JemU776's Help Thread


#1

Hey guys,
I’ve seen so many people help out others in this wonderful community, and there are amazing threads dedicated on the forums to aiding people who have questions, and so I’ve decided to create a help thread of my own.
If you need help with anything or tips, ask away and I will try my best to help you out!
:facepunch::blue_heart:
P.S I hope I’m in the right category : )


#2

There’s no swim animation for Limelight (but there should be), however, there is one called crowdsurf_excited_loop that can be used:

Anyway, I tested it out on writer’s portal and came up with this code:

EXT. OCEAN - DAY

@zoom reset

@YOU spot -1.181 -132 892 AND YOU faces right

@YOU walks to spot -1.181 586 892 in 4 AND YOU does it while crowdsurf_excited_loop

It’s the closest thing to swimming I could find for the limelight style : )

-Much Love JemU776 :sunglasses::sparkling_heart:


#3

Here’s something that I coded in my free time lol. (It can be used for both ink and limelight, however the animations are in limelight since I wrote the practice script in limelight style).

Anyway, it has simple directing, but contains a locked choice if you chose to be rude to the ice cream owner, you get no free ice cream.

Anyway, the code is:

EXT. FARMERS MARKET OL - DAY

@zoom reset

@OWNER stands screen left AND OWNER faces right AND YOU stands screen right AND YOU faces left

OWNER (talk_shrug_neutral)
Why hello there.

choice
“Be kind”{

YOU (talk_greet_neutral)
Hello, you have such a nice shop.

OWNER (talk_excited_happy)
Thank you very much, dear.

@OWNER +2

}“Greet in a normal manner”{

YOU (talk_neutral_unsure)
Hello.

OWNER (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
Woah, such respectful manners you have.

@OWNER +1

}“Be really rude”{

YOU (talk_angry)
Wow, your shop sucks loser.

OWNER (talk_accuse_angry)
Then why’d you come to it, moron?!

@OWNER -2

}

YOU (talk_think_neutral)
I wonder if I can have free ice cream?

if (OWNER > 1) {
goto choice_unlocked
} elif (OWNER = 1) {
goto choice_unlocked
} else {
goto choice_locked
}

label choice_unlocked

NARRATOR
Let’s see if the owner will give you free ice cream.

choice
“Get the free ice cream.”{
NARRATOR
Congrats! You got the free ice cream because you were nice to the owner and greeted him in a respectful manner.

gain chose_yescream

}“Don’t take the free ice cream.”{

NARRATOR
You chose not to take the free ice cream.

gain chose_nocream
}

@pause for 0

goto continue_story

label choice_locked

NARRATOR
Let’s see if the owner will give you free ice cream.

choice
< LOCKED > “Get the free ice cream.”{

goto choice_locked

}“Get no free ice cream.”{

NARRATOR
Unfortunately you were rude to the owner, so you get no ice cream.

gain chose_rudecream

}

@pause for 0

goto continue_story

label continue_story

NARRATOR (YOU)
So I left the ice cream shop.

@YOU faces right

@YOU exits right AND YOU does it while walk_neutral

INT. DELTA HOUSE - DAY

@zoom reset

@YOU stands screen right AND YOU faces left AND FRIEND stands screen left AND FRIEND faces right

FRIEND (talk_think_neutral)
So, did you get free ice cream?

if (chose_yescream) {
YOU (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
Yes, I did get it and it was delicious.
} elif (chose_nocream) {
YOU (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
Nope, I chose not to get it.
} else {
YOU (talk_exhausted)
Cah you believe it? The owner said I was so rude and didn’t give me one.
}

@pause for 0

Coded by JemU776, the superhero vampire :smiling_imp:

…And that’s it!
It’s a simple script for getting ice cream free, rejecting it, or being refused it, and later on, the choice you picked is remembered (it doesn’t have to be ice cream-it can be anything else you want it to be.)

Also, don’t forget to reset your story progress if you decide to test it out!

Good day :slight_smile:


#4

Repost from a thread that I gave this answer to:

Hope this helps anybody that comes across it! XOXO


#5

In case anyone wants to use text effects in their story, can check out:

And filters:

Both very cool things to include in your stories^^


#6

You make the forum a better place my angel, thanks for the tips !
@JemU776 :heart:


#7

I kind of need help with the if/elif/else coding. Since this coding is used for complex choices, how would I use it to show the outcome of two choices?


#8

An example of remembering choices without using gains:

NARRATOR
What would you like to eat for dinner?

choice (MEAL)
“Pasta” {

NARR
You chose pasta.

} “Noodles” {

NARR
You chose noodles.

}

Then later on to remember this choice:

if (MEAL is “Pasta”) {

NARR
The scene for pasta at dinner goes here.

} else {

NARR
The scene for noodles at dinner goes here.

}

An example of remembering choices using gains:

NARRATOR
What would you like to eat for dinner?

choice
“Pasta” {

NARR
You chose pasta.

gain pasta

} “Noodles” {

NARR
You chose noodles.

gain noodles

}

Then later on to remember this choice:

if (pasta) {

NARR
The scene for pasta at dinner goes here.

} else {

NARR
The scene for noodles at dinner goes here.

}

And these are the methods you can use for remembering a choice and showing the outcome of it-these two examples use two choices.


#9

Okay well how would that coding look for my two choices? Here’s how my script look like:
choice (SHOULD I LISTEN)
“Be an eavesdropper.”{
DIALOGUE
gain Be_an_eavesdropper
}“Do not listen in.”{
DIALOGUE
gain do_not_listen_in
}

if (Be_an_eavesdropper.) {
} else {
}
DIALOGUE


#10

choice
“Be an eavesdropper.”{
DIALOGUE
gain Be_an_eavesdropper
}“Do not listen in.”{
DIALOGUE
gain do_not_listen_in
}

if (Be_an_eavesdropper) {
Scene for remembering that choice here.
} else {
Scene for remembering other choice here.
}
DIALOGUE


#11

The coding didn’t come out right :frowning:


#12

Really, can you post what your script says now? I tested it out and it worked for me :thinking:
Did you remember to reset flags?


#13

Reset my flags? I have to email my script to you by gmail if that’s okay with you.


#14

This is what I have:
if (Be_an_eavesdropper) {
ASHDEN (talk_arms_crossed_angry)
I just thought I’d say this before you jump to any conclusions.
ASHDEN (talk_contend)
First off, I need you to be a | italic, bold | real | reset | friend to me Rain.

RAINA (talk_awkward)
Okay? What are you getting at Ash?

ASHDEN (talk_doubtful)
I had no idea Rubin was your husband.
@RAINA is dismayed
} else {
RAINA (talk_handsonhips)
I’m stopping by all of my employees’ offices today to tell them how things are supposed to be taken care of.
RAINA (talk_arms_crossed)
I’m not staying the whole day here. I’m going to be leaving soon because I have an important meeting to get to.
}

It’s like the character Ashden is not making any dialogue along with the other character. Only the character Raina is saying her parts.


#15

Check out this post on re-setting flags:


#16

Okay I reset the flags. By me doing that, I am able to see both parts of the story based on what choice that I chose right?


#17

If you reset your flags, select the first choice-play through it, including the remembering scene, and then after you are done with this, reset your flags again and select the second choice and play through it all.


#18

Okay! Will it work for the readers though? That choice that they have chosen, will they be able to see the outcome of it?


#19

Yes : )


#20

Okay! So before I release the episode onto the app, I have to make sure that both of my choices are the color gold right?