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 Forum: Asset Creation: Writing   Topic: Am I good enough to write a VN or should I hire a writer?

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:24 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 217


... I fear that a hired writer might not understand everything the way I do, but I'm not sure if my writing is good enough for a VN, let alone a commercial one. I am a professional writer, and my advice is: Write it Yourself. -- You'll learn far more about the process of story crafting, and game-ma...

 Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook   Topic: [Tutorial]Adding a Love Meter Bar

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:31 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 6199


HimawariChiyako wrote:
So, I should make these only in photoshop?

Gimp is a perfectly fine program for making graphics. I mentioned Photoshop because that's the only program I (know how to) use.

 Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook   Topic: [Tutorial]Adding a Love Meter Bar

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:05 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 6199


Thank you again! :mrgreen: But can you give me a tutorial on how-to? I kept searching for that on the web, however, I can't find an easy and clear explanation. The problem is that I'm not sure what you're asking for. -- Are you asking for a Photoshop tutorial on how to make graphics, or a tutorial ...

 Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook   Topic: [Tutorial]Adding a Love Meter Bar

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:06 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 6199


...But, I have another question, How do you make these bars, hovers, and all that? I intend to try another style for these things, yet I don't know how to. :cry: I make all my graphic images in Photoshop. -- What I do is create a template PSD the exact size of my game (1024x768 or 1366x768) and mak...

 Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook   Topic: [Tutorial]Adding a Love Meter Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:34 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 6199


HimawariChiyako wrote:
Okay, I'll check that out, Thank you. :)

Also, make sure you actually have the font used in the announcement messages. That will cough up errors too.

 Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook   Topic: [Tutorial]Adding a Love Meter Bar

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:53 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 6199


I did as you said, but i keep getting errors. File "game/script.rpy", line 59: expected statement show_giselle ->=True File "game/script.rpy" , line 74: Line is indented, but the proceeding statement does not expect a block. Please check this line's indentation. This is an Inden...

 Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook   Topic: [Tutorial]Adding a Love Meter Bar

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:50 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 6199


Okay, I keep looking this over and over but there's no explanation as to how to incorporate the actual frame image into the coding for it to show up. Can you explain that to me please? The 'frame' used in the meter bar is the same frame used by the rest of the game. You can change the frame by addi...

 Forum: Creator Discussion   Topic: How do you outline your game?

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:56 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 277


...What do you use to make flowcharts? The flowchart program I use a Free program called FreePlane . -- It's easy to use, comes with a spell checker, and you can connect the bubbles with hyper link arrows. This way you can test-drive the entire game to see if 1) it actually works, and 2) if you hav...

 Forum: Asset Creation: Writing   Topic: Advice on Writing Narrative in VNs

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:26 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1681


Strunk & White's Elements of Style was an excellent recommendation. Well worth the pittance it cost me. It's a tiny book! -- I was stunned when I got my first copy. Must be a painful experience to be an editor. Trying to tell creative types that there are actually rules to follow strikes me as ...

 Forum: Asset Creation: Art   Topic: Need help with turning 3D images into VN backgrounds

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:39 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 656


Hey guys! I'm making a visual novel and needed backgrounds. Then I got an idea: why not make them with sims? I needed backgrounds from the house my characters live in so I simply built that house and took screenshots. I thought I could use photoshop filters to make them look less like Sims and more...

 Forum: Asset Creation: Writing   Topic: Advice on Writing Narrative in VNs

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:59 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 1681


Hmm, interesting post, though not sure I would take it all as a strict guideline... Nat I agree with this. Besides I haven't ever read anything (a VN, book, etc.) that follows this rule. LOL! Then you are not reading the same books I am, but that's fine. How you write is your choice to make -- unti...

 Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook   Topic: [Tutorial]Adding a Love Meter Bar

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:01 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 6199


Thanks for the great tutorial, OokamiKasumi! ...There was one thing I was curious about, though. What is the thumb.png for? The thumb.png is the tiny graphic that moves on a Slider bar to allow the player to adjust the settings. slider.jpg Because I tend to use the same bars for Preferences --which...

 Forum: Creator Discussion   Topic: Complex Storywriting

 Post subject: Re: Complex Storywriting
Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:46 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 724


...how do you make sure your story is understandable to your readers? Sometimes it's easy to mix a few minor details into the wrong route or place them at an inappropriate time chronologically... The easiest way to keep from mixing up routes is by making a detailed Outline showing all the major rou...

 Forum: Asset Creation: Writing   Topic: How does one create a likeable horse?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:59 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 457


I you really want to know how horses actually think, and the body language they use to express it, a very good book to read is: The Man Who Listens to Horses , about Monty Roberts. -- http://www.montyroberts.com/shop/books/the-man-who-listens-to-horses/ Thanks for the information. I purchased a cop...

 Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements   Topic: Characters' names don't appear after changing default font

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:12 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 123


Hello, I'm new here and I have a problem when I changed the default font in Options.rpy. The menu and everything else turned out fine except for the characters' names that do not appear. I use MSMINCHO.TTF. I would really appreciate your help! TT-TT It looks like that... There are four different ch...
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