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8: RPG Maker – Event – Adding a Sprite

In this video we look at the Event Page and create a Sprite, dog for our example. We see how we can have the dog follow, and move.

7: RPG Maker – Deep Dive into Resource Manager

 

 

 

Resources:

GIMP program

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

Pixlr.com

A robust browser photo editor, for all your editing needs. With Pixlr Editor you have full control over your images including layers and effects.

6: RPG Maker – Q/A Tile Sets

Answering a question regarding the provided tile sets in RPG Maker Ace Lite.

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5: RPG Maker – Creating and Importing Sprites (Actors)

Regarding the creation of new characters/actors, there are two methods. Both use the resource manager found under Tools. Below I provide a walk through on how to create new sprites, and import them into your game.

 

4: RPG Maker – Acquiring and Installing RPG Maker Lite Through Steam

With the inability to activate the RPG Maker Lite, the company provided a work-around. You have to have Steam installed and acquire RPG Maker Lite through them. This still remains to be a free method, albeit cumbersome.

The link for Steam is found here.

I have created a walkthrough in order to install Steam and install RPG Maker Lite, through Steam below.

3: RPG Maker – Maps and Event Shortcuts

Here is a quick look at my current mapping, and how to use the Event shortcuts. I also touch on a new character in the game, and show how I used Edit Event on the interaction with the character.

2: RPG Maker – Overview

Story Board

 

RPG (Role Playing Game) provides the individual (or group) to use their imagination, as they enter into another world. This world can be anything from supernatural, detective mysteries, fantasy, or science fiction. Most RPG’s gaming involve a hero on a quest, requiring some dungeon crawling.

As we begin to review the RPG Maker program, I want you to think of your games story line. This is referred to as laying out the framework for the game.

Before the builders can create the house, they architecture must design it first. Laying out or creating a story is the framework or architecture of your RPG game. Your story can be as simple, or complex as you wish to make it. That story may also change as you progress in building your maps and characters.

Some of the questions (with general examples) you may want to answer, as you contemplate your game are the following:

  • What is this game and the name of the game?
    • Dungeon Crawler
    • Get me out of here
    • Finding Nicholas
  • What is the point of the game?
    • What is the character/actor suppose to achieve
    • To get revenge of the parents death
    • To find the item in order to save the village
  • What is the main objective of the game?
    • Will it be a hunt and find
    • Will there be an epic boss to defeat
    • Will you be trapped and the goal is to find your way out

Game Play

For the purpose of this class, I will be creating a dungeon crawler game for my hero. It is my goal to cover the games abilities. This will allow you to create your own gaming style, using those abilities, without having to duplicate my exact game creation. You can also just duplicate what I am doing as well. I will leave that up to you. The goal will be to have a functional game at the end of the 17 weeks. From that point forward, you can continue to move on and expand that game.

I will be using the default battle system, top down view,that will have a separate battlefield screen.

We will first review the games schematics, then begin building out our town.

 

Game Overview

 
Below is an overview of the game in the link below.

1: RPG Maker – Installation

This is a quick walk-through to install the RPG Maker Ace Lite ( a free program) onto your computer.

The link to download this program is found here.

The installation video is below:

There is only one version of this available program to download and use.

The system requirements are below:

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements Recommended System Requirements
OS Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
(32-bit/64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
(32-bit/64-bit)
CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
RAM 512 MB or more 512 MB or more
HDD 400 MB or more free space
Other 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution

 

Any questions, you can contact Matt Cole.

1: RPG Maker – Introduction

Hi there! Welcome to this RPG Maker Website. The purpose of this site is to provide knowledge on the RPG Maker Lite program. If you happen to find this by happen-chance, this site is a platform for online students. There will still be accessible information regarding RPG Maker to the public. Feel free to look around, comment, and glean some information.

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RPG MAKER FOR ELEMENTARY 3rd thru 6th Grade

This is the only course for elementary ages. Dates August 15-Dec 9
Cost for entire course Aug thru Dec $30 first child, $25 second child, $20 third child

The class will cover the free RPG Maker VXAce lite program. We will review the free downloadable software and create a RPG game. This is an introductory class explaining the thought process of story telling, character and map creation with the lite version.
Students will need online access and an email address for conversing and getting assignments. Material will all be provided by Mr. Cole.

RPG MAKER CLASS Ages: 7th grade and up Dates: August 15- Dec 9

Cost for entire course Aug thru Dec $50 first child $40 second child $30 to be paid by August 10.
The class will cover the free RPG Maker VXAce lite program. We will review the free downloadable software and create a RPG game. This is an introductory class explaining the thought process of story telling, and character, map creation with the lite version.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements Recommended System Requirements
OS Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
(32-bit/64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
(32-bit/64-bit)
CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
RAM 512 MB or more 512 MB or more
HDD 400 MB or more free space
Other 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution

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Payment can be made via Paypal or check. Please contact me for information if paying by check.
You can contact me via Email.

Online Registration Form
Sincerely,

Matt Cole

I Should Be Able to Do a Full Month’s Worth of Posting in February, What With It Being a Shorter Month and All, Right? Right?

Alrighty then.  Got a new Minnow sized review up at the sister site.  Managed to end January with a post everyday.  Didn’t finish the simple first act verison of my RPG Maker game, which is a bummer, but I hope to progress.

Tomorrow is another day.  And month.  Let’s hope for improvements all around!

Cause we all could use that right now.

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