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  1. 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. This is honestly more interesting than chess lol 

     

     

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yeah, that's pretty neat.

  3. Tsukihime

    How to Create your own MV Tool

    This article was originally posted on HimeWorks and may not be completely up-to-date. For more articles or plugins, consider visiting my website. You can also follow me on Twitter @HimeWorks for the latest updates. In the previous article, I went over the basics of MV tools. In this article, I’ll be going over the process of creating your own MV Tools. Why Create Your Own? MV Tools add extra shortcuts to the editor, and will pass the current project's path to the application that the user launches. The application could be a GUI application, or it could be a console-based application that simply performs some data processing using the current project's information. It's mostly for user convenience, but it also makes your tool feel more official since it actually appears in the editor! Anyways, let's go through the process to creating your own MV Tool. MV Tool Anatomy MV Tools are actually quite simple: There’s an exe file There’s an “identification” folder. And that’s really all there is to it. Executable Application This is the executable that will be launched when you press the icon in the editor. It can’t be any name though; it must be one of the following: WindowBuilder.exe TilesetBuilder.exe SceneBuilder.exe This is hardcoded into the editor, so it only expects one of these filenames. You can see it in the RPGMV.exe Anyways for testing purposes, simply create a blank text file and rename it “WindowBuilder.exe”. Identification This what the editor uses to get information about your MV Tool. In this folder, there’s a file called “app” (no extension) and a folder called “toolbar” which basically holds a 32×32 pixel icon that will be displayed in the editor. The “app” file is just a text file that has three lines of text: NAME VERSION DESCRIPTION Anyways so let’s set up a sample “app” file and add an icon to the toolbar folder. You can just use notepad to create the “app” file, but make sure you have file extensions enabled in your file explorer. Now, when you go and add it to the editor, it’ll find your tool with the details you entered And finally, once you confirm, it will appear in your editor, like the official MV tools! The hime app itself does nothing because it’s just an empty file called “WindowBuilder.exe”, but you can actually add any executable app to RPG Maker MV as long as it has the identification folder, and the exe is a valid name For example, I went and added notepad++ to it, which is my text editor of choice that I use for all my MV plugin development and other programming When you click on the notepad++ icon, the editor will launch notepad++, and it will actually open something This is the Game.rpgproject file which sits in the base directory of your project folder! So basically RPG Maker MV sends the path to your project file to the application, which you can use to automatically load some data in the project for example. Some Thoughts So now you’ve learned how to create your own MV Tools. What can you do with it? Anything really. It’s just a regular application, so you can do whatever you can think of. Of course, your application ideally should be able to run externally, but integrating it with the editor means that users who may not be as tech-savvy will be able to run your tool on their current project without having to go and open it from outside of the editor, which might not seem like that big of a deal but could be useful.
  4. Oh, I'm very impressed by how often players will say "NO I HATE THIS GAME F THE COMPANY!!!!" and then go right back to playing it.
  5. 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.

  6. Is it? When I see games making billions of dollars selling dumb virtual items I'm always impressed lol
  7. Ya, it's the same issue with piracy and IP infringement in general. Dishonest people will be dishonest. You release a game, add some DRM, then hackers remove your DRM and it ends up on torrents lol The software industry has basically responded to this by turning everything into software as a service, monthly subscriptions etc. You don't pay, you don't get access. You want extra lives? Pay $1 or wait 30 minutes. Resources of course don't have this kind of option. As resource makers, there really isn't much we can do lol Personally I don't really care about dishonest people, cause they were never going to pay anyways. Better to just focus on making good stuff, getting good clients, build good relationships, and focus on the stuff that actually makes money.
  8. Grid-based drag and drop in RPG Maker MV (see video)

     

     

  9. Personally I think it would be best to find a lawyer to look over the wording. Then we can just go with what they say lol When someone's using your stuff without your permission there's really only two avenues 1. Legal - threaten to take them to court. This is expensive, might not be worth it, especially if they're not even making much in the first place. On the other hand, think about all of those pokemon clones, where nintendo hit them with a C&D. 2. Social - it CAN be pretty tough if a resource owner decides to call someone out for selling games with their resources, without their permission. Players might not care, but what about the gamedev community?
  10. Got side-tracked by drag-n-drop...quite excited about the prospects of mouse-only games.
     

     

     

  11. New MZ brings back XP layering But a customizable user interface like unity would be nice.
  12. I guarantee you, if you were to tell people "hey, let's abolish money so you don't need to worry about it anymore and everyone gets to enjoy life without worrying about money", they will 100% agree if you can present a solution.
  13. 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.

  14. So basically paywalling the entire engine, instead of just paywalling specific resources lol It would be more like a part-time job where you're meeting quotas for the month in order to get paid. I suppose it would be a bit different from just trying to get people to donate to you through patreon since you'd now be advertised on a larger platform (eg: rmwebs), and you wouldn't have to worry about asking people to donate because RMW basically determines how much you'll get.
  15. Virtual goods as you mentioned can be duplicated endlessly as long as our computing systems continue to exist. The actual cost to create and store a piece of data is so small at this point we can practically call it free. However, non-virtual goods have serious bottlenecks. Land is limited. Food is limited. Resources are limited. Unless we have serious breakthroughs in technology that would address these limitations, I don't think we would ever be able to achieve an economy where everything is based on donations, because of this scarcity (perhaps a nano replicator that allows us to turn air into steak like in the movies?) Think about something as simple as a nice steak dinner at a restaurant. To get to the restaurant, you need to have someone run the business To get the steak, the business needs to hire someone to cook the meat To get the meat, the business needs to find a supplier, possibly a wholesaler in the city For the wholesaler to get the meat, they need to transport it from the farm outside the city For the farm to offer the meat, they need to raise the cow To raise the cow, they will need lots of lands and nourishment. And most importantly, time. Everything is bound by scarcity, as you say. Every step in the process requires someone to put in the time, money, and labor. And of course, the restaurant spends money in order to obtain the meat to sell, so they will charge money for the customer to eat the steak. Even if the steak were free for the business, they could still charge money for it, simply because they don't have unlimited amounts of steak and they know people will pay for it if that will give them a greater chance of getting it. I suppose one could argue, why does any of that need money? Couldn't people just choose to do all of those things because they simply want to? But to me, that's the underlying issue: people won't do it. Who really wants to work at mcdonalds and deal with crappy customers for $7 an hour? I'm sure they would much rather create art and sell them for the equivalent of $7 an hour. But then we have people that say no, that should be free. So then where would they get the money? Some people have suggested universal basic income. Just have society cover your financial needs. That might work. If I could earn $100k a year for the rest of my life without having to do anything so that I can enjoy my occasional steak dinners, occasional vacations to other countries, and so on, sure I might consider doing work for free. But now you have to figure out how to sustain such a system, given the realities of the scarcity of physical goods.
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