Scripts and Site Updates

Several scripts, tutorials and demos have been updated. They will also be updated on RPG Maker Times Companion shortly. Scripts Updates The following scripts have updates: Extra Stats Window v3.0 – Released very soon, pending a few tweaks and bug fixes. Q-Engine v2.0 Release Candidate – This has been undergoing a rewrite to make things easier and to address a number of additional conflicts. Q-Engine Message System (QeMS) v1.0 – This is a very basic but functional message system, with more added to it as time goes on. (Personal Note: This is more of a personal experiment to apply what I’ve learnt – am learning – about Regular Expressions; it…

Changes Are Afoot

Frequent visitors to this blog will see a major change, specifically the new layout. The template was created by the very talented Diane from Skin Corner (highly recommended to anyone looking for free Blogger templates). After experimenting with LiveJournal and WordPress for the repository of additional materials and resources, I found that they were extremely limited (and limiting). Blogger is the "original" and by far the most versatile, so the RPG Maker Times Companion (as it will be renamed) will be ported over here. So, now that the projects that kept me busy last month and part of this month are done, and work has slowed, I can spend more…

RPG Maker DS Release Date

Enterbrain formally announced (in October) a release date for the long anticipated RPG Tsukuru DS, as it’s called. The title is expected to cost 5460 yen, but there has been no news about a US or EU version or release dates announced so far. The release of RPG Tsukuru DS, originally scheduled for release in Japan on January 28, 2010, has now been postponed until March 11, 2010. This was announced on the Enterbrain website (11 November). Nintendo Orimashita, devoted to developing RPG Maker for the launch date [January 28, 2010] for the DS For RPG Maker, has decided to change the release date to make further improvements on the…

RPG Maker DS?

I guess Enterbrain is making an RPG Maker for the Nintendo DS. Scheduled release date is January 28, 2010 and recommended retail price is ¥5,460 (which equates to the usual $60 USD). Early indications show that it is a minimalized version of the RPG Makers we already know and love, but making use of the NDS’s touch screens and stylus. And using that modus operandi the maps can be created with a “feeling of paint on a canvas”, which should be interesting. One of the things I’m not sure about is their considerations on limiting the parameters of items, equipment and monsters to only two – name and attack power…

What's Happening?

I’ve been considering the direction of RPG Maker Times for awhile now, in particular which RPG Makers to concentrate on. As it is at the moment, RPG Maker Times focuses on RMXP and RMVX (with a lean towards the latter) and RPG Maker 2K3 Master obviously concentrates on RM2K/3. To help decide proper, I implemented a poll – thanks to all who have participated in the poll already – and a stat counter. These combined will give a good idea on the areas to concentrate on and ultimately specific content for entries. The current status is: The majority of visitors use either RMXP or RMVX, with a small percentage still…

What’s Happening?

I’ve been considering the direction of RPG Maker Times for awhile now, in particular which RPG Makers to concentrate on. As it is at the moment, RPG Maker Times focuses on RMXP and RMVX (with a lean towards the latter) and RPG Maker 2K3 Master obviously concentrates on RM2K/3. To help decide proper, I implemented a poll – thanks to all who have participated in the poll already – and a stat counter. These combined will give a good idea on the areas to concentrate on and ultimately specific content for entries. The current status is: The majority of visitors use either RMXP or RMVX, with a small percentage still…