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This makes me so happy to hear. Sometimes I get very depressed, ask why I even bother, etc ... and then I remember why I do this in the first place. Because stories are awesome. Emotions are awesome. Love is so unexpectedly powerful and human. I stopped playing VNs a long time ago and now I just make what I would want to play.

I'm really glad you enjoyed the game. It wouldn't have come this far without support from people like you. Thank you.

Posted in Writing Songs

Yep, writing songs is crucial to your business as a band. In the band management screen, select someone to start writing songs (one of the buttons under their stats) and run sessions until they do. The lower blue bar under their writing skill bar will fill up and then they pop out a random song. Sorry this is confusing, I'll consider altering the tutorial.

Replied to Leanihl in Open Beta + FAQ

Okay I did some research. Sierra handles Ren'Py games poorly. A format that I compile with used to support PC, Mac and Linux, but it is now broken for Mac. I will have to re-release the game for Mac only. I will try to do this soon, I'm sorry.

Replied to Leanihl in Open Beta + FAQ

Sure, I'd like to help but I need more information. Please be specific about how the game doesn't load. You extracted the files, went into the resulting folder and executed the .EXE icon? And then what?

Thank you so much! I am 30 now so it would make sense my stories would be more mature. :p

Posted in help!
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Not a bug. Seth isn't released yet. ;)

Yup. :)

Why don't you try and find out?


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I told you it would make you angry! 

Thank you for the feedback. I'll see about requiring it so the AMPs don't automatically start and push up the chance to see it.

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If that's what you want, then you should definitely read those parts. It explains why Robin pushed Dallas away the first time, but (sigh) she pushes him away again. Silly girl. Also, they have sex and I don't gloss over it. I feel it's part of their complete story but I re-wrote it so many times that I sorta buried it on purpose.

WARNING: THIS UNLOCKS LITERALLY EVERYTHING IN MEMORABILIA! SPOILERS!

If you want to see it (and everything else as a by product) hit F1 while in game and type: show memo

The order is: By The Pier > Flashback:  Robin's Song > The Dark

This song overlaps into the flashback but doesn't in the Memo: http://ccmixter.org/content/ad...

To turn this cheat off, type it again in the same way. I suggest doing that since even unreleased/unfinished scenes may pop up for you and in general would suck the fun out of the game.

If you do read it, could you give me feedback on whether it should be required to their storyline?

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I've been hearing that, so in the next patch I will try to make it easier.

I haven't been very worried because I wasn't sure if I wanted to include that content in the story from the beginning, because it might make the reader uncomfortable or angry at Robin for how she handles it.

Interesting. Thanks for looking into this for me.

That will happen in long games where you've exhausted the whole database of song names. :P

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The 2000's! I guess that seems so far away now. It's almost 2020, jeez.

It will pop up automatically, but Sebastian needs to be there since it heavily involves him.

Thank you for this report. I'm going to look into these and try to get them patched. Glad you gave the game a try! :D

After you unlock her new clothes, her clothes are directly tied to her star quality. I think it's something like 50. Go below and she's dirty again!

No I meant sex in the present time, which is what those scenes are. I didn't require them because, for one, it's sex and not everyone is comfortable with that, and two, Robin and Dallas fallout again after that and it's a bit tragic.

I'm going to look into fixing this issue, but in the mean time you can use a cheat code to unlock all scenes in Memorabilia to view them.

Yes, but you can choose to not tell Wizz about it and it won't go anywhere.

You have to agree to help him when he asks about rehearsing. That scene pops up if he has over 40% affection.

There's no random characters on my end. Could you take a screenshot? Also, what program are you using to view the walkthrough?

So Dallas and Robin had sex in your story? Those are where those scenes you're missing come from.

I guess you're right that that's the only place where that piece of info is really divulged. I try not to spell things out for readers so I just know their history in my head and try to let it naturally come out on its own. Sometimes that's bad, like how earlier versions let it slip too soon about Dallas having a "history" with Robin, so the beta readers were like "WHY ARE WE NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS?" xD

The memorabilia has been a thorn in my side for a while. While releasing new versions of the game, I tweaked the unlocking code and such for characters, so their unlocked state was re-locked for people who played before the updates. Maybe that's what you're referring to? If not, please let me know which chars/scenes are not unlocking for you.

Good catch with the outfit change!

And I'm really glad you liked the romances. I spend a lot of time on them, because I ask myself "what would I want to read?" but that always ends me up with more work to do, haha.

It's popularity! Do more gigs.

If you have a Premium code, press the F1 button on your keyboard and type it in. If you don't have a code yet, you can email me, I'll give you one: maselphie at gmail . com

Thank you for the lovely words. I am happy to see people all over the world enjoy the game.

If a fan would like to translate the game, they are welcome to, but it is a LOT of text, so it will be difficult.

Thank you, I will try to get him out soon! :) I only work on the game on the weekends now.

So lovely to hear! Thank you so much! If you email me at: maselphie @ gmail .... I can give you a premium code for the cheats. :)

Re-send to my email: maselphie @ gmail and I'll try to get a premium code to you right away. :)

You know about Ren'Py, right? You learn Python the more you experiment with it. The basis of all of my games in Ren'Py start with a loop. Having one looping label and then slowly add something to it each time you want to add more functionality. For instance, start with the daily planner screen as a loop. The buttons lead to a different label with a different loop. Inside those buttons is another loop with more buttons, and so on. Add some functionality to each loop, including a way to get back to the previous loop. Google anything you want to do but don't know. :) That's my process simplified. It comes with a LOT of testing and failing.

This is heart-warming, thank you for sharing. I'm so happy that you were able to relive your memories in such a beautiful way. I'm very flattered and frankly speechless.

I can say that I am still working on the game, so yes, the epilogues are coming ... Not sure about romancing Bruno (adding more to write right now isn't feasible) but I agree that he's a total hottie. Damn the artist. :P

Thank you so very much.

Posted in Take your time!
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Wow, thank you! That's really an honor. I appreciate it.

In terms of helping, I used to take user submissions for song titles (general or character specific) and what really helped me was fake forum posts for the Public Opinion page. There are a lot in the game right now from players like you, but I still need more for Open Ended Mode. I feel like the game benefits from having a variety so that you don't see duplicates all the time, so having more for Story Mode is good, too.

The format is:

  • Thread title
  • Poster 1's Username
  • Poster 1's Message
  • Poster 2's Username
  • Poster 2's Message

You can also specify if the thread should be locked, how many posts are in the thread (otherwise it is random), or if the user should be banned. If you make up new posters not already in the game, it's okay if you make them their own avatars and signatures (should be short). If the post contents are too long, I'll trim them down, but they should be only be like a paragraph long at most.

The great thing about these is that they don't have to be intelligent, make sense or be typo-free, just like in real life. Some can be spam or merely personal to the poster.

You can email them to me at maselphie at gmail if you do take me up on this offer. :) Thank you so much either way!

Wow! I really like it!! Thank you so much for the fanart! :3

Posted in Checking in

Thank you very much for the inspiring words, and the giving even though you can't afford it. I am also poor, so I understand completely. I really love this game, but it's hard to go back to it sometimes amid life problems.

I was able to really work on Claudette and Bruno a while ago. Claudette is almost ready for release, while Bruno needs some scenes written. I was able to advance with Seth and I'm liking where his path is going, but so far I only have the beginning half really nailed down. There's a clear break in his character arc, the first half has him getting worse before he gets better sort of deal. So I suppose seeing the ugly side of Seth is hard to write, but I guess the "recovery" version of him won't be any easier because he's so opposed to it.

Good luck with your own venture into VNs! They're so rewarding. I felt I always wanted to write stories, but also express them through sound and images, and VNs are perfect for that.

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Haha, that's okay. The premium code file is a text file that you open up and read. :) It will have instructions inside of it, but essentially you open up your saved game and hit the "F1" key on your keyboard. A cheat menu will open up. Type the code as seen in the text file, and voila!

No, he's married ... and he wants to stay married. Because she's pregnant with his child. :p Sorry. You will be able to become friends with him, but his path is not released yet (I need to write some more scenes first).

Glad you like the game, though!

Posted in help help pls

Your popularity as a band is extremely important. Do more gigs to raise your popularity and you will see skyrocketing sales! ;)

Posted in Problem

Hello, this is a known issue and will be fixed in the next patch. You can continue your game by clicking the "ignore" button.

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Hello, my name is Aleema and I am the only person left on the dev team. My life is really stressful right now. I don't know the answer to your issues, which is also stressful. Forgive me if I didn't answer you right away, but if there is something that drastically wrong with your game then there may be nothing I can do to fix it for you. Songs can only be recorded on the weekends and they can only be recorded once. If that's not the issue ... Is there anyone else out there getting this error?