Version History

1.2.3, 26 February 2023

  • The {cycling link} and {dropdown menu} inserts now handle numeric choices correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where the watch icon that appears when using the [after timespan] modifier would not appear correctly in Firefox.
  • Fixed the reveal link and text input Twine editor toolbar buttons.

1.2.2, 5 April 2022

  • Added Twine editor extensions.

1.2.1, 17 January 2021

  • If a variable is set to an array, it can now be dereferenced using an insert, e.g. {myArray[1]}.
  • Mixing conditional modifiers with forks now behaves correctly.
  • Updated the Markdown renderer library used, Marked, to version 1.2.7.
  • Fixed typos in the guide.

1.2.0, 6 July 2020

This introduces a change in how story progress is saved in players' browsers. If you re-publish a story with this version of Chapbook that had been published with an earlier one, players will lose their progress.

  • Adds a passages() function to engine.story, currently undocumented, for use by author scripts. This provides access to all passages in the story.
  • Player progress is now saved using a combination of the story name and its IFID. This is prevent collisions, e.g. if authors ever named two different stories Test, saved progress would collide.
  • Now, when a player navigates to a new passage, the browser will always return to the top. In the past, the scroll position on a sufficiently long passage would remain the same.
  • Fixes a bug where changing style (via certain variables like would cause an error message when restarting a story.
  • Fixes a bug where the copy-and-paste section of the Style tab of Backstage did not update when changes were made.
  • Corrects documentation about styling the header and footer (thanks, Gospodin).

1.1.1, 17 May 2020

  • Fixes a bug introduced in 1.1.0 where nested lookup variables (like random.coinFlip) did not work--which is to say, all of them.

1.1.0, 10 May 2020

  • Adds a new insert, {no ambient sound}, which stops any existing ambient sound.
  • Adds a link to this documentation in the story format's description in Twine.
  • Updates browser support to browserslist's default preset.
  • Fixes a bug with using decimals in font sizes, e.g. 1.25rem.
  • Fixes a bug where clicking a cycling link too fast could cause the web browser tab to lock up.
  • Fixes a bug with the {reveal link} insert where paragraph ordering was incorrect.
  • Fixes a bug where setting to none caused paragraphs in passages to stack horizontally instead of vertically.
  • Fixes several bugs with using objects as variables.
  • Fixes some inaccurate parts of this guide.

1.0.0, 18 August 2019

Initial public release.

0.0.2, 19 October 2018

  • Fixes a bug where hard restarts in stories deleted the entire local storage object, which could trash, among other things, the Twine story library if you're using the web version (yikes). Thanks to Brendan Hennessy for identifying this early.

0.0.1, 14 October 2018

Initial public prerelease.