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by narumara / September 13, 2008 11:42 PM PDT

Hey, i'm having some trouble with spaces in this script, can anyone help? Its a version of dungeonman me and my friend are working on, my problem is in the input: (if %input%== look tree goto grovetree) apparently it won't accept spaces as input, but i need it too for it to be effective, any suggestions?

@echo off
echo Weclome to thy dungeonman game of Asloria
goto grove

echo Thou art in yon mystical GROVE, thou hast one miserable headache, it must have some dungeonparty last night. Thou see around you yon TREE in yon middle of ye grove. Obvious exits are NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, and WEST.
set /p input=What doest thou deau?
if %input%== look tree goto grovetree

echo Thou see yon TREE in thy middle of thy grove, it smells faintly of PARAPETS. CHARLIE is hanging from one of the branches, he is holding a SWORD, magestically posing with his hands at his hips.
set /p input=What doest thou deau?

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Use quotes.
by Kees Bakker / September 13, 2008 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Batch file help

if "%input%"=="look tree" goto grovetree

Works with me.


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by narumara / September 14, 2008 6:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Use quotes.

well, i just tried that, but it didn't work, (if it changes anything, i have vista 64bit [but i doubt it does])

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This was my test script.
by Kees Bakker / September 14, 2008 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope...

echo off
set /p input="Input?"
if "%input%"=="with space" goto a
echo You did not enter 'with space'
goto end
echo You entered 'with space'

and it did what it should do if I executed it from the command prompt.

How does it work with you?


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by narumara / September 17, 2008 11:58 AM PDT

well i just copied ur script and saved it as .bat and ran it, it shows up as input? and then when i type in: with space it just shuts itself off.

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If you look at the logic ...
by Kees Bakker / October 7, 2008 7:23 AM PDT
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you'll see that it always should pass one of the echo-commands. So you should see something.


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a different language
by zoredache / October 6, 2008 4:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Batch file help

With all due respect and all, but trying to write a full functioning game as a batch script is a horrible waste of time. Your end result will be a huge mess of spaghetti code.

Take some time, investigate python, basic, perl, vbscript or almost anything else then just shell script.


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