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Re: Lemma Soft Forums Reception Desk

#46 Post by Imperf3kt » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:34 am

Since you'll be graded on your programming rather than the artwork (unless this is an art class?) don't fret too much. Use anything, even clip art would work enough.

However, I suggest trying the services offered subforum and see if anyone is offering free artwork or perhaps someone already has some artwork you may use. UncleMugen, for instance, has a lot of background material you can use freely. Modifications are both allowed and encouraged.

You could also check Google or your search engine of choice, for "cc0" also known as "creative commons zero" or other creative commons licensed material you may use (just make sure to follow the full terms of the license the material is released under)
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Re: Lemma Soft Forums Reception Desk

#47 Post by Inksword » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:22 pm

chocochino wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:53 am
Hello! I've just created my account in response to my ... circumstances.

One of my lecturer assigned Ren'py-based VN as our end-of-term project (again). While in the last term I managed to learn basic of Ren'py (and thanks a lot to you, guys), the result was really rushed and unsatisfying. This time, I aim to submit a VN that is, at least, worthy enough to be a demo for crowdfunding (my GPA depends on this!)

Problem is, all I can do was programming and writing. I have no artists at all, and being a college student, I also don't have enough budget to hire artists. I also really had no idea about VN development and I really like to get some insight about how things works.

What should I do, especially regarding to my lack of artist?
Do you have art students at your school? You might be able to do an exchange of talent with them, programming a website for them or a game idea they want to do in exchange for drawing for you. You should also take a look at the Recruitment and Services Offered forum. There's a subforum there where you can post stating that you're a looking for an artist who is willing to work with you for free. Otherwise, I suggest looking into the Creative Commons forums here. People post free-to-use sprites, backgrounds and even music or places where you can find them. If you want to eventually crowdfund, I suggest looking for original sprites though, as art and whether it's unique or not is a big draw for people.

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Re: Lemma Soft Forums Reception Desk

#48 Post by chocochino » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:42 am

Thank you for the suggestion! Hopefully I can manage to finish this one ... since most of my project submission are last-minute work :')
Inksword wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:22 pm

Do you have art students at your school? You might be able to do an exchange of talent with them, programming a website for them or a game idea they want to do in exchange for drawing for you. You should also take a look at the Recruitment and Services Offered forum. There's a subforum there where you can post stating that you're a looking for an artist who is willing to work with you for free. Otherwise, I suggest looking into the Creative Commons forums here. People post free-to-use sprites, backgrounds and even music or places where you can find them. If you want to eventually crowdfund, I suggest looking for original sprites though, as art and whether it's unique or not is a big draw for people.
Whoa! I forgot that I used to do a talent exchange with an artist in a small-scale. Yeah, that could work.

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Re: Lemma Soft Forums Reception Desk

#49 Post by bicyclesonthemoon » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:01 pm

Hello,
I created the user account on these forums because I came to ask for help
after a first look I don't know where is the right place to post my question.
I'm having problems with a translation of a renpy made game not working on Gnu/Linux (even when original does) because of what seems to be a problem with the utf8 encoding of some .rpy file.
I tried to find out what to do by myself and failed.
So I wanted to ask here because for sure there are people here who know themselves on renpy very well and maybe someone will be able to answer.
I don't know where to post the question and description of the problem I'm having.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Lemma Soft Forums Reception Desk

#50 Post by xavimat » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:22 am

bicyclesonthemoon wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Hello,
I created the user account on these forums because I came to ask for help
after a first look I don't know where is the right place to post my question.
I'm having problems with a translation of a renpy made game not working on Gnu/Linux (even when original does) because of what seems to be a problem with the utf8 encoding of some .rpy file.
I tried to find out what to do by myself and failed.
So I wanted to ask here because for sure there are people here who know themselves on renpy very well and maybe someone will be able to answer.
I don't know where to post the question and description of the problem I'm having.
Thanks in advance.
Hi, bicyclesonthemoon, welcome to the forum.
"Game not working" is a vague description. I think you should go to the subforum "RenPy Questions and announcements" (viewforum.php?f=8) and open a new topic describing what is actually happening, what game it is, what version, etc.
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Re: Lemma Soft Forums Reception Desk

#51 Post by Donmai » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:34 am

As xavimat said. Anyway, that seems to be a simple case of saving your translation (and any other script files) with utf8 encoding. That won't guarantee that everything will work, though. There may be other debugging actions to proceed after that.
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