Because some people have asked about the Eamon delux Character editer, here's an explanation of the menue structure and curser movement commands which should hopefully help.
1: first, there is the up down menue with vertical options. You begin on the "select characters" option. Sinse the program will not process any key presses, ---- including hits of the curser keys, until you exit virtual focus, your quite okay using your cursers to read through menue choices, and only exiting vf or Jaws curser and using your keys when you actually want to change menue options. 2: All the menues in the character editer accept the actual editing of each character are fairly streight forward in layout. They are menues with the options displayed vertically, and you always start on the first option. The menues do wrap (so if you press up arrow you'll be on the last option), but if you keep your Vf/jaws curser in sink with your single down arrow presses you should be okay. For anything really serious such as clearing all characters, the program will ask you for a conformation of pressing Y/n so you don't have to worry about causing any trouble. If you get entirely lost, just exit whatever menue your on (including the main editer menue), and when you return to it you'll be on the first option again. Using this you should be okay selecting or deleting characters. 3: In the actual character editing screen showing the stats, things are a trifle complicated but not impossible (as I said, I've done it without looking at the screen). 4: The character stats are set out in columns, with your selecter starting on the first column which is name. For most choices you can use equals and dash (pluss and minus), to scroll up and down through the available alternatives for that choice, but for the naming of your character and options, just press enter and then type in a standard edit box fashion. So, the first line is name, sex and status (okay or dead. press right to go to sex and status, ---- editing character status is handy if you get your character killed. 5: second line down is hardiness, agility and charisma. Note that whichever option you were on in the first line, you'll start off on hardiness in the second line. use pluss and minus again to alter, right arrow to alter agility, and right again to alter charisma. personally, these were the only things I mucked about with, sinse pretending I rolled uba well (24's in all stats), seemed okay, but giving myself max weapon xp or an uba damaging weapon just seemed like cheating (I love gaining xp and discovering powerful weapons for myself anyway). But stil, i'll go on with the explanation. 6: third down are the columns for weapon and spell xp, ---- so the left and right entries are clubs and blast, second down are bows and speed etc. Again, just move left and right betwene the two entries on each line, and pluss and minus to alter. If you get particularly lost, hammer the plusss or minus key and see which option alters (you can always put it down later. One thing to watch out for is that unlike most lines in the program, the four columns of weapon and spell xp do not wrapp around betwene lines. So, if your on speed and press down once, you'll be on blast. When however you press down on power, you'll be on the fifth weapon xp box, ---- swords. To the right of that is the gold in bank box, which you can get to with right arrow. 7: we then have armour type, ---- from clothes to full plate with shield, and armour xp. Once more, equals and dash to change. whereever you were on the previous line, you'll start off on armour type. 8: We then enter the weapon creation tables for your character's five weapons. as the top lines of headings says, these tables are for name (enter to edit), complexity, type, number of dice, and number of sides of said dice. Like the above tables for weapon and spell xp, these don't wrap, so if your on the weapon types box for weapon 1 and press down arrow, you'll be on the weapon types box for weapon to. As I said, if you get stuck, hammer equals a few times and see which stat goes up, and if you get really! stuck, just press escape to enter the character editer menue, press down arrow once to "Edit character" and you'll start off on name again. As I said, it'd be great if someone could just replace the coloured text highlighting with a greaterthan sign, to show which option is selected, but hopefully this explanation will do for now. hth. Ps: Sinse I got asked a question about the editer on audiogames.net this is almost a basic C&p of what I wrote there. appologies, but I'm just lazy! Beware the Grue!¬ Dark. --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.