HELP text at bottom of screen anybody?

  • #1, by nebirviFriday, 16. February 2018, 16:03 2 years ago
    So I'm having a hard time finding tutorials for this:
    I have a room which is a close up of a box containing items. These kind of rooms are the only ones in my game not containing the character, but if I don't have the character in the room I can't click on objects for info ( I noticed), so I solved that like this:

    When you click the box, you teleport to the closeup. Then the first comand that happens in the room (in that rooms properties) is that I hide the character. The way borders in this room is a square just so big that it fits the character ( so she can't move while in there which would move the text and confuse the player) How ever. Now whenever I press an object in the room the text is shown in the upper left corner. I would like it to show up on the bottom of the screen for these ocations. Solutions?
    P.s there must be a simpler way to make a closeup room as well...

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  • #2, by stothewFriday, 16. February 2018, 16:16 2 years ago
    have you tried the "narration text" function. You can set coordinates there and the text appear on this point without the need of a "displayed" charcter...

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  • #3, by esmeraldaFriday, 16. February 2018, 19:03 2 years ago
    You don't need to go through all this hassle with hiding your character. Just use "show scene" instead of "change to scene". Then you don't need to have a character on the scene. To click on any object use the immediate execution, not execution at destination. (because there is no character, nobody can walk to the object - so execute at destination will not work).
    to get back use the action part "change to scene of character"

    To display text use  "display narration text" as stothew suggested. (found under "miscellaneous"). You can then choose position and font of the text.

    (You can also create a close-up by using an interface. Then you could have for example just the box on an transparent background as big as your games resolution, so you could still see the scene your character is on around your box.)

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  • #4, by nebirviSunday, 18. February 2018, 20:38 2 years ago
    Nice guys! Almost got it... only thing is the text doesn't show? :/ This is the problem I had before when I tried something similar to this, however then, I did not use narration text. Any idea what might be the problem?

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  • #5, by esmeraldaSunday, 18. February 2018, 23:04 2 years ago
    I take it you are using "immediate execution" and you selected a font for your narration text?
    Maybe you can provide some screenshots of your settings? (it is hard to guess what went wrong)

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  • #6, by nebirviMonday, 19. February 2018, 09:55 2 years ago
    Ah there it was! Great! ( I missed the narration font button...sigh) Thanks a lot you guys!
    @esmeralda @stothew . I just have to tweek with the position, but that is no problem smile

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  • #7, by afrlmeMonday, 19. February 2018, 13:09 2 years ago
    If you change the narration text alignment to centered in the main game settings section of the editor then if you know you want to center the text at the bottom of the screen that you just need to set X at whatever 50% of your default game resolution width is.

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  • #8, by nebirviMonday, 19. February 2018, 15:49 2 years ago
    Ah, nice advice @AFRLme !

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