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README.markdown

README : twee2sam

This tool is intended to convert Twee projects (that you can export from Twine) into SAM projects. With it, it's possible to create Sega Master System adventure games using Twine.

Currently, it supports a subset of the Twine commands; so far, only links and images are supported.

You can see a working example at example/simple; run Compile.bat to make it run.

Compiled version

You can get a compiled version from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1235428/sms/twee2sam-2015-05-27a.rar

Or from the SMSPower thread

Image support

The images must be in the png format, have a resolution of 256x144, and can't have more than 16 colors. Be careful to not use an exceedingly detailed image, as SAM can't display images with more than 320 tiles.

Commands

[img[imagename.png]]

Displays an image

<<pause>>

Forces a page break or, if there's no text, just waits for the user to press any button.

<<set variable to expression>>

Sets the value of a variable to the value of the expression.

Examples:

<<set variable1 = 42 >>

<<set variable1 = variable2 >>

<<set variable1 = 42 - 24 >>

<<set variable1 = variable1 + variable2 >>

In general terms, the basic Twine math operations (+, -, /, * ) are supported in the form:

target = operand1 operator operand2

Either or both of the operands can be variables. Compound operations (in parenthesis) are not supported.

<<print variable >>

Outputs the value of the given variable in a text passage.

<<if expression>>...<<endif>>

Conditionally executes the code between <<if >> and <<endif>> if the expression evaluates to true.

Examples:

<<if variable1 is True >>...<<endif>>

<<if variable1 gt 99 >>...<<endif>>

<<if variable1 lt variable2 >>...<<endif>>

Note: <<else>> is not implemented yet.

<<call passage >>

Calls a passage of text - this is effectively how twee2sam converts the Twine passages into a link story, however it can also be used to call out to specific subroutines.

Examples:

<<call inventory_passage >>

A call is most often used to jump to another text passage, once you have finished with the 'subroutine' passage, you can return back to the original position with the return command:

Example:

<<return>>

The two above commands allow you to have 'subroutines' unconnected from your main Twine story which can be called from anywhere without using the traditional [[link]] syntax and then return back to the previous position - this would normally require the subroutine to know which passage to return back to, which does not work easily with subroutines that may be called from many different locations (high score screens, inventory/player status, a pause menu etc).

<<jump passage>>

Jumps to a passage, when you don't need a return to the original passage. The difference is on the command. This will generate a S.A.M "j" command, instead of a "c" command.

<<music "filename.epsgmod">>

Plays music in .epsgmod format, as exported by Mod2PSG2

&nbsp;

Acts as a non-breaking space.

Expressions

Certain commands, like <<set>gt;, <<print>gt; and <<if>gt; can take an expression as a parameter; the supported operators are:

Boolean operators:

  • expr1 or expr2: returns true if either of the expressions is true.
  • expr2 and expr2: returns true only if both of the expressions are true.
  • not expr: turns true into false and vice versa.
  • constants: true and false are supported; also, any numeric value that equals zero is considered false, while any nonzero numeric values are considered true.

Comparison operators:

  • expr1 < expr2: returns true if the value of the first expression is less than that of the second expression.
  • expr1 <= expr2: returns true if the value of the first expression is less than or equal to that of the second expression.
  • expr1 > expr2: returns true if the value of the first expression is more than that of the second expression.
  • expr1 >= expr2: returns true if the value of the first expression is more than or equal to that of the second expression.
  • expr1 == expr2: returns true if both expressions have the same value.
  • expr1 is expr2: returns true if both expressions have the same value.
  • expr1 != expr2: returns true if the values of both expressions differ from each other.
  • expr1 <> expr2: returns true if the values of both expressions differ from each other.

Math operators:

  • expr1 + expr2: Adds the values of both expressions.
  • expr1 - expr2: Subtracts the value of the second expression from the first expression.
  • expr1 * expr2: Multiplies the values of both expressions.
  • expr1 / expr2: Divides the value of the first expression by the second expression.
  • expr1 % expr2: Returns the remaider of the division of the value of the first expression by the second expression.

History

2015-01-08: Implemented actual expression support.

2015-01-04: Added print, basic math functions and gt, and lt operators. Added external tiddlywiki source files.

2014-02-19: Updated SAM to use PS Gaiden compression.

2014-02-17: Corrected word wrapping bug.

2014-02-01: Implemented the <<set>> and <<if>> commands.

2014-01-30: Implemented text buffer overflow checking and also implemented the <<pause>> command.

2014-01-27: Generated a compiled exe version of twee2sam.py, so that people can use the tool without having Python installed.

2014-01-26: Implemented image displaying support.

2014-01-23: First working version. Links are supported.

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