Changing a character's associated image in the middle of the game

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Changing a character's associated image in the middle of the game

#1 Post by trooper6 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:47 am

Quick question.

Lets say you have two images.

image mcy = "images/mc_young.png"
and
image mco = "images/mc_old.png"

for example--but let's say these are actually really complex layered images with lots of images tags rather than just simple images.

And let's say that you have a character where halfway through the game you want to switch from layered image to another.

Sure, one way to do it would be to make two different characters, like so:

define mcy = Character("Young Lizzie", image="mcy")
define mcp = Character("Elizabeth", image="mco")

But, is there a way to have one character and just change the associated image halfway through the game?
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Re: Changing a character's associated image in the middle of the game

#2 Post by mikolajspy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:03 am

I did something similar on old Ren'Py version, but hopefully it will still work with new layered image system. The old and good ConditionSwitch!
It might be not 100% correct, but something like:

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define mc = Character("Elizabeth", image="mc")
default mca = 0 #Main Character Age, just change variable to 1 in mid-game.
image mc:
    ConditionSwitch(
        "mca == 0", "mcy",
        "mca == 1", "mco",
        )
### You need to declare "mcy" and "mco" images somewhere else

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Re: Changing a character's associated image in the middle of the game

#3 Post by trooper6 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:29 am

I tried it out...but non the of the image tags work if you use a condition switch, sadly.
A Close Shave:
*Last Thing Done (Aug 17): Finished coding emotions and camera for 4/10 main labels.
*Currently Doing: Coding of emotions and camera for the labels--On 5/10
*First Next thing to do: Code in all CG and special animation stuff
*Next Next thing to do: Set up film animation
*Other Thing to Do: Do SFX and Score (maybe think about eye blinks?)
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