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by parttimestorier
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Help with positioning multiple viewports and vboxes on one screen
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Help with positioning multiple viewports and vboxes on one screen

I'm trying to customize the layout of saguaro's email inbox code and having trouble with the positioning. By default, it looks like this (mostly by default anyway - I made a few other little changes to the styling): screenshot0002.png And the code that makes the mailbox screen looks like this: scree...
by parttimestorier
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: Basic Message System
Replies: 87
Views: 32516

Re: Basic Message System

I've been playing around with this code today and it's really cool - thanks for sharing it, saguaro! But I'm wondering about how to make something work in it, and I'd appreciate if anyone else who has some more experience could help me out. I think it would be really cool if I could set it up so tha...
by parttimestorier
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Reanimation Scheme [GxB | GxG] [Otome | Fantasy | Mystery | Comedy]
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Reanimation Scheme [GxB | GxG] [Otome | Fantasy | Mystery | Comedy]

This sounds like a really fun concept! I'm not even sure which of the characters I would say I like most so far. They all sound really interesting, and their personalities sound so different that I bet there will be a lot of funny scenes of them getting annoyed with each other. I might say Aldrias i...
by parttimestorier
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What engine is best for Point & Click games?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: What engine is best for Point & Click games?

Oh, I think that might be referring to how you can have up to six different variations of your map images: ground, insensitive, idle, hover, selected_idle, and selected_hover. Basically they can change how a hotspot looks based on the situation, like the "hover" image is what your hotspots look like...
by parttimestorier
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What engine is best for Point & Click games?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: What engine is best for Point & Click games?

I would personally recommend RenPy over any drag-and-drop engine in the long run. I've tried some drag-and-drop engines in the past, and they can definitely help out with starting to wrap your head around some of the basic logic of programming. But I inevitably ended up wanting to do things outside ...
by parttimestorier
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: Ace Attorney style Court Record
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Ace Attorney style Court Record

This looks really cool! Thanks for sharing it. I'd love to make some kind of detective game sometime and this seems like it would be a big help with getting that set up.
by parttimestorier
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Exaggerating Characters for Readability
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Exaggerating Characters for Readability

I don't think there's really a right or wrong answer to this, because it's entirely subjective. Some people enjoy certain stock character types and don't mind if they're a bit exaggerated, and other people prefer stories that are more realistic. As long as all your marketing materials make it clear ...
by parttimestorier
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Dawn Shield Gardening Club [Comedy, Slice of Life]
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: The Dawn Shield Gardening Club [Comedy, Slice of Life]

Wow, I love the art for this! All the characters look so cute. Also good choice of CC GUI haha, I'm using the same one in one of my own projects right now. I'm looking forward to seeing more updates! Would I need to know much background information about Final Fantasy XIV to understand the story tho...
by parttimestorier
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing Expierence
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Writing Expierence

A better section to post in would be "Recruitment & Services Offered > I am a Writer, Editor, Proofreader or Translator". You might also have more luck searching for projects you might like to work on in the "We are a Free Project looking for Partners" section, and contacting the people who are look...
by parttimestorier
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Refraction [Sci-fi][Slice of Life][Multiverse]
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Refraction [Sci-fi][Slice of Life][Multiverse]

This sounds like a cool concept! I like that the protagonist is a journalism major - I wonder how all the dimensional switching will affect her ability to look into what's going on with the university president. And I always appreciate VNs that have both male and female love interests. I'm looking f...
by parttimestorier
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some questions and advice on attempting my first visual novel
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Some questions and advice on attempting my first visual novel

For organizing your writing, I often use a table of contents in google docs as well as having some kind of chart or outline. I also tend to format the text the way it will need to be in RenPy, so that I can just copy and paste later. In terms of scale, I wouldn't say any idea is inherently too big f...
by parttimestorier
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Should there be a Wiki or Database for English Visual Novels Only?
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Should there be a Wiki or Database for English Visual Novels Only?

Yeah, VNDB definitely has its problems and I'd be happy if an alternative database existed, but I personally wouldn't want to switch to one that purposely excludes a large amount of VNs. That would just make it a huge hassle to keep track of what I've read when I like VNs no matter what language the...
by parttimestorier
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions regarding 3DCG VNs
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Opinions regarding 3DCG VNs

I think my first assumption upon seeing a VN using 3D assets would be not just that it's a porn game, but also that it's probably a really low budget VN using premade 3D assets because that's cheaper than commissioning a sprite artist. There's nothing wrong with that (nothing wrong with being a porn...
by parttimestorier
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Where Do I Start?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Where Do I Start?

Honestly, I think for first project your scope is a bit too big. 6 love interests with very in depth story will need a lot of effort and a long time to finish for solo developer. If you have the will, go for it. But I suggest cut the number of love interest into 2 or 3 for starter so you'll know wh...
by parttimestorier
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended EVNs for those who've never read/played them before
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Recommended EVNs for those who've never read/played them before

I think Cinderella Phenomenon by Dicesuki would be a really good start for someone who's just getting into VNs. In general, it's good and it's free. It also has a little tutorial that kind of explains how things work, indicators after choices that show you which route you're headed towards, and gene...