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  1. Today
  2. https://www.twitch.tv/ravenbindigo Stream will be live shortly with some Darkest Dungeon! Feel free to drop by!

  3. And now I'm going to try and be more active on here. As much as a lack of internet allows :)

  4. Last week
  5. Back your project up. If you don't back your project up, I'm gonna come to your home and spin kick you. Then take your project and delete it. 

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I just wouldn't use the cloud as my primary backup. Secondary back up though? Yeah, that's fine. I mean, you can't completely trust any backup. I still say local physical backups are better though, just because 'the cloud' isn't really mine and I have no idea where the data actually is or who might access it.

    3. Arrpeegeemaker

      Arrpeegeemaker

      Nah I'll never consider the cloud to be my primary backup, for the same reasons. Personally I like to have a thumb drive as my primary backup, I prefer that my primary spends 99.9% of the time not plugged in, and I only ever use thumbs for backing things up or transferring them, anyway

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I agree! It's better if your primary back up isn't hooked up to a live computer at all most of the time! Less things will go wrong that way.

  6. I'm suddenly sadly frustrated that I can't find a way to script a Playtest mode that will show me the Map, Event, and Tab currently running so I know where to look for my mistakes.

     

    sad day, best I can do is plug a bunch of variables and hope for the best.

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Are you using VX Ace by any chance? I donno about MV or MZ, but in VX Ace one of the reasons there is no test mode that does this is because the event interpreter doesn't keep track of where the event it is running is coming from. Also events don't actually keep track of the page number they are using.

       

      That said, it's still possible! Here is a little script for VX Ace to print the map/id/page to the console when an event starts (only works for map events though):

       

      Spoiler
      
      if $TEST
      
        class Game_Event < Game_Character
      
          alias_method :start_debug_base, :start
          def start
            pagenum = @event.pages.find_index(@page)
            pagenum += 1 if pagenum
            puts "Event Start - Map: "+@map_id.to_s+" Id: "+@id.to_s+" Page: "+pagenum.to_s
            start_debug_base
          end
        
        end
      
        class Game_Interpreter
        
          alias_method :command_118_debug_base, :command_118
          def command_118
            puts "Event Label - " + @params[0]
            command_118_debug_base
          end
        
          alias_method :command_119_debug_base, :command_119
          def command_119
            puts "Event Label Jump - " + @params[0]
            command_119_debug_base
          end
        
        end
      
      end

       

       

      I wrote it just now! As a extra bonus it also prints stuff when it finds a label or a label jump so you know what the last label used is. Helpful!

       

      Oh yeah, and to enable the console make sure the 'show console' option in the 'game' menu has a little check by it. I find it super useful!

    3. Zvart

      Zvart

      You are wonderful! Thank you.

       

      Mind if I modify it a bit so it works even outside of Playtest mode? I'm thinking about when sending it out to Playtesters, since there's a LOT of dialogue options. Knowing where they found a particular thing would be nice

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You can do whatever you like with it really... I don't believe in restricting what people can do with my scripts. :3

  7. I actually have been working on my game a widdle bit! 😮

     

    I was reworking the intro and stuff. Still not sure I am happy with the basic set up though. Partly because I keep wanting to write my own meta-commentary. XD

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I've mostly finished the base character art bits; still have a few to do that I had started, and a few more I have no art bits of at all made. Also ran into a glitch with a scriptlet (one of yours actually) that affects graphic layers that are not attached to equipment, that I'm not sure I can do anything about, nor is it that big a deal (yet).

      There's one character I'm working on a bulging abdomen bit for, but I'm not sure if I have the proportions right...

    2. RavenBlueIndigo

      RavenBlueIndigo

      Heck yeah! Do the devving of the game~

  8. It seems to me that I'm too lazy to make new MZ plugins with my full time job, so I'm porting my easy, simple and small MV plugins instead.
    I hope I can port 1-2 such plugins per day, but this will be hard for me :)

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Don't break your creative drive over it.
      If shit gets frustrating, take a break.

  9. I've mostly been gaming and not really doing too much gamedev. It just so happens that Crystal Clear 2.1 just got released and I'm loving that a lot.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I know how that is! :3

  10. I just like this website:
    https://downloadmoreram.com/
    lol

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    2. DoubleX

      DoubleX

      For the ram, I think it's nothing; For the cores, I don't have the balls to even try :)

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Remember that browser malware that would redirect all web browsing to a fake Yahoo site?

      Probably that one. Ugh, I hated dealing with it.

    4. Animebryan

      Animebryan

      At the very bottom of the RAM page it says that it's a joke website & not a scam.

  11. For anyone looking to pick up MV, VxAce, or any of the older engines, they're all on sale at Humble Bundle for 80-90% off:

    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=bestselling&amp;search=rpg maker

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Just the engines? (I have the base engines already)

  12. Earlier
  13. I want to be able to play more than one BGS track at once, while also having a BGM playing. Is there any possible way to do this in VX Ace?

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It's probably impossible to get a seamless loop due to frame rate fluctuations, though you could probably get closer if you edited the sound to be exactly the right length in frames. Either way, you might need to add a fade out/fade in and just let it overlap a bit. Or another option might be having shorter motor/revving sounds that are designed to play intermittently rather then loop.

    3. UncannyBoots

      UncannyBoots

      I know you don't like the FMOD script but I'm not wrong when I say it does indeed allow for multiple BGS (audio channels), right? If that's the case then I guess I'll look into getting it to work because that's the only good solution here, it seems.

      ...The only problem is, I literally can't find any clear cut documentation for how to play another audio channel. The documentation that comes with the script focuses only on getting DSP effects to work, which I have no interest in.

      This is the only thing that seems related to specifying a channel that I can find:

      pos = APU::CURRENT_CHANNEL_VARIABLE
      v = $game_variables[pos]

      And I have no clue on how to make use of that

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It's not so much that I dislike the script and more that I have run into problems trying to use it. I think it has trouble working on some computers for some reason. Anyway APU::CURRENT_CHANNEL_VARIABLE should be set to a number near the start of the script shouldn't it? I think you just need to set that variable before you play a sound and it will play on that channel... I think?

  14. Before the full time job, I can make 1 MZ plugin per day, even though it's still hard; With the full time job, making 1 such plugin per week becomes just as hard lol

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      If I ever had a full-time job, I'd have no energy for anything else, I'm certain.

      (likely because I'd have a job that drained me and one I didn't like in any way shape or form)

    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Can relate, my full time job drastically slowed everything I'm working on. sad times ;-;

  15. Sure has been a while since I've been around these parts . . .

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    2. RavenBlueIndigo

      RavenBlueIndigo

      Kayzee! Hi~ Long time, haha. I actually popped back in here because I was looking into your word-wrapping script, and plopped it into my current project, and now I am in love.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Awww, I wuv you too you silly bird! *hugs*

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I recall you dropping your Twitch streams going live, and that's about it, lolz

       

  16. Hey! Long time no see! Hope you all are doing well!

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      I'm doing good in general, not much has changed for me. 😛 Glad to hear things got better for you! 😄

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I think I am doing about as well as ever... Though for some reason I have had really bad tinnitus the last few months. 😕

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Glad to hear it. May the Divines guide you...

  17. I made a blog post about some stuff I was doing for my game! Haven't done that in a while!

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  18. Just watching an hour of some LP of CoD MW(2019), and I'm already liking that game, sadly my PC won't be able to play it :)

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hey, don't say you like a cod game! You will lose your indie cred! You do get some points for being unable to run it though.

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      lolz

      Even if I were interested (nope! Not remotely! lolz), there's no way my craptastic hardware could run such a game; I don't think it could run Halo even! 🤣

      Warduty 3000, lolz

  19. This sucks; for the longest time I've had a direct, easy to access internet modem and now, I have to once again, hook up a wireless USB adapter to my craptastic hardware. The last two times I had to do this before the move, it did not work well, if at all. I expect the same from this adapter.

    Why is this happening? Because the purse string puller decided to switch ISPs to 'save' money, that likely will not last, if there's any significant impact at all. I'll no longer have a landline phone, and if this falls through, I'll not have internet access either, as I expect. I'd scream a bunch of vulgarities in all-caps, but that'd likely just have one of the admins mad at me for crap I had no control over.
     

    No, this is not fair. Arguments to the contrary and 'life is not fair' get a 'no' response.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You can switch ISPs? You mean you aren't an eternal slave to the whims of comcast? I was under the impression comcast had much of the middle part of the US in a monopolistic stranglehold. Or is it still comcast just a more shitty version?

       

      I would rather avoid bringing fairness into it at all. This is a problem. Let's try and find a solution. I am pretty sure there is one no matter how crappy your hardware is. I mean if someone can get an apple ][e to browse reddit with some tinkering, Surely you can find some way to get it to work if you try.

       

      Also... ... How to put this...

       

      ...


      Okay... Please listen for a moment. Do me a favor and look at your followers for a moment. I donno about you but on that second row there is a particular pink pony with yellow hair. You know, Rikifive, who I am pretty sure is your friend as well as mine. And also happens to be the most active admin on the site. Now you know me. I have opinions and I have al least once broken the rules gotten in trouble with Riki in the past. So have you if I recall correctly. I have seen tyrant admins before, and while I don't always agree with Riki, they are not one. They have always been understanding. I would even use the word 'fair' to describe them, and you know how much I roll my eyes at that.

       

      So here's a question: Do you think I would I stand by their judgement if you did if you did scream a bunch of vulgarities in all-caps and they banned you?

       

      ... Let's go back a bit and look at something you said in this very status update.

       

      Quote

      I'd scream a bunch of vulgarities in all-caps, but that'd likely just have one of the admins mad at me for crap I had no control over.

       

      So... Here's the thing...

       

      Don't you think that by not screaming a bunch of vulgarities in all-caps so you don't get in trouble... You have in fact proven that if you did do it any admin that did in fact get mad at you would in fact get mad at you for something that you actually did have control over?

       

      You know... For a long time I have sorta been skirting around what I think is an important issue. Because I am really really scared you are going to get really upset with me. Do you remember our little talk about 'cognitive dissidence'? You know when I first heard you complain about it, I admit... I kinda had a thought in my head that went something like: 'I guess as the queen of cognitive dissidence she would know'. But I chickened out from saying it, as I have a lot. I still think what I did end up saying was maybe a little too mean and partly walked it back.

       

      But... yeah. You kinda say things like that a lot. Most people do to be honest. I probably do a ton myself and never really realized it. Or more likely have and passed it off as a dumb joke or me being crazy. Which to be fair to myself, it often is. But I try to be better then that. Or... no. I shouldn't say that. I try to be different to that. Better, worse, I have no idea. Not sure why I should even care. Ha! Even that sounds like I am trying to feel smugly superior by not feeling smugly superior! And maybe I am!

       

      Hehehe... Can you imagine what that does to my self esteem? I would like to imagine that if self esteem could be measured as a number like an RPG statistic, it would be NaN! I am neither better then, worse then, the same as, or different to, everybody else! I want to spread this feeling... Like snugging a big ball of deadly tarantulas! I believe it's possible to accept and understand yourself, even if it means accepting that you and everyone else is totally utterly insane! AND ALSO LOVE IT! Praise Eris!

       

      ... Okay that was way too melodramatic and pretty pointless, but I feel better. Also sleepy. Night!

       

      ... I'm totally serious though, even if I am still joking. My brain is wonderfully weird and I would totally love to drive everyone in existence totally insane. Well, I mean they already are, but I mean the fun kind of insane, not the unfun kind.

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Technically, AT&T is not an internet service provider.

      They are a telephone company; it just so happens that they can wire the telephone lines to be used for internet service. Said internet service is provided by Verizon.

      As for the wireless USB adapter, for now (YEAH FOR NOW-GIVE IT A FEW MONTHS LIKE THE LAST TWO DAMN TIMES), it works okay. The wireless signal is acceptable, but I will be looking into a wired solution later on. Either that or moving out. Right. Like that's remotely possible.

  20. I'm beginning to think the 'demon subplot' I have had kicking around in my head might end up being much more important to my game's plot then I thought...

     

    Why do I think so? Well it's true that it was one of the few scraps of actual plot that didn't boil down to me messing with the player for the lulz, but I still didn't expect to start composing a multi-part boss battle theme related to it. I also came up with with a kinda delightfully meta twist to the whole thing.

     

    I am suddenly reminded of @Verdiløs Games a lot... I really hope they are doing okay!

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Same here; haven't heard from them in some time, here or on Discord...

       

  21. I actually did a lotta work on my game today! 😮 Mostly working on stuff for little bonus puzzle rooms. Ya gotta have bonus puzzle rooms in a mystery dungeon type game don't cha know.

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I would say most of the dumb jokes in mystery dungeon type games aren't that well hidden. :P It seems to me the real thing that's often hidden away is a surprisingly emotionally poignant plot. Don't think I can pull that off myself though. One problem is my game just doesn't have any truly sympathetic characters (even the player character's characterization is up to the player) and I am not sure if it ever will. Well sympathetic by human standards anyway, but values dissonance aside even I am pretty antagonistic in my own game. :3

       

      Speaking of values dissonance... You sure it's not that you are hearing rather then cognitive dissonance? I mean, if you just don't agree with it it's values dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is more like, ya know, advocating the anarchistic overthrow of governments while also wanting to hold people accountable for being too selfish and greedy. :P

       

      Okay, okay, that's not quite fair and I know it. It's more complex then that. Anarcho-socialism is a thing, and we could have a whole debate over the concepts of centralized and decentralized power and the way such a society would or wouldn't work. But this is why politics is so messed up in general you know, because it's all a matter of debate and the subtler aspects of political theory is easy to get lost in the noise born from emotional outbursts and gut reactions.

       

      Though despite that, I am often just glad debates happen at all! Hurray for western democracy! It's definitely not the best system, but it's far far from the worst!

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I guess a far more fair adjective would be 'vicarious', because the garbage and lies is a bunch of vicarious crap that people lap up like curs...

      Yeah, most of the silly jokes are right there in front of the player, but the best ones are Ostara eggs for certain...lolz

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I think you mean 'vacuous'? I mean I always saw 'vicarious' as more an adverb not an adjective... I guess if you use 'vicarious' to describe things that people can use to live vicariously, it sort of makes sense? I mean something like (so-called) 'reality' tv might be described that way? But then people might also say video games are 'vicarious', and I like video games. XD

       

      Don't think the word is really used that way, but whatever. If calling a game/tv show/whatever 'pretentious' is perfectly acceptable even though it's sort of silly to think of a game/tv show/whatever as actively pretending to be something it's not instead of the author/audience/whoever else surrounding it, then I guess calling them 'vicarious' is perfectly fair. :P

  22. Anyone need a break?
    Here, watch this:

     

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Can't get it out of your head huh? :P

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Like that other dumb meme song (I'm Drivin' Down The Road), now I wanna chart this one for Clone Hero, lolz

  23. I know MZ is brand new but I'm still curious, are the plugins being made for MZ just ports of MV plugins or are there a lot of original plugins being made? I own MV but I haven't used it all that much so I'm not familiar with its plugin library so idk how many of the new MZ plugins are just ports or not

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I think it is a mixture of both.

      I believe that there are some plugin makers that are porting some of their RGSS scripts to MZ...

    2. UncannyBoots

      UncannyBoots

      That's really cool, are they scripts that didn't really have an MV port?

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      @Tsukihime mentioned in one of her status posts that she'd be having to port her Tag Manager script to MV from VX Ace for a grid battle feature she's developing for MZ. I'm certain that there are other examples of MZ plugins that are being ported in from XP/VX/VX Ace...

  24. I can test MV and MZ games at the same time now lol 

     

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Are MV and MZ more or less cross compatible then? Or are you just developing a plugin for both at the same time?

    3. Tsukihime

      Tsukihime

      @Kayzee my experience porting plugins has been 99% compatible depending on what classes you're touching.

      Sprites have been refactored into more abstraction for each object, windows use a Rectangle for initialization instead of direct x,y,width,height specifications, some methods were "fixed" by giving it a "better name", etc.

      But I still have to test it on both engines to make sure a sneaky little change isn't causing problems.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Neato!

  25. I've been messing around in minecraft again lately... But I have  found myself messing around with some scripting stuff and some skin editing, so maybe it's time to get back to gamedev. XD

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Yeah I knoooooow! I distract myself enough without other people doing it too. XD

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yep, same here.

      Or, there's other distractions that come about which I have no control over.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You know the first step of getting control over things is telling yourself you have control over things. :P

       

      ... Far from the last step though. :P

  26. Just uploaded a RMMV plugin video in youtube, and realized that RPG Maker MV is no longer in the list of game names there lol

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      In other words, YouTube is being YouTube as usual, #LMAO

  27. It's likely that using @Selchar's Durability Affixes breaks @Tsukihime's Item Affixes for any other use.

    So, if I wanted to make a prefix to have some piece of equipment be unbreakable, that isn't possible.

    Either that, or some compatibility bug is present.

    I cannot tell which; I have so many scripts in play, I don't even think dearest love @Kayzee could figure it out, not that it matters since she's more often than not, playing her Switch these days...

    If I could get my PS3 working again I'd be okay with that. I'd still have to get a lot of games that were stolen from me back somehow...

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I find that in many scripts a max of zero is often treated as meaning the item doesn't have a max. Really 'nil' works much better, but most people don't really know about it and it's harder to use in notetags. What happens if you just don't give an item durability at all?

       

      Also: If I am understanding how prefixes work correctly, since durability isn't a normal feature/stat on equipment, I bet it would be ignored by prefixes.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      The durability is a suffix, but yeah, that's exactly what I am thinking is happening.

      If one doesn't notetag the durability it sets it to the default as configured in the script. I dunno what happens if the default is 0.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Whatever, it's a modifier.

  28. - listens to "eyes on me"

    - remembers one of my characters is a singer

    - HMMMMMMMMM

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      ♫Come on, baby, won't you show me what you got, yeah; I want your salvation, whoa-oh-oh...♫

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