Making my first start menu, It will let me press down and accept but not up

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Settoo

extends MarginContainer

const World = preload(“res://World.tscn”)

onready var selector_one = $CenterContainer/VBoxContainer/CenterContainer2/VBoxContainer/CenterContainer/HBoxContainer/Selector
onready var selector_two = $CenterContainer/VBoxContainer/CenterContainer2/VBoxContainer/CenterContainer2/HBoxContainer/Selector

var current_selection = 0

func _ready():

func _process(delta):
if Input.is_action_just_pressed(“ui_down”) and current_selection < 1:
current_selection += 1
elif Input.is_action_just_pressed(“ui_up”) and current_selection < 0:
current_selection -= 1
elif Input.is_action_just_pressed(“ui_accept”):

func handle_selection(_current_selection):
if _current_selection == 0:

func set_current_selection(_current_selection):
selector_one.text = “”
selector_two.text = “”
if _current_selection == 0:
selector_one.text = “>”
elif _current_selection == 1:
selector_two.text = “>”

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: PunchablePlushie

From what I can see, there’s an issue with your condition:

elif Input.is_action_just_pressed("ui_up") and current_selection < 0:

You’re checking if current_selection is less than zero while you should check if current_select is more than zero. So:

elif Input.is_action_just_pressed("ui_up") and current_selection > 0:

That’ll hopefully fix the issue.

Btw an easier way to do something like this (Adding an “>” to show the selection) would be to use focus_entered and focus_exited signals.
You simply add the “>” when the button gains focus and remove it when it loses focus.

For example:
You could create a single script called and attach it to both of your menu nodes. The script could look something like this:

export(bool) starts_with_focus

func _ready():
    connect("focus_entered", self, "_on_focus_entered")
    connect("focus_exited", self, "_on_focus_exited")

    if starts_with_focus:

func _on_focus_entered():
    text = text.insert("> ")

func _on_focus_exited():
    text = text.trim_prefix("> ")

Methods: String.insert() | String.trim_prefix() | connect() | grab_focus()

Remember that one of your nodes must start with focus for this to work. That’s why we have an exported variable called starts_with_focus. Using an exported variable makes it easier to choose which one of your nodes will start with focus.

Edit: Suggested a possibly easier way to do what OP wants to do.