New here with loads of questions


#1

So I just started my story ( fell in love with this game )
I sort of feel overwhelmed by everything but I am determined to do this .
So a few things I can’t figure out even with reading some forums.
How do I get my characters to give choices to the reader ? I can’t figure out how to type it exactly
Next question is
How many lines do people typically write ? I read that some people do like 1000-1500… how do you do so many lines ?
How much information do you give each episode ? I am doing a mystery romance and drama and lots of cliff hangers .
How many episodes is typicall ? I want to make sure I make as many as I can.
And last question
How do you change the title of the episode ? Not the story itself just each episode .
Thank you all for ready


#2

How do I get my characters to give choices to the reader ? I can’t figure out how to type it exactly
If you’re doing it in the portal, you can start typing choice and it comes up with a suggestion for template for two choices. TBH that’s what I use most of the time. It looks like this…

choice “option1” {

} “option2” {

}

You can change option1 and option2 to whatever you want the choice to be. And then you put the dialogue in the brackets, for example…

choice “Yes” {
MC (talk_think)
Yes, I will.
} “No” {
MC (talk_think)
No, I won’t.
}

And then after the last bracket, both choices will join back together again.

How many lines do people typically write ? I read that some people do like 1000-1500… how do you do so many lines ?
This really depends on your story content. Some people have lots of choices that change the story line dramatically, so their script could be 3k or 4k lines. Others have only a few choices, so there’s are a lot less. For my first story I was doing about 100 0 lines per episode. Now I do about 2000 on average.
But there’s no right or wrong answer to this question, it’s just an opinion.

As for how… It’s a lot easier than you think. Once you get into a good flow of it, you’ll be writing 1k lines in no time.

How much information do you give each episode ? I am doing a mystery romance and drama and lots of cliff hangers .
Again, this is another personal opinion. There’s no right or wrong amount of content to include. It’s just up to you for how much you want to give away each episode.

How many episodes is typical ? I want to make sure I make as many as I can.
This is another personal opinion question. Most completed stories I’ve read have less than ten episodes. Other ones I’m reading are still ongoing and I have no idea where they’ll end so it’s hard to say what’s typical.

How do you change the title of the episode ? Not the story itself just each episode
You can’t :disappointed_relieved:


#3

Thank you so much for replying !
So I typed in what I looked up for allowing people to change dresses
Unfortunately it keeps saying
Unexpected dialog : JADE is think
What am I supposed to write for that instead ? Super confusing


#4

And the it says unexpected character . Which doesn’t make sense as she’s the main character


#5

Can you copy and past your script? I’m a little confused by what you mean. And is it in Limelight or Ink?


#6

@JADE starts idle_happy
JADE
(What should I wear tonight?)

choice
“Same” (
@JADE changes into Jade_default)
“Yellow mellow” (
@JADE changes into Yellow mellow )
“Sparkle green” (
@JADE changes into Sparkle green)
“Black dress brown boots” (
@JADE changes into Black dress brown boots)
JADE (think)
( What should I wear?)
choice
“no” {
redo 1_1_dressing game
“Yes” (
JADE (talk_preen)
This dress is stunning on me, it’s perfect!!
)


#8

label 1_1_dressinggame

@JADE starts idle_happy
JADE
(What should I wear tonight?)

choice
“Same” {
@JADE changes into Jade_default
} “Yellow mellow” {
@JADE changes into Yellow mellow
} “Sparkle green” {
@JADE changes into Sparkle green
} “Black dress brown boots” {
@JADE changes into Black dress brown boots
}
JADE (think)
(Is this what I want to wear?)
choice
“no” {
goto 1_1_dressinggame
} “Yes” {
JADE (talk_preen)
This dress is stunning on me, it’s perfect!!
}


#9

Ok, there’s a couple of things…

Your choice bracket’s need to be the curly ones { and }

Depeneding on what style you’re using, think might not be the right name for the animation


#10

I believe I am using ink.
Wow it works !! Thank you both so much !! You are awesome !
curious though, what does the 1_1 mean


#11

It’s just part of the label. When you have multiple dress up choices in an episode it’s handy to name them with numbers on the end so you know which is which. But you can change the label to anything


#12

The 1_1 isn’t even necessary, you can name the label whatever you want. Also: make sure it does not have any spaces.


#13

You are the best !!! I got the dress up options in two different episodes. Super excited
Another question
I want to give the reader a choice between two different things
( kiss him or smack him )
How do i go about that ? But also adding dialoge with it
So for example
If she smacks him he asks what its for
Or if she kisses him he tells her that he misses her
I am not sure if I am explaining it right lol.


#14

You would do:

choice
“Kiss him.” {

#ADD THE WHOLE KISS SCENE HERE

} “Smack him.” {

#ADD THE WHOLE SMACK SCENE HERE

}


#15

Thank you so much !!


#16

Here to help. :wink:


#17

Hello everyone It’s me again. I need another favor
I have a fight scene in one of my chapters.
I am not sure how to go about changes the guys face to look bruised ?
If i change the characters look in the original create a character… his face is bruised the entire episode.
I just want it to be after the fight.
Thank you all for being so helpful. Everyone has been super kind and I wasn’t expecting this much help or kindness so thank you!