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how do you do remembering pass choices (with examples please)

Where’s an example provided by the ingenious @Dara.Amarie:

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I need some help with gains. I wanna make choices in my story that will be unlocked by previous choices that readers make. So how do I do this?

@Dara.Amarie guide will also help in this situation.

How do I let the reader pick their sexuality?

Once you’ve read it, if you still have questions, I will be happy to answer them

I’ve been having some troubles with this one scene that’s using 2 custom overlays, and I was hoping you could help. Whenever I preview the scene on the online previewer, the scene appears normally, and there are no errors. However, when using the app to preview the scene, nothing appears at all. The screen is black for the length of the scene, (10-15 seconds or so) until the background changes and a new scene occurs.

What’s happening in the script is that the main character is opening and closing there eyes, while a ceiling fan is spinning.

Here is the script (in case it may help to find an error):

INT. CEILING - DAY with CEILING FAN at layer 0 with UPPER EYELID with LOWER EYELID with EFFECT DIM 60 at layer 4
music off
sound heartbeat
&overlay 4923923531825152_CEILING FAN shifts to 147 294
&overlay 4923923531825152_CEILING FAN scales to 2.890 2.890
&overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
&overlay 4923923531825152_UPPER EYELID shifts to 0 39 in 4
&overlay 4923923531825152_LOWER EYELID shifts to 0 -39 in 4
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
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@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
&overlay 4923923531825152_UPPER EYELID shifts to 0 0 in 1
&overlay 4923923531825152_LOWER EYELID shifts to 0 0 in 1
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
&overlay 4923923531825152_UPPER EYELID shifts to 0 100 in 2
&overlay 4923923531825152_LOWER EYELID shifts to 0 -100 in 2
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
&overlay 4923923531825152_UPPER EYELID shifts to 0 0 in 1
&overlay 4923923531825152_LOWER EYELID shifts to 0 0 in 1
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
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@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
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@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
&overlay 4923923531825152_UPPER EYELID shifts to 0 174 in 2
&overlay 4923923531825152_LOWER EYELID shifts to 0 -174 in 2
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
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@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
&overlay 4923923531825152_UPPER EYELID shifts to 0 0 in 1
&overlay 4923923531825152_LOWER EYELID shifts to 0 0 in 1
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
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@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
&overlay 4923923531825152_UPPER EYELID shifts to 0 333 in 4
&overlay 4923923531825152_LOWER EYELID shifts to 0 -333 in 4
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
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&overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@CARTER spot 3.662 126 -1693
&CARTER moves to layer 3
&CARTER walks to spot 3.662 138 -1259 in 6 AND CARTER is think
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
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@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.25
@overlay CEILING FAN rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 0.5

If you uploaded the overlay PNG image with a lot of negative space (the transparent part of the image), then anchor point 0.5 0.5 is the exact cinter of the whole image (including that negative space).

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You will have to have 3 different choices for the same choice, ones with the locked choice and ones with the unlocked choice using the if/elif/else method

Thank you!

I think the problem is with one of your eyelid overlays. I think it isn’t placed correctly and it’s blocking the whole scene, that’s why you just see black.

So sorry for this late response. I needed to test out your code but I was without wifi for a couple of days :confounded:

Limelight or INK?

I would like to know how to use your backgrounds and crops on the mobile creation please.

I figured it out:) But now I have a new problem…
My characters won’t show up/they don’t appear on the screen. What have I done wrong? This is INK btw

@AUTHOR exits left

EXT. DESERT - DAY
@cut to zone 1
@JAXON DEMON enters from left to screen left AND @LILITH DEMON enters from right to screen right
@JAXON DEMON faces right AND @LILITH DEMON faces left
@JAXON DEMON (idle_punch) AND @LILITH DEMON (idle_punch)

    NARRATOR
You see the girl to the right? That's me.
I am Lilith. I don't really have a last name, I don't need one for people to know who I am.
I am THE Lilith, daughter of the Devil himself.

Hey Dara!

How’d I make a character talk and exit at the same time?

Exit with dialogue? Or exit while their mouth is talking?

Exit with dialogue, you will need to make your character exit using the & sign

&CHARACTER exits left/right 
CHARACTER
Dialogue. 

To exit while the mouth is talking, use the walk_talk_happy animation (or whatever the walk talk animation is)

@CHARACTER exits left/right and CHARACTER does it while walk_talk_happy

what should I do about my overlay?

Did you use the overlay create command or did you add the overlay to the background name?

how do i make a character smoke a cigarette

Make them do one of the smoking animations (idle_smoking, talk_smoking). Ink only. Limelight doesn’t have any smoking animations.

okay and how do i make characters kiss in limelight