Tara explains: How to have choices that matter without any complex coding!


#22

Hmm, it’s hard to say without looking at your script. Could you send me a PM with your coding and the error, so I can try to help? Thanks.


#23

What did I do wrong?!?!

label choosing_outfits
@zoom reset
@YOU is idle_happy
@speechbubble reset
YOU (talk_think)
What should I wear?

choice
“Pants”{
goto Pants
}
“Shorts”{
goto Shorts
}

label Pants
NARRATOR
Which do you want to wear?

choice
“Outfit 1”{
@RAVEN is dustoff_loop
@RAVEN changes into PANT1_RAVEN
@RAVEN is primp_condescend
@pause for 2.5
goto Pants
}
“Outfit 2”{
@RAVEN is dustoff_loop
@RAVEN changes into PANT2_RAVEN
@RAVEN is primp_condescend
@pause for 2.5
goto Pants
}
“Outfit 3”{
@RAVEN is dustoff_loop
@RAVEN changes into PANTS3_RAVEN
@RAVEN is primp_condescend
@pause for 2.5
goto Pants
}
“Outfit 4”{
@RAVEN is dustoff_loop
@RAVEN changes into PANTS4_RAVEN
@RAVEN is primp_condescend
@pause for 5
goto Pants
}
“Outfit 5”{
@RAVEN is dustoff_loop
@RAVEN changes into PANTS5_RAVEN
@RAVEN is primp_condescend
@pause for 2.5
goto Pants
}

choice
}“Go back to closet.”{
goto choosing_outfits
}“Wear this.”{
goto label end_dressinggame
}

label Shorts

NARRATOR
What do you want to wear?

choice
“Outfit 1”{
@RAVEN is dustoff_loop
@RAVEN changes into SHORTS1_RAVEN
@RAVEN is primp_condescend
@pause for 2.5
goto Shorts
}
“Outfit 2”{
@RAVEN is dustoff_loop
@RAVEN changes into SHORTS2_RAVEN
@RAVEN is primp_condescend
@pause for 2.5
goto Shorts
}
}“Go back to the closet.”{
goto choosing_outfits
}“Wear this.”{
goto label end_dressinggame
}
label end_dressinggame
YOU (primp_condescend)
Done.


#24

delete the space between speech and choice

delete the label in option wear this


#25

Delete all the parts that are bolded


#26

Delete the “choice” and the bracket before “Go back to closet.” {


#27

team work :joy:


#28

Thank you all so much! Ugh you are my coding heroes :kissing_heart:
@Dara.Amarie @Dona_H


#29

This helped me so much! Thankyou


#30

So im currently doing a story and i have 4 love intrest and their names are emilio zyne forrest and lane and my problem is that i dont quite know how to make the reader make the decision on who they want to be with and my other problem is how do i make the love choice stay throughout the story and if the mc wants to stay with the love choice they choose or not later on in the story


#31

Hi I know this is an old topic but I really need help with this! I’m using your method and I see that you have like 5 consequences but I only need 2 so I deleted three of them but when I go through my story it just skips the consequences all together
I’ll show how I placed it

    NARRATOR (KATHERINE)
Should I tell her about last night?

choice (TRUTH OR LIE)
“I shouldn’t tell her! What if it hurts her feelings?”{

(it would be too long so I’ll keep the dialogue out)

}“Tell her the truth”{

(it would be too long so I’ll keep the dialogue out)

}

Then I’ve put some scenes between but I wont show anything

if (TRUTH OR LIE is “I shouldn’t tell her! What if it hurts her feelings?”){

(it would be too long so I’ll keep the dialogue out)

}if (TRUTH OR LIE is “Tell her the truth”){

(it would be too long so I’ll keep the dialogue out)

}

Am I doing something wrong?


#32

If you only have 2 options, you just need to use if for the for one and else for the 2nd one. You can learn more about the if/elif/else code here: HOW TO: Remember Past Choices (if/elif/else)

Also, your choice name cannot have spaces in them or they will not work. You will need to change “TRUTH OR LIE” into “TRUTH_OR_LIE” with underscores.


#33

thank you but this comes up know after I’ve done what you said in the error message place
"unexpected expression: did you leave out the word “choice”, or forget put a character name in ALL CAPS? "


#34

Can you post a screenshot of your script


#35

I was trying too but it doesn’t work for some reason


#36

Copy and paste that part of your script


#37

says the x on this part

(here says x) }else (TRUTH_OR_LIE is “Tell her the truth”){

    MOM (talk_awkward)
What a lovely day

    KATHERINE (talk_think)
Mom are you avoiding something?

    JAYLO (talk_shrug)
Yeah your acting strange!

}


#38

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#39

okay I’ll try that


#40

hi I’m sorry if I’m being annoying so it’s only showing the second consequence for both choices know?


#41

Did you also change this part to TRUTH_OR_LIE with underscores?