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  2. Joined since 2012... but this status update is my first content here.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      *gives you a big hug anyway*

    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Well done! Congratulations! You finally made it! :D 

  3. Of course, you can set the window res of VX Ace games to variables! lolz
    I can hear @Kayzee screaming at me in a high pitched voice "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?" lmfao
    My answer:
    Learning!

     

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Normal res is 544*416, yes?

      Isn't that kind of odd though? I know nothing that uses that resolution. Hardware, software, nothing comes to mind.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It's not odd at all! 544*416 = 226304, which is even. Hehe, but yeah it's pretty strange. I bet it was going to be 640x480 but was lowered because the engine wasn't as fast as they hoped.

       

      Also: I wanted to say that the other day I was having fun recording myself screaming "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?" and pitch shifting it up...

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Oh yeah, I'd love to hear that, lolz

      Like, when I think of resolutions for anything, that one in particular is one I've never seen/don't recall seeing, for anything, NTSC or PAL. If I am wrong/uninformed, then I am wrong/uninformed.

      Technically, 0 is an even number. Yeah, I've heard the argument before, but if we just go by even and odd, 1,3,5,7,9 are odd, and 0,2,4,6,8 are even. Even if 0 denotes lack of value to most, to math, it is something.

      nil and 0 are not the same in math or programming. NaN is different from both, same with NaI (Not an Integer), though I don't think that one is used for anything anymore...

  4. Making progress! XDlaR1K.png

     

     

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      lolz
      I remember the old 'rotten tomatoes' joke xD

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Just keep the apple gems away from Jappleack, she would probobly try to eat them and ruin her teeth. XD

    4. Rikifive
  5. I have been playing a lot of this one RPG Maker game lately (well two, the VX Ace original and a little of the unfinished MV remake) with a really interesting super minimalist kind of interface art. Take a look at this screen shot:

     

    Spoiler

     

    image.thumb.png.ed56b46bddb1f2367847beac0025c1bb.png

     

     

    It mostly plays more like a text adventure with lots of cut-in graphics, but most of the navigation is done by moving a glowing square around a grid of solid color tiles and abstract icons for events, and it actually feels a lot to me like a old DOS game.

     

    (It's also very very NSFW, but let's not talk about that)

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      If you recall, Aeris refers to Cloud as 'Miss Cloud', lolz

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe I know. :3

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      With my fangirldom, I call her 'Claire' instead.

  6. I am messing around in MV to learn it a little first. I will then resize my resources so I can use them there.

  7. This is absolutely beautiful music. I could listen on loop potentially endlessly. Guess that makes me an audiophile, huh? lolz


     

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Again with your profound sense of humor. xD

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Profound or profane? Then again why not both?

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I'd consider one to include the other, but you know, lol

  8. Hello~ 

    I know it's been a long since I posted on here but, I have new music!

    I want it to make music for a chase so here it is! Free to use as long as you credit me (Rail M.)

    https://railroadstudio.itch.io/royalty-free-music-for-video-games-and-animation

    And listen here:

     

  9. Is RPG Maker MV better than RPG Maker VX Ace? I am deciding which engine to make a game in.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      There are some features MV has over VX Ace, however, MV and VX Ace are essentially two different engines since they run with two different programming languages.

      So, the question really is, what is my target audience? Do I go with VX Ace and stick to Windows users only, or do I go with MV and have the ability to port to MacOS/Linux/iOS/Android.

      I mean, MV is not any better, not to me. It's just newer.

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You actually can sorta port VX Ace to other systems if you use MKXP.

       

      But yeah, really I would say they are more or less the same? MV has the advantage of being a bit more open though I think? I like VX Ace's RTP better but most people want custom stuff anyway.

    3. FranklinX

      FranklinX

      I like MV better than VX ACE. I prefer MV because it includes a side view better system, and I do not need to find a script for it.

  10. I'm proud of myself. My forest with a waterfall map is looking good. I just need to set the Boss battle for the area.

  11. I may make a full novel with my ideas and dreams.

  12. Earlier
  13. Hmmm...
    I wonder what happened to your avatar...
    Seeing the default image placeholder there has always struck me as a bit disturbing...

  14. If I knew more about how Ruby worked, I could probably figure out how to implement the features to the Materia script that I thought it could of used, but I really don't, so I've really just decided to put that part on hold.

    I have this issue with getting stuck on something and not being able to figure out how to get unstuck. If it's a game, I can usually cheat in some fashion but this, this I cannot, lolz

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Don't we all, don't we all, @Rikifive, lolz

      I know one thing; I either gamedev, write, or game. If I do one of those things, I often don't get to do much else.

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      True, and even for that one thing you pick there's not enough time. :P 

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Nope, never enough time...

  15. I may post more short horror if I get more ideas I can finish. :)

  16. Is there a way to convert Ace assets to MV? I have MV but do not have anything for it. Also, where might I find good free MV assets, as I am no longer receiving the money I once was and can no longer buy the official ones?

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yes, yes it can be done.

       

      If you have paintdotnet (it's free), you can simply increase the scale of the Ace assets to that of how they are in MV, but keep in mind that for some assets, it won't work as well.

       

      The easiest assets to do this with are tilesets.

  17. I just got an idea! A magical girl team who have their transformation objects as fidget toys! Maybe they are all autistic like me?

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    2. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      I have noticed this with many mental things. A big one I have noticed is actually trauma disorders. If you do not fit the criteria for one of them, you get lumped in with the catch-all term of "Other and Unspecified Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders".

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Fidget/'Special' toys? lolz

       

      @Kayzee would know what I mean...

       

      I honestly wonder how many people are misdiagnosed as autistic, when 'autistic-like' would be more accurate.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I kinda think one of the problems is just that there is often too much focus on 'mental disorders' or 'mental illness' in general. Honestly I don't think most modern psychologists are at fault for that. Any half decent psychologist will tell you that that's not really the point and they are much more interested in actually working with their clients to solve problems as best they can. Diagnosis is just a tool that might help with that, but everyone is different and has different problems they want to solve. But most other people don't really understand that and tend to focus too much on labels, both for themselves and others. Even psychologists can fall into that trap, but nowadays I think they are trained to avoid it.

       

      This wasn't always the case though. Sigmund Freud for example by a lot of modern standards was a pretty awful psychologist even though he might be the most famous psychologist in history. He is the guy most people are doing an impression of when they go "So tell me about your mother" in a bad Austrian accent. Personally I prefer Carl Jung myself. Not sure how good of a psychologist he really was in the end (his theories and methods might have been a tad too abstract and complicated to help most people), but I think he knocked it out of the park when it came to his thoughts on philosophy and spirituality. Also it should be noted: If you ever got into the Persona series, one way to describe it is "Carl Jung's writings and several JRPGs/anime thrown into a blender".

       

  18. I may possibly not use new pronouns for the alien species in the game. I have not decided yet.

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    2. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      I was aiming for a fun character with Vanity. haha And I may have to look at that fight, it may give me ideas!

       

      I was just thinking, how you put the english pronouns really fits for the hierarchy on He'El, right down to using "it" for prisoners/exiled ones. I just thought I would tell you this. :)

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I think all the Asagi clones do end up getting into an argument about who is the best Asagi too! Though the original Asagi isn't actually nearly as vain/self-centered as her clones are and basically created al the clones on accident, so it's not quite the same.

       

      It's not a perfect fit for the hierarchy and implies a particular gender bias, but I think that's kind of my point. The translations are awkward and often misleading, but that's how language often is. For example: Native Americans were often called 'Indians' because it was once thought that America was part of or near India, the Roma people are often called 'Gypsies' because they were once thought to have come originally from Egypt, and so on. :3

    4. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      That is hilarious! XD

       

      After reading this and your comment again, I realize you are correct. I guess maybe I was just thinking of the prisoner/exiled ones pronouns, which would actually translate to "it", given the limits of english and the implications of calling a living being, especially one with noticeable intelligence, "it". The voi/vois and nov/novs pronouns are intended to be demeaning. They very much mean "lesser one". Nov/novs means that to a greater scale, as those with voi/vois are considered still redeemable if enough effort is put in, but for the most part, "it" would be a generically correct translation.

  19. I am working on artwork of the main characters of Stranded in Space! I realize that nobody has a real idea of what they look like, and I would like to remedy this.

  20. this took most my day up lol room_editor_day_1.gif

  21. I have made another blog entry! I think Kayzee in particular may be interested?

  22. I just realized after six years that MV's RTP doesn't include the rock in the river graphic. Why!

    1. Animebryan

      Animebryan

      But MV hasn't been out for 6 years, it was released in Oct. of 2015, making it only 4 years old next month.

  23. I made my first blog entry! Please let me know what you think of it.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It reminds me a little of A Dark Room in a way... Feels similarly mysterious. :3

  24. Some kind of stupidness is going on with Steam, and using any RM through Steam is causing weird issues to popup, so I've been forced to use an archived version of VX Ace until Steam fixes their sh!t properly.

    Or, there's some kind of bugfix involving Steam Integration that Kadokawa or whomever is dealing with the engine platform produces.

     

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      @Animebryan Better than EGS, for certain. lolz

      @Kayzee We should have our own! lol

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      We totally should have our own! I mean, making yet another storefront in this ongoing storefront war isn't really gonna help, but what I would like to see isn't just another storefront. What I want to see is a protocol/frontend that can be used to create and consolidate storefronts. I mean, what if all you needed to sell or distribute your games was a server somewhere? You had your own mini storefront and you just told the protocol/frontend where it was, and boom it showed up and people could just buy it. Obviously the reality would be more complicated then that, but that's kind of the general idea.

       

      For a more detailed idea of how this might work, my best example of something like this is the Ubuntu package manager. I haven't really used Ubuntu in a while, but when I did I loved the hell out of it and the package manager was one of the reasons why. It. Had. EVERYTHING. Almost every possible piece of software you could install for Ubuntu, from system software, to utilities, to games, to emulators... Most of it being 100% free, though it offered the ability to buy some software. And what's more, that's only with the official package lists from the official servers. You could quite easily add new lists from anywhere that would host one, though obviously that could be a tad risky if you aren't careful. I see no reason why a similar idea couldn't work for crossplatform software and games, provided it's maintained by dedicated people of course.

       

      I also have an idea relating to payment. Now I have gone on record saying that I don't really like the paradigm of paying for software up front like they are physical goods, but whatever it still works for the most part. Adding options for donations or the 'pay what you like' thing would be nice too, but regardless payment will probobly be involved. So how will it work? Ideally we would want a kind of open system that isn't controlled by any one company but is still relatively safe to use as an exchange currency. We don't really want to give random people our credit card info or anything do we? Well it just so happens such a system exists! It's called cryptocurrency. Now I know people might have various opinions about cryptocurrency, but is it any worse then how things like your steam wallet works? It's basically the same idea: You put money in a ledger that you can use to buy stuff. The difference is, you have the ability to choose who you trust to exchange money to put in the ledger, you can easily get the money back the same way, and you can keep the ledger it's self wherever you want. It's really perfect for just this type of application and am baffled no one has built something like this yet.

       

      But of course, all these ideas won't do me any good unless I actually build the thing, and that's not very likely.

       

       

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      @Kayzee I was thinking about doing this exact thing with PHANTOM OS.
      (The console OS I was designing a few years back)

       

      I would have it so that one would buy crystals, and earn them for use in all games on the platform, as well as for the platform's market. The market would have all the digital games, software, whatever really, and be a host for pin-board messages, groups, and so on.

      All items would have the same cost, since they'd be tied only to how many crystals they cost, and one crystal is one crystal in value. In other words, the value of the currency is equivalent to itself alone. Now, how many crystals you get per purchasing value will vary, because twenty Yen and twenty USD is not the same value.

      However, I never figured out that portion of it...

  25. I wish you luck on your projects as well!

    1. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Why, thank you! I may need it. 😄

    2. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      I understand that feeling. 😅

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