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raizo244

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Thank you for your understanding. Actually I could improve project management skills, however the most difficult thing is to re-play most of the game every time, thus the need to have players test it in Alpha.
Also, both Steam users and Patreon ones (and itch.io etc.) do know that the game is in Early Access. That doesn't mean "Hey guys, here's this game, I want your money and you won't see the end of it", but it means (or should mean): "Hey guys, the game's incomplete and might have crashes here and there. Thank you for your support, you're making it possible for the game to even exist." :D

Also, while I'm still learning something about Ren'Py with each month that passes, I do know what I'm doing. The two bugs you reported were very simple in fact: in ren'py (python) you have to put a "True condition" with double "=", so that reads:

if a == b:

The game was missing a "=" so it read "if a = b" which caused the error. It's a distraction, and it only was visible if you followed a certain path to it, since the same event could have started in two different ways as well. Just to give you the scope of the problem ;)

Take Euro Truck Simulator 2 for example, which is a game I'm a HUGE fan of. This is their "bug report" thread on their forum for the latest beta:

There are dozens, hundreds of reports, and that's quite normal since it's a beta (experimental), but they also have dozen of people developing it and a nice budget for it, however something still arises from time to time, even things that worked fine until the latest release stop working.

AAA companies release Gigs of patch on day 1, and their scope of developers is incomparable, still they have their own issues.

Telling that I work alone on this project isn't an excuse on my part: it's an explanation of the work behind the game, some of the choices after it and the presence of bugs. What's important is the speed on when the bugs are fixed in my opinion, because if I had a team of two (they would be enough) playing the game 6 hours/day for 20 days/month nothing of this will happen, but I can't hire them right now :(

If you wish to assist you can use the "bug report" button in-game to access the bug report page directly or write me an email with a list of issues on bugs[at]brunimultimedia.com

This is the "open bug report" situation:

As you can see it states "None reported" because I just released a fix. It doesn't mean the game is bug-free, but it means that every bug report I received has been dealt with and until something gets reported again I will work on new developments.

Thanks again.
Just so you know, I know nothing about programming so I might not recognize how complicated your work was. Now that you've explained the situation to me, I understand better. Again, I apologize for such a harsh criticism.

By the way, thank you for pointing out what went wrong, I've managed to fixed the problem myself. Even someone who have no idea how to code like me can fix it, I guess this kind of bugs are not as critical as I said before.


Now I can finally enjoy your game. :cool:
 

micojive

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Is there a plan to improve the resolution before releasing the final game in december? It seems crazy to me to charge 20 bucks for something that you can count the pixels in on some of the scenes.
 

Bruni Multimedia

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Is there a plan to improve the resolution before releasing the final game in december? It seems crazy to me to charge 20 bucks for something that you can count the pixels in on some of the scenes.
The game was made in a standard "Visual Novel" format of 1280x720 for many reasons, the primary one being that when development started two years ago I didn't have a budget for the game (it all started to try out what Patreon potential was, and just 7% of people opening a Patreon page made it to make a living out of it so I guess I was very lucky) AND I had a low-end pc to render the graphic, and it took AGES to render the most complicated images.

Finally, as budget grew, I found a remote Iray server on Nimbix, which wasn't cheap but not expensive either and I started using that, improving the overall quality and delivery time. However, since Gigabytes of data were to be sent to the server and I had a slow internet connection (it's an issue that it's still present in many parts of Italy and two years ago was far worse than now), I could only do only a thousand images each month or so, mostly for medical exams.

Then, after the game went on Steam, I had the budget to buy a new high-end computer which now allows me to render about 2-300 images each month, and with a very superior quality (The Coroner Saga, my new upcoming Visual Novel, will be in 1920x1080). However the game now features 4532 images and unfortunately I don't have the budget, nor the time, to re-do each of them in Full HD.

The "20 bucks I charge" cover two years of dedicated work on the project, whereas I hope players will enjoy not only the graphic but the gameplay, story and medical exams. The game is about 50 hours long in its current state, with people on Steam playing it for even more as they try new paths, and I believe 17,99$ it's a fair price for that. Also, while Steam doesn't allow me to talk about their share on public forums in their NDA (you can easily find this info around the web though), believe me when I say that for a reason or another I get to get the half of it for each copy sold. While I understand this is not your concern (nor it should be), I am just pointing out why I chose to do something the way it is ;)


tl;dr: unfortunately not.
 
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Luigi08

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have a bug when Erika asks about the Joy Festival. Can easily bypass it by going back to 0.0.24.2 which I have no problem with doing but figured since I really like this game I would at the very least report the bug along with a few other minor bugs.
 

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Bruni Multimedia

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Where is this patch on patreon and for which tier is available?


Release schedule for 0.0.25:
May 9th
for 10$+ Patrons
May 21st for 5$+ Patrons
May 28th for 3$+ Patrons
May 30th on the market , and

have a bug when Erika asks about the Joy Festival. Can easily bypass it by going back to 0.0.24.2 which I have no problem with doing but figured since I really like this game I would at the very least report the bug along with a few other minor bugs.
Thanks. It has already been fixed on the patch which I mentioned earlier ;)
 

Gamincest

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have a bug when Erika asks about the Joy Festival. Can easily bypass it by going back to 0.0.24.2 which I have no problem with doing but figured since I really like this game I would at the very least report the bug along with a few other minor bugs.
bro do you have any link for 0.0.24.2 :unsure: or any save on selection menu.
 
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Bruni Multimedia

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Downgrading that file to 0.0.24.2 solves the issue but locks out of content, so be aware if doing that.
 

bukaneer

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feedback:

dont know if any of it was already mention here, but:

1) got an script error screen when i wanted to go to the Hospital 2nd day (thursday), avoidable simply by not going there.
2) when you meet Erika in the waiting room early in the morning while she is hanging a picture on the wall and inviting you to the event, i got a script error screen instead of choosing who you want to go with to the event. When i choose "ignore" on the error screen, the game automatically choose Elisa as your partner (is she your old class mate or something? is it the girl you meet while going to the hospital for the first time and you can go to dinner with her or your sister?). Ive always prefered my sister over her so I guess she shouldnt be available as a partner for this event.(but its obviously related to the script error).

sadly, because it's in the main story, I cant progress any further after this point. that is, I can if I wish to go with Elisa, which i do not want :p

thanks for the game :) Its kind of boring to start again and again after each bug fix/update but Im not sure if the game would work properly if I skip/get past some bugs and then install the bug fix but I'll manage :)
 
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internetloving

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feedback:

dont know if any of it was already mention here, but:

1) got an script error screen when i wanted to go to the Hospital 2nd day (thursday), avoidable simply by not going there.
2) when you meet Erika in the waiting room early in the morning while she is hanging a picture on the wall and inviting you to the event, i got a script error screen instead of choosing who you want to go with to the event. When i choose "ignore" on the error screen, the game automatically choose Elisa as your partner (is she your old class mate or something? is it the girl you meet while going to the hospital for the first time and you can go to dinner with her or your sister?). Ive always prefered my sister over her so I guess she shouldnt be available as a partner for this event.(but its obviously related to the script error).

sadly, because it's in the main story, I cant progress any further after this point. that is, I can if I wish to go with Elisa, which i do not want :p

thanks for the game :) Its kind of boring to start again and again after each bug fix/update but Im not sure if the game would work properly if I skip/get past some bugs and then install the bug fix but I'll manage :)
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yeah i had the same bug issue before the festival. so many bugs for me actually. my gf count is at 0 even though i've made successful moves on Erika, Elisa, Rita. I also cant call Elisa any more, it just bugs out, press ignore and it puts me into the phone wallpaper screen.

Vanessa i didnt have enough trust to get sex scene.

i have the latest version (compressed)

so much fun to play. i cant decide what's more fun, the medical stuff or the sexual content. bugs are killing me.

any else having these issues and know of a work around?
 

Rythan25

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thank you for pointing this out I was running into the elisa pone call error and fixed it myself by adding the missing = to the phone interaction rpy with wordpad
Can you be a bit more specific on how you did that, thats the one bug that has stopped me in my tracks from progressing and helping out Brunni with more bugs (if there are more further on), as I refused to play a Elisa path where I couldnt even date her, and I couldnt confirm to Brunni if the Elisa sex scenes were working in .25.1 as I coudlnt even date her.
 

Balbanes

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Can you be a bit more specific on how you did that, thats the one bug that has stopped me in my tracks from progressing and helping out Brunni with more bugs (if there are more further on), as I refused to play a Elisa path where I couldnt even date her, and I couldnt confirm to Brunni if the Elisa sex scenes were working in .25.1 as I coudlnt even date her.
open jf.rpy and search for "if id_rita_gf == True or elisa_gf = True" and add another "=" after "elisa_gf ="
hope it will fix the problem
 
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Release schedule for 0.0.25:
May 9th
for 10$+ Patrons
May 21st for 5$+ Patrons
May 28th for 3$+ Patrons
May 30th on the market , and



Thanks. It has already been fixed on the patch which I mentioned earlier ;)
Does it mean that for 1 $ patrons and no patrons, there is no chance of this bug fix? That means they have to wait for the next update, which you publish here so that they can play without these errors?
 

The_Krypt_Angel

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Can you be a bit more specific on how you did that, thats the one bug that has stopped me in my tracks from progressing and helping out Brunni with more bugs (if there are more further on), as I refused to play a Elisa path where I couldnt even date her, and I couldnt confirm to Brunni if the Elisa sex scenes were working in .25.1 as I coudlnt even date her.
I'm not sure if the other reply will do the trick cuz that is NOT how i fixed the elisa phone bug. What I did was go into the "game" folder and find the phone_interactions.rpy open it with notepad ctrl+f then search for "elisa" you should see a line that says "if elisa_gf = True" you need to add a second = so that it reads "if elisa_gf == True" and it will fix the problem at least it did for me.
 
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Rythan25

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I'm not sure if the other reply will do the trick cuz that is NOT how i fixed the elisa phone bug. What I did was go into the "game" folder and find the phone_interactions.rpy open it with notepad ctrl+f then search for "elisa" you should see a line that says "if elisa_gf = True" you need to add a second = so that it reads "if elisa_gf == True" and it will fix the problem at least it did for me.
That worked like a charm, I at least am getting the "Elisa cant answer you right now, try to contact her later" which I think is based on her being pregnant with the MC's child and getting ready to divorce.
 

bukaneer

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Does it mean that for 1 $ patrons and no patrons, there is no chance of this bug fix? That means they have to wait for the next update, which you publish here so that they can play without these errors?
Hes got it like you said. Patrons that donates him got the new content earlier then the rest, yes. Im fine with version updates being that way but I'd welcome if bug fixes would be for everybody, especially if the bugs are affecting the main story and players cant make progress. But its his game and he can arrange the updates anyway he likes, we dont nessesserily need to like that.
By the way, I dont think thats him that publishes the updates here.
 

beetlejuise

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i have these 2 messages which stay in screen, also after reloading the game

When asking the patient a question the answer is not always in line with the question.

And when watching tv i got the choice "cook bij yourself"
 
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