Twine Version: 2.3.16
Story Format: Harlowe 3.2.3
I am searching for a solution to this issues for quite a while now and since I didn’t found this topic here I write a new request in hope to reach out to somebody who could help me.
I want to put a summary in between of two passages so that the player can choose whether to move on (“ok”) or first revise and possibly redo the last action (“try again”). I can change the buttons text, however I do not manage to link them to my two passages. In any case, the dialoge box will direct the player on to the next passage. I tried to store the value in boolean variable as well as directly insert a (goto:) command as in the example shown.
Anybody help? Thank you in advance.
(dialog:"Are you sure?","Ok"(goto: "passage 2"),"Try again"(goto: "passage 1"))]
Unfortunately the dialog macro gives me an error
but you may achieve the same functionality with a confirm macro:
(set: $MoveOn to (confirm: "Are you sure?", "Try Again", "Ok"))[
(if: $MoveOn is true)[
(goto: "passage 2")
(I replaced the link for the link-rerun so it can be clicked multiple times)
Probably a more knowledgeable person can give a better answer.
Hopefully this solves the issue in the meantime
You can bind a variable to the
(dialog:) macro call, which will contain the Text Label of the “button” that was selected. And you can use the fact that the (dialog:) macro effectively interrupts the processing of the Passage Content to allow you to use the
(if:) family of macros to conditionally do something based on the contents of that variable.
(goto:) macro to re-visit the ‘current’ Passage so you can re-process it an inefficient method to achieve that outcome, as it adds unnecessary Moments to the History system. A better method to cause the dynamic updating of the ‘current’ Passage is to combine a Named Hook with the
The following should achieve the outcome you wanted.
(link: "Moving on")[
(dialog: bind $answer, "Are you sure?", "Ok", "Try again")
(if: $answer is "Ok")[
(goto: "passage 2")
note: Place any content you want re-processed within the finished Named Hook, before the “Moving On” link.
Thank You so much for solutions + supportive explanation!
I can adapt both suggestions and they work very well with my plot!
Besides, in the past few month I discovered a ton of new challenges, some of which I will post here soon.
I really appreciate your detailed help, thank you!