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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, Due to creating concepts for film format for over a decade, I developed a "show, don'   
    Due to creating concepts for film format for over a decade, I developed a "show, don't tell" style of writing where I don't want you to know what every character is thinking and feeling and planning each and every moment of a every scene from cover to cover. Lately I have bee trying to break this habit and lean into spoiling stuff more readily for the reader. I strongly dislike doing this for so many reasons, but it's what the average reader wants. They want to know everything that everyone is thinking and feeling so it all makes sense as they read it, vs in big payoffs at more meaningful moments. I need to get my gift of bag back as a writer. I boil things down to levels of bare necessity. Only what you need, as you need it.
     
    I'm going to work on being so withholding.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, Threw together a new avatar using a base ripped from RM, layered up in Paint.net. It   
    Threw together a new avatar using a base ripped from RM, layered up in Paint.net. It was slow, but it's more comfortable than I thought it would be. Turned out nice. I gained some awareness with what it would be like to use a base parallax layer and add detail over that.
     
    I'm enjoying this.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, I'm going to try a new type of mapping that is like a cheap parallax. I'm going to la   
    I'm going to try a new type of mapping that is like a cheap parallax. I'm going to lay out the terrain tiles, some of the the structuring, (anything that is firmly below-player, or within the realm of absolute restriction to player movement) then use the screen cap script to pull that map. Take it to my Paint.net, and start adding detail to some of the other non-passable tiles, like windows on buildings, cracks and moss on shacks, posters and signage on wall faces, mushrooms on a log, etc. Then use that saved image as parallax background for the basis of the map. Now I can add live water in areas that need it, add and extra layer of B-E detailing, including objects I want to completely or partially appear above-actor, as well as lighting objects/script work.
     
    I understand that at times it will present unorthodox challenges, and it'll never be true parallax mapping, but I'm not good at that yet, and this might get me there, or work for a game like my Bound-like.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, Lost lost my Junk Shop map because I cut it for the demo, but luckily I had a picture   
    Lost lost my Junk Shop map because I cut it for the demo, but luckily I had a picture posted here and can use it to replicate the map.
     
    I also added the toy to the counter I talked about wanting last year.
     
    That's more or less exactly what I wanted. Had to shrink him so the quality got warped, but I'll see what I can do.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, I grabbed Galv's Vehicle Riders script for my bound-like, and maybe Legacy Frontier.   
    I grabbed Galv's Vehicle Riders script for my bound-like, and maybe Legacy Frontier. The script lets the system mount a player sprite over a vehicle. In ways this is useful, and it even lets you identify sheet extension names so you can do a custom sheet to make your actor look smooth for each vehicle.
     
    I'm loving this tbh.
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from That One NPC for a status update, Driving scenes. In a RPG. Are they good? Bad? Meh? Not really intending to have the g   
    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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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, I hate the fact that my FF was edited before, about 4 years ago, but that site no lon   
    I hate the fact that my FF was edited before, about 4 years ago, but that site no longer exists now.  Ugh. I can recall bits of edits here and there, but I know I will never be able to recreate most of those edits, be cause there were so many, every post, varying in size and significance. OH well. Guess I'll just have to make it even better this time. I need to edit the entire story one it's transferred.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, So happy to have my Legacy folder back, I have to hammer out some of the conceptual a   
    So happy to have my Legacy folder back, I have to hammer out some of the conceptual aspects and get a start on it.
     
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, I just had a dream where there was a MMORPG of sorts with a sort of guild-based moral   
    I just had a dream where there was a MMORPG of sorts with a sort of guild-based morality/ethics system, like if Dark Souls had player created covenants.
     
    Players could select a covenant or create their own and each one could be created with different rules/protections/roles/advancement systems/etc.
     
    Biggest reason to join a covenant was to prevent possibly being enslaved to a higher level player (unless the covenant allowed that). Players could join one right away upon character creation so it wasn't hard get protection.
     
    Covenants could be setup many many ways, some might have have a strict hierarchy and lots of roles and special roles, while others could have have no rules/ranks/roles at all so it was very flexible.
     
    The dream it's self involved lots of shenanigans involving clueless new players, slaves (willing and not) and some naughty stuff, but I mostly only remember the covenants bit.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, So a few months back my project folders all got lost somehow. I'm still not sure exac   
    So a few months back my project folders all got lost somehow. I'm still not sure exactly how it happened. I believe it was a hiccup that occurred when I backed up the files on a usb that ended up being unreliable. It was a 2TB stick but it was chinese, and Chinese gear apparently hates encrypted files. So whilst trying to transfer my pirated movie collection to the usb, John Wick 2 (probably random, but) killed the stick, So I reformatted it. I recall this clearly. Problem is, I think I deleted my main project collection folder, thinking it was backed up. Anyway, this was a soul crushing moment of defeat for me. But I found a version of Legacy Frontier (SaGa-like/Tribute) I had uploaded to my Google Drive to show a buddy what I had been doing with the world map vehicle.
     
    This is huge because it gave me a backup of that project. I may have lost everything I had done on Overworld, but at least I got LF back. I like this concept so much, and I was thinking about making the scale galactic, rather than planetary.
     
     
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to UncannyBoots for a status update, Man it's been a while haha. I'm just wondering, is it within our rights to take a MID   
    Man it's been a while haha. I'm just wondering, is it within our rights to take a MIDI from 2k3 (or XP or 2k or even 95) and put it into a DAW and remix it? I own 2k3 so I know I can use its music as it is, but I'm not sure about the legality of editing it, or even totally remaking it.
    I was going to ask this in the official RM forum but that site confuses me with its many, many subforums, I had no idea where to place this question. Plus I like this place better :P
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from That One NPC for a status update, Rad Racer Final Fantasy Same game company. Thought you should know.   
    Rad Racer
    Final Fantasy
    Same game company.
    Thought you should know.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, Anyone else getting this "Config Error" message?   
    Anyone else getting this "Config Error" message?
     

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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, I just found an old thread for my Final Fantasy Tribute series. ^_^ I had previously   
    I just found an old thread for my Final Fantasy Tribute series. ^_^ I had previously thought it to have been lost to the many RP site closures in the last decade. But the other day I was taking a bit of a stroll down memory lane, and recalled an old, obscure FF fan site where I was sure I had posted part of the first story.
     
    So I thought I'd hunt down this old site. I managed to find what I thought was that site. I checked the literature forum, and sure enough, I found  my FF thread. <3
     
    Not only that, I found a thread where I had started to write the 8th story, and I found an old threat for A Legacy Written In blood. ^_^ <3
     

     
     
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to NumbeRED39 for a status update, It's really unfortunate that FPLE is buggy in places. Had to disable strafing because   
    It's really unfortunate that FPLE is buggy in places. Had to disable strafing because it randomly caused a crash in a map I made 😑
    Other than that, everything else has been manageable. 
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from That One NPC for a status update, So, I figured out something in RPG Tsukuru 2. In Game Test Mode, there's a mode switc   
    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... :(
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, New Year. New Triad Deck. Happy New Year, RM Central!   
    New Year. New Triad Deck.
     
    Happy New Year, RM Central!
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, I have almost no artistic capability, so when it comes to graphic and resource editin   
    I have almost no artistic capability, so when it comes to graphic and resource editing, I have become a hardcore tinkerer. I will draft something. Look it over after the fact and spot imperfections or areas that I feel can be improved. Then I will go back and modify it. Sometimes I am wrong and disasters ensue. Sometimes I can actually ratchet up my work to make it more usable for the average dev.
     
    I have made my Triad Icon edit set even better. I wanted to give more options, and more booster designs to work with, as well as add card icons for the default resources in Raizen's script. In my opinion they look more like card packs now, as well.
     

     
    Enjoy, and don't credit me.
     
    -The triad card materials are from Raizen's script bundle, the booster base is the card from the RTP sheet.
     
    -My card back materials are Kas & Enterbrain.
     
    I just did the edits.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, New icon edits for card booster packs.   
    New icon edits for card booster packs.
     

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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from Animebryan for a status update, I was scratching at my arm mindlessly whilst clicking on some mind-numbingly bland 'g   
    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...
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Sullivan Burke for a status update, In case anyone was confused, I came out a few years ago as NB. Just hadn't got around   
    In case anyone was confused, I came out a few years ago as NB. Just hadn't got around to changing everything.
    I'm the same person as before; just figured some things out about myself. 😊
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to AutumnAbsinthe for a status update, NEW BLOG POST!   
    NEW BLOG POST!
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to NumbeRED39 for a status update, Today I made a simple character creator with events and script calls, so I'm feeling   
    Today I made a simple character creator with events and script calls, so I'm feeling good about myself 😁
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, I found a fish in my nose! ... No wait it was just a big fish shaped booger. Edit: ..   
    I found a fish in my nose! ... No wait it was just a big fish shaped booger.
     
    Edit: ... Wait why did I share that again?
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, I forgot to say yesterday but marry yuletide everyone! It lasts till new years too! I   
    I forgot to say yesterday but marry yuletide everyone! It lasts till new years too! I know this wasn't a great year for holidays, but I am sure everyone can find some way to have fun if they try!
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