Choicescript help pllz


#1

I am co-creating a new Cog but know the basics I’m talking choice and reaction I really need help my first question is how to make stats in advance I would like to say thanks for the help


#2

First, to be taken seriously as a writer, it’s better to write out full words rather than using cellphone abbreviations.

To make variables, you should open your mygame.js file in a text editor and add all the variables you need to the list. For example, if you want a stat for strength, add a variable called strength. Give it a value, similar to those already listed (the variables used in the example program). Let’s put 50 for now.

Next, you need to have that variable count in your game. To do this, you will need a question or choice that determines your strength. For example:

Are you strong or weak?
*choice
__#Strong
____*set strength +25
____You are a strong person.
____*goto fight
__#Weak
____*set strength -25
____You are a weak person.
____*goto fight

Now you have split the strength variable. Some people will be strong. Some will be weak. This is a very basic example. Yours can be more complex and you could end up with many different levels of strength, anywhere from 1-100 (or more or less, but I’d recommend limiting to these boundaries for the stats page, later).

Okay, let’s see the strength check in action:

*label fight
The big hairy ogre approaches you with his club.
Will you fight or run?
*choice
__#Fight
____*if strength >60
______You kill the ogre and laugh manically as his blood dribbles out around you.
______*set heroism +10
______*goto next_scene
____*else
______With one swing, the ogre knocks you to the ground. He then kills you. Oh dear.
______*goto_scene game_over
__#Run
____You run away. You may be a coward, but you live to fight another day.
____*set heroism -5
____*goto next_scene

Here, the hero has two choices. He can fight or run. If he runs, regardless of his strength, he will lose heroism, another stat we can create in the same way as strength.

If he fights, then the outcome is determined by his strength. If he is strong, he will win and gain herosim. If he is weak, he will die and that’s that.

Note: Here, there is always a way for the hero to survive.

Finally, showing your stat value would be done through the choicescript_stats.txt file.
Open in up and add a statchart like this:

*stat_chart
__percent Strength
__percent Heroism

Every time you click on stats, it will display the strength and heroism of your hero.

Hope this helps!


#3

@andymwhy thanks for the writing advance and the stats


#4

also how do I include a make your own name option


#5

*input_text name


In the Stat Chart:

text Name


#6

@Daisuke, in the Stat Chart it’s more like
text name Name (variable type - variable name - variable name that displays)

Or am I again missing the fact that ChoiceScript changed and you just write the variable’s name…?

Also, don’t use uppercase variables, ALWAYS make them lowercase (instead of Strength, use strength), just so you don’t get any errors.


#7

thank you that really helped me out


#8

@AlexCosarca Here (http://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/customizing-the-choicescript-stats-screen/). Look for “Label the Stats Poetically” (IIRC this page of documentation isn’t actually included in the master zip from Github.) The first example is how to capitalize stats.


#9

@Reaperoa, I can’t believe I’ve read through all that and missed it when I learned ChoiceScript…oh, well, thanks for pointing that out anyways.


#10

I was rushing, and missed a few things.
For one, doing text then the name of the varible uppercased makes the stat have an uppercase letter, if you make it lowercased, it shows as a lowercased letter.
I’m going to show you how to do it in the scene files, not the mygame.js, this will be an althrough explanation of *input text name.
First, in the scene files:
*create name
*set name “Unknown (or something else like this)”

and then where you want the person to define their name:
*input text name
No *page_break is needed.

and finally, in the stats chart:
text Name


#11

how do i solve and expected choice body error


#12

*Choice
     #Yes
       You said yes <- This is a choice body

     #No
       You said no <- This is a choice body



#13

how do i create permanent varibles and stats without mygame.js and please help explaining varibles


#14

You can’t create permanent variables without mygame.js. You MAY try to the *create command, but I don’t encourage it. It’s much easier to have your permanent variables all in one place.

Try studying a little basic programming to get the idea of what a variable is. It’s a lot to explain.


#15

You could put all of your *create commands at the beginning of your first scene file instead of using mygame.js, and that would serve to keep them all in one place. I don’t know if there are any performance issues with doing it that way.


#16

It’s deprecated, so I strongly advise against using it, there shouldn’t however, be much difference in performance.


#17

thank you @CJW @Farside and @eposic for your help but does anyone know how to define scene navigator in the mygame.js file


#18

Here’s a link that explains what sceneNavigator does, and how to define scenes in it:


The first part of the page is about it ^^


#19

im still not sure


#20

What do you mean? If you want to define scenes in the sceneNavigator, that’s how you do it…