On Asking Questions

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Re: On Asking Questions

#76 Post by mspencer » Wed May 18, 2016 11:21 pm

I'm a mediocre professional programmer with little Python experience, and a friend has asked me to help with a Ren'Py project. I'm trying to come up to speed and have been using the wiki and manual and have been writing toy programs. (Just started subclassing Displayable and exploring the pygame rabbit hole, and was surprised to find how many .rpa files were in my Steam library. I'm still a complete noob at this.)

Would it be worthwhile for me to make a thread asking about recommended resources for experienced or professional programmers to get up to speed? Ideally I'm hoping for a short list of resources which would look like:
* you obviously will need Python and pygame. I prefer link, link, and link, or if you want to buy some books I prefer link and link.
* we use XYZ framework for lexing and parsing -- learn that framework at link -- and then review the rpy parser and interpreter source starting with this and this.
* someone started working on a context-aware code editor -- project page at link -- but it was abandoned or needs work.
* someone made a .py module for reflecting into any object in an rpy file -- project page at link

Is this thread-worthy?

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Re: On Asking Questions

#77 Post by PyTom » Thu May 19, 2016 1:39 am

I think so, although a lot of these questions might be hard to answer. For example, Ren'Py uses a hand-written recursive descent parser, not a parser generator. Third-party tools come with a big price, so you have to ensure you get a correspondingly big benefit.

That being said - this could be a very interesting idea for thread, here or in the cookbook.
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Re: On Asking Questions

#78 Post by Thedarkjoa » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:08 am

When is coming the next version of ren'py? :D

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#79 Post by Raichi » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:51 am

Is anyone okay with adding me on skype? I prefer live feedback over forums. Anyway, just send me a note with your skype and I'll add you, thanks! :)

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resolution visual novel ren'py

#80 Post by zerox45 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:21 pm

I can create a library upscaled a visual novel in ren'py and inserted into visual engine

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#81 Post by city » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:13 am

xela wrote:
barsunduk wrote:In imagebutton «focus_mask True» does not work on Android OS. Is it a global problem or it's just my luck?
It's a "global problem". You can use a callable instead, that works just fine (quite possibly much faster as well).
Would you mind clarifying this for me? How would I go about converting focus_mask True imagebuttons into something usable for android?

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#82 Post by Ayekochan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:02 pm

I've recently did a post asking for some help (viewtopic.php?f=48&t=42069), but, no replies so far. Could I get any here by any chance?
please and thank you!

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#83 Post by trooper6 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:55 am

You should probably make a thread in the Questions thread rather than the music thread.
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Re: On Asking Questions

#84 Post by Ayekochan » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:39 pm

trooper6 wrote:You should probably make a thread in the Questions thread rather than the music thread.
Well it says "Questions, skill improvement, and respectful critique involving music, sound, and movies." as the description so I thought it'd be okay...

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Re: On Asking Questions

#85 Post by Meinos Kaen » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi there, question about building distributions!

I booted up my MacBook and finally managed to create an iOS version of my project. Only thing is, the game file is 39 Meg while the folder created for its Xcode Project version is 324 Megs.

That can't be right, right? Or do I only need some files out of the folder and not the entire folder?

Edit: Aaaaand I just discovered Xcode. Nevermind lol

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Re: On Asking Questions

#86 Post by tohtamish » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:06 am

Can anyone tell me about animation made in Highway blossoms - is it made by separate layers with paning pictures at each? Moving at various speed clouds, moutains, etc. Just how did they do it?

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Re: On Asking Questions

#87 Post by ReDe3m3r » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:09 pm

How can I mark all already read text to unread so I cannot skip it anymore?

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Re: On Asking Questions

#88 Post by Andy_kl » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:54 pm

May we hide screen while we dragging Drag?

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#89 Post by kumapandax » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:50 am

How do you create character sprites? I want to make my own sprites by ipad pro but I don't know if it's possible. I tried searching up online how to make character sprites for Ren'Py but I couldn't find much to help my confused brain. Please help, ;;-;; and thankyou.

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Re: On Asking Questions

#90 Post by MaiMai » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:39 am

Did you look around on our Art Assets forum?
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