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Major dramas with choicescript editor

A topic by Jacic created 81 days ago Views: 78 Replies: 9
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Submitted

Hi everyone, I'm having some major dramas where my choicescript tester has stopped working! I know there's an error in my game but I'm having trouble locating it due to this. I'm trying to get it working in CSIDE, but having a few conversion issues. Can I update after the closing to fix the error if I can't get it working before then? (I think installing dosbox has messed up choicescript's debugger somehow. I've been trying to get it working again this afternoon and not having any joy.)

Submitted (1 edit)

Otherwise happy to move my game into the longer category so I can edit. So frustrating, should have been more prepared I guess :(

Edit: Found out what the problem was and got it working (yay!) I think windows had for some reason decided to start blocking the program I was using previously without telling me it was doing that. Got a new version and managed to unlock it. I think hopefully it's all compiled and working properly now. Still ok with moving my game into the longer category if required as I should have not left it until today to finish it.

Host

The rules says:

  1. La petite mort games cannot be update by no means.
  2. Less in the case you have a game breaking bug, in that case you are allowed to fix the bug to guarantee players can complete your game. 

So, if you get done your game in under 4 hours, please, use the La petite mort. If you get your submission with the wrong category, contact me and we can what we can do.

If your bug is game breaking or severe, please update the game without worries.

Submitted (1 edit)

Hi there rubereaglenest. I wrote a petite mort game (my bad trying to speed write it at the last minute instead of being prepared and having it done ages ago), however it had a game breaking bug I was unable to fix due to my choicescript tools refusing to start up. So yep, the update was to fix the bug that wouldn't let you play more than a few pages in. Thanks :)

Sorry for the panicking! It's been a long week. I'm just glad I got my entry in so I could participate this year :)

Host

So the game is cathegorised in La petite mort?So, yes, you can update the game. You can make an update in the blog tool integrated in the game's itchio's webpage.

Drop me a line with whatever you need.

Submitted

Thanks rubereaglenest. I've updated the game to fix the code error that was breaking the game so hopefully it's all working ok now :)

Submitted

I had a similar issue -- completed my game well within the four hours mark, but each time I compiled it, the error remained. Turns out I was saving a previous version instead of the updated version. Fixing that took me over the four hour limit, but for all intents and purposes the game was 100% complete within time! :)

Submitted

Relatedly -- just found evidence of a potential game-breaking bug. Do I still have the option to update it to fix this bug, or should I leave it?

Submitted (2 edits)

I've done that before. Wasn't my problem this time (I think it was windows related shenanigans), but if you have a back up save it is definitely possible to have the wrong one in an editor and be mystified when all the changes you've made don't seem to be fixing up the first time it happens. (And very annoying when you have to go back and re-edit the later save that was supposed to be worked on.)


I'm guessing you can update if it's to fix a bug that can prevent you from finishing the game due to this: 

2. Less in the case you have a game breaking bug, in that case you are allowed to fix the bug to guarantee players can complete your game.

Submitted (1 edit)

Yeah I've updated it. If a player selects a nonbinary character, they will get a crash at a certain point. Nobody has yet found this bug (I was able to deduce its existence from a player whose character was misgendered) luckily, but I wanted to fix it ASAP.