Help Advanced

Yanfly Engine 6 – Help Window Advanced

Last Updated: 2011.11.09
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This script gives you the ability to expand the help window’s number of lines up to a maximum of 4 times. You will be able to use unique text codes in your help descriptions to change text colour, font, place in icons, and more.

This script also contains Lunatic Mode for those who wish to have custom descriptions that vary for items and skills.

Help Description REGEXP Codes

Code:       Effect:
\v[x]       Writes variable x’s value.
\n[x]       Writes actor x’s name.
\c[x]       Changes the colour of the text to x.

|      Line Break.

\fn[x]      Changes the font name to x. Set to 0 to reset font name.
\fs[x]      Changes the font size to x. Set to 0 to reset font size.
\fb         Changes the font to bold and back.
\fi         Changes the font to italic
\fh         Changes the font to shadowed and back.

\i[x]       Draws icon ID x into the message window.
\ii[x]      Writes item ID x’s name with icon included.
\iw[x]      Writes weapon ID x’s name with icon included.
\ia[x]      Writes armour ID x’s name with icon included.
\is[x]      Writes skill ID x’s name with icon included.
\it[x]      Writes state ID x’s name with icon included.

\nc[x]      Writes class ID x’s name.
\ni[x]      Writes item ID x’s name.
\nw[x]      Writes weapon ID x’s name.
\na[x]      Writes armour ID x’s name.
\ns[x]      Writes skill ID x’s name.
\nt[x]      Writes state ID x’s name.

\X[x]       Custom conversion code used for Lunatic Mode.
\X[x:y]     Custom conversion code used for Lunatic Mode.
\X[x:y:z]   Custom conversion code used for Lunatic Mode.

Module Settings

Here, you can adjust the basic settings that govern all the help windows found in the game such as the number of lines it has, the font size, etc.

LINES
Maximum lines is 4. Minimum is 1.
FONT_SIZE
Original default font size is 20.
FIX_SCENE_ITEM
FIX_SCENE_SKILL
FIX_SCENE_EQUIP
FIX_SCENE_FILE
Depending on whether or not you have custom scene scripts, you can choose whether or not you want certain scenes to be automatically modified via this script.

FIX_BATTLE_ITEM
FIX_BATTLE_SKILL
This part adjusts the help window for what windows use the help window in the default battle scene. This does not adjust the windows for custom battle scripts. For custom battle scripts, you will need to manually adjust them to fit in an expanded help window.

N0_NAME
This adjusts the text that appears when \N[0] is used in a scene without an active battler or in a scene that is unsupported by the Help Window.

And that’s all, folks!

5 comments on “Help Advanced

  1. This seems to be very well-suited to short/long differentiation in help text.

    (Oh hey, you’re alive!)

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