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 No.468[Reply]

/ig/ - RPGMaker / Gamedev aka. Indie Gamedev

What is this board for?
In a broad sense, this board is for the discussion of independent game development. This includes the entire process of development, from design to coding to publishing. Asking for advice and sharing projects you're working on are good uses of this board.


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 No.638[Reply]

Well, I said back in >>>/fg/91 when I announced the end of my Tsunagari game engine that if my new game engine ever surpassed it, I would make a new thread. I think that has actually happened a while ago. The new thread fits better in this board, which didn't exist when the other thread was made.

Progress is sporadic, but we're further than Tsunagari ever got, in far less time overall, and with clean and maintainable code. I present Driftwood 2D, a game development suite written in Python 3.

The Driftwood 2D Game Development Suite is a game engine and related set of tools designed for the purpose of allowing a novice to develop a fully featured tile-based 2D game. Driftwood 2D is currently undergoing heavy alpha-stage development and should not be considered stable. API changes will occur frequently at this stage. However, it is currently suitable for making very simple exploration-style games.

Driftwood 2D is a spiritual successor to Tsunagari, an engine in C++ with similar goals, which ran into irreconcilable design flaws and spaghettified to death. Tsunagari was abandoned soon after the creation of this engine.

The engine loads a world package made of images, sounds, maps, descriptive files, and scripts, and then passes itself to the scripts as an interface to its internal API. From there, the scripts in the world package interact with and control the engine to perform its functions, resulting in a playable game. All public functions in the engine are accessible through the scripts. Maps are designed in Tiled and saved in JSON format, and the engine config file and entity descriptor files are also written in JSON.

Current features include:
* Infinite graphical and walkable layers
* Resource caching
* Virtual filesystem for game data and patches, supporting zip files
* Tile and sprite animations
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 No.639

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Released yesterday, Alpha-0.0.4a adds the following features:

* Replace ScaffyDB with a JSON/zlib based flatfile database.
* Compile bytecode before packing pyz executable.
* Manually unwind SDL resources on shutdown instead of using the unreliable __del__ method in most cases.
* Timestamps count engine ticks instead of SDL ticks.
* Move most rendering operations into the new FrameManager.
* Text and container widgets.
* Command line database editor utility.
* Code cleanup.
* Bugfixes and tweaks.

You can get it here:
https://github.com/seisatsu/Driftwood/releases/tag/Alpha-0.0.4a

I am going to be working on writing the User's Manual for the next release so that people can actually start reasonably using this thing.

 No.640

Very nice got it to run on windows, no surprise there. This still holds a lot of potential i'm glad to see you haven't abandoned your goals.

As a hobbyist programmer myself, one of the things that stopped my programs from crumbling apart after a few months was looking into programming design patterns and software architecture.

I'm just saying this because I want you to succeed and not spend several months just to write 3 lines of code to make the one simple thing you want happen, or rewriting the entire engine because your code is scattered, and you forgot where and what your functions do. That's where I was for several years, apparently it's a common problem among hobbyist.

 No.641

>>640
Thanks for the support.

I put a lot of thought into designing this after Tsunagari crumbled, and I'm also working on it with a partner so there's some good discussion on how things will be done. We've successfully refactored messy parts of the code as well. Getting another game engine almost to this point only to find the code was unworkable was a big eye opener, so I'm constantly looking for ways to improve the design. It's also very nice to be writing in Python this time rather than the more rigid C++.

By the way, a new release was made on GitHub a few days ago, so I'll write that up here soon.

 No.642

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Alpha-0.0.5 released two days ago. Feels like longer.

The biggest change in this release is the addition of pixel mode entities. Rather than walking a tile at a time, this new class of entities can move pixel by pixel. Tile based and pixel based entities can collide and interact.

Previously, tile/spritesheet graphic IDs started at 0, and the animation member IDs started at 1. This was confusing, so now they both start at 1, with 0 meaning no graphic.

You can now hold shift (or your configured key) and use the movement keys to face a direction without walking.

You can now change the database root or disable halting on the command line.

This release also refactored and rewrote some of the entity code not related to pixel entities. Bugs were fixed in entity and input handling.

We have also included a binary package for Windows which should not require you to install any dependencies. It has been tested on Windows 10 and may not run on earlier versions.

https://github.com/seisatsu/Driftwood/releases/tag/Alpha-0.0.5



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 No.593[Reply]

I finally finished a playable version of my RPG Maker 2000 ASCII-adventure game, to be found here: https://ufile.io/01118

It is called CLASSIC GAME and it has many secrets.

It's about the HERMIT returning to the outside world to find it devastated by curses, and it uses its own combat system.

This version was made between 2011 and 2016.

Happy holidays from one NEET to y'all…
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 No.603

>>599
Please read the post guidelines on the rules page.

 No.604

>file was deleted
But why?

 No.614

>>604
>This file has expired and been automatically deleted.

 No.636

>>593
OP please re-upload this I want to play it.

 No.637

>>636
Hey, I'm not the OP, but check out his youtube channel.
He is stil updating the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqc8ITK85bI



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 No.628[Reply]

I've been trying to use WINE to play the older fangames after MS went to hell, but all the old games are stuck in SHIFT-JIS locale.
I've got everything running weirdly using ja_JP.UTF8 locale.
I've got reverse mojibake because unicode doesn't shift or my fonts are broken.
If it's the font, then how does an RPG Maker game store/request a font?
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 No.631

>>629
worthless.

>>630
That's the complete opposite.
I have REVERSE mojibake.
English literals are all stuck as squares!

 No.632

>>631
What he said wasn't really worthless advice. If you are using WINE, you might as well just buy a cheap used computer with Windows or get a VM to play the games with no real issues.

Are you really going to waste time that could be spent playing these fangames because "MS went to hell"? No offense, but that's really stupid.

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>>631
Install Windows.

 No.634

>>632
>>633
This is true, Windows is fine.

I do think, however, that everyone who wants to should install (desktop) Linux on their computer so they can discover the good sense they need to stop using it as soon as possible.

 No.635

>>634
VM or GPU Passthrough if he doesn't want to dualboot Windows.



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 No.623[Reply]

Whenever I open a map in the game I'm working on, this happens. Not with Yume Nikki tho. I have windows 10 and RPG Maker 2003.

 No.624

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>Not with Yume Nikki tho
Then why did you post this in the Yume Nikki general board, you loaf bread?
We have /ig/ for this. Maybe someone can help you there.

 No.625

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Congratulations! You found the hidden error message! It means that you have to lurk more.

 No.626

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Whenever I open a map in the game I'm working on, this happens. Not with Yume Nikki tho. I have windows 10 and RPG Maker 2003.



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 No.605[Reply]

Can someone help me here?
I'm trying to decode .flow as a reference material for a fangame but the fucking mojibake is killing me.

I don't know if it's the version i use (RM2k3 pirated unofficial english translation) or where is the OG japanese version with proper encoding being shared.

I have AppLocale & System Locale set to Japanese but im still getting tough luck.

 No.606

You need the Japanese version. It doesn't work even if you have your locale set to Japanese if you're using the English version of the engine, because rm2k(3) can't render Jap in windows-1252 encoding.

 No.607

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>>606
Do you have any idea where can i get it?

I've been lurking on torrent sites and on the internet as a whole but to no avail did i find a japanese version of RPGmemer.

 No.608

>>607
It's called rpg maker rtp (year) over there.
https://tkool.jp/support/download/rpg2003/rtp

 No.609

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>>608
You can't be serious…

>>607
Just download the 30-day trial, once it's over it won't let you create events anymore but you can still check the game contents (I think).
https://tkool.jp/support/download/rpg2000/trial

 No.615

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>>605
>>609
Someday we're going to need someone to get OG Japanese RPGMaker 2000/2003 cracked (even if your against piracy, do mind that it's software from 2000/2003 respectively and nobody is going to pay a second time for a tool so they can release a fangame for free) for educational purposes.

It probably already is, but i don't know jackshit on their language, but i do know that they don't torrent, feelsbadman.



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 No.600[Reply]

What's your opinion about developers who post here? Do you have any favourites? What games do you like the most?

 No.601

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Are you talking about the ones that still post nowadays or all that have posted in ubuu? I will limit to those I know and that are still around this place.

>Owl

Cool guy, I really like style and games, although it's a shame he doesn't finalize most of them. I can see why that happens though.

>Mishka

Good taste, works hard. I need to check how her new project is doing, it seemed really promising.

>Prince

I love the art thread and the little we've seen from the game. Cool tastes too.

>Balthasar

Style is different from any game in this site (or most games, actually). Works hard. He's a fucking troll, but it seems he's gotten softie as of late. Still appreciated.

 No.602

>Owl
He's the biggest faggot ever and Miserere is one of the best western fangames.

>Jojogape

Someday is a very cool fangame for a traditional one, and he's a great dude, I think he abandoned though.



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 No.573[Reply]

So I was thinking about using RPG to make a game, not necessarily a fangame, but I cannot understand tilesets? Like, the only programme I have familiarity with is gamemaker so bear with me. First, how do I make my own tileset? And second, how can I make just one big tileset? Is there any real advantage to having specific ones? I find it way too limiting.

 No.575

Having specific tilesets is for two things: Making sure the art design of an area is cohesive, and simply organizing your tiles. Both of these are Good Things.

 No.576

>>575
It also greatly diminishes loading time. If you had all your tiles in one image, it'd have a huge file size, and the engine would have to load ut every time you move between maps.

 No.592

>>576
actual gamedev here, this is pretty much the opposite of true

generally you want to squish every single one of your textures into as few giant files as you can (texture atlases) to save VRAM, since ideally all your texture files will be POT or Power of Two (128x128, 1024x256, 512x512) etc in order to be supported in hardware by as many graphics card configurations as possible. since it's very likely that you won't manage to perfectly fill up a POT texture

BUT speaking pratically this general attitude isnt 100% applicable to 2D rpgs because 1. texture atlasing isnt as big of a concern since square tiles pack perfectly with no wasted space and 2. it's 2016 your sprite game isn't going to go past 10% CPU utilization even if you render everything in software unless you actively try to write the shittiest engine possible like the LISA guy apparently did

anyway a 2048x2048 texture is like 16 MB in VRAM and modern cards have 4GB plus so I guarantee all the pixel art you could make in a lifetime will fit and you aren't going to have loading times as long as you don't do something stupid like save everything as a TGA instead of PNGs

splitting tilesheets into themed areas for organization is a good idea though



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 No.577[Reply]

What sort of things would you expect to see in a lewd/hypersexualized Yume Nikki-ish game?
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 No.587

Have you seen Kanashimi no Belladonna? I loved the hippy-ish trip and the whole way they handed sexuality. Bonus for Klimt's influence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIs1CT__ZBM

 No.588

>>586
You should try just throwing together what ideas you already have into RPG maker and go from there.
I think the end of the End of Evangelion has some good imagery that you could use.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVeKyqV1jWU

And yeah. I agree that less graphic violence and more subtle, nerve hitting horror is better.

 No.589

>>587
No. I haven't watched it. But I'll try it once I am done with Shiki.

>>588
I dunno. You need some solid world ideas for these games to make walking actually enjoyable. With the few map ideas I have right now, it might be better to just make the game puzzley like Lisa or even a straight up jrpg like Middens. Moreover I believe interactions between effects and worlds also needs to be planned with a bit of care so there is variety in the effects you use and you don't just end up using the same 3-4 effects to solve any obstacle.

 No.590

>>589
What I mean is that these fan games can take years to complete and are riddled by developer laziness.
If you have any ideas right now I would start on creating the sprites and creating a base in RPG maker.

 No.591

>hehehe lewd im 12 xDDD

Euch



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 No.514[Reply]

(this is the first time ive ever used an image board in my life oop)

ive had a fangame as a pet project for about a million years now, ive been working on it on/off for several years for a variety of reasons, but now that i can safetly say its 1% towards completion, ive been more motivated to work on this thing. issue is, tho… is it just me, or is rpg maker 2k3 the glitchiest thing ever? it gives me horrific flashbacks of getting sloppy games to work on game maker 8.0, some things appear to just not work for no apparent reason when the logic makes sense

the specific thing that has finally driven me to posting is one specific bug im running into with an effect. its a weapon, and you can change "stance" with the shift button; it basically works just like the weapon effect in .flow. ive made progress, but mine is still broken in a couple ways

1) if you do the shift action while the character is moving, the character will face a different direction mid-animation without any apparent rhyme or reason. it either happens before the animation ir mid-animation, but in both cases, it seems like the move event thats facilitating the animation starts over. if theres a blue moon and all of the planets are aligned, the character will just spin in place as though the move event forgot to change the sprite
2) theres a switch to denote which stance the player is in, so that the proper animation will play. when you attack something, the switch doesnt get toggled even though the event explicitly calls for it, and its like nothing ever happened

attached is the unadulterated common event. i can provide other things if i gotta

its driving me totally bonkers. i went and downloaded .flow in the hopes that i could use it as a reference (since most of my stuff is developed based on how i imagine they worked in that game), but all the variable/switch/event names are true gibberish (garbled alt codes) that have stands that function as a 2nd "name" that the program likes to refer to them as and i cant even open two rpg maker windows at once and olksltjdbgs (hole in girl, tho. i should play .flow again)

i really do unironically wish i could code this stuff by hand. that said, if ive been going about things the wrong way this entire time, i would love to know

pls respond
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 No.525

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>>523
>>524

ive got a lot of video games on my plate rn, but if Under Night Inbirth and No Man's Sky dont totally book the rest of my year, chances are ill be working on this far more than i have been. i already am, really, and i think if i push for a little longer my friends will finally be convinced to join in on the fun, at which point development will be legit. ill do it for you guys, obv. how long has in been since a nice full fangame has graced us?

all of the barriers that have been holding me up are slowly starting to dissipate; im getting better at doing arts faster, im figuring out how my brain wants to make music, and im figuring out how to cheat around bugs in RPG maker. the only thing im inherently good at is thinking up concepts. with any luck, tho, ill actually get some drive from this progress to really start working on things, after [no joke] several years of touching on the thing once or twice a month and making like 30 minutes of progress over several hours. making video games is gunna be my career, for gods sake. i gotta learn

/ramble

dont get me excited tho, i dont wanna disappoint peeps. this would be something that pops up like months upon months in the future if anything, and i dont wanna release it to the world until its a product that i can call v1.0

 No.526

>>525
Having a fangame that will be released as a full game will be so nice, that's so rare. And your other games sound interesting. Do you have a blog or site of some sort where I can follow progress of your games?

 No.527

>And your other games sound interesting

oh no , lel. i WISH i had something to do with UNIEL or NMS. look them up if you wish, theyre both pretty cool specimens

all of the more well known fangames still being in this incomplete phase has always been pretty weird to me, but i cant really judge since theyre such amazing games despite being in the 0.1s. i just dont wanna do that, tho. if (and maybe when) i set Coda free, itll definitely be /finished/

 No.528

Don't die dev. please make it happen, I love the looks of it.

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im back with other issues that have been driving me nuts for a while now

to begin with… all the yume nikkis are doing it, and thats those things that make NPCs walk away from you backwards. seems simple enough, have a reversed charset so they appear to be walking backwards. when you interact with any event, though, it turns to face you. this means that such an NPC would turn its back to me when i interact with them. id make it so their sprite changes to the normal one so that they face me properly, but since i cant just do that in advance, they just twitch whenever i interact with them

does anyone know how this phenomena is pulled off effectively in the other games? i dissected .flow, but it didnt help much. attached is my crappy event page thats defective and bad

the other thing i reeeaaally need help with is this stupid issue im getting with my crowbar effect, where its unable to use the proper animation to change from the standard state to the hiding state and vice versa. im using a variable to denote whether or not "hiding" is active, and that should be enough to determine which animation to use, but its just not working. the event junk for this is attached as well. whats wrong with my logic osfdhjbvg, is there something else i could be doing thats more effective?



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