Tappable overlay help needed!

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#1

So I’ve learned how to use tappable overlays as I’m trying to make a minigame in my story.
Basically, in the minigame there are circles hovering around the area you want to search.
When you tap the circle, I want the opacity to fade back to 0 while the character searches that area.
I have done what I thought would work, but every time I tap the circle, the circles fade but come back within a second or two.

This is a part of my script, and if anybody could tell me where I’m going wrong, I would greatly appreciate it!

&overlay CIRCLE opacity 0
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 0
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 0
@ROSELLA spot 0.622 -40 224 in zone 1 at layer -1
@ROSELLA changes into ROSELLA_blue
@zoom on 25 185 to 134% in 0
@cut to zone 1
@transition fade in black 1

@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.622 127 219 THEN ROSELLA is think_rubchin

label bedroom_search
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 1 in 2
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 1 in 2
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 1 in 2
@speechbubble is 161 362 to 82% with tail_bottom_left
readerMessage Tap the circle you want to search.
ROSELLA
(Where should I search?)

tappable
“CIRCLE2” {
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 0 in 0.5
@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.502 73 268 AND ROSELLA does it while walk_neutral_rear AND ROSELLA faces right
@ROSELLA is tinker_stand_neutral_loop_rear

    NARRATOR
You search through table top, trying not to burn your sleeves on the candles.
You cannot find anything important.

@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.622 127 219
goto bedroom_search
}

Thank you for reading! x

#2

Try clearing the overlay maybe instead of changing the opacity؟

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#3

I just tried this and it didn’t work unfortunately :sleepy:
Thank you for your input though!

#4

Awh damn np tho

@Apes do u think u know how to help with this issue^

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#5

can you show your entire mini game?

#6

INT. ROSELLA BEDROOM DOOR OPEN with CIRCLE to 0.158 173 104 in zone 1 at layer -2 with CIRCLE2 to 0.182 13 180 in zone 1 at layer -2 with CIRCLE3 to 0.146 52 84 in zone 1 at layer -2
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 0
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 0
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 0
@ROSELLA spot 0.622 -40 224 in zone 1 at layer -1
@ROSELLA changes into ROSELLA_blue
@zoom on 25 185 to 134% in 0
@cut to zone 1
@transition fade in black 1

@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.622 127 219 THEN ROSELLA is think_rubchin

label bedroom_search
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 1 in 2
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 1 in 2
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 1 in 2
@speechbubble is 161 362 to 82% with tail_bottom_left
readerMessage Tap the circle you want to search.
ROSELLA
(Where should I search?)

tappable
“CIRCLE2” {
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 0 in 0.5

@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.502 73 268 AND ROSELLA does it while walk_neutral_rear AND ROSELLA faces right
@ROSELLA is tinker_stand_neutral_loop_rear

    NARRATOR
You search through table top, trying not to burn your sleeves on the candles.
You cannot find anything important.

@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.622 127 219
goto bedroom_search

} “CIRCLE” {
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 0 in 0.5

@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.514 190 238 AND ROSELLA does it while walk_neutral_rear AND ROSELLA faces left
@ROSELLA is reach_kneel_neutral_rear
@ROSELLA spot 0.490 166 244 AND ROSELLA is tinker_kneel_neutral_loop_rear
@speechbubble is 161 318 to 82%
NARRATOR
You lift the sheets that are draping over the sides and look underneath the bed.
You discover nothing but a moldy roll of bread.
@ROSELLA faces right
@speechbubble is 141 111 to 76% with tail_top_right
ROSELLA (talk_kneel_neutral_loop)
Gah! I thought the maids had cleaned this room?!
@ROSELLA is standup_neutral
@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.622 127 219
goto bedroom_search

} “CIRCLE3” {
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 0 in 0.5
&overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 0 in 0.5

@ROSELLA walks to spot 0.497 68 241 AND ROSELLA does it while walk_neutral_rear AND ROSELLA faces right
@ROSELLA is reach_kneel_neutral_rear AND ROSELLA faces left
@ROSELLA spot 0.497 52 239 AND ROSELLA is tinker_kneel_neutral_loop_rear
@speechbubble is 158 278 to 82%
NARRATOR
You lift up the rug and find what looks like an old photograph.

@add Sheet Paper White to ROSELLA

readerMessage Clue collected - Photograph
}

This is the entire mini game :grimacing:

#7

I thought you might use opacity 1 after choice but you didn’t so I can’t really see a problem here :thinking: are you trying this on Web Preview? Does the same thing happen on the app?

#8

Yes I’ve tried it on both Web Preview and on the app… It glitches every time and I can’t figure out why either.
I was hoping it was something really dumb that I’d missed :sweat_smile:

#9

let me try this in my script :thinking:

#10

Thank you so much for your help :pray:

#11

works perfectly for me, they’re fading out till after the goto… it might be a glitch. If you want you can PM me link to your story and I will check it for you

#12

At the beginning of the mini game where you have opacity 1 in 2 I’m wondering if this is the problem, because you may have tapped too fast before the opacity 0 in 0.5 - Maybe put
&overlay CIRCLE opacity 1 in 2
&overlay CIRCLE2 opacity 1 in 2
@ overlay CIRCLE3 opacity 1 in 2
So the overlays will be fully visible before the game starts.

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#13

AHH thank you so much, it worked!!! I love you all!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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