These are answers to some of the simpler questions about RPG Maker I’m asked on a regular basis. Many of them have been taken from IM’d questions or targeted keywords at Statcounter. I’ve also taken some from Yahoo! Answers. This section has been radically changed and revamped; some questions have been omitted (for use in later full tutorials or posts).
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- You can disable the "dash" feature by checking the box when you set the map properties.
- You can create a "keypress capture" script or parallel event that will toggle the "dash" on/off at will, useful perhaps for limiting running.
- When a font is used that is not installed on the computer.
- Conflicting script that change the default windowskin.
- When the text coordinates are out of the window’s range.
- Graphics transparencies are not set correctly.
RMMV uses the extension .rpgsave, which is placed in a separate folder called save (conveniently), along with two other files, config.rpgsave and global.rpgsave; these are primarily save files for plugin configurations and settings.
Unfortunately, however, there is no reliable way of ensuring that in-game movies will run smoothly, depending on the movie format and the system used.
While there are several scripts available that allow movies to be played in RMVX (and, indeed, in RMXP), these still does not guarantee that they will play on other computers if users do not have certain codecs installed.
On a side-note, however, RMVXA does natively support in-game movies, as it has an built-in movie player; videos are in OGV format.
Note: The RM2K3 demo accompanying this FAQ became corrupted. I’m reworking the RMXP and RMVX versions. Estimated completion time: Unknown. In the near future, the entire chest tutorial will be ported over here.
Note: The RM2K3 demo accompanying this FAQ became corrupted. Estimated completion time: Unknown. In the near future, the entire chest tutorial will be ported over here.
- My Game Builder – A fabulous website where you can create games, including RPG Maker type games. In addition to being able to create maps and events, you can also use the built-in editor to create or edit graphics. They have regular competitions in different categories, not just RPGs. Highly recommended if you have a few hours to kill. (You do need to sign up – it’s free – to create the games, but not to play them.)
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