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Can she talk as the game starts?

Discussion in 'Help' started by MalCharacter, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. MalCharacter

    MalCharacter Potential Patron

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum, and trying to write my first dialogue. So far, really fun, but I have a question:

    Can I make the girl say something as soon as the game starts? I tried with the "intro" type, but it doesn't work. You have to wait some time for it to activate, so it loses the effect I'm going for.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tmb

    tmb Vivacious Visitor

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    You are right, INTRO lines take some time to trigger and can also be triggered more than once.

    Maybe Pim_gd's DialogueAction (Pim_gd's Mods - DialogueActions v4.01 (7 Aug 2015) | Undertow) can help you: it has a START trigger that is activated only once at the beginning of the game. It is another mod that you will have to load with your character and your dialogue.
    Keep in mind that it still takes a few seconds to trigger but is much faster than INTRO.

    Also, if I remember correctly, that START line has to be unique and cannot have much conditions, so the following won't work:
    Code:
    start:"This is a test, starting held"{"held":"true"}
    start:"This is a test, starting non held"{"held":"false"}
    while the following should:
    Code:
    start:"[customstart]"
    customstart:"This is a test, starting held"{"held":"true"}
    customstart:"This is a test, starting non held"{"held":"false"}
    Since you are new, I recommend using Pim_gd's DialogueChecker (DialogueChecker (Latest version: V3.02, 8 August 2015) | Undertow) to check your dialogue for potential problems; it has an online and an offline version, and also taking a peek at the various dialogue guides if you haven't done already (for example Pim_gd's Advanced Dialogue Guide (v1.01 - updated 10 December 2013) | Undertow or The Comprehensive Dialogue Guide | Undertow).
     
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  3. MalCharacter

    MalCharacter Potential Patron

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    Thanks!

    I was using EO's guide, as I hadn't seen the other one. I'll check it out now, too.

    DialogActions seems like a step up, so I guess I'll work with the basic commands for a while. But thanks for all the links!
     
  4. aztlan

    aztlan Swell Supporter

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    DialogueActions is really handy when writing dialogues as it gives you lots more options. Well worth your time investigating.
     
  5. MalCharacter

    MalCharacter Potential Patron

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    Yes, I know! I'm already screwing around with it.

    It took me a while to get it working, that's why I said it's a "step up". I'm not very tech savvy, so I'm kinda slow with this stuff.
     
  6. AngellisaTitans

    AngellisaTitans Potential Patron

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    Is there not a thread that provides the download to dialogue action because everytime I use that url it takes me to the homepage at this site