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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
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?
>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/
Don't die dev. please make it happen, I love the looks of it.
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?
Maybe you could make a parallel event that checks the distance of the main character relative to the npc, and when you are directly near it, it activates a switch that changes the npc to a page with the regular sprite and that doesn't run away. This would also create and interesting effect where the npc would turn around when the player comes close.