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by Mammon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: How to flip images?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: How to flip images?

@remix: Jup, something alike your first reaction though without size and color, and using Transform at all didn't seem to work. And similarly to before ren'py doesn't allow show <name>: enter xzoom=-1.

@mikolajspy: Oh, that one works, even when combining it with other at commands. Thanks a lot!
by Mammon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: How to flip images?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: How to flip images?

xzoom = -1 Thanks for the fast reply and advice! Much appreciated! Unfortunately... It refuses to work. When I put it exactly as you say with capitalised T it does nothing at all. When I make it a t ren'py demands an end of the line right before transform. If I add transform etc. in another line th...
by Mammon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: How to flip images?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

How to flip images?

Hi, Is there a way to flip images in Ren'py other than the im.Flip method? Preferably one that doesn't require you to define each sprite this way rather than putting something behind the sprite appearing similar to 'at right' or 'with dissolve'. Im.Flip doesn't work for me to begin with because it s...
by Mammon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What do you like in a VN protagonist?
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: What do you like in a VN protagonist?

A protagonist can be the blank slate with amnesia, especially if the world and scenario have to be explained to the reader and need to be explored with a sense of wonder by someone who should already know of these things. But a lot of stories take it too far or too literal, or add the blank slate wh...
by Mammon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"

In the first book of the Wheel of Time they do the hero's journey without the hero's journey. The 'hero' doesn't leave the village because they're going to find a holy grail, but because they're hunted by powerful evil beings and have to flee. The hero's journey is all about reaching a save haven wh...
by Mammon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Exaggerating Characters for Readability
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Exaggerating Characters for Readability

Vicious circle. In a larger project there's a producer who tells what they want to the writer, usually in broad enough strokes that you're left with a trope instead of a well-rounded character. Especially if some of the intricacies cannot be added fluently by the writer or are forgotten about. Then ...
by Mammon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?

Hello! Thank you for your input, but contrary to what you are saying, I do have quite a lot of experience already with creating big projects on multiple different platforms and handling large teams with big budgets. I have never worked with more than one writer for a project and was just asking for...
by Mammon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?

The best way would be to not do what you're saying. Half a million words of script is a rediculously vast amount, probably way past what you and the main writer can handle unless you've got prior experience. And unless you've got prior experience making and releasing a game yourself, you're not goin...
by Mammon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diversity in Visual Novels
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Diversity in Visual Novels

That's a really interesting point about visual representation in relation to diversity, I'd be curious to see if anyone else shares that viewpoint. I do know what you're talking about with the 'internal whitewashing' issue. On the other hand, though, there are plenty of VNs that actually do the opp...
by Mammon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Question about CG's
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: Question about CG's

When to use CGs? As little as possible. Try to avoid CGs whenever and wherever you can, because this is still your first project. Do not underestimate how much work they can be. People easily forget counting out how much CG-requiring moments they're actually putting in a script, and end up with 30 o...
by Mammon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diversity in Visual Novels
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Diversity in Visual Novels

On the survey; ironically trying to account for everyone results in me feeling prissy and left out. In genders, there's no simple option for male and female, meaning that if you're a heterosexual you'd have to select that you're cis male (and probably have to google what it even means), thus not all...
by Mammon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?

If it contains all the features and techniques that you plan to implement, then it could suffice in a pinch. But only if it is already at the finalised product's quality, if it's just rough art that you plan to polish f.e. then you haven't done the polishing yet and therefore not experienced doing t...
by Mammon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?

What trooper6 said, start small and get the ropes down before tackling the big beast you want to make. Make sure that the artist has done (and finished!) other projects before, or find some other reliable reason to believe that they won't drop out halfway the project without refunding what you've al...
by Mammon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 35
Views: 6252

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Whoops, accidentally quoted instead of editted.
by Mammon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 35
Views: 6252

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Me: Veronica wouldn't be too much of a problem, she only has a few dresses. Me: But wouldn't she get more expensive dresses from William during her route? Me: Damn it. https://i.postimg.cc/pLT2JM7T/Princess-Veronica-sunday.png Her first day is done and we're getting halfway her second. Progress, jay!