(PackedScene) doesn't match the function's expected argument type (Node).

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Scyonix

Im trying to make a dialogue system for NPC’s. However this error comes at the end when i put in the code


Here is the complete code for the NPC script.

extends Area2D

var can_interact = false
const _dialogue = preload("res://Game Mechanic Scenes/DialogueBox.tscn")

func _on_InteractionPoint_body_entered(body):
    if body.name == "Player":
	    $Label.visible = true
	    can_interact = true

func _on_InteractionPoint_body_exited(body):
    if body.name == "Player":
	    $Label.visible = false
	    can_interact = false

 func _input(_event):
    if Input.is_action_just_pressed("Interact") and can_interact == true:
	    $Label.visible = false
	    var newDialogue = _dialogue.instance()

The Error: Parser Error: At “add_child()” call, argument 1. The passed argument’s type (PackedScene) doesn’t match the function’s expected argument type (Node).

What have I done wrong?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Wakatta

You need to use the instance of the _dialogue var and not the const itself

var newDialogue = _dialogue.instance()

Ah okay. Thanks!

Scyonix | 2021-07-23 09:26