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Topic: Hitpoints or Healthpoints?

GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2014-02-24, 20:52

I am going through the strings and I noticed a terminology inconsistency - we have both "hitpoints" and "healthpoints" in the source files. Which one do we want? Personally, I don't care either way.

FYI, the translation dictionaries use "hitpoints", the wiki manual uses "healthpoints".


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SirVer
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Posted at: 2014-02-24, 21:31

I prefer health points. Or simply health?


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einstein13
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Posted at: 2014-02-24, 21:39

SirVer wrote:

I prefer health points. Or simply health?

but the game contains battles with weapons that HIT, so HITpoints?


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pyaehtetaung
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Posted at: 2014-02-24, 21:42

I don't care Hitpoints or Healthpoints or health.. But I like body parts system more than Hitpoints or Healthpoints or health system.. (I found body parts system in Dwarf Fortress)


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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2014-02-24, 21:56

A body parts system would be a bit over the top IMO, because this isn't a war game but mainly a builder game.

I like "health", because it is consistent with "attack", "evade" etc. where we don't add "points" to the word.

Edited: 2014-02-24, 21:57

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einstein13
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Posted at: 2014-02-24, 22:21

pyaehtetaung wrote:

(I found body parts system in Dwarf Fortress)

In Dwarf Fortress are Hit/heath points too. But they are hidden under the whole system. You have to destroy all the parts of the body to kill someone face-tongue.png So health points are there. Hidden.

@GunChleoc: Your idea sounds logic too face-smile.png Your point! face-smile.png Health is similar to other names.


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simplypeachy
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Posted at: 2014-02-25, 01:17

Neither "hitpoints" nor "healthpoints" are words. I am not sure how accurately "health" translates to other languages in the context it is meant for. I would expect that "hit points" would be more universally understood, considering that the audience are people who play computer games.


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Posted at: 2014-02-25, 11:53

simplypeachy wrote:

I am not sure how accurately "health" translates to other languages in the context it is meant for.

This is what I found at the dictionary pages:

  • dutch: levenspunten (life points)
  • german: Lebenspunkte
  • portoguese: resistência
  • scottish gaelic: slàinte
  • slovak: body zdravia
  • latin: vitae punctae
  • italian: punti ferita
Edited: 2014-02-25, 11:55

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einstein13
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Posted at: 2014-02-25, 12:02

fk wrote:

simplypeachy wrote:

I am not sure how accurately "health" translates to other languages in the context it is meant for.

This is what I found at the dictionary pages:

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In polish: punkty życia (life points)


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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2014-02-25, 12:38

You can still translate these as best fits your language. If something similar to "hitpoints" works better in your language, no problem face-smile.png


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