Okay, I will see what I can come up with.
Dinonykos is likely the best resource on this topic. He has made more designs than anyone and I know he uses sprites. edited to add:
Okay, I can't get sprites to work in a Text Statement or Encounter event. In the first case, animation does not do anything, and in the second case, no picture at all.
I will keep working on this, which I think means making a mini-mod for Paul.further edited to add:
Okay, Text Statement event is doing what it is supposed to do. I found some notes.
Sprites is not meant to auto-approach for that event, rather a paritcular frame is selected to be viewed. The dirty work-around is to used 3 chained Text Events.
I suspect that Encounter is doing what it was designed to do as well - I can find no reference to any event allowing a prite auto-approach.
Do you know offhand if the Encounter event in FRUA allows an auto-approach? Because if that is the case, we will need to make our event at least somewhat compatible with FRUA for importing purposes.yet further edited to add:
I have been playing in FRUA, and the only event that has auto-approach is Combat. The DC Combat event has a checkbox for "auto Apporach" but checking it doesn't seem to cause an Auto Approach.
Now I have a bug, and that I can work with.