I'm sorry to hear you can't play it! What does the error message say when you try to unzip it? Are you on the latest version (2.12)?
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This happens with older graphics card drivers -- you can check if your graphics card drivers are up to date. Sadly, certain older graphics cards like the Intel HD Graphics Family card won’t be able to display those parts of the game. If you’re using that, you’ll have to play on another computer :(
I’m getting those same ones the past couple of weeks. I dunno how viable this is, but maybe a rule where new users can’t post more than 5 links on game pages per day could help? A really involved solution would be a game page option to require moderator approval before comments appear, like on amazon reviews
It sounds like you might be trying to play the game without unzipping the .zip it comes in. Make sure to unzip it into a separate folder by right clicking -> Archive Utility! Let me know if you still can't open it!
“‘Oblige’ Review” Review
Unfortunately, the review was so long and boring that I didn’t make it to the end. The amateurish writing style read more like someone talking to himself for than an actual review. This indie game reviewer has somehow has never heard of IndieCade, a major, well known indie games festival, and instead of googling it like a regular person with common sense, he called it “full of shit,” demonstrating that he is incapable of doing the basic research required to be a game reviewer. This combined with other uninformed opinions including his belief that Unity is an abysmal engine (a common myth believed by normies with no background in game development) suggests that he’s a...a normie. Oh no...
Yet another major turn-off in the review was his section equating expressing gratitude toward critique to being a “mainstream shill” instead of a sign that a person actively listens to feedback and strives to improve. It’s clear through the review’s quality that this bizarre mindset has stunted the reviewer’s growth as a writer and as a human being.
Overall the review is unappealing, unnecessarily long, and lacks even images to make the experience more bearable for potential readers. I’m unsure why “Kratzen” was so proud to present this (as proclaimed at the top of the review) because I would have been truly embarrassed to be associated with such an uneducated, diarrhea-like stream of consciousness. I hope the author learns to do research, discovers how to write more concisely, and realizes that if he ever wants to write anything worth reading, he should drastically alter his way of thinking.
Sorry to hear you're running into this, this is caused by older/outdated graphics card drivers! Check if your graphics card drivers are up to date! Also, certain older graphics cards like the Intel HD Graphics Family card won’t be able to display those parts of the game. If you’re using that, you’ll have to play on another computer :(
Yikes! Yeah, I've seen people have this issue on other renpy games before. Could you try this?
1) Delete the game folder
2) Delete your saves (they are usually in your /user/ folder)
3) Re-Extract the game into a new folder
I haven't seen this suggestion before, so just in case people are unaware:
Because Tumblr only allows certain whitelisted sites to be shown in Tumblr's tag searches, linking to itch.io games in posts currently causes that post to become unsearchable.
Patreon, AO3, Etsy, and some other sites have been whitelisted so that they are linkable, but itch.io isn't one of them. This makes it harder to promote games. For example, if I were to post "Kentucky Route Zero is on sale here! (itch.io link)" and tag it with Kentucky Route Zero, if you search Kentucky Route Zero tag on tumblr, the post has a very high change of not showing up. Plus, a lot of fans will include the game link on their fanart because they want to spread the word, only for their art to never show up in the tag and not get seen by people.
Some more detailed posts explaining this:
I've gotten around this with redirect shenanigans, but almost no one knows about this!
A lot of content creators have been calling out Tumblr on this hurting them, but nothing's changed. It would help game devs a lot if someone with more weight could talk to Tumblr and get them to add itch.io!
That's really odd, what does the error say? Could you check if it's a permission problem? If the user is using a guest account or something that doesn't have write permission to wherever the save directory is located something like this might happen.
Sorry to hear you're running into this, this is caused by older/outdated graphics card drivers! Could you check if your graphics card drivers are up to date? Also, certain older graphics cards like the Intel HD Graphics Family card won't be able to display those parts of the game. If you're using that, you'll have to play on another computer :(
Several people have reported that they're unable to buy my game, even after trying multiple times on different days. The error looks like this:
This is a very vague message, so I'm not sure what's causing this -- Some people are able to buy my game, this is only affecting a few people. If anyone could shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it!
Hey, I'm sorry to hear you're running into this! Could you try re-downloading the zip file from the website? If it still doesn't work, if you're using WinZip to extract the file, you may want to try using 7-Zip instead. Also, which version of the game are you trying to extract (PC, Linux, Mac)?
THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!! I really have no confidence in myself either, even after making Pom Gets Wi-Fi I was terrified beyond belief releasing Butterfly Soup because I didn't think it was very good. I'm glad this inspires you -- If I can do it, so can you!!! The camera pan script I found online, and the chat format was a HUGE PAIN for me to figure out and took an entire day. If you like I can send you the scripts for them!