Title Screen Add-On Plugin (RMMV)

Title Screen Add-Ons Plugin (Updated Version)

The Title Screen Add-On plugin adds several features to the Title Screen (as the name suggests).

This plugin contains a number of "pluginlets", including my Pretitle Movie Plugin (no longer available), which I wrote when RMMV was first released. I combined them into a single add-on to make it easier to maintain and update.

 
Title Screen Add-On PluginMain FeaturesUsage InstructionsScreenshotsVideo DemoUpdate LogPersonal NotesPlugin RequirementsCompatibility Issues/Known BugsDownloadFuture UpdatesTerms of Use
Version: 2.3
Author: Companion Wulf
Platform: RMMV
Script Type: Plugin/Add-On
Required: None
Fileseze: 15 Kb
File Format: JS
Release Date: 2.3 27 March 2016
v2.1 11 March 2016
v2.0: 22 November 2015
v1.7: 15 November 2015
Last Update: 27 March 2016
These are the main features in the Title Screen Add-On plugin:

  • Pretitle Movie – Plays a movie before the Title Screen.
  • Title Header & Footer – Displays text above and below the main game title.
  • Menu Position Offset – Change the menu position (x- and y-offsets) on the screen.
  • Scrolling Borders – Animated horizontal and vertical border (or other) images.
  • Weather Effects – Use a weather effect (Rain, Storm or Snow) for an added dimension, including weather sounds.
  • Website Command – Adds a command to visit a website (opens in a new window).
All options can be tweaked to your preferences in the Plugin Manager. The rest is straightforward. I’ve tried to make the Help section as comprehensive as possible as well.
This video is from an older version of the plugin. It’s actually taken from a web series I’m planning on doing some time this year.

Version.Update.Bug Fix/Tweak

  • v2.3.2 (27-Mar-2016)
       Release Version: Version 2.3 (Public)
       –Bug Fix: Weather Bgs continuing on New Game map
       –Add: User settings for volume, pitch and pan
       –Tweak: Truncate code for playing weather sounds
       –Bug Fix: Weather sounds not playing properly
       –Add: Weather Sound Effects
  • v2.1.0 (11-Mar-2016)
       —Release Version: 2.1 (Public)
       –Bug Fix: Weather sprite unexpected error
  • v2.0.0 (22-Nov-2015)
       —Release Version: 2.0 (Public)
  • v1.11.0 (22-Nov-2015)
       –Remove Title font effects (now separate plugin)
  • v1.10.0 (19-Nov-2015)
       –Add: Title font effects (Normal/Splash)
       –Add: Title menu opacity
       –Add: Title menu position offsets
  • v1.7.0 (15-Nov-2015)
       —Release Version: 1.7 (Public)
  • v1.6.8 (13-Nov-2015)
       –Bug Fix: Weather not drawing correct weather on-screen
       –Tweak: Replaced weather if statements with switch
  • v1.6.6 (12-Nov-2015)
       –Add: Header/Footer On/Off Toggle
       –Bug Fix: Weather not updating properly on title screen
  • v1.6.3 (10-Nov-2015)
       –Bug Fix: Weather effect continuing after title screen
  • v1.6.2 (09-Nov-2015)
       –Add: Choice of direction for scrolling Vertical Image (up/down)
       –Add: scrolling Vertical Image
       –Bug Fix: Image not scrolling properly
       –Add: Choice of direction for scrolling Horizontal Image (left/right)
  • v1.3.1 (08-Nov-2015)
       –Add: scrolling Horizontal Image
  • v1.2.1 (07-Nov-2015)
       –Add: Pretitle Movie (merged)
  • v1.1.1 (01-Nov-2015)
       –Change: First/second subtitles as header/footer respectively
       –Add: Second subtitle
  • v1.0.0 (29-Oct-2015)
       —Release Version: 1.0 (Non-Public)
  • v0.4.0 (28-Oct-2015)
       –Add parameter: text color
       –Add parameter: outline color
  • v0.2.0 (27-Oct-2015)
       –Add: separate subclass to draw subtitle
       –Created plugin
The Title Screen Add-On plugin was originally written specifically The Adventures of Tryggr, but it comprised many of the pluginlets I wrote for RMMV after its initial release.

This plugin was going to be released after the game’s release, but I decided not to do that. The original version of this plugin was heavily modified for the game, with several settings overwritten for its purposes too (a bad thing to do in the first place).

With the public release, everything has been properly organized, aliased and referenced. Since its release, the plugin has evolved into something beyond its original purposes.

The plugin must be installed in RMMV’s Plugin Manager to run. All of the settings can be changed in the Parameters section.

There are no additional plugin settings to change.

There shouldn’t be compatibility issues. However, movies will not play if they’re not in the correct format.

Although the Title Screen Add-On plugin is fully functional, there are still a few kinks to iron out.

  • Premature or Delayed BGM/BGS – Occasionally, the Title Screen’s BGM/BGS will play midway through the pretitle movie. There may also be a slight delay in the music playing after the pretitle movie is finished loading. This (I suspect) is due to the way RMMV preloads and caches things.

There are other bugs as well, but those are minor.

Download the .js file directly into the JS folder in your RMMV project.
  • Different weather effects (leaves, particles, etc.)
  • Animated background (not just foreground)
  • Updated: Weather sound effects
You are free to use this in non-commercial projects only, but please refer to the RPG Maker Times blogsite for other details, including commercial use.

Credit "Companion Wulf" or "RPG Maker Times" if using this plugin in your projects.