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And the day has come!^^ New thread, new life.

Use the link above to access the old thread. Enjoy!:3 Overseer off.
Showroom post updated! Now 300% more fancy!





> The school is called, Hayauchi High. (This is at Miki's story, but almost everyone, like me, bypass it)

> Overseer Statings about City's location:
Matsumori High is said to be two hours away from the player's town in Fran's route, and the real school(yes, there is one) is in Southern Tohoku. Also, Akari's pet Moses most probably a Tohoku salamander, on the grounds of symbolism, which Akari, being the Soul type, would make use of. And getting salamanders out of their natural habitat's climate when it can't live in your room(he sure as hell can't, it has zero sunlight and no conditioning;the bills on maintaining him would be insane) is not a good idea.

I would say the game takes place in Iwate, or Akita prefecture, both of which have two isolated towns each, that I know of, with only one High school with access to train which leads to a larger beachside settlement in short enough order that travelling by it doesn't significantly affect the player's time.






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- Garage Tachie Generator: Create your characters without the need of photoshop-alikes!
- Garage Story Debugger: Too many events to keep track? This debugger may be just what you need.
- Falcon's set: A cool extra set of tachie parts, by BDFalcon
- DarkComet's set: Previous set of tachie parts, by KevinCalanor, used along with Garage's tachie generator.
- HexComet's set: Latest set of tachie parts by KevinCalanor, includes all DC parts plus some.
- SOSC Pack: 64 backgrounds, plus 13 CGs for reference use, Extracted from Shira Oka Second chances.
- HTC Reworked Backgrounds: The backgrounds you already know, with replaced posters.

Note: Not all parts used on routes/posts are available for download for a variety of reasons. Anyhow, feel free to ask for a custom part you miss up on this thread.




This section will track betas from some of in progress routes, keep in mind that it will not always have the latest versions. It's mostly to keep the routes that dissapeared in the big amount of posts visible.

The links will lead you to the post where the referring character download is, so the post may or may not contain useful information about the character linked.




Notice @November 2017:
This post is no longer being updated regularly, therefore it does not feature all betas and utility available. Please check more recent pages for the latest content.
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Dozen stole my spot!

I'd think it would be better if the class chart was on the top-body portion of this thread. That's just me talking, though.

*Edit: That wasn't the positioning I was thinking of, but, okay. FOR NOW.
Checking one of the things cited on the feedback.
author=Render
She's very dynamic in a reeaaaally weird way when you talk to her on the phone. Mostly because she's all like "Video games, kittys, yeah!" That was exaggeration, but that's what I remembered from it. Now this isn't a bad thing, however it's odd and rare.

She was meant to be strict and direct at the phone due the fact that she dislike using them, for anything except as a music player.

I've made a new call prototype, sounds very near the other, but I've with increased uneasy factor. Also trying to give some important leads to the <player>.

CONDITION = 74 FRIENDLY
ID = 74
Eliza here.
ID = 0
Hey, Eliza it's <player>.
ID = 74
Yup.
ID = 0
You knew that was me?
ID = 74
Weeell.. My phone may be old, by it still show who is calling me.
ID = 0
Oh, right.
ID = 74
So... What's up?
ID = 0
Not much, and with you?
ID = 74
Same old... Playing a little before go to training.
ID = 0
Training?
ID = 74
You know, I left the martial arts club, so I have to train by myself.
It's not as efficient as training with them but still... better than nothing.
ID = 0
You were on the martial arts club last year?
ID = 74
Yeah.
I'm sure that Nemoto passed me by now. Our matches always were tight.
#Nearly changing Yuriko's sister for some 2-B student member of the Martial arts club, Yuriko's route (due Eliza) is quoting Mayu soo many times that is starting to sound like "HEY!! Look at that! I can do cameos!!".
ID = 0
Why you've dropped?
ID = 74
...
That's a quite long sto...
#Sorry <player> but this would be a spoiler.
<b>What the?!</b> you can't just send Tenryuu out of formation like that!!
You twisted... If they sink my Shimakase I'll...
#I also felt like making a Kancolle crossover, Tenryuu's fault. :p
Err...
<player> you still there?
ID = 0
...yes.
ID = 74
Can we talk about this later?
ID = 0
Allright, good luck.
Bring your ships back home safely.
ID = 74
AFFECTION UP 10
I will.
ID = 0
(Eliza hung up.)


Edit: Another Cannonballing mad idea removed.

Edit @13:41 : Multirouting prototype code ID-7405.

Trigger:

STORY 3
DATING = 5
CONDITION = 5 LOVE and 49 DONE in ElizaMain.txt
PLACE = City
PRIORITY = High
CONTINUE
#These conditions basically means that Riho rested in your shouder when waling back home, while having a considerable high progress with Eliza.

Event:

CONDITION = 3 DONE
PLACE = School
ID = 74
Hey you.
ID = 0
Oh, hello Eliza, how you're doing?
ID = 74
SHOWCENTER
MUSIC = SouthCity.mp3
OTHER7
Terribly annoyed and with a serious desire to punch someone.
UNFRIENDLY
And you?
ID = 0
Ah... well... I'm okay.
What's up?
ID = 74
FRIENDLY
Oh, It's very fortunate you asked.
Someone think I'm blind, deaf and have some considerable brain damage.
So this particular person is trying to backstab me and mine friend.
NEUTRAL
Perhaps I should tell you her name, why not...
Riho Kaneshiro. You know that red-haired girl...
OTHER2
That were resting her head on you shoulder a few days ago!
DISLIKE
You both kissed after that didn't you? Riho is behaving exceptionally strange lately.
UNFRIENDLY
ID = 0
Eliza... calm down...
ID = 74
Why?!
NEUTRAL
To you pretend that nothing happened and date me and her again as much you like to?
LIKE
Yeah! why not? we should hang out the three of us at once...
LOVESICK
So you can brag to your friends how you can play us as toys!
LOVE
You can stand as the big guy saying "Look, I'm double dating two tsunderes! I'm the manlier guy in whole school!"
LOVESICK
"I can deceive, and stockpile them up, to date one each day of the week."
Who would get upset about it? No one can stand girls like us. You'd be considered a hero!
UNFRIENDLY
That's what you wanted to hear? <i>Dear.</i>
You know, Riho's head may be too thick to reality find a way in.
DISLIKE
But let I tell you one small thing.
OTHER2
<b>I. Am. Not. Your puppet!</b>
AFFECTION DOWN 50
STATE = DISLIKE
ID = 0
Can you at least what I have to say?!
ID = 74
DISLIKE
I can't. I don't want, and I'll beat the hell out of you if you try to force me.
UNFRIENDLY
So just get out of my way, and don't ever appear again.
DISLIKE
Hear Riho commending you mindlessly is painfully enough to anyone with some sense.
UNFRIENDLY
Farewell. <player>.
ERASECENTER
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Hey, Kevin, may I suggest:


CONDITION = 3 DONE
PLACE = School
ID = 0
Oh! Hey, Eliza! How you're doing?
ID = 74
SHOWCENTER
MUSIC = SouthCity.mp3
OTHER7
Terribly annoyed with a serious desire to punch someone.
# This is the kind of "weather forecast" somebody like Mayu could spout, if she was more of a wise-cracker.
UNFRIENDLY
And you?
ID = 0
Why's that?
ID = 74
FRIENDLY
Apparently, someone thinks I'm blind, deaf, and have some considerable brain damage. This particular person is trying to backstab me and my friend.
NEUTRAL
Perhaps I should tell you her name? Oh, why not. Kaneshiro Riho. You know. That red-haired girl.
OTHER2
I saw her resting her head on your shoulder a few days ago.
DISLIKE
You probably have kissed her after that! Even if you didn't, she's been behaving really strange lately!
UNFRIENDLY
ID = 0
Eliza. Calm down. Let me...
ID = 74
Why?!
NEUTRAL
So that you can pretend that nothing happened, and date us both as much you like?
LIKE
Yeah! Why not? We should hang out the three of us at once.
LOVESICK
Then, you can brag to your friends how you can play us as toys!
LOVE
You can stand up, saying "Look! I'm double-dating two girls! I'm the manliest guy in whole school!"
LOVESICK
"I can deceive 'em, stockpile 'em up, date one each day of the week."
Who would get upset about it? No one can stand girls like us. You'd be considered a hero!
UNFRIENDLY
That's what you'd like to hear, right? Riho's head may be too thick to detect something like this.
DISLIKE
But, let I tell you one small thing.
OTHER2
<b>I. Am. Not. Your. Puppet!</b>
AFFECTION DOWN 1
# I'm almost (key word: "almost") positive any amount here will do, as long as there is a pop-up...
STATE = DISLIKE
# ...since, now, it's being set to a specific level.
ID = 0
Can you at least hear what I have to say?
ID = 74
DISLIKE
I don't want to hear it, and I'll likely beat the hell out of you if you try and keep yapping.
UNFRIENDLY
Just get out of my way, and don't ever try to talk to me again.
DISLIKE
Hearing Riho commending you mindlessly is painful enough.
UNFRIENDLY
Farewell. <player>.
ERASE CENTER
I'd have the player say or think more in the above event.

Custom content creators have a tendency to forget the Player's aboundant inner monologues that helps the pacing. You wouldn't stand there, blank and thoughtless when someone is in the process of dumping you. Silently staring at what's going on doesn't work for drama unless it's justified; To listen to a character rant at you without any sort of reaction (even 'I froze in place from shock' or dot-dot-dot is better than nothing) takes away from gameplay - you have no one to associate yourself or symphatize with.
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Yeah, there should probably some kind of thought bubble in there from <player> Either something like...

ID = 0
(She's not letting me get a word in edgewise, is she?)


...then something else that fits. Like, I dunno...

ID = 0
(I... don't know how to respond to this.)


Though, to be honest, the second suggestion feels more "Marrend" than "<player>".
author=Dozen
I'd have the player say or think more in the above event.

Custom content creators have a tendency to forget the Player's aboundant inner monologues that helps the pacing. You wouldn't stand there, blank and thoughtless when someone is in the process of dumping you.

Oh lel, Marrend told something like that about the event I passed him by MP too.
Oks, let's try it again ^^
PLACE = School
ID = 0
Oh! Hey, Eliza! How you're doing?
ID = 74
SHOWCENTER
MUSIC = SouthCity.mp3
OTHER7
Terribly annoyed with a serious desire to punch someone.
# This is the kind of "weather forecast" somebody like Mayu could spout, if she was more of a wise-cracker.
UNFRIENDLY
And you?
ID = 0
Why's that?
ID = 74
FRIENDLY
Apparently, someone thinks I'm blind, deaf, and have some considerable brain damage. This particular person is trying to backstab me and my friend.
ID = 0
Seems serious, it's a classmate of yours?
UNFRIENDLY
It's serious, and the guy in question keeps thinking that I don't know anything about it by the way.
Perhaps I should tell you my friend name? Why not. Kaneshiro Riho. You know... That red-haired girl...
OTHER2
...That was resting her head on your shoulder a few days ago!
DISLIKE
You probably have kissed her after that! Even if you didn't, she's been behaving really strange lately.
UNFRIENDLY
ID = 0
Eliza. Calm down. Let me...
ID = 74
Why?!
NEUTRAL
So that you can pretend that nothing happened, and date us both as much you like?
LOVESICK
Yeah! Why not? We should hang out the three of us at once.
LIKE
Then, you can brag to your friends how you can play us as toys!
ID = 0
Can yo...
#"Can you stop a little, and hear what I have to say?"
#No, she doesn't seem to be in the mood for it...
(Instead of hearing me, she just continued even louder.)
(She's reeealy off the edge this time.)
ID = 74
LOVE
You can stand up, saying "Look! I'm double-dating two girls! I'm the manliest guy in whole school!"
LOVESICK
"I can deceive 'em, stockpile 'em up, date one each day of the week."
Who would get upset about it? No one can stand girls like us. You'd be considered a hero!
ID = 0
(I've motioned to grab her shoulder in a attempt to make her listen. But she knocked my arm aside halfway through.)
ID = 74
UNFRIENDLY
That's what you'd like to hear, right? Riho's head may be too thick to detect something like this.
ID = 74
But, let I tell you one small thing.
OTHER2
<b>I. Am. Not. Your. Puppet!</b>
AFFECTION DOWN 50
# The sound fx is modified when a higher value is specified
#So player can know that this will not pass as a simple affection down 10
STATE = DISLIKE
UNFRIENDLY
ID = 0
Now you can at least try to hear what I have to say?
ID = 74
DISLIKE
I don't want to hear it, and I'll likely beat the hell out of you if you try and keep yapping.
UNFRIENDLY
Just get out of my way, and don't ever try to talk to me again.
DISLIKE
Hearing Riho commending you mindlessly is painful enough.
UNFRIENDLY
Farewell. <player>.
ERASE CENTER


The prototype ID-7404a is a little more interactive :3
#I don't think that this event will ever happen as Eliza and Shihoko are dead opposites, one requires MIND and Soul, when the other PER and LOOKS
STORY 5
CONDITION = 40 DONE in game_stories_4.txt and 49 DONE in ElizaMain.txt
#Again the event 49, which means that you've ignored all abort flags.
#Event 40 is the one when player succeed the Masashi's challenge at the Hot springs.
#Now seriously, do this while dating Eliza? <player> is begging for a beating.
PLACE = Courtyard
ID = 0
(Break time, mine favorite time at school.)
(I've dropped my bag in one of the benches, I was about to sit down when someone grabbed me by the collar.)
What the heck Masa...
#Masashi? Nope.
ID = 74
SHOWCENTER
OTHER2
MUSIC = ProvingGround.mp3
<b>So, you and Shihoko had fun at the hot springs?!</b>
<b>You dirty piece of crap!!</b>
AFFECTION DOWN 50
STATE = DISLIKE
LOCK
ID = 0
(She knocked me at the nearest wall with force enough to make me break through a window. Luckly there wasn't one.)
What the <b>heck</b> are you doing?!
ID = 74
I'm going dig a hole on your empty head and stuck some damn sense into it! <b>That's what I'm doing!!</b>
Double dating is something unforgivable itself, but that... <b>that...</b>
You really thought that you would get away with jumping into the girl's section?
ID = 0
How you know abo...
(She knocked my head against the wall again.)
ID = 74
<b>Wrong answer bastard!</b>
Look, I don't give a damn if those bum's found it fun or whatsoever.
You know why I'm doing this scene? Don't worry, I'll tell you why.
PERSONALITY DOWN 5
<i>I want every decent girl in this school to know exactly what piece of shit you and Masashi are.</i>
UNFRIENDLY
You're lucky that I can't do much without a solid evidence. Otherwise, <i>I would burn your precious reputations to the ground.</i>
ID = 0
Hey now...
(She knocked my head against the wall once more.)
ID = 74
OTHER2
I've haven't asked you anything, did I?
So, <i>shut up</i> and listen!
UNFRIENDLY
Look at me. <i>Look me in the eyes.</i>
Alessa heard Shihoko and the girls exiting the when she entered there.
If I ever find out that you saw Alessa during one of your stunts... With or without evidence...
<b>I will hunt you down and crave your face into a new one. One without eyes.</b>
DISLIKE
Clear?
ID = 0
...
ID = 74
OTHER2
Now, I damn asked you something! <b>I've. Been. Clear?!</b>
ID = 0
Yes.
ID = 74
DISLIKE
Good.
Now disappear of my sight, I don't want to murder you. <i>Today.</i>
ERASECENTER
ID = 0
(I've got my bag and went to the roof.)
(I don't want to test how serious she were about that last line.)


Last, the sea spirits of crossover told me that Eliza could use a glove at the right hand to enhance her "trouble-seeker" side. As everyone known as a trouble-maker, ganster or whatsover have a "trademark" like Erik from VC2 or Johnny toothpick.

That's the OTHER2 tachie btw.
It's kind of cool when you think that have the Index middle and thumb fingers bare, let's you write normally and stuff while using the glove. Well, I've found it cool.
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Now that I'm at a good stopping point with Okiku, I can get back to work on Emiko!

What was I doing with her again? Oh. Riiiight.
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Call me stupid, or crazy, but I'm having some issues with what kind of name <player> would use for an online environment. My first thought was to use Ferdinand, the stroy-test name for <player> before it was changed to Kazuhiko, for the lutz....

ID = Ferdinand
Message: Hey, Emiko!
(There was a several minute pause before I got a response.)
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Okay, I give up.
Message: Who are you, and where should I know you from?
ID = Ferdinand
Message: I'm <player>.
Message: We were, um, supposed to meet here for a multiplayer game?
Message: Remember?
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Oooooh.
Message: Riiiiight.


...but I dunno. Could there be a better name for him?
Yay! online games!

Ferdinand sounds fine to me.
The idea of <player> using a alternate name as his Nick is interesting, maybe 'cause I do the same thing.
Is there some reference behind this name? One would help the PC be comfortable with it, guess that Emiko would like to know about it too...
It remembers me of Franz Ferdinand (From "Take me out" of GH3) :p

Or he could use something more "nicky" like our gamer girls, I dunno, way too many possibilities. But now I want this thing defined too. :3
author=Marrend
Call me stupid, or crazy, but I'm having some issues with what kind of name <player> would use for an online environment. My first thought was to use Ferdinand, the stroy-test name for <player> before it was changed to Kazuhiko, for the lutz....

ID = Ferdinand
Message: Hey, Emiko!
(There was a several minute pause before I got a response.)
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Okay, I give up.
Message: Who are you, and where should I know you from?
ID = Ferdinand
Message: I'm <player>.
Message: We were, um, supposed to meet here for a multiplayer game?
Message: Remember?
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Oooooh.
Message: Riiiiight.


...but I dunno. Could there be a better name for him?

Ferdinand sounds good enough, but there should be a reason for the <player> picking the name. The name means protection, courage, bravery, etc. It could be the meaning he likes, or maybe he just likes the sound. Perhaps an old friend had nicknamed him that since childhood. I dunno either.

Speaking of gamer girls, if Oracle_Askigaga plays online multiplayer games, than she surely would know of Nimbostratus..
Oh, wow. It's been a while! .-.

author=Kevincalanor
Yay! A new cute classmate for Alessa x3
I wonder how those bunch of jealous girls around Hinami will react to this :p


I wonder when someone will specifically make one of those jealous classmates :P
Nonetheless though, from what I've read from Eliza's story, they would make good friends. It's a shame that Alessa isn't being routed though.

author=Marrend
Call me stupid, or crazy, but I'm having some issues with what kind of name <player> would use for an online environment. My first thought was to use Ferdinand, the stroy-test name for <player> before it was changed to Kazuhiko, for the lutz....

ID = Ferdinand
Message: Hey, Emiko!
(There was a several minute pause before I got a response.)
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Okay, I give up.
Message: Who are you, and where should I know you from?
ID = Ferdinand
Message: I'm <player>.
Message: We were, um, supposed to meet here for a multiplayer game?
Message: Remember?
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Oooooh.
Message: Riiiiight.


...but I dunno. Could there be a better name for him?


Perhaps you could make a story where he doesn't know what to name his character. Emiko could possibly suggest the name.

Also something unrelated, I'm debating if I should
make Makoto a character that doesn't require clean mode on.
author=Render
Oh, wow. It's been a while! .-.
I wonder when someone will specifically make one of those jealous classmates :P
Nonetheless though, from what I've read from Eliza's story, they would make good friends. It's a shame that Alessa isn't being routed though.
She'll have a route someday, but I'll give preference to Yuriko's due the lower complexity, well that's almost the same thing.
The end of the co-work change completely Alessa's route, they're very caring about each other and as said on Eliza's route our LightWolf already have a piece of misfortune with lovelife.
When Eliza find out that these two are hanging out, she'll very likely throw <player> on a minefield, not a literal one I hope, to test if he's worthy. Any major failure will cause the ShadowWolf to stalk him down until it gets evidence enough to kick the guy away from her sister. Probably literally.
Don't even think about double dating.

So well, It's hard to make this route due:
- Alessa high capacity to overcome things. (Player will help with what?)
- Writing at least three variants of most events, due Eliza's influence.
- Fine-tune to don't make Eliza look like a Yandere towards Alessa.

author=Render
Also something unrelated, I'm debating if I should
make Makoto a character that doesn't require clean mode on.
That's interesting, as most chars requires it off. ^^
It worries me if the PC will have enough girls on the game tough, to the game flow well he'll need at least 4 built-in sized routes running. Otherwise the game will be more random encounters than story.

author=Mute
Speaking of gamer girls, if Oracle_Askigaga plays online multiplayer games, than she surely would know of Nimbostratus..
Woot, now we have RPG party! (Sachiko is the Nimbostratus?)
Nimbostratus, Oracle_Askigaga, ShadowWolf7 and Ferdinand!
Anyone knows Yuu's nickname? :3
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
So, you want a reason, huh? I was thinking along the lines of...

ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: I have to ask.
Message: Whatever possessed you to decide on that name?
ID = Ferdinand
Message: Funny story, that.
Message: When I was younger, complete strangers came up to me and called me that.
Message: It was, like
Message: totally out of the blue.
Message: It was weird, but I guess it stuck with me all these years.
# Actually, this is a reference to the name <player> had in Story Test mode mode before it became Kazuhiko.
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Yeah, that DOES sound weird!

*Edit: There's weirder reasons for on-line names, right?
Fair enough, some guys have a "Bob" face, others look more "John Smith", why not someone looking Ferdinandish? Someone is Ferdinandish when he look alike Franz Ferdinand?

And... I have to ask, what's behind Emiko's nickname?

Edit: There's weirder reasons for on-line names, right?
Taking that years ago I brought up my "surname" shuffling random car brands, guess I can't contest that. I wonder why that guy on minecraft decided to nickname himself Kill3rTaco tough. :p

On a almost off-topic side note, can we nickname Yuu after her theme? (GlassRose)
I was thinking about a reference at the Game Center. :3

EDIT: Forgot 'bout this.
author=Render
I wonder when someone will specifically make one of those jealous classmates :P
Nonetheless though

Lol, I thought about it for Yuriko's route, but avoided specifying built-in support chars. As council member she often will have to talk over problematic students.
Anyone got ideas of how they should look?
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
author=Kevincalanor
And... I have to ask, what's behind Emiko's nickname?


In-route, it's one of the characters she's made. With a certain option, <player> makes some choice commentary about said character. The commentary within that STORY expresses her frustrations about the character, though they also express my own frustrations with Emiko's route before the re-write.

The other reference this makes is the floating-in-my-head-somewhere idea that is Oracle of Askigaga. Though, that information is in her profile, should one choose to look.
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
So, because I want to emulate a chat-room-style conversation, the event code for Emiko's date is probably going to look like...


STORY 19
CONDITION = 18 DONE
# Set up the date with Emiko.
DATING = 25
PLACE = Bedroom
ID = 0
(I see Emiko's already there. Unless somebody else uses "Oracle_Askigaga" as a username? Let's try sending her a message.)
ID = Ferdinand
Message: Hey, Emiko!
ID = 0
(There was a several minute pause before I got a response.)
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Okay, I give up. Message: Who are you, and where should I know you from?
MUSIC = Emiko\Day (Fionnhodgson).mp3
# Her theme kicks in, as this is, technically, an apperance.
ID = Ferdinand
Message: I'm <player>. Message: We were, um, supposed to meet here for a multiplayer game?
Message: Remember?
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Oh. Message: Riiiiight.
ID = 0
(I shook my head, but didn't write anything.)
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: I have to ask. Message: Whatever possessed you to decide on that name?
ID = Ferdinand
Message: Funny story, that. Message: When I was younger, complete strangers came up to me and called me that.
Message: It was, like Message: totally out of the blue. Message: It was weird, but I guess it stuck with me all these years.
# Actually, this is a reference to the name <player> had in Story Test mode mode before it became Kazuhiko.
ID = Oracle_Askigaga
Message: Yeah, that DOES sound weird!

I'm noting that 40-character maximum that I quoted Ertad earlier was not correct. That was based on doing a test-message in RPG Maker XP's message window with the text of....


01234567890123456789012345678901234567890
00000000001111111111222222222233333333334

I honesty didn't think that the fact that the font wasn't mono-spaced would be as much of a factor as it was for this scene.


Too-long-didn't-read version: If you need to force multiple lines in the same textbox for whatever reason, type it out normally, with a temporary/test STORY. In Story Test Mode, see which characters are on the next line (if any), and try to base your spacing on that.

*Edit: Ughhh! Sorry for the page-breaking on this post!
How strange it works fine for me(3 lines in abox max 40 words each if not it goes down) but works fine otherwise...
*40 latters(sorry hope Iwritten it right)
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
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@Ertad: It's "40 letters". Or "40 characters on a line".

Anyway, I'm totally going to be using the fact that I have a copy of RPG Maker XP, and an empty project. I've since cleaned up the scene, having the minimum amount of white space that is necessary for this word-wrap technique. The way some of the lines are written would make an English teacher cry, but this is chat-room conversation. It would probably happen anyway.