additions/changes a few things as a taste of what the purchased editor can do. The advanced editor could even assist with avatars and clothing and other things - to simplify the modding tutorials that you already give for people who want to design some of their own stuff.
What do you think?