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So I wanted to mess around with a Pokemon game (have ideas but need the practice) but the best method I could fine is XP only with no way to use on VX Ace. But there is Pokemon For Ace, Crystal Engine. However it seems to be a dead project (and since one link the creator posted led to a Rick Roll video.....) but, the stuff is there.




However upon messing with there are a few problems, such as....

#1 All sprites are downloaded separately, including the battlers

#2It's riddled with bugs (for example attempting to save crashes, and the project refuses to be opened as long as that save file is there)

#3There are zero tutorials (text or video) meaning I have no way of learning this without trail and error

Now I do believe that, given enough time and effort, all of these bugs can be fixed but I'm very uncertain. After all I have nothing to tell me how to do anything. This really does feel like a massive troll (again he linked a Rick Roll video in a topic he posted elsewhere revealing this engine) but I could be wrong.


But the most recent thing regarding this engine that I could fine was 2015. So chances are it's dead but if a really good scripter took the time all the problems could be fixed. I am not a scripter, I can't really tell what's wrong without trail and error but that's just with 3, 4 or maybe 5 scripts. Not a whole engine (meaning the custom scripts this guy built into the download, there are like +20 of these scripts). So before I even attempt this burden, is it really worth it?

I want to put in effort but, if you guys look at the download he gave you'll see all the custom stuff he did. And everything is broken. Should I try to fix this engine or should I just save up the $25 to buy XP and use the still being updated project? The quick answer would be "Dude you're wanting to attempt to fix a projected when there's a better one that's still getting updated?" but again, there stuff is there and VX Ace is what I'm better suited at.


But can I even save this? I shall leave it up to people who are way better suited and experienced. Projects are never finished, their abandoned. But this.....I just need somebody to look and with experience,  can tell me if it'll be worth the time and effort to even attempt. Your floor experts. Should I attempt to fix this or should I just buy XP for the more advanced engine?

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Pokémon Essentials for XP is definitely more complete and functional.

Even if Nintendo of America has interfered with the project.


I've taken a look at the scripts for VX Ace, and it's definitely a mess.

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I know, it honestly feels like a huge joke by how much of a mess (again the guy linked a Rick Roll video in one of his post) it is. A good enough scripter "could" go in and fix everything, however a skilled scripter I am not. Hence this post.

I am tempted to just buy XP but money's a bit tricky at the moment so saving for that is slow.

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