Calendar system


#1

I’m having trouble with creating a calendar system for my game which includes a “day of the week” cycle and a 24 hour clock


#2

What items do you want to show up on the screen?

And just curious, but is it a fantasy calendar or our usual gregorian?


#3

Our usual Gregorian calendar and I just want the day of the week to be depicted as so:

Today is (Monday) and class starts at 8:00 and ends at 10 am… You have (x) hours to go until your next session of class starts. Currently on is the class of (whatever). Note: On weekends, there is no class


#4

Hmm. So there’s also hour.
I suppose you can treat the hour as a basic “resource” which depletes whenever you make a choice.

Here’s what I’ve got currently. For the time/hour

*create hour 0

<<Let's just assume we got 100 hrs 'cuz why not>>
*set hour 100

<<This is the template you want to go for "doing stuff reduces hour">>
*choice
   #Do a thing
      *set hour -10
   #Another thing
      *set hour -15
   #and so on
      *set hour -100

<<To prevent hour minus. Might want to turn it into subroutine>>
*if hour <= 0
   *set hour 0

<<For time sensitive contents/mandatory contents>>
*if hour = 0
   It's time for the next session!

As for the day, it’s pretty simple

*create day 0

<<To make different schedules for each day, you might want to make a *label for each day>>
*if day = 1
   *goto sunday <<contains story snippet of sunday>>
*elseif day = 2
   *goto monday <<and so on>>

<<don't forget to include *set day [number] at each *label>>

<<as for the stats screen>>
Today is @{(day +1) |Sun|Mon|Tues|Wed|Thirs|etc.} and class starts at 8:00 and ends at 10 am… You have ${hour} hours to go until your next session of class starts. Currently on is the class of (whatever). Note: On weekends, there is no class.

Of course, if you have more to ask, ask away. Even I’m not really satisfied with this solution as I don’t have more time to think a better one.


#5

Error: choicescript_stats line 2: invalid @{} variable substitution at letter 10

What does this mean? I did everything exactly as you told me


#6

Well, you don’t have to actually follow my codes. I’m just giving the big picture.

Anyway, can I see your code? How did you write the multireplace @{} ?


#7

This is what I wrote on the choicescript_stats screen. But $ signs are all missing, I apologise for it

You are {location}, {title} {name}! You currently wear {clothes} currently, and you are a {title} of {university} university. Your current rank is {rank}. Today is @{(day +1)} and class starts at 8:00 and ends at 10 am… You have {hour} hours to go until your next session of class starts. Currently on is the class of (whatever).
Note: On weekends, there are no classes availiable and you’re free to do whatever!

Meanwhile on the startup screen:

*label day
*set day
*if day = 1
*goto Sunday
*if day = 2
*goto Monday
*if day = 3
*goto Tuesday
*if day = 4
*goto Wednesday
*if day = 5
*goto Thursday
*if day = 6
*goto Friday
*if day = 7
*goto Saturday

*label Sunday
Today is the Sabbath and the end of the weekend! Last day before class starts!
*set day 1
*set day “Sunday”

*label Monday
Today is Monday
*set day 2
*set day “Monday”

*label Tuesday
Today is Tuesday
*set day 3
*set day “Tuesday”

*label Wednesday
Today is Wednesday
*set day 4
*set day “Wednesday”

*label Thursday
Today is Thursday
*set day 5
*set day “Thursday”

*label Friday
Today is Friday- it’s the last day of this week!
*set day 6
*set day “Friday”

*label Saturday
Today is Saturday, and the start of the weekend
*set day 7
*set day “Saturday”


#8

Oh, I C.

Are you already familiar with multireplace command?
You need to add “what happened” inside the command, especially on this part.
Today is @{(day +1)}

For more info, this is the announcement when multireplace got added to CScript.


#9

Error: choicescript_stats line 2: invalid character. (ChoiceScript text should be saved in the UTF-8 encoding.) Today is @{(day +1) |Sunday|Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday|Thursday|Friday|Saturday} and class starts at 8:00 and ends at 10 am�


#10

Hm, the error mentions UTF-8.
Did you saved your files with UTF-8 encoding?


#11

How do I save it with UTF-8 encoding? Show me how


#12

If you’re on windows and use default notepad program:

  1. Save as
  2. On the left of the cancel/save button duo, there’s a drop-down menu. Pick UTF-8
  3. Save

If you use Notepad++

  1. IIRC, try opening the File button (or Edit, or View, one from the bar)
  2. Find the option “Encoding”
  3. Pick UTF-8

I’m on phone, so I can’t provide screenshots for now. When I get back, I’ll see what I can do. If you’re on Mac, I’m not sure what should you do exactly, but the gist should be the same.