I need some input on dyeable furniture, specifically bookshelves.

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I need some input on dyeable furniture, specifically bookshelves.

Post by Yukiko » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:06 am

I am fixing and updating the furniture dye tub script and furniture that can be dyed.

The issue of dying furniture didn't pose a problem until it came to bookshelves.
First, let me explain how the bookshelves work in the Distro. When a book is put in an empty bookshelf, the OnInsert script is supposed to change the graphic of that bookshelf to a random graphic of a "filled" bookshelf. I had to correct a mistake in the OnInsert and OnRemove scripts that prevented this from happening but now it does what it is supposed to do.

Anyway, the dying issue is that bookshelves are not a partial hue item. So the entire color of the bookshelf, including the books on a filled bookshelf, are dyed as well.

Before dying:
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After dying:
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I haven't decided whether to make them dyeable or not. So I thought I would elicit some input from other developers.
Should bookshelves be able to be dyed?

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Re: I need some input on dyeable furniture, specifically bookshelves.

Post by Nando » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:27 pm

It looks fine to me. Like someone rebound new spines to match the furniture ;)

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Re: I need some input on dyeable furniture, specifically bookshelves.

Post by Yukiko » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:24 pm

:D
So, I assume you would say "yes" to being able to dye bookshelves.

Does anyone else care to share your opinion? The Distro is a community effort after all.

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Re: I need some input on dyeable furniture, specifically bookshelves.

Post by kevin » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:16 am

I personally think it looks weird... but that means that _I_ wouldn't dye my bookshelves. I don't think it hurts anyone to have them dyeable, but players would definitely gripe if it is _not_ dyeable. My two cents :)

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Re: I need some input on dyeable furniture, specifically bookshelves.

Post by AsYlum » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:45 am

Maybe I got used to it but years ago we've had custom log colors and furniture was dyed after log color. Bookshelves too.

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Re: I need some input on dyeable furniture, specifically bookshelves.

Post by Yukiko » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:22 am

kevin wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:16 am
I personally think it looks weird... but that means that _I_ wouldn't dye my bookshelves. I don't think it hurts anyone to have them dyeable, but players would definitely gripe if it is _not_ dyeable. My two cents :)
I do too. I suppose I could make them dyeable and leave it up to the players. On man's weird is another man's nice. Also, mark-up doesn't work on phpBB forums. Have you forgotten your BBCode? :D
AsYlum wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:45 am
Maybe I got used to it but years ago we've had custom log colors and furniture was dyed after log color. Bookshelves too.
Now that you mention it, the same issue would apply to bookshelves made from custom coloured logs. Hmmm. I guess whether they are dyeable or not is a moot point. I may as well make them dyeable.

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