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by merak
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: [InSTeAd] In(terpreter of )S(imple )Te(xt )Ad(venture)
Replies: 0
Views: 688

[InSTeAd] In(terpreter of )S(imple )Te(xt )Ad(venture)

Interpreter of Simple Text Adventure

Supports graphics.

Resources are in russian and english language.
Written in C,
Uses GTK-2 library.
by merak
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: how unpacking of arhive.rpa folder with gaps in the name?
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: how unpacking of arhive.rpa folder with gaps in the name

I don't know how, but if you paid for it, its yours to do with as you please. Good luck.
by merak
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked
Replies: 35
Views: 3595

Re: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked

So my question is, if you are a fledgling or even veteran game developer, how do you avoid these PR disasters? You minimize your risk by not presenting opinions or making statements about anything other than your own game or interactive story. In software security, the analog is often called reduci...
by merak
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: New Term for Visual Novels? [split]
Replies: 93
Views: 8660

Re: New Term for Visual Novels? [split]

Language changes all the time for better and worse. It is never too late to change it or revert it. There were some interesting ideas on terms. I read the first and last pages of the thread, in case you wish to point out something in between. 'Kinetic novel' makes me think of something with video ga...
by merak
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Would you buy an 18+ game if there's a free 15+ version?
Replies: 25
Views: 2561

Re: Pricing

If the little money gained from the game is then used to develop new game ..., then it's not a lie. Someone gets something they value if and only if they pay. That is an exchange of money for the ware or service. That is sale, and is not donation, so it is a lie. How the seller uses the money is ir...
by merak
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: Working on a Tool for Unity3D, will be free
Replies: 10
Views: 2408

Re: Working on a Tool for Unity3D, will be free

I was going to look at it, but the browser plug is only available for MS Windows and Mac OS X, which excludes me. I suppose I'll wait until it is fully released and hopefully runs on GNU+Linux.
by merak
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Would you buy an 18+ game if there's a free 15+ version?
Replies: 25
Views: 2561

Names

I like titles of works to be something unique. A test criteria is that you should be able to enter it into a WWW search engine and find that VN and nothing else.
by merak
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Would you buy an 18+ game if there's a free 15+ version?
Replies: 25
Views: 2561

Pricing

At $1 phrased as a "donation to support development" which receives a "gift" of extra content, again people will feel better about the prospect. That kind of dishonest phrasing makes me resent the seller. It is a little matter, so it would be a little resentment, but definitely it would make me fee...
by merak
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: Essential features for EVEN: a new visual novel engine
Replies: 74
Views: 18757

features for EVNE

I can't recall the last time I heard of a scare involving JavaScript malware. I don't develop with JavaScript and yet I've heard of a few in the past year. I think the last one was set up on TOR, there's an entry in the Mozilla Bugzilla if you want to seek it out. The entry did not mention TOR last...
by merak
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: Essential features for EVEN: a new visual novel engine
Replies: 74
Views: 18757

Essential features for EVNE

It's great that you are motivated to make a new game engine. I'm going to give some response to your question but more to things you didn't ask but which I think shall be useful to you. An essential feature is to not use WebGL because it has been and still might be a security hole which allows your ...
by merak
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Case Of Personal Pronouns
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: Case Of Personal Pronouns

I only said that it's used informally. No, you wrote that it is incorrect. Anyway, somebody said the line "You are not she" is incorrect, suggesting "You are not her," but that's not true. To put it another way, you can rework the sentence to check for accuracy. "She is not you" is correct, but "He...
by merak
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Case Of Personal Pronouns
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Case Of Personal Pronouns

This was written in response to another post. For those who seek direction but don't wish to read more than necessary, I will offer a brief prescriptive advice on what to say or write, but do not mistake this advice as implying that other forms are incorrect or that other usage is inferior in all ci...
by merak
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GIT and SVN
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: GIT and SVN

Git , like Bazaar and Monotone , is a distributed version control system (DVCS). You don't need a central repository. You can all work on your own computers and make their repositories available to each other. For distributed bug tracking, there is Bugs Everywhere . I don't know how it is to work w...
by merak
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What's you opinion on screen resolution?
Replies: 45
Views: 6747

Re: What's you opinion on screen resolution?

The images should not be smaller than a current high end monitor, which is now 2560×1600. This means, not less than 2560 horizontal resolution or 1600 vertical. If you want an aspect ratio of 2×1, for example, this would be at least 3200 horizontally. The reason is that there is quality loss when sc...
by merak
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Old Threads (– September 2014)
Topic: Offer of editing service
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Offer of editing service

I offer my service as an editor for english language texts.
For free games I will work gratis; for games with a commercial license I will require something, which could be licenses for copies of the game.
The game must run on unixes (specifically GNU/Linux).