View description of enemy states in battle

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I am working on a game that will involve a lot of complicated states, on both the enemies and the player. What I would like is some way of informing the player of what these various states do during a battle. For example, imagine a boss applies a state to themselves called "impending doom" that deals massive damage to the party when it expires 3 turns later. I know how to build such a state, but not how to fairly inform the player about what's happening ahead of time!

Yanfly's BattleStatusWindow plugin has exactly the functionality I want, displaying a list of states and a custom description for them, but it only works on the party. I am looking for a way to do it to enemies too. I know this will probably require another plugin, so sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

I also know that I could just hard-code some kind of event into every battle involving tricky events, like the boss saying "watch out for my Impending Doom state!" but that's a little clunky, considering the sheer volume of complex states I want to use in this game.

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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It's not as in-depth as the plugin, but you could just call a text message through a common event when the enemy uses that skill, and then put whatever information you want in the message. Use a self-switch so that it doesn't repeat every time. In your case I would do something like:

Actor One: We'd better get ready! It's preparing to hit us with a powerful attack!

I assume you want something more advanced than that, but I just thought I'd say it in case it helps at all.
 

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I created this about two years ago for a project that never went public...
Try it out and tell me if it does the job:

Download, save it as IconCaptions.js, import in your project, setup the parameters.
Once you turn the switch in parameters to true your captions should show up and look like this:

It creates icon captions for the entire game, not only in battle though.
It's functionnal in my project. If it does the job for you too, I'll whip up a proper release thread.
Free for commercial use
 
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I created this about two years ago for a project that never went public...
Try it out and tell me if it does the job:

Download, save it as IconCaptions.js, import in your project, setup the parameters.
Once you turn the switch in parameters to true your captions should show up and look like this:

It creates icon captions for the entire game, not only in battle though.
It's functionnal in my project. If it does the job for you too, I'll whip up a proper release thread.
Free for commercial use
again you make the best plugins. I mean I would actually pay for your work man. thank you for your generosity and work for the rest of us that are js illiterate. it works amazingly BTW.
 

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