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Old January 24, 2013, 04:57   #11
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It may well have been there all the time, but not read in until you appended your changes to the file. Did that solve the problem?
It was a new character, so I went ahead and simply decided to delete and start over. However, it's happening again with the Iron Spikes, except at Line 407, column 5: "K:spike:Iron Spike~:25:222". Changed the line to "K:spike:& Iron Spike~:25:222" and no joy. Just to make sure, I removed the space ("K:spike:&Iron Spike~:25:222") and it still doesn't work. I even tried "K:spike:Iron~ Spike:25:222", a la "Flask~ of oil" and "Piece~ of Elvish Waybread".
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Old January 24, 2013, 05:41   #12
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The ~ indicates where the pluralization goes, so "Iron Spikes", "Flasks of Oil", "Pieces of Elvish Waybread", etc. The & is for the article/quantity ("an Iron Spike", "26 Flasks of Oil", etc.), which is why it appears at the beginning of practically every "non-flavored" item in object.txt.
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Old January 24, 2013, 07:08   #13
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1) So you mean you can't have Irons Spike?
2) Just curious as to why "Iron Spike~" would require an ampersand in front of it when a search of the .prf file doesn't show any others?
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Old January 24, 2013, 12:11   #14
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1) So you mean you can't have Irons Spike?
2) Just curious as to why "Iron Spike~" would require an ampersand in front of it when a search of the .prf file doesn't show any others?
Heh, well. So a long time ago the pref files were basically unreadable because they had the format:

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K:number in object.txt:graphic
which in practice looked like

Code:
K:533:0x44:0x76
Which reads like an ancient rite in a long-forgotten archaic form of magic.

So I moved us to using

Code:
K:tval name:sval name:graphic
Which is a lot more readable, but you had to inlcude & at the beginning of basically every item. So I added code to ignore that bit, and, more recently, always use the singular form of the name so you don't use the ~ anymore. But the pref file writing code hasn't caught up, and while it omits '&' it doesn't omit the plural signifier, ~.

IOW, my bad, I've got a fix locally and I'll push it to github ASAP. Thanks for the bug report!
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Old January 24, 2013, 20:31   #15
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...which in practice looked like

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K:533:0x44:0x76
Which reads like an ancient rite in a long-forgotten archaic form of magic.

So I moved us to using

Code:
K:tval name:sval name:graphic
Which is a lot more readable...
Sorry, but to us non-programmers, it still looks like a long-forgotten archaic form of magic. If it conjures up drolems, I'm outta here.

Looking forward to the fix.
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Sounds like the workaround for now is to remove all the "~"s from the file. Is that right, Takkaria?
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Sounds like the workaround for now is to remove all the "~"s from the file. Is that right, Takkaria?
Yes, that's right.
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