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#1 Post by metalica » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:10 am

Hi, i haven't been around for years i downloaded renpy to test it and i'm liking it, you can do way more things on it these days. PyTom has been busy!! :D(thx btw).

I stumbled with a couple of problems i could solve and some i couldn't, i mean i've downloaded renpy yesterday¨¨. I made a vid of a gametest(bg images are place holders and there are no char imgs yet :P)

1-in there there are several problems. I want the text that appears in the intro to fade in slowly and fade out slowly befor other text displays i tried using dissolve but it's no good(is there a way to do this?)
Same question for the background image, though i figured if i can do the effect on text i can also do it on the bg image right?
2- As for the text box i may go into making a custom one if the game progresses, but for now i'm using the default. I figured how to put the char name above, but is there a way to put the namebox slightly separeted from the actual text box? with the default box i mean.(i know you can with a custom, need to read how to do that)
3- Lastly at the end of the intro scene when Chapter 1 starts... I used centered for the text, but is there a way to display the chapter with its title right below it?
like:
Chapter 1
"The Funeral"

Thanks for your time :). Here's the Vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7RwIQuTN1k

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Re: Need Help

#2 Post by Suwamoto » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:51 am

1. For the intro, I would use images instead of text. Cause they are more comfy to work with. (That way you can use transitions and ATL)
More about ATL here: http://www.renpy.org/doc/html/atl.html
2. You can change the namebox's position by using the style's margin and padding. ovo More about textboxes: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =51&t=9233
3. Like in 1, I would rather use images. Otherwise, you can break it into a two liners like this:
"Chapter 1{p=1.0}\n \"The Funeral\""

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Re: Need Help

#3 Post by metalica » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:46 am

thanks for your help. I'm gonna try to understand how ATL works, seems pretty useful though hard to understand(hope my little brain can grasp how to use it).
if i can figure how to do it, i'll follow your advice and use images then¨¨

Thanks

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