Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

So I coded out a gem choice and in the ‘help form’ for gems, it says that the first gem choice is free for the players. But on both web and mobile previewer, it doesn’t show that the first gem choice is free. Will it be free when I publish it and a player read it?

Hi Dara! Is there a way to have zoom constantly moving in a scene and then stop in the next one? Like someone is on a train and there is narration, but I need the train moving. I don’t have any coding for it yet though, I just wish to know how to make sure it keeps happening throughout the scene as people are talking. If that’s even possible…

Could anyone tell me what’s wrong with this?
YOU (think_rubchin)
(What do I think Zoe should do?)
choice “Forget, it won’t work out” {
YOU (sigh_disappointed)
You should just leave him alone,
It won’t work out.
ZOE (talk_clutchchest_sad_loop)
Oh, I didn’t know you felt like that.
@ZOE is idle
@ZOE -1
readerMeasage Zoe -1
ALEXA (react_startled_subtle)
[NAME]! You should know by now!
That’s the last thing you should do!
ALEXA (talk_excited_happy)
I know what to do!
Why don’t you do something at the party?!
} “Do something at the party” {
YOU (talk_excited_happy)
I know,
You should do something at the party and maybe get to know him.
ZOE (talk_excited_happy)
Yes! That’s a great idea!
@ZOE +1
readerMeasage Zoe +1
ALEXA (talk_neutral)
So are you sure you have an outfit?
ZOE (think_rubchin)
I think so.
ALEXA (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)


So, in the story MATCHMAKER there is a background for the MC Cupid’s building. @Apes told me that the reception desk bg with the staircase, and the coffee table in zone 2 is a hidden background. Do u know the name of the bg as it isnt in the normal bg gallery thanks x

Nope, I can’t find this one but Dara for sure knows :slight_smile: she works for Episode.

Can you send me something to help me with layers and overlays?

I cant see one of my overlays and characters how do I fix that?

Hi, so here is my question:
I’ve seen in some stories like The Dragon’s Tail and Telvoikai that there’s a way to let the reader drag the screen around to see other parts of the background and I was wondering if there is some tutorial or a topic that explains how to do this?

I believe so, but if you just want to make sure you can always submit a ticket and ask the support team.

I think that with this update, you can zoom to a spot in however many seconds while there is dialogue. Then after the last last dialogue is tapped, you can put @zoom reset and even if the last zoom hasn’t finished zooming yet, it will still just go back to zoom reset.

You misspelled “readerMessage”

If it’s not in the art catalog, then it’s a hidden background and hidden background will create errors in your script.

For layers: HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers
For overlays: A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS

You need to add the zone number when you shift an overlay.
You inverted the scale size of the duplicate to make them upside down, so now they are in a completely different spot then where you had them so you have to zoom out to find your character then place them where you want to be.

They’re called tappable overlays. They are currently in beta testing right now.

Hello, maybe this is a stupid question but when I want to make a character that will have a custom name, should I name the character NAME when I am creating her? Thank you in advance.

You can name the character whatever you want. “NAME” just has to be the character’s display name (if you put NAME in the parentheses in the name input code). Read through this and you’ll understand what I mean: A Guide to Typed-in Choices

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Thank you very much for your quick reply <3

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I still doesn’t work, there’s something wrong with the {}

What is the error message you are getting and what does your script look like now