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Note/Diary Narration - JoeBradleyUK - 07-12-2011

I'm trying to make it so when you pick up this note, an audio file works. Like Daniel's Diary. I followed another thread and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do.

Here is my .lang file:

<CATEGORY Name="Journal">
<Entry Name="Diary_NDiaryOne_Name">Note To Self</Entry>
<Entry Name="Diary_NDiaryOne_Text">[Voice
NoteToSelf.ogg] Hello Nathaniel, [br][br]At the moment you're most likely reading this full of sweat and fear. [br]You cannot remember what you are doing here, which is probably for the best, as it will only make you stronger. [br]At the moment, all you ever need to know is that you have to get out of here, anyway you can. [br]Also, there is a plague broken out in the castle, and you are the last known survivor, but there may be more. [br]One Last last thing, there are these...things. These monsterous creatures of the dark, lurking in the shadows. [br] [br] Your former self, [br] [br]Nathaniel. </Entry>
</CATEGORY>

And in the level editor I have a NOTE placed down and in the NoteText it says NDiaryOne and use narration is ticked.
Moreover, i have the NoteToSelf.ogg inside the lang/eng/voices/diarys

What is wrong with this?



RE: Note/Diary Narration - triadtimes - 07-12-2011

Well if you have a note placed down then why does your .lang have
Code:
<Entry Name="Diary_NDiaryOne_Name">

If it's a note then have it say
Code:
<Entry Name="Note_NDiaryOne_Name">



RE: Note/Diary Narration - JoeBradleyUK - 07-12-2011

But the thing is, when I make it Note_NDiaryOne etc. The note just immediately closes when picked up, and if I have it as diary_ then my custom story doesn't appear in my custom stories list
Also, When i place the diary entity it has no Use Narration option so i assumed you used the note entity for diarys.
Please, I have been working On this for about 3 hours now and I can't figure it out!



Thanks in advance.


RE: Note/Diary Narration - Kurton - 07-12-2011

It could be that you are using a note_generic or note_letter, etc, when for straightforward Diaries, you might need the diary_paper01 entity.


RE: Note/Diary Narration - JoeBradleyUK - 07-12-2011

(07-12-2011, 10:00 PM)Kurton Wrote: It could be that you are using a note_generic or note_letter, etc, when for straightforward Diaries, you might need the diary_paper01 entity.

The thing is, I would out of general knowledge chosen to place the diary paper, but as it didn't have a option to use narration in the entities tab, I used the notes instead, thinking I could only use them. So if that is the problem, how would I solve it then?


RE: Note/Diary Narration - triadtimes - 07-12-2011

Diaries don't have Use Narration because they automatically use narration. If you have a diary you NEED narration. I would recommend using a diary unless you want it to be a note for story reasons.


RE: Note/Diary Narration - JoeBradleyUK - 07-12-2011

(07-12-2011, 10:05 PM)triadtimes Wrote: Diaries don't have Use Narration because they automatically use narration. If you have a diary you NEED narration. I would recommend using a diary unless you want it to be a note for story reasons.

So you're saying that in the lang file I should keep it at Diary_ and then place a Diary in the entities and in the Diary text type NDiaryOne in the entities tab?

Plus, is the actual voice file (.ogg) correctly used in my .lang?


RE: Note/Diary Narration - triadtimes - 07-12-2011

Yes, sounds good. If you're unsure what to do, however, then the best way I can explain would be this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnCAbgTY6d8


RE: Note/Diary Narration - JoeBradleyUK - 07-12-2011

(07-12-2011, 10:35 PM)triadtimes Wrote: Yes, sounds good. If you're unsure what to do, however, then the best way I can explain would be this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnCAbgTY6d8

Ok I'll check that video out and modify my Lang and map accordingly to what it says, I can't do it right now though as I'm on my iPod now, I've come off my laptop, if problems still persist, I will post on here again. Thanks again.
I looked the video, so basically if I wanted to do my own Narration I (not Daniel's) guess I would do the exact same except with my .ogg files? I will name them similar to like you have e.g Diary_L01_NoteToSelf.ogg


RE: Note/Diary Narration - triadtimes - 07-12-2011

Yeah, put them in the same place and name them whatever you want as long as you keep the name the same in the .lang file.