Help with uncaught exception: '_menu' is not defined

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Help with uncaught exception: '_menu' is not defined

#1 Post by willanik » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:22 am

Oh dear, for the first time I have an “uncaught exception” whatever that is. I have been setting up a game and without warning this message came up:

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

After initialization, but before game start.
File "renpy/common/00voice.rpy", line 360, in voice_interact
if _menu:
NameError: global name '_menu' is not defined


I have no idea what to do! I have a backup file but I will lose six hours of work so I’d prefer to fix this exception if I can! Very grateful for any advice people can give me.

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Re: Help with uncaught exception: '_menu' is not defined

#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:31 am

An "uncaught exception" means Ren'Py didn't catch/detect it before trying to run/build the game and failed after trying to start your game.


This particular error is usually caused by duplicate label names or using a variable that shares its name with a label.
I'd suggest double-checking your label names are all unique.
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Re: Help with uncaught exception: '_menu' is not defined

#3 Post by Remix » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:12 am

Though it might not be the issue here, I recall this or a similar error occurring when a label or named menu is defined twice.

Perhaps, just in case, look through your code and just check you do not have duplicate label / menu names.

Other than that, what were you actually changing in your code before getting the error?
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Re: Help with uncaught exception: '_menu' is not defined

#4 Post by willanik » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:10 am

Thanks, I managed to fix it and save all my work :)

I could not find anything that I considered an exact duplication in the new label that caused the crash, but I reworked it until it behaved itself.

I appreciate your advice!

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