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Visual Novel Novelty Help

#1 Post by AshleighKate » Wed May 11, 2016 6:19 am

Hi guys! So I'm getting really desperate here. I've just completed my first version of my very first visual novel/game and I want to post it publicly for people to test. I used the visual novel maker "Novelty" so naturally in order to post it, I had to compress it to a ZIP file. So I did so but when my friends download the ZIP on their computer and unlock it and try to click the Shortcut in the file ("Play Game - Shortcut") to launch the game, it comes up with an error message that says "C:\Users\User\Desktop\Novelty1 (Dantae Game)\Novelty Dantae Game\Build\Play Game.exe The specified path does not exist. Check the path then try again"

I had exported my VN in Novelty and under the "build" folder where the exported file was stored, I created a shortcut to open the game. This shortcut works fine on my computer. It's just when I try to send it to others it doesn't work.

PLEASE HELP.

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P.s here is the link that my friends tried to download. https://ashleighkate.itch.io/arcadia-test

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Re: VISUAL NOVEL NOVELTY HELP

#2 Post by FonaCall » Wed May 11, 2016 9:14 am

Hm... They may have put the folder in a different location in their computers or something.

For this, you could just tell them to put the folder in their desktop (making sure the Build folder is in a folder named Novelty Dantae Game and that folder is in a folder named Novelty1 (Dantae Game)). Either that, or have them make their own shortcut to Play Game.exe (or have them just open Play Game.exe).
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Re: VISUAL NOVEL NOVELTY HELP

#3 Post by firecat » Wed May 11, 2016 9:23 am

it works fine to me, also one more thing you dont need to upload all of novelty to have the game, only the build file by renaming it. i tested the game, it does have bugs like it says, as well as a few questionable arrows being placed at textbox while the textbox is still around.
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Re: Visual Novel Novelty Help

#4 Post by fleet » Wed May 11, 2016 10:40 am

Hi. I use Novelty. Your zipped file is 600 MB. I would guess that when your friend tried to download it that the connection timed out. I'll try to download it and check the contents.
While I wait for it to download, I'll offer this bit of advice. I'd recommend you give serious consideration to reducing the size of the files in your visual novel. Music files often take up a huge amount of file space. You can use a sound file editor to shorten the playing time of music files, and then tell Novelty to 'loop' them.

EDIT: I downloaded it and looked at the unzipped contents. It's what firecat said, I suggest you create a new folder on your hard drive and export the game to that folder, and then zip it.
I'd recommend NOT including a shortcut file to the zipped file.
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