How to make text speed slower?

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When I display text for dialogues and stuff like that, the game draws the text way too fast. This makes it so the player can skip any line of text by pressing z or enter twice, the first time showing the rest of the text, the second one skipping it.  Is there a way to control how fast text in drawn so that it draws the text at a slower pace, such as a normal talking pace?
 

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If you let the cursor still on the "Show text" window, a list of codes will appear.

Among them, are the ones you need to control the speed of the text.

\.         - Waits 15 frames (quarter second).

\|         - Waits 60 frames (a full second).

\!         - Waits until key is pressed.

\>        - Following text is instant.

\<        - Following text is no longer instant.

\^         - Skips to the next message.
 

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Of course, another option (which is new to Ace if you are a VX user, btw) is the nice little, "show scrolling text" option.


Use that instead of "Show Text" to emphasize special messages.


You can opt to allow the scrolling to be skippable or not.
 
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If you let the cursor still on the "Show text" window, a list of codes will appear.

Among them, are the ones you need to control the speed of the text.

\.         - Waits 15 frames (quarter second).

\|         - Waits 60 frames (a full second).

\!         - Waits until key is pressed.

\>        - Following text is instant.

\<        - Following text is no longer instant.

\^         - Skips to the next message.
Lets say that I put \. to make the text wait 15 frames, I would have to do that after every single letter in every single dialogue, or after every word. Might there be a script that would do the same thing?
 

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Well, my friend, there's certainly scripts that are specialized on text functions.

Modern Algebra's scripts are some of the best scripts that you can find.

ATS: Special Message Codes

And better than recommend just one, I will give you a list, so you can find the most appropriated one for your texting needs if by any chance that one doesn't work for you.

Search under the category "Message/Text Display, Show Text Editor".

VX Ace Master script list
 

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