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by Mark Thern
Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Annoyances with games
Replies: 31
Views: 4750

I seriously considered using the Storytron to write my own project until I found out how limited it was in terms of artistic expression. The output of the Deitko interface uses a kind of pidgin English that can only express the most basic of concepts. Consider the following scene: I thought Alana wo...
by Mark Thern
Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Secretary Of Death
Replies: 32
Views: 12710

That was charming. Normally I wouldn't like the "make the wrong choice and you die" style of gameplay, but it's perfectly appropriate for a game about death. Good job.
by Mark Thern
Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ta da! Key Interceptor 1.1! Demo included!
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

You had some trouble with having to capitalize certain words? I was afraid of that. Most parsers don't require you to capitalize anything. I considered making it so that the parser would accept either 'e' or 'E' for 'Eileen', but that's a complicated problem and I decided I needed more feedback befo...
by Mark Thern
Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ta da! Key Interceptor 1.1! Demo included!
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Ta da! Key Interceptor 1.1! Demo included!

Spaghetti Code Productions is proud to present Key Interceptor 1.1! With its patented Bulletproof (tm) technology, typing errors are a thing of the past! Bonus! A short demonstration, "Murder in Washington D.C." is included! The chilling sequel to the Ren'py demo game! There were a couple of issues ...
by Mark Thern
Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: New Look for Ren'Py
Replies: 17
Views: 3576

The new rounded look is a definite improvement. It makes it easier to identify the choices that are being offered, and that's always a good thing. The improvement is especially noticeable in the preferences menu. Prior to the change, I've always had a bit of trouble distinguishing the difference bet...
by Mark Thern
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Question about renpy.input
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Actually, my problem was not caused by anything as exotic as a clock skew. It turns out I was editing the RPYC file instead of the RPY file. This also explains why the syntax highlighting wasn't working... ("End users", mutters PyTom as he shakes his head and rolls his eyes.) Hopefully, I'll reach t...
by Mark Thern
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Question about renpy.input
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Yep, that did the trick. Now I can get to work on my text filter. (Rubs hands together in anticipation.)

Once I reach my first milestone, I'll show you exactly what I'm going to do with this. Look forward to it!
by Mark Thern
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Question about renpy.input
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

This makes my own attempts at making an auto-complete function look like kindergarten arithmetic. Thank you very much for your help. I did have one question though. I experimented some with the code and tried replacing the "if ev.unicode == '{':" line with "if ev.unicode == 'P':". Nothing happened. ...
by Mark Thern
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Question about renpy.input
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Gee, thanks. That's very generous of you. And I have no problems with contributing some of my (crossing my fingers and wishing on a star for good luck) profits into Ren'py development. It will take me a good 2-3 years before I have a product to market though, so in the meantime you should put off bu...
by Mark Thern
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Question about renpy.input
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

I've built a prototype that takes input and jumps to a matching label. It only works if the input is legal, but making a filtering system doesn't appear to be too difficult, especially with the allow and exclude parameters of the renpy.input function. I initially thought that offering just a multipl...
by Mark Thern
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Question about renpy.input
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Question about renpy.input

Hi, this is my official de-lurking post. I came across the existence of Ren'py in January, and I can't tell you how happy I was to discover a tool for creating interactive stories that was designed for people who like to write rather than people who like to program. Here's my problem: I'm trying to ...