Please help me with this erroe

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#1

Hey!
I started my first story and there is an error.
It says ,
Unexpected
SCREENCHANGE and then my background
What do I have to do with it?
Thank you for your help.


#2

Can you send the script?


#3
Oh, let's go to the cafe.
I've heard it's pretty good!

    SKY (listen_nod_happy_loop)

Okay!

    HANNAH (talk_excited_happy)

Then move your butt, sis!

    SKY (laugh_chuckle)

#SKY exits right

#HANNAH exits right

INT. DUTCH CAFE OL - DAY

@SKY enters from right to screen left and SKY faces right

@HANNAH enters from right to screen right and HANNAH faces left


#4

It needs to be
HANNAH
Oh, let’s go to the cafe.
I’ve heard it’s pretty good!

SKY (listen_nod_happy_loop)

Okay!

HANNAH (talk_excited_happy)

Then move your butt, sis!

@SKY is laugh_chuckle

@SKY exits right

@HANNAH exits right

INT. DUTCH CAFE OL - DAY

@SKY enters from right to screen left AND SKY faces right

@HANNAH enters from right to screen right AND HANNAH faces left


#5

Yes I used @ first but then it said error because I couldn’t use that so then I changed to #


#6

Weird. It should be @


#7

it said
unexpected sequence
you cannot use a director command (starting with @) here


#8

Can you screenshot it?


#9


#10

On line 37 you put SKY (laugh_chuckle) but no dialogue underneath.


#11

If you didn’t want dialogue you have to put @SKY is laugh_chuckle


#12

You have to have the @ sign up against the “wall”
it doesn’t work if you do that
@ -this is the correct way to do it.
You shouldn’t have spaces between the @ sign and the “wall”


#13

That doesn’t affect the script. The problem was she put unfinished dialogue :slight_smile:


#14

hmm… that’s really weird
I know THAT’S the problem too, but why would the system point to another part in the script?


#15

Yeah.


#16

Do you mean why it pointed to that line.
In normal coding such as python if the mistake is on line 40 sometimes it says its on line 39. I don’t know the exact reason though. :woman_shrugging:t6:


#17

Yeah, that makes more sense


#18

Now it’s working.
I can see the preview and it doesn’t say any errors
I don’t know what did I do but thank you very much!


#19

Yay!


#20

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