Fable Maker - 0.6.3: QOL improvements

Hello Fablers!

Here's another update with mostly QOL improvements and the beginnings for supporting other languages! There is now an options box on the main menu which will allow you to change the master volume of Fable Maker as well as change your language. Currently the language options are limited to English, Japanese and Spanish and Japanese is not properly supported yet due to font issues. So language support is far from properly implemented, but i've made some decent progress.

Spanish is the most supported language (other than English). Changing your language will translate most of the UI elements to your chosen language. I did use Google Translate to write these translations, so they are going to be far from perfect, but I hope they are enough for people to use Fable Maker. Not everything is translated either, as I have to provide every phrase individually and huge blocks of text like the version log and help guide are not easily translatable. Also, there was no significance to me choosing Spanish as the first supported language, the only reason I chose Spanish is because it is similar enough to English and font support was really easy.

I do want to improve language support and add more languages. Firstly I will try to improve translations for Spanish and Japanese, mainly focusing on Japanese as Visual Novels and similar mediums are highly enjoyed and created by Japanese people and I'd love to support them more. I do also want to support other languages like Arabic but since they are right-to-left languages, this will take a lot more work.

If you'd like to help with translations, contact me through our Discord Server! UI Translations are fairly easy and are all stored within an google sheets file. So I could allow others to contribute to translations of UI if people were interested.

As well as language support, 0.6.3 adds BBcode support for Text Adventures as promised in my last post! So you can spice up text adventures with text effects and animations as well. 

On top of this, I have added a few QOL improvements to the story editor which allow you to type multiple lines of text in on story text row and text wraps around within the story text box instead of being clipped. I've also added some syntax colouring for tags used in Fable Maker, like [] for bbcode, $() for VN name box and ${} for inserting variables. This will help readabliity when writing stories and let you know what is what when adding special elements like bbcode.

Another minor QOL improvment is that changing text colour and background colour within the editor will actually appear within the story text box. So you can quickly see how your text will appear within your actual stories!

There are a few bugs that would have crashed Fable Maker in the previous version. So I'd recommend updating to this version!

That's all for now, I'm not exactly sure what I'll be working on next or when the next update will be out, but stay tuned there's still a lot that I want to add!



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