I'll help you with directing. ❤️

hey! i’ve been having trouble with this part of my script. i basically am making a choice inside of a choice. What’s happening is that the mc see’s her 2 friends from a year ago, and her new friends and she’s deciding who to go to. in the option to go over to saige, her new friends there is a choice inside of that choice. So, when i preview it looks like this:

who should i go over to?
I hould hang out with saige

But there should be another choice to hang out with amaya and layla, her old friends. If you could just rewrite this part of the script it would be rlly helpful!
heres my current script

NARRATOR

Who should you go over to?

(Going over to Saige and her Friends could possibly help you get more out there and get to your goal)

choice
“Go hang out with Saige”{

INT. BOOKSHELVES - DAY
@zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
@ALIE walks to spot 0.673 185 180
@ALIE moves to layer 3
@LIAM spot 0.673 242 211
@LIAM moves to layer 0
@BRIAR spot 0.704 104 199
@BRIAR moves to layer 1
@SAIGE spot 0.623 206 231
@SAIGE moves to layer -1
@ETHAN spot 0.599 154 252
@ETHAN moves to layer 0
@BRIAR faces right
@ETHAN faces right
@LIAM walks to spot 0.673 260 178
@ALIE walks to spot 0.673 243 205 in zone 1
@ALIE moves to layer -1

@ETHAN is think_rubchin
ETHAN

(I wonder who that is...)

@SAIGE is talk_neutral_loop

    SAIGE

OMG! Hey, [NAME]! I haven't seen you since summer!

    NARRATOR

Try and make a good impression on them! Hint: Briar and Ethan like funny people with attitude!

choice
“No sh*t, Saige. It’s summer camp”{

    ALIE

No sh*t, Saige. It's summer camp.

@ALIE is laugh_giggle
@ETHAN is laugh_crackup
@BRIAR is laugh_chuckle
@LIAM is laugh_chuckle

@SAIGE is eyeroll_sarcastic
@SAIGE is talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral

    SAIGE

Okay, Okay. You don't have to slam me like that.

@ALIE is laugh_chuckle

    ETHAN

That was brave, new girl. Usually if you mess with Saige like that she beats you up.

    ALIE

Oh, I'm not-

    SAIGE

How about we go to Moonscape Cafe? I'm thirsty.

    ALIE

Saige, Your-

    SAIGE

I know what your about to say, but dont say it!

    LIAM

C'mon guys, let's just go.

@BRIAR exits left
@ETHAN exits left
@ALIE exits left
@LIAM exits left
@SAIGE exits left
}
NARRATOR

Try and make a good impression on them! Hint: Briar and Ethan like funny people with attitude!
"Yeah, I missed you."{
    ALIE

Yeah, I missed you.

    SAIGE

Yeah, same.

    ETHAN

(This girl's kinda boring)

    SAIGE

How about we go to Moonscape Cafe? I'm thirsty.

    LIAM

C'mon guys, let's go.

@BRIAR exits left
@ETHAN exits left
@ALIE exits left
@LIAM exits left
@SAIGE exits left
}
“Hang out with Amaya and Layla” {

INT. BOOKSHELVES - DAY
@zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
@ALIE walks to spot 0.673 185 180
@ALIE moves to layer 3
@AMAYA spot 0.673 242 211
@AMAYA moves to layer 0
@LAYLA spot 0.704 104 199
@LAYLA moves to layer 1
@AMAYA faces left
@LAYLA faces right
@LAYLA is talk_neutral_loop
@AMAYA is talk_neutral_loop

    ALIE

Hey guys

    AMAYA

...

    LAYLA

...

}
NARRATOR
Looks like their ignoring you…
choice
“Repeat yourself”{
ALIE

Hello?

    AMAYA

...

    LAYLA

...

    ALIE

(ugh, im gonna go find Saige)

@transition fade out black in 2
}
“Leave”{

    ALIE

(ugh, im gonna go find Saige)

@transition fade out black in 2
}
ty!

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True story!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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So i panned to an new zone and had a character walk to that zone but she didn’t. Why didn’t she?

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Try to move your character with @follow CHARACTER to x (spot directing doesn’t work with this)

Or try to use & before the panning and walking.

Example:
&pan to zone x
&CHARACTER walks to spot x

Let me know if it works and if it doesn’t send me a screenshot of the script❤️

Thank you!

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Sorry for the late response. I didn’t get notified. :heart:

I would totally rewrite this part of your script if I had time, but sadly I don’t have the time.

Making choices in choices is really simple. You have to check if you have the right amount of brackets though. Make sure you have both brackets for the original choices and the brackets for the choices in the choices too. Every choice should begin and end with brackets.

Here’s an example:

Summary

NARRATOR

choice
“option 1”{

NARRATOR
What should I do?
choice
“decision 1a”{

#enter text here

}
“decision 2a”{

#enter text here

}

#enter what happens no matter the choice
}
“option 2”{

NARRATOR
What should I do?
choice
“decision 1b”{
#enter text here
}
“decision 2b”{

#enter text here
}
#enter what happens no matter the choice
}

Hope this helped you! :kissing_heart:

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I would love some help with my coding Sigh Something broke somewhere and I’m not entirely sure what. after a customization go through using Dara A. It repeats the script from before the customization. I’m so confused and I have no clue what I did. It says theres a repeat script error but I just copied and pasted the code. I’ve done two male characters with the same code, could that have broken it? Please help

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Did you change the labels for the customization?
Normally, you can’t have a label with the same name so first check that, if that’s not the problem send a screenshot from the script and I’ll look at it later because I need to leave for work right now. :heart::heart:

So changing the labels didn’t work and just broke it worse lol but I think I found a solution. Ima play with it a bit and come back

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Okay! Let me know.

Hi! I was wondering if you could help me with something.

So in one of my chapters the reader gets to choose 1 outfit out of 3 for the MC to wear. I was wondering how do you keep an outfit you choose into the next scene? :thinking:

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Hey there!

Remembering the outfit you chose is very easy. It works the same as remembering past choices.
I have a video about it on my youtube channel and made timestamps so you don’t have to watch the whole thing.

I recommend using the flag/gain method, that’s te 2nd one in my video.

you basically put gain x(=name of the gain) somewhere in the choice and later when you want to remember the choice you use.

if/elif/else (x = name of the gain){}

More information in my video:

You can also read this if you don’t have enough time.

Let me know if this helped you :heart:

Thank you so much! This helped me out a ton, would you like me to credit you? :heart:

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Hii
Can you tell me how I can make that the character stays with the same outfit that the reader choose from the previous chapter?

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Hi, i want to make my character enter with spot directing, and i have no idea how to do it :frowning:
I tried:
@VICTORIA enters from right to spot 1.280 160
and
@VICTORIA spot 1.280 160

I don’t know how to do it, i heard about that i can place my character in different zone but this background what i want to use has just one zone.

Generally i want my female character to be smaller than male character so perhaps there is another way?

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ok so I have these two bc characters that won’t listen…

I have this one (very back)
@LESLIE spot 0.850 137 198 in zone 1
@LESLIE moves to LAYER -1

and this one
@AMPHIA spot 1.092 197 98 in zone 1
@AMPHIA faces right
@AMPHIA moves to LAYER 0

and Leslie is supposed to bi in the back… idk

picture

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Maybe try putting it all in one line?

So @LESLIE spot 0.850 137 198 in zone 1 AND LESLIE moves to LAYER -1?

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a friend fixed it sorry :sweat_smile:

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Glad to hear that!

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You can credit me if you want to, but you don’t have to :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: