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  1. I made a concept map where a lot of lore and events and many things will fleshed out. I'm glad I got that Shopping Spree asset pack.
    @Kayzee, mon amour, I know what you're gonna say, but yeah; the graphics within actually really completes the set for what I needed.
    So, the Abandoned Mall is done, and it took a lot of time and effort, but worth it. It's a big map though, so it's not gonna be seen by the player. I only intend to have ideas flow through it.

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I definitely know what that's like. I also know very well, the fog of pink. You know, where you're constantly thinking about certain things...

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Tee-hee...

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Kinda where I am now, that and adjusting to ugh, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME...

  2. Well, I've been plugging away here and there at gamedev.

    I've run into a couple coding issues, one of them is a weird one that I thought I had dealt with a long time ago and when I look at the syntax, the syntax does not seem to be inconsistent in any way, so I don't know what the deal is, but I do know that it makes it so that the third and fourth party members cannot equip weapons in the second weapon slot if nothing is in the first weapon slot (some odd nilclass error that I cannot figure out). The other issue lies in the Yanfly equip screen, and changing the stats so that TP, Attack Speed, and the two XStats also show, but I can't get that to work at all. I managed to get only parts of that drawn.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I'm telling you man, dual wielding is buggy as heck. But if it's looking at the first weapon slot for something and can't find it it will probably give a nilclass error you know. Also, pretty sure attack speed is only really calculated after a skill is chosen because it's based on what skill you use.

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      You might recall this bit of syntax:
       

      Spoiler
      
      a = $game_party.members[2].equips[2] && $game_party.members[2].equips[2].wtype_id; b = $game_party.members[2].equips[2]; [1,4,5,7].include?(a) && b

       

      It only throws a nil class error in that instance for members[2] and members[3] and it does it only for weapons, not even armor. Yeah; equips[2] is weapon slot 2 because slot 0 is Skill Card.

      I know that Attack Speed is only applied after a skill is chosen, but I have a lot of passive things that affect it and thus have included it in the standard stats, or am trying lolz

      I'm not sure that it's the syntax that throws the error, but something else. What, I cannot be certain.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I've since, figured out a workaround that involves disabling unequipping of weapons and forcing the equipping of a 'barehand weapon' that has little influence on stats. It's not what I was looking for but it works.

  3. This 2008 DELL is just not able to run super heavy internet browsers and site code.

    I am not asking for aid, because aid would not be given, but, you've seen that I no longer am on daily (am on Discord daily yes), and the reasons why are a few but the main is that it takes forever to do any sort of catchup, because this PC is too dated. I know that someone is going to tell me that I could do something amazing with this but I don't have the resources to do it! Jeez!

    I actually am having trouble with getting the monitor to turn on now; it takes several tries to get it to turn on and stay on, so there's that too. Eventually, this whole thing will be done, and then, I will too. I will have nothing to keep me occupied, because I am completely lost and isolated, and very much alone. If I lose the one thing that helps pass time, I will end it. I'm not asking for help, it's too damn late for that. I'm still working on Ramsey; hopefully, that pans out, but as is, I dunno. I am trying my best, but I need help with coding here and there, oh and need more help right now kaythanks. See ya in Discord.

    At least I can run Steam, Discord, those run fine...games run fine...but if I need to research anything on the internet, it's a nigh insurmountable task now, and shame on everyone who let that be so.

  4. Well, I managed to quash a lot of bugs, and have made progress towards the next release of Ramsey. Yeah; still going.

    In the meantime...lots and lots of code and other things to deal with. I have UI to make and other art assets...I still have not gotten the art I was promised, and that may never come, which sucks, but oh well...

  5. Driving scenes. In a RPG. Are they good? Bad? Meh?

    Not really intending to have the game focus on them but...it would be good to have interactive driving sequences that work so that chases and escapes could be more dynamic, even if it makes it look like one is emulating Need For Speed in VX Ace, lolz

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      What I had in mind was a bit more robust...

       

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      695357977_FunctionsRM.png.9f79cdc9bcf97ee6f0fe81076e7258cb.png

      Yes, clutch, as in, a manual transmission/stickshift. 

    3. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      I'd be happy with just a basic driving mechanic. But that actually fits into what I had in mind. I was goin to make it so that when in the car (was thinking of ways to not use an RM engine "vehicle" for it), a switch changes the controls, now your gas button when held begins to make the car move forward, and begins a timer. To that when you hold for so long, it kicks into the next highest movement speed. I'm sure someone like Kayzee can figure out how to inject a pathway here where either the player hits the clutch button within a few seconds, or the engine sputters and the timer resets. (I'm not a big driver, lol. My early adulthood development stages got derailed entirely.)

    4. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      I found this:

      Spoiler
      
      Condition Check: Button pressed: C (C button to move)
      
                 Condition Check: Button pressed: Left (must be inside C condition check)
      
                            Move route : move left (speed down when moving left/right)
      
                             Variable A -= 1 (Set up a condition check Variable >=0 so it won't go over minus)
      
                 end
      
                 Condition Check: Button pressed: Right (must be inside C condition check)
      
                            Move route : move right
      
                             Variable A -= 1 (speed down when moving left/right)
      
                 end
      
                 Moveroute: move forward (move forward while C is pressed)
      
                 Variable A += 1
      
                 Condition Check: Variable A >= 60 (Acceleration Part)
      
                           Do nothing here           
      
                 else
      
                      Condition Check: Variable A >= 50
      
                            Move route : wait(1 frame) wait
      
                      else
      
                           Condition Check: Variable A >= 40
      
                                 Move route : wait(2 frame) wait (the longer the frame wait, the slower the vehicle goes)
      
                           end
      
                 end
      
          else
      
                 Condition Check: Variable A >= 0
      
                     Variable A -= 10 (Speed down when not pressing C)
      
                 end
      
          end

       

       

      Here: https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/car-driving-script-request-question-gta-style.26914/

       

      I might just try it out, but I'm not the best with this stuff.

  6. Rad Racer
    Final Fantasy
    Same game company.
    Thought you should know.

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Imagine though, how good it could be to have elements of Square's JRPG magic and EA's classic NFS goodness in the same game. Closest we have to that is NFS Underground 1/2 and Most Wanted, and kinda not really good examples of RPG story, but closest to it in a racing game.

    3. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      I looooove Underground 2. Free roaming the city to challenge other racers, pull up to events and races. The different race styles. The car line and customization. And the story was also good.

       

      You could lowkey do this with a 3d editor like Unity. There's a starter package thingy for racers. Mind you that template is for like carting style box racers, but it gives you the engine and tools you need to get a start on something like that. 

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      The premise and story of NFS: Most Wanted is why I've always wanted to play it.
      I mean, the main character (once again, you) gets cheated, and loses their awesome car to the Blacklist thug Razor. So, the main character has to beat all the others on the Blacklist to face off against Razor and take the car back. It's a riveting premise, and very underrated.

  7. https://bitwitch.xv/kbgaming
    Alright, stream is up in about an hour!
    Come and watch as I play/struggle through Need For Speed: Most Wanted Black Edition, tearing arse through the dirty streets of Rockport, Michigan!
    Please bear with me as the game crashes a lot due to bugs caused by mods...

    Also, this is not an actual stream notification and the URL is not real, lolz (I just wish it were)

  8. So, I figured out something in RPG Tsukuru 2. In Game Test Mode, there's a mode switch that is turned ON at start, that makes battles easy by making all standard attacks one-turn knockdowns (not spells or items). I thought the ROM I was using was bugged because it's a translation hack (that's only partially finished-and it does break some of the world map pieces), but no, it's a feature I didn't know about.

    Yeah; been mucking about with that. It's easier to get into and out of. Unfortunately, anything super-immersive is put on hold because life is causing me problems, the unavoidable ones... :(

  9. I was scratching at my arm mindlessly whilst clicking on some mind-numbingly bland 'game', and pulled out a vein suddenly.

    Then, I woke up, heard something go 'THUMP' above, I turned over, and went back to sleep.
    It's the most tangible dream I've had in a long, long while...

  10. ...
    Yes, Ramsey is still being worked on, but...I dunno how long it'll be before v.1.0 releases.

    Also, I'm still waiting on what in essence is both the title screen and promo art.

  11. Happy Yule, one and all, but first, a word from our sponsor!

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    (whispers) "Snowy Hills Outhouse"

    Now, onto the program!

    Did you know that Starbucks is gonna make bible verse holiday cups this year? Yup! I got one of them before anyone else, and this is the verse on it, it is Ezekiel 23:20....Errrmmmm....I don't think I can read this aloud on the air....okay, but it's on you, GiGi. (clears throat)

    Spoiler

    "There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys, and whose emmission was like that of horses."

    (immediately goes off air)
    lolz

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      ... Ugh here. Come on, it's a classic!

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I've only ever gotten to see Pulp Fiction once, in part. I don't recall much. 😑

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      NO EXCUSES! :P

  12. I hope I was able to be helpful. I tried at least, lolz

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      [1, 1].min should ensure that no percentage modifiers change the damage done, that it will deal 1 damage no more and no less.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You mean like elemental resistances and PDR? Nope sorry, that's applied after the damage formula. All [1,1].min does is exactly what it says it does: Pick the minimum number out of 1 and 1.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yeah, I guess not, lolz

  13. ...

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      What's wrong with being a little archaic? I am probably many times more archaic then you are you know.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      ...

      grrr...

      I'M. NOT. INFERIOR.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      PS, seriously, being 'inferior' doesn't even really make sense. There is no real authority, divine or mortal, that can rank beings in any kind of absolute hierarchy that is not ultimately meaningless and arbitrary.  You aren't 'inferior', you aren't 'superior', you aren't even 'equal'. You are exactly one thing: You.

  14. Remaking classic JRPGs like Chrono Trigger? A tremendous feat that would be to be done with an engine like RM.

    Would be no less of an undertaking than that of Daggerfall Unity, or FFVI Brave New World...

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    2. Arrpeegeemaker

      Arrpeegeemaker

      What @Kayzee says is true, although I will say that a lot of public plugins already exist for MV that would segue the process quite a bit. More importantly, however, it's not near enough on its own to get it to point of remake. Most of the above mentioned plugins really just emulate what was there, sometimes just to a degree. 

       

      I'm the same as Kayzee as far as the effort required meaning it's better to just make your own game, but that's just my opinion. I hear what you're saying, though @PhoenixSoul.  It makes sense, and to counter all my own arguments, a remake of any kind is always gonna be this much effort, so really.... we're all right... and.... we're all wrong.

       

      How can that be?

      Wait, what's happening? I'm in an old black and grey tube television? Oh....no, is this the end of a Twilight Zone episode???

       

      Rod Sterling:

      "A user who spoke of a remake, and a man who sought to remake arguments themselves. A portrait of a practice in futility. One in which the painter has trapped themselves. Just another frame in a never ending hallway, in an undiscovered wing of -  the Twilight Zone."

      ~creepy Twilight Zone music

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, right and wrong are like up and down, left and right, or ana and kata. It depends on what way you are facing. :3

       

      BTW, this status seems to be referencing this thread and one thing I noticed is that the OP didn't actually state that they wanted to do a remake, just that they loved the battle system and wanted to know if it was possible in XP.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I was thinking of that thread, but also of RPG Maker based remakes in general since that is a locally popular idea that some have tried, to varying levels of success.

  15. I recently had a privacy scare, and as a result, I looked into all accounts that were opened with my email. I'm glad that none of them were accounts I didn't open but there were a few I decided to deactivate anyway.

    Yeah; not opening any new accounts or entering my email into anything for at least two weeks. Should give Yahoo time enough to fix their sh!t.

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    2. Animebryan

      Animebryan

      I don't know where you got that idea at but you're wrong. Like I said, I've been using this service myself for about 10 years now & I've never had to pay a dime.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Huh, okay. Maybe I was thinking of something else.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      One can get email service from them, though last I checked there is some kind of barrier to entry, I believe it is in the form of requiring a mobile device that can send and receive SMS messages, that I don't think was there ten years ago.

  16. I was gifted Assetto Corsa.
    Only the launcher runs but I'm grateful to have it all the same. Maybe someday I'll have the proper hardware to run races, to do a lot more as well like have a more secure OS.

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      My price range...
      At this point...
      Is "I need this for free - I guess I gotta steal it"...
      Because I have no spare money at all...
      But yeah...it's either I spare money and pay no bills and have a computer with no place to sleep...

      You get the idea I'm sure.

    3. Arrpeegeemaker

      Arrpeegeemaker

      I'm really sorry to hear that, money is always tight around my home, we have sometimes where we have extra, but most times we're just scraping by. I hope your situation improves soon, you never knew when life my turn around and be your friend (it isn't often, but it happens)

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      One can only dream...sleep, and dream...

  17. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that THUG Pro runs on this 2008 DELL; the codebase is from a much older game...lolz

    Anyway...trying to implement random chance stuffs and once again, something is breaking...

    1. Arrpeegeemaker

      Arrpeegeemaker

      What's the issue? Is the implementation itself not working, or is the implementation breaking other things?

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I dunno; it might be that somewhere, the conditional branches aren't executing properly.

      I'll be looking into it when I get back into VX Ace.

  18. Eric got his castle stolen? How? Can he get it back? Find out when Take Back Eric's Castle comes out soon-ish.

    lolz

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Super Eric Land 2: Six Golden Coins?

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Not quite like that, lolz

      Not a bad idea for a game using Arc Engine though.

  19. (Mashes buttons and somehow manages to get in a thirteen hit combo resulting in an instant KO)

    Oh, okay then.

    (Gets Ringed Out next round)

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Let me guess... Soul Caliber? :3 Ah, fighting games...

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I was playing Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (PSP/Go).

  20. " 'Hey, everything is great,' said some guy, who became popular, then was arrested and killed for being popular which only made him more popular; you could make a religion out of this!" ~Bill Wurtz, from 'History of the World, I Guess?'

  21. Rest in Peace, Eddie Van Halen...
    ♫Shine on, Shine on...♫

    1. Animebryan

      Animebryan

      Died at 65 due to cancer. Damn cancer sucks. My mom was just recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I know those jackass rich elites found a cure for it already but are hoarding it to themselves & only letting people with ridiculous amounts of money get it. I officially nominate 2020 as the worst year I've ever lived & only expect the next few years to only get worse 😭

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I've said it before, I've quoted it before...

      "THERE'S NO MONEY IN A CURE." - Fact

      If they can't make a continuous profit off of it, they won't bother. #DCDEMOLITIONDERBY

  22. Don't read the spoiler; it's angry spew, but do fix the bugs so I can catch up, like NOW THANKS.

    ......
    ......

    Spoiler

    I LOVE ERRORS WHEN THEY POP UP AND MAKE IT SO I CAN"T CATCH UP IT'S SO CONVENIENT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT TAKES SO LONG TO FIX THANKS.

     

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      *gives you a back massage* Relaaax..... Relaaaax.... It will all be okay... Trust me! Listen to Anutie Kayzee... There there...

    2. PhoenixSoul
  23. Still working on a lot of things.

    Nothing is close to done.

    Creative Drive stalled.

    I'm looking forward to when the stupidity of society drops to a tolerable level, and I don't care if it takes some cataclysm to achieve it!

  24. 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

  25. 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.

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