Utter silliness (ver. 0.2)
Hello and welcome to those who decided to drop by on a whim, this is a small update to the old jam game, A shade of blue!
Ths smallest of small updates, fixing something that seems to have passed me by somehow, is finally live?! After a large number of reports that consistently told me things were buggy??! It's more likely thank you think...
Which, in my unknowing defence, did work out when I tested it on my main computer and on a seperate device.
However I got a number of comments informing me things weren't going as intended... I thought to myself, what could possibly be happening? It played well when I ran it through ren'py, and it ran well when I downloaded the backup onto my tablet. I only had two flags!! And they were just true/false checks!! So what's the deal? Did I screw up that badly?
For some history, this is the first game that I've made in ren'py that utilized flags and conditional statements. My absolute brick of a brain thought this would work:
init: default smallkey = False ## label start: show key $ smallkey += True
Because as a self-taught programmer equipped with nothing but the documentation and my own brain dictating the words, this seemed right!!!
Turns out, setting True/False statements only requires an '=' rather than '+=' which is applied to numbers. Needless to say, slamming my head against the wall occurred shortly after the revelation.
init: default smallkey = False ## label start: show key $ smallkey = True
Now this makes sense. It's utterly ridiculous but since nothing came up wrong on my end, I felt like I could have never known unless this silly thing kept happening consistently, over and over again. And it did!! In Danganronpa Lapse's prologue and most recently in In Good Company did I find my same habitual setting True with '+=' shenanigans... So I decided to come all the way back to the first game where I utilized the flags system and got to the bottom of it. I only had the two flags and was simply left in bewilderment as such small statements caused so much trouble...
I'm disappointed in myself, but now I know for certain in the future I will not be flubbing up this bad!! Haha, mistakes happen for a reason I suppose.
Thanks for reading, I will be updating all my shoddy work in other games that utilized flags so this tomfoolery doesn't happen again!!! It's embarassing.
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