Windowskins Awhile ago, RPG Maker Times had its own windowskins subdomain, but it merged with the main blog. The main reason for that in the first place was actually because it of its shared server. Downtime was frequent as a result, sometimes for hours. I was usually unaware of the downtime. The previous web host wasn’t at fault. It was the price of having a website steadily increasing in popularity on a shared server. Kind of like a baby outgrowing its diapers. So I had to make a decision and find somewhere else more suited to the blog’s needs. And, since changing to Dreamhost and upgrading to a VPS, downtime…
Cracked Rabbit Gaming has produced a three-part tutorial on creating autotiles for RMVXA (which follows the same principles in RMVX and RMXP). They are quite long, but they’re comprehensive and are well worth watching through. How to Create Autotiles #1 – Color-Coded Anatomy
Here’s a simple tutorial for creating custom RPG Maker icons and sprite sheets in GIMP (Photoshop should work as well since they have similar functions). I’ve been using GIMP for years and this tutorial taught me a few things as well. This doesn’t go into too much detail on how to create quality icons, but it does give you an idea and provides the easiest way to do so.
System graphics, in the System folder, are used for the Main and Battle menus. These are some I created (modified) a while ago. They are free to use for any RM2K3 game. System Sets Here are two basic system sets I created using the System Set template. Gold Frame This system set sports a gold frame on a black background that gives it a royalty feel. Parchment This system set has a parchment background to give games an archaic look and feel. The tutorial on how to create your own System Sets is viewable here.