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How do i make text appear on my screen in GZDoom Builder?

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I'm currently working on a project that is very story based, and slow paced and I want to be able to make text appear on screen that will help the player understand what is going on; as if the character you're playing as is thinking to himself. Is there anyway to do this?

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For GZDoom (see the WIKI):

  • Print
  • Hudmessage
  • GZDoom Strife Dialog Format
  • MAPINFO/Conversation number definition
  • prerecorded sound sequences (PlaySound)
  • etc


If you made your maps in a HUB system you could also add text (entertext/exittext)

in MAPINFO/Cluster definition as intermission text.


Or, perhaps, textures which are just text, as in

ZDoomEditDemo_v1_2 by Mr. Tee

Edited by Kappes Buur

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If using UDMF format for GZDoom you could use a script like this:

#include "zcommon.acs"

script 1 (void)            //TEXT
    HUDMSG_PLAIN, 1, CR_GRAY, 0.1, 0.9, 5.0);

    Delay (35*5);

    HUDMSG_PLAIN, 1, CR_SAPPHIRE, 0.1, 0.9, 5.0);

This will display "TYPE YOUR MESSAGE HERE" in grey text in the bottom left of the screen, 5 seconds later it will change to "TYPE YOUR SECOND MESSAGE HERE" in the same spot in blue (sapphire). This is just an example.

Check the following link for different text colours, parameters and screen positioning. Play around with it and see what you come up with.


Edited by Doom-X-Machina

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