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About @ prefixes an suffixes
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:58:35 AM »
Hi there! There goes the first question.

It's about @0 @1 @2... I noticed that they are configured in order to fit some descriptions and so on. The problem is that not all languages have the same structure. I mean, maybe english has Subject+Verb+Complements in a simple sentence, but Spanish and other latin languages has a different order for adjectives, possessive pronouns, etc...

So, let's come to the point. What I want to know is: Can I change the order of @* prefexes or suffixes? Eg: This is @0 of high quality --> This @0 is of high quality. If we can change this order, the translation will have much better quality.

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Re: About @ prefixes an suffixes
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 11:21:14 AM »
Yep, you can. That's the whole point of these tokens (@0, @1, etc.),
that one can freely move them around to fit desired syntax.

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Re: About @ prefixes an suffixes
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 12:22:38 PM »
Server is having trouble so this is the second time I try to write this post...

Thanks Mateus for replying, that's pretty cool.

I wanted to know another thing about the @* tokens. In the Item names section, when you have "@0Maza@1|@0Mazas@1|una @0Maza@1|la @0Maza@1|de la @0Maza@1" (this is my Spanish translation for "Mace"):

@0 is the substitute for adjectives like Deadly, Worn, etc... aren't it?
@1 is for.... I don't really know... Please someone tell me.

In Spanish we should say "a Mace Deadly" instead "a Deadly Mace", so I should change to "Una Maza @0 @1" However, since i don't know what @1 does.... you know. Sorry for being reiterative.

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Re: About @ prefixes an suffixes
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 01:02:56 PM »
Yes, as Mateusz says, you are free to move around the replacement tokens @0, @1 etc.

When it comes to items the @0 represent the quality of the item, based on how the item compares to an item of average quality.

If the item is a weapon and the largest difference between the item and an average item is it's attack value it would be called "Fine" or "Deadly". If the item is an armor and defense is the largest stat compare to an average item it would be called "Strong" or "Unbreakable".

On top of that there's a general quality denominator given for items with several increased stats. For instance if the item has higher attack and defense than average it would be called "Warriors", if higher attack, defense, magic and speed it would be called "Godly", higher speed and magic it would be called "Nimble".

So, you can find a Deadly Dagger or a Warriors Deadly Dagger, and @0 is "Deadly" in the first case and "Warriors Deadly" in the second.

@1 on items represent on-use effects such as "of Fire" or "of Poison".


If the item has higher attack than average it would be called "Deadly",

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Re: About @ prefixes an suffixes
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 01:52:16 PM »
Understood. In that case, I should put it as "a Mace @0 @1" I understand that I should leave a space between tokens since the replacement would go without it, am I wrong?
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Re: About @ prefixes an suffixes
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
Yeah, put some spaces in there, unless you plan on having those
spaces in the prefixes instead for whatever reason. Example:

1)
Item:
"@0 mace @1"
Prefix (@0):
"Deadly"
Suffix" (@1):
"of Poison"
Outcome:
"Deadly mace of Poison"

OR:

2)
Item:
"@0mace@1" (no spaces)
Prefix (@0):
"Deadly " (note the space at the end)
Suffix" (@1):
" of Poison" (note the space at the beginning)
Outcome:
"Deadly mace of Poison", same tho easier to make mistakes remembering
all the spaces in prefixes and suffixes. So the first example is better.
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Re: About @ prefixes an suffixes
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2012, 03:27:02 PM »
Yeah, I got it. Thanks guys.

However, we still have the "deadly" gender suffixes xD
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