RPG Maker Times Blog v6

RPG Maker Times Blog

Welcome to the RPG Maker Times blogsite. Version 6 has been moved to Dreamhost. This web host is highly recommended! It’s fast, secure and affordable! Anyway, the blog has a new, more dynamic layout. It was redesigned to reflect the changes to the blog itself. I’m updating the style sheets slowly so that I can focus more on content. Many pages have been (or are being) merged, deleted or revamped accordingly. While I don’t have the time to update earlier posts, new updates will still be posted, of course. These include upcoming games (notably for RMMV), projects or plugins of note. From February 13, 2014, the original Blogger RPG Maker…

Hi-Tex Terrain Packs Volumes 1 & 2 for Smile Game Builder Now Available

The Hi-Tex Terrain Asset Packs Volumes 1 & 2 for SMILE GAME BUILDER are now available for $3.99 each on the Gnome Treasure store. Total combined terrains: 178.

Update on Tutorials and Videos Backup

I’ve mentioned numerous times about having a backup for my Smile Game Builder tutorials and any other videos I create just in case something happens to my YouTube channel because, well, you never know with the current partisan and increasingly censorial climate there. So, it’s time to make it official. Backing Up To BitChute My new alternative BitChute Channel will include playlists for Smile Game Builder and RPG Maker MV content. The latter playlist will also include some unique content. I’m not completely migrating to BitChute; it’s intended as an alternative or a backup channel only at this point. Moreover, videos – notably the Smile Game Builder ones – will…

Smile Game Builder Tutorial #60: Music & Sound

Smile Game Builder Tutorial 60: Music & Sound

The first SMILE GAME BUILDER Tutorial of 2019 is online! It focuses on music and sound, including a part for creating minstrels (autoplay and request song). Video Tutorial Video Contents

New Plugin and Plugin Updates

RPG Maker MV Plugins

The RMMV Plugins section has been updated. New plugin MADO Missing Choice/Shop Windows Plugin (KADOKAWA Alt Window Frame Fix). Rereleased plugin Social Media Buttons Plugin. Also some news on the QEngine.

Been Quiet! What’s Been Going On?

It’s true that I’ve been quiet, especially on this blog. However, I’ve been neither idle nor inactive with game development as a whole. In fact, completely the opposite! Social Media Presence Those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook are already up-to-date with my goings-on. I post regularly on social media, so follow me for the latest, sometimes unique, content. And I’m fairly active there as well. QEngine Plugin – RPG Maker MV After a long absence, redevelopment on the QEngine MV plugin began, where I actually rewrote it virtually from scratch. I cleaned much of the code and added more functions. These are primarily for use in my QEngine…

What’s Been Going On? What Happened?

It certainly has been a long time since I updated this blog. I’m still here, still plodding on, but what happened? YouTube Pushback When YouTube introduced their new monetization criteria for channels, my channel was demonetized for not meeting them. It pushed me back. I became enraged and felt as though the rug was pulled aggressively from under my feet. Many others feel the same way too! This happened right when RPG Maker Times‘s rebranding (including its YouTube channel) was almost complete. Fueled by the emotional response, I started looking for alternatives to YouTube and ultimately became distracted by other things, other projects, and other avenues. This meant that I…

SMILE GAME BUILDER Live Streaming Event Announcement

Tryggr - SGB Live Stream Friday 20 October 2017

I will be attempting a live stream Smile Game Builder on Friday October 20 2017.

The live streaming event will take place on Friday at 8 pm PST/11 pm EST.

Smile Game Builder Tutorial #28: Advanced Crafting (Cooking)

Smile Game Builder Tutorial 28: Advanced Crafting (Cooking)

This topic of this week’s Smile Game Builder tutorial is Advanced Cooking. In Tutorial #28: Advanced Crafting (Cooking), I revisit the previous Cooking tutorial (#19) and add a Cooking Level and Cooking XP. This is particularly inspired by Runescape, a game I used to play passionately but have since moved on from. Video Tutorial You can view my other Smile Game Builder tutorials on the SGB Tutorials: Complete List page. This system is flexible for use in other crafting areas, but is also adaptable for other similar systems as well. Next Tutorials Over time, I’ll continue with the Crafting System, adding new techniques and areas, such as farming, gathering or…

Smile Game Builder Tutorial #27: Animated Pictures

Smile Game Builder Tutorial 27 - Animated Pictures

The Tutorial #27: Animated Pictures for Smile Game Builder is online. It’s just a short and simple technique to add animated images to Smile Game Builder. You could use these for a variety of things and effects, including titles and short cut scenes. Notes on Animation Sequencing in SGB Smile Game Builder has no feature for playing in-game movies or GIFs. However, by using basic animation frame sequencing, it’s possible to emulate them. SGB is really good at running multiple parallel events without affecting performance. This includes animated images. Each frame runs in sequence, with an appropriate amount of time between frames. Although any number of images in the sequence…

QEngine: Message Add-On Plugin Showcase

QEngine: Message Add-On Plugin

The video showcase of my upcoming RPG Maker MV Message Add-On plugin for the QEngine is online. Showcase Video The following video details the text codes available for the Message Add-On plugin, but not how to use them (that’s in the help file). Both the QEngine and Message Add-On plugins aren’t available yet, except for my valued beta-testers. What Is The QEngine? For those who don’t know, the QEngine is a core plugin I started writing (and continued writing on and off) for awhile now for RPG Maker MV. Its main purpose is to add extra functions to enable cross-compatibility and usability with most (if not all) of my plugins,…