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TXMP << Other file types >> WMCL

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general notes

  • The xml code on this page is compatible with onisplit v0.9.61.0
  • Console text pages can be called via BSL command "text_console". In fact they don't need a console, you can call up a page in any function you like.
  • TxtC's are normally level specific (levelX_...), but could be made global (level0_...).

BSL support

console_activate console_id:int
console_deactivate console_id:int
console_reset console_id:int (resets a console to initial state)
text_console name:string

two example functions

### called up by a console
func void console_jump(string ai_name)
	text_console level_1g
	console_reset 18

### called up by a random function, pops up when player performs Konoko's first punch
func just_show_me_a_page
	chr_wait_animation 0 KONCOMcomb_p
	text_console level_1f

XML structure

Think of "instances" (#N) as file sections, they go from 1 to N. 0 is the header: always "TxtC".

Every TxtC contains one instance of type IGPA.
Every IGPA contains a number of instances of type IGPG.
Every IGPG contains a number of instances of type IGSA.
Every IGSA contains a number of instances of type IGSt.
IGPA means a page array (think of it as a little book)
IGPG means a page
IGSA means a (text) string array
IGSt means a (text) string
Take care of the structure and the cake is yours.

The following IDs are taken from "TxtClevel_1f.xml" and serve as an example:

#0 (TxtC instance) links to #1 (IGPA instance)
#1 (IGPA instance) links from #2 up to #4 (IGPG instances, here we have 3 pages as you see)
#2 (IGPG instance) links to #32 (IGSA instances)
#3 (IGPG instance) links to #20 (IGSA instances)
#4 (IGPG instance) links to #6 (IGSA instances)
#5 corresponds to the TSFFTahoma placeholder
#6 (IGSA instance) links from #7 up to #19 (IGSt Instances)
#20 (IGSA instance) links from #21 up to #31 (IGSt Instances)
#32 (IGSA instance) links from #33 up to #43 (IGSt Instances)

If you modify or create a new file you can use #5 for anything you like because OniSplit reindexes the instances when packing. The TSFFTahoma placeholder doesn't need to be present in your file.

XML tags and options

TxtC instance tags

<Pages> (link to IGPA instance)

IGPA instance tags

<Pages> (every link represents a page)
<Link> (links to an IGPG instance)

IGPG instance tags

<Font> (defines the font in case it isn't defined in the IGSt instance)
<Color> (RGB range, e.g. <Color>255 0 77</Color>)
<Size> (10 and 12 are usually used)
<Image> (links to a TXMP or PSpc file)
<Text1> (links to an IGSA instance)
<Text2> (not used by TxtC)

IGSA instance tags

<Link> (links to an IGSt instance)

IGSt instance tags

<Flags> (Every IGSt can use own properties. The <Flag> tag let you enable these. Add "Size" when you want to get a new font size, add "Color" when you want to get a new font color, etc..)
<Text> (Contains the actual text but can also create a bare paragraph (see example at instance #46). You can use &gt; to produce > and &lt; to produce <.)


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
   <TxtC id="0">
   <IGPA id="1">

You can display a little image if you use the image tag in the IGPG instance. (Either non-animated TXMP or PSpc.)

<Text2> cannot be used for TxtC because there isn't a note/hint field.

   <IGPG id="2">
           <Color>116 208 255</Color>
           <Flags>Family Style Color Size</Flags>

Instance number 5 has a space between the text tags (<Text> </Text>) to produce a new paragraph. A single space isn't valid unless you add a special attribute to the text tag like that "<Text xml:space="preserve"> </Text>".

   <IGSA id="3">
   <IGSt id="4">
           <Color>116 208 255</Color>
           <Flags>Style Color Size</Flags>
       <Text>That's a blue caption.</Text>
   <IGSt id="5">
           <Color>0 0 0 0</Color>
       <Text xml:space="preserve"> </Text>
   <IGSt id="6">
           <Color>150 150 150</Color>
           <Flags>Color Size</Flags>
       <Text>And that's a white, smaller text.</Text>