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Discuss how to use the Ren'Py engine to create visual novels and story-based games. New releases are announced in this section.
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#1 Post by Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:13 pm

Downloaded Ren'Py yesterday. Until now, I had not thought that I would wish to try my hand at creating a visual novel, only play them. However, I got ambitious.

I started a new project, and like most Windows 98 users, I had the problem of "When I click 'edit script', nothing happens". I did not have any filetype associations for .rpy, et cetera.

I tried creating an association ('open' as the action, selected scite as the program) then tried opening the script of my project. SCiTE opened, but blank. So I tried opening the script of the demo. Again, SCiTE opened, but the text field was entirely blank.

What do I do? (Also, with what programs do I need to associate all the other unfamiliar filetypes such as .py, .rpyb, .rpyc?)

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#2 Post by L33tsaber » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:16 pm

(The above post is mine. I forgot to log in.)
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#3 Post by PyTom » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:38 pm

The only one you would need to associate is .rpy files. I don't know offhand why it isn't working on Windows 98... I need to get a copy and try Ren'Py out.

While ensuring that Ren'Py games work on 98 is important, I'm less inclined to focus on tools like the launcher and SciTE. I didn't write SciTE, which makes it harder to support... and frankly, both MS and Mozilla are dropping support for 98, which makes it hard to justify spending the time.
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#4 Post by L33tsaber » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:44 pm

Ah. Well, thanks anyway... (I hate running this dinosaur, but until I build my own box for CompTech class next year, and subsequently for college, it's all I've got.)
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#5 Post by PyTom » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:36 pm

I would suggest trying to open the script in windows notepad. You'd be missing many of the nice features of SciTE, but it will still work. (Although probably unicode won't be supported.)
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#6 Post by L33tsaber » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:02 pm

I did some more fidgeting around, and now everything works. I've even managed to get a decent start on putting in the dialogue.

(Hehe... now if only I could remember just what I did...)
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