STR# 3000 assignment

I've done some searching and have come to slight understanding of the str resources. However haven't learned much about the way nova assigns message quotes from str# 3000 "ship comm strings". What brought this up is that i wanted to give a specific govt a specific set of responses when their ships are hostile toward the player and they are hailed. The usually response uses the strings #11-15 ("what is it" "what do you want" etc.) and 96-100 ("In your dreams, pal." "Yeah, right!" etc.). Is there any way i can assign a different response specific only to a certain govt?

Note that when i refer to a set of strings, I am talking about the # of the strings in STR# 3000.

Also, if anyone can shed some light on how these strings are used and assigned in evn, that'd be great. For instances - who uses the "second set" of these segments of 10 strings 16-20 ("Calling to beg for your life?" "Stalling won't get you anywhere." etc.)? I thought i read somewhere that they were divided up by traders and warships, but i've never seen strings 16-20 in the game from warships or otherwise.

Who uses 51-60?? Never seen that.

Any other info on string assignments and inner workings appreciated.

Much thanks in advance.

@skylark, on 05 October 2011 - 06:22 PM, said in STR# 3000 assignment:

I've done some searching and have come to slight understanding of the str resources. However haven't learned much about the way nova assigns message quotes from str# 3000 "ship comm strings". What brought this up is that i wanted to give a specific govt a specific set of responses when their ships are hostile toward the player and they are hailed. The usually response uses the strings #11-15 ("what is it" "what do you want" etc.) and 96-100 ("In your dreams, pal." "Yeah, right!" etc.). Is there any way i can assign a different response specific only to a certain govt?

Absolutely.

The hail quote list is assigned in the DUDE resources that choose which ships will appear in a system and how often. Make as many STR# as you need (valid IDs range from STR# 7500 to 8499), and put your custom greeting quotes in the list. Then put the appropriate STR# ID into the greeting quote field in the DUDE resource. The STR# will then override lines 11-15 of STR# 3000.

An example is the various DUDEs used in EVN:UGF for the United Galactic Navy. I assigned STR# 7500 as "UGN hail strings"; they include the following lines:

  • This is a ship and crew of the United Galactic Navy. What do you need?

  • Any reports of piracy should be reported to the sector command base immediately.

  • How's it going, <PRK>?

  • Harrumph!

  • Anything we can help with, <PRK>?

  • Do you require assistance?

  • The United Galactic Navy serves the people and government of the UGF. Do you?

Bonus tip: To make certain lines more likely to appear, copy and paste them onto multiple entries in the STR# resource. For instance, "This is a ship and crew" appears three times, and "serves the people and government" appears twice.

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Also, if anyone can shed some light on how these strings are used and assigned in evn, that'd be great. For instances - who uses the "second set" of these segments of 10 strings 16-20 ("Calling to beg for your life?" "Stalling won't get you anywhere." etc.)? I thought i read somewhere that they were divided up by traders and warships, but i've never seen strings 16-20 in the game from warships or otherwise.

Who uses 51-60?? Never seen that.

Near as I can tell, lines 16-20, 51-60, and 91-95 are legacy code from EVC and EVO. They actually aren't used in EVN.

So, it is easy enough for me to get a dude and its ships to use the first (1-5) quotes from a "specific STR #" as FRIENDLY greetings. Dude 128 - specific STR # 7502 for example. However I haven't had any success with getting a govt/dude to use anything other than the generic responses given for "request assistance", or "greetings" when ship is HOSTILE toward player, or "request assitance" when ship is HOSTILE toward player.

I tried creating a few dozen extra quotes in a the specific str assigned to a dude (total of around 1-30) and tried the same tactic for govt quotes (the STRs 7000-7040) with no luck.

The responses that I'm trying to change for different govts are listed below. These always seem to be the same for every govt ship as far as i can tell and are from STR # 3000 Ship comm quotes:
"(channel open with hostile)
11 What is it you want?
12 What do you want?
13 What is it?
14 What is it?
15 What?

(greetings response from hostile)
66 Stop wasting my time.
67 This is a waste of time.
68 Go away, you're wasting my time.
69 You're wasting my valuable time.
70 You're just wasting my time.

(request assistance from friendly when you have no problems)
71 You're not in any trouble.
72 You're in no danger.
73 You don't have any problems.
74 It looks like you're sitting pretty from here. Try helping yourself.
75 There's no danger to you right now.

(request assistance from friendly who's busy)
81 I'm busy.
82 I'm a little busy right now.
83 I'm too busy to help you.
84 I have other business.
85 I've got other things to do.

(request assistance from friendly civilian when odds are too great?)
86 I'd rather not.
87 Sorry, I'd rather not.
88 I don't think so.
89 I think not.
90 I don't think I want to.

(request assistance from friendly who takes bribes)
91 You'll have to pay me first.
92 Only if you pay me first.
93 Not without getting paid.
94 Not unless you pay me.
95 I might if you pay me.

(request assistance from hostile and/or govt who doesn't assist?)
96 In your dreams, pal.
97 Yeah, right!
98 No way.
99 You wish.
100 Not a chance.

(bribe accepted)
101 A pleasure doing business with you.
102 A pleasure to do business with you.
103 Good doing business with you.
104 Thank you very much.
105 Thanks, pal.

(request assistance from friendly govt escort)
111 Sorry sir, I can't help you.
112 Sorry sir, I can't do that.
113 Sorry sir, I can't do that.
114 Sorry sir, I'm just an escort.
115 Sorry sir, I'm just an escort.

(bribe response)
116 You're lucky - I'm in a good mood today.
117 You're in luck, I'm in a good mood today.
118 You're lucky - I'm in a good mood today.
119 Lucky you - I'm in a good mood today.
120 Lucky you - I'm in a good mood today.
121 I'm in a bad mood today, so it's going to cost you.
122 I'm in a terrible mood today, so it's going to cost you extra.
123 I'm in a bad mood today, so it's going to cost extra.
124 I'm in a mean mood today, so it's going to cost you extra.
125 I'm in a bad mood today, so it's going to cost you extra.

(request assistance from friendly when you need help)
146 Okay, I'm on my way.
147 Hold on, I'll be right there.
148 Sit tight, I'm coming.
149 Hang on, I'm on my way.
150 Wait a minute, I'll be right there."

So, I may totally be missing something in the posts I've read and responses I've had, but I've had no luck and am wondering if there is no way to give custom responses of the above list for different govts.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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