Balloon Story Addon

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Balloon Story Addon
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By RadialArcana 2021-09-08 15:01:49  
This addon was made by a JP addon creator called Hando and given English support by Yuki. It basically sends all NPC and story dialogue to the chat balloon. I'm posting it since they asked for someone to do so.



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Video example of the original addon.

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Link to addon that was posted on the windower discord:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/641259466494574602/879961675678220338/Balloon.zip

To install this in windower, just put the baloon folder in your windower addon folder and then in the game type //lua l balloon

Development is ongoing but it's usable right now.
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By RadialArcana 2021-09-08 15:02:41  
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 Asura.Bladework
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By Asura.Bladework 2021-09-08 15:50:01  
I think it’s fantastic.

This will become a staple for anyone ever looking to return and play through the story. Maybe the Windower folks can incorporate it into the launcher menu eventually.

Arigatogozaimas!
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By Draylo 2021-09-08 15:51:50  
Very cool addon, enjoyed it so far.
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By Lakshmi.Avereith 2021-09-08 16:11:14  
Seems real useful for controller plus television players so they can actually see the dang text
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By Ragnarok.Trixi 2021-09-08 18:44:20  
Not that it isn't a nice little visual addon if you come from xiv I guess, but what's the appeal?
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By RadialArcana 2021-09-08 19:05:31  
If you're used to playing normal RPG titles you will be used to having story presented in this fashion, so it has an old school rpg feel to it which is very appealing to some.



Also the way the game just shunts all the story into the text box is not only poor from a presentation standpoint but because of how the game works, you very often get the story pushed off the screen from party chat or /yell etc.

Also due to how this addon works you can make custom story box backgrounds for it, here is one I made.

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By Lakshmi.Cesil 2021-09-08 23:29:04  
Thank you for this! I love it :)
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By RadialArcana 2021-09-15 06:41:32  
Some info for Yuki if needed, before I forget what I did.

The font I swapped to, that seemed to offer far better character support is "Meiryo"

I fixed the disappearing bubble sometimes by altering line 141, I think it happens if it registers movement at the exact moment you talk to the npc.

"if moving == true then close_balloon () end" to "If moving == true then end"

at line 289 I changed the delay time to 30 seconds, this kept the balloon from closing in 5 seconds before you could read it under certain circumstances.

I'm not a lua coder, I just fiddled with it and it seemed to have no negative impact and fix the problems I was having. Hope it helps improve the addon.

balloon png

https://i.imgur.com/V3pYCuZ.png
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By Draylo 2021-10-01 15:06:41  
Sometimes the text is empty, on all NPCs. Even reloading doesn't fix, not sure what happened.
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By Fenrir.Velner 2021-10-01 16:17:58  
Oooo this will make the Voracious Resurgence even better.
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By Draylo 2021-10-04 19:55:52  
Draylo said: »
Sometimes the text is empty, on all NPCs. Even reloading doesn't fix, not sure what happened.

Anyone else running into this? Happens to work with 1 character but the rest is blank.
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By RadialArcana 2021-10-05 05:40:15  
Are you using the original one or the one I made? Have you tried deleting the addon and re-adding it?

Yuki is working on an update, he doesn't use XIAH though. According to the windower discord.
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By mhomho 2021-10-05 07:51:13  
RadialArcana said: »
old school rpg
Didn't realize FFXI was suddenly new school or even modern. If anything, the chat bubbles are more modernized in comparison to older rpg's.
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By Leviathan.Celebrindal 2021-10-05 08:10:54  
mhomho said: »
RadialArcana said: »
old school rpg
Didn't realize FFXI was suddenly new school or even modern. If anything, the chat bubbles are more modernized in comparison to older rpg's.

its more that the modernized RPGs that you see using chat bubbles are returning to that style from 25+ years ago. Talking stuff that didn't have a general chat box for damage/effects and all communication scripts happened in temporary chat boxes vs a constant space we see now.
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By Lakshmi.Elidyr 2021-10-05 12:06:22  
Lets be real; they always existed (mostly RPGs), but we can't deny that technology has effectively allowed for them to change in a way that couldn't exist when, well some of us played in the 80's or 90's.

Some exmaples.

It really comes down to the game, but having voiceovers now has changed a lot imo.
They don't nearly have to try to put any where near as much expression through text since they can convey it through voice or facial expressions.
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By Draylo 2021-10-22 21:43:12  
This has just stopped working entirely for me, just a blank box. I've tried reinstalling new and still same issue. Must be another addon messing with it
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By Asura.Nebohh 2021-10-22 22:25:31  
Still works for me. Don't know what other addons you're using.
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By Draylo 2021-10-23 19:48:23  
There are too many to list, is nobody else having the issue? Even multi boxing? Is there any support for the addon or?