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by wordlesswriter
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Doppelganger : Dawn of the Inverted Soul [Guide up]
Replies: 561
Views: 171278

Re: Doppelganger : Dawn of the Inverted Soul [Guide up]

T-this game- :cry: I've only gotten to three endings so far, but this is so a-m-a-z-i-n-g. :0 To play a game, and to realize that, no matter what, what ever you make will ever be this good....it's sort of devastating to my confidence, but its a good lesson. This game has every aspect a good VN shoul...
by wordlesswriter
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Choices that do not matter
Replies: 15
Views: 1806

Re: Choices that do not matter

I think of they don't matter they should at least be INTERESTING. Asking stuff like "whats your favorite food kento-kun?" 1. sashimi 2. rice 3.hamburgers "oh that is great kento-kun". Pointless and uninteresting. Same goes with "which path should we take?" 1. the left path 2. the right path "Why di...
by wordlesswriter
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to determine an antagonist's fate
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: How to determine an antagonist's fate

Dramspringfeald has a good point- everyone, from their perspective, is the hero in their personal story. One possible solution is that you could make it into a decision the player makes, either before or during the final encounter. Maybe the MC and Alice talk strategy before the big battle/event and...
by wordlesswriter
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Formatting for Layered Sprites
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Formatting for Layered Sprites

I'm planning on using LiveComposite for my character sprites, but I'm not really entirely clear on how it works. In the Cookbook, it says: image eileen = ConditionSwitch( "e_face == 'happy", LiveComposite( #If she's happy, call the LiveComposite (375, 480), (0, 0), "e.png", #This is the size of the ...
by wordlesswriter
Sun May 05, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: When rewritting your old story
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: When rewritting your old story

I'm undergoing a similar situation at the moment, actually. My art style has changed a bit within the last three months after I stopped working on my VN. So I'm strongly considering redoing all the art. Which is a LOT. Not only that, but I also want to implement a few changes to character dynamics a...
by wordlesswriter
Sun May 05, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events

There's a moderate number of VNs which use timed choices. Here's a current list of ones which have at least a partial English version or patch. I thought that some of the timed choices in Love Hina Advance and Sakura Wars 5 made sense. They appeared in scenes that were dramatically or comedically a...
by wordlesswriter
Wed May 01, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events

The Walking Dead is a good example of how a WTE may be used, if someone is feeling brave. This also shows that the function lends itself more to tense situations, but there needs to be some kind of visual representation. Many months ago I was working on having a circular symbol around the mouse poi...
by wordlesswriter
Wed May 01, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events

Nowadays they kinda blend in, don't they? Lots of game is presented with VN formats. For me, it's which one have more portion. Yeah, it makes formatting decisions difficult. You could go one way, you could go another. More seriously though, QTEs exist pretty much solely to stop people with short at...
by wordlesswriter
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events

I don't think quick time event is suitable for Visual Novels, unless you're making an action gameplay part into that VN. But if you do make that action part, RenPy is not really suitable for making that kind of game. I do have plans making QTE in my game (and I made a collab RPG games using RPG mak...
by wordlesswriter
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events

There's been more than one game I've played which I've absolutely loved right up until an event that requires skill or is timed. There was one adventure game that I was really enjoying and then it switched to a shooter and I just couldn't get past the shooting section. It was so frustrating and des...
by wordlesswriter
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events

Sorry I can't help on the code stuff. I can just give my personal opinions. I hate timed events. I don't see the point in them and I just find them frustrating. I haven't actually played much visual novels but I do encounter timed events in other games. I almost always suck terribly at them and I f...
by wordlesswriter
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

"Press X to not Die"- Opinions on Quick Time Events

Hey, everyone. Been a while. I know there are several ways to do quick time event-style operations in Ren'Py. First, there's the basic "timed menu" route. I personally dislike this one, but that's because it doesn't always give me enough time to read the choices. The other way I know of is using scr...
by wordlesswriter
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Java: Disable your browser plug-in and update for safety.
Replies: 39
Views: 4127

Re: Java: Disable your browser plug-in and update for safety

Thanks for posting- I was having some issues with Ren'Py, and it was really freaking me out (as my project is due Tuesday...)
by wordlesswriter
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: [Solved]Im.flip - where/how do you use it?
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Im.flip - where/how do you use it?

Okay, so now I have it defined in characters.rpy as in the second example, but I get an error message saying:

While executing init code:
File "game/characters.rpy", line 161, in script
File "game/characters.rpy", line 161, in python
NameError: name 'true' is not defined
by wordlesswriter
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: [Solved]Im.flip - where/how do you use it?
Replies: 3
Views: 236

[Solved]Im.flip - where/how do you use it?

I'm trying to figure this out, but the online tutorial isn't very clear... When using im.Flip, do you use it in-line, like this: show im.Flip ("Nick-blank.png", horizontal=true, vertical=False, **properties) at center or do you define im.Flip as it's own image, like: image nick flip= im.Flip ("Nick-...