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  1. I meant to share this earlier. Ah, well...no better time...

     

  2. Happy Yule, one and all; may your chocolates be warm, and your soups hearty.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Yay for Yule! *sprinkles festive fairydust about*

  3. So, yeah, my interests are obviously, very diversified.

    Heh, but even dearest love @Kayzee would give me nerd cred for this...

     

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You get the cred but you also get:

    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Final Fantasy is more mainstream than ever before, though. Only men tend to find FF nerdy now. The series is very popular among females.

  4. I love rhythm gaming but have depth perception issues.

    Yeah.
    I love working on my gamedev projects but deal with constant burnout. Yup.

    I know the cause of the latter problem, but a solution? Nope.

    1. ElCodes

      ElCodes

      I feel your pain on the burnout...

  5. Ah, yeah, I slept for the feast of gluttony. I ate pillow.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Awww, you didn't have anything? I didn't really either but I had a big meal a week ago so I am okay.

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Well, I mean, I had a little bit of food at some point, but like, big feast plates? Nah, no thanks.
      Most meals, I eat out of a bowl.

  6. Finally have a wired internet connection again. Is it worth the extra cost? We'll see, Cox.

    1. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Woo nice, hope it serves you well!

    2. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Depends entirely on the quality and strength of service being fed into the wire, vs just using a wire, sadly.

  7. Well, that settles it.
    I'll never switch to Google for anything. I'll use MEGA instead.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      In b4 mega does something stupid to earn your ire too!

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yeah, I know...

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Yeah, all services of that type like to flip tables upside down from time to time, heh.

  8. I started a new game project.
    Why?
    Ramsey has become difficult to work on because of many reasons, most of them involving not being able/allowed to focus.

    Worry not; I will still develop Ramsey, I just need to do something less involved.

    1. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Been there, I too, have used the "Start a New Game Project" skill multiple times

      linuslol.png

  9. So, this PC isn't capable of running everything I have in my Steam library.

    Aside from that, I have obstacles many (well one big one anyway) that are keeping me from transferring everything from my older PC to my new one.

    Main issue: This newer PC has room for only one HDD, and the one installed has a capacity of ~500 GB. MY older PC has a 1 TB HDD and has more than 600 GB of that reserved for use, most of that full. I also was not a dummy like last time; I made a larger partition for [C:\] and thus, have even less space for anything on my newer PC.

    Yeah; I'm not gonna be able to get any upgrades for this PC anytime soon, if ever. The joys of having to buy from brick and mortar stores and not really being able to, because of BS reasons.

    Oh trust me, I prefer in-person shopping; I wish online shopping would crash and burn.

    I'd of made this a blog, but...

    No one reads those, except for a few people. More people read these.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      My lappy toppy only has like 458 GB of which I have 398 GB used. I have a huge external USB HDD for backup and old stuff though.

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I've been needing to get an external HDD for that kind of thing for a while.
      Again, it's on the super-long list of unmet needs.

  10. The video card in my new PC is an AMD Radeon 7000.

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You got a new PC? 😮

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      New to me, anyway.

      It's dated, but better.

      A DELL Optiplex 7040.

    3. Kayzee
  11. Yes; my pfp is made with MV angled face generator parts.

  12. Dearest love @Kayzee mentioned Gaia Online, and it had me thinking about another online forum, that was more like IMVU, called frenzoo. Anyone here ever hear about that one, or better yet, were you ever a part of that particular site, before it went mobile?

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Nope, never heard of that one. Was it like a zoo of frens?

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Honestly, I dunno much about how the name came to be, but it ran off a primitive version of Unity 3D.
      The 3D animated avatars were cool, though.

  13. I myself have tried my hand at making furniture from pixel scratch...

    Having terrible depth perception makes all efforts look literally flat. I only ever managed to make a decent looking, 2D table that would look okay in a side-scroller... 🤣

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    2. Rover

      Rover

      I know the feeling, I'm no pixel artist pro either. Keep at it!

    3. Aslanemperor

      Aslanemperor

      I feel this so deeply!

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      If I still had those efforts and that table (lost when an HDD decided to corrupt itself), I could possibly maybe use them in a PGE-based game like SMBX.

  14. I'm glad that I know of the resource blacklist. I wish I would of known about it long ago.

    Even still, there's one problem; where can I find substitutions for the icons? I looked and found squat.

    But yeah...just me prattling on...

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It's this one here, and I'm just glad none of the DLC I bought is on it, and I hope it stays that way.

    3. Animebryan

      Animebryan

      It's a real shame that the 'Ultimate Icon Set' is included. You almost didn't need anything else with all it had to offer, but it was also an unorganized mess as well, to the point where I originally planned to clean it up, add recolors & call it 'Ultimate Icon Set 2.0'. But when I went to look for it, it was gone. Now we all know why. Also, you never have to worry about DLCs being plagiarized. I'm sure those submitted works are checked first before being put up on the store, lest Degica Komodo risk being an even bigger embarrassment than they already are. 

    4. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      Avery's iconset is the only viable replacement for the "Big Iconset", and does not allow commercial usages without expressed permission.

       

      This makes it very rough, and one is faced with the task of editing the RTP sheet to produce what they need.

  15. I have difficulties with Executive Functioning. It affects so many things...

    So, when I bought RMXP for Zelda, it felt good because I wasn't judged or criticized for it.

    I was thanked, yes, but just that, well, I was given the "you didn't have to" speech, but I did it because I wanted to, and it's fine; she's entitled to know why I did that, but I didn't have/need a reason.

    I just don't do well with doing things and getting criticized unfairly. It's unnecessary stress.

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    2. Rinoazelda

      Rinoazelda

      Thank you, Amy ❤️

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Oh no, @Kayzee, mon amour; you should hear the crap I have to put up with from the neurotypical brainwashed fools I live with, and by comparison, you're an intellectual field of flowers rather than a minefield of stupid.

      Anyway, executive functioning is...hard to explain. Trouble making decisions and doing things, is part of it. It's a big web of things that all involve processing everything and making a quick response to, like everyone expects. "RESPOND NOW." (when I'm still processing a lot of things all at once)

      You're very welcome, @Fjoraselda, my dear.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Intellectual field of flowers huh? I guess it's true! How else am I going to lure you in to my devious trap? :3 

       

      Maybe it's cause you actually think rather then just react. :3

  16. Is it just me, or do the MZ graphics, at least for faces, have that older anime look to them, like from Gundam, or similar?

    It was an observation I made when I was making some character art with MZ pieces in GCH PE.

  17. I had the sudden idea of trying to make a 'truce' function, and it's not going well.
    Dammit, Undertale...lolz

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I kinda did something like that as part of an old game idea that didn't really end up going anywhere. Still like the idea of the game and some of the systems I came up for it were kinda neat, but it was a bit too ambitious and I never figured out a good way to do NPC/NPC interaction.

  18. I recently had a dream flash sequence where the Doom Slayer took the SSG to the back of Voldemort and pulled the trigger.

    Not gonna lie, that's pretty awesome. BLAM!

  19. Trying to balance out damage formulas is really tough work...

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      speaking of balancing, that's OP 👀

    3. That One NPC

      That One NPC

      I'm glad you caught the multiple layers. Not everyone fully gets my sense of humor.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yep, especially when one uses external scripting stuffs and such relies on conflicting scripts, or relies on attempts at making the external scripting recognize that another script does the same thing...

      Crystal Engine Extra Stats requires Enemy Classes for Extra Stats to work for enemies...
      (that clashes with Yanfly's Enemy Levels)
      So I made it so that it can also run if Yanfly's Enemy Levels is 'imported', but somehow, it breaks the damage formula, because something isn't reading properly...and that's part of the difficulty I guess...ugh...lolz

  20. Preservation == good.
    At some point, the entire mega-industry will collapse and then what? Those of us who preserved will be able to carry the torch, whilst those of us who spent our resources to the last hour on the mega-industry and didn't preserve anything, will just be ZORCHED.

    Heh-ha; made a CHEX QUEST pun. lolz

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I wasn't sure I had anything to add to this, but I was thinking about something today. I got the new SaGa Frontier Remastered a little while ago and while remasters and remakes are generally not a bad thing, I think it's sometimes easy to forget that for every new re-release of an older game that manages to come out, there are 5-10 games that are still forgotten that will likely never see another release for one reason or another. So I just wanted to add that.

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Oh yes, like Faria, for example. Kinda sucks that it's linear but still, that's actually a great ARPG, forgotten.
      It also qualifies, barely, as LGBT+.

  21. 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...

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

       

      Spoiler

      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.

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