The HappyTear Text Engine is a powerful and fully customizable dialogue engine for RPGs, platformer and pretty much every kind of game.
Note: It does currently not work on HTML5. It should work on all other platforms and was tested on Linux, Windows and Android.
\ * Infinite=As much as a ds_map can take in Game Maker, which is a lot!
Fixed ANOTHER a bug that was created due to an oversight and change in GM 1.4.1451
Related bug fix in GM 1.4.1451
Version 0.9.6. Published October 28, 2014
Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1451
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It is the best one.
Love it! <3
I really like this asset and it's FREE !
Seems nice i guess but idk how to use it
Anyone know where the documentation is?
It's really good! They should make like a fourm for it
Overall decent, great for a free product
For me it was a bit clunky and overly complex BUT its free, and the documentation and comments are top notch. Hard to argue with the price. It does what's advertised but don't expect to drag and drop this into your project. I'm looking for a light weight solution and this wasn't really it.
Probably one of the best I have seen.
You should make this paid, I have bought many dialog systems but when I found this I thought "oh its probably bad because its not paid for" Not a good thought. But make this paid friend, its worth it for anyone.
Want NPC dialog? DEFINITELY USE THIS!
I don't know what else to say, it's a great dialog engine. I have one suggestion though, answers. For example: you walk into an inn (inside your game, ofcourse), and you ask the worker to sleep for a night (the inn's function is to refill all of your hearts for some coins. So you chat with the worker and she'll say "Want to sleep the night for 5 coins?", and you get too choices, yes or no (but maybe make it so you can have an infinite ammount of choices). If you say yes it will take 5 coins and you go to sleep (that's another suggestion of mine, make it so you can run commands other than things that have to do with dialog). Anyways, that's it!
Better than any paid option I've seen
Compared to others, it has a relatively limited set of features, but on the other hand, it has clear examples that showcase everything it can do, the features it has are pretty much all that would be needed, and the code is pretty commented so any simple fixes are easy to do.
But that would only give it a 3/5 rating. No. The best comes in what for me are two important parts:
It does NOT store the texts as external files, which while could be handy and easy to manage it can also quickly become a mess of nonsense (and makes it more compatible!)
And this engine is made in such a way that adding features is not only a feasible thing to do, but also certainly easy! No more "Oh how I wish this thing could do this and that, if only I could add it", because it's actually a thing that can be done!
Hmm... I'm wondering if I could hit it hard enough to make it work in HTML5...
[EDIT]: I think I may have managed to make it work, though it's more a bandaid fix than anything.
Very well made, indeed.
The amount of work that went into this text engine is unreal. Far better than most paid versions on the marketplace. Incredibly feature rich text / dialogue engine! Only one thing could make it better.... (below).
[EDIT] Still eagerly awaiting a question / answer feature to be implemented into this! :)
Very Welll Made!
Fully functional text engine that is easy to understand.
This engine is pure gold.
The documentation and the demo is very good.
I think all scripts, demos and engines that are sold in the Marketplace should aim to have this kind of documentation and support. Great work! I'm looking forward to the updates and the fixes for html5
This review was left for a previous version of this asset.