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by arty
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: Ren'Py Beginners Coding (Tutorial)
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Ren'Py Beginners Coding (Tutorial)

Hey there. A couple of months ago, I wanted to introduce a friend to Ren'Py to help me with my project. He had no idea about programming at all, so I tried to make a guide for him. He didn't end up using it, and I decided to make it available for everyone. You can find it here, on Google Docs: https...
by arty
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults

Well, I'm 25 years old and consider myself an adult. Long reply incoming. The themes that interest me don't have to be explicit. In fact I just roll my eyes at gratuitous amounts of naked bodies, angst, and edge. That's the kind of stuff I would have enjoyed as a teenager. Lots of violence was never...
by arty
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.

I try to use them very sparingly. Like the other people in this thread already pointed out, they can disrupt the flow of the text. In my script, currently about 10k words, I used the {w} tag only a couple of times so far. When I use them, it's not necessarily to indicate a natural pause when speakin...
by arty
Wed May 02, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do you deal with de-motivation?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: How do you deal with de-motivation?

Depressed person here too. I guess the thing with my motivation is that for me, the things I write are sort of an escape? So ironically, the worse I feel, the more I get the urge to work on my stories/projects. My depression naps usually end with me jumping up again and being more productive than be...
by arty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clarify Ren'Py Questions and Announcements is the Help Section
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Clarify Ren'Py Questions and Announcements is the Help Section

If I had a question ... I would go to the board titled Questions ... don't know about other people.
by arty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Playing movie, but not from beginnging
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Playing movie, but not from beginnging

Dunno if there's a way to do it with code, but why not just cut the video clip in a video editing program? Seems like the less complicated way to me.
by arty
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Reaching [nonrom] [heavy topic]
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: Reaching [nonrom] [heavy topic]

Cinderspark wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:10 pm
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Alright, all of that sounds very promising then. My concerns have been dispersed! I'm looking forward to seeing more updates. :D
by arty
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: More is Less - Is that always true?
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: More is Less - Is that always true?

Well I mean ... you can't please everyone. Some people will devour your writing and love every word, others will yawn and skip over it to get to the "interesting" parts. It's impossible to write a story that everyone will find interesting and worth their time. You should focus on what YOU enjoy read...
by arty
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Reaching [nonrom] [heavy topic]
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: Reaching [nonrom] [heavy topic]

Ooo I'm very interested in this. It's nice to see a game about this topic, and especially one that won't force the idea of "curing" the illness with love on the player. As for the questions ... Do you have experience with depression or know someone who does? Ahahah well ....... thumbsup, lying on th...
by arty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How many endings are enough?
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: How many endings are enough?

I see, thank you for the responses! I'll try to keep these things in mind.

If anyone else has more opinions/advice, feel free to post also!
by arty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Long dialog trees
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Long dialog trees

When I started my first attempts at using Renpy, I ended up with insanely complicated dialogue. You can probably imagine that it took me about three miliseconds to get completely lost in my own code. What you could do is: 1) Lay out the dialogue in a program like yED (it's a free graph software). If...
by arty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How many endings are enough?
Replies: 8
Views: 669

How many endings are enough?

Hi, I was browsing through the finished games section just now and I noticed that most of the VNs there have .... many endings. I'm new to VNs (have only played a few) and I don't know what the "norm" is. I am working on a pretty short VN, and even though it's still in the really early planning phas...
by arty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Game crashes at launch ... half of the time
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Game crashes at launch ... half of the time

Alright so, the issue actually got worse to the point where I couldn't start the game anymore at all. In my helplessness I clicked Force Recompile (no idea what it does tbh) and that seems to have fixed it for now? Maybe something doesn't get saved properly when I make changes, no idea... At least i...
by arty
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: I am a Writer, Editor, Proofreader or Translator
Topic: CLOSED: English to German translations! (Free)
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: OPEN: English to German translations! (Free)

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by arty
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What music to listen to while drawing?
Replies: 31
Views: 2338

Re: What music to listen to while drawing?

I do this thing where I listen to the same song on repeat for hours while working on one drawing ... I don't really consciously hear the music anymore at some point, but I do notice when it stops for whatever reason and I try to fix that asap because I can't focus without it either.