Hello everybody! I'm posting to introduce a brand new utility I have designed: Game Character Hub!
Game Character Hub provides additional tools for RPG Maker or game design in general. It is a powerful character maker, for RPG Maker XP, VX (Ace), and even more! This utility is still under development, even though the beta version is available for free. (download link below)
Game Character Hub is the second version I designed. The former release is known among the English community (I am French and only released the first version in French). Its former release, called Fusion Maker, has known a huge success among the French community (hundreds of downloads!).
Game Character Hub Beta in use
With Game Character Hub, you can create characters for both RPG Maker XP and RPG Maker VX, and even for any other program like.
You must create them from single graphics items picked up from an item library, provided with Game Character Hub. You may also run some functions on them (such as changing the color of an item).
For instance if you intend to create a knight, all you have to do is pick up a nude body, an armor, a pair of eyes, a hair... you may change the hair color if you like. Then the character is made and ready to be implemented in a video game.
A RMXP Character made with Game Character Hub
Save them in different copies
With Game Character Hub you may save your character in different copies, by shifting the color of some items, such as hair. This is useful when in a game, you may need to have hundreds of different characters.
Several copies of a character generated by Game Character Hub
In RPG Maker XP, tilesets are used in order to create a map in the game. A tileset is an image made of 32*32-pixel-sized tiles. Each tile represents an item or a part of it, like a barrel, a door, or the roots of a tree.
RPG Maker XP allows you to use only one tileset a map. So if you want to have a map with tiles from two different tilesets (or more) you must create a bigger tileset which contains all of them, which you can do with Game Character Hub!
There are several versions of RPG Maker, and every version has its own way to store characters. Game Character Hub allows you to convert a character from a version to another. This includes RPG Maker 2003, XP and VX.
You will find here a short video introducing Game Character Hub, and explaining how to use it.
About the beta version
Some functions (drawing tools) have not been implemented yet in the beta version. They will be in the final release. The beta version is available for free, however the final release will be available at a very low price (< $10).
Thus one can use the beta version until the final version is released. After this moment the beta version won't start anymore. An internet connection is also required to run the beta version. (not permanent, just to launch the program).
Thank you for reading!
Here is the official website of Game Character Hub.
You can download the beta version here.
Hope you'll enjoy it! I wait for your comments!
Edited by Laugilus, 16 October 2012 - 03:48 AM.