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Old January 16th, 2014 (4:23 AM).
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If you're dissatisfied with even the fastest text speed and exp. gain bar animation speed then this tutorial is
for YOU! *points finger*

This short tutorial will teach you how to make the text speed in Pokémon Essentials twice as fast with a little trick
and how to make exp. gain bar animation duration same for all exp. gain amounts (for example, gaining 50 exp
and 500 exp will take the same amount of time).

Note: This tutorial is written for version 13.

This is how I did it in my game. First, you should find the updateInternal method
in script SpriteWindow. The first line of the method should look like this:

[email protected]<0 ? @frameskip.abs : 1
After that line, add this:

curcharskip += 1
This will make all text in messages appear a lot faster. How does it work? Instead of showing one letter by letter
it will show (at least) two letters at a time. However, if we do this, then a problem arises in pokémon battles. If the text
appears too fast, before the "pokéball appearing" animation is over, the battle will freeze. So, we introduce a
control variable that will turn on the char skip only during non-battle messages (made with Show Message).
We update the above line like so:

curcharskip += 1 if $skip_one_more
Next step is to initialize the global variable $skip_one_more. Insert this in the Settings script, first line.

$skip_one_more = false
It should be false by default, and true only when we're showing messages. So let's turn it on in method
Kernel.pbMessage (script PokemonMessages, line 1010). Insert this as the first line in the method:

$skip_one_more = true
And insert this before the last line (return ret)

$skip_one_more = false
That's it! If you'd like to have an option of choosing this text speed, you could add another control variable
that together with $skip_one_more activates the char skip. For example:

curcharskip += 1 if $skip_one_more && $hyper_text_speed_ACTIVATE

On to the exp. bar animation.

Add this on the end of the method animateEXP (script PokeBattle_ActualScene, line 691)

    @expAnimSpeed = (newexp - oldexp) / 60.0
    @expAnimSpeed = 1 if @expAnimSpeed < 1
In method update, on line 811, there should be:

@currentexp += 1
Overwrite that line with this:

@currentexp += @expAnimSpeed
@currentexp = @endexp if @currentexp > @endexp
That's it. Now to explain what's going on here. Firstly, we set some animation parameters. @expAnimSpeed is
calculated as a difference between new exp. and old, divided by 60. This is equivalent to calculating speed from
distance and time needed to cross that distance. Here, we want to cross the "distance" between new exp. and
old exp. in 60 frames, regardless of that distance's length. If the speed is less than 1, we set it to 1, because
minimally, we want to gain 1 exp per frame.

The second part is in the update method. Instead of increasing the current exp by 1, we increase it by
@expAnimSpeed, and if we go beyond the @endexp, we set the @currentexp back to @endexp

If you've tried it and it works, a thanks will suffice. No credits are needed.

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Old January 16th, 2014 (10:53 AM).
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That's pretty cool, great job! I'm testing it right now, but it works very well

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Old March 1st, 2014 (3:15 AM).
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I never asked for this but thanx alot for this The exp SE I seem can't get it from google
because the quietness when gaining EXP is borring
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Old March 30th, 2014 (11:31 PM).
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you have a sound for the xp game theRiovile2?
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Old May 8th, 2014 (7:19 AM).
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Nice tip!

First, you reverse it. 'curcharskip += 1 if $skip_one_more' should be 'curcharskip += 1 if !$skip_one_more'.

To solve the freeze problem, after each 'pbDisplayPaused(_INTL("{1}\r\nwould like to battle!",@opponent.fullname))' line and 'pbDisplayPaused(_INTL("{1} and {2} want to battle!",@opponent[0].fullname,@opponent[1].fullname))' line, add:

    while @scene.inPartyAnimation?
Doing this, the $skip_one_more stuff is unnecessary.
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Old October 21st, 2014 (11:10 AM).
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Sorry but I do not understand where I have to put $ skip_one_more = true in the script PokemonMessages
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Jeez, doesn't work if you have a Pokemon with speed boost or leftovers. It just endlessly get exp.
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Old May 9th, 2015 (10:03 AM).
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Originally Posted by Courtland View Post
Jeez, doesn't work if you have a Pokemon with speed boost or leftovers. It just endlessly get exp.
Originally Posted by Stochastic View Post
Note: This tutorial is written for version 13.
Also, if you're using my battle system. I doubt this will work.
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