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Apr 3 2012 Anchor

Starting at line #436 of stable_dialogs_bar, the dialogue texts begin to repeat themselves. I didn't make an exact count, but I saw that the dialogue regarding the elimination of the Mercs' top man in the Wild Territory was repeated at least 3 times, perhaps more.

Is there a reason why certain dialogues are repeated, while others aren't? I'm not comfortable with deleting any of this text, for I have no clue as to which one of them is the "real" dialogue string that's called upon when a certain action is completed.

Could someone from the team take a look at this for me, and inform me of what's going on? If strings of dialogue need to be deleted, I would greatly prefer someone from the team do it other than myself.

Let me know how to proceed
. In the meantime, I'll begin editing stable_dialogs_darkvalley next.

April 3, 2012

Apr 4 2012 Anchor

Good day, Kyle!
That's ok about some phrases being repeated. The main thing is that "story IDs" are different. That means that e.g. two same (or with minor differences) phrases belong to two different dialogues. There are plenty such cases in the game's resources.
The very common example:
Sakharov, Barkeep, Sidorovich and many other stalkers say "Good day". But nobody uses one and same "story ID" for all of these dialogues, placing another "Good day" again and again for every new dialogue. That makes the whole dialogue tidy and clean and all in one place. :)

Edited by: Filon

Apr 4 2012 Anchor

Thanks for the response Filon.

Unfortunately, stable_dialogs_bar is one of the largest files to edit. I was actually hoping that there was an error, but to see that it's not makes me want to let out a heavy sigh... *sigh* :S

One of the things that drives me up a wall for STALKER is the lack of double-spacing after every "." This isn't something that just affects me, as I've had my wife read through the text that was displayed in-game before, and it trips her up too. Oftentimes, it causes me and my wife (and I assume others as well) to "slam" two sentences together, and then these run-on-sentences end up creating unnecessary confusion. So, even if the grammar and spelling is perfectly fine, I'm inserting an extra "space" after every "." and let me tell you, it's not a lot of fun to do this chore.

I've thought about using Notepad++ to simply replace every ". " with a ". " instead, but if there's something abbreviated, it'll screw that up, so...

Slog through it I will.

Thanks again for your input!

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