Directing Help and Assistance From a Purple Ghost For All Your Episode Needs

@Aachinn,

This issue happens a lot. Sometimes it has to do with an error in your script, other times it is just something crazy with the previewer.

The web previewer works best in Google Chrome (just as a rule of thumb for most heavy coding software).

Assuming you have no errors, first try just simply saving your script then closing the tab and reopening the story to try again.
If this does not work, clear the cache in your browser. You can Google how to do it for your computer since some are different.

If neither things work and the story also does not load right on mobile previewer, there may be a small error in the script that the script is not seeing.

Will do, thanks for the speedy reply

@Purple_Ghost Something really weird has happened! I wrote a whole episode, tested it, and everything went great. I decided to share the link to my story to my friend. I went back to the app to triple check that everything was in order, and all of a sudden, my character is stripping naked in a dressing game scene! I went back to the script, and it was the exact same. After I had shared it, I added a line of dialogue to the changing line, but I deleted it after seeing that it didn’t work. What do I do!?


@TALIA starts think
@pause for 2

label dressing_game2

    TALIA
(What should I wear?)

choice
“Slightly Formal”{

    TALIA (idle_awkward)
(I don't know what people will be wearing there...)

@TALIA is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat
@TALIA changes into TALIA_formal1borderline1
@TALIA is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

}
“Little Yellow Dress”{

    TALIA (admire)
(I love my yellow dress, why not wear it?)

@TALIA is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat
@TALIA changes into TALIA_casual2dress1
@TALIA is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

}
“Button Down Skirt”{

    TALIA (think)
(This is a brand new outfit, I haven't worn it yet.)

@TALIA is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat
@TALIA changes into TALIA_casual3skirt1
@TALIA is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

}

@TALIA walks to screen center in zone 2

@pause for a beat
@TALIA faces right

    TALIA (think)
(Is this my choice for the day?)

choice
“Of course!”{

    TALIA (flirt_fingersnap)
(Looking good as always.)

}
“Let’s review our options again.”{

    TALIA (primp)
(Maybe I'll come back to this one..)

goto dressing_game2

}

@AsteroidAyla,

Assuming your outfits are definitely made with the rest of the clothing, your code should work. I’ve heard of this happening to other authors, though I have not experienced it myself. I suggest submitting a support ticket to Episode and let them know of the glitch.

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Thanks. What do you suggest I do in the meantime?

@AsteroidAyla,

Since your code is right, there is nothing you really can do to stop the glitch right now.
You could wait to publish the story/chapter or simply warn your readers that the clothing may disappear while you wait for Episode to help.

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@Purple_Ghost

Hello! I don’t really have any pictures for this but I have noticed that some stories have choices without speechbubbles? They’re usually placed at the bottom but I think that that can be changed. There are examples of stories such as ‘H & V: Annabelle’ where the beginning and the end have this choice buttons

Thank you!

@AlexJ,

What you will need to do is set up the choice like normal, then move the speech bubble before the choice off screen to the side. You can do this using the speech bubble helper.

Sorry if this has been asked, but how do you make a choice matter?
Like Jasmin has the option to kiss Daniel or not.
If she kisses Daniel, Jose will be mad about it later or make a rude comment.

& what if I want this to choice to carry on to another chapter? I just wanna know how to program it in case I do decide to carry this choice out to another chapter.

And is there a way to remove a certain part of an outfit even when the reader has decided to wear it?
For example, I made an outfitgame/template with 3 choices but they all have sunshades.
I want to remove the sunshades, but keep the outfit the reader chosed.I just wanna remove the sunshades accessory.
Is there a coding for this or do I have to create 3 extra outfits again and code them without the sunshades&make the reader choose again?

@Rosina.V,

To remember choices, you can use gains. To recall gains, use an if statement.

Here is more about the if statement from Dara Amarie.

You can also use points to remember how a character feels about another character. Here is more on the points system by Dara Amarie.

Gains and points will carry through to other chapters, though the web previewer will not remember them. Just use an if statement to recall the gain.

There is no way to just remove a piece of clothing. You’ll have to make another identical outfit that is just missing that piece. You can use a gain for the outfit and an if statement to put the character in the correct mstching outfit.

This is just the basics. If you need more help with any of these, let me know.

How will I do the gains for an outfit?Could you explain it to me,please.

@Rosina.V,

The 1st link I added from Dara explains it, but if it is still unclear I can explain a little later tonight.

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Thanks I’ll check it out & experiment, I’ll let you know if I have more troubles.

@Purple_Ghost Thank you so much for your help!

Hey! How do I make an overlay shift but in a certain amount of time. So instead of appearing out of the blue, it moves into its spot.

@overlay OVERLAYNAME shift to X Y in T

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thx

One more thing, what am I doing wrong here? It says unexpected character.

INT. BLACK - DAY
NARRATOR
Before we start, please take a moment to customize Ally.

@ALLY enters from left to screen center
label allycustomization

    NARRATOR
This is Ally. Do you want to customize her, or leave her as she is.

choice “I want to customize her!” {

    NARRATOR
Are you sure? This is your only chance.

choice “Yes. I want to customize her.” {

    NARRATOR
Ok!

@ALLY goes to character avatar

} “No, take me back” {
goto allycustomization
}
}
“No! I like her the way she is.” {

    NARRATOR
Are you sure? This is your only chance.

choice “Yes. I want her to stay the same.”

    NARRATOR
Ok!

} “No, take me back” {
goto allycustomization
}}
@ALLY stands screen center

Hi Purple!

Ok, so I have another question/need some help.

I am using the background - INT. ANGIE BED RED - NIGHT

And I am trying to get my character to lie on the bed…

@NOL stands screen center AND NOL is idle_lay_groggy_eyesclosed_loop

I was going to spot him sleeping on the bed, but he is facing the wrong way! I don’t know how to flip him to where his head is on the pillow. Is there a way I can do this??

Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

P.S. Oh yeah!! And I’m writing in Limelight, in case that helps…

You can’t flip him because that animation is only meant to face that direction. Try using another animation, or making him sleep backwards.