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by Clayton Barnett
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: NaNoWriMo 2014

Just crested 10k. Last weekend was eaten by locusts and my awful day-job. Ran much of the next 10k lines past my dear wife; a 48-year old man writing a SF story about a 23 year-old girl needs direxion. Time! Where to make time! I envy you singles out there when it comes to writing; I've a house, fam...
by Clayton Barnett
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: NaNoWriMo 2014

This is my first with NNWR. I've heard mention of it, here on LS before. The timing, like so many things as I get older, is suspiciously fortuitous. As I mention in my WordPress post (see sig line), I'd all the elements of a story about my mind, but was willing to do almost anything rather than sit ...
by Clayton Barnett
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Matsuricon 2014 & RenPy
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Matsuricon 2014 & RenPy

Keeping up our central Ohio tradition, we once again hosted a panel at Matsuricon in Columbus. Although the turnout was not as good as the 91 people we had back in January's Ohayocon, we still had fun and had a lively discussion with out audience. If anyone is interested, a link to our PowerPoint ca...
by Clayton Barnett
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How do I write a strong beginning?
Replies: 13
Views: 2981

Re: How do I write a strong beginning?

"...I believe it was Kurt Vonnegut that said, "Start as close to the ending as possible." And like everything else, he ripped that off from the SF community he was parasitic upon. No wonder Niven and Pournelle put him in Hell in their take on "Inferno." In many cases - not all! - the proper place t...
by Clayton Barnett
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Super effective writing tips from Pixar
Replies: 34
Views: 4753

Re: Super effective writing tips from Pixar

Firstly, thanks for the Pixar link; very, very interesting. I'd like to take exception to one or two things, but I notice that they have oceans of money and I do not; perhaps they are more right than I. I don't believe you should have an ending "locked in" until you've actually reached the ending. N...
by Clayton Barnett
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Making a great Prologue?
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Making a great Prologue?

"The best place to start a story is in the middle." -- Jerry Pournelle. However, depending on what story you're telling, you don't want to leave your readers clueless. If you're on a different planet, a little about the colonization would be nice. If it's swords/sorcery, perhaps a small (small!) cre...
by Clayton Barnett
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DEVN 2014 - Demographics of EVN Community - Results
Replies: 46
Views: 12920

Re: DEVN 2014 - Demographics of EVN Community - Results

I imagine when there are more VNs that stray from high school adventures, there will be more older VN players. Word, indeed. While our current flagship product, OTChi Kocchi , is set in college, it's obviously not that much of a stretch of the story to see how it's similar to Japanese "high school"...
by Clayton Barnett
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohayocon 2014 and Ren'Py!
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Ohayocon 2014 and Ren'Py!

2dt wrote:Very cool. I wasn't even aware such a convention existed lol. Is there like a video recording of anything you guys presented?
There was a fellow in the front row of our Panel making a video recording, but I'm as yet unable to find it on the interwebs; if I do, I'll be sure to post a link to it.
by Clayton Barnett
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohayocon 2014 and Ren'Py!
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Ohayocon 2014 and Ren'Py!

Central Ohio's largest anime convention. For two years an attendee. Last year, also a Panelist, hosting "Making a Visual Novel with Ren'Py," with an attendance of fifty five, to this year hosting another Panel, "Making & Marketing a Visual Novel," attendance of ninety one, as well as a booth in the ...
by Clayton Barnett
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py and RAPT 6.16 Released
Replies: 70
Views: 12835

Re: Ren'Py and RAPT 6.16 Released

Did you set the play store key in options.rpy? Yes... I added the lines at the end of the options.rpy file: init python: build.google_play_key = "xyz" build.google_play_salt = (a, b, ...) Where xyz is the huge license key string and a,b,... are the tuple of 20 bytes. It will run under RenPy; I've c...
by Clayton Barnett
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py and RAPT 6.16 Released
Replies: 70
Views: 12835

Re: Ren'Py and RAPT 6.16 Released

The good news is that so long as I create a single, but large, .apk file, things seem to run just fine . The issue is when using Ren'Py to make expansion APKs. For the same demo, I get these in my bin folder: OTChiKocchiDemo-1.1-release.apk 6336 kb main.2.com.otchikocchi.demo.obb 160383 kb When I've...
by Clayton Barnett
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: OK! Lunches! [BxG, spin-off, free]
Replies: 0
Views: 4824

OK! Lunches! [BxG, spin-off, free]

A second spin-off of our commercial flagship, OTChi Kocchi . Three weeks ago we released OK! Dinners! featuring the four main characters of our VN. This time around, the protagonist, Shirou, has a random encounter for lunch with four supporting characters... The neurotic Noda... http://i1249.photobu...
by Clayton Barnett
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py 6.16 and RAPT 6.16 Pre-Released
Replies: 46
Views: 9969

Re: Ren'Py 6.16 and RAPT 6.16 Pre-Released

More bottom-feeder questions: 1. How are the -release.apk, -release-unaligned.apk, -release-unsigned.apk different from one another? I send the -release.apk to my tablet and it worked fine. 2. Our flagship VN builds into a 427M winzip file. The Android apk is 594M. Is this growth typical? 3. Is it p...
by Clayton Barnett
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py 6.16 and RAPT 6.16 Pre-Released
Replies: 46
Views: 9969

Re: Ren'Py 6.16 and RAPT 6.16 Pre-Released

Did you install the android drivers for your device? The drivers (three of them) autoloaded when I plugged in the Galaxy Tablet. I'm giving thought to a general restart of it and my computer then hooking things back up for another try. I'll let you know in a few hours (have to put on "dad" hat now)...
by Clayton Barnett
Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py 6.16 and RAPT 6.16 Pre-Released
Replies: 46
Views: 9969

Re: Ren'Py 6.16 and RAPT 6.16 Pre-Released

The build for "The Question" is a mere 8.4M...so that should not be a problem. I've since also tried with my daughter's Galaxy tablet, with no joy there, either. Perhaps the computer or software not recognize that something is plugged in? In other news, I've found that unless I delete whatever is in...