Change Parallax Scriptlet

One of many features disabled in RMVX is the ability to change the Parallaxes, which was available in RMXP (and RM2K/3 before that) directly from the Event Commands. Parallaxes are graphics (usually of clouds or distant landscapes) that can scroll behind a map. While it is possible to set the parallax graphic in the map settings only, this "one parallax per map" rule is rather annoying.

As I start learning RGSS, the scripting language used by RMXP and RMVX, and familiarize myself with its nuances, being able to find workarounds and tweaks is half the fun.

I created a simple but effective (and certainly not perfect) method for changing parallaxes is with a small script in the form of the Change Parallax Scriptlet.

Author: CompanionWulf

4 thoughts on “Change Parallax Scriptlet

  1. Hello, Tried to use your script, but I got this error:

    Script: game interpreter line 1411 argument error occurred.

    wrong number of arguments (1 for 5)

    Copy of 1411
    end
    #————————————————————————–
    # * Script
    #————————————————————————–
    def command_355
    script = @list[@index].parameters[0] + “n”
    while next_event_code == 655
    @index += 1
    script += @list[@index].parameters[0] + “n”
    end
    eval(script)
    end
    end

  2. I tested this and it works fine, so it would appear that another script is conflicting. Line 1411 (according to RMVX) is “Change EXP”.

    The above “command_355” doesn’t appear to be correct. Search for other references from other scripts that may directly modify this command.

    This is directly from RMVX:

    def command_355
    script = @list[@index].parameters[0] + “n”

    loop do
    if @list[@index+1].code == 655

    script += @list[@index+1].parameters[0] + “n

    2

    else

    break

    end

    @index += 1

    end

    eval(script)

    return true

    end