Add ability to toggle existing plugin off/on during gameplay

yeahchris

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I'm wondering how easy/difficult/possible/impossible it might be to add the ability to fully toggle this plugin off and on during gameplay using a plugin command:

Rhyme Map Smooth Scrolling

Why turn it on? Purely because the plugin is utilized by the Lecode Tactical Battle System, and dramatically improves the quality of camera scrolling during its battles.

Why turn it off? It conflicts with basically every plugin that exists for parallax mapping (prevents binding to map), and also breaks vanilla parallax scrolling behavior.

So basically it would be really nice to be able to turn it on for some battles, and even nicer to turn it off again immediately afterwards.

Probably not possible, but doesn't hurt to ask.

I reached out to the person who ported it. Doesn't appear to be taking calls.
 

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It's basically impossible to turn off any plugin during gameplay - that would be like trying to work on the motor of yourcar while racing on the highway.

What can theoretically be done is activating or deactivating specific functions of a plugin. But that requires the plugin to be programmed to include commands for that. And if the plugin wasn't programmed for that from the beginning, it may take a lot of rewriting to add those options later.
 

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That's basically what I expected.

I guess it's really a matter of whether the underlying issues it causes with both vanilla and plugin parallaxes are something caused by some low-level, core piece of functionality it has or some extra piece that could potentially be stripped away or modified.

Given that these issues pop up without actually sending any script calls to RSS, I'm expecting the former, but I thought it wouldn't hurt - to use your metaphor - to have a mechanic take a look under the hood. The plugin itself is relatively small.

I don't know enough about javascript to say exactly what the plugin is doing but it *seems* like it's somehow using parallax scrolling to pan the camera. And breaking literally everything else having to do with parallax scrolling in the process. I would just like to make it... not do that until called upon I guess? If possible.

Probably a pipe dream.
 
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