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    The *input_text command is used for displaying a text box that allows the player to type in some English alphanumeric characters. It is commonly used to allow the player to input a name for their character.


In order to use this command, you must *create a string variable in startup.txt (or create a *temp (temporary) variable in the scene file) to be modified by the player's input.

*temp first_name ""

What is your name?

*input_text first_name

In this case, the player's input is being saved to a "string" (textual) variable called "first_name", allowing it to be used in the story as required, such as displaying on the Stats screen, or spoken by another character when addressing the player-character.

More commands / functions
Choice *choice, *fake_choice, *disable_reuse, *hide_reuse, *allow_reuse, *selectable_if
Variable *create, *temp, *set, Arithmetic operators, *delete, *input_number, *input_text, *print, *rand
Conditional *if, *elseif, *else, Multireplace
Goto *label, *goto, *goto_scene, *goto_random_scene, *gosub, *gosub_scene, *finish
Formatting Bold text, Italic text, *image, *line_break, *page_break, *link, *stat_chart
Miscellaneous *comment, *scene_list, *title, *author, *achieve, *achievement, *check_achievements, *bug, *ending, *more_games, *share_this_game, *show_password, *script, Implicit Control Flow