"Show action text" bug?

  • #1, by Philipp StumppWednesday, 11. October 2017, 19:52 3 years ago
    Greetings!

    So here is another question in the category: either I'm too stupid or there is a Bug smile

    So i have made 3 different cursors with "Goto" as the standard command. And if i go to properties for the "Mouse" interface i should be able to tell him where to place the action text. But whatever i choose, the Preview shows the action text always in the top left corner. 

    What i can do is selecting "Draw at mouse cursor" in the main menu or creating a Textarea but when i choose "Bottom" for example the Actiontext should be placed at the Bottom automatically. Or am I wrong?

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  • #2, by afrlmeWednesday, 11. October 2017, 20:05 3 years ago
    Displacement is about the interface & not the text. For show action text to work on an interface you need to create the bounding area with the "set area for action text" tool option via the interface preview section. It's the third button across with the letter T in it.

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  • #3, by Philipp StumppWednesday, 11. October 2017, 20:56 3 years ago
    Yeah, that helped. I was confused because it says: "Show action text"  and than i also have the option to Displace (something).

    The only problem is and i guess that's not very user friendly: if i want the text to be shown at the bottom-center, i have to show the background of the scene as a background image to place the Textarea in the right position and after that i have to delete the background again so that it will not override the scene. But ...

    ... here comes the big "but" ... when the background of my scene is larger than my chosen resolution, (so that the picture will slide to both sides when my character moves from one side to another) i have to "guess" where the perfect Textarea should be. 

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  • #4, by sebastianWednesday, 11. October 2017, 23:42 3 years ago
    Yeah, that helped. I was confused because it says: "Show action text"  and than i also have the option to Displace (something).

    The only problem is and i guess that's not very user friendly: if i want the text to be shown at the bottom-center, i have to show the background of the scene as a background image to place the Textarea in the right position and after that i have to delete the background again so that it will not override the scene. But ...

    ... here comes the big "but" ... when the background of my scene is larger than my chosen resolution, (so that the picture will slide to both sides when my character moves from one side to another) i have to "guess" where the perfect Textarea should be. 

    roll

    2 solutions:

    a) just use the global action text"rectangle" in the main game settings and let it "fill" a square at the bottom of your screen. Its always there, no extra interface needed. You dont need to use the display action text function inside the interfaces.

    b) create a new interface with another interface class, dont forget to set it active for the character. In here activate the action text and draw a rectangle inside the interface at the bottom. Use placement "absolute" and a transparent (or even an image) as a background

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