Design A Logo Contest Now Closed

Design A Logo Competition

The Design A Logo Contest to win RPG Maker VX Ace and resource goodies is now closed. Thank you to all who participated. We hope to have more competitions in the future, this time to win a copy of the newest in the RPG Maker family, RPG Maker MV, along with some resources. We don’t know when this will occur, but definitely in the New Year! In the meantime, we’ll be going through the submissions and deciding which ones will be shortlisted before making that final decision on the winners. And we’ll announce them soon. For all the latest news about RPG Maker Times, along with projects, collaborations and future…

Design A Logo Contest – Win RPG Maker VX Ace

Here’s your chance to win some FREE Steam keys for RPG Maker VX Ace and some resources! The RPG Maker Times logo is in need of a redesign; it’s been the same for years. So, I thought it would be a cool idea to run a contest to design a new logo appropriate for the site. Prizes Up For Grabs

Steam Keys Giveaway #1 – Coming Soon

I recently bought Bundle Stars’ Game Makers Mega Bundle, so that means I have some extra RPG Maker VX Ace and Game Guru Steam keys (programs and resources) to give away. I’m not sure how this’ll work yet because there’s one key per program or resource. Maybe it’ll be in the form of competitions, or it might be in the form of a "first come, first served" basis. More news on this soon. EDIT: It’s been decided that there will be a competition to win a copy of RPG Maker VX Ace and 4 resource packs. Runners-up prizes are to be decided. Giveaway competition for #RPGMaker #Steam keys decided. #RMVXA…

Is It Legal To Change The Game.exe Icon?

I came across a question a few weeks ago about the legality of using such software as Resource Hacker to change the Game.exe icon, so I thought I’d answer it. First of all, according to the EULA: Licensee shall not reverse engineer, de-compile, or disassemble the Software. which means, in short, that technically it IS illegal, since you’re modifying something that is part of the "Software", i.e. RPG Maker. With that said, however, you’re not actually directly modifying the software itself, only the game’s icon for creating shortcuts. And, since there isn’t an apparent option for the INI to use an icon, for some developers having a game-exclusive icon is…

RPG Maker Times Retroactive Refit

Since the migration to Dreamhost, and since I have 15 days off, RPG Maker Times has been left half-done. So I decided to go through the entire blogsite – with a fine-toothed comb – and retroactively fix anything I find amiss. Things like duplicate pages or posts, missing images, layout issues and other miscellaneous anomalies are all being fixed. The main menu is being restructured with a better, easier-to-navigate, customized menu so pages and other sections will be easier to locate. Some of the main graphics or featured images are also being overhauled. This is to try and bring it up-to-date and improve the blogsite’s overall aesthetics. I’ve separated the…

Running RPG Maker on Steam

This is in response to a recent comment I received, although it didn’t show up because it was through Disqus. Google has since changed its API integration and so the two can no longer handshake because (presumably) Disqus hasn’t updated it their end. The comment was regarding being able to use RPG Maker (specifically RM2K3) on multiple machines. Yes, it IS possible to install Steam and any of the RPG Makers on multiple machines. However, you can only log into Steam on one computer. I have Steam and all the RPG Makers still installed on my old computer and now my new one as well. They’re hooked up on a…

The “Complete Chests Tutorial” Is Being Updated

The Complete Chests Tutorial

The Complete Chests Tutorial is finally being given a long overdue update! Since my recent purchase of the officially translated version of RM2K3 from Steam, I decided to finally bring this tutorial up-to-date. I’m basically rewriting them but using the tutorials as templates and adding some additional features as well. Included will be some new chapters, which again were planned but never fully implemented. A downloadable demo will be available for each RPG Maker. Maps will be unique to each but the basic principles will be the same throughout. The demos will be more puzzle-orientated as well. Once complete, the Complete Chests Tutorial will also be uber-updated.

Tweak: Global Comma Delimeters (VX/VXA)

Following on from yesterday’s post to address an error that occurred in RMVXA, this expands on that idea. What if you want comma delimeters globally, such as in shops when you buy and sell items? You don’t need to fiddle with the Window_Gold, Window_ShopBuy or Window_ShopSell windows to do it. That would cause too many conflicts. Instead, we can set up a basic method to insert commas in larger numbers that affects all areas where currency is used. Note: This is only relevant for RMVX and RMVXA. It most likely is possible in RMXP, but due to the way RGSS is structured I’m not willing to do it, as it…

Fix: Gold Comma Separators Scriptlet

Comparison of Fixnum with String Failure In reference to the Gold Comma Separators Scriptlet, a bug was found. It was pointed out that in RMVXA, the commas worked fine in the main Gold Window, but opening up a shop and buying items resulted in this: And, since the previous method worked in RMXP and RMVX, but not in RMVXA, I was quite interested in finding a solution (not being one to shy away from a challenge), since I did overlook this in the first place. A Fix Was Found Typically, RMVXA does things a little differently. After a while, I found the solution. The Gold Comma Separators Scriptlet has now…

Changes For All Downloads

Scripts/Scriptlets As of 31 March, 2015, scripts and scriptlets will no longer be downloadable directly from this website. Instead, they will become available on my Pastebin account. Manuals Any manuals for the scripts, notably the Q-Engine and its add-ons, will be hosted and available for download elsewhere too. Most likely this will be Google Docs. Tools & Utilities The tools & utilities I’m currently hosting here will also be removed from the site and hosted elsewhere or links for direct downloads (for those that are still available) will be given instead. Reasons The reasons behind this are manifold, but the major one is that, due to rapid and unexpected growth…