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Important: This major update is currently only available on Steam.


Greeting Guardians,

 Long time no see, Yunseok is here. Since July 2016, we've worked hard to make major update. Finally, today, we release Discouraged Workers Version 1.7.9.7.


Update from Ren'Py Engine:

  • Version Update: 6.99.8 > 6.99.13
  • Added: New GUI
  • Fixed: Problems opening a DirectInput gamepad or joystick in exclusive mode could prevent Ren'Py from starting.
  • Improved: Ren'Py will query the Steam overlay and redraw the screen when Steam asks for an update. (This should increase the FPS of the Steam overlay.)
  • SteamOS: Works as normal like the old version.
  • Linux: Works as normal like the old version.
  • MacOS: Sierra support available.
  • Windows:
    1. Improved: HighDPI mode is detected properly when displaying the presplash.
    2. Fixed: A bug has been fixed that caused fullscreen windows to be displayed at the wrong side on the Microsoft Windows platform when system-wide DPI scaling is enabled.
  • Thank you for PyTom and Ren'Py peoples.

Update from Discouraged Workers:

  • Version Update: 1.2.0.3 > 1.7.9.7
  • Fixed: All screens and GUIs. Latest Ren'Py's New GUI was set in Discouraged Workers.

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  • Many graphical assets has been added or replaced:
    • Characters and CGs, backgrounds, objects, even animation. A lot of things have changed.

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    • Finally, our hero Ga-yeon has emotional variations.

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    • Don't be disappointed if you liked the YANG's art. The old version will soon be released as DLC.
  • Added: Russian support by Roman Koledin. Now available on Russian.
  • Fixed: Controller support and Steam Controller support:
    1. Now it's easier and simpler to control the controller. We have removed the complicated things that players can't remember.
    2. We also tried to follow the Ren'Py basic in this version.
    3. The Steam Controller is easier to control than other controllers.
    4. If you set the controller in the basic settings, the button images will be displayed on the screen.

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  • Added: New Steam Achievements and Medals.
  • Added Ester-Eggs:
    1. This will change the ending.
    2. This will remove mosaic or blur in some scenes.
  • Fixed: Now the epilogue can be seen in your progress directly, not the concept archive. -Because many people have missed it before.
  • Added: Some very simple text in the "Madness" part, it will give you a hint of the Ga-yeon's psychological state.
  • Added: Sketch-arts in the Ga-yeon's diary.
  • Added: Replay screen.
  • Added: Unlocked screen.
  • Improved: Now the Archives will display your collecting status and medals.
  • Added: About screen.
  • Improved: Reduce program size. -Many things have been added. Nevertheless, I've reduced 30MB!
  • Removed: Steam-DRM. -This significantly reduces the likelihood that an executable will be false-positive as malware in anti-virus engines.
  • Update Licenses.
  • Update Manual.

Beta features:

  • Steam Workshop:
    • Official Steam Workshop support will be added until 17th this month.
    • For creators and community, I will release the development kit DLC and guides. -I'm serious now.
    • Then you will be able to get linked medal and CREATOR achievement.

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  • Spanish support: Now available but inspection is not complete yet. Project Gamer Japonés, our Spanish translation team is working hard.
  • Blind-friendly support:
    1. Blind-friendly support has been added but it need more test from actually blind-gamers for each languages.
    2. For the play, it need someone's help in the first run.



Upcoming updates in this year:

  • Release: Source code of Discouraged Workers will be LGPL v3.0 -Please see the license declaration in about screen.
  • Release: MOD Creator Development Kit DLC
  • Update: All existing DLCs include Extras DLC -Raspberry Pi build will be added.
  • Release: Back to the Basic DLC
  • Fixed: Minor updates, include updated Spanish support. -If I have enough time
  • Release:Trailer -I don't have any time for make this.

 The 2017 Indie of the Year Awards competition is in progress. We will be happy if you vote for the win of Discouraged Workers.


 Thank you for read this announcement. I am grateful and sorry to those who waited for us for a long time. Remaining plans except for upcoming updates will be announced after upcoming updates is completed. Then, I will be back soon, as soon as possible.

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OneSavageRaven
OneSavageRaven

Hey, can someone help me with the Ren'Py engine? It's just that everytime I type new code into the script.rpy, I get an error saying "Tab characters are not allowed in Ren'py scripts." Can someone help me?

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brandon4117
brandon4117

Could you show me the code? If it's code that's trying to define an item like "image nblnk = im.Scale("nblnk.png", 320, 575)", that HUGE space you see right there after "image nblnk" is a tab space (EDIT: Okay, so indiedb takes out the space, but the space is as big as when you hit tab in the script editor). Usually it changes tabs into spaces but when defining something if you use Tab it marks it as an error. If it's not that that's the issue, show me a bit of the code and I can work on it for ya.

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brandon4117
brandon4117

Make sure every line of code defining something only has one space between each variable, like so:
"variable nickname = "realname.filetype", where variable is the type of file or action, such as image, play music, play sound, or with (EDIT: with is used in other places, NOT with an "=" sign. My bad. the "play music" or "play sound" however are almost like that, just without the "=" sign). If you don't know what those are, the engine itself when downloaded has a tutorial game that explains pretty much everything (except the more complex errors.) This is just an add-on to what I said above, if it still doesn't fix it, I'll gladly check your code.

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Yldrania
Yldrania

If this place is inappropriate to say this, please forgive me and delete the comment. If not, I would be very happy if it actually helps: I am planning on releasing a couple of longer stories as visual novels.. games, with this engine. I am a writer mainly, and not the best artist. I would love if, if someone is an artist or has interest and experience in the creation of artwork, would be interested in working with me, they could contact me via PM.

Again, I apologize if this is not the correct place to post this, but on the forums things like that are lost within hours with no results so I figured I would try my luck here.

Thanks in advance. I love this engine :)

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Guest
Guest

I wouldnt mind helping with the artwork! You can reach me at Lucr3tcia.deviant art.com and we can talk about it xD

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smileyman00
smileyman00

ren'py engine. Whoever has played a game similar to this engine, please send me a message. It sounds very familiar.

(dark humor laugh)

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416

its a bit saddening to see many ren'py games releasing with a price up to $20, even when the arts, story, and or "gameplay" is not that good.

-not to be compared, look at Katawa Shoujo being one of the greatest, yet totally free

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hagamablabla
hagamablabla

Yes.

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Benben516
Benben516

how download engines sorry im new cant see download :L

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bloodywing
bloodywing

Go to Renpy.org and look at "How do I get Ren'Py?"

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