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How do I center the words?

#1 Post by leon101 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:39 pm

You know, center all of the text in the middle of the screen. The reason, I can't draw, so I'm going to use images off the internet for my stories, and as such, I won't have any shown characters. So much like, "The Forget me nots" I'm just going to have text, with bg. I guess I need to dim the bg too, so the text shows up better. How do I do that as well. Before anyone says anything, I am a newbie and this is my FIRST time using this program. I looked over the demo and "Question" game, but it doesn't answer this for me. So help please. :)
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Re: How do I center the words?

#2 Post by lordcloudx » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:37 am

like this

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    centered "your text here"
with transition

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    centered "your text here" with dissolve
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#3 Post by leon101 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:50 am

shank you very much! (not a typo by the way, I did that on purpose)
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#4 Post by yummy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:28 am

Shank you!

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#5 Post by lordcloudx » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:09 am

hehe, maybe it's supposed to be sankyu-?
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#6 Post by leon101 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:16 am

You're both wrong. It's actually someone with an accent saying it. Like, saying "We" with a V.
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Re: How do I center the words?

#7 Post by lordcloudx » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:17 am

Ok, ve stand corrected. :twisted:
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Re: How do I center the words?

#8 Post by leon101 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:26 am

Ha ha! Oh... there's still one thing I need to know. Dimming the backgrounds. Let's see --- an example would be that "Little God" one I'm playing, when the words appear on the screen, the background dims, or darkens if you will. Making the words easier to read. I still need to know how to do that. Thanks in advance.
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Re: How do I center the words?

#9 Post by AlphaProspector » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:11 am

leon101 wrote:Ha ha! Oh... there's still one thing I need to know. Dimming the backgrounds. Let's see --- an example would be that "Little God" one I'm playing, when the words appear on the screen, the background dims, or darkens if you will. Making the words easier to read. I still need to know how to do that. Thanks in advance.
You need a fade+dissolve for that kind of smooth transition if I'm not wrong.

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hide bg XXXXXX with fade
show bg XXXXXXX with dissolve
That should do it. If it's an image and not a background then it's just "hide XXXX with fade".

You could also code a fade-to-white and use it as a "flash". Pretty neat. Check the Cookbook, I found it there.
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Re: How do I center the words?

#10 Post by Jake » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:35 am

AlphaProspector wrote: You need a fade+dissolve for that kind of smooth transition if I'm not wrong.
If you fade the background, it'll go right out to black - which isn't the same as dimming it.

If you just want to dim the background, it's probably easier to show a semi-transparent solid black over the top. IIRC there's a 'black' defined in the options.rpy file as a Solid; I'd recommend copying that and reducing the alpha (the last parameter of the colour code given) to something like 25% (64), so you get something like:

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init:
    $ dimmer =  Solid((0,0,0,64)) # create a 25%-opaque fullscreen black

...
start:
    # Show the first background
    scene bg whatever
    "pre-dim text"
    show dimmer with dissolve
    "post-dim text"
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Re: How do I center the words?

#11 Post by leon101 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:08 pm

Wow, it's more complicated to dim the text then I thought it would be. Thanks for the help though. :D
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Re: How do I center the words?

#12 Post by monele » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:36 pm

Just my 2 cents but Little God simply used the NVL mode which puts the text in "full screen" and keeps previous sentences. When using NVL, dimming is done by giving a transparent black background to the text box. Is this what you were going for? Or do you really wanted something centered, one sentence at a time?

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Re: How do I center the words?

#13 Post by leon101 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:56 pm

No, that's what I'm going for.
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Re: How do I center the words?

#14 Post by monele » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:47 pm

http://renpy.org/wiki/renpy/doc/reference/NVL_Mode

This page is what you need then. Just tested it and its default setting should be what you're looking for.

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