Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peaceful Death Script

Today is my birthday. Hurrah! Yet, in some morbid twist of scheduling, I am blogging about creature death today. Lovely.

Has anyone else found it just a little odd/creepy when a creature continues to attempt to hit or push another creature after it is dead? Since creatures cannot tell the difference between a living and dead creature, it just sort of confuses them when suddenly their victim or object of affection isn't lowering their drives anymore when they.... well, this just gets creepier the more I think about it, so I think I'll just stop.

In my never-ending attempt to tweak scripts here and there to tailor the game more to my needs, I have made a few very minor edits to the death script. This simple modification does two things-- first, it makes dead creatures invisible to other creatures so they can have the peace and respect they deserve. Secondly, it makes dead creatures pickup-able by the hand (I was always annoyed that I couldn't do that), so you can carry the body to rest in a proper place if you so wish, or just move it out of the way of other creatures so you can actually target it with the hoverdoc to find out what happened. I'm not the only one who gets really annoyed with that, right?

If you're interested, download the Peaceful Death Script here.


  1. Have a very happy birthday, Amaikokonut! I hope it's a wonderful day for you!

    This is an awesome script, and quite useful. The ability to move deceased creatures is very helpful, as I tend to feel weird leaving a dead one with the living. And even more importantly, making them invisible to others will be quite nice! I get creeped out when Norns interact with a dead friend... Leave him alone!

    Thanks for this, and again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  2. Happy birthday!
    I kinda liked it when norns poked the dead, it's like they missed them. The pickup dead norns thing is good though.

  3. Happy Birthday Amaikokonut!

    I hope you had a great birthday and thank you for all the wonderful scripts & agents that you've made.

  4. Hehe, my birthday was earlier this week. Happy birthday fellow Scorpio!

  5. Does it permit you to give your deceased a final scritch or two?