How: important choice inside another important choice

I think the problem is this { }
It doesn’t have a match

I’m really sorry I can’t help you but I was wondering if you could tell me how to get the newer looking characters in stories because when I add characters to mine they aren’t the new ones they’re the ones from a while back

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you need a closing } after i’m a very shy.

choice (CHOICENAME)

you need to use the if/elif/else method or gain method.
so right after you finish with your choices you would use.
if (choice name is “Play along”) {

@ezzwezz2468
If, you already made a story, you have to make a new one, if you start a new you will see “character”. Click the character and you will have to choose which style


Then click “use episode LimeLight”
Then choose if you’re going to use spotlight or full char

Thank you that’s helped a lot, I think it’s because I tried to start the story on my phone instead of my computer. Thank you for your help :slight_smile:

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Np :slightly_smiling_face:

@xxLoveAaliyah


It only has 1 choice, the other choice “Call her out” should also appear.

And after that the choice “Call her out” appeared in the second choice

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Hm, I’m not sure. Maybe @Dara.Amarie can help.

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Moved to Directing Helps and Tips since this involves coding. Make sure to check out our Forum Tutorial for more info about where to correctly create topics, and feel to PM me if there are any questions. :wink:

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Bumb.

S.O.S

From what you’re describing and looking at previous posts, it’s likely you placed the missing closing brace } in the wrong place if you placed it after “I’m very shy.”

The closing brace doesn’t go there if you’re trying to nest another choice inside the first option.

The braces should look like this:

choice 
"Play along" {

...
  ERICA (talk_unsure)
I'm very shy...

  NARRATOR (ZINA)
Should I be her wingman?
choice 
"Encourage Her!" {

} "Kill her chances!" {

}

} "Call her out" {

}

If you still need help, could you copy and paste that whole section of your script here? I can’t give more specific help without all the details.

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@Lint
Thanks! It worked :slightly_smiling_face:

@Lint
I have like another problem, it says here that it has an error there is a { on line 248 that does not have a matching.}
} “Call her out”{

@ERICA -4
gain caught_the_cat
readerMessage -4 for ERICA
readerMessage Erica will remember this.
ZINA (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)
I see you were admiring Mr. Markson.
ZINA (laugh_chuckle)
I see yoou girl!
&zoom on 665 44 to 152% in 0
&TIM is talk_think_neutral AND IVEANNE is talk_shrug_neutral THEN IVEANNE faces right AND IVEANNE is think_rubchin
&JERRY is idle_armscrossed_shifteyes_loop
ZINA (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
You thought I didn't notice huh?
readerMessage Erica was embarassed which got the teachers their attention.
ERICA (talk_deny_neutral)
No I didn't!
ZINA (talk_reassure_neutral)
Don't lie, I saw you looking at him, up and down.
&IVEANNE is laugh_giggle
@IVEANNE +1
readerMessage +1 for Iveanne.
&TIM is idle_armscrossed_shifteyes_loop
@TIM +3
readerNessage +3 for Tim.
&JERRY is eyeroll_subtle
@JERRY -4 
readerMessage -4 for Jerry.
ZINA (flirt_wink_happy)
Girl with those eyes. You can undress lots of men.
ERICA (talk_startled_neutral)
I- what?!-
ERICA (shush_neutral
Shh, keep it down. 
ERICA (sigh_disappointed)
You got their attention, geez.
ERICA (talk_doubtful)
Shit, I'm out.
}

I’m not sure which is line 248? :sweat_smile:

Could you also show the script for the rest of the choice? From the section you included above above it looks fine.

If it’s too long you can remove all the dialogue. That might also help you to see where the curly braces are and if they’re correct.

NARRATOR
    At any stake, she would have been caught lookin at her "view" for too long, A.K.A Mr. Markson.
choice (Call_or_play?)
"Play along" {
@ERICA +2
gain play_along
readerMessage +2 for Erica!
&ERICA is flirt_coy
@speechbubble is 191 194 to 100% with tail_top_left
        ZINA (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
    Quite mesmerizing huh?
...
 ZINA (talk_sheepish_rubneck)
So, like.. Do you wanna talk to the "view"?
&ZINA is idle_handsonhips_neutral_loop
@speechbubble is 125 229 to 100% with tail_top_right
    ERICA (talk_unsure)
I'm very shy..
@speechbubble is 169 230 to 100%
    NARRATOR (ZINA)
Should I be her wingman?
choice
"Encourage her!"{
gain supportive_bff
@ERICA +2
readerMessage +2 for Erica!
@JERRY +4
readerMessage +4 for Jerry!
&ERICA is flirt_liftchin_receive_shy
@speechbubble is 191 194 to 100% with tail_top_left
    ZINA (talk_shrug_concerned)
I can feel that you like "him".
...
  ERICA (talk_smile_happy_loop)
I think I can handle this..
&zoom on 640 191 to 192% in 4
&ERICA walks to spot 0.490 71 306 in 3
&ZINA is talk_handsonhips_neutral_rear
&TIM walks to spot 0.530 366 303 in 2 AND IVEANNE walks to spot 0.512 375 302 in 2
@pause for 4
&TIM is talk_flirt_coy AND ERICA is talk_agree_happy
@pause for 3
&zoom on 860 134 to 192% in 2
@pause for a beat
@ZINA is laugh_chuckle
    ZINA
Good job choosing the correct choices!
    ZINA
Until next time!
@transition fade in black in 3
} "Stop her chances."{
@ERICA -2
gain lookingout_forbff
readerMessage -2 for Erica.
readerMessage Erica will remember this.
&ERICA is deepbreath
@speechbubble is 191 194 to 100% with tail_top_left
    ZINA (idle_awkward_scratch_loop)
(I shouldn't.. I need to protect her and Jerry..)
...
ERICA (talk_armraised_sad)
A great friend should support each other.
&ZINA is idle_sad_serious_loop
    ERICA (talk_armscrossed_sad_loop)
But I don't see any sort of encouragement.
&ZINA is talk_startled_neutral
    ERICA (talk_sad)
Are you doubting on me?
@speechbubble is 191 194 to 100% with tail_top_left
    ZINA (talk_sad)
Erica, it's not that I'm doubting on you.
    ZINA (talk_awkward_loop)
I'm looking out for you cause you're my friend.
readerMessage You decided to stop her chances, she feels that you're being not supportive.
readerMessage In conclusion, she will become moody and emotional through out the whole day.
&ZINA is idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop
@speechbubble is 125 229 to 100% with tail_top_right
    ERICA (talk_sad_timid_loop)
I'm sorry..
    ERICA (talk_unsure)
I didn't knew.
    ERICA (deepbreath)
I-
    ERICA (talk_exhausted)
I need space.
&ZINA is deepbreath
@ERICA walks to spot 0.746 105 157 in 3 AND ERICA is walk_sad_loop
@transition fade in black in 3
}

} "Call her out"{

@ERICA -4
gain caught_the_cat
readerMessage -4 for ERICA
readerMessage Erica will remember this.
    ZINA (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)
I see you were admiring Mr. Markson.
    ZINA (laugh_chuckle)
I see yoou girl!
&zoom on 665 44 to 152% in 0
&TIM is talk_think_neutral AND IVEANNE is talk_shrug_neutral THEN IVEANNE faces right AND IVEANNE is think_rubchin
&JERRY is idle_armscrossed_shifteyes_loop
    ZINA (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
You thought I didn't notice huh?
readerMessage Erica was embarassed which got the teachers their attention.
    ERICA (talk_deny_neutral)
No I didn't!
    ZINA (talk_reassure_neutral)
Don't lie, I saw you looking at him, up and down.
&IVEANNE is laugh_giggle
@IVEANNE +1
readerMessage +1 for Iveanne.
&TIM is idle_armscrossed_shifteyes_loop
@TIM +3
readerNessage +3 for Tim.
&JERRY is eyeroll_subtle
@JERRY -4
readerMessage -4 for Jerry.
    ZINA (flirt_wink_happy)
Girl with those eyes. You can undress lots of men.
    ERICA (talk_startled_neutral)
I- what?!-
    ERICA (shush_neutral
Shh, keep it down.
    ERICA (sigh_disappointed)
You got their attention, geez.
    ERICA (talk_doubtful)
Shit, I'm out.
}
    NARRATOR
Pause

The following dots are long dialogues. I only copy and pasted the dialouges that are close to the choice

@Lint as you can see after the dialog or choice of “play along” then to “encourage her” it has like an intro, since it’s only a short scenario of practicing

And “play along” to “stop her chances” it has a bad intro

But then in the part where

} Call her out {
...

it becomes an error, that line is

I tested out your script on the portal and it looks like it’s because of this line where readerMessage was misspelt:
readerNessage +3 for Tim.

The curly braces are fine.

One other thing is you missed out the closing ) for this line:

    ERICA (shush_neutral
Shh, keep it down.

Once you fix the readerMessage this comes out as a warning.

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It’s crazy how misspells can make all things wrong, it worked. Thank you :slightly_smiling_face:

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Marked as solved and closed