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Cookie Cutter MZ - Quick Time Bar

A project template for RPG Maker MZ. Copy and paste it into your own project to utilize a custom evented QTB system! · By Caz

QTB Arrow not moving during battle

A topic by doodlescrub created Jul 09, 2023 Views: 151 Replies: 3
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For some reason, running the Quick Time Bar isn't working during battle, only outside of it. I tried making a battle event that's completely QTE-based but once the event triggers and the QTB shows up, the arrow doesn't move. I am able to interact with it by pressing Enter as usual, only that the arrow is always stuck at its beginning position on the left.


Hi! I haven't personally tested it in battles yet but it should still function as normal with some tweaks. Is Switch 207: QTB Arrow Moving definitely being turned on? 

I've found out using a console.log script that it turns out the QTB Arrow Moving is NOT being turned on, but for some reason this is only happening when I try to trigger it during battles. It works fine outside of combat but even when I copy and paste the exact same functions and events into a battle event, it doesn't seem to trigger. I feel like there could be something about a battle that might be interfering with this? Though I'm not sure what, exactly.

So apparently, the Trigger only works on the map screen.

 I'm not sure how I would go about it from here. I have tried manually triggering the QTB Arrow Moving as a Common Event in battle instead of relying on the Switch, which does move the arrow slightly, but it immediately freezes after a few frames. Not sure why.

 If I put it under the Loop instead, it begins looping upon itself before it is able to complete the QTB Arrow Moving event, which makes the arrow go haywire.

I hope you will be able to come up with something, perhaps trying it yourself in a battle screen might give you some more information and context? I'm very thankful that you've made this script, it works wonderfully  on the map screen and very much appreciate your assistance for this issue!