(Solved) Displaying scenery objects in a use menu


I am using the text adventure module of Quest to write a gamebook. As a result, the player does not have access to the parser.

I would like to make it so that by "using" items in a room, the player can select objects from a menu on which to use the item.

This function appears to do what I want:


However, it will not allow the player to use the item in question on an object that is flagged as "Scenery" (such as a locked door, which would be redundant with the exit it blocks).

Is there a way to make it so that you can select a "Scenery" object from the use menu provided by an item's hyperlink?

If you're using the desktop version of Quest, you can override the built-in function CreateUseMenuList.

I'm not sure if you can access the built-in function somehow to edit it, or if you just need to create a function with the same name. In any case, you should remove the indicated part of the function script:

  <function name="CreateUseMenuList" parameters="object" type="objectlist">
    objectlist = NewObjectList()
    objectlist = ScopeReachableInventory()
    objectlist = ListCombine (objectlist, ScopeReachableNotHeld())
    excludelist = NewObjectList()
    list add (excludelist, game.pov)
    list add (excludelist, object)
    candidates = NewObjectList()
    candidates = ListExclude(RemoveSceneryObjects(objectlist), excludelist)
    return (candidates)

Instructions on how to override a function here:

Thank you! This was very helpful.

(I do think that it would make more sense to be able to override this on a per-object basis; perhaps by having a string attribute called "scopeforuse" which takes the same format as a command's scope string. Including scenery objects on the menu seems such an obvious thing that it shouldn't require overriding a core function)

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