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New Plugin: Randomize Title/Loading/Game Over Images Plugin (RMMV)

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The Randomize Title/Loading/Game Over Images Plugin displays random Title Screen, Game Over and Loading screen images. Origins This plugin originally comprised three separate plugins that merged into one, as it made more sense to do so. I originally wrote the Randomize Loading… Image plugin specifically for The Adventures of Tryggr. I scheduled the Randomize Title Screen Bg plugin for integration into my Title Screen Add-On plugin, but I decided last minute not to include it and wrote it as a separate plugin. The Randomize Game Over Bg plugin was first inspired by the Randomize Loading… Image plugin specifically for the multiple endings in Otherworld, where I tweaked it for the…

New Release: Extra Message Codes Plugin (RMMV)

Extra Message Codes Plugin (RMMV)

The Extra Message Codes plugin provides a few extra control characters for message windows. Origins This was originally created for Otherworld as part of the OW Engine, as I wanted certain functions that aren’t used in other message plugins. Because Otherworld requires some specific functions I added them to the OW Engine and decided to separate them and publicly release the resultant plugin. Most of the message systems (most notably Yanfly’s Message Core plugin) have some very useful functions. However, many are lacking certain features that may or may not be desired. This is not – and will not – be a replacement message system. If a feature is available…

Trolls and Game Development

Armed & Dangerous - Trolls and Game Development

Trolls and game development go hand in hand, it seems, and there’s really no escaping it. The reasons behind trolling aren’t that important. The knock-on effects – especially on new or independent game developers – are! Rating, No Comment For many indie gamedevs (myself included), one of the major frustrations is the lack of proper comments accompanying ratings. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, of course, so they have the right to comment on the game, as not every game will appeal to every player. It’s a matter of personal taste or preference. So, with this in mind, it’s inevitable that a game’s ratings will be affected by this diversity…

New Resource: Fantasy Castle Title1 (RMMV)

I decided to release the Fantasy Castle Title1 resource for RPG Maker MV, which I created in Daz 3D Studio. Origins Initially, I had planned this for a future project (which I may still use), but decided to release it to the public. In my opinion, it encapsulates the majesty of both castle and dragons. It’s quite a nice render. Non-Commercial Use As with most of my resources, this is only useable in non-commercial projects. Credit me as either Companion Wulf or RPG Maker Times if you use this in your projects.

Why Don’t I Release Many Scripts/Plugins?

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People have asked this question so many times over the years, but I never really gave any direct answers. I figured that it wasn’t that important. Finally, I decided to answer it exclusively on RPG Maker MV (quite a while ago now). This is an updated, tweaked version of that blog entry. It mostly has to do with confidence. Back in the 2K/3 days, I was one of the most confident people you’d know. I had a blog – surprisingly popular in its own way – with the first comprehensive event commands tutorial online. Sadly, though, that was fairly short-lived because the web host I was using at the time…

New Releases: Karugamo Fantasy Music Packs

10% Discount on All Packs [wpdevart_countdown text_for_day=”Days” text_for_hour=”Hours” text_for_minut=”Minutes” text_for_second=”Seconds” countdown_end_type=”date” end_date=”24-06-2016 23:59″ start_time=”1466216559″ end_time=”0,1,1″ action_end_time=”show_text” content_position=”center” top_ditance=”10″ bottom_distance=”10″ ]The 10% discount has now expired.[/wpdevart_countdown] RPG Maker Web has released the Karugamo Fantasy Music Packs. Right now there is a 10% discount on each pack, but the offer expires on 24 June, 2016. Each music pack costs $9.99 and each one has a distinct theme: Pack 01 has tracks for dungeons, towers, and land or sea travel. Pack 02 centres around civilization (castles, towns, villages, etc.). Pack 03 features music for battle and hero types. And Pack 04 focuses on cut-scenes or events. All themes have been optimised for RPG…

New 2016 Layout for RPG Maker Times

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Regular visitors will now see a completely different layout than the one I had in place for years! It was time for a change. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time, so finally decided to tackle it. Over the course of the next few days (notably on my days off) I’ll continue working on the layout to completion. This may be slower than I’d like because I’m also working on other projects too – it’s all about proper time management, not exactly my forte – but in the end it’ll be worth it. After its completion, I’m also going to be posting a lot more project progress….

All Projects Updates

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While updates have been few and far between because of the usual suspects (work, chores and other projects), there have been plenty of updates as far as RPG Maker is concerned. To prevent further stagnation, on some of my days off I’ll be writing and scheduling several posts so that they can be spread out over the week. And I’ll try to be as consistent as possible with them. Topics will range from plugins (both my own and others’) to games to news. All RPG Maker related, of course! Newly released resources from RPG Maker Web will also be posted. Any updates on the projects I’m working on will be…

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