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by dstarsboy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: I need some color critique.
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: I need some color critique.

Your coloring looks good to me. Your left arm seems to not follow the light direction in the shading as much as everything else though. Definitely fix your line-art, that will make a huge difference. Other than that, I think you did quite well.
by dstarsboy
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: I need a piece of advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: I need a piece of advice

Go to deviant art and then search for "color tutorial" and you'll find a ton of helpful stuff.
by dstarsboy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: NaNoRenO for 2011!!!!
Replies: 154
Views: 10912

Re: NaNoRenO for 2011?

Nice, I'd like to start/finish a little VN in March. Here's hoping I have time! :)
by dstarsboy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Dragon Age
Replies: 152
Views: 10518

Re: Dragon Age

Craptacular. That means they pulled a ME2 and they're no longer supporting same sex romances. :(
by dstarsboy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: tell me why you didn't buy Vera Blanc :)
Replies: 57
Views: 4937

Re: tell me why you didn't buy Vera Blanc :)

I didn't get it because: 1) It was episodic. It gives me the sense that it's not a complete game, hence, not worth the money or only a partial experience. 2) It seemed like a mystery VN and (I think) it came out near when Jensei (sp?) came out. So if I could only get one mystery VN, I would probably...
by dstarsboy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Question About Art
Replies: 19
Views: 1293

Re: Question About Art

Any style is fine. Look at this and this as an example of great use of non-anime art.
by dstarsboy
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: How do you make the music NOT loop?
Replies: 2
Views: 353

How do you make the music NOT loop?

I tried this:

$ renpy.music.play("Music/02 A Simple Life.mp3", loop=None)

But that didn't work, it still loops. Thanks in advance.
by dstarsboy
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)
Replies: 62
Views: 8106

Re: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)

@Aleema I agree whole-heartedly. Our game style is different enough, we should definitely move away from the "high school" VN style that I've been doing thus far. @Jack Incredible! The stuff you and Aleema can do with Ren'Py never ceases to amaze me. @Chansel I take 100% of the blame for this. The s...
by dstarsboy
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)
Replies: 62
Views: 8106

Re: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)

@Aleema Wow you have some great insight on directing. The scene you described about when Anton notices he has pajamas on would play out much better with your suggested music set up. Also, ambient noises for background music instead of a non-stop loop? Brilliant! I get the feeling (based on your Rock...
by dstarsboy
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)
Replies: 62
Views: 8106

Re: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)

Wow, very very good feedback! Thank you for being so honest and straight forward. Good point on the similar names, could definitely lead to confusion. I think we'll change Celeste's name, as Celeste is not a very Dutch sounding name. (Chantal on the forums pointed that out... she also let me borrow ...
by dstarsboy
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)
Replies: 62
Views: 8106

Re: [WIP] The Isle of St Marcus (DEMO added)

I just added a very short demo (like 10 minutes long?). Please see the original post for the link. Thus far we have: The game contains 1,366 screens of dialogue. These screens contain a total of 19,405 words, for an average of 14.2 words per screen. The game contains 11 menus. But only the first few...
by dstarsboy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Do you play as same or opposite gender?
Replies: 234
Views: 31727

Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

I usually play games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect as a "good" male the first time through then a "evil" female the second time through. The experiences are different enough to make it worth playing twice. As for MMORPGs or anything I'm playing for a long period of time, usually female. I know it'...
by dstarsboy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: [Tutorial] Customizing the Textbox
Replies: 132
Views: 92807

Re: [Tutorial] Customizing the Textbox

Wow, no matter what I did I could never figure out what the heck those two little numbers at the end of a frame definition were. This is incredibly helpful.
by dstarsboy
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: Yearly Art Progression
Replies: 33
Views: 4096

Re: Artists! Keep Practicing

Inspiring... sort of... knowing that 10 years from now, I'll be a little better. :(