A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Hi everyone! 

Are you ready to dive into this experience? I can't wait to meet you! But before you go ahead and download, let me tell you a little bit about Spectra. 

So as you may or may not already know, Spectra is a software I've been working on very hard to get out there. I didn't create Spectra myself, but Spectra is very important to me.  But before you dive into the software there are some things you need to know,

What is Spectra?

That's easy! Spectra, to keep it short, is an advanced drawing software. It will survey you, once you run it, and after that, it'll give you a personalized palette to draw with. It also has a lot of different brush settings and everything you need to create some awesome masterpieces from the comfort of your own computer! 

There is a big problem though.

Due to Spectra being so advanced, it runs into issues quite often. (That's why you really need to read the textdocument in the Spectra folder first, before running Spectra itself.)  When this happens, you need to troubleshoot. But troubleshooting Spectra is actually not that bad! If you run into an issue, Spectra will automatically run it's troubleshooting program called: "The Internals of Spectra". There, you'll be guided through a process of fixing the program so it functions correctly. 

The process might be a little weird, since The Internals don't function like anything else you are probably used to, but if you are patient, and if you enjoy videogames, you'll have a great time during this process! I've made sure of it.

I'll be waiting for you on the other side!

(Attention! The text above is part of the game itself. The game should run perfectly fine. If you have any issues with the game itself not running or crashing, please let me know.)

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Spectra-1.2-market.zip 280 MB
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Spectra-1.2-pc.zip 271 MB

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Hi I can't find red's password I checked The Games folder i still can't find password sorry for bad english

Spoiler! 

If you look at the post it note you’ll find it when visiting the link written on it. 

I followed The link and twitter says the page doesn't exist

did you download the updated version?

Ok it was a mistake on my end. Ive changed the name of the Twitter account. now it should work if you type it in. 

Ok thanks

Hope it does work for you now ^^

Loved the game but I was honestly disappointed abt the drawing app at the end umu

I inderstand that. Maybe if u’ll figure out how to make something that is exactly like what the game talks about i’ll include it

Hmmmmmmm

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hello! sorry for the bother but I saved and closed the game a while ago and went to open it again but it says my file is missing? what should I do if I don't want to lose my save? on windows btw! :D

That is certainly unusual. I don‘t know if its a bug but thats not supposed to happen. Maybe save your saves folder and make a backup?

Hi!! I might sound a bit stupid right now, but i can not for the life of me find the first password for Teal's appearance -_- . I checked the read_before_playing dozens of times and ive looked for log.txt but i cant find any password... please help lol

Spoiler! It‘s 11355

Thank you so much ^^

You‘re welcome. 

hi!!! this game seems pretty neat ^^ im having a bit of trouble though. i'm looking for the ||spoilers|| passwordforthesavepointandcan'tfindthelastnumber ||spoiler|| was this intentional?

No, that's strange. Have you looked around the Control Room yet? What number are you missing?

Yep, I have! Sorry for the late reply. I don't have my notebook but I believe it was the last number I am missing? If there were seven numbers, I'm missing the seventh.

I think there are only 6 if i remember correctly. 

I'm sad, you said you don't know Mac and while I found the Spectra folder there's no version number and when it "transfers" there's no "console__manual.txt" :( guess I can't play this ever sad :((

I’m currently trying to fix the issue.

Ah okay! Thank you 

Ok. I've updated it, now it should work. If it still doesn't, please let me know.

It works now! Thank you :) 

Thank you for your patience! 

aaaa! i love this programm! the levels of stuff i can do with it is amazing! although, the trouble shooting isnt as easy as it said it was, but its worth to go through! 

Thank you! I’m glad you are enjoying it!

Letting you know that this isn't working properly on my Mac right now. How are you writing the file for the manual? Trace:

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I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 663, in <module>
IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system: u'/private/var/folders/q1/k2j0gk697bsc6l40b9_1c9wr0000gn/T/AppTranslocation/B1AA84AA-2100-447D-864C-0323C06653E2/d/Spectra.app/Contents/Resources/autorun/CONSOLE_manual.txt'

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "script.rpyc", line 661, in script
  File "/private/var/folders/q1/k2j0gk697bsc6l40b9_1c9wr0000gn/T/AppTranslocation/B1AA84AA-2100-447D-864C-0323C06653E2/d/Spectra.app/Contents/Resources/autorun/renpy/ast.py", line 862, in execute
    renpy.python.py_exec_bytecode(self.code.bytecode, self.hide, store=self.store)
  File "/private/var/folders/q1/k2j0gk697bsc6l40b9_1c9wr0000gn/T/AppTranslocation/B1AA84AA-2100-447D-864C-0323C06653E2/d/Spectra.app/Contents/Resources/autorun/renpy/python.py", line 1912, in py_exec_bytecode
    exec bytecode in globals, locals
  File "game/script.rpy", line 663, in <module>
IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system: u'/private/var/folders/q1/k2j0gk697bsc6l40b9_1c9wr0000gn/T/AppTranslocation/B1AA84AA-2100-447D-864C-0323C06653E2/d/Spectra.app/Contents/Resources/autorun/CONSOLE_manual.txt'

Darwin-17.7.0-x86_64-i386-64bit
Ren'Py 7.0.0.196
Spectra 1.0
Sun Mar 10 16:41:54 2019
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I've tried to move the folder to various locations on my computer, but it seems that it's always trying to write to the path above.

That sounds like a big issue. I’ll look over it but I can’t promise that it’ll work. I don’t have a mac myself and i’m not too familiar with the software. 

Willing to help test/debug. Quick search yielded this GitHub issue that might help:

https://github.com/renpy/renpy/issues/266

I'll try to reproduce with a renpy snippet when I get to a computer.

Giving a quick update: this is going to be slightly more complicated than I thought.

I'm assuming you're working off of the code that was provided from this Reddit thread: https://bit.ly/2Hsdp1d

If so, then the big thing to figure out is how to replicate the file structure of Doki Doki Literature Club (DDLC). As it currently stands, that piece of code will try to look inside the .app file for the Mac, whereas you want the file to be generated on the same level as the .app file. This means that you'll want to replicate the file structure of DDLC. A quick examination on Steam shows that it packages a .app file separately from the rest of its scripts and resources, so that way basedir will be able to find the .app file. Maybe someone who is more proficient with Ren'py can help with this, as it seems like a potential paradigm that can be repeated for file distribution. Otherwise, I'll try taking a stab at this later.

Ah, it's simpler than I thought.

Could you try exporting via the "Windows, Mac, Linux for Markets" option? That should result in the appropriate file structure for this to work.

Ok. I’ll update it.

Ok. I've updated it, now it should work. If it still doesn't, please let me know.

i love this game, but i cannot find the console__manualtxt 

It can be found in the Spectra Folder that came with the download. the one where you start the game from.

Too advanced for my outdated hardware, but it ran surprisingly well

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You must be very lucky!

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