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QEngine Message Add-On (QMSA)

The QEngine Message Add-On (QMSA) is an add-on for the QEngine MV (QES). It’s a short, simple plugin that adds extra characters to message boxes.

QES Message Add-OnParametersMessage CodesPlugin CommandsDownloadPersonal Notes
Version: 1.2
Author: Companion Wulf
Platform: RPG Maker MV
Plugin Type: Add-On
Required: QEngine MV (QES)
Filesize: 13 Kb
File Format: JS/ZIP
Release Dates:
  • 1.2 — Pending Release
  • 1.1 — 28 July 2018
  • 1.0 — ?? May 2017
These parameters can be set to suit your game’s needs or requirements. Parameters can be toggled on or off (as appropriate) with true/false, yes/no, enable/disable, on/off or show/hide.

Actor Default Settings
  • Unknown Age – The text to display if age is unspecified.
  • Uknown Gender – The text for if gender is unspecified.
  • Unknown Last Name – The text for when actors’ last names are unspecified.
This is a list of all the code characters you can use in messages (works in Show Text, Scroll Text and Profile). For a more comprehensive guide, I’d recommend reading the QEngine Message Add-On Help file.

Actor
  • \aage[x] – Actor Age
  • \afnm[x] – Actor Full Name (name + last name)
  • \agnd[x] – Actor Gender
  • \alnm[x] – Actor Last Name
  • \alvl[x] – Actor Level
  • \pron[s][g][p] – Pronouns ([sentence][gender][pronoun])
Battle
  • \btc – Total Battles
  • \btw – Battles Won
  • \bte – Battles Escaped
Map
  • \map – Map Name
  • \step – Steps Taken
Party
  • \pfl – Number of Followers (excludes leader)
  • \pgl – Party Gold
  • \psz – Party Size (includes leader)
Save
  • \nsave – Number of Saves
  • \save – Save Status
  • \msave – Maximum Save Slots
System
  • \vers – Game Version
  • \mature – Mature Contents Status (set in the QEngine)
Time & Date
  • \date – Display Date (local)
  • \ptm – Display Play Time
  • \time – Display Time (local)
  • \hello – Display Greeting (based on local time of day)
  • There are no plugin commands for the QMSA.
The QEngine Message Add-On Plugin is not available for download yet. Check regularly or get notified on Twitter, Facebook or this blog for updates.

Be sure to read the Terms of Use for Scripts/Plugins as well.

In creating this plugin, which was originally designed for use in Otherworld (defunct) as part of the original CW-Engine, I wanted certain functions that aren’t used in other message plugins.

Because Otherworld required some specific functions, I added them to the CW-Engine and decided to separate them and publicly release the resultant plugins.

Most message systems (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; it’s intended as a supplement to the other message plugins. If a feature is available in another plugin (notwithstanding my own game add-ins), then I’d recommend using that plugin instead.

¶ In time, I’ll also add more relating to some of the plugins I’ve written specifically for Otherworld (such as the Karma System plugin) or Gaia’s Dream (such as gender specific options). Game-specific plugins will be made publicly eventually.

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