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marv

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supplying a list of names via txt or similar
« on: April 23, 2015, 05:35:03 AM »
Heyo,

complete beginner here with no prior programming knowledge.^^

I'm trying my hands at a kind of adventure company management style game and am currently working on generating randomized heroes for the player to recruit.

At the moment I'm utilizing GoogleFu to supply a list of possible names for the generator, but what I'd like to have is for players to be able to easily expand the pool of available names for those heroes, preferably via simply editing a .txt file or something similar.

Is there already a way to do something like this that I'm just not seeing? Maybe an addon I've missed?

I'd be grateful for some pointers and maybe a gentle shove in the right direction.

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Re: supplying a list of names via txt or similar
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 12:04:45 PM »
The Random Name Generator action that is part of the Playmaker advanced actions set might help https://github.com/FRickReich/playmaker-assorted-actions
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Re: supplying a list of names via txt or similar
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 02:25:14 AM »
Tried it and it works like a charm. Thank you very much.


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