Can't get an ending screen to work

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Can't get an ending screen to work

#1 Post by rocket_shot » Mon May 13, 2019 4:25 pm

I've added a bad ending to my game, but I have no idea how to make it a click to continue screen. Yes, I've read the Ren'py Documentation on the matter, but I don't know how to program very well. Also, it shows the text box during the few seconds that it shows the screen. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Edit: I should mention that the ending screen is a still image file that I want to be click to continue on, without a textbox. I want it to have a line of dialogue, followed by a fade to black, followed by a fade to the image with the music playing in the background, and it just shows the image and plays the music until the player clicks.

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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#2 Post by Per K Grok » Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 pm

rocket_shot wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:25 pm
I've added a bad ending to my game, but I have no idea how to make it a click to continue screen. Yes, I've read the Ren'py Documentation on the matter, but I don't know how to program very well. Also, it shows the text box during the few seconds that it shows the screen. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Edit: I should mention that the ending screen is a still image file that I want to be click to continue on, without a textbox. I want it to have a line of dialogue, followed by a fade to black, followed by a fade to the image with the music playing in the background, and it just shows the image and plays the music until the player clicks.
You could make a screen that catches the mousebutton click and make the the program jump to a certain label (or some other action you want to have.)

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screen catchMB():
    key "mousedown_1" action Jump("nameOfLabel")
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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#3 Post by rocket_shot » Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 pm

Per K Grok wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 pm
You could make a screen that catches the mousebutton click and make the the program jump to a certain label (or some other action you want to have.)

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screen catchMB():
    key "mousedown_1" action Jump("nameOfLabel")
where do i put that? under screens.rpy? if so, how would i apply it? and how do i make it return to the main menu on mouse click?

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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#4 Post by Matalla » Mon May 13, 2019 9:53 pm

The easiest "click to continue" method is just a pause.

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"Final line of dialogue{w=3}{nw}" # Waits for 3 secons after finished displaying the message, then it closes automatically

scene black # Black screen
with fade # Probably you'll want to define a longer fade, the default is half a second

play music "your track.mp3" # You can experiment placing this before or after the next image, depending what effect you want

scene your_still_image
with fade

pause # It remains in pause until clicked

return # Or whatever you want to do after this
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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#5 Post by lacticacid » Mon May 13, 2019 10:47 pm

rocket_shot wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Per K Grok wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 pm
You could make a screen that catches the mousebutton click and make the the program jump to a certain label (or some other action you want to have.)

Code: Select all

screen catchMB():
    key "mousedown_1" action Jump("nameOfLabel")
where do i put that? under screens.rpy? if so, how would i apply it? and how do i make it return to the main menu on mouse click?
You can put it anywhere you want, really. I usually keep my custom screens in a separate files, but there's no point in making one just for one screen. You could do it in the beginning of the script. To make it go to the main menu, you'd have to do this

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screen catchMB():
    key "mousedown_1" action MainMenu()
...or just make a regular scene with a text displayable, and put "return" after the line, which will take the player to the main menu after they click.
Unless there's a specific reason you don't want to do that?
~There is almost always a better, easier way to approach a problem.~

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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#6 Post by Per K Grok » Tue May 14, 2019 1:13 pm

rocket_shot wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Per K Grok wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 pm
You could make a screen that catches the mousebutton click and make the the program jump to a certain label (or some other action you want to have.)

Code: Select all

screen catchMB():
    key "mousedown_1" action Jump("nameOfLabel")
where do i put that? under screens.rpy? if so, how would i apply it? and how do i make it return to the main menu on mouse click?
To apply it you would need to have the code line
show screen catchMB

but as others have commented

pause
return

is the simpler way to do it.
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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#7 Post by rocket_shot » Thu May 16, 2019 6:22 am

Thank you everybody. This works wonderfully. Last question on this topic, though. Is there a way that I could hide the quick menu at the bottom for this part only? If not, that's okay.

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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#8 Post by Matalla » Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 am

rocket_shot wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:22 am
Thank you everybody. This works wonderfully. Last question on this topic, though. Is there a way that I could hide the quick menu at the bottom for this part only? If not, that's okay.

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$ quick_menu = False
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Re: Can't get an ending screen to work

#9 Post by rocket_shot » Thu May 16, 2019 10:34 am

Matalla wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 am
rocket_shot wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:22 am
Thank you everybody. This works wonderfully. Last question on this topic, though. Is there a way that I could hide the quick menu at the bottom for this part only? If not, that's okay.

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$ quick_menu = False
Thank you very much :)

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