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by mikey
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: The Buzz - a 30-episode visual novel podcast
Replies: 55
Views: 7805

Re: "The Buzz" VN podcast - newest ep #7: Time & Energy

And here is another episode! It's our 7th and we call it Time & Energy , and we discuss how one can get by with all the schedules, unexpected tasks, setbacks and all the things that conspire against you and the work on your visual novel. For more information and streaming or downliad links, go to th...
by mikey
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: The Buzz - a 30-episode visual novel podcast
Replies: 55
Views: 7805

Re: "The Buzz" VN podcast - newest ep #6:Genres vs. Creators

And another episode is out (#6), this time we talk about Genres Vs. Creators.

Check out the episode here:
http://www.thebeeskneesstories.com/2015 ... episode-6/

Enjoy and let us know if you have something to add!
by mikey
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: The Buzz - a 30-episode visual novel podcast
Replies: 55
Views: 7805

Re: "The Buzz" VN podcast - newest ep #5: Critique (part 2)

Hi everyone, after a bit of a break we are back and we continue where we left off, discussing criticism and critique in an episode titled How to Critique Others, and Receive Feedback Gracefully . Check out the podcast here: http://www.thebeeskneesstories.com/2015/03/17/how-to-critique-others-and-rec...
by mikey
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Aurora Fall
Replies: 10
Views: 5004

Re: Aurora Fall

Jo'ogn >> It's perfect the way it is, really. In fact, I think one of the key things about this project is that so many assets (drawings, sound, music, text effects) were designed, made and done five-six years before release (I did take more photos after that, but that was the only thing), and I so ...
by mikey
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Aurora Fall
Replies: 10
Views: 5004

Re: Aurora Fall

@ ludeshka Aurora Fall has a story, but it's not focused on it - that's the simplest way I can put it. I really wanted to stress this, because it's kind of the point of the entire VN - to show "beauty" as silent observation of things or events things without judgment. And thanks for playing my games...
by mikey
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Aurora Fall
Replies: 10
Views: 5004

Re: Aurora Fall

Sounds like it was quite an adventure man. =w= Sad times that I'm soooooo busy, but definitely a toast to the end of a long and winding journey. *raises glass* Thank you, sir. You may not know it, but I followed your progress updates of Homeward and was kind of using that energy that came across in...
by mikey
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Anthridercynantide (and) Umeda Sky
Replies: 13
Views: 5098

Re: Anthridercynantide (and) Umeda Sky

Thank you for those kind words! The style that began with Anthridercynantide (since as you said that's what you enjoyed most) is also used in Umeda Sky, and (to an almost extreme degree) in Aurora Fall as well, so those may be best for that. My older VNs have a more traditional text to images ratio,...
by mikey
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Aurora Fall
Replies: 10
Views: 5004

Aurora Fall

Hello everyone, I have finished my last and by far the biggest VN - Aurora Fall - a game I have been working on since late 2007, and that has undergone a lot of changes to get to the format that it is in right now. I really hope you will have the time to read the below text, because it's really impo...
by mikey
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Compiled game too big - zip error
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Compiled game too big - zip error

If you did that on windows, you'd have trouble with the mac and linux versions. I may try to go with denzil's approach of building the Linux/Mac versions on Linux and then repacking on Linux. Also, there isn't support for building to a directory for PC builds. You'd have to unzip the zip yourself. ...
by mikey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Compiled game too big - zip error
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Compiled game too big - zip error

Grasping at straws now, but... What if I chose in the Build menu to make only a Windows version AND renpy simply didn't create that big zip at all, and just copied the final non-zipped files and rpas to the output directory? That way I could at least be reasonably sure the Windows version is fine, a...
by mikey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Compiled game too big - zip error
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Compiled game too big - zip error

Hmmm, more specifically - do you mean that a.) if I use the ZIP64, you can't say if Linux / Mac would work, but Windows 7 and higher would be fine or b.) you are not sure if using ZIP64 will work with any system? (because in case of a.) I could release for Windows for now, and later add the Mac and ...
by mikey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Compiled game too big - zip error
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Compiled game too big - zip error

So if I use the ZIP64 way (without re-packing under Windows), I will make that 3 GB zip file straight out of renpy, but my game's requirements will be as follows: - Win7 or higher - modern/recent Linux/Mac versions (unaffected by ZIP or ZIP64 choice?) If that's the only drawback, then I suppose I ca...
by mikey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Compiled game too big - zip error
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Compiled game too big - zip error

Thanks! Will try it as soon as I can. But if you say that single zip file will have troubles in older systems - can't I then unpack that single zip file and repack the entire game using 7zip in some compatible setting (i.e. split into 2-part archives)? This would create two files, each well under 2 ...
by mikey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Compiled game too big - zip error
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Compiled game too big - zip error

Thank you! I have added this to my script.rpy: build.archive("archive01", "all") build.classify("game/pic/010/*.png", "archive01") ... (more) build.classify("game/pic/079/*.png", "archive01") build.archive("archive02", "all") build.classify("game/pic/081/*.png", "archive02") ... (more) build.classif...
by mikey
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Compiled game too big - zip error
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Compiled game too big - zip error

Hi everyone, I have a problem where I want to make distributions for my game, but because it's too big, or rather because the zip can't handle larger files, I get the attached error. My game is around 2,8 GB. I'm probably looking for a way to split the .rpa file. My "pic" folder (with subfolders) is...