special format in I7

Has anyone played Suicide by Dan Doyle III ?

It starts with special formatting, and I’ve been looking around on how to do something like that but I can’t find anything on it.

Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places. :frowning:

Do you mean the little quote in a reverse-colored square? The I7 phrase to do something like that is “display the boxed quotation […]”. (Put your text in place of the […].)

i thought it would be that but i can’t duplicate the effect of having a quote, then hitting enter and starting the story without showing the block anymore.

it all bunches together and no, stuffing “wait for any key;” doesn’t work :frowning:

Ah, I see what you mean. There’s a phrase in the Basic Screen Effects extension by Emily Short to do exactly that.

Include Basic Screen Effects by Emily Short.

When play begins:
    display the boxed quotation "YOUR TEXT HERE";
    show the current quotation;
    pause the game.

By default the box quote is displayed right before giving the command prompt, so that other text doesn’t push it off the screen before the player can read it. The phrase “show the current quotation” forces Inform to display it immediately instead. “Pause the game” then waits for the ENTER key before doing anything else.

Thank you! :smiley: