Help! Choices must follow a dialog not a branch

#1

Can somebody help me with this?

#2

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#3

Try moving the reader message before the dialogue.

#4

Try using this one I made for you

choice
“Let Him Be”{

        BABY (idle_awkward_scratch_loop)

(I shouldn’t interfere with his business.)

} “Lend Him A Hand”{

@BABY exits let

Put the rest of thing in here

}

#5

Hi.
This error means that the order for your choice is incorrect. You always need to start off a choice with a narrator or speechbubble with a question or a statement etc, THEN on the next line of the script follow it up with the word choice Prefereably on its own or - if you use the bracket system for references - the name of that choice sequence within brackets.

If you want a redermessage, input it right before the choice question, and it will play at the same time as the question pops up. As it works the same way as a & sign and has no time before going over in the ext line of script.

ex
readerMessage Pick wisely.
Baby (think_rubchin)
(Maybe, I should help him?)
choice (helping_hand)
"Let him be."{
scene

}
"Lend him a hand."{
scene

}

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#6

Hi there If someone on this chat could help me that would be amazing I’m having the exact same issue :disappointed_relieved: I have already done one choice and it works fine but the others won’t

my script is: } choice “Liam” {
NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
I have to admit I have a little crush on liam
@BOY1 starts blush_shy_atcamera
music music_dreamwalk
gain you_have_a_crush_on_BOY1
@BOY2 +1

@BOY1 starts blush_shy_atcamera
&zoom on 635 371 to 244% in 2
NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
Liam Cohen mezmorized me with his | color:brown |Dark brown eyes | color:black | his | animation:shuffle-sideways |Messy brown hair
@BOY1 starts flirt_coy_atcamera
NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
But most Importantly
@BOY1 starts idle_happy_loop
NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
That goddam | animation:flash, color:gray , bold | Smile
@BOY1 starts laugh_chuckle
NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
I’ve always wondered | animation:shuffle-sideways |what would it feel like to be his girl?
@BOY1 is flirt_liftchin_receive_shy
@BOY1 starts blush_shy
NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
I envy the lucky girl who will one day get to find out

}

I am trying to make 4 choices but it says it must follow a dialog

#7

Hi.
I’ll do my best to help you, but do you think you could put in the whole choice scene with all 4 choices - it’s easier to find what’s wrong then?
Do you have more choice alt before this? Else remove the first bracket. It’s probably the choice within the brackets that’s causing you trouble.
For a choice line you only need one choice command, right after the question, and you put it outside of the brackets (for best result on a sepperate line)

ex
NARRATOR
What boy do you like? <-- question, only needed once
choice <-- choice command, only needed once
"Liam"{ <–opening bracket, always opens up the scene for the choice alt
NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
I have to admit I have a little crush on liam
@BOY1 starts blush_shy_atcamera
music music_dreamwalk
gain you_have_a_crush_on_BOY1
@BOY2 +1

} <-- closing bracket, closes the choice alt. If you want more choices you follow on a new line with a new choice sequence,

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#8

What is your line above the choice?

#9

IT MEANS you need to have a dialog before it for example

YOU {talk_wave}
Hi!