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  1. Yesterday
  2. You know, I am not sure, but I think one of the most important things you need to really learn programing or math or anything like that is the ability to parse complete nonsense.

     

    No really.

  3. Chrome 84 is RAM-heavy; currently using Steam's web browser to do some of the internet catchup work, so that I waste less time waiting for Chrome 84 to load X Y and Z crap...

    Yeah; until I get better hardware I need all the shortcuts I can get!

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      How does firefox run on your hardware? I heard it's a lot better then it used to be. Also, can't you use an older version of chrome if a newer one is giving you problems?

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I don't know how to downgrade, if such is even possible.

      I'd switch to Firefox if I could find comparable extensions.

  4. Last week
  5. I'm going to make my first MV game :) wish me luck

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Bonne chance, mon ami.

  6. Multi-target skill chaining with grid selection and AOE makes everything very extra.

     

     

  7. I've just checked the VisuStella Plugins for MZ and there are already 11 plugins. The Yanfly team(perhaps a big one?) really works so effectively and efficiently that some MZ users can likely use tons of Yanfly plugins right after MZ's released (still 13 days from now). I wonder if any other plugin developer(or team) will try to compete with Yanfly this time, no matter how slim the chance to win is :)

  8. I'm slightly disappointed that the MZ codebase still uses core.js, managers.js, objects.js, scenes.js, sprites.js and windows.js instead of core/Bitmap.js, core/Graphics.js, managers/AudioManager.js, managers/DataManager.js, etc...

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Remember back in XP how Game_Interpreter was split into seven entries?

      Yes; bring that back, si'l vous plait.

    2. DoubleX

      DoubleX

      I think breaking each class into a single file is a good enough balance between having too many files and having some files being too big 🙂

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Exactly my point. Having 1,400+ lines of code broken up into smaller chunks makes more sense for those that need to find something but are not fond of text walls.

      RM should have a better script editor too, but that's out of scope.

  9. I put some chickens on a grid as a joke and also to test grid logic, but now it's turned into a joke game

    https://himeworks.itch.io/chicken-match

  10. Gamedev challenge idea thingy:

    What is a trader's hub, but a bunch of misfits that have the same goals?

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      What is a society but a bunch of misfits that have the same goals?

  11. Honest question:
    Do you hate me?

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Deadfall
      Get Some
      Snot, 1997, Speed Rock
      Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

    3. Kupotepo

      Kupotepo

      I am just joking because we are here and I am just new to this place. I hope you do take it the wrong way. Sorry if I offended you.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      @Kupotepo ...?

      OBJECTION!

      *slams hand on desk*

      You say you are new, and yet your profile said you joined last year!

      *suddenly music starts playing from nowhere as speed lines appear behind her*

      Clearly a contradiction in your testimony!

       

      ...

       

      ...

       

      *music slows down and stops*

      Okay okay, I am just messing around. :P  You probably haven't actually been active for very much and I for one wasn't offended at all! Besides you have 'Kupo' in your name, meaning your obviously a Moogle and therefor are too cute to get mad at. :3 *cuddles kupotepo*

  12. Earlier
  13. Finally, couple hours of ranting about bugs and things not working, I managed to write 10 lines of code to implement the ability to summon a chicken on an empty tile on the map (video)

     

     

    1. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      That's pretty awesome! 😀

    2. Kupotepo

      Kupotepo

      Hello, Hime. I told you the chicken is for eating and patting. Not suitable for a battle.

    3. Tsukihime

      Tsukihime

      @Kupotepo you don't make your food work for you?

  14. Where I currently reside is not far from an incinerator capable of burning people to ash.

    Con-Vid-19 won't take me alive.
    May the Divines guide us all...

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      ... You know incinerators are totally overkill for Covid-19. Just saying. Also throwing yourself in an incinerator is probably going to be a lot more painful and deadly then what covid-19 is likely to do anyway.

       

      Shit like this is really not helping anyone you know, least of all yourself.

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It may not be necessary, but that's not why they'd do it.

      They'd destroy evidence, destroy biometrics, basically all the bodies burned would be unidentifiable, and that's why they're using them. They've been actively using them here and there for the past couple of months.

      No; if I fail to fend this off, I'll use a high place and gravity to end it all.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      ... Why would they bother hiding any evidence when apparently this is such a big conspiracy everyone already knows about it anyway?

       

      Also, still not helping. Am I doing anything but encouraging you? If you keep this up I might have to start just ignoring you when you go on like this, otherwise we will just go around in circles.

  15. There's a confirmed case of Covid-19 who lives in the same building as mine, but fortunately I've been staying at home all the time for more than a week already, even though I might be ordered to enter a quarantine center any time soon...

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I hope you're armed...

      Don't surrender your freedom for security...

      May the Divines guide you...and us all...

      (resides near an incinerator capable of burning humans to ash-the danger is real)

  16. Just tried to access my pastebin, then cloudflare said the pastebin website has been flagged as phishing, so I guess many of my plugin download links are broken...

    1. DoubleX

      DoubleX

      Now I can just access pastebin again(I just have to login again), so maybe cloudflare had just wrongly flagged pastebin as phishing?

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Sounds more like an internal error, but that's just a guess.

      Still, that's garbage, regardless...

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Sometimes pages just get flagged for things temporarily while something is under investigation. Sometimes it's a mistake sure, but sometimes it's because of things like an external ad injecting a script somewhere and/or the site being hacked. That kind of thing can happen and otherwise safe sites can unknowingly be used that way.

  17. I need more time! to finish my game LoL


     

  18. Looks like MZ is going to sell for about the same price as MV does. I find this interesting.

    Of course, as of typing this, it's like, 20% off and not even released yet. It's still too much for me, the disabled, poor and underprivileged to acquire, but, I'm sure it's selling fairly well at the present...

    We'll see if that continues...

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Some awesome stuff one can do with XP is land bridge events. It takes a lot of events to do that, sure, but one can use any tile as an event tile, which is pristine advantageous.

      I hope that was also brought back.

    3. Animebryan

      Animebryan

      You can use any tile for event graphics already except for A Tiles (Auto Tiles)

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yup, it's as XP had it, as long as the ground tiles support auto-configuration even when made as event tiles...

  19. This is honestly more interesting than chess lol 

     

     

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yeah, that's pretty neat.

  20. Chess has some annoying rules lol castling and en passant... 

     

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      @Tsukihime It might be useful to think about the notation system they use here. Knight moves and the double pawn movement are marked in a pretty simple way. They can be thought of as a series of constraints. Think of it like a check each square must pass to be valid to move to

       

      For example pawn is notated 'o1>, c1X>, oi2>'. It loosely translates as:

      (is empty && one moves away && in front) ||

      (has enemy && one moves away && diagonal && in front) ||

      (is empty && is first move && two moves away && in front)

       

      It would probably be possible to parse a notation like that and just have one generic chess piece class that decides what moves are valid based on the stated rules. Though I have no idea how castling would work with a system like that since it involves moving two pieces at once.
       

      @PhoenixSoul 'Fairy Chess' is kind of a generic term for all kinds of chess variants, though having four players might be a bit much for a simple chess engine. There are also versions that alter the board in lots of weird ways that seem like it would be hard to support.

       

       

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yeah, like 3 and 4D Chess? I've never even tried that; sounds like it's more complicated than need be.

      Battle Chess is played on a standard eight by eight board. You have one Queen that acts as the Battalion Queen (the standard move in any direction any number of spaces Queen), and the other Queen moves either like a Rook does or like a Knight does (chosen with that Queen's first move and remains the same afterward), until the Battalion Queen is captured, then that Queen only can move one space at a time. It's like Spades, it's a partnership game, and is played for points.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Yeah there is 3D and 4D chess, but also circular chess, infinite chess, hyperbolic chess, and so on.

  21. I've done some development on Ramsey here and there, but this heat blast has made me miserable...

  22. Grid-based drag and drop in RPG Maker MV (see video)

     

     

  23. Got side-tracked by drag-n-drop...quite excited about the prospects of mouse-only games.
     

     

     

  24. Playing around with the idea of using a GUI designer to build RPG Maker HUD's, menus, etc. (see pic attached)

     

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Yeah, like I said, functionally there really isn't that much difference. Prototypes and classes are more or less the same thing outside of a few niggling details, so it's pretty easy for Javascript to support syntax for class-like constructions. It's also not that hard for Ruby to support prototype-like constructions. Like for example since your talking about Ruby modules: In addition to the ability to be included in classes, Ruby modules can also be used to extend objects in basically the same way as prototypes.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yet, there are some things that are easier to program and better with JS rather than Ruby, like Tetris.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Not sure why Tetris would be easier to program on JS rather then Ruby. JS might have a more useful library for games and stuff out of the box though. Not sure.

  25. Just learned of MZ and I was excited until I actually watched the showcases of it.

    It's just MVAce. And I don't like MV much to begin with. The only thing that wowed me is that it has multiple mapping layers... but that's not much of an innovation, when XP did that in 2006. And they don't give you many layers. Which isn't a huge deal but, really, there's no reason to limit the number of layers much.

    I wish the creators of RPG Maker would make something truly innovative. It doesn't need to be revolutionary but couldn't they at least... try? For starters how about letting me choose my tile size? Other game engines do that easily -- even Pixel Game Maker does this iirc. I would love to be able to use 32x32 sized graphics again. I mean, there's a ton of things they could add, all of which would be doable. I listed my wishes in this thread about my dream RPG Maker and I don't think most of these would be hard to implement -- especially not for professional programmers who make these engines.

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Well, Wolf RPG allows tile size selection, among other things, but it's definitely different.

      XP, it's still amazing as far as mapping goes. Why else would I have it?

    3. UncannyBoots

      UncannyBoots

      Last time I checked Wolf RPG, it didn't have many english tutorials and community support. Has that gotten better?

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Not sure about better, but there is a game project that is entirely in english that acts as a tutorial.

  26. Anyone here managed to never burn out on programming? My current limit is 3 months(6-8 hours per day, 7 days per week, 50 hour programming week on average), and then I just have to take a break, sometimes lasting few days(with at most 2 hours on programming per day). I've been always like this so far, so I admire those who can always be so passionate on programming :)

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Spoiler

      Yes! Happens a lot! lolz

      (Erm...I misread that)

      No, I burn out quite easily...

    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      My job leaves me tired, thus lazy, so I barely do something productive nowadays, heh.

      I used to program a lot before I got a job and had all that time for it; Every single day I've been working on something if I'm not mistaking, though it's been a while. 😛

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I don't think it's really the act of programming it's self that burns me out as much as that I start running out of 'low hanging fruit' to focus on. When I start a project, I often have a lot to do but I can focus on the relatively simple stuff and get a lot of stuff done. But later, all of that simple stuff is already done or will turn out to be far more complicated then I expect and it just becomes harder and harder for me to focus on it.

  27. When I first did the free update to Windows 10 back in 2015, it crashed more times in one week than it ever did within the first month of getting this crap-tastic refurbished hardware.

    I don't think that this hardware will last much longer, so yeah. If ya wanna help, I accept donations via cash by mail. Otherwise, Ramsey is going to be gone, as well as all my other ambitions/projects.

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