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by IceD
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cybercrime prevention law in the Philippines
Replies: 23
Views: 2194

Re: The Cybercrime prevention law in the Philippines

I seen this coming. Lack of individual freedom, close-mindness, absurd laws, goverment/religion forcing things onto people... I wouldn't like to live in such a country, with such a pression. No wonder some people simply brake down, others would like or even try to opose this and where's trouble, the...
by IceD
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Cliche vs. Original, Game vs. Novel, and Marketing OELVN
Replies: 121
Views: 10538

Re: Cliche vs. Original, Game vs. Novel, and Marketing OELVN

I won't be going deep down into the topic, since it's the same exact thing as always, but I skimmed through most of the responses. One of the biggest dillemas featuring visual novels on the west is the lack of proper knowledge about them - often, the devs themselves. It's a niche genre. Dwelving ins...
by IceD
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Last game you played?
Replies: 375
Views: 50433

Re: Last game you played?

Singularity. The story was really entertaining and well written.
by IceD
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: A Good Quality Laptop for playing Visual Novel games mostly?
Replies: 21
Views: 6157

Re: A Good Quality Laptop for playing Visual Novel games mos

Stop making off-topic ;) Great PC rig costs about 2000$. You can build a decent one for 1200$, but it won't be that powerful. Don't forget you can't take those with you. There's no need to buy a monster PC, if you only want to play visual novels, watch anime and surf the net; netbooks are a great ch...
by IceD
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: A Good Quality Laptop for playing Visual Novel games mostly?
Replies: 21
Views: 6157

Re: A Good Quality Laptop for playing Visual Novel games mos

Also, despite having two cores and a 1.8GHz clock rate, the Atom D525 is one of the slowest processors on the market... It's only an Atom, so it's clear and simple it can't be compared to most of different CPU's, but despite being on the "end" of the list, it still carries enough power for all the ...
by IceD
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: A Good Quality Laptop for playing Visual Novel games mostly?
Replies: 21
Views: 6157

Re: A Good Quality Laptop for playing Visual Novel games mos

If you're looking for a good, yet powerful all-purpose netbook to handle such tasks, including visual novels and less demanding work I can recommend you the Asus Eee PC 1215N. The main features are as follows: - 12" WXGA (1366x768) 16:9 LED-backlit screen, which has some really good parameters, incl...
by IceD
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite fantasy creature?
Replies: 39
Views: 2971

Re: What is your favorite fantasy creature?

I love different kinds of classical fantastic creatures, though my favourite ones are propably griffons, dragons and giant spiders. Everything's been quite different for me as far as I've done my own world-building for my stories, made the realm of "Arathea" come true and inhabited it with my own cr...
by IceD
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A stupid question... But.... I'd like to hear your opinions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: A stupid question... But.... I'd like to hear your opini

Buy/upgrade a PC, or get a PSP. I'd rather still stay away from PS3 or Nintendo whatever; they're just not worth their current prices, altogether with brand new games, which cost fortune. If you want a good console, get an Xbox360 - it's propably the best choice for a gaming platform now - tons of g...
by IceD
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: Improving Photo-Manipulated Backgrounds for VNs
Replies: 23
Views: 2441

Re: Improving Photo-Manipulated Backgrounds for VNs

I'm still learning about using PS... and I really sometimes get too dependent on PS's filters. Sometimes I use GIMP, PS and PhotoMatix Pro to make a nice effect~ But yeah, I got too dependent on PS's filters and premade features... >_> I'd be grateful if you can show me how is done! :D Sure, here t...
by IceD
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Quartett! english translation is out!
Replies: 9
Views: 2676

Quartett! english translation is out!

So, after more than three years of work, the english translation of Little Witch' Quartett! visual novel has been finished and the patch is available from now on. You can grab it HERE . Here's a short synopsis, taken from VNDB : "On the 17th of March, there is a classical strings concert unlike any ...
by IceD
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: Improving Photo-Manipulated Backgrounds for VNs
Replies: 23
Views: 2441

Re: Improving Photo-Manipulated Backgrounds for VNs

Everything depends on the style and mood of the game. There are many different methods, but for those that would like to try something more advanced, with a little bit of work you can get various effects: 1. A fine pencil sketch: sketch.jpg 2. A watercolor/poster-like effect (it's more of a poster e...
by IceD
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: What kind of drawing tablets do you guys use?
Replies: 60
Views: 4608

Re: What kind of drawing tablets do you guys use?

As for now both me and my sis: http://www.eternalcoffee.deviantart.com used a Pentagram Quadpen tablet; it's an excellent alternative to a lot more expensive Wacom Bamboo series and a perfect choice for starters. While my sister went away to study to another town and took our precious Quadpen with h...
by IceD
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Which is more important in a Visual Novel to you?
Replies: 21
Views: 1954

Re: Which is more important in a Visual Novel to you?

This question was already answered a thousand times and I say it one more time - everything has the same exact importance and you can't sacrifice one thing to get another one done better. Additionally to lordcloudx's words, if you want make a good visual novel that will appeal to everyone, you have ...
by IceD
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Caught in between GxB (WIP). Update(April 15, 2011) 1st page
Replies: 79
Views: 9260

Re: Caught in between. Recruiting :)

I have to admit, I like this idea. It may be a little standard, but in overall this already looks like a preety solid and well designed story; remember, that the execution is what really matters. You have most of the things fleshed-out and the characters seem to be likeable. The story isn't also tha...
by IceD
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Android Emulator
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Android Emulator

You should look for the official Android SDK, it comes with a built-in emulator. Check it out here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html . As for the Ren'Py, you can't use dissolve, there is no movie support and you have to create a proper UI with buttons, fonts and stuff large enough for tel...