Google+ Social Media Buttons Update

Social Media Buttons Plugin v1.7

The Social Media Buttons/In-Game Website Plugin is now at Version 1.7. (I should really shorten its title.) I added support for sharing your Google+ accounts. And also tweaked the buttons for dynamic positioning, depending on which ones you use. Future Updates Notes Although this plugin remains unfinished, most likely, there won’t be any further updates for awhile. From Version 2.0 (the final version), I expect no further updates. While it IS possible to add in the option to share an in-game screenshot and content from within RMMV, it’s not as easy as it may sound. This isn’t necessarily from a developer’s perspective, but from the end-user perspective. I don’t want…

Windowskins and Other Sections Updates

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…

Plugin Update: Social Media Buttons/In-Game Website Plugin (RMMV)

Social Media Buttons/In-Game Website Plugin

Version 1.6 of the Social Media Buttons/In-Game Website Plugin is available. What’s New? The Twitter button has more options for when visitors click on it – Screen Name and User ID – which go to the corresponding Twitter account. I also added a Follow option, enabling players to follow your Twitter account directly from within RMMV. Other Tweaks Instead of typing the full URL for Facebook, you now only need the page id/name. Buttons are now defined in a single array setting, rather than as separate settings for each button. Development Notes Although the focus has mainly been on Twitter, I’m still conducting experiments with the APIs of other social…

Why Don’t I Release Many Scripts/Plugins?

RPG Maker Times Blog

People have asked this question so many times over the years, but I never really gave any direct answers. I figured that it wasn’t that important. Finally, I decided to answer it exclusively on RPG Maker MV (quite a while ago now). This is an updated, tweaked version of that blog entry. It mostly has to do with confidence. Back in the 2K/3 days, I was one of the most confident people you’d know. I had a blog – surprisingly popular in its own way – with the first comprehensive event commands tutorial online. Sadly, though, that was fairly short-lived because the web host I was using at the time…

New 2016 Layout for RPG Maker Times

RPG Maker Times Blog

Regular visitors will now see a completely different layout than the one I had in place for years! It was time for a change. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time, so finally decided to tackle it. Over the course of the next few days (notably on my days off) I’ll continue working on the layout to completion. This may be slower than I’d like because I’m also working on other projects too – it’s all about proper time management, not exactly my forte – but in the end it’ll be worth it. After its completion, I’m also going to be posting a lot more project progress….

All Projects Updates

RPG Maker Times Projects

While updates have been few and far between because of the usual suspects (work, chores and other projects), there have been plenty of updates as far as RPG Maker is concerned. To prevent further stagnation, on some of my days off I’ll be writing and scheduling several posts so that they can be spread out over the week. And I’ll try to be as consistent as possible with them. Topics will range from plugins (both my own and others’) to games to news. All RPG Maker related, of course! Newly released resources from RPG Maker Web will also be posted. Any updates on the projects I’m working on will be…

RPG Maker MV v1.2.0 Update

The long anticipated version 1.2.0 update for RPG Maker MV is here! A number of issues have been fixed and several features have been added. One of the features I am pleased about is being able to select multiple files when importing or deleting resources; this was a major issue I had in the previous versions. This will make life much MUCH easier! They’ve even added a "dark" theme, which I rather like. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this post the RPG Maker Web Forum is "taking too long to respond" (meaning it’s down), so I’ve quoted the updates from Steam below: Fixed Issues —————————————- –Fixed a bug with…

Restructuring/Updating Scripts/Plugins Pages

Restructuring/Updating Scripts/Plugins Pages

I’m in the process of restructuring the way that files are downloaded from RPG Maker Times, particularly in the RMMV/JGSS section. This is in light of something that I completely overlooked and recently discovered. Previously, RMMV has been downloadable from Pastebin. However, due to the way that Pastebin saves the files this has been causing problems with the plugins. I’ll be removing Pastebin from the download options and providing alternative download files: Directly from RPG Maker Times and from Dropbox. These will be ZIP’d to include the Terms of Use for each plugin. Some plugins will also be downloadable from RPG Maker MV as well; these will link directly to…

Major Updates Catchup

I’ve been totally remiss with updates on RPG Maker Times. I’m not going to make excuses for this, but will say that these past few months have been extremely busy with work, various projects and side-projects and a bout of serious flu. This doesn’t mean that I’ve been entirely inactive with RPG Maker itself. In fact, the opposite applies. RPG Maker MV Plugins Most of my attention has been on RPG Maker MV, so let’s start with some of the new RMMV plugins I’ve created. A number of the plugins I did release before being updated here were placed on the RPG Maker MV Forum I’m a member of. Otherworld…

Few Updates, Little Time

I’ve not been able to update the blogsite or projects sites primarily because of work. With the run-up to Christmas, I’m required to work more shifts so unfortunately don’t have much time. While this is frustrating, the money is good. It’s also a stable job. Nowadays, stable jobs are hard to find. After Christmas, things should start settling down again, giving me more time to focus on RPG Maker stuff and some of the other projects I’ve been planning for quite some time, including writing. I’d like to conclude this post with a quote from Lord of the Rings, which seems appropriate here: Well, what can I tell you? Life…