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This is a compilation of Visual Novel Maker-related questions!
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Where can I buy/get it?
Can I use RPG Maker Resources on VNM and vice versa?
  • Due to our partnership with KADOKAWA, you can now use RPG Maker resources in VNM and vice versa!
Does VNM work in MacOSX/Linux?
  • Yes. Our Steam Page has more details about the specifications.
Will I be able to export to multiple platforms?
  • Yes. Visual Novel Maker allows you to export to multiple platforms. More specifically, Windows, MacOSX, Linux Ubuntu, Android (Cordova), iOS (Cordova), Steam OS and for the Web.
What programming language does Visual Novel Maker use?
  • Visual Novel Maker supports Javascript and Coffeescript.
Will I be able to create “insert x feature” or “insert x minigame” for my game?
  • Absolutely! Visual Novel Maker has three amazing features; Powerful Eventing Tools, Plugins and Extensions. This allows you to customize your game and VNM specifically to what you need! Even if you can’t program, our Eventing tools can help you out as long as you know what and how to implement what you need.
Will VNMaker support Cubism 3? If yes, when can we expect this update?
I would like to create Adult Visual Novels, is this allowed?
  • Definitely! We have revised our software EULA so feel free to check it out for more specifics.
 
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You forgot "where can I get it?" followed by the download/buy link ;)

I don't make VNs and I don't have any plans to make VNs, but I'm probably gonna get it anyway.
 

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Happy to know the resources will be usable in RM!
 

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Is there a release date for the standalone version? IS there a standalone version? Do you happen to have the download size available? (Just in case it's released while I'm away and I'm tempted to download it via my phone).

Will the standalone have a trial mode, and for how long?
 

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Ei Shaz, unfortunately a lot of your questions are ????? we're not able to answer right now because like I've received no info about it at the moment.
 

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I don't know if it's frequently asked, but I had asked over on the Facebook page, and I'm not sure if this info is written out any where. It was answered for me, but I thought others might be interested.

For those not interested in using 2D live, will VN Maker support frame by frame?
 

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Hopefully it will be purchasable on the official website as well. It would be so much more easier for some (especially those living in certain countries) than getting it on Steam.


Can I use RPG Maker Resources on VNM and vice versa?

  • Due to our partnership with KADOKAWA, you can now use RPG Maker resources in VNM and vice versa!

Very nice. I wanted to ask that last weekend, because it wasn't official until today. And now, does this mean every content usable in RPGM will also be usable in VNM, like third party music packs? Because most EULA read "you may use the Product with any other entry in the RPG Maker series that retains the Company's rights".
 

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For those not interested in using 2D live, will VN Maker support frame by frame?

Yes.

Very nice. I wanted to ask that last weekend, because it wasn't official until today. And now, does this mean every content usable in RPGM will also be usable in VNM, like third party music packs? Because most EULA read "you may use the Product with any other entry in the RPG Maker series that retains the Company's rights".

You should be able to.
 

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does this mean every content usable in RPGM will also be usable in VNM, like third party music packs

I expect the same terms would apply that currently apply to the RPG Maker series - if you want to use Ace resources in VN, then you must own Ace as well as VN. If you want to use MV resources in VN, then you must own MV and VN. This probably wouldn't apply to audio packs purchased from the store, but it would to graphic resources and RTP audio.
 

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Will VNM have character generator just like in MV? I am so excited to get this. I really hope there will be character generator in this.
 

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Will VNM have character generator just like in MV? I am so excited to get this. I really hope there will be character generator in this.
From the tumblr page (https://visualnovelmaker.tumblr.com/faq):
Does Visual Novel Maker have a Character Generator?

The first version of Visual Novel Maker won’t have a character generator. But despite this, please look forward for the exciting news we have at the end of September!

UPDATE:

We have announced our relationship with KADOKAWA the maker of the RPG Maker series! We hope that this becomes more a reality although this is not a guarantee.
 

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Thanks for answering, Archeia and Shaz.

From the tumblr page (https://visualnovelmaker.tumblr.com/faq):
We have announced our relationship with KADOKAWA the maker of the RPG Maker series! We hope that this becomes more a reality although this is not a guarantee.
Well, it is a guarantee now, isn't it? But, this has little to do with a character generator, because one probably won't use those tiny RPGM characters in a visual novel. It would help to know if there's something brand new coming. Maybe it's not. I'm curious about the plans for DLC though.
 

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Well, it is a guarantee now, isn't it?
How do you figure that? Their own FAQ says that it is not guaranteed.

But, this has little to do with a character generator,
Huh? The question was "Will VNM have character generator just like in MV?". If that isn't something to do with a character generator then I don't know what is, and the FAQ that I quoted also clearly talks about exactly that - and that there is no character generator. The "exciting news at the end of September" was the bit about Kadokawa, but still does not guarantee a character generator.
 

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How do you figure that? Their own FAQ says that it is not guaranteed.
Sorry, didn't want to confuse anybody. As for the guarantee, I mean that this post's FAQ says you can now use RPGM stuff in VNM. Sounds like it's official.

Huh? The question was "Will VNM have character generator just like in MV?". If that isn't something to do with a character generator then I don't know what is, and the FAQ that I quoted also clearly talks about exactly that - and that there is no character generator. The "exciting news at the end of September" was the bit about Kadokawa, but still does not guarantee a character generator.
does not guarantee a character generator = has nothing to do with a generator

I talked about two different things as I thought the FAQ mixed things up a bit. Therefore I didn't quote:
"The first version of Visual Novel Maker won’t have a character generator."
 

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Can the steam key be used to activate the standalone version, or vice versa?
 

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There won't be a standalone version at launch, but we are looking into the possibility for the future.
 

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@Nero V ah ok, gotcha! :smile:

There won't be a standalone version at launch, but we are looking into the possibility for the future.
That's a shame. I was thinking of getting it on release day, but will probably just wait to see if you do get a standalone version going as I just do not like using Steam. Something to keep my eyes on though to see how it all progresses after release.
 

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