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Hi, I'm new here so I don't know about english so, I'm trying to make a yume nikki fangame and I need help on 3 things at least. 1) how can i make a save point? Because my idea is sitting on a wheelchair and then the music and the background circle appears like in yume nikki. 2) how can i make the character go to sleep and dream with the countdown 3) How can my rpgmaker 2003 stop erasing my map everytime that I edit events. I hope for an answer
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At least 窓付き is a real word and not a meme translated with google.

>Akaitsuki means "Red" by the way assholes!
You can lecture me on japanese once you learn the difference between adjectives and nouns and how nominalizing works. You don't even know what you named your own fucking character.

Also, it's funny that you're calling us assholes when you are acting like a cunt yourself. You came to the wrong board demanding to be explained extremely basic shit already answered many times and got butthurt when told to fuck off. You have no right to complain. Use fucking google and lurk more for fucks sake.


Maybe they really meant 暁.
Or possibly 赤付き、But ended up forgetting to remove the い. Theoretically speaking he may be aware of using 付く's nominative form and could be using it with the noun 赤.


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>Maybe they really meant 暁.
>Akaitsuki means "Red" by the way assholes!
Also, the nanori for 暁 is Aka or Akira.

I don't think OP knows Japanese at all. Not only he made the error with roumaji in his files but he also didn't notice when I pointed it out in my post, so I don't believe at all he knows what the nominative form is, much less considering spanish lacks such kind of language tools and that they're so disguised in English not many people notice their existence.
So no, cute, but bullshit.


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Oh surprise, spanish actually has nominalization. The more you know.


B-but sounds cute

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Hey there. I'm fairly new with making games, yet I feel like I'd be capable of making a game. I lack of knoweldge of programming, but I excel in music production and am fairly decent with making graphics.

As someone who adores Yume Nikki and it's fangames, I'd like to produce my own game inspired of Yume Nikki, it wouldn't follow the traditional 'effect collecting' style like most fangames do nowadays.

I feel like I'd need special programming help yet I have no idea where to ask or where to start, so I thought I might get here some help from other game dev's who are fairly experienced.

My game would be made on RPG maker 2k3, for now at least.
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Oh I meant what you want to do in terms on making the game (more specific questions regarding the engine or what ever) rather then what's going to be in the game. That's something that is entirely up to you.

Check out the /fg/ board. They sometimes have decent tut threads.

Ah, sei. I may have been hallucinating that then o.o



Oh, um Im not sure on that either honestly. I'll try to figure out asap because I'd love to start on it. I have someone who'll help me out with programming at least wich i appreciate.

I'll take a look on the older threads, but I'm not sure they'll provide anything that I'll need.


The hardest part for me, and alot of other people judging by the amount of games that get completed, is to actually keep up the steam until the end. Making games takes alot more time than people think, and it's definitely not all fun. In fact, the majority of it is soulcrushingly boring.

Passion is not enough when it comes to gamemaking. You also need the patience of a god.
Don't want to spend more than 50+ hours making a game that looks mediocre? Don't do it.
Don't want to spend weeks doing the same thing over and over? Don't do it.
Don't want to bash your head into the wall repeadetly because you can't figure out why something isn't working? Don't do it.

My examples not bad enough? Trust me when I say that it's alot worse than my examples made it sound.
It's a great feeling when you're finally done, but most people don't get to that point. So if you're the type that gives up on something easily and moves on to something else, don't do it.
And definitely do not do it if the reason you're doing it is because you're looking for praise from others, because making a game is probably the worst way to do it in existence. You would literally spend hundreds of hours to get a couple of people saying "it's pretty good, I guess". If you're lucky. Most peoples first games are absolute dogshit.


idunno what its like for peeps that dont know a lot about programming, but make sure that if you run into an issue trying to get something to work right, stop before steam starts to blow out of your ears and go to google. you might not be able to solve your specific problem, but you can learn about how all of the options really want to work, and that has solved a ton of my problems. for example: the "proceed with movement" thing is really important and will magically solve 90% of all possible bugs

rpg maker works on this weird "drag-and-drop" thing, so its really just all about making sure everything is logical. this is really common for these game making engines, but you run into a lot of situations where things SHOULD work, but they just dont. these situations are probably whats caused me to burn out so often, cuz its just frustrating and you have very little control over it, in contrast to the process of making visuals and music. be vigilant, do research, and ask for help when you need it


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I am aware of that making a game is a long and time consuming progress and I am willing to sacrifice most of my time on it in order to make my game as good as possible for my current skill level. And honestly, the progress is slow but there at least. and i know this screenshot looks like dipshit but im ok with lol


I actually don't mind for asking for help. I actually registred for the rpg maker forums so I can actually progress with my ideas. Currently i am still experimenting around with 2k3 but it's at least worth it

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Hello. I'm developing a game with RPG Maker.

It's a game that expresses my darkness, the aches of my soul, my depression, my social anxiety, my abuse, basically, I'm pouring my demons into an RPG Maker game.

The game is almost complete, I'm reaching a very satisfactory result but there is one touch missing.

People such as you guys, are my target audience.
It is nothing like Yume Nikki, but I want it to contain the same amount of mystery and depth that will keep people coming back, trying to understand. I want people to get attached as much as Yume Nikki, to find their own little universe in it, to care for the characters.

But how can I do that? It's not like there wasn't countless games that have tried to do it, it's not like there's no games out there that tried to have you as their target audience. It's not like there's no game out there that's mysterious, deep and unique that couldn't find their fans.

How can I make something you guys would like? How can I be sure my game will be unique and be relevant?

This is a hard stress on me. I'm pouring my all into this game and it surely wasn't crafted over night, but I just wish I was able to build the same depth Yume Nikki has, something that would build its own fanbase and keep them coming back for more.

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With this, I am heavily conflicted.

I am not in it for the money, at all. But on the other side, I did work hard and love it or not, I still have to make a living. I do have a job but still.

But then I look at free games like Yume Nikki, .Flow, Witches House, Ao Oni and ib…those had their hearts poured into it and were free, and I am by no means any better than them, so what kind of asshole am I, anyway?

The kickstarter would be to help me afford the artwork which I am already paying for from my own pocket, I am not rich but I am devoted and the kickstarter could help bring some more original artworks and maybe even soundtrack.

I'm just brainstorming in this text box, sorry.

Regardless, when I look at you guys and the RPG Maker community I feel it'd be wrong to not make the game free…I just don't know anymore.


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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my somewhat non-serious list of game-must-haves to whore up those downloads! it needs to have a combination of the following:

Memorable characters, tumblr-friendly is a big +. Loli main character also a big +.
The characters can either A: Be really edgy and grimdark, or B: So fucking sugar sweet it hurts to lick them. Nothing inbetween is acceptable. NOTHING.

Some mechanic that sets it apart from other games, for example the no-combat shit in Undertale.

Unique or just really good visuals, doesn't have to be fantastic-looking, but I'll be damned if it doesn't help, how many RPG Maker RTP games got zillions of fans? Yeah didn't think so. Anime style is a big +. I'll say it again: Loli main character. Little boy that looks like a girl also acceptable.

Speaking of tumblr, it also needs to have at least one important character that is a boy that looks like a girl or a girl that looks like a boy, not including the main character. For the fanart.

Comic relief character that is some kind of nerd. "Haha, he referenced something I know! This game really gets me."

Bullying. Preferably of the main character. The bullies will either die a bloody death or be your friends at the end of the game depending on the type of game it is.

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I love you owl, please, please, never change.


>Be really edgy and grimdark, or B: So fucking sugar sweet it hurts to lick them. >Nothing inbetween is acceptable.
>not going for a mixture of edgy + diabetes bait instead
Create the ultimate RPGMaker character, just do it.

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It's cool, we all know how to make a game but…
How do you share your games to the world? Do you have anything planned?

inb4 no




I fucking give up.


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The best you can do is to post in sharing sites and make people interested in your game, showing the best qualities of it through videos, images, and generally being active on the development and SHOWING THAT SHIT to people (Because, you know, if they believe your project is abandoned they won't bother in checking it). Now, the problem is that the western indie world is terribly ruthless, specially for those who use RPGmaker. Unless your game fits the trend of the month, it will hardly be noticed, regardless of the quality and category. I've seen this many times, even with people with mad skills like the dev of Gnosis.

Now, actual advice from what I've seen: if you manage to catch some attention, you have to be quick with that an realize what did actually make those people follow your progress and exploit it to its fullest. Do you draw nice pictures? People liked them? POST MORE. People like your music? POST MORE. People like your mapping? Make some nice maps and show them. You have to make the player feel like they want to play your game. It's the most basic rule of marketing. This activity akin to fanservice is what ultimately catches attention and makes people get interested in your game.
And here's where the shitty part gets in: even if you actually do this things, the final factor interfering in the equation and deciding if you're going to be successful is nothing more than luck. If you aren't working on a game that is some clichéd trend likely to drag tons of attention just for it, that's it.

If you do this, maybe you won't be able to get big, but at the very least you will manage to catch some fans/people honestly interested in your work, which in my opinion is better.


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I planned to come back to uboachan and post the link to my demo.

Today is the day, anons! I had to take a 3 year break from this fucking game.

This is my story of being NEET since 2007:


Put me out of my misery; I can't look at this thing a moment longer.

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As per the suggestion in https://uboachan.net/sugg/res/2834.html#2842 we're going to try splitting Fangame discussion and RPGMaker help / indie game development discussion into separate boards and see what happens. If there's not much activity this board will be annexed and we'll accept requests to move its threads into /fg/.
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>what's next, Chesir?
Actually, I posted a pic of something I made 2 years ago, and I was thinking about starting to work on it again and make a thread boost the activity.
Now you just have to wait until the furry makes a post too. As for me, I hope the annoying brony joins the party as well.


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Good job.


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BOOM shakalaka

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Hey i was wondering how to make effects like Yume nikki? i wanted to ask this awhile ago. but how?


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Since you said "like YN" I'm assuming you're using RPG Maker 2003, but depends on what kind of effect you want, I'd like you to be more specific, I can't tell if you're asking for something easy or complicated…
Common events are your friends, there are tutorials everywhere, this thread has a few examples on different kinds:

Since this was already discussed a hundred times here, I wondered for a second if there was documentation or tutorials explaining how to do this and similar stuff, it was a short second.

I had the courage to google it, and Bleetsy made a very friendly resume on how to make a cosmetic effect:



Just wanted to share my soundtrack so far that i've made, along with some pics. I'm not so experienced in sprite making or FL studio but I'm trying lol
Just want to know your thoughts
im not sure whether i was supposed to post it here or the fg thread but idk im new here


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Hello Uboachan, I'm Bal, also known as "Seagal" here, I finished working on my game.
You can download it here:
It's an action/psychological game, it's been a long time, and I worked very hard on this.
It's a full game, functional and it has the best of me, made in RPG Maker VX Ace.
The game features a real time action battle system, fast moving scenarios and a lot of illustrations.

I recommend you to check the README before playing, it contains hints and a walkthrough.

Thanks for your time, I'll appreciate feedback, I hope you like it.

War of Existence is set in a post apocalyptic scenario, a Divine Entity judged humans as an evil race and the extintion seems to be the only destiny for it.
The story follows a mysterious girl and a swordsman in the struggle for survival.

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Why do you socialize with tumblr trash?


Don't be too harsh only like 98% of Tumblr is trash.


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I kind of have an idea for a topic but idk if it's been a topic before. What are your favorite parts of a game and what's overused in your own opinion? Everyone has a differing opinion about what's good and what's bad in a game, so what's yours?
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Man, he gave you an example to illustrate what is a "poorly done" excuse for a game plot that focused on "my diversity ideals" idea. It was meant to be bad example, the fact that you twisted it completely on a wall of text to circlejerk and bringing "white supremacy" tier stuff in while disregarding the main point of discussion is just… I don't even know how to qualify it aside from dense.
Do you want to be the one holding the absolute truth all the time that badly?


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No mate, no… look, let's do it with letters, it will be easier to understand.
He said 'A' is a good idea (Regardless of what A may or may not be, and if anybody likes it or not).
'B' isn't. (Regardless of what B may or may not be, and if anybody likes it or not).
Based on this, he can say that 'A' plots are better than 'B'.
You replied with a post saying "OH, but 'B' may be actually my favorite color, therefore it's not bad!". Valid, it could be, but it's not the point that was being discussed And also, it could be a dead child for all we know, in the same way I can argue that it sure won't something you may like.
If you fail to understand this then there's no point in discussing at all because you will try to find rebuttals for whatever anyone says just like a 13 years old regardless of how good their points may or may not be.

Also, if you reread his post, you will notice that anon later adds that diversity is okay if well applied (A detail that you skillfully and completely ignored in your post but made a giant wall of anyway) right here:
>I don't think I can complain about Soul Calibur, Final Fantasy, or Street Fighter, they have very well placed diverse casts.
>SNK also makes some well executed characters from diverse regions
>I think indivisible is awesome, a great example of a game with diverse cast, which is not ridiculous, they had a problem before because they seemed to be adding them arbitrarily, but it was solved with good character development
>There is a LOT of AWESOME diversity in videogames ALREADY, hell, female characters kick ass nowdays.

The point isn't whatever you are trying to drive the topic to. Hell, we all have stated already what we think about this. It's okay if it isn't fucking retarded, but putting a nig-nog, a chinese, a fat white faggot and a trans midget on an adventure to find the mystic dildo isn't a good plot if you plan to illustrate what "Muh so pure socially diverse casting" and all the game is about is circlejerk about muh oppression, triggers and why white male alpha is bad instead of whatever you can think of to make it better.


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Non-sarcastically saying, yeah, I misread. I'm so sorry. I'm used to dealing with more brusque people who are totally against any of this at all so I projected that onto you guys. We actually agree. Jesus.
I got swept up; some of what you guys said resembles what I've seen a bajillion times, so I completely fucked it. It's been a stressful past few days with little sleep, and then I decided to come here and stomp around being stupid. I can't even explain how I fucked up.

Sorry, anon. That was a lot of trouble for nothing. Thanks for being patient and not writing me off with a meme pic and a parting jab.


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>Thanks for being patient and not writing me off with a meme pic and a parting jab.
I was actually very tempted to do this but I don't want this board to die on cancer and pointless drama so soon.
It's okay, I actually wish more people backed off a discussion when they realize they weren't completely right on this or that.
Have a nice night.


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>a nig-nog, a chinese, a fat white faggot and a trans midget on an adventure to find the mystic dildo
GOTY here I go

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