How to change position of menu?

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How to change position of menu?

#1 Post by NikiFig » Wed May 03, 2017 6:02 pm

I would like to alter my title screen so that the menu bar is on the right side as opposed to the left (kind of like Legendary), and move my title to the top of the screen. How would I do that?

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Re: How to change position of menu?

#2 Post by indoneko » Wed May 03, 2017 8:40 pm

Are you using the new GUI? Can you post a snapshot of your current game & a mock-up version of what would you like it to be?

Perhaps you could start by changing this value in gui.rpy :

define gui.navigation_xpos = 40
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Re: How to change position of menu?

#3 Post by Imperf3kt » Wed May 03, 2017 8:51 pm

They are using the new GUI.
The menu is on the right in the old GUI.


You'll need to adjust the positioning of the viewpoint grid, not the navigation.

If I had a blank screens and gui file, I could give better detail.
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Re: How to change position of menu?

#4 Post by NikiFig » Wed May 03, 2017 9:51 pm

Actually - I figured out how to do the menu shift. I didn't quite like it as much - instead, I'd rather put down some side dialogue where the red box is on the bottom and move the title to where it is on the top.

Here is my blank GUI file.


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################################################################################
## Initialization
################################################################################

## The init offset statement causes the init code in this file to run before
## init code in any other file.
init offset = -2

## Calling gui.init resets the styles to sensible default values, and sets the
## width and height of the game.
init python:
    gui.init(1280, 720)



################################################################################
## GUI Configuration Variables
################################################################################


## Colors ######################################################################
##
## The colors of text in the interface.

## An accent color used throughout the interface to label and highlight text.
define gui.accent_color = '#cccc00'

## The color used for a text button when it is neither selected nor hovered.
define gui.idle_color = '#555555'

## The small color is used for small text, which needs to be brighter/darker to
## achieve the same effect.
define gui.idle_small_color = '#aaaaaa'

## The color that is used for buttons and bars that are hovered.
define gui.hover_color = '#e0e066'

## The color used for a text button when it is selected but not focused. A
## button is selected if it is the current screen or preference value.
define gui.selected_color = '#ffffff'

## The color used for a text button when it cannot be selected.
define gui.insensitive_color = '#5555557f'

## Colors used for the portions of bars that are not filled in. These are not
## used directly, but are used when re-generating bar image files.
define gui.muted_color = '#515100'
define gui.hover_muted_color = '#7a7a00'

## The colors used for dialogue and menu choice text.
define gui.text_color = '#ffffff'
define gui.interface_text_color = '#ffffff'


## Fonts and Font Sizes ########################################################

## The font used for in-game text.
define gui.text_font = "JosefinSans-Regular.ttf"

## The font used for character names.
define gui.name_text_font = "JosefinSans-Regular.ttf"

## The font used for out-of-game text.
define gui.interface_text_font = "JosefinSans-Regular.ttf"

## The size of normal dialogue text.
define gui.text_size = 25

## The size of character names.
define gui.name_text_size = 19

## The size of text in the game's user interface.
define gui.interface_text_size = 27

## The size of labels in the game's user interface.
define gui.label_text_size = 31

## The size of text on the notify screen.
define gui.notify_text_size = 19

## The size of the game's title.
define gui.title_text_size = 53


## Main and Game Menus #########################################################

## The images used for the main and game menus.
define gui.main_menu_background = "gui/main_menu.png"
define gui.game_menu_background = "gui/game_menu.png"

## Should we show the name and version of the game?
define gui.show_name = True


## Dialogue ####################################################################
##
## These variables control how dialogue is displayed on the screen one line at a
## time.

## The height of the textbox containing dialogue.
define gui.textbox_height = 185

## The placement of the textbox vertically on the screen. 0.0 is the top, 0.5 is
## center, and 1.0 is the bottom.
define gui.textbox_yalign = 1.0


## The placement of the speaking character's name, relative to the textbox.
## These can be a whole number of pixels from the left or top, or 0.5 to center.
define gui.name_xpos = 240
define gui.name_ypos = 0

## The horizontal alignment of the character's name. This can be 0.0 for left-
## aligned, 0.5 for centered, and 1.0 for right-aligned.
define gui.name_xalign = 0.0

## The width, height, and borders of the box containing the character's name, or
## None to automatically size it.
define gui.namebox_width = None
define gui.namebox_height = None

## The borders of the box containing the character's name, in left, top, right,
## bottom order.
define gui.namebox_borders = Borders(5, 5, 5, 5)

## If True, the background of the namebox will be tiled, if False, the
## background if the namebox will be scaled.
define gui.namebox_tile = False


## The placement of dialogue relative to the textbox. These can be a whole
## number of pixels relative to the left or top side of the textbox, or 0.5 to
## center.
define gui.dialogue_xpos = 268
define gui.dialogue_ypos = 50

## The maximum width of dialogue text, in pixels.
define gui.dialogue_width = 744

## The horizontal alignment of the dialogue text. This can be 0.0 for left-
## aligned, 0.5 for centered, and 1.0 for right-aligned.
define gui.dialogue_text_xalign = 0.0


## Buttons #####################################################################
##
## These variables, along with the image files in gui/button, control aspects of
## how buttons are displayed.

## The width and height of a button, in pixels. If None, Ren'Py computes a size.
define gui.button_width = None
define gui.button_height = 36

## The borders on each side of the button, in left, top, right, bottom order.
define gui.button_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)

## If True, the background image will be tiled. If False, the background image
## will be linearly scaled.
define gui.button_tile = False

## The font used by the button.
define gui.button_text_font = gui.interface_text_font

## The size of the text used by the button.
define gui.button_text_size = gui.interface_text_size

## The color of button text in various states.
define gui.button_text_idle_color = gui.idle_color
define gui.button_text_hover_color = gui.hover_color
define gui.button_text_selected_color = gui.selected_color
define gui.button_text_insensitive_color = gui.insensitive_color

## The horizontal alignment of the button text. (0.0 is left, 0.5 is center, 1.0
## is right).
define gui.button_text_xalign = 0.0


## These variables override settings for different kinds of buttons. Please see
## the gui documentation for the kinds of buttons available, and what each is
## used for.
##
## These customizations are used by the default interface:

define gui.radio_button_borders = Borders(25, 4, 4, 4)

define gui.check_button_borders = Borders(25, 4, 4, 4)

define gui.confirm_button_text_xalign = 0.5

define gui.page_button_borders = Borders(10, 4, 10, 4)

define gui.quick_button_borders = Borders(10, 4, 10, 0)
define gui.quick_button_text_size = 14
define gui.quick_button_text_idle_color = gui.idle_small_color
define gui.quick_button_text_selected_color = gui.accent_color

## You can also add your own customizations, by adding properly-named variables.
## For example, you can uncomment the following line to set the width of a
## navigation button.

# define gui.navigation_button_width = 250


## Choice Buttons ##############################################################
##
## Choice buttons are used in the in-game menus.

define gui.choice_button_width = 790
define gui.choice_button_height = None
define gui.choice_button_tile = False
define gui.choice_button_borders = Borders(100, 5, 100, 5)
define gui.choice_button_text_font = gui.text_font
define gui.choice_button_text_size = gui.text_size
define gui.choice_button_text_xalign = 0.5
define gui.choice_button_text_idle_color = "#cccccc"
define gui.choice_button_text_hover_color = "#ffffff"


## File Slot Buttons ###########################################################
##
## A file slot button is a special kind of button. It contains a thumbnail
## image, and text describing the contents of the save slot. A save slot uses
## image files in gui/button, like the other kinds of buttons.

## The save slot button.
define gui.slot_button_width = 276
define gui.slot_button_height = 206
define gui.slot_button_borders = Borders(10, 10, 10, 10)
define gui.slot_button_text_size = 14
define gui.slot_button_text_xalign = 0.5
define gui.slot_button_text_idle_color = gui.idle_small_color

## The width and height of thumbnails used by the save slots.
define config.thumbnail_width = 256
define config.thumbnail_height = 144

## The number of columns and rows in the grid of save slots.
define gui.file_slot_cols = 3
define gui.file_slot_rows = 2


## Positioning and Spacing #####################################################
##
## These variables control the positioning and spacing of various user interface
## elements.

## The position of the left side of the navigation buttons, relative to the left
## side of the screen.
define gui.navigation_xpos = 40

## The vertical position of the skip indicator.
define gui.skip_ypos = 10

## The vertical position of the notify screen.
define gui.notify_ypos = 45

## The spacing between menu choices.
define gui.choice_spacing = 22

## Buttons in the navigation section of the main and game menus.
define gui.navigation_spacing = 4

## Controls the amount of spacing between preferences.
define gui.pref_spacing = 10

## Controls the amount of spacing between preference buttons.
define gui.pref_button_spacing = 0

## The spacing between file page buttons.
define gui.page_spacing = 0

## The spacing between file slots.
define gui.slot_spacing = 10

## The position of the main menu text.
define gui.main_menu_text_xalign = 1.0


## Frames ######################################################################
##
## These variables control the look of frames that can contain user interface
## components when an overlay or window is not present.

## Generic frames that are introduced by player code.
define gui.frame_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)

## The frame that is used as part of the confirm screen.
define gui.confirm_frame_borders = Borders(40, 40, 40, 40)

## The frame that is used as part of the skip screen.
define gui.skip_frame_borders = Borders(16, 5, 50, 5)

## The frame that is used as part of the notify screen.
define gui.notify_frame_borders = Borders(16, 5, 40, 5)

## Should frame backgrounds be tiled?
define gui.frame_tile = False


## Bars, Scrollbars, and Sliders ###############################################
##
## These control the look and size of bars, scrollbars, and sliders.
##
## The default GUI only uses sliders and vertical scrollbars. All of the other
## bars are only used in creator-written code.

## The height of horizontal bars, scrollbars, and sliders. The width of vertical
## bars, scrollbars, and sliders.
define gui.bar_size = 36
define gui.scrollbar_size = 12
define gui.slider_size = 30

## True if bar images should be tiled. False if they should be linearly scaled.
define gui.bar_tile = False
define gui.scrollbar_tile = False
define gui.slider_tile = False

## Horizontal borders.
define gui.bar_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)
define gui.scrollbar_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)
define gui.slider_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)

## Vertical borders.
define gui.vbar_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)
define gui.vscrollbar_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)
define gui.vslider_borders = Borders(4, 4, 4, 4)

## What to do with unscrollable scrollbars in the gui. "hide" hides them, while
## None shows them.
define gui.unscrollable = "hide"


## History #####################################################################
##
## The history screen displays dialogue that the player has already dismissed.

## The number of blocks of dialogue history Ren'Py will keep.
define config.history_length = 250

## The height of a history screen entry, or None to make the height variable at
## the cost of performance.
define gui.history_height = 140

## The position, width, and alignment of the label giving the name of the
## speaking character.
define gui.history_name_xpos = 150
define gui.history_name_ypos = 0
define gui.history_name_width = 150
define gui.history_name_xalign = 1.0

## The position, width, and alignment of the dialogue text.
define gui.history_text_xpos = 170
define gui.history_text_ypos = 5
define gui.history_text_width = 740
define gui.history_text_xalign = 0.0


## NVL-Mode ####################################################################
##
## The NVL-mode screen displays the dialogue spoken by NVL-mode characters.

## The borders of the background of the NVL-mode background window.
define gui.nvl_borders = Borders(0, 10, 0, 20)

## The height of an NVL-mode entry. Set this to None to have the entries
## dynamically adjust height.
define gui.nvl_height = 115

## The spacing between NVL-mode entries when gui.nvl_height is None, and between
## NVL-mode entries and an NVL-mode menu.
define gui.nvl_spacing = 10

## The position, width, and alignment of the label giving the name of the
## speaking character.
define gui.nvl_name_xpos = 430
define gui.nvl_name_ypos = 0
define gui.nvl_name_width = 150
define gui.nvl_name_xalign = 1.0

## The position, width, and alignment of the dialogue text.
define gui.nvl_text_xpos = 450
define gui.nvl_text_ypos = 8
define gui.nvl_text_width = 590
define gui.nvl_text_xalign = 0.0

## The position, width, and alignment of nvl_thought text (the text said by the
## nvl_narrator character.)
define gui.nvl_thought_xpos = 240
define gui.nvl_thought_ypos = 0
define gui.nvl_thought_width = 780
define gui.nvl_thought_xalign = 0.0

## The position of nvl menu_buttons.
define gui.nvl_button_xpos = 450
define gui.nvl_button_xalign = 0.0

## Localization ################################################################

## This controls where a line break is permitted. The default is suitable
## for most languages. A list of available values can be found at https://
## www.renpy.org/doc/html/style_properties.html#style-property-language

define gui.language = "unicode"


################################################################################
## Mobile devices
################################################################################

init python:

    ## This increases the size of the quick buttons to make them easier to touch
    ## on tablets and phones.
    if renpy.variant("touch"):

        gui.quick_button_borders = Borders(40, 14, 40, 0)

    ## This changes the size and spacing of various GUI elements to ensure they
    ## are easily visible on phones.
    if renpy.variant("small"):

        ## Font sizes.
        gui.text_size = 30
        gui.name_text_size = 36
        gui.notify_text_size = 25
        gui.interface_text_size = 36
        gui.button_text_size = 34
        gui.label_text_size = 36

        ## Adjust the location of the textbox.
        gui.textbox_height = 240
        gui.name_xpos = 80
        gui.text_xpos = 90
        gui.text_width = 1100

        ## Change the size and spacing of items in the game menu.
        gui.choice_button_width = 1240

        gui.navigation_spacing = 20
        gui.pref_button_spacing = 10

        gui.history_height = 190
        gui.history_text_width = 690

        ## File button layout.
        gui.file_slot_cols = 2
        gui.file_slot_rows = 2

        ## NVL-mode.
        gui.nvl_height = 170

        gui.nvl_name_width = 305
        gui.nvl_name_xpos = 325

        gui.nvl_text_width = 915
        gui.nvl_text_xpos = 345
        gui.nvl_text_ypos = 5

        gui.nvl_thought_width = 1240
        gui.nvl_thought_xpos = 20

        gui.nvl_button_width = 1240
        gui.nvl_button_xpos = 20

        ## Quick buttons.
        gui.quick_button_text_size = 20



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Re: How to change position of menu?

#5 Post by NikiFig » Thu May 04, 2017 12:50 am

Okay - I didn't even have the shift right - could some one please tell me how to switch the menu to the right side again?

I had it figured out or so I thought, but it parsed strangely and wouldn't let me use it again.

Also how am I able to change the main menu background? I apologize for my novice in this program and thank you all for your help.

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Re: How to change position of menu?

#6 Post by terrordoll » Thu May 04, 2017 9:48 am

Indoneko told you how to move the menu position a few posts up. The back ground is changed with gui.main_menu_background in the same GUI.rpy file.

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