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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Hammer in Your Diary+ Re-TL Project   
    Hello this is hammer. I want to start a re-tl project for Your Diary H+(https://vndb.org/r47899) since it's getting a botched all-ages localization. 
    Currently, I'm looking for tools (krkr engine) and members. Since I'm taking the editor role, I'd like to count with the help of a well-versed translator.
    That's all folks!
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Arata in Trample on Schatten!! Restoration Patch   
    Trample on Schatten!! Restoration Patch
    - Presented by The Order of Restoration -
    | VNDB | Buy the game from JAST here | Download the patch here |
     
    What does our patch do?
    Our patch restores all the cut content from JAST’s release of Trample on Schatten!! We put back in cut voice acting, CGs, text, BGM, cut-ins — the list goes on. JAST only removed one scene, but putting everything back into the game was a real pain in the arse, which is why it took us so long.
     
    How to install the patch
    Info on how to install the patch can be found in "Readme.txt" in the patch directory
    But, if you are lazy:
     
    Credit
    Translation: Arata
    Hacking/Technical Support: Src_
    Editing & other important work: Anonymous soldiers from The Order of Restoration
    Demosaicing: Helvetica Standard
    (While the standard patch uses the original artist's decensored CGs, we had Helvetica decensor the mosiaced CGs for us at the start of the project, not knowing decensored files existed in the JAST version of the game. As such, we felt it would be wrong not to credit Helvetica in this post. We are working on a second patch which uses these decensored files, so his work is not in vain. We will update the post with a second patch using his CGs, and you can all decide which one you think looks the best.)
    (Check out Helvetica's patreon if you like his work.)
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to littleshogun in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Saw this thread was get spammed earlier, so I couldn't comment. Now that it's finally calmed down, I would like to say good luck to the project there and hope that you'll accomplished the goal of allowing us to play Miagete with H scenes intact. As for me, unfortunately I could only give the support here so I'm sorry that I couldn't be help, but I promise that I'll keep my eyes on this project.
    PS - By the way, welcome back there mod @Helvetica Standard. Long time no see.
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Infernoplex in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Yeah, I know that it would be basically overhauling an entire script - not something I really had in mind to do when I grabbed the scripts. And I don't think it's worth it either. Having read through the common route I didn't find a real issue with the Tense, I think I myself like Past Tense more.
    Now this is what I didn't think about when I started this but... My, if you want to help with that, I'll be glad to have you on board!
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Akshay in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Double like.
    You already made my majikoi experience that much better. And know you're gonna do this as well? 

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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Akshay in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Umm..
    Time for an elegant and unexpected return! 
    Randomness aside, This is quite likely one of my favorite VNs of all time.
    So I would like to help the project in some form.
    I don't have hacking skills and my japanese is quite basic, but..
    I could help decensor the H-scenes (as in remove the mosaic censoring.)
    I'm a freelance artist and I did the original Majikoi decensoring images.

    If you are interested, please let me know.
    I don't know what the community thinks about decensoring today as compared to a few years back when I worked on the Majikoi project, but
    if not everyone is on board with it, you can give people the option in an installation   "decensored or original"

    Here are my art sites where you can check my works:
    https://pixiv.me/helvetica_5tandard
    http://lehelveticastandard.tumblr.com
    https://twitter.com/helvetica5td
    http://helvetica5tandard.deviantart.com/gallery/
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from ShinRaikdou in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Umm..
    Time for an elegant and unexpected return! 
    Randomness aside, This is quite likely one of my favorite VNs of all time.
    So I would like to help the project in some form.
    I don't have hacking skills and my japanese is quite basic, but..
    I could help decensor the H-scenes (as in remove the mosaic censoring.)
    I'm a freelance artist and I did the original Majikoi decensoring images.

    If you are interested, please let me know.
    I don't know what the community thinks about decensoring today as compared to a few years back when I worked on the Majikoi project, but
    if not everyone is on board with it, you can give people the option in an installation   "decensored or original"

    Here are my art sites where you can check my works:
    https://pixiv.me/helvetica_5tandard
    http://lehelveticastandard.tumblr.com
    https://twitter.com/helvetica5td
    http://helvetica5tandard.deviantart.com/gallery/
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Infernoplex in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Umm..
    Time for an elegant and unexpected return! 
    Randomness aside, This is quite likely one of my favorite VNs of all time.
    So I would like to help the project in some form.
    I don't have hacking skills and my japanese is quite basic, but..
    I could help decensor the H-scenes (as in remove the mosaic censoring.)
    I'm a freelance artist and I did the original Majikoi decensoring images.

    If you are interested, please let me know.
    I don't know what the community thinks about decensoring today as compared to a few years back when I worked on the Majikoi project, but
    if not everyone is on board with it, you can give people the option in an installation   "decensored or original"

    Here are my art sites where you can check my works:
    https://pixiv.me/helvetica_5tandard
    http://lehelveticastandard.tumblr.com
    https://twitter.com/helvetica5td
    http://helvetica5tandard.deviantart.com/gallery/
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Dergonu in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Umm..
    Time for an elegant and unexpected return! 
    Randomness aside, This is quite likely one of my favorite VNs of all time.
    So I would like to help the project in some form.
    I don't have hacking skills and my japanese is quite basic, but..
    I could help decensor the H-scenes (as in remove the mosaic censoring.)
    I'm a freelance artist and I did the original Majikoi decensoring images.

    If you are interested, please let me know.
    I don't know what the community thinks about decensoring today as compared to a few years back when I worked on the Majikoi project, but
    if not everyone is on board with it, you can give people the option in an installation   "decensored or original"

    Here are my art sites where you can check my works:
    https://pixiv.me/helvetica_5tandard
    http://lehelveticastandard.tumblr.com
    https://twitter.com/helvetica5td
    http://helvetica5tandard.deviantart.com/gallery/
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Chocolatemilkgod in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration [DROPPED]   
    Just wanted to poke my head in and give my support to you guys! It's very frustrating MoeNovel had to butcher such a great VN with their inflexible all-ages rubbish.
     
    Best of luck <3
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from dfbreezy in How to code a VN with Ren'py (Comprehensive Guide)   
    This is a long comprehesive guide 
    It has now been moved to the mainsite.
    to read it click the  chapter images for the individual parts:





     
    note: part 4-5 not made yet. but hopefully will be added in future
     

     
     
     
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from dfbreezy in How to code a VN with Ren'py, Part 2 (Comprehensive Guide)   
    Welcome back! Fellow programmers!
     
    Hello and welcome back to my 5 part guide "How to code a VN with Ren'py" 
    Today we will cover options customisation and we'll try coding a sample scene as I'm sure you're itching to begin programming your very own visual novels. Fear not as you are on the right track and if you've checked out part 1 then you'll have no problem figuring this second part out (Hopefully, since my explaining is terrible. XD) That said please bear in mind once more that this is not an infalible guide to program with python or ren'py and it will not make you an expert after you've read it. However I'll do my best to try and explain how to code a VN with Ren'py to the best of my ability and I will be with you for the entirety of this guide. So let's go fellow programmers! the sky is not the limit as your creativity is...boundless. Let's start, shall we?     Ok, let's  go ahead and configure our options before anything else. We need to have a clear idea of how we want our VN to look before delving into programing  and scripting so let's do that right now. First go to your Hub and click on "Options.rpy" to edit it. The Editra window will appear shortly: Let's see....

      config.developer =  This function will allow you to use Ren'py console, the image picker and the dev tools. Set it to "True" while developing your VN and only                                 set it to "False" when you're about to publish content.

    config.screen width/height = The default resolution of your VN. For now let's work with the new resolution norm which is 1280x720.
                                                 IMPORTANT: If you're on a netbook, 720 is too large a resolution for most netbooks. In this case set the resolution to 853x480.     Now continue scrolling down to configure more stuff.     theme. = Here you can check what default theme you're currently using. If you're planning on creating your own custom theme, then it doesn't really matter what                theme you picked. You can also change it anytime. For now leave this value as is since you already picked a theme.   widget = Color of widgets/text and other theme menus. You can change the colour with the corresponding HTML code. As shown on part 1 of this guide, you can                see the code with the help of image editing software or an HTML color picker (several of them online.) This is only for default theme, if you're planning                on creating your own custom theme you can leave this values as is for now.   mm_root = stands for Main Menu. This is a simple hook for an image. This image is going to be your Title screen background. Since we're not yet fiddling with custom                   themes let's use this hook for now. Prepare a picture that you wish to use, preferably with 1280x720 resoution for the sake of consistency with this test VN
                     and place it inside the game folder. Let's assume the name of the picture is: "menu screen.png" Put it inside "game" folder. Done? Ok now come back to the                  options script and set mm_root = "menu screen.png",     (Don't forget the comma at the end.)   gm_root = stands for Game Menu. This is a simple hook for an image. This image is going to be your sub screens background. Since we're not yet fiddling with custom                   themes let's use this hook for now. Prepare a picture that you wish to use, preferably with 1280x720 resoution for the sake of consistency with this test VN
                     and place it inside the game folder. Let's assume the name of the picture is: "sub menu screen.png" Put it inside "game" folder. Done? Ok now come back                  options script and set mm_root = "sub menu screen.png",     (Don't forget the comma at the end.)   Once that's done, let's keep scrolling down for yet more configuration.     style.window.background = Frame: The hook for your text box image. There are many ways to set up this image but the easiest one is to create a text box with predefined width and height. Since we're using 1280x720, go create a rectangular text box of 1183x138 pixels  in your favorite image editing software (like Photoshop). Once you're done save as "text frame.png" and put it inside the "game" folder. Then come back and set style.window.background = Frame ("text frame.png", 0, 0)  like in the picture.   style.window_margin: The values for textbox clipping. Like the picture says, these are for cropping your textbox and centering so it doesn't look stretched and fits the 16:9 format comfortably. Now that you know that, go set the first 2 values to "100" Done? ok, let's proceed.   style.window_padding: The values for text padding. This will center the text which will otherwise will be aligned to the left by default. Since we're not using the 4:3 format we need to change it so it is aligned to the widescreen text box. First REMEMBER TO REMOVE THE # SYMBOLS and edit the first 2 values to: "200" don't touch the third value and edit the last value to: "50." Ready? let's carry on then.   style.window.yminimum: The minimum height of the text box. Is best to leave as is for now but also good to know that it's for adjusting the height of your text box.   style.default: Text styling. This is custom code and won't appear on your scripts. As the picture says it helps your text look less plain by adding shadows and outlines. You can freely customize these later. For now copy them up exactly as shown in the picture. Once you're done, scroll down for more configuring.     style.default.font: The font that will be used for your in-game text. This spans ALL scripted/vmenu text without exception so be sure to pick a sober and readable font. Picking a cool font is a good idea too, but you need to make sure that players will be able to read it without problems. That said go to your favorite font webpage and download a font of your liking. You don't need to install it, just put it inside the "game" folder. Once you've done it, return here and type the name of the font: style.defautl.font = "your font's name.ttf"  (don't forget the .ttf at the end.) Once that's done, let's continue.   style.default.size: The default size of your font. If the font you picked is too small or too big for your textbox you can edit the size here to correct any text size issues.   style.button/imagemap.activate_sound, config.enter/exit_sound: To make your VN play sounds when you pick a choice or enter/exit a menu simply get an audio file in mp3 and place it inside the game folder, then come back to the script and type the name of the audio file as shown in the picture. Once that's done let's go on.   config.main_menu_music = the music of the main menu. This simple hook summons an audio track to play it every time you are in the title screen. Go get an audio file (preferably in mp3) and put it inside the game folder. (It's best if you rename it to "main menu.mp3") Now come back to the script and type the name of the audio file as shown in the picture. Done? ok, that's that and now we proceed to check your assets!

      This section is relatively simple. All you need to do is to check that all your assets are in place inside the "game" folder before proceeding to edit the script. You will constantly have to be checking your assets and managing them for insertion so that when you define them vpia the script, you don't have any trouble by a missing asset or a filename issue. That said, go to your hub and click on "game" to open the game folder which should look more or less like this:     As you can see here are the backgrounds, sprites, the font you will use for text, your text frame and audio files. The only things we haven't covered so far are the backgrounds and sprites. These are not 100% essential for this test script but you are welcome to add them if you want. If you want to try a test VN  without Backgrounds and sprites then scroll down to the next section, otherwise keep reading.   About sprites: Plainly speaking, sprites are the visual representation of your characters and most if not all of your favorite VN's have their own sprites for each relevant character. Sprites come as a set of several expressions which denote emotion and body poses. They add to the immersion and give more personality to each character. We will talk more about this later but for now you can open your favorite image editing software and draw 3 sprites. You can use the ones I have in this folder as reference which are a caricature of yours truly One of the sprites features no emotion, the second one is happy and the third one is up to you. It can be angry, ecstasic, playful or whatever. We just need 3 sprites with some emotion variation. Anything goes, hell it can be a circle with eyes and mouth, just as long as it depicts expressions it's a sound approach. Once you're done with your sprites, save them in png format and name them as you like. Put it inside the game folder. You'll be defining them once we get to edit the main script.   About backgrounds: Backgrounds also called BGI are visual representations of the environment your characters will interact at. Backgrounds are one of  the most aesthetic driven assets, as they set the mood and give life to the world you're creating. While the gorgeous anime style of the BGI present in your favorite VNs is by no means an easy feat, there are solid alternatives that still look good, you can for example take pictures of certain places and use those pictures as backgrounds for your VN. It is a popular method and one that is used by professional studios. Alternatively you can draw a background by yourself, even if it's simple, and if you have the talent then by all means draw a nice one. Once you're done with your background image, save it in png format with a resolution of 1280x720, since it will cover the entire game window. Name it as you like and don't forget to put it inside your game folder. You'll define it once we get to edit the main script.     Here it comes! All those painful minutes bearing with my ugly explaining and my ghastly orthography have finally paid off! We are ready for the belated creation step: "The coding and scripting process" Bear in mind that this is just a very short test script which covers the basics of what a VN is made of (code wise) so this means that there's still a lot more to learn about Ren'py before jumping headlong into a project. Don't worry though, I promise I will help you in any way I can and I'll be with you till the end of this guide and beyond! Let's dive right in; click on script.rpy and Editra should open shortly. Let's take a look at the test script which we will work with. As you remember from part 1 our script had a couple of lines and nothing more, well now the script I prepared for you is ripe with a bunch of useful stuff for you to use as a reference.  I strongly encourage you to make use of this script in order to digest the coding more easily.      1. Image definitions: You have to define your images in order to use them. Renpy uses these definitions to summon the image and display it in-game. For now, define the sprites you created earlier. don't forget to use the EXACT same filename you used for naming them, including the extension (.png, jpg, etc.) If you decided NOT to use sprites you can skip this step.   2.Image definitions cont.: You can separare the sprite definitions from the bgi ones. It's a nice trick to keep track of what is what. Follow the example and define your background image for use in the test. If you decided NOT to use background images, you may skip this step.   3.Character definitions: Here you define the characters that will star in your VN. Just follow the code and recycle if necessary. If you want a different color for  the text simply use the corresponding HTML color code. (There are plenty color pickers online.) The small letter after "define" is the  hook you're going to use for calling your character so EVERY line that you start with that letter will summon that character. (example: a "Blah blah." = Your chara: Blah blah )   4.Labels: As we discussed earlier in part 1, labels are "markers" of sorts that signal the beginning of a scene, arc, chapter, event, whatever. They are handy for keeping track of your scenes and can also be used as "warp points" between other labels by means of the "jump" command.   5."Scene" command: Always start a label with a "scene" this clears caches and layers giving you a clean slate start for summoning your images, backgrounds, sprites, music, etc. Do remember that using this command while there are assets displayed on the screen will hide them, so only use this when you plan to move into a new location/scene/time skip, etc.   6. "Music" command: The example on the picture is how you make Ren'py play a song to ambient your VN. Use the code as reference for your test script. Just make sure that the song you have prepared for this is inside your "game" folder in mp3 format.  The "fade in" instruction is to ensure that the song doesn't start playing too abruptly. you can also use the "stop music" command to end the playback. Otherwise the music will loop indefinitely.   7. "Show" and "With" : The bread and butter of your coding. Both these simple instructions are used to summon most of your graphical assets and annex a fancy transition effect to them. Remember to define every image before using the "show" command. Attempting to use an image that you have yet not defined will crash Ren'py or throw you an error. The command "with" is used to add transitions, in this case we added "dissolve" but there are many other types you can use.   8. "Character voice": As we described it earlier, using the hook to call a character's voice is the way to represent a character's speech. in this case we used "h" as a hook but you can use any other letter you like as long as your character definition has that letter assigned. If you don't use any hook the line will be rendered as narration.    9. A jump label: We will use this jump label to go back to it if we need to from any point in the script by using "jump (name of the label here)."   10. FLAGS (SUPER IMPORTANT): Unless you plan on making a kinetic novel (novel without choices) Flags are a key ingredient for any script. If you've played plenty of VNs already you know what flags are. If not, its pretty simple: Tripping flags scores you points with certain heroine or save certain data for the game to remember later (example. using a flag so the game remembers when you visited certain place or picked certain option.) In this example the flag we have is set to "False" YOU NEED TO SET A FLAG TO FALSE BEFORE SUMMONING IT LATER, OTHERWISE REN'PY WILL CRASH WITH AN ERROR READING: "xxxxx not defined" In a few minutes we will summon this flag for triggering.   11. Sound command: This is the code for summoning an audio file for a short sound effect. Bear in mind that unlike music, sounds DO NOT loop, they only play once.   12. Menu: Yet another important instruction for VNs with choices. the menu command is used to prompt a choice for the player. The choice menu can have any number of options available, provided there's enough space on the game window and enough branched script for Ren'py to follow. This is one of the most challenging aspects of VN coding but once you grasp the theory behind it, the rest is plenty easy. For now just copy the script. You will understand more as we explore the other points.   13. The Choice menu: This is the code for a typical two option choice menu. With this the player is prompted with the question of which path to take. Just as your protagonist knows there are consequences for each decision, so should you. That's why you have to write what happens depending on  the choice picked. Notice the  "$ pantsu_1 = True" ? this is the flag that we were talking about earlier. If the player picks the top choice, THIS FLAG IS TRIPPED, and the game will remember this choice.   14. If and else: Once a flag is tripped the game stores that flag as true and it can be used to summon a specific script which is otherwise inaccessible. In this bit of code we have the "if" and "else" conditionals, and ("if") the player picked the top choice, then the first line will be summoned. The opposite is true for the second line which is summoned if the player didn't pick the top choice ("else")   15. Advanced if and else: Once you get the hang of how the conditionals work you'll be able to play around with them and create interesting branched plots with various developments. In this example the script remembers the choice you picked and comments on that choice.   16. Jumping to another label: Exactly as discussed before, this is a jump point that allows you to instantly go back to a certain scene/event/script. In this example you can jump back to the choice menu should you like to pick a different option.   17. Return: This is a rather simple command that returns the player to the title screen. Don't forget this, otherwise you'll run to a crash. If for some reason you forget to include it, you can manually quit the VN  vía the sub menu.     Now that you've read all these points it's time for you to test the script we just created. Save the changes you made to the "script.rpy" file and close it. Then on the Hub window, click on "LAUNCH PROJECT"  Let's take a peek at how the test VN looks!     The main menu screen.       The sub menu/ preferences screen.       The script comes to life!       The choice menu.       Picked the right choice of course. :3       Success! The test script works!    
     
    And that's it for the second part of this guide, kind sirs and madams. I thank you deeply for reading this far and bearing with my ugly
    orthography and sorry attempts at explaining. You are now one step ahead into programming your visual novel and we'll work together
    for the remainder of this process. Don't forget your passion for VNs and don't lose motivation, programming a VN is hard but your efforts
    will certainly pay off. Do join me next time, when I'll be covering: Detailed explanations on coding instructions and some interesting
    programming tricks. Many thanks for your time and until then. See ya 

    Kind regards. Helvetica Standard.
                           
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Li-Fei in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    DEMO V4.5  (Trimmed prologue, a few minor changes) DOWNLOAD BELOW
     

    DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR REAL-TIME UPDATES AND EXTRA CONTENT!
     

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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Hanako in How to code a VN with Ren'py (Comprehensive Guide)   
    This is a long comprehesive guide 
    It has now been moved to the mainsite.
    to read it click the  chapter images for the individual parts:





     
    note: part 4-5 not made yet. but hopefully will be added in future
     

     
     
     
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Mr Poltroon in Mr. Poltroon's Celebratory Easter Guess Who Game   
    I've waited almost a year for this. Finally. I'm sure it'll be glorious.
    Now then. This year, I'll celebrate Easter by sharing my genuine and honest opinion of many Fuwanovel members. Mostly those I happen to remember. You can also request it yourself if I don't mention you by default. A fair warning, whilst I don't often think ill of someone, there are some I might. A thousand apologies.
    Besides that, I also have a little game (some of you may remember it, I tried it our last year, but due to circumstances, was unable to finish it). I've updated it a little (though most characters are still out of date), and this time I do have the solutions! If you've been pinged in this post, you're probably in there, unless you aren't. Can you find yourself?
    Each image represents a member (or two). Can you guess them all?
    GUESS WHO:
    Anything you say about this must be in spoilers. Many things can be seen as clues, so I'm adamant about this.
    Besides that, onwards to opinions. These are in a brainstorm thoughtspill format. Not coherent. Too bad. For you.
    OBJECTIVE OPINIONS OF FUWANOVEL PLEBS:
    Most of those people are in the egg. Some people in the egg aren't there. This all said, here's the solution, but be sure to at least try first. Even though some are pretty much impossible to guess.
    EGG SOLUTION:
    Now I'm off to have lunch and realise I forgot something really important. Happy Easter, people!
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to CrotakuShinobi in Have an idea, need a team   
    I have an idea for a VN (totally new idea that poped into my head last night). If anyone here is interested in helping me I would be happy.
    The story is about a samurai named Raion, who is a member of the Ishin Shishi, and he fights in the war for Kyoto and equality. He is a ruthless killer and has a very cold attitude. Then a priestess named Hikaru comes into his life and turns it upside down.
    More details for those who want to join me. You can contact me via e-mail or my MAL account.
    Also is there a site like this one for manga?
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Schnarf in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    Hello everyone!
    Yup, we're alive. 
    To cut a long story short, we had a share of difficulties with our script, real life and time zones. Which of course is nothing new.
    We have no excuse and we sincerely apologise for the delay. While we are currently doing our very best to get the demo out ASAP
    there's no estimated ETA yet but we'll keep you guys updated, tentative release date would be early this year.
    Without further ado we leave you with the first update of the year and the changelog (Indeed, we changed a boatload of things)
    As you have probably noticed if you checked our main page post, well....there's plenty of changes made to both plot and setting.
    From character names to location and framework, Violet Hill underwent a massive overhaul.
    The changes are as follows:
    --Changelog for Violet Hill v5.0--
    - Names and nicknames - Character names have been updated accordingly; some have remained similar or unchanged, most have been changed entirely.
    - Lore - all manner of worldbuilding will be adjusted to match the new location of the story.
    - Location - Now in Oxfordshire England ~60-100k people in the large town/small city, mainly British in inspiration.
    - Backstory - Sarah and Kaylee have been changed (esp. Sarah); some changes to Andrea
    - Landmark names - Landmarks have been changed accordingly with the exception of the Wakamoto express which will stand true to its homage *salute*.
    - School system - British system; think about A-levels
    - School events - Mostly the same; adapted to fit with culture.
    - Schedules and habits - Changing them to reflect the new location.
    - Mindstorm- Some changes.
    - Route framework- Pretty much the same.
    - Mindstorm info - Unchanged save for mythology adjustments on the sci-fan end; sci-fi remains the same
    - Clothing - Unchanged, uniforms will remain the same also as well as any fanservice resulting in their use.
    - Flag events - In discussion. Possibly 1 or 2 flags to keep narrative consistent.
    - Exploration segments - Unchanged mostly
    - House combing  - Still thinking about how we insert this.
    - Nighttime events - Mostly moved to later development.
    - Geotags - Overhauled to match the new location and lore.
    - Audio logs - overhauled to match changes. Need to think about distribution.
    - Art club - Changed in how it’s made and its cultural side, but quite similar.
    - Club events - Changed to reflect new school system.
    - Romance and lovey dovey stuff- Almost completely unchanged. May include a couple of British cultural references tho.
    That's all for the moment, we'll keep you guys updated.
    It might be abit late but: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016! 
    Many thanks for your support! It means the world to us!!
    Kind regards, Red Lattice Studio Team.
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Forgetful Frank in How to code a VN with Ren'py (Comprehensive Guide)   
    Wow! Thank you very much for these guides you've made, I've bookmarked them all to read when I know I can commit to learning.
    Skimming this guide briefly, I can already clearly see that you've put an insane amount of hard work into this.
    Thanks for the download link, I am actually interested in looking into this and see how the creation process works. Who knows, maybe thanks to your guide, I may even create my own VN some day.
    Again, I thank you very much for your hard work!
  19. Like
    Helvetica Standard reacted to Forgetful Frank in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    Wow, great work everyone! I'll be checking out the demo later.
    I love the style.
  20. Like
    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Mr Poltroon in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    Hello everyone!
    Yup, we're alive. 
    To cut a long story short, we had a share of difficulties with our script, real life and time zones. Which of course is nothing new.
    We have no excuse and we sincerely apologise for the delay. While we are currently doing our very best to get the demo out ASAP
    there's no estimated ETA yet but we'll keep you guys updated, tentative release date would be early this year.
    Without further ado we leave you with the first update of the year and the changelog (Indeed, we changed a boatload of things)
    As you have probably noticed if you checked our main page post, well....there's plenty of changes made to both plot and setting.
    From character names to location and framework, Violet Hill underwent a massive overhaul.
    The changes are as follows:
    --Changelog for Violet Hill v5.0--
    - Names and nicknames - Character names have been updated accordingly; some have remained similar or unchanged, most have been changed entirely.
    - Lore - all manner of worldbuilding will be adjusted to match the new location of the story.
    - Location - Now in Oxfordshire England ~60-100k people in the large town/small city, mainly British in inspiration.
    - Backstory - Sarah and Kaylee have been changed (esp. Sarah); some changes to Andrea
    - Landmark names - Landmarks have been changed accordingly with the exception of the Wakamoto express which will stand true to its homage *salute*.
    - School system - British system; think about A-levels
    - School events - Mostly the same; adapted to fit with culture.
    - Schedules and habits - Changing them to reflect the new location.
    - Mindstorm- Some changes.
    - Route framework- Pretty much the same.
    - Mindstorm info - Unchanged save for mythology adjustments on the sci-fan end; sci-fi remains the same
    - Clothing - Unchanged, uniforms will remain the same also as well as any fanservice resulting in their use.
    - Flag events - In discussion. Possibly 1 or 2 flags to keep narrative consistent.
    - Exploration segments - Unchanged mostly
    - House combing  - Still thinking about how we insert this.
    - Nighttime events - Mostly moved to later development.
    - Geotags - Overhauled to match the new location and lore.
    - Audio logs - overhauled to match changes. Need to think about distribution.
    - Art club - Changed in how it’s made and its cultural side, but quite similar.
    - Club events - Changed to reflect new school system.
    - Romance and lovey dovey stuff- Almost completely unchanged. May include a couple of British cultural references tho.
    That's all for the moment, we'll keep you guys updated.
    It might be abit late but: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016! 
    Many thanks for your support! It means the world to us!!
    Kind regards, Red Lattice Studio Team.
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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Forgetful Frank in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    DEMO V4.5  (Trimmed prologue, a few minor changes) DOWNLOAD BELOW
     

    DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR REAL-TIME UPDATES AND EXTRA CONTENT!
     

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    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Palas in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    Hello everyone!
    Yup, we're alive. 
    To cut a long story short, we had a share of difficulties with our script, real life and time zones. Which of course is nothing new.
    We have no excuse and we sincerely apologise for the delay. While we are currently doing our very best to get the demo out ASAP
    there's no estimated ETA yet but we'll keep you guys updated, tentative release date would be early this year.
    Without further ado we leave you with the first update of the year and the changelog (Indeed, we changed a boatload of things)
    As you have probably noticed if you checked our main page post, well....there's plenty of changes made to both plot and setting.
    From character names to location and framework, Violet Hill underwent a massive overhaul.
    The changes are as follows:
    --Changelog for Violet Hill v5.0--
    - Names and nicknames - Character names have been updated accordingly; some have remained similar or unchanged, most have been changed entirely.
    - Lore - all manner of worldbuilding will be adjusted to match the new location of the story.
    - Location - Now in Oxfordshire England ~60-100k people in the large town/small city, mainly British in inspiration.
    - Backstory - Sarah and Kaylee have been changed (esp. Sarah); some changes to Andrea
    - Landmark names - Landmarks have been changed accordingly with the exception of the Wakamoto express which will stand true to its homage *salute*.
    - School system - British system; think about A-levels
    - School events - Mostly the same; adapted to fit with culture.
    - Schedules and habits - Changing them to reflect the new location.
    - Mindstorm- Some changes.
    - Route framework- Pretty much the same.
    - Mindstorm info - Unchanged save for mythology adjustments on the sci-fan end; sci-fi remains the same
    - Clothing - Unchanged, uniforms will remain the same also as well as any fanservice resulting in their use.
    - Flag events - In discussion. Possibly 1 or 2 flags to keep narrative consistent.
    - Exploration segments - Unchanged mostly
    - House combing  - Still thinking about how we insert this.
    - Nighttime events - Mostly moved to later development.
    - Geotags - Overhauled to match the new location and lore.
    - Audio logs - overhauled to match changes. Need to think about distribution.
    - Art club - Changed in how it’s made and its cultural side, but quite similar.
    - Club events - Changed to reflect new school system.
    - Romance and lovey dovey stuff- Almost completely unchanged. May include a couple of British cultural references tho.
    That's all for the moment, we'll keep you guys updated.
    It might be abit late but: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016! 
    Many thanks for your support! It means the world to us!!
    Kind regards, Red Lattice Studio Team.
  23. Like
    Helvetica Standard got a reaction from Dergonu in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    Hello everyone!
    Yup, we're alive. 
    To cut a long story short, we had a share of difficulties with our script, real life and time zones. Which of course is nothing new.
    We have no excuse and we sincerely apologise for the delay. While we are currently doing our very best to get the demo out ASAP
    there's no estimated ETA yet but we'll keep you guys updated, tentative release date would be early this year.
    Without further ado we leave you with the first update of the year and the changelog (Indeed, we changed a boatload of things)
    As you have probably noticed if you checked our main page post, well....there's plenty of changes made to both plot and setting.
    From character names to location and framework, Violet Hill underwent a massive overhaul.
    The changes are as follows:
    --Changelog for Violet Hill v5.0--
    - Names and nicknames - Character names have been updated accordingly; some have remained similar or unchanged, most have been changed entirely.
    - Lore - all manner of worldbuilding will be adjusted to match the new location of the story.
    - Location - Now in Oxfordshire England ~60-100k people in the large town/small city, mainly British in inspiration.
    - Backstory - Sarah and Kaylee have been changed (esp. Sarah); some changes to Andrea
    - Landmark names - Landmarks have been changed accordingly with the exception of the Wakamoto express which will stand true to its homage *salute*.
    - School system - British system; think about A-levels
    - School events - Mostly the same; adapted to fit with culture.
    - Schedules and habits - Changing them to reflect the new location.
    - Mindstorm- Some changes.
    - Route framework- Pretty much the same.
    - Mindstorm info - Unchanged save for mythology adjustments on the sci-fan end; sci-fi remains the same
    - Clothing - Unchanged, uniforms will remain the same also as well as any fanservice resulting in their use.
    - Flag events - In discussion. Possibly 1 or 2 flags to keep narrative consistent.
    - Exploration segments - Unchanged mostly
    - House combing  - Still thinking about how we insert this.
    - Nighttime events - Mostly moved to later development.
    - Geotags - Overhauled to match the new location and lore.
    - Audio logs - overhauled to match changes. Need to think about distribution.
    - Art club - Changed in how it’s made and its cultural side, but quite similar.
    - Club events - Changed to reflect new school system.
    - Romance and lovey dovey stuff- Almost completely unchanged. May include a couple of British cultural references tho.
    That's all for the moment, we'll keep you guys updated.
    It might be abit late but: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016! 
    Many thanks for your support! It means the world to us!!
    Kind regards, Red Lattice Studio Team.
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    Helvetica Standard reacted to Deep Blue in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    I like the word "soon" better than the phrase "when it's done" even if they mean the same btw congrats lucas
  25. Like
    Helvetica Standard reacted to Diamon in Violet Hill (DEMO released)   
    That sucks :s
    Though I'm kinda intrigued as for why you couldn't keep any of the script he had already completed? (if he has completed any, that is)
    As a piece of advice, I'd recommend you trying to search writers on fanfiction.net, especially on the anime fandom (Steins;Gate / Fate being the most prolific). I'm doubtful it will help you to recruit on Fuwa (or even Lemma). Sure you might find skilled writers, but the issue is more on the commitment side, people on fanfiction are generally used to writing regularly for a long period of time, and they actually get feedback on their work to improve. themselves. But that often comes at the cost of recruiting someone that might not be familiar with Visual Novel narration / scripting / tropes, etc. Your project is really well done, and a lot of attention has been given to the details, so even people not familiar with the medium would be excited to participate in a project like yours.
     
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