SCRIPT ERRORS you just can't seem to fix!

#371

You can still test/preview even with that error. Scroll down through the error message box. There’s probably a different error that isn’t allowing you to test your story.

#372

It works now, I just reset my story progress. Thanks for the help😚

#373

How do i get this character to run offscreen?

#374

That animation doesn’t necessarily mean to walk “offset”. The “offset” means that it’s not the exact same motion as a regular walk_neutral animation. If you want a character to walk offscreen, you need to make them exit left or right.

@CHARACTER exits left

Then if you want them to run offscreen, they need to exit while doing a running animation.

@CHARACTER exits left and CHARACTER does it while run_neutral

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#375

Thank you :slight_smile:

Just another quick question…
How do you get a character to lay down on a bed properly?

#376

You’d have to use spot direction (which you can learn how to do here) and use a laying animation.

@CHARACTER [spot] and CHARACTER faces left/right and CHARACTER is [animation]

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#377

I’m really not getting the spotting :neutral_face:

#378

Place your character in the scene first using “stands screen center in zone #” while they are doing a laying animation. Then save and test your story. Use the directing helper/spot helper in the preview to move your character around the screen and add those spot numbers to your script.

#379

Hi, so I’m doing a scene with a choice and a minute ago I was editing it(adding zooms,editing speech bubbles), but now the error say that there is an { on line x that has no matching }, but I checked it and it does have matching }, here’s the script:
NARRATOR
A/N: I advise you to pick longer version in order to understand everything. Plus the longer one will give you a few flashbacks! But the choice is yours!
choice “Short - shorter episode” {
&zoom on 809 106 to 751% in 1
music music_tickingbeat_lp
@speechbubble reset
@JIM is think
@JOLINE is shiftweight
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 818 121 to 1039% in 0
JIM (talk_happy_agree)
It’s not like we are on someone’s private area…
@zoom on 797 119 to 1322% in 0
@speechbubble is 172 203 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (eyeroll)
Just say you want the short version.
@JOLINE is deepbreath
JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
This is the house of my niece.
@zoom on 818 121 to 1039% in 0
@JIM is startled_surprised
@speechbubble reset
@speechbubble is 133 180 to 100% with tail_top_right
JIM (talk_awkward)
I didn’t know you had a niece.
&zoom on 797 119 to 1322% in 2.2
@JOLINE is idle_happy
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble is 196 214 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_forward)
Neither does She.
JOLINE (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
Her dad is really good at hiding her…
@pause for a beat
readerMessage New important character revealed: Joline.
JOLINE (talk_sad_timid)
Ever since Ashley died. He hates our family…
JOLINE (talk_sad)
He thinks we are responsible for Ashley’s death.
@zoom on 814 129 to 1303% in 0
@JIM is startled_surprised
@pause for a beat
@JIM is idle_sad
@zoom on 797 119 to 1322% in 0
JOLINE (talk_sad)
He also, blames music for Ashley’s death.
JOLINE (talk_arms_crossed)
Ashley died on her way to the tour. The plane crashed, it was all an accident which Richard can’t seem to accept.
@speechbubble reset
@JOLINE is deepbreath
@zoom on 818 121 to 1039% in 0
JIM (talk_awkward)
Wow…
@JIM is idle_sad
music off
&zoom on 812 93 to 633% in 1.3
}“Long - a bit longer episode!” {
JIM (talk_happy_smile)
Longer version, please!
music juvie_radiosong
@JOLINE is eyeroll
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble is 198 245 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_gesture)
This is the house of my niece [FIRSTNAME].
@zoom on 819 129 to 1327% in 0.3
@JIM is startled_surprised
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble is 128 212 to 120% with tail_top_right
JIM (talk_excited)
I didn’t knew you had a niece.
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@JOLINE is laugh_giggle
@speechbubble is 174 246 to 105% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
Well I do, I just…
@zoom on 825 184 to 525% in 1.2
@JOLINE is idle_sad AND JIM is think
&zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 1.1
@JOLINE is deepbreath
JOLINE (talk_sad)
I just don’t know her.
@JOLINE is idle_sad
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 819 129 to 1327% in 0.3
JIM (talk_think)
How? You are family, right?
@zoom on 825 184 to 525% in 0
@JOLINE is nod_loop
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble is 187 222 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_apathetic)
Just not the close one…
JOLINE (talk_neutral_forward)
It all started when Ashley died.
@zoom on 819 129 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble reset
JIM (talk_awkward)
Ashley?
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble is 187 222 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (eyeroll)
My sister.
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble reset
@transition fade out white 3
music off
@zoom reset
INT. JANIS DORM ROOM - NIGHT
@cut to zone 2
&YOUNG JOLINE spot 0.541 81 319 AND YOUNG JOLINE faces right AND YOUNG JOLINE is talk_gesture_rear
&YOUNG ASHLEY spot 0.990 375 137 AND YOUNG ASHLEY faces left AND YOUNG ASHLEY is idle
@speechbubble is 158 402 to 97% with tail_top_left
music music_meanpop
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
It was the summer of 2003.
@speechbubble reset
@JOLINE is talk_rear
@zoom on 387 175 to 596% in 1.6
@speechbubble is 156 269 to 98% with tail_top_right
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
Or the summer when puberty hit me like a truck.
@speechbubble reset
&zoom on 379 321 to 596% in 1.2
@speechbubble is 151 143 to 97% with tail_top_right
readrMessage Joline’s face changings will be explained in the future.
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
Directly into my face.
@speechbubble reset
@YOUNG JOLINE faces left AND YOUNG JOLINE is yawn_bored
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
At that time Ashley was pregnant. And both of our hormones were just causing big fights.
@pause for a beat
&zoom on 588 1 to 369% in 2
@YOUNG ASHLEY walks to spot 0.990 243 131 in 2.1 AND YOUNG ASHLEY faces left AND YOUNG ASHLEY is walk_exhausted
&zoom on 577 356 to 369% in 2.5
@speechbubble is 117 179 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_exhausted)
Joline, have you seen my lipstick anywhere?
@speechbubble reset
@YOUNG JOLINE faces right AND YOUNG JOLINE is talk_awkward
@YOUNG ASHLEY is startled_surprised
@pause for a beat
@YOUNG ASHLEY is arms_crossed_angry
@zoom on 389 326 to 767% in 0
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 394 334 to 1378% in 0
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 401 322 to 3660% in 0
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@YOUNG JOLINE is idle_awkward
@speechbubble is 201 220 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_awkward)
No?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 118 205 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry_accuse)
It’s right on your lips!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@speechbubble is 195 232 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_awkward)
But It was so fetch I couldn’t resist it!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 143 229 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry)
What the heck is fetch?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@speechbubble is 182 205 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_preen)
Fetch will happen one day! Don’t mess with THE fetch!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 123 213 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry_accuse)
Oh would you just give me my lipstick back!?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@speechbubble is 176 225 to 122% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
NO!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 150 230 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
Then what I am about to do will be a lot easier!
@speechbubble reset
&zoom on 396 218 to 208% in 2.3
@YOUNG ASHLEY walks to spot 0.581 128 307 in 2.4 AND YOUNG ASHLEY faces left AND YOUNG ASHLEY does it while run_jog THEN YOUNG ASHLEY is idle_wounded
@pause for a beat
@YOUNG ASHLEY is deepbreath
@YOUNG JOLINE is idle_awkward
@zoom on 397 332 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 190 142 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_exhausted)
Are you okay?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 438 335 to 815% in 0
@YOUNG ASHLEY is deepbreath
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 397 332 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 196 163 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_sad)
I’m sorry I took your lipstick.
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 438 335 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 129 178 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_exhausted)
I’m sorry too. I overreacted.
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 397 332 to 815% in 0
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
I love you.
@zoom on 438 335 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 147 196 to 102% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_happy_agree)
I love you too.
@speechbubble reset
&YOUNG JOLINE is idle_happy
&YOUNG ASHLEY is idle_happy
@zoom on 401 292 to 324% in 0
@speechbubble is 162 168 to 100% with tail_top_right
readerMessage This scene is weird for a reason.
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
But we after all we loved each other.
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble reset
@YOUNG ASHLEY is talk_gesture AND YOUNG JOLINE is listen
@YOUNG ASHLEY is talk_repulsed
@pause for a beat
@transition fade out white 3
music off
@zoom reset
EXT. PHILADELPHIA HOUSE - DAY
@cut to zone 3
&JOLINE spot 0.268 157 260 AND JOLINE faces right AND JOLINE is idle_sad
&JIM spot 0.284 182 259 AND JIM faces left AND JIM is talk_exhausted
@zoom on 786 109 to 872% in 0
music music_timepassage
@JOLINE is deepbreath
@speechbubble is 209 203 to 100% with tail_top_right
JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
You can ask me some questions, you know that?
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 810 87 to 584% in 0
}
I know it’s long, but if you notice some mistakes let me know, also thank you for your time <3

#380

@Dara.Amarie Okay I need some help now. So, I’m trying to do a game, like not a game that is dressing game, but the kind where you need to find your way out of a maze, and you need to select choices, if it is correct you’ll advance, incorrect and you’ll be brought back. so a labeled my label game_spawn, it didn’t work, game_choice, it didn’t work either. Is there a specific label or can we just use any? It also wrote: Error, label ‘game choice’ was never used. What am I supposed to do?

#381

Solved here: Error I can't find

#382

What does your script look like? If you’re getting the error that the label is never used, then that means exactly what it says: you never used it. If you’re going to label a choice, then you need to use a goto that leads back to that label, and in your case you’ll want to put a goto in the “wrong” choices.

label game_spawn

NARRATOR
Choose where to go…

choice
“Wrong answer” {
NARRATOR
Sorry wrong way!
goto game_spawn

} “Correct answer” {
NARRATOR
Keep going!

} “Another wrong answer” {
NARRATOR
Sorry wrong way!
goto game_spawn
}

#383

Oh, I see. I need to add a goto at the end of the choice that is wrong. Thank you!

#384

Hi, I’ve tried to fix it based on other people’s questions on this thread but I still can’t figure it out :frowning:

#385

Gain names can’t be more than 1 word. Change those spaces into underscores.

gain Maroon_Belted_Dress

Then do the same to your other gain names.

#386

Oh my gosh, THANK YOU SO MUCH :smiley: That was such a relief when it finally worked

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#387

Hi! I’m having trouble with my story. I typed Athena (blow_kiss) and it keeps popping an error up saying “you can’t have one character immediately following another.” But all I did was have her enter the screen?

#388

Can you send the script please?

#389

Are you trying to get your character do the animation blow_kiss without dialogue? If so, the command is @/ATHENA is blow_kiss

The format “CHARACTER (animation)” is only for dialogue.

#390