Learning ChoiceScript: Part 10: Customizing the Stat Screen

Learning ChoiceScript

ChoiceScript is a scripting language from Choice of Games LLC for creating choose-you-own-adventure games.


 

Customizing the Stat Screen

When playing a ChoiceScript game, there is a button label “Show Stats” that shows values associated with the game. This “stat screen” has an exclusive command not available in other files: *stat_chart.

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Like other scenes, the Stat screen allows for using text formatting and other styling. However, the use of the *stat_screen is limited to three types of value displays: percent, text, and opposed_pairs.

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Percent

When used with the *stat_chart command, percent shows the value as a percentage with a default horizontal bar.

Text

When used with the *stat_chart command, text shows the value as a string, either showing the number, characters, or other combinations of the two.

Opposed Pairs

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The command *opposed_pairs computes a total percentage based on the values of two values and creates a horizontal bar with both values shown within it.

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Customizing

While values can be used with the different types of percenttext, and opposed_pairs, labels can also be given to the variables.

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The label for the values follows after the value and type to show.

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Value Opposed to Itself

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When written with a single value, the opposed_pair type can also show percentages with values for its percentage up to a value of 100.

Multiple uses of *stat_chart

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The command *stat_chart can be used multiple times on the Stat screen, allowing for labels for sections or additional descriptions between statistic sections.

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