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by jack_norton
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: RenPy 6.99.13 Prereleased
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: RenPy 6.99.13 Prereleased

Cool, in desktop computers thanks to their power there was no problem (at least in my games) but I noticed this in mobile versions of my RPGs - many times during fight the audio was skipping when the combat animations were playing. I'm going to give it a try to see if fixes this :)
by jack_norton
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Steam and non-Steam distributions
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Steam and non-Steam distributions

This is one of the main reasons why in future games I'll use only Steam or Itch.io. Blame Apple and MS (though at least on Windows is less annoying). I wrote about this in my latest blog: http://www.winterwolves.net/blog/2017/1 ... amenities/
by jack_norton
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Fan Translations?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Fan Translations?

Also consider that 99% of people contacting you to do a fan translation, will disappear in a black hole without finishing anything :lol:
(Happened so many times to me in the past)
by jack_norton
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Weird maximize/ minimize bug
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Weird maximize/ minimize bug

What Mac OS do you have? Macs (as usual lol) have a lot of weird issues. I remember one of my games doing this and it was because of an "old" MacOS version. When the user updated to a newer OS, problem went away.
by jack_norton
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: (commercial) Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense
Replies: 26
Views: 5596

Re: (commercial) Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense

The sequel to my first game will be a RPG too :)
And yes I will change the video, I already asked Aleema to do it (not a big change, don't have time/money to redo it completely, but at least show also the manga art).
by jack_norton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: (commercial) Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense
Replies: 26
Views: 5596

Re: (commercial) Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense

Bumping this thread because I decided to update this game to also have optional manga art. You can instantly switch between the old style to the new manga style. All the main character and the romance CGs have been redone. The romance CG in particular now have full nudity if you choose the "uncensor...
by jack_norton
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: VN thematic matter - the lack of sword and sorcery games?
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: VN thematic matter - the lack of sword and sorcery games

I've made 6 fantasy-themed games, 3 RPG, 1 crafting sim, 1 life sim and 1 plain dating sim (if you're curious just check the link in my signature).
I think they're more rare because you need to do a lot of world-building.
by jack_norton
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...
Replies: 31
Views: 1335

Re: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...

I also searched a Steam game that has been reported to not have an executable file (it literally just contained an empty folder ). The "game" cost less than three dollars and has sold over 1,000 copies within 24 hours. :shock: Steam Spy doesn't report SALES - just "users". I could do a giveaway of ...
by jack_norton
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...
Replies: 31
Views: 1335

Re: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...

It's interesting, but I'd take the numbers in that reddit thread with a grain of salt: they're all "old games" (LLTQ was launched at end of 2013 if I remember correctly).
Things have changed GREATLY in the recent years, and a more useful info would be games release in the past 3-6 months.
by jack_norton
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...
Replies: 31
Views: 1335

Re: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...

They also changed the policy regarding content though. When I put Loren on Steam in 2014 I had to do crazy workaround patches even if the game only has nudity (not really 18+ stuff). Nowdays I could do the same thing just marking the game as having "adult content". A simple checkbox they added only ...
by jack_norton
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...
Replies: 31
Views: 1335

Re: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...

Yes I'm going to offer optional sexy content as well in future games (not one already in development) since it's what a good amount of the fanbase wants :)
by jack_norton
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...
Replies: 31
Views: 1335

Re: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...

Yes was fun that they explicitly mentioned VN. However, as I posted on twitter they forgot a keyword: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBqvtuXW0AEy4ZY.jpg:small because clearly they are referring to the various Sakura games, Huniepop, etc who are the topsellers VN on Steam :D :D :D Jokes apart I think th...
by jack_norton
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Better performance on iOS/ Working for multiple resolutions
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Better performance on iOS/ Working for multiple resoluti

I have a lot of problems on mobile, and I'm even not using high-res assets. My games (even on desktop) are 1280x720. I have sprites at higher resolution but not more than a texture of 1024px. I think honestly optimization like this is not worth the time - thanks to the super-fast mobile cycle, those...
by jack_norton
Wed May 24, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: I am an Artist
Topic: [OPEN] Adyrn's Art Shop | Sprites, CGs, and Logos
Replies: 19
Views: 3251

Re: [OPEN] Adyrn's Art Shop

Why should you hire Adyrn? No you shouldn't, because I want her to work exclusively for me in future! It's too hard to find someone both reliable and skilled, so please don't hire her! :wink:
by jack_norton
Thu May 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Amber's Magic Shop (commercial otome, yuri, poly)
Replies: 4
Views: 2348

Re: Amber's Magic Shop (commercial otome, yuri, poly)

Thanks, glad you enjoyed the game :)