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by LateWhiteRabbit
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New VN recommendation site launched
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: New VN recommendation site launched

Nice. It is definitely much better than VNDB. Maybe I'm out of the loop or missing something obvious, but where did the name Fuwanovel come from? I also really appreciate the option to specify whether the VN is HD or not in the quiz. That's awesome. I can't tell you the times I've been excited to fi...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.

That said, idk, I think I picked up this habit from Higurashi and Umineko (or other older VNs with NVL display in general), and I don't think their systematic pauses at the end of sentences ever terribly annoyed readers? This may be because at least the text speed is high enough or adjustable, and ...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.

I do personally use the {w} tag a lot: between sentences (after the period), and in rare occasions, with a delay in the middle of a sentence to emphasise a certain rhythm. Is it… that bad? Both as a reader and as a writer, I really enjoy when the rhythm of speaking seems natural. Most people read s...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal
Replies: 29
Views: 1114

Re: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal

Sounds like a marketing ploy, and not a sincere gesture. The community got upset so they're shoving a lollypop in their mouth to shut them up and try to distract them enough to forget what happened. I hope Valve goes bankrupt, to be honest. Actually, from what I read from various sources, it seems ...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Mon May 21, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Survey: Preferred Sprite Style
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Survey: Preferred Sprite Style

I personally prefer thigh to top of the head. This. Mostly for the same reasons. It lets you differentiate characters based on height, gives you room to zoom in on a character (to make it feel like they are getting uncomfortably close), and gives you a good amount of room for multiple characters at...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sun May 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Looking for VNs made with Ren'Py for performance tests
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Looking for VNs made with Ren'Py for performance tests

Arowana's The Pirate Mermaid has lots of animations, some of them fullscreen, and is one of the more resource heavy VNs I've found. It is a planned commercial release, but they have a pretty extensive free demo out. Even better for testing purposes, they have an option to toggle animations On or Off...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sun May 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Using Conditionals, or Variable to alter Image Defines?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Using Conditionals, or Variable to alter Image Defines?

I've a situation where a character has possible clothing swaps. Casual, Dress and Base outfits. I'm still learning the but I managed to use normal If statements to check which outfit to display but that only allows to check for 2 If you are using the latest version of RenPy, you'll want to use Laye...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sun May 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Best engine for a sim game
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Best engine for a sim game

So, I'm just looking for some advice. I would like to create a game that leans closer to a "dating sim" than a "visual novel". My idea is too have a stat system similar to Tokimeki Memorial or True Love 95, and also allow the character to freely move around different areas. I've noticed that some g...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sun May 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal
Replies: 29
Views: 1114

Re: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal

Same here. They said: We would like to take a second look at your game and we will send you a follow up email with more information. If your game has remained unchanged since its first approval and release, and is properly described and labeled as 18+, our response will most likely not have any fur...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sat May 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal
Replies: 29
Views: 1114

Re: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal

Kotaku has now posted an article about this. I knew Gita Jackson would come through - she's a champion for the VN and erotic game communities. The comments section is going nuts with arguments over whether the Witcher counts as worse erotic content than the visual novel games. Lots of anti-anime bi...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sat May 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book on Ren'Py/Python
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Book on Ren'Py/Python

If you were going to do a book, I'd much rather have an example-heavy cookbook of Renpy recipes that could be flipped to and referenced as needed. Just FYI I've begun work to create a patrons-only cookbook that will eventually be adapted into a Ren'Py game in the style of the tutorial you can purch...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sat May 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal
Replies: 29
Views: 1114

Re: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal

I remember reading an article some time ago, the reason why games like GTA, The Witcher and so on are not taken down is that they're not focused on Adult content. You can play the game without those, in most cases. Or it's a one scene in hours of main gameplay. You know, if they take down enough VN...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sat May 19, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal
Replies: 29
Views: 1114

Re: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal

Not really? Steam gets thousands of games submitted every month. The team there hasn't got the time to personally inspect every single one with a fine-tooth comb, so if a game violates their TOS, they need to wait for a report to come in before they're even aware of the violation. Crystal balls are...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Sat May 19, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book on Ren'Py/Python
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Book on Ren'Py/Python

Simply a book you can quickly flip through answering questions like, for example, "How do I make graphics clickable on the screen?" (in the "clickable section" under "user input" or something). Organization is of paramount importance and all answers, naturally, need to have code examples and... it ...
by LateWhiteRabbit
Mon May 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discouraging Lack of Art Skills
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Discouraging Lack of Art Skills

Hey Everybody, extreme newbie over here! [snip] Maybe it is my pride that is making me hesitate. But my question to you guys is, what is your advice to artists with realistically mediocre talent wanting to make a good VN? Thank you for any responses, they are all prematurely appreciated :D I want t...