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by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Creation of a new (original) VN
Replies: 63
Views: 5668

Re: Creation of a new (original) VN

AnonLurker wrote:I'll be working on a short backstory for War and make up some main characters then.
Great stuff, can't wait to see it :)
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Creation of a new (original) VN
Replies: 63
Views: 5668

Re: Creation of a new (original) VN

Something short, straighfoward and interesting. It's much harder than it sounds, but I feel it's the best way to create a "base" for the project to florish and get people interessed. I think everyone pitching story ideas should come up with a document of some sort. It doesn't have to be long, but j...
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Creation of a new (original) VN
Replies: 63
Views: 5668

Re: Creation of a new (original) VN

I think everyone pitching story ideas should come up with a document of some sort. It doesn't have to be long, but just some plot mock ups and brief descriptions; if you can draw seeing characters would help. From my experience starting a public project is a snowball effect. No one wants to jump ont...
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Best Cinematics
Replies: 45
Views: 5104

Re: Best Cinematics

My favourite is Hanako's. I feel you could show that to someone entirely unfamiliar with the game and they would instantly understand it.
It's an amazingly powerful clip.
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Why doesn't Rin just use prosthetics
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

Re: Why doesn't Rin just use prosthetics

She would need very advanced robotic arms that are 1) Incredibly expensive if not still technically prototypes 2) Still really don't work that well. Painting takes a huge amount of finesse and dexterity that current prosthetic arms (or more accurately, hands) absolutely can't produce. If it doesn't ...
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Book titles in game...
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Book titles in game...

Life of Pi is a pretty great example of unreliable narration which is a literary technique I've always really enjoyed.
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Creation of a new (original) VN
Replies: 63
Views: 5668

Re: Creation of a new (original) VN

I'd be willing to help out on any original work. Not interested in anything that takes place in an existing universe, personally. I'm a programmer by profession. I'm also a guitarist, I make electronic music as well. I feel I can, at times, conjure up some powerful prose in the form of writing (prob...
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: I want to pay... something.
Replies: 15
Views: 1841

Re: I want to pay... something.

Exchanging money across the globe, equally, with no strings attached to a team that has dissolved and reformed (losing some people) just complicates everything. How much should everyone get? Should someone who left still get paid? Should people who did "more work" than others make more? Furthermore,...
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Need a little help here
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Need a little help here

Try to get out and go where people are, even if it's just to the coffee shop or mall or something.
You don't have to talk to anyone but just get out and get moving.

It's not a cure-all but it helps.
by Weaver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1940

Re: Is this normal?

Also, your post made me feel a lot better too, Weaver. Thank you for that. Reading your response, the OP's feelings, and jotting mine down here too has really cheered me up. No problem Lanyx, I'm glad my post had an effect :) It's a very rare thing in life to be broken down and to fully reflect upo...
by Weaver
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1940

Re: Is this normal?

Well, as odd as this sounds I'd say it is pretty normal. I've been seeing a lot of stories such as yours on the internet that this game sparked. I wrote a very long post on this forum about what the game did for me as well. In my opinion (keeping in mind I don't know you) you need to realize that yo...
by Weaver
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Question:
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Re: Question:

It's an interesting question and to throw confusion into the fire there have been some very surprising results in neruosience as recently electronic hearing implants have let deaf people hear. Oddly enough, some of them born deaf and learning English sign/language/lip reading, upon getting the impla...
by Weaver
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: programming and such.
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: programming and such.

Python won't teach you much about what you need to know to do really low-level programming, but 99% (and rising) of the time you don't need to any more. I would still strongly recommend starting with any other major language if you plan to have a lot of actual... "game" (I have no better way to sum...
by Weaver
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: programming and such.
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: programming and such.

Therefore, I can imagine that there wasn't a whole lot of programming by the dev team involved. Oh, there was. Delta was not exactly the most idle member of the dev team. It's been said repeatedly that doing anything beyond the basics with Ren'Py is frustratingly difficult (i.e. it gets in your way...
by Weaver
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: programming and such.
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: programming and such.

Katawa Shoujo made use of a customized version of the renpy VN engine: http://renpy.org/. Therefore, I can imagine that there wasn't a whole lot of programming by the dev team involved. As a side not, if you do want to start out programming, I recommend trying python (what the renpy engine is writt...