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  2. For the record: I don't want to sound smarter and wiser than everyone else. I want to be smarter and wiser than everyone else! It's totally different!

     

    ... Though really things like 'smartness' and 'wisdom' are kind of meaningless and impossible to measure, so it's pretty dumb to try and do that.

     

    ... I say trying to sound smart and wise.

     

    ... Am I joking or being serious? Ha! You should know by now the answer is yes.

  3. Last week
  4. Hmmm...
    I'm using the following in a Conditional Branch:
    current_scene is? Scene_System

    But that is not working, and I am not sure what would be the correct method.
    FTR, Scene_System is the scene for Yanfly's System Options.

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It'll be something I try to keep in mind. I often forget that I can use [Ctrl]+[Shift]+F to search the entire script section...

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It's handy for sure! It might not always tell you exactly what you want to know, but it can really help track some things down!

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It's too bad that the feature isn't extended so that some key combination like [Ctrl]+[F3] would scroll through all the instances of the queried keyword...lol

  5. Phew, after a loooong time being stuck on them, I fi9nally beat those two bastards in Dark Souls. You know the ones I mean. Now i finally got to see "Large Chest Ahead" and can warp between places! Yay!

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      The problem could also be that a lot of modern 3D games use crappy depth of field effects, motion blur, and pointlessly over-detailed environments, and muted colors, resulting in a lot of them ending up being hard to navigate messes. Look at Doom 2016 compared to the original Doom for example. Not saying Doom 2016 is that bad, and I never really played it myself, but from the videos/screenshots I have seen it looked a lot more difficult to tell what was going on. The original Doom on the other hand is just the right mix of abstract level design and clear details that I have always found it pretty easy to tell what was going on. You could still get lost sometimes, especially when in the more overly abstract maze like levels without too much detail. But it's far better about that then Wolfenstine 3D where the levels were just too abstract and samey to navigate easily OR Doom 2016 where the levels look too muddy and over-detailed to navigate easily.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I haven't seen but a tiny bit of it. It looked a lot like Gears of War, FFS. 🤣


      One of the things about the original DOOM is that it's hardly 3D, and I can appreciate that a lot more.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It technically wasn't really '3D' at all in fact. It was basically all done with Mode 7-like tricks! :3 Even so Doom-like and Build-like engines were basically 3D in every way that really matters, and nowadays I play Doom engine games and mods on the gzdoom source port which is a proper hardware accelerated 3D engine anyway and supports creating true 3D levels using 3D floors and portals and things.

       

       

  6. Spoiler

    Okay, so I'm using show pictures for a graphical menu interface, but I cannot get the damn thing to show past one portion.
    Yeah, I need help, and soon. I'm starting to build momentum to A POTENTIAL DEMO RELEASE, so please, don't let me derail!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Nevermind this...
    I just figured out that the way I have the image setup, I had to use negative integers...lolz

  7. Don't try and confuse me with details about what posted where, I said one argument post there and I meant it! But if you think that means I am done, you got another thing coming! Prepare yourself fellow nerd! For I... DISAGREE WITH YOU!

     

    Haha! What now my FF8 loving friend? Someone on the internet has disagreed with something you said!

     

    Edit: Darn it me, why are we so lewd sometimes? Edit that out this instant!

     

    ... Okay Fine! >_< *grumble grumble* Darn common sense, making me censor my jokes in a public forum.

  8. This noice, me liek, one of my favorites from the album. 👀

     

  9. I would think, mi amour, @Kayzee would be pleased and thrilled to know that the DOOM Marine is going to be one of several cameos in my game, Ramsey...
    ♫Duh-duh-dun, duh-dun, duh-dun, duh-dun, duh-duh-dun...♫

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Remember the mean f*ck with giant scissors from Clock Tower? That one too.

      For an arse kicking...lolz

       

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      The only clock tower game I really played was the first one. I mean the real first one on the SNES. :P

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I haven't played any of the Clock Tower games, I just know that they exist, and know about that one thing with the giant scissors.

       

  10. I genuinely wonder what the pathfinding coders were thinking sometimes...

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      In relation to...?
      Edit: Nevermind. I see the issue with the one script. I would know nothing about it though since I don't really use pathfinders, or haven't felt a need to have one...

    2. AutumnAbsinthe

      AutumnAbsinthe

      About the default pathfinding, why the event veers off to directions that aren't towards the player when I set it to "Approach."

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      What default pathfinding? Approach just turns in the direction of the player and moves forward. It doesn't do any pathfinding at all!

  11. Looking for ant scripts or plugins that use my Animated Battlers.

    1. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      I know of 1.

       

      Galv's Actor Duel mini-game

       

      Been wanting to use this in a game somehow.

    2. Holder

      Holder

      Brilliant thank you, one of the ones I've misplaced a link to. Wonder what they look like with my newer battlers.

  12. Earlier
  13. Soon, I can upload a demo in games in progress! :D

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Yay for demos~!

    2. PhoenixSoul
  14. I'm super interested in making an MMO.

     

    It's really the only thing I want to do. It's the future of casual gaming, they end up creating their own societies and ethos among the player base, and they can generate a ton of money over an extended period of time.

     

    I have many ideas and I'm going to start drafting an outline for a game.

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      @freakytapir You aren't completely wrong, but putting it that way is bound to discourage him. That can't be your plan right? Unless... Oh... Ohhh! You sneaky little... I get it now!

       

      @That One NPC, would it be fair to say that making an MMO someday is a dream of yours perhaps? Tapir must be hungry!

       

       

       

    3. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      As stated in the OP, I was thinking about putting together an outline. I could have been more direct in stating that plan would then be to put a team together.

       

      The assumption that I think I can, or plan to do it all by my lonesome, was just that; an assumption.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hmmm? I don't remember anyone saying anything about you trying to do it on your own though. Anyway, honestly if you ask me, I don't even think doing it yourself would actually be that much more difficult then putting a team together. In some ways putting a team together is actually harder even! Teams seem to me to make everything much more complicated. You do seem like you probobly have a bit more experience leading people then most though.

  15. Got the leg sections done on a sprinting template for LL sprites. I need to modify the arms a bit, which is the trickiest part. The front and reverse frames seems okay for a striding motion, but the sides look too relaxed.

    image.png.c97509935c9155d99e9d11670aa217ac.png

    I don't even need to test run it to tell they'll look stiff from the side.

     

    Making outfits will be a bit tricky, I wish the arms didn't need so much editing because that would make it so much easier to do them. The feet rotate 90 degree counter clockwise pretty quickly and easily. Sprinting capability is something I have wanted for loose leafs. The higher level of detail makes it seem weird when they start power walking around maps.

     

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    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Yeah that's of course the point. Walking sheet for walking, running for running. Many games have had dashing sprites, golden era FF sort of invented it, but Suikoden 2 was the one that made me want to do it the most.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      @Kayzee "Press B to walk at double speed! Press L/R to walk at triple speed! Press B + L/R to walk at mega speed!" lolz (but it's walking with higher speed scrolling and that's all)

      It would be cool to have an easily made script for allowing more than three frames of animation; I know I'd use this if it were compatible with the Composite Character script (as far as I know there is no way to do this).

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Well honestly it shouldn't really be that difficult to make a script that does that, though the exact details of the layout might make it a pain. Also, the Composite Character would work fine with it provided the graphics for it are in the same layout, since that script mostly draws bitmaps directly on to other bitmaps, it doesn't really care about how the bitmap is used.

  16. When it comes down to it, it seems that MV has a lot more reliance on the Workshop for completeness.
    The Add-On pack should also be reduced permanently to $10.

    1. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      They expected the community to come through like so many times before. There's not a lot for it, though. I have Panda Maru's free MV tiles resized for Ace, so I don't even miss out on them.

    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      In case you needed it:

       

      https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/marus-mv-bits.46811/

       

      Her stuff is so beautiful it's enough to make you weep.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      PandaMaru is on par with Celianna's skills. I've never talked with Panda, so I don't know what they're like...

  17. Hello! This is Edwin, Nova's husband. Nova's taking a small break from working on their games so they can take a little time to readjust and recover from the shock of learning their cancer is back. They'll get back to it soon and are sorry for the inconvenience. They asked me to tell you all this, and also asked me to wish you all a happy and stress-free holiday season, since they don't know when they'll be up to coming back.

     

    Personal note from myself, but thank you so much for being such good friends to them, especially PhoenixSoul and Kayzee.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      You both take care of yourselves; we'll be here (hopefully) when you return.
      May the Divines guide you...

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Nova, I am sure you don't need me to say this, but don't give up! You fought it off before, and you can do it again! And I know that someday, maybe someday soon, people will figure out how to cure it for good. So please, don't give up no matter how many times it comes back! Fight fight and fight some more! I am rooting for you!

  18. Think it's possible to run multiple year cycles using days, weeks and months, for multiple locations without breaking Ace?

     

    Context: That space opera game I mentioned with regards to Mode 7. I sort of want each solar system to run its own year calendar, simulating relativity. I will settle for a universal year calender, but it would be nice to have that touch of realism.

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      That's why (well part of the reason) I couldn't continue with my RM2003 project since that one was doing much of the same with variables (though with weather patterns instead).

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Absolutely possible yes, but preferably with coding, as eventing might get messy. I even recall some calendar scripts with clocks and dates, have you tried searching for these?

      Either way, that sounds like something easy and nice to code and I'm kinda eager to come up with something nicely customizable for everyone to use, but sadly the time is not on my side. I have a rl job; some moderation here and there and my own projects. I wish "jobless" was a well paid job, then I could get rid of the first and the worst mentioned thing. 😓

    4. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Just wanted to know if it could be done, no request has been launched yet.

       

      The existing scripts give you 1 calendar, and 1 clock. Stacking the same script with different settings is bound to not work, break both, or create random errors post-release.

  19. What a lovely start to the holiday season. I'm on chemo again. Fuck.

    1. AutumnAbsinthe

      AutumnAbsinthe

      Are you alright?

    2. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      No. I'm definitely not alright.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      May the Divines guide you to healing...

  20. Said Gilbert Gottfried/Fred F*cks:
     

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    I'M NOT EDUCATED ENOUGH, FOR THE GUY WHO TALKS ABOUT BUFFALO SHIT, IN HIS BASEMENT!!!

    lmfao

  21. The annual competition to see who can punch people in the face for stuff they don't need the most is going down at the local Walmart.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      There should be a YTP video on YouTube about this. I'd watch it, lmfao

  22. Is there a script for like FF6 air ship style world map navigation?

     

    I thought I recalled a friend mentioning that they had one but I can't remember.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      As in, the minimap shown in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Mode 7. 😄

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIYRlRWMKk4

       

      I have an idea for a space opera rpg and being able to fly over the surface of planets you're exploring as if you just entered orbit is a really nice touch.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      There is a script set for Mode 7.
      It's funny that not that long ago, I was talking about this.

       

      I hope you can read French; the majority of the script is written in it.

      (now I can't find the most recent version of the script demo-dammit)

      It's MGC's Mode 7 Ace. Most recent version is 2.2.

  23. No, I don't observe/celebrate this upcoming 'holiday'; since when is a day about mindless eating considered some sort of celebration!? Isn't a feast supposed to be PART OF A CELEBRATION, NOT THE CELEBRATION ITSELF!?

    I mean, I get the milktoast premise of it being about a day where you reflect on what you're thankful for, but again, why on this specific day!? It could be any given day, any given time.

    Well...I'm not going to elaborate on why, because it would go into an essay long thing, and I'm not feeling up to it. I feel bloated as is just thinking about it, and we're having ham, not turkey. The turkey we were going to have, was improperly handled, and had to be tossed out. I'll spare the details.

    I'm still bloated. I'd be okay with just baking the ham, and placing it between two slices of bread later. 👍

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Heyyy, I like mindless eating! :(

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Oh, I knew you'd have a say, @Kayzee, mi amour. I just don't have the tolerance for large amounts of food anymore, so it's not fun. Do ya blame me for that? Of course not, lolz

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      The only thing I dislike about it are the insane costs, other than that I see no harm, it's not like you're forced to eat 'till you explode. 🙂 Soooo, if someone covers the costs (like my company that will organize such thing for employees), one does not complain, just take eat whatever you can and get the hay out of there. 👀

  24. You know your ex was bad when your own stalker DMs you and apologizes for what you had to put up with from him-

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      lolz
      They're both stupid as far as I can tell.

    3. AutumnAbsinthe

      AutumnAbsinthe

      Yeah, they are. But hacking into all of my accounts and managing to mimic how I type had to count for something.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Intellectual capabilities never account for the inability to act decently, and not stupidly. lol

  25. So many hot button issues on my mind lately. The type of shit it's just risky to bring up, because people are so easily offended today. It's almost become a social right to be triggered as fuck and champion your cause as loudly, and judgmentally as humanly possible.

     

    But what's got me beside myself this month is the movement to make Santa gender neutral with a new name. It's gone too far and not only that, but it's become trapped in a cycle of hypocrisy. I don't think the LGBTQ+ movement ever intended to start kinda feeling like a fascist regime, buuuut, here we are. It's amazing to me how fast the tone of the conversation could go from, "Equality for all, judgement for none!" to, "Get on board, or burn alive, bigot!"

     

    How about we make Santa Race neutral?

    How about Santa having multiple ethnicities depending on nation, region, or personal taste? Wouldn't it be easier to say Santa can touch his rosy snout, wink twice and look whatever way he wants to visit kids from all over the world, than to say what you know about Christmas lore no longer exists; Gender no longer exists?

     

    I was born several centuries too late.

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    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Gender isn't part of my identity. My sexual preference isn't part of my identity. That's my biology, my dna, and my brain chemistry.

       

      My identity is an east coast Canadian. French-Lithuanian heritage with some Irish from my mom tossed in. I identify as a Canadian, an artist, a story teller, an athiest, a lover of history and science.

       

       I beleive if you are what you are and you wear it with confidence and as if it's not going to be a problematic anomaly, people will accept you. This isn't a new concept. Alternative gender and sexuality people existed and rose to the top for thousands of years. Not saying they had total liberty to walk around announcing their identity needlessly. I don't have to tell my employer or coworkers I'm a straight male athiest. 0 point whatsoever. There will always be socio-political hoops to jump through, sexuality/gender identity is just 1 that was generally a private thing no one cared to know as far back as 60 years ago.

       

      It's one of those things that is mainly due to religion. It's almost always rooted in that dogma of "it's a sin, it's wrong on a cosmic, karmic level" bullshit. No one really gives a fuck except people of faith, and most them today will at least be respectful. Times have changed. Most older christians now have an alt in the family. Like 3 in every 5 people under 25 are or claim some form of alt. It's a trending thing now. Having a vanilla sexuality is basic.

    3. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      And I only use alternate sexuality/identity because I feel it's more ecompassing, because sexuality and gender has really become an interconnected spectrum.

       

      I admit as an older school straight male, it has been hard for me to keep up with the last 10 years. I am afraid to even talk about sexuality or gender or identity because people lose it, the differences get ridiculously nonsensical, and you don't know if someone is a gender person, an identity person, both, like it's so complicated.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I look at identity as what one knows about theirself to be true.
      I mean, I could make a very long list of what I know about myself to be true...I won't, because it's not the point.

      I'm from a land where government rule is a foreign concept, or more rather, a contentious one, where a competitive economy only makes for more difficulty than necessary to live steadily...(on and on and on I could go with this...)
      I was raised by a single mother who knows not who helped her conceive, if she didn't self-conceive, and raised to discover myself through my own actions, choices and aspiration.
      I am also the heiress to the burden of the duties my mother will eventually hand down to me, as one of the Divine Twenty-Four, and I take this burden not lightly...

  26. good god rpg maker mv's default weapons/classes are an absolute DOWNGRADE 

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    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      @kurin Hey! Awesome birthday gift!! 😁

       

      Not bad at all.

       

       

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      @PhoenixSoul Oh it is, it really really is. That doesn't necessarily make it bad though, and most programing languages are weird in their own special way. Thing is, I actually sorta like Javascript in a lot of ways. You can do some neat stuff with it I hear. I just happen to like Ruby more and know it better. :P

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Quote

      I just happen to like Ruby more and know it better.

      That makes two of us, well, as far as knowing Ruby better than I do JS...lol

  27. So I guess the fact that you still reply to things I post and are fairly friendly means you don't hate me? I kinda thought you blocked me for a bit! Sorry for being a handful at times.

    1. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      We can all be a handful at times.

  28. I thought of a fun plot twist: What if there was a character who said they didn't know who they are, so everyone assumes they lost their memories, but they didn't and never actually said that. They instead decided to throw away their old identity because they ended up not liking who they became. They knew who they were, just not who they are.

     

    Doubt I will ever use this in anything though.

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    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      It for sure requires a build-up of sorts and good writing to finesse through the aftermath.

       

      For that particular scenario I would begin the game with a younger version of X with shorter hair leading an attack on  the main protag's town or something, some form of attack. Establish who they are the extent of their brutality.

       

      When the plot begins, discretely wedge in word of mouth rumor that X is dead, turned into a martyr among the foot soldiers who hero worshiped him/her.

       

      Then I would leave a tiny trail of bread crumb hints like the grave, the dog, nothing jumping out into your path with glowing signs saying "Imposter!" hehe. Little things that merely create suspicion to a keen eye. I imagined a scene where an NPC runs from X without explanation in a larger city, and another npc later making a remark about -insert npc name- being spotted in the tavern, wasted rambling about seeing ghosts.

       

      Little things you've actually got to find/trigger, then read into, and yet nothing concrete.

       

      I would probably have the revelation come in a scene between X and one of the antags, probably the main. Have some speculation before it's fully revealed. Having it so one of the other characters have blood with old X makes for good plot work as well.

    3. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Another good scene would be an enemy captain pulling X into an alley during a plot battle saying something to the tune of "Where have you been? You've got to help us-" Before one of the party members takes him/her out with an arrow, spell, throw-able, whatever. X could be so disturbed and terrified by the prospect of being one of the people he's/she's been fighting, he/she could keep quiet about it.

       

      At that time X could begin wearing a hood to conceal their face, justifying him/her not being recognized on a regular basis.

       

      I played one of my Skyrim characters this way. He had no memory prior to being found half dead on a beach among ship wreckage. His natural penchant for killing without being detected scared him, so he concealed his face, worried that what he'd find about his past would shatter the man he was trying to become now.

       

       

      But yeah, there's a lot you can do with a character like this.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, yeah Fei and Id being the same person (and what's his name too sorta) was pretty amazing.

       

      Well I actually had a bit more of a story planned out. See I got a copy of Disgaea 4 a few days ago, and it kinda reminded me that one of the problems I had with the series it's it's plots and characters are kinda... waaaay too anime might be the best way to describe them. Anyway I got to thinking about what kinda story I would want to tell in that universe, and basically I had the idea for a while that it would be kinda neat to use the "reincarnation" game mechanic in the main character's backstory (because if your gonna start and level 1 anyway, why not).

       

      So basically I was thinking that the Disgaea series is filled with "Big Baddass Demon Overload" type characters, a lot of them being obsessed with power, some talked about in hushed tones, that kind of thing. But the thing is, in the Disgaea series by the time the main story is over your characters might be around level 100 or so. Out of a maximum of 9999. Which once reaching, your still gonna get your ass kicked by a lot of the post game content unless you reincarnate to go back to level 1 and get back to level 9999 multiple times.

       

      So in my mind I am thinking what if one of those power obsessed Big Baddass Demon Overload maniacs who basically spend their whole existence to get stronger and stronger basically one day somehow learned just how weak and pathetic they were and realized they have been an idiot basically there whole life, and basically decides everything they had been working to was worthless. So they basically decide to completely start over. Actually in my mind they were a guy and reincarnated into a female body, but that's besides the point.

       

      In my head they would be sort of reclusive and wouldn't talk much, and would just say they didn't know who they are and act uncomfortable when questioned a lot and be somewhat vague about some things saying they can't answer. And the point was it wasn't that they really was trying to manipulate people into thinking they lost their memories, it's just that they really just couldn't deal with the emotional baggage of their old identity.

       

      Or something like that. Basically someone who ended up completely rejecting everything about their old life. There have been shades of that kinda story arc in Disgaea games before mind you, i just was thinking of what it would be like if taken a little further.

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