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by SolarSnake
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Surgery
Replies: 25
Views: 3433

Re: Surgery

I was talking with Tom a few minutes ago, and the surgery went well and he's feeling good. Currently, he's fending off the boredom of the hospital by reading Lucky Star.
by SolarSnake
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Blade Visual Novel Engine
Replies: 108
Views: 16763

Actually, writing a Blade -> Ren'Py converter might well discourage people from using Ren'Py. Since if you use Blade and don't like it, you can always change. I think that the tool that would likely encourage people to use Ren'Py is a Ren'Py->Blade converter. This way, you can try Ren'Py and if you ...
by SolarSnake
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Embraced By Green
Replies: 54
Views: 16835

Nice Job!

Nice job, mikey!
I like the good ending, it's a nice twist on what seemed like a mystical story.

I didn't get the distinction that you were trying to make in the choices, though. Being nice to someone is unscientific. It doesn't make sense how you could both be more scientific AND be nicer to her.
by SolarSnake
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need help with italics
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Ok, granted, you might have to pretend that you are in England of 100 years ago...

But Shirley, Tracey, and Stacey were definitely all men's names at some point.

But good point about Robin and Jamie, thanks!
by SolarSnake
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need help with italics
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Another major big use of variables for VNs is to keep track of choices in a non-looping story. e.g. menu: "Buy her a swimsuit": "I buy her a swimsuit!" $ gift = "swimsuit" "Buy her a tennis racket": "I buy her a tennis tracket" $gift = "racket" "Buy her a komodo dragon" "Aw, that komodo dragon hachl...
by SolarSnake
Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need help with italics
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

BCS, No offense intended. You weren't very specific about which part you wanted explained, and when people aren't explicit I tend to start from the beginning. I think that monele gave a good explanation of variables, so I won't rehash that. I just want to point out that I edited my example to try to...
by SolarSnake
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need help with italics
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

BCS,

Ok, first question: do you understand the way that indentation is used in renpy (and python) to indicate which parts go with what?
by SolarSnake
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need help with italics
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

BCS, Do you mean something like: $ choice1var = 0 $ choice3var = 0 menuStartLabel: menu: "Choice 1": if choice1var == 0: "I am chosing choice 1, an option I have never chosen before" elif choice1var == 1: "I have previously entered choice 1, but only once" elif choice1var == 2: "I have chosen choice...
by SolarSnake
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: New Recipes in the Cookbook
Replies: 1
Views: 603

New Recipes in the Cookbook

Hi! As a general announcement, there are a few new recipes in the cookbook. The latest is: http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/doc/cookbook/Good_Looking_Italics Going forward, I'm going to be trying to collect really helpful answer to questions in this forum and adding them as recipes to the cookbook (a...
by SolarSnake
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Getting over the rage
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

"I don't see any other way ^^;" Version control software, such as subversion. Check everything that you're working on it. Every time you do something major, commit the new version. It's less work than renaming. :) Granted, being a programmer I just have subversion lying around anyway, so it's trivia...
by SolarSnake
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Getting over the rage
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

The best thing to do is to find some old Sierra games. King's Quest, Quest for Glory, Leisure Suit Larry, Police Quest.. one of those. Or, preferably, several of those. Play them for a bit. There's nothing like a Sierra game to teach you to say every 30 seconds. It's been a long time since I last pl...
by SolarSnake
Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need help with italics
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

PyTom would be able to tell you more about this, but if you don't find anything suitable and don't mind a bit of work, you might be able to statically render the non-free font that you want into a bitmapped sfont and use that. Copyright law doesn't allow one to copyright bitmapped fonts (true type f...
by SolarSnake
Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Cookbook Organized
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

recipe up

It's really not that bad once you get used to the wiki code, but I can understand how it can be intimidating. Keep in mind, though, a wiki is versioned, so no matter what you do you can't screw it up permanently. In the worst case you'll just have to back out your changes. Anyhow, I put the recipe u...
by SolarSnake
Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Wiki Features Page taking shape
Replies: 2
Views: 842

the features page is live

PyTom pushed the features page live earlier today. So there's now a convenient way for people to check out Ren'Py to see if it's worth downloading the demo and doing further investigation. It's always good to give me as comfortable a path to addiction as possible. At least, if you're the dealer... A...
by SolarSnake
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Wiki Reference Manual Updates
Replies: 2
Views: 676

It's my pleasure, and thanks for the encouragement!