Script Choice Error...But where doe? [CLOSED]


#1

God I’m so frustrated (it’s 1AM -__-"). I looked at this a zillion times and I don’t see whats wrong with the choices. Funny thing is this error showed up later and I didn’t change anything in it when this error started to show. I even looked up threads of errors others did but I don’t see what’s wrong :confused: help me please?

ERROR: Choices must follow dialogue immediately, not a branch.

Script:

choice
“Gone to Prom”{
TIFFANY (talk_sit_deny_neutral)
Oh right that’s an American thing isn’t it?
NOVA (talk_sit_anklescrossed_neutral_loop)
Not really. I went to an international school so we had Prom. I just wasn’t allowed to go and no one asked me anyway.
@NOVA is idle_sit_neutral_loop
KIKI (talk_sit_deny_neutral)
Well I went with my friends, just saying.
TIFFANY (talk_sit_doubtful)
You’re parents sound more strict than mine!
NOVA (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
I can bet that’s true.
@NOVA is idle_sit_neutral_loop

}“Gone to In-N-Out Burger”{
TIFFANY (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
Makes sense since you don’t eat beef.
@TIFFANY is idle_sit_neutral_loop
KIKI (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
But that’s kind of a cop-out since you already used the beef thing.
Choose something else.
@KIKI is idle_sit_neutral_loop
NOVA (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
Ok ok. Never have i ever had a pet cat or dog.
@NOVA is idle_sit_neutral_loop
KIKI (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
Never? I have a dog.
@KIKI is idle_sit_neutral_loop
TIFFANY (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
I had a dog, he was old. Died 4 years ago.
@TIFFANY is idle_sit_neutral_loop
KIKI (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
Awww poor baby.
@KIKI is idle_sit_neutral_loop
NOVA (talk_sit_shrug_neutral)
Well both my parents worked and my family loves to travel so it wouldn’t be fair to the pet.
}
NARRATOR
Blah Blah…

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

UPDATE:
I stripped out all my complicated dialogue and put this:

    NOVA (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
Never have I ever...

@NOVA is idle_sit_neutral_loop
##CHOICE2 FOR GAME

choice
NARRATOR
Hi
“gone to Prom”{
NARRATOR
Cool.
}
##END OF THE CHOICES

(I tried without the ##notes as well) Still getting the same error. AND I have another choice in this episode that is similarly written but there’s no error there and I cannot see any difference. :frowning:

I mean the ERROR says I added a branch instead of dialogue but I don’t have branching at all!
#WhenErrorShowsButItMakesNoSense

UPDATE: MYSTERY SOLVED!!! FINALLY :sob::sob::sob::grin:
so I figured out wth happened (excuse my language, I lost sleep over this stupid error).

So I had dialogue before my choice there was nothing wrong with it except that I had put a stand alone “idle” action because the dialogue action before was a loop.

WHAT I DID (W/ ERROR):

NOVA (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
Never have I ever…
@NOVA is idle_sit_neutral_loop

choice
blah blah…

WHAT I HAD TO DO (W/O ERROR):

NOVA (talk_sit_neutral_loop)
Never have I ever…

choice
blah blah…

You cannot have an “@CHARACTER is action” just before a choice even if it is to shut off a looped action from before (I had to do this because most sit actions are looped, but I guess I can’t -sigh-). Has to be strictly dialogue.


#2

I am new at this… but maybe,
In gone_to_in_and_out you forgot to put choice…
Also in the first choice you need to space your curly this “{“ one line down from the next text. Hope it helps :joy: if it doesn’t I am rlly sorry


#3

You need to have dialogue before a choice.

Example
NARRATOR
Pick a choice.
choice
“Gone to Prom.”{

Another example:
KIKI (talk_think)
What choice do I want to pick?
choice
“Gone to Prom.”{

…and so forth.


#4

Hi that’s not the error, they wrote that correctly, I am sure!:heart: Thank you for attempting to help though, very kind of you. And to this user, just thought I’d point out some spelling errors “i” should be capitalized : ex. I did this and it is your parents not you’re parents. Thank you for reading this and have a great day/night to both of you!


#5

Thank You SM! :joy:


#6

Didn’t work but thank you anyway.
:joy:


#7

Before the choice you didn’t put dialog

CHARACTER (think)
(…)

Copy that into your script above your choice.

(I hope I helped)

(If you did do that then idk what happened sorry)


#8

Oh I actually have dialogue before the choice. That’s why I’m confused about why the error is showing :confused:


#9

Let me have a look at the script again and I’ll reply to you if I think I can help


#10

It doesn’t look like you’ve spaced everything out.

This is what you have seemed to do:

CHARACTER (talk_think)
Insert text
CHARACTER2 (talk_excited)
Insert text

Instead try do this

CHARACTER (talk_think)
Insert text

CHARACTER 2 (talk_excited)
Insert text

If it’s not that I’m sorry I can’t do much about it :T


#11

Thank you for letting me know about the grammar errors. It happens when you write episode stories till 2AM, but thanks for pointing it out, I probably wouldn’t have noticed till later when I was reviewing the episode after completion.
You have a great day too thank you!


#12

Nope unfortunately that’s not it. I tried that.


#13

Have you used labels?

(PS: If you don’t know how to use them I can show you)


#14

A label for the choice? Like “dress game”? I didn’t think that was required unless it was a loop.
Or do u mean something else


#15

Yeah, I’ve used labels in my story before and it works like this:

choice “Insert text”{

CHARACTER (talk_think)
Insert text

goto the_prom

goto the_next_day
}
“Insert text”{

CHARACTER (talk_think)
Insert text

goto stay_home

goto the_next_day
}

label the_prom

(Then just put everything that happens in the prom)

label stay_at_home

(Everything that happens then)

label the_next_day

(Everything that will happen no mater what choice you choose)

You have to put two labels, the first one for what will happen when you make that choice and the second one for when you have to bring the story back together again. If you don’t add a second label you will end up staying at the label the_prom.


#16

Yeah see I think labels are for Loops and branching. Neither of those apply in my current choice. BTW I FIGURED IT OUT WTH HAPPENED. I’LL PUT IT IN THE ORIGINAL POST. :sob: :sob: :sob: :grin:


#17

Good luck on your story :grin:


#18

Also I must’ve misunderstood and not read the script properly I thought you were GOING to prom lol sos XD but good you got there in the end.


#19

Oh no it was actually just a character choosing a question. I didn’t include the dialogue just before the choice so I can see why you were confused :stuck_out_tongue: sorry. But thank you for your help (all of you) :sob: