Episode Coding Tips

Coding for stories on Episode can be incredibly time consuming and annoying, especially if you’re new to it! Let’s try to help each other out.

What are some of your best tips for people coding on Episode?

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Start first with watching Joseph Evans coding tutorials. It will be a lot easier then reading the guide that episode has.

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If you’re an advanced coder, make sure to re-read/preview your script at least twice to make sure the directing is perfect.

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omg how could you not do that
like, ive now gotten more used to guessing distances but OML SOMETIMES ITS LIKE WHERE ARE THEY LIKE NOT EVEN ON SCREEN IVE LOST THEMM

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tip if its even a tip and not basic information but write your dialogue first and then put it in

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The Joseph Evans tutorials are great! I learned how to make backgrounds by watching one of his tutorials.

You can also do a search in the directing help and tips section of the E forums. There are some helpful threads with coding tips there.

Dara Amarie’s website also has some cool templates that’ll make your story more visually appealing, like the mirror dressing game. I’m using that one in my contest entry.

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save: ctrl + s
save & preview: ctrl + s + shift
undo: ctrl + z
redo: ctrl + y

are some life hacks for y’all!

<3

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Sometimes I use random values for spot directing that end in zeros :joy:

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If your unsure? Ask people

So I started learning coding with a story I don‘t published it really helped :joy:

i do thatttt

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Like “1.080 120 80 in zone #”. I can always change it later if it ain’t right

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I would say that CTRL + F is awesome

Also to use

#{
#}

And comments to hide stuff

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periodt

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for what

for whatttt

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You can search for words and you can select all of the words you’ve searched for and change all, for example if you would like to change a character’s name if you have created a new one or so.

To help to organize if it gets very long. For example for every scene, customization and mini game. The you can end up with only a comment

#scene1
#customization
#scene2
#end

Etc. And you can just press them to view the code you want. Less scrolling and easier to find the code you want to look at

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Joseph Evans tutorials are :kissing_heart: :ok_hand:

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I love hiding things away in comments

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