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#351 by eacil
2020-11-14 at 23:27
< report >Guys, please don't derail my request with that other problem of making instances for the same VN. I agree with you about not cluttering the character page, but this is not the case here. They are coming from other VN. It's not like you have the choice to select the appearance like in Higurashi, it's the default here. "Action" traits are bound to differ for whoever read them and can populate the page.

If I was reading Apathy - Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi - Shinsei and was looking at the character page, unless I remember the name by heart, it would be a pita to recognize who is who, to link the old face to the new face. Look at link without reading the url and tell me who is she from link. I am sorry but it's not possible without the name. This is primarily why I want to do it: the Apathy series is a complicated mess and vndb failed until now in addressing the issue. Being able to have instances should alleviate the burden of knowing who is who, and what chara-design is linked to what VN.
I shouldn't have taken Sadao because he is the easiest to recognize with his glasses.

That's what I am asking.


On the other hand, it sure doesn't address the problem of different chara-design for the same VN. Multiple character pictures sounds great but I agree that the traits will not match.
Still taking Hino-senpai as an example: there are the three different styles used for Apathy - Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi ~Visual Novel Version~ alone. Special edition has green hair instead of brown hair, with no Shadowed. There should be a "Real Actor" trait and it would fit here (edit: Real Actor waiting approval).
Btw, Doukyuusei original and windows port have sometimes different three sizes for the women.

To me, it's more of an UI kind of problem, how to display instances without piling them up. Left-right arrows with javascript? Collapse buttons (local and global)? Don't worry, it's Yorhel field of expertise! He will find an elegant solution to all our problems!Last modified on 2020-11-15 at 00:02
#352 by warfoki
2020-11-15 at 00:22
< report >I have nothing relevant to add, except...

Don't worry, it's Yorhel field of expertise! He will find an elegant solution to all our problems!

Smooth! ^^
#353 by gvbn
2020-11-16 at 10:52
< report >What's going on with releases on Castle Fantasia ~Arihato Senki~ ? How is there a Chinese patch for Windows before the VN came out on PS2 and way before it was ported to Windows?

edit: And how is it rated 18+ when the VN itself isn't?Last modified on 2020-11-16 at 10:59
#354 by rampaa
2020-11-18 at 15:24
< report >What should Arise's romanized name be?

Her name is written with hiragana and I don't know whether or not she's a bonafide Japanese person. The official page shows it being written as Arise (link). If it was written with katakana, the obvious answer would be Arise, since we accept whatever devs say about katakana names. But since it's written with hiragana and Arise is an uncommon take on ありす, I am not sure if I did the right thing by changing her romanized name to Arise.
#355 by beliar
2020-11-18 at 16:41
< report >I think such instances should be looked at case by case.
While the hiragana is read as "Arisu", the VN is set in a magical world, so I'm not sure what naming conventions exist in that fictional world. Considering the lack of any other pertinent information, we might as well go with the official romanization.
#356 by mrkew
2020-11-19 at 04:47
< report >Can someone explain the difference between the two HTML engines listed on vndb? link is entirely based in HTML, but all the files are stored locally on the user's computer, so the game does not require internet connection to be played.
#357 by lunaterra
2020-11-19 at 05:13
< report >HTMLVN is a proprietary engine created by Date Nighto for their releases. The likelihood the release you linked uses it is approximately zero.

HTML5 is the latest version of the HTML markup language. It's not an engine in itself.
#358 by eacil
2020-11-19 at 08:14
< report >It appears to use HTML (with videos? the trial doesn't help figuring out how it works), which means that any OS that can run a browser and display local files with it can run this game. Aka windows, mac, linux. Android and ios most probably. Maybe even some consoles?
inb4 the website platform doesn't fit as it is supposed to be hosted on a server and doesn't become portable just by hitting the "save page as".
#359 by yorhel
2020-11-19 at 09:13
< report >The website platform is for anything that runs in a browser, whether that's locally or from a server doesn't really matter.
#360 by eacil
2020-11-19 at 09:20
< report >Then the name should be changed to "browser" because it's misleading.
Someone reading "website" will not expect to not be forced to have a connection but be forced to download 3.38go instead and not being able to play it on all support where a browser is available without transferring it, etc. The globe icon itself would make you think that too.Last modified on 2020-11-19 at 09:24
#361 by yorhel
2020-11-19 at 09:27
< report >There's nothing about the "Windows" or "Linux" platforms implying that you can play them offline and that the data isn't being streamed from the internet. The "platform" is where it runs, not how you obtain it. Of course, it'd be nice to mention internet requirements somehow, but that's a separate matter.
#362 by eacil
2020-11-19 at 10:06
< report >If the platform is where it runs... it runs in a browser. A website implies that it is hosted on a web server.
#363 by mrkew
2020-11-19 at 16:16
< report >#358
It's like this: Except for the title screen, the entire VN is in mp4 files which you have on your computer and html only serves to put the soundtrack (also in mp4 and stored locally) on the same page where you can play it at the same time as the story video, and also to easily sort the videos and skip between them. Website seemed really off to me which is why I didn't put it there, as this principle seems similar as reading a local pdf in a browser.
But if it's supposed to be marked as website, I'll use it for such things from now on.Last modified on 2020-11-19 at 16:17
#364 by gvbn
2020-11-20 at 19:29
< report >Astelight series (Astelight Jourantan, Astelight Nendaishi, Astelight Shissouki) all have a cut-down, half-priced "H-scene main" digital edition (called Astelight In***) available.

Should these releases be marked as partial?
#365 by eacil
2020-11-21 at 22:57
< report >I think you were right in making them partial. It's not one of those cases where the release is butchered into all-age, it is clearly released as a part of the full content.
#366 by beliar
2020-11-22 at 00:23
< report >Yeah, I agree that these releases should be partial.

@353: I have no idea what's going on there. From what I can see, the Chinese patch was definitely released on that date (though 18+ might be a mistake?). I thought that the games were mixed, but upon inspection, the patch is definitely for this game. I can only assume there was a release prior to the PS2 port, but I cannot find accurate information. :-(

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