No Good Wife Beta [B/B][B+G][History][Drama][Mature]

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No Good Wife Beta [B/B][B+G][History][Drama][Mature]

#1 Post by verysunshine » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:50 am

Warning! This game demo contains sexual content, curse words, and mentions of suicide. If this bothers you, please don't play the game.

This is the beta & demo for the game No Good Wife. Information about the game can be found below. It contains the first three scenes of the game, with music and sound effects. There are two branching paths.

Known issues
- Some backgrounds have transparent windows
- Strange aspect ratio

The file for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems is available below.

After you've finished playing the demo, would you mind answering these questions?
Questions to answer wrote: 1. Did you have any technical issues when running the game?
2. What character is your favourite?
3. Is the plot interesting?
4. Are there any spelling or grammar mistakes? (Use of non-British spelling and terminology counts as a mistake)
5. What do you think of the audio?
6. Is there anything else you'd like to say?
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#2 Post by philip » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:54 pm

Tried to download this, and got a screen which said that Adobe was out of date (which it isn't). Prompt wanted me to install some weird software, which I declined to do. I will avoid this story until there is a safe and reliable way to download it.

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#3 Post by verysunshine » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:48 pm

That sounds very strange, Philip. There shouldn't be any software to install - just a ZIP file with the game inside. What did the popup want yu to install?

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#4 Post by Donmai » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:28 am

verysunshine wrote:What did the popup want yu to install?
Probably iLivid. Many free filelockers are full of advertising traps.
Well, I've clicked on the right 'download button', I've played through your demo and I have some things to say about technical details. I won't be commenting your story. I'm not saying it's good or bad, it's only that I haven't payed too much attention to it, so I will leave it to someone else to evaluate.
Your zip file is huge (130 MB), for a small demo. You could convert the music files to OGG, that would reduce their size without loosing quality. The same for the backgrounds: they are 1,78 MB png files. You could safely convert them to jpg, reducing the file size. Morgan created those background pictures with a transparent window so we could add an "outside" picture behind them. One of the reasons I could not pay attention to your story is that all the time I was distracted by the "flashing" windows. When we click to go on, the transparency grid out there disappears for a while, showing black (or "undefined" color, as Tom calls it, but it still looks unsuspiciouly like black to me).
The program also throwed me a syntax error:

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I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 535, in script
    show farris bneutral at (xpos = 0.28, ypos = 1.0) with move
SyntaxError: invalid syntax (game/script.rpy, line 535)

Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1
Ren'Py 6.99.5.602
No Good Wife 0.5
It's not a critical error, if we click 'ignore' the game skips the transition and goes on. Anyway, changing

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            show farris bneutral at (xpos = 0.28, ypos = 1.0) with move 
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            show farris bneutral:
                xpos 0.28 ypos 1.0
            with move
made the error go away.
If you reduce the size of your files, you will be able to build a smaller distribution (about 40 MB) that you could simply attach to your post, instead of putting it on any "suspect" (not that much, I'm kidding) filelocker. You will upload faster, people will download it faster, and everybody will be happy :D .
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#5 Post by verysunshine » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:29 pm

Here is a new build of the game. The holes in the backgrounds have been filled and some bugs have been removed. Some text has been altered. The file is much smaller due to some data being condensed and other files being removed. This one fits onto the forums, so there shouldn't be any trouble downloading it.
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#6 Post by verysunshine » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:29 am

I have a new version! It has a new Simulator look. This build is to figure out how stats and events function. A few of the events are written, so you'll get a story preview too.

Please choose the version that is appropriate for your computer.
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NoGoodWife_Rebuild_Stats_EventOrder_Test-mac.zip
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