Sunday, October 28, 2012

OMG Switches!

They have these pressure-plate switches in Skyrim. Often there will be like a potion on a pedestal, you pick up the potion and OH MY GOD POISON SPIKES IN MY EYES!!!! If you try to put the potion back in vanilla Skyrim you get an exercise in frustration trying to precisely place the item back onto the switch, and hoping it doesn't fall back off.

Because a puzzle I designed was going to rely on such switches, I spent a lot of time developing custom scripts so the switches would be 'sticky' It makes them so much easier to use!

I know it's a silly little thing to get excited about, but it's minor victories in Human-Machine interfaces like this that make life worth living for me.


  1. Wow, brilliant sticky plates, how does it handle with larger or rather small objects?

  2. It can get quite silly, but it always works. I try not to put anything too big or small in that room.