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    Sam's Official Help Thread
    Many people need help on episode. I am here to help you!


    -Spot directing
    -Transitions
    -Choices
    -Simultaneous Directing
    -Zooming
    -Focus
    -Dressing game
    -Changing Choice colors
    -Changing lipstick or hairstyles
    -Speech bubbles
    -Hidden backgrounds
    -Choices with in Choices

    Can't find your link to your story: It's where it says share your story and improve your rank: copy.png





    Copy and paste the link!
    Just comment down below!
    Last edited by samrover18; 01-27-2017, 05:33 PM.

  • #2
    I need help with a choice thing. It says an error when I post this:

    choice "Southern Girl" {
    @JOVIE exits right
    @JOVIE changes into outfit_1
    @JOVIE enters from right to back right

    JOVIE (blush)
    I like it, but should I try the other options?
    choice (yes_no)

    } "Comfy" {

    @JOVIE exits right
    @JOVIE changes into outfit_3
    @JOVIE enters from right to back right

    JOVIE (blush)
    Comfort is best!
    Should I keep it
    choice (yes_no)

    }"Tough Gal" {

    @JOVIE exits right
    @JOVIE changes into outfit_2
    @JOVIE enters from right to back right

    JOVIE (blush)
    It's not my style, I've definitely never worn something like this before... should I try it?
    choice (yes_no)
    }

    Comment


    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      Here is an example: It might help if you stands in zone 2 with this:







      label choosing_outfit1

      HOLLY (think)
      (What do I want to wear today?)

      choice
      "Red shirt with black skirt"{

      Holly walks to screen center in zone 1

      Holly changes into Casual 60

      }
      "White shirt with stripe skirt "{

      Holly walks to screen center in zone 1

      Holly changes into Causal 61

      }
      "Dress"{

      Holly walks to screen center in zone 1

      Holly changes into Dress6

      }

      Holly walks to screen center in zone 2

      @pause for a beat

      @pause for a beat

      HOLLY (think)
      (Do I want to wear this?)

      choice
      "Yes"{

      HOLLY (talk_happy_agree)
      Yep, this is perfect.

      }
      "No"{

      goto choosing_outfit1

      }

  • #3
    Is there a way to spot direct characters all at once?

    Comment


    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      Yes.
      @AMRITA spot 1.280 217 0 in zone 2 AND WES spot 1.280 50 0 in zone 2

    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      If you use AND

  • #4
    Awesome thread and layout! It would be pretty cool to see each person who enjoys helping around the forums create there own help threads like this. Great job!

    - JB

    Comment


    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      Yeah! Thanks so much!!

  • #5
    Hey Sam I need help again. Do you know where I can find this background in the Demi stories? I don't know if it's one background, I think it is but I can't find it.

    Comment


    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      I'm not totally sure but, here are some of the demi lovoto hidden backgrounds. Try these:

      INT. DEMI AGENT LOBBY - DAY
      INT. DEMI AGENT LOBBY ALL OL - DAY
      INT. DEMI BUS B FILM - DAY
      INT. DEMI BUS C BUNKS - DAY
      INT. DEMI CAFETERIA BANQUET ALL OL - DAY
      INT. DEMI CONCERT AUDIENCE FLOOR - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI CONCERT FLOOR SET - DAY
      INT. DEMI GREEN ROOM - DAY
      INT. DEMI GREEN ROOM TV OL - DAY
      INT. DEMI HEADPHONES - DAY
      INT. DEMI HOTEL CHIC FILM OL - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI HOTEL LOBBY - DAY
      INT. MY DEMI KITCHEN - DAY
      INT. DEMI KARAOKE CLOSED - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI KARAOKE CLOSED OL - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI KARAOKE OPEN - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI KARAOKE OPEN OL - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI LOGO - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI PHONE ON STOOL - DAY
      INT. DEMI SAX - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI SIDE STAGE RESIZED - NIGHT
      INT. DEMI SVELTE SET NO CAMERAS - DAY

  • #6
    Hello! I'm Bella and recently this problem has been giving me quite a hard time. Seeing as you're on I took the time to repost this in hopes that you'd respond as soon as you could but if you're busy that is completely fine! I have searched through many posts to see if anyone has approached the issue but there seems to be no answer. I'm not very skilled in directing so excuse me if I make obvious mistakes.

    The Issue :

    I am trying to add Character Customization to my story to make the viewers much more at home with their character and this Warning continuously appears, meaning I can't publish my Episode.

    Warning - The label "mouth_0" does not exist. & The label "hair_0" does not exist. It's really troublesome because everything besides the mouth and hair labels do work at this point.

    The Code/Script? :

    NARRATOR
    What mouth shape would you like?

    choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
    "Blossom Lips" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Blossom Lips
    goto mouth_0
    }"Classic" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Classic
    goto mouth_0
    }"Classic Slender" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Classic Slender
    goto mouth_0
    }"Full Round" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Full Round
    goto mouth_0
    }"Mature Medium" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Mature Medium
    goto mouth_0
    }"Mature Round" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Mature Round
    goto mouth_0
    }"Mature Slender" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Mature Slender
    goto mouth_0
    }"Thick" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Thick
    goto mouth_0
    }<GREEN>"Looks good!"{
    goto avatar_0
    }
    NARRATOR
    There are tons of hairstyles! Which styles would you like to browse?

    choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
    "Short Hair Styles"{
    goto hairShort
    }"Mid-length Hair Styles"{
    goto hairMedium
    }"Long Hair Styles"{
    goto hairLong
    }"Curled Hair Styles"{
    goto hairCurled
    }"Tied-Up Hair Styles"{
    goto hairUp
    }<GREEN>"Change Color."{
    goto hairColor_0
    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{
    goto avatar_0
    }

    label hairShort
    @NAME starts idle
    NARRATOR
    What short hair style would you like?

    choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
    "Classy Pixie" {
    @NAME changes hair into Classy Pixie
    @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
    goto hairShort
    }"Messy Pixie" {
    @NAME changes hair into Messy Pixie
    @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
    goto hairShort
    }"Pixie" {
    @NAME changes hair into Pixie
    @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
    goto hairShort
    }"Slicked Back" {
    @NAME changes hair into Long Slicked Back Hair
    @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
    goto hairShort
    }"Twist Hair" {
    @NAME changes hair into Twist Hair
    @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
    goto hairShort
    }"Buzzed Hair" {
    @NAME changes hair into Buzzed Hair
    @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
    goto hairShort
    }"Unstyled Faux Hawk" {
    @NAME changes hair into Unstyled Faux Hawk
    @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
    goto hairShort
    }<GREEN>"Change Length."{
    goto hair_0
    }<GREEN>"Change Color."{
    goto hairColor_0
    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{
    goto avatar_0
    }
    Last edited by Bellarock365; 12-31-2016, 06:21 PM.

    Comment


    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      Have you tried using the script templates? Also do you want the whole script codes for the hair and mouth? (long hair, tied up hair, mid_length hair?)

    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      I think I found the problem! Read the post below!

  • #7
    label hair_1

    HOLLY (think)
    (What hair do I want?)

    choice
    "Short Hair Styles"{

    goto short

    }"Mid-length Hair Styles"{

    goto medium

    }"Long Hair Styles"{

    goto long

    }"Curled Hair Styles"{

    goto curled

    }"Tied-Up Hair Styles"{

    goto up

    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{

    goto avatar_1

    }



    label short

    HOLLY (think)
    (What short hair style do I want?)



    choice
    "Classy Pixie" {

    Holly changes hair into Classy Pixie

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto short

    }"Messy Pixie" {

    Holly changes hair into Messy Pixie

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto short

    }"Pixie" {

    Holly changes hair into Pixie

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto short

    }"Slicked Back" {

    Holly changes hair into Long Slicked Back Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto short

    }"Twist Hair" {

    Holly changes hair into Twist Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto short

    }<GREEN>"Change Length."{

    goto hair_1

    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{

    goto avatar_1

    }



    label medium



    HOLLY (think)
    (What medium length hair style do I want?)

    choice
    "Bed head" {

    Holly changes hair into Shaggy Long Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto medium

    }"Classic Bob" {

    Holly changes hair into Classic Bob

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto medium

    }"Dreadlocks" {

    Holly changes hair into Long Dreadlocks

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto medium

    }"Straight Bob" {

    Holly changes hair into Straight Bob

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto medium

    }"Suburban Bubble" {

    Holly changes hair into Suburban Bubble

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto medium

    }<GREEN>"Change Styles."{

    goto hair_1

    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{

    goto avatar_1

    }



    label long



    HOLLY (think)
    (What long hair style do I want?)

    choice
    "Layered Hair" {

    Holly changes hair into Layered Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto long

    }"Long Feathered" {

    Holly changes hair into Long Feathered

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto long

    }"Long Straight Hair" {

    Holly changes hair into Long Straight Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto long

    }"Straight" {

    Holly changes hair into Straight

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto long

    }"Styled Corn Rows" {

    Holly changes hair into Styled Corn Rows

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto long

    } "Jules Hair" {

    Holly changes hair into Jules Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto long

    } <GREEN>"Change Styles."{

    goto hair_1

    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{

    goto avatar_1

    }



    label curled


    HOLLY (think)
    (What curled hair style do I want?)

    choice
    "Beach Wave" {

    Holly changes hair into Beach Wave Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto curled

    }"Diva Curls" {

    Holly changes hair into Diva Curls

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto curled

    }"Long Curly Hair" {

    Holly changes hair into Long Curly Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto curled

    }"Rebel Half Shaved" {

    Holly changes hair into Rebel Half Shaved Hairstyle

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto curled

    }"Short Curly Hair" {

    Holly changes hair into Short Curly Hair

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto curled

    }<GREEN>"Change Styles."{

    goto hair_1

    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{

    goto avatar_1

    }



    label up


    HOLLY (think)
    (What tied-up style do I want?)

    choice
    "Casual Braided Pigtails" {

    Holly changes hair into Casual Braided Pigtails

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    }"High Ponytail" {

    Holly changes hair into High Ponytail

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    }"Messy Back Bun" {

    Holly changes hair into Messy Back Bun

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    }"Pulled Back"{

    Holly changes hair into Monday Morning Updo

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    }"Fishtail Braid"{

    Holly changes hair into Fishtail Braid

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    } "Braided Bun"{

    Holly changes hair into Braid Crown Updo

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    }"Dancer Bun"{

    Holly changes hair into Dancer Bun

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    }"Buns" {

    Holly changes hair into Double Bun Updo

    Holly starts shiftweight

    goto up

    } <GREEN>"Change Styles."{

    goto hair_1

    }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{

    goto avatar_1

    }



    label avatar_1


    HOLLY (think)
    (Do I want my hair like this?)


    choice "Yes" {

    goto endhair

    } "No" {

    goto hair_1

    }

    label endhair

    Comment


    • Bellarock365
      Bellarock365 commented
      Editing a comment
      I'll test this out! Thank you so much for the quick help though. And yes, I was using a template that had 'hidden' features and everything seemed to be in working order until I tried fixing things and stuff began breaking. ^^;

    • samrover18
      samrover18 commented
      Editing a comment
      Ok! I hoped this helped! I even posted more down below!

  • #8
    label mouth_0

    NARRATOR
    What mouth shape would you like?

    choice
    "Blossom Lips" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Blossom Lips
    goto mouth_0
    }"Classic" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Classic
    goto mouth_0
    }"Classic Slender" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Classic Slender
    goto mouth_0
    }"Full Round" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Full Round
    goto mouth_0
    }"Mature Medium" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Mature Medium
    goto mouth_0
    }"Mature Round" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Mature Round
    goto mouth_0
    }"Mature Slender" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Mature Slender
    goto mouth_0
    }"Thick" {
    @NAME changes mouth into Thick
    goto mouth_0
    }<GREEN>"Looks good!"{
    goto avatar_0
    }

    Comment


    • #9
      label hair_0

      NARRATOR
      There are tons of hairstyles! Which styles would you like to browse?

      choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
      "Short Hair Styles"{
      goto hairShort
      }"Mid-length Hair Styles"{
      goto hairMedium
      }"Long Hair Styles"{
      goto hairLong
      }"Curled Hair Styles"{
      goto hairCurled
      }"Tied-Up Hair Styles"{
      goto hairUp
      }<GREEN>"Change Color."{
      goto hairColor_0
      }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{
      goto avatar_0
      }

      label hairShort
      @NAME starts idle
      NARRATOR
      What short hair style would you like?

      choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
      "Classy Pixie" {
      @NAME changes hair into Classy Pixie
      @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
      goto hairShort
      }"Messy Pixie" {
      @NAME changes hair into Messy Pixie
      @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
      goto hairShort
      }"Pixie" {
      @NAME changes hair into Pixie
      @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
      goto hairShort
      }"Slicked Back" {
      @NAME changes hair into Long Slicked Back Hair
      @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
      goto hairShort
      }"Twist Hair" {
      @NAME changes hair into Twist Hair
      @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
      goto hairShort
      }"Buzzed Hair" {
      @NAME changes hair into Buzzed Hair
      @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
      goto hairShort
      }"Unstyled Faux Hawk" {
      @NAME changes hair into Unstyled Faux Hawk
      @NAME faces left AND NAME is idle_rear
      goto hairShort
      }<GREEN>"Change Length."{
      goto hair_0
      }<GREEN>"Change Color."{
      goto hairColor_0
      }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{
      goto avatar_0
      }

      Comment


      • #10
        Hey! I was wondering if there was an action/behavior for a character to "give" to another. For example, if character 1 hands something to character 2. Thank you!

        Comment


        • VeroniqueRebel
          VeroniqueRebel commented
          Editing a comment
          Is your story classic?

        • megzalone
          megzalone commented
          Editing a comment
          No, it is episode ink

        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          Boys is take_item_reach
          Girls is take_item_grateful

      • #11
        Hey, I was wondering, can you help me with the bubbles spot directing, I'm so confused and when I did that on my own, it mess up my story completely. I was wondering can you help me and there is a way to reset the size. Thanks in advance.

        Comment


        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          The POSITION can be “top” or “bottom”; the DIRECTION is either “left” or “right”
          i.e. tail_top_left, tail_top_right, tail_bottom_left or tail_bottom_right

        • K.B.
          K.B. commented
          Editing a comment
          I'll see what I can fix after this, thanks for the response.

        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          @speechbubble is 165 310 to 100% with tail_top_right (top_left, bottom_right, bottom_left)

      • #12
        Hi Sam! I'm working on my story and in some of my choices I'd like different colored "buttons" . What is the code for it?

        Comment


        • Guineapiglover
          Guineapiglover commented
          Editing a comment
          What colors are the special, normal, and premium ones?

        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          Locked just puts a padlock in front of the choice text. Blue & Normal are basically the same lighter shade of blue & Special is a darker blue. I don't know if Green is the color or its another dark blue option, but Premium makes the choice box GOLD.

        • fizzypie
          fizzypie commented
          Editing a comment
          Green is the same darker blue as special

      • #13
        Hey! I am writing on the portal and when I go on the app to test my story and on the very first scene it shows one of the characters, even though there is supposed to be no one on screen. Also, they change clothes even if they are not supposed to be in that certain outfit. I'm not sure if its a glitch or if I am doing something wrong. Thank you!

        Comment


        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          Can you give more information?

        • megzalone
          megzalone commented
          Editing a comment
          I moved the character off screen and now it is working. Thanks!

        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          Ok! Glad it works!!!

      • #14
        Hi, can someone please help me. So in the next episode my character is going to a party and I want to let readers to be able to change her hair style and lip colour for the party. But I'm struggling sooo much! I copied and pasted the lip colour and hairstyle part of the script from my first episode but it came up with errors the 'label mouth_0' does not exist as well as other problems such as with changing the hair. This is the part of the script I'm having errors with:


        label avatar_0

        ELLA (think)
        (Now for my look.)

        {
        goto avatar_end
        }


        label mouthColor_0

        NARRATOR
        What color lips would you like?

        choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
        "Natural"{
        goto mouthNatural
        }"Bright Colored"{
        goto mouthMakeup
        }"Dark Colored"{
        goto mouthMakeupDark
        }<GREEN>"Change lip shape."{
        goto mouth_0
        }<GREEN>"This looks good!"{
        goto avatar_0
        }

        label mouthNatural

        NARRATOR
        What natural lip color would you like?

        choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
        "Blush" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Blush
        goto mouthNatural
        }"Mocha" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Mocha
        goto mouthNatural
        }"Toffee" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Toffee
        goto mouthNatural
        }"Dark Brown" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Dusty Rose
        goto mouthNatural
        }<GREEN>"Try other colors."{
        goto mouthColor_0
        }<GREEN>"Change lip shape."{
        goto mouth_0
        }<GREEN>"Looks good!"{
        goto avatar_0
        }

        label mouthMakeup

        NARRATOR
        What lip color would you like?

        choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
        "Bubblegum Pink" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Bubblegum Pink
        goto mouthMakeup
        }"Olive" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Olive
        goto mouthMakeup
        }"Orange Crush"{
        Ella changes mouthColor into Orange Crush
        goto mouthMakeup
        }"Raspberry"{
        Ella changes mouthColor into Raspberry
        goto mouthMakeup
        }<GREEN>"Try other colors."{
        goto mouthColor_0
        }<GREEN>"Change lip shape."{
        goto mouth_0
        }<GREEN>"Looks good!"{
        goto avatar_0
        }

        label mouthMakeupDark

        NARRATOR
        What lip color would you like?

        choice [shouldGiveXP:NO]
        "Cherry Red"{
        Ella changes mouthColor into Cherry Red
        goto mouthMakeupDark
        }"Dark Red" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Bordeaux
        goto mouthMakeupDark
        }"Wine" {
        Ella changes mouthColor into Wine
        goto mouthMakeupDark
        }<GREEN>"Try other colors."{
        goto mouthColor_0
        }<GREEN>"Change lip shape."{
        goto mouth_0
        }<GREEN>"Looks good!"{
        goto avatar_0
        }

        Thanks, I hope I made sense and that you can help.

        Comment


        • Episodeuser25
          Episodeuser25 commented
          Editing a comment
          Antika and samrover18 hi, sorry I accidentally typed this I meant to type mouthColor. I did do this anyway, but it's still showing errors. Also when I test that part of my story, the story doesn't continue? Like it says what to do for makeup then gives the lipstick colours selections and same thing with hair, says how shall I do my hair then gives Hairstyle options but the game does not continue when i press "looks great" rather it keeps showing the options? How do I move past this thanks.

        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          Hmmm. Weird. I think Antika you forget to end the label

        • Antika
          Antika commented
          Editing a comment
          hm? what did I forget samrover18 ? I just tried to help him/her

          but i only answered the first problem with the mouthColor thingy.. the rest.. I'm not sure.. I never used the script templates (except for simple choices in the beginning) and I never used the XP thing ^^

          so for me.. already this
          {
          goto avatar_end
          }
          looks for me as if it's wrong... If this even works like this ^^ (without if or choice) than would it not directly go to the label avatar_end? which I can't find...

          is there somewhere the choice command? I think it needs to be something like:

          label avatar_0

          ELLA (think)
          (Now for my look.)

          choice "Some Lipstick perhaps?"
          {
          ELLA (talk_think)
          I would like to try some lipstick colors.

          goto mouthColor_0

          } "I look good" {
          ELLA (talk_handsonhips)
          I look fabulous!

          goto avatar_end
          }

          I hope this works otherwise I might have to copy and paste my script

      • #15
        I love helping people on episode! Ask me!
        Last edited by samrover18; 01-02-2017, 06:05 PM.

        Comment


        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          Thank you! No problem! Hah.

        • teeeesha
          teeeesha commented
          Editing a comment
          Hi, I'm writing a story in classic and at some point would like to temporarily change hairstyle and add makeup, any idea how to do this without creating a duplicate character? thanks

        • samrover18
          samrover18 commented
          Editing a comment
          teeeesha I don't know how to do classic . Sorry!
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