dialogue text blinks during transition

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dialogue text blinks during transition

#1 Post by bloobeary » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:05 pm

When I use a transition between a {nw} and an extend statement, the dialog box stays onscreen, but all the text in it blinks out for a second before coming back.

Is there a way to make it not blink out and back like that?

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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#2 Post by isobellesophia » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:37 pm

bloobeary wrote:
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When I use a transition between a {nw} and an extend statement, the dialog box stays onscreen, but all the text in it blinks out for a second before coming back.

Is there a way to make it not blink out and back like that?
Maybe this one will work

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"A dialogue {nw}"
extend "With another quick dialogue"
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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#3 Post by bloobeary » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:42 pm

Not sure what you're suggesting. Your example doesn't seem to have a transition in it.

This is what I've got:

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    c "{cps=10}Character talking text goes here. {/cps}{w=3}{nw}"
    
    show screen timer
    with Dissolve(.5)

    extend "{cps=10}Character continues talking here.{/cps}{w=5}{nw}"
    
It looks like triggering the Dissolve causes the text to momentarily vanish. I was hoping there was a way to keep the text visible between the end of the first line and the beginning of the extend.

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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#4 Post by bloobeary » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:39 am

Okay, it's been many days without a usable solution to this problem. A search through the forums here shows many people running into this, and trying and failing to find a workaround.

How do I go about filing this as a bug report, so it can be fixed?

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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#5 Post by rayminator » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:45 am

you can go here to report something that's not work properly

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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#6 Post by philat » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:38 pm

That's just how transitions work. Use ATL if you want the textbox to stay.

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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#7 Post by bloobeary » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:51 am

philat wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:38 pm
That's just how transitions work. Use ATL if you want the textbox to stay.
Could you be a little more specific?

Also, please note that the textbox itself stays visible. It's the text inside the box that disappears during transition.

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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#8 Post by philat » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:07 am

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screen test():
    add Solid("#FFF", xysize=(50,50)) at dissolvein
   
label start:
    "blah blah {nw}"
    show screen test
    extend "blah blah2"
   
transform dissolvein:
    alpha 0
    linear 0.5 alpha 1.0

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Re: dialogue text blinks during transition

#9 Post by bloobeary » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Yep, that worked!

Put the transform dissolvein code into screens.py, added the "at dissolvein" code to my screen, and now the text doesn't disappear.

This still seems like something that could benefit from being a program feature, though. Something you could call with a simple code tag, like {IT} for ignore transition, or {RO} for remain onscreen, or something like that.

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