Finally, I’ve started bringing all the tutorials on the site up-to-date, starting with the Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Battlefield System Tutorial (now including a downloadable demo). Over the next few weeks at least, I’ll try and continue bringing the rest of the Tutorials & How-To’s up-to-date as well. Because I recently found a lot of RPG Maker things, it’s been quite useful for re-creating the tutorials, many of which I thought had been lost. I’ll go through each of them, one by one, and gradually bring them all up-to-date; this might take a while so it could spread over the course of a few months.
This tutorial teaches how to set up a multi battle system similar to the one used in Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, where you can clear out certain areas (represented by crossed swords in the game). It’s a simple method that can easily be adapted for your game. For convenience, the demo can be downloaded for quicker installation and study. This is a complete project, including the RTP, so it is quite large. You can extract it directly into your RM2K3 Projects folder. The Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Battlefield System Tutorial, along with the downloadable demo, can be viewed here.
This is an expansion of the Blue Magic Skill tutorial, but instead of targeting monsters in sequence (i.e. starting with the first monster then going onto the next after that monster is slain), we can create a routine where the target is randomly chosen. This is how we create a random target for our Blue Mage skill.
The most common tutorial I’m asked for is for a "Blue Mage" skill. For those that don’t know, it’s a job class from the Final Fantasy series, where characters can learn enemy skills. Blue Mages were introduced in Final Fantasy V, which I absolutely love as much as I love the Blue Mage skill itself. I saw Momonja’s tutorial from RPG2K Net (under redevelopment at the time of writing) on Blue Magic and decided to "tweak" it slightly and improve upon it. So how do you emulate this job class? Well, there are actually several methods. Here is one of the methods on how to create a Blue Mage Skill…