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#46 Post by Megaman Z » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:47 pm

I've been thinking... with the NaNoRenO coming, maybe this should be stickied... considering that it is a group of resources and programs that could be used for making music, graphics, and games. the only thing that's missing from the list is renpy, which can be accessed from it's appropriate section (or American Bishoujo, for the people who are too lazy to go to the announcement thread for the latest version.)

so... sticky?
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#47 Post by shaja » Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:17 pm

I didn't see these posted, so here's some other free graphic tools:


Microsoft still offers Acrylic (which used to be called Expression) as a free preview.

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#48 Post by PyTom » Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:26 am

A collection of free use images from Wikipedia.
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#49 Post by Just lurking » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:38 pm

RoughDraft 3.0 -- an alternative to using Microsoft Word for writing your script, and has optional dictionary and thesaurus add-ons.
Caveats: Windows only. Requires printer settings installed on your machine, but it can be faked if you don't have a printer (or have it hooked up to a different machine instead).

Universe -- a tool for creating realistic-looking space and night sky images. A few additional image tools are disabled in the trial version, but the ones available are more than sufficient for dabbling, and it's not crippleware or seppukuware (two things that REALLY irritate me), hence the recommendation.

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#50 Post by Shii » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:56 pm

PyTom wrote:

A collection of free use images from Wikipedia.
More like

(which has all the images, not just the ones used on Wikipedia)

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#51 Post by bookie » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:00 pm

Found a nice place to search for sound effects. Only problem, it doesn't host/own the files directly so there's a question of use allowance.

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#52 Post by Alessio » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:12 am

Don't forget these ones:

For images
Stock exchange
Morgue file

[Edit: Forget the two above... just saw they've been mentioned earlier in the thread... ^_^::::]

For sounds

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#53 Post by TMBpower » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:32 pm

Not sure if this is fit for the thread, but anyway...

Can anyone recommened a free music video creator? I had the idea of making opening and closing MPEG vids along the lines of this. All it is is image transitions put to music. Another example.:P

Otherwise, does anyone know if Adobe Premire Elements would work?
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#54 Post by absinthe » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:31 am

Free, hmmm, on Windows XP, if you already have a bunch of clips or images you want to string together, you could try Windows Movie Maker? It's under Start -> Programs -> Accessories, and near the bottom. I'm not sure how extensive the transition options are, though. [Edit, I just checked, there are quite a few.]

It's not free, but I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio, and very much like it.

You could also try The Gimp (Linux and Windows, free); the version I have right now has video support (can't remember if I had to download that seperately, sorry) but I haven't used the video part much. I think you'd have to make the clips in a separate program, though.
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#55 Post by monele » Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:40 am

If you give up on the fancy effects and just use fades/dissolves and moving characters in front of bgs, you could just make it using RenPy scripting.

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#56 Post by shaja » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:34 pm


Free pixel art creator for OS X.

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#57 Post by lordcloudx » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:22 am

In a late reply to TMBpower post, you'll find that SWISH (although it's not really free) does the job nicely if you just want to use image transitions for a music vid. You can export it to avi and re-encode the file to mpg format later.
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#58 Post by ShiraiJunichi » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:00 pm

Some music sites I've been meaning to mention: (lots of free sound effects, I think) (some good free piano music) (this one looks really good!) (some good music, but I think it can't be legally included in a game without paying a fee)

This one here
looks really good. Ton's of free loops, and the majority is freeware. Attribute the artist in your game, and you're done!

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#59 Post by rioka » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:26 pm

Ren'ai Games now has free backgrounds you can use for your games. They're available in the Development Corner. =)

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#60 Post by monele » Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:12 pm

Ohh nice ^^. I'd probably just use the clouds but it's nice to have a repository of such things ^^

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