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by AxemRed
Tue May 13, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: New Term for Visual Novels? [split]
Replies: 93
Views: 8705

Re: New Term for Visual Novels? [split]

http://weeaboo.nl/2013/01/the-walking-dead-and-visual-novels/ That article does seem a bit silly. The focus on the 'novel' part (part of why the term novel is problematic, but oh well) and a close-minded view of what level of interactivity is permitted add up to a pretty shallow case. First of all,...
by AxemRed
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: 360-degree 2d panorama
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: 360-degree 2d panorama

A 360 degree panorama is just a 2D image that wraps around at the edges.

Your example video also uses a (very unrealistic) camera distortion effect which AFAIK can't be done with Ren'Py at the moment.
by AxemRed
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Reduce filesize of images, pictures, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: Reduce filesize of images, pictures, etc.

You shouldn't have to fiddle with JPEG color channels -- just use greyscale JPEGs to store the alpha (and use the JCC script if you're doing this with Ren'Py). That said, a greyscale PNG will still be of comparable or sometimes even smaller size (and without the risk of compression artifacts in your...
by AxemRed
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Reduce filesize of images, pictures, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: Reduce filesize of images, pictures, etc.

Are you knew any software for produce good/perfect results to reduce filesize without "degrades quality dramatically"? Tell about this. The problem isn't JPEG, the problem is resaving JPEGs. Keep all your files in a lossless format (for example PNG), then batch-convert them to JPEG during your buil...
by AxemRed
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Reduce filesize of images, pictures, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: Reduce filesize of images, pictures, etc.

>Resave all jpg pictures in MS Paint. It is reduce filesize to 50% or more.
Never resave JPEGs, it degrades quality dramatically (and JPEG does a poor job of compressing its own compression artifacts).
Never use MS Paint to produce JPEGs, its results are very poor compared to other programs.
by AxemRed
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Worst anime you have ever watched?
Replies: 310
Views: 50739

Re: Worst anime you have ever watched?

Isn't that stuff already in the second season? I distinctly remember people flipping their shit about it.
by AxemRed
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meal ideas? (Lunch and Dinner)
Replies: 20
Views: 2209

Re: Meal ideas? (Lunch and Dinner)

I'm a fan of this blog:
http://www.budgetbytes.com/
by AxemRed
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py Constantly Crashing (Freezing) In Tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Ren'Py Constantly Crashing (Freezing) In Tutorial

This computer is five years old and I'm pretty sure Dell isn't going to have a specialized driver for it anymore. Does anyone have any advice on this? Is there anything I can do? Uninstalling the current driver, then reinstalling with the generic Intel driver has worked for me in the past. You coul...
by AxemRed
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py Constantly Crashing (Freezing) In Tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Ren'Py Constantly Crashing (Freezing) In Tutorial

Updating the driver of your graphics chip should fix your problem.
by AxemRed
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py Constantly Crashing (Freezing) In Tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Ren'Py Constantly Crashing In Tutorial

Upload/post your log.txt, the most likely culprit is an outdated graphics driver.
by AxemRed
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Sprite Size Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3038

Re: Sprite Size Problem

That screenshot is meaningless. How large is your image in pixels?
by AxemRed
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Arabic font support please !
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Arabic font support please !

>I tried to write in arabic but it shows some empty squares
Sounds like the font you've chosen to use doesn't contain Arabic characters.
by AxemRed
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Memory management?
Replies: 67
Views: 4757

Re: Memory management?

The file data is already cached in RAM by the hard drive and/or OS, so caching file data manually would usually be redundant. The decoded pixels are stored in the image cache, not the raw file data. I never looked into the issue as all of the memory issues in my game were code-related and disappear...
by AxemRed
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Memory management?
Replies: 67
Views: 4757

Re: Memory management?

The file data is already cached in RAM by the hard drive and/or OS, so caching file data manually would usually be redundant. The decoded pixels are stored in the image cache, not the raw file data.