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by Wintermoon
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: cintiq vs tablet computer with stylus: recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

cintiq vs tablet computer with stylus: recommendations?

I've tried using a traditional Wacom tablet, but I'm having severe trouble coordinating what my hand is doing on the tablet with what's happening on the screen. What I really want is a tablet with a built-in display, so that I can see what I'm doing. The way I see it, I have two options: 1. I can in...
by Wintermoon
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Long Live The Queen (sim, commercial)
Replies: 96
Views: 37350

Re: Long Live The Queen (sim, commercial)

It's like Princess Maker and I Wanna Be the Guy had a love child.
by Wintermoon
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: That Cheap and Sacred Thing - Drama/Sci-fi
Replies: 335
Views: 133395

Re: That Cheap and Sacred Thing - Drama/Sci-fi

I cried.
But the thing that will remain with me long after I've forgotten the rest of the story is the vision of that dead girl with her skull cracked open. That was a direct blow to my biggest weak spot.
by Wintermoon
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Hierofanía
Replies: 108
Views: 44996

Re: Hierofanía

This is now one of my favorite OELVNs. Love the art, especially the colors and the corpse paint on the knights of Utrecht.
by Wintermoon
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Kitten Crusade [NaNoRenO 2012][cat][sim] -- links fixed!
Replies: 25
Views: 9946

Re: Kitten Crusade [NaNoRenO 2012][cat][sim]

I quite enjoyed this. So cute! Minor complaints: If I scout Yuri's house, then fetch her toy, then challenge her and win, then scout her house again, she refuses to join my clowder even though she is already part of it. Tristan had no story nor even a description, which makes him feel superfluous. I...
by Wintermoon
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Ren'Py 6.13 Pre-Releases
Replies: 133
Views: 12371

Re: Ren'Py 6.13 Pre-Releases

I've got a crash to report in the latest Ren'Py, immediately upon launching the tutorial from the launcher. See attached log file. Incidentally, other OpenGL programs run on my computer without a problem. Update: I've updated my graphics drivers, and Ren'Py no longer crashes. However, the crash is ...
by Wintermoon
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Ren'Py 6.13 Pre-Releases
Replies: 133
Views: 12371

Re: Ren'Py 6.13 Pre-Releases

I've got a crash to report in the latest Ren'Py, immediately upon launching the tutorial from the launcher. See attached log file. Incidentally, other OpenGL programs run on my computer without a problem.
by Wintermoon
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Types of Choices You Like
Replies: 24
Views: 3042

Re: Types of Choices You Like

It should never be possible to "mess up" a choice. The player should never be punished for a choice. Any choice that leads to a bad end should obviously lead to a bad end. If the player makes a choice that leads to an unsatisfactory ending, that's your fault as storyteller, not the player's fault. I...
by Wintermoon
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: [NaNoRenO 2011] - My Magical Cosplay Cafe (With proper CGs!)
Replies: 66
Views: 20017

Re: [NaNoRenO 2011] - My Magical Cosplay Cafe (With proper C

Not bad, but it feels like a missed opportunity to me. A common problem in visual novels is that the protagonist tends to either be a inconsiderate jerk or a boring vanilla everyman. This visual novel manages to gloriously avert this problem in the awesome breakdance ending. However, this problem is...
by Wintermoon
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Erasing a character... and he never comes back.
Replies: 51
Views: 3378

Re: Erasing a character... and he never comes back.

Killing characters off is OK when it's done correctly, but it's easy to do poorly. For example: If minor characters die all the time but none of the major characters do, then it will seem like the major characters have plot armor, which can cause the audience to lose interest. Conversely, if major c...
by Wintermoon
Fri May 13, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Ren'Py in the Browser
Replies: 21
Views: 7451

Re: Ren'Py in the Browser

It's perfectly playable on my ancient PowerPC Mac Mini running Safari 4.1.3. Yes, there's some lag, but the lag is trivial compared to the lag on most other websites. Google images is virtually unusable due to lag on the same computer. Even my good computer has more lag than that when reading online...
by Wintermoon
Thu May 12, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Does Many Endings Encourage or Discourage Players?
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: Does Many Endings Encourage or Discourage Players?

The purpose of multiple endings, IMO, is to personalize the experience. I play through once, making my decisions until I reach my personalized ending. And then I stop, because I've already reached my ending. The other endings belong to other players who made different decisions. Replaying to get the...
by Wintermoon
Sat May 07, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Recital Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Best Recital Piece

I'm not sure what you're looking for, but I've always rather fond of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Sheet music available on musopen.com.
by Wintermoon
Thu May 05, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Reasons for Game Creation Failure (and how to overcome?)
Replies: 32
Views: 2849

Re: Reasons for Game Creation Failure (and how to overcome?)

For me it's almost always a combination of these two: * Game longer than expected * Stuck in a spot So, to answer this question: What strategies can you use to overcome these issues? I rewrite. I redesign. I go back to the core concept at the heart of the game and ask myself how I would design the g...
by Wintermoon
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What do you consider to be good writing?
Replies: 20
Views: 2603

Re: What do you consider to be good writing?

Good writing is invisible. When reading a well-written story, I forget that I am reading because I am so immersed in the story. When reading a poorly written story, I get so distracted by how the story is written that I can't focus on the story itself. Good writing is writing without mistakes. Bad w...