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I'm new, sorry, but...

#1 Post by MrCat » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:30 pm

Folks, I'm new and know this a forum for folk who know what they're doing but I'm just working through some YT tutorials just now. One thing I discovered is that the dude kept saying put "pause" between everything to allow a user to click next. Doesn't work for me, I just put everything dialoge wise on a new line and that works fine or I just end up with a black text box between dialogues... Fine I figured that one out but am wondering if that's something to do with code indentation and structure or not, am I missing something?

I read a fabulous quote the other day something along the lines of (and whilst searching for game creation software);
"Here's some great tools, but by ... it's a lot of work, once you really get in to it and get started you'll wonder how games get created at all."

Much like everything and I'm sorely resting asking stupid questions here without reading up but I'm curious on this one, is it a RenPy version thing or whatnot?

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#2 Post by isobellesophia » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:09 pm

Can you show the code? So that they'll understand your problem.
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#3 Post by Imperf3kt » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:11 pm

MrCat wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Folks, I'm new and know this a forum for folk who know what they're doing
Everyone is welcome here, even people with no programming knowledge at all.
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Regarding why to use pause, how old is the video? Renpy is continually updated and many YouTube tutorials become obsolete within months of being uploaded. It's why I prefer the documentation (plus I dislike videos in general for this sort of thing anyway)

A pause is not necessary for each dialogue block, as you've noticed, just place the next line of dialogue on a new line at the same indentation as the last.
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#4 Post by isobellesophia » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:41 pm

Oh, and yes, Imperf3kt is right at one thing, Renpy on youtube is most i hate, just because their explanation is never done, (which is i know what is right of the simple codes on them. Obviously wrong.)

Just trust RenPy's documentation, that'll help you from the very start. Or maybe, dislike Youtube, that person may trying to put you in a wrong guide, especially when you are very far from the tutorial.
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Re: I'm new, sorry, but...

#5 Post by GNVE » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:46 pm

We all have to start somewhere. So there are few true stupid questions (even if you feel stupid for asking them :) )

I don't know exactly what you're doing without a sample of your code but here's how you can use the pause function without the text background:

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label some_label:
	scene image-1
	writer "I'm the writer let me show you something" #Regular text
	window hide #hides the textbox
	
	scene image-2
	pause
	
	scene image-3
	pause
	
	scene image-4
	window show #shows text box again
	writer "Did you enjoy?"
	writer "Now go..."
It works the same if you are using the show command for your images by the way. Hope this answered your question :D

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#6 Post by MrCat » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:44 pm

Wow thanks folks, :D I feel welcomed. Yep I think I've figured it out for now but that helps a lot, and I will be posting code next time :)

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#7 Post by MrCat » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:50 pm

isobellesophia wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Oh, and yes, Imperf3kt is right at one thing, Renpy on youtube is most i hate, just because their explanation is never done, (which is i know what is right of the simple codes on them. Obviously wrong.)

Just trust RenPy's documentation, that'll help you from the very start. Or maybe, dislike Youtube, that person may trying to put you in a wrong guide, especially when you are very far from the tutorial.
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#8 Post by isobellesophia » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:38 pm

Might as well learn in the documentations if you dont mind, Youtube RenPy tutorials are confusing.
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#9 Post by Ibitz » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:44 am

What Isobellesophia said is totally true. I tried learning to code/use Ren'Py through YT and it was ridiculously hard. Plus, a lot of people who make tutorial videos just basically seem to do stuff without actually explaining it and they go quick and it's just.. bleh.
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#10 Post by isobellesophia » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:55 am

Especially the people who narrates, they just point it that out that it was outdated, angry people were just stay in the comments until the person who make a tutorial replies, which is those people who wait until they give up.
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