Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by step

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Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by step

Postby krenisis » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:46 am

Ok hi and welcome to Game Editor . Iam sure for everyone who has played a game , the 1st image that pops up when they load the game is the title screen. On the title screen you have many options like start game , help , exit, and of course the title of your game. So lets begin by making a title screen.
The 1st thing you need to do is add all your actors, for this tutorial you need 4. Name your actors the same as you see here to avoid any confusion. Go ahead and add

MyGame
start
help
exit

Ok now that you add these actors go ahead and add the animations. If you dont have any animations, I supplied them in the data folder of the zip file.

Take your time and dont rush. Now place the icons like you see in the picture. Next part is the coding
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Postby krenisis » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:53 am

Ok now your title screen is the MyGame actor. This is just the title ,so we dont need any commands for that. Go ahead and click on Start actor

Click on start//click on add// click on mouse down//left click the mouse//click on add action//click on script editor//

Now click on variables/functions tab on the lower part of the screen// look for the command ...LoadGame..and click on that command.
Now a small window will appear with a space for you to type in. Now type in the space the name of the 1st level of your game.
For example ...level1

Ok take a second to relax you did good only 2 more start screen tabs to work on Help and Exit. You have completed the 1st step.
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Postby krenisis » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:01 am

Ok now for the next step.

Click on help//click on add// click on mouse down//left click the mouse//click on add action//click on script editor//

Now click on variables/functions tab on the lower part of the screen// look for the command ...LoadGame..and click on that command.
Now a small window will appear with a space for you to type in. Now type in the space the name of the help game that you made.
example... help1

Now press ok and immediate action



OK for the last button the exit button
Click on exit//click on add// click on mouse down//left click the mouse//click on add action//click on script editor//

Now click on variables/functions tab on the lower part of the screen// look for the command ...ExitGame..and click on that command.

Now click ok and immediate action!

Ok now Iam proud of you , you have completed the 1st step in making your game by making your title screen. I look foward to seeing the rest of the game your making. If you need help making a platform game just look for the platform game step by step tutorial. GoodLuck in making games :D :D
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Postby Hblade » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:38 am

Nice! :D
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby Bee-Ant » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:27 am

Nice tutorial :D
But remember, since this is a tutorial for beginners, add more screenshot on how to do it.
Beginners can memorize graphics better than text :D
So, instead of describe this :
krenisis wrote:Click on help//click on add// click on mouse down//left click the mouse//click on add action//click on script editor//

You better use :
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Postby krenisis » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:05 pm

Bee-ant what did you use to take photos on your computer?
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby Scorpion50o1 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:54 am

u can use print screen and paste in paint and just crop it :D
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby jaketang » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:16 pm

um hey im new but can you help me i need help can you do Charators if so please do a tutorial on that if you have well i havent seen it yet
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby NightOfHorror » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:05 pm

This will help me
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby NightOfHorror » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:36 pm

When I press command"LoadGame" it just adds command to code in script editor
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby Orlando911 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:42 pm

when I wrote the path of my game witch is : C:\Users\Diamond\Desktop\gameEditor\my tutorial\jump.GED

I got msg : I llegal character escape sequence "\U"

how can I solve it ?

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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby skydereign » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:38 pm

You have to escape the \s used in your file path.
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LoadGame("C:\\Users\\Diamond\\Desktop\\gameEditor\\my tutorial\\jump.GED");
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby Orlando911 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:13 pm

I did that, but when I run the game, and press the picture of start game, i got msg, this is not valid game ?

so do I have to but the game in the same folder ?

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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby skydereign » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:03 am

Yeah, it seems they do have to be in the same folder. It looked like some things don't need to be from the Script Reference, but really I believe they do. In that case though, just use this.
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LoadGame("gameName.ged");


Also, try to use .ged instead of .GED. That way if you ever export to Linux, it will work properly.
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Re: Basic How to make a title screen menu tutorial step by s

Postby Orlando911 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:38 pm

so now how to export all of them in one application ???

because it seem that you have 2 get files , ( game, help ) .

I want to export them in one application, so how do I do it ?
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