thank you! i'm glad you liked it!
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This is an old project of mine, and I don't intend to make any updates for it in the foreesable future: I'm too busy working on new projects.
If I do go back and make edits to this VN, I'll keep your feedback in mind.
There's a darker variant of the textbox you can use in-game already, though, if that helps. You can toggle it on or off in the options menu.
Aah thank you very much! I'm really glad you liked the story!
And that would be cute if do decide to call one of your pets Rhea, I think it's a nice name.
Actress is quite different to this story (it's in 3rd person rather than 1st, it's shorter, and it's also significantly more depressing), but I hope you enjoy that too, if you do decide to check it out!
AIdol is not a romance game and is not marketed as such. In the info section on the game's page, it states the story is about 'making friends': romance is not mentioned.
As such, there are no romantic endings between Hana and any of the characters. There are only friendship endings.
If you want to read a romantic yuri story, you'd be better off checking out Blackberry Honey or Strawberry Vinegar.
I delisted mac as a supported OS from all my VNs on itch, since my VNs aren't compatible with mac's newest OS (Catalina). I was worried people on Catalina would try to buy my stuff, then feel conned if they can't run them. I don't want to deceive anybody, so I figured this would be for the best.
I think for this particular VN, however, it's bundled so the windows/linux/mac build are in the same zip file. While the itch page says the VN isn' t compatible with mac, it should still run just fine if you're on an OS older than Catalina. I haven't changed or updated any of this VN's files in over 2 years, so if you downloaded these files on mac in the past and they worked, it should still work w/o any issues.
I thought about giving Selene a route, but writing the four existing routes took such a huge amount of time and energy (I spent 2+ years working on this) I had to scrap the idea. I don't think I would have been able to handle it ;;
The issue is that anything built in Ren'py cannot be run on macOS Catalina without being notarized:
AIdol should be compatible with older mac OSes, but it won't work on Catalina.
I don't have the time or the money to notarize my VNs, so I'll just remove mac from the list of supported OSes for all my VNs.
I'm trying to upload a new build with some typo fixes + some small edits to scenes, but the game is quite large and my internet upload speed is very slow.
The new build should be uploaded in about an hour. Then, you should be able to download it.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Oh, this looks a lot better than the very jank version I made! Thank you very much, that was kind of you!
If you don't mind, I'll replace the bg in the current build with this much improved version. I appreciate it a lot! >_<
Aspen and Mrs Leigh's homes are described as semi-detached in the story, but the background artist didn't draw it correctly (he drew them as two separate houses), and I didn't notice the mistake when I first received the BG.
While coding the story 2 years later, I finally noticed the mistake in the BG. However, since the BGs were done so long ago, I didn't want to bother the artist about it, so I decided to edit it myself. The edit isn't done very smoothly, but I figured it wouldn't be too noticeable in-game because sprites are always layered on top of this BG.
I forgot to delete the first outside.png image, so it's still in the BG folder, but it never gets used in the story because it doesn't match the text. outside2.png is the more 'accurate' version.
Thank you very much for leaving a comment! I appreciate it! >_<
And yes, this story is pretty grim! I think it has the oldest protagonist of all my stories (and a married one, no less!) so that might be why it feels more mature? I don't write characters like this very often, so it was fun to step out of my comfort zone a bit.
Maybe I should try writing something else with a slightly older cast of characters...
And I'm glad to hear that things were resolved between you and your wife! Fortunately, not many people are pursued by cute cat girls, so it shouldn't be an issue haha ;;
Aaah, thank you for such a long and detailed comment!
This story took a pretty long time to write, so it makes me really happy to hear you liked it! >_<
I was also a bit worried Rhea might be a dull protagonist, but I'm relieved some people like her at least haha ;;;
This comment made my day! Thank you! xxx
Aaah this is so sweet of you! Thank you so much!! >_<
I'm sorry for taking a few days to reply - this was such a long and kind message that I wasn't really sure what to say, haha n_n;;
I'm glad you enjoyed the story so much! Writing and coding something this huge was quite a challenge, so I'm glad it paid off in some small way, and a few people liked it!
I'm also really glad you liked Rhea! I was worried people would find her boring, since maybe she's a bit passive at times (though I tried to make her stand up for herself when the story called for it too haha). I like her a lot too, and I think she's a sweetheart u///u
Val & Luca are also very easily my favourite LIs, too. I think they are probably most people's favourites, haha. I wonder if my bias for these two characters was too evident when I wrote the story...
Anyway, thank you so much! Reading this comment really made my day! <3 <3 <3
aah thank you that's really kind of you q_q
i'm glad you enjoyed the story! it means a lot to me!
there's a lot of vns out there i think are much better than mine though haha XD; fata morgana and umineko in particular are some of my all-time favourites!
There's a chance it might be your antivirus software flagging it as a virus and not letting the game launch. You can check out whatever antivirus software you use and set the game to an exception and see if that works.
If not, please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Antivirus software often flag indie games as having malware/viruses because they haven't been downloaded many times and so are considered untrustworthy. The VN itself is perfectly fine. The best thing to do would be to mark the game as an exception in your antivirus program so you can play it. If you don't want to do that then e-mail me privately at email@example.com so we can sort something out.
I sent Sekai Project the updated version for Denpasoft, and the updated patch. Since the updated version has been working fine for everybody who bought the itch.io version, maybe they didn't upload the new build. I don't want to buy my own game from Denpasoft to check what build they've uploaded, so I'm not sure.
Send me your email address, and I'll send you the itch.io version of the game which I know works properly, and tell me if you still receive the error during this scene.
You can try looking for your persistent data in this folder:
which will be on your PC somewhere.
There should be a file in here called 'persistent'. Delete it, then try and see if the scene works.
You need to delete the old folder of the game first. Don't download a new version and then overwrite the old files with the new ones - that has the same effect as downloading the new adult patch and trying to paste it on top (it won't work). Make sure all your game files are deleted before you download the new version, so your computer doesn't prompt you to overwrite files when you extract the update.
The error has been fixed. Don't try and patch the adult scene with the new adult.rpa because the game won't recognise the file has been changed - you need to download the adult version on Denpasoft again. Sorry for causing you problems!
I do still have the original version of the VN saved on my laptop, but I don't think uploading it would be a good idea because people might just download that for free instead of buying the new version, which would make the remake... unnecessary? I also don't want people reading the inferior version when there's a better version available u_u
Thank you very much u///u
I don't think I can give a link to the rain effect individually, as I bought it in a pack of sound effects and I don't think the individual file can be distributed on its own... but there are a lot of ambient rain sound effects on youtube :>