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#21

Thanks for trying to help @Azredd but I already tried this all the coding on this is for Ink and doesn’t work for limelight sadly thank you for trying to help though much appreciated .

#22
  1. While giving customization, let’s say this is your choice

“Dark” {
@CHARACTER changes skin into Dark
@MOM changes skin into Dark
}

You will have to add the family in zone 3 or 4 which is offscreen. And add their skintone or eye shape and color into the same choice as the characters.

  1. By saving I am guessing you mean how to remember choices.

You add the “gain” inside a choice.

Ex:

choice
“Go to the Park” {

gain PARK

TYPE YOUR STORY PROGRESS

}
“Go yo the Beach” {
gain BEACH

TYPE YPUR STORY PROGRESS

}
“Stay home” {

TYPE YOUR STORY PROGRESS

}

To remember these choices:

if (PARK) {
STORY PROGRESS
}
elif (BEACH) {
STORY PROGRESS
}
else {
STORY PROGRESS
}

  1. For outfits:
    It is the same method as above. However yoy should add your gain under the choice of "Yes I want to wear this outfit. Otherwise the reader will get the gain of the outfit they choose to try on. And it may not be the one they select.
#23

Hi. So to make a character lie down it is the same way as in INK.
@CHARACTER spot x y z AND CHARACTER is idle_lay_awake_neutral

#24

I’m getting an error message for one of my “choices”. Wasn’t there before so I’m not sure how I messed it up. The error message reads “There is a { on line 758 that does not have a matching }” I went though the content with a fine tooth comb and can’t find the problem. I’ve copy and paste all the junctions to said choice below:

choice
“Help Tosha” { (line 758 where the error message shows up)
#beat starts

#beat ends
#beat starts
} “Help Tevon” { (line 916)
#beat ends
#beat starts

 TEVON
I know, I know,

#beat ends
#beat starts
} (line 1071 where the choice ends)
#beat ends
#beat starts

Can anyone see where I messed it up caused tried moving the brackets around and the error message won’t go away

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#25

@christalynn,

Would you mind posting or messaging me a picture of that piece of your script?

#26

This is the begining, I’ll have to send multiple messages for you to see the rest.
LOL I had to take a pic of my laptop so I hope this works

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#27

This is where the second choice starts.

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#28

@christalynn,

That’s not a period following the } on 916, correct? - Nevermind, I see what that is.

#29

Correct, that’s just how brackets show up on my laptop, you don’t know how many times I tried wiping my screen off or backspacing to make sure LOL

#31

I’ve already checked every line in between as well to make sure there wasn’t like an accidental } thrown in somewhere

#32

It definitely looks like the right format for a choice. I would guess there is something wrong with a command inside the brackets that I’m not seeing. # out the choice command and its brackets and labels and see if it shows you a new error.

I doubt its this, but I notice when doing scale you don’t include the third decimal place. That may cause the issue.

#33

That worked, turns out that I had a couple typo’s on commands within the brackets. Like I missed and @ sign and twice I miss-typed @zoon instead of @zoom LOL.

Thanks for looking at it for me, I wouldn’t have thought to look for errors within the choice.

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#34

Hi. So recently there is an issue with the portal. A friend if mine made no error in the script but it kept showing an error. I suggest you refresh the page a couple of times.

#35

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll keep that in mind for next time I’m stumped. Purple_Ghost was able to help me find the issue. Turns out I had a few typo’s in the commands within the choice brackets and so it came up that the “choice” was in error. I hadn’t even thought of that lol

#36

The new updated spellchecker should help. Now it only counts errors. So you can find if you have spelling errors that are like there for real.

#37

Omgggg I’m in dire need of an overlayed for my upcoming story. I actually want to start a small team. ONE consisting of an overlayer, choice creator (for dressing games) and probably for if, elif and else coding. @Manna , girl, Hit me upppp!! Lol I’d love to see if you’re interested in my story.

#38

But one person can do all of it. Including you. You don’t need multiple people for it. People know direction can do it.

#39

Welllll i kinda want to keep it like…me narrating and spotting, then sending the script over to have overlays added and what not… if that makes sense lol, but I know how to direct. Is that what you mean?

#40

I get you, I mean if you can do both things that would be great, you’re right i don’t need multiple people.

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#41

Okay I’m gonna pull my hair out, I already chewed off my nails lol. So, I’ve been doing what you posted. But the choices I pick in say episode 1 is not saving for episode 2 (thats outfits and character skin/hair…). It goes back to default. When you play your preview it should show right?