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Jan 31, 2013, 03:43 AM
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We've come up with that idea during development too, but it suffers from the same problem as I explained in the previous post: it's virtually impossible to let clients download such script-dependent files. So it would only work if both the server and all clients already have the respective sounds and sprites in their Jazz folder.

Theoretically, this would be possible in offline games. But it would probably take so much time to get working correctly that we'd rather spend that time on more broadly applicable features.

As can be seen in, for example, plusSurvivor, you can use existing sprites and sounds to create new objects in your levels. And as can be seen in plusEnscripted, it's possible to react according to any STATE that an object may be in by writing code for it. This way, it is in fact possible to script your own enemies or other special objects. Hell, if you've got way too much spare time you could even write a complete AI that uses the Jazz/Spaz/Lori sprites and have that running around in the level and shooting at players passing by. It's possible if you're willing to write a seriously huge script for it.