VIDE Dialogues will no longer be free

VIDE started out as a personal project for personal use. I never expected it to be successful-ish.

Starting from the next update (2.0) VIDE Dialogues will no longer be free.
I initially launched it for free so as to get feedback from users and see if it turned out to be a useful tool. Since then, I’ve been reading your feedback, helping out those with bugs and issues, and working on updates to improve it, and despite the fact that I enjoy doing so, the task has become time-consuming. I thought on submitting a “Pro” version instead, but that would be even more time-consuming.

I’m aware that VIDE doesn’t offer a number of features that some other paid assets offer as it focuses on delivering raw data, so I’m not planning for it to be expensive, at all. Regardless, the price point is still TBD.

Of course, those who already own the asset will not have to pay for anything. So, if you haven’t yet, this is your chance 🙂

As a paid asset, I’ll be more actively working on improvements. Some of the things I plan to add/change for the next update: Check here

Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

VIDE 1.2 now available

The new update is up 🙂

Full changelist:

  • Fixed VIDE_Data loading wrong dialogues (with an offset) after creating or deleting new dialogues.
  • New toolbar that replaces Editor Tools.
  • Add sprites to your dialogues and nodes! Select default Player/NPC sprites from VIDE_Assign component and/or set a specific one for each node. Access the sprites through VIDE_Data.assigned.defaultPlayerSprite and NodeData.nodeSprite. Sprites should go inside Resources.
  • Brand new Extra Variables system. Store strings, ints, floats, or booleans as values. Access the objects from the extraVars dictionary using custom keys. Deprecated extraData is still available, though it will be removed in a later version.
  • Added UpdateExtraVariables method to modify Extra Variables at runtime.
  • Added ‘extraVars’, ‘nodeSprite’, and ‘dirty’ variables to NodeData.
  • Added buttons to expand/collapse window content to free space.
  • Added checkbox to disable the performance view when panning inside the VIDE Editor (Empty nodes when panning).
  • Inspector multi-object editing is now supported for VIDE_Assign component.
  • Updated exampleUI.cs and example1 scene with sprites and extraVars.
  • Updated documentation.

Warning:

  • VIDE_Data’s methods and variables are now static and can be accessed from anywhere; instance no longer needed. You’ll have to update your scripts.
  • Renamed VIDE_Assign.dialogueName variable to VIDE_Assign.alias. You might have to set the names again for every VIDE_Assign component and update your scripts. This was a necessary change as ‘dialogueName’ was misleading.

NOTE: The last 2 changes in the list will require you to make some changes on your VIDE_Assign components and manager scripts, keep this in mind when deciding whether to update or not.

When changing dialogueName to alias, the string field gets reset. You’ll have to input the custom name for any VIDE_Assign that was previously using the dialogueName variable.

Also, you no longer need an instance of VIDE_Data in your script to access the contents. Now, whenever you are referring to a class, variable, or method inside VIDE_Data, you will type, for example, VIDE_Data.Next(). This change was made as to allow easy access to VIDE_Data without the need of referencing. You still need 1 VIDE_Data component in your scene.

Get the update here

I hope this is all helpful! Thanks for using VIDE 🙂