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Amnesia-Style Inventory Management System
   
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Oct 24, 2015 @ 8:45pm
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Amnesia-Style Inventory Management System

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The current inventory system is pretty minimalistic, showing the tools that players have on them but not allowing them to equip anything. For the core game of SOMA, this is sufficient, as the player never has more than one or tools on them at any given time, and tool interaction is context-based rather than manual. But people who make custom content might wish they had a more powerful inventory system at their disposal.

This mod is a utility library for people who wish to make their mods with an inventory system more reminiscent of that of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. In addition to giving a dedicated screen to the player for them to view and equip their carried tools, it also boasts a journal system as well, allowing the player to receive all kinds of extra content they can view at their leisure.

This mod also comes with a short demo map that includes some of the common ways content creators might implement sucn an inventory system. Feel free to crack open the script file for the map to see how it all works.

More thorough documentation can be found on the Frictional Games official wiki at https://wiki.frictionalgames.com/hpl3/community/scripting/amnesia-style_inventory_doc. To learn more about modding in general, meet with other modders or discover things that they have made, visit the Frictional Games SOMA forums at https://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/forum-79.html
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6 Comments
Holy Shit Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:23pm 
This is really awsome

You think you vould remaster the whole Amnesia story?

I already seen one guy make the Rainy Halls part 1 remade into Soma just as a test. Imagine if all amnesia levels where remastered into soma I would die of excitment atleast :D
Abion47  [author] Nov 6, 2015 @ 1:58pm 
@KO55U1 Well, theoretically if you drop the script and graphics folders into the main SOMA directory, that should make it work right there. The problem, though, is that the SOMA levels weren't designed to use an inventory system like this, so all it would really do is give you a different way to see what items you are carrying. But even then, you aren't ever really carrying more than three items at a time, and the items will be pulled up automatically when you're in front of the thing you use them on.

The journal system would also be in the same boat. Actually, it would be even more useless, as you would have to recode every map so that you would get stuff like audio logs appearing in your journal. Otherwise, you would have an empty journal during the entire game, which wouldn't be very exciting.

TL;DR, The inventory system should work as is, but it wouldn't add anything to the core game experience.
jäähdytysneste Nov 6, 2015 @ 6:28am 
Can you make an update on this that amnesia inventory works on original SOMA-game?
Hypercube Oct 26, 2015 @ 3:16pm 
@Abion47 might as well start learning some as well.
Abion47  [author] Oct 26, 2015 @ 1:14am 
@Aquamarine Oddly enough, this (and SOMA modding in general) has been a great excuse to property learn C++. :P
Hypercube Oct 25, 2015 @ 9:14pm 
This is pretty great. Must've had experience with c++ right?