There are a number of frequently-asked questions regarding ONScripter-EN and PONScripter, so Uncle is finally making a FAQ page for them. Feel free to comment on this page with questions you think should be addressed here.
- I have an NScripter game that I’m trying to run using ONScripter, but nothing happens when I start onscripter-en. What’s wrong with it?
You are probably missing the required font file, “default.ttf”. This zip archive contains a font file based on the freely-available Linux Sazanami font, which should do the job for most games. Put the ‘default.ttf’ into your game directory and restart onscripter-en.
- I get the following error when I try to run onscripter-en: “Could not find the font file ‘default.ttf’.”
See answer to #1.
- My NScripter game had a menubar where I can change the text speed and windowed/fullscreen settings, or have it skip through a scene. How do I do these things in ONScripter?
ONScripter doesn’t support menubars at this time, but you can use keystrokes to accomplish the same tasks — check this list of keystroke commands.
- I was playing a game using ONScripter-EN, and all of a sudden there’s no sound! How do I get it back?
You probably hit the ‘M’ key, which toggles muting the sound. Try hitting it again and see if the sound comes back.
- I was playing a game using ONScripter, and all of a sudden it’s showing entire pages of text all at once instead of displaying them a bit at a time. What’s happening?
It’s possible that the game is doing that intentionally (i.e. using a textspeed of 0 at that point in the story), but you may have hit the ‘O’ key, which toggles ‘page-at-once’ mode. Try hitting it again and see if any further text display is back to normal.