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  • Let me ask you this - when was the last time you backed up? Can you afford to lose all the progress you've made since the last backup?
    Just asking.
    I have now bitten the bullet and changed the 'Primarily Uses' on my profile to MZ.
    Goodby VX Ace, we had a great time together but now I must move on.
    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    End of an era
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    Kes
    Kes
    @Finnuval It certainly feels like it - it would have been 10 years soon.
    DesperateMeasurez
    DesperateMeasurez
    Ah, I know the feeling of sending a program to software Heaven. It can be tough sometimes.

    On my end, there's a particular program I'm going to be replacing soon that I've been using since 2010. We have some good memories, but it won't be going to software Heaven though. And it might be wrong, but I'm laughing on the inside!
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    VS OptionsCore has no plugin commands, so no way of changing the default (set by them) settings. For a team which wants to give devs maximum control of their game this seems an odd exception.
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    Arthran
    Arthran
    I kinda doubt that they're widely regarded as "a team which wants to give devs maximum control of their game". They kinda lost any chance of that title when they decided to obfuscate all their plugins. But as caethyril pointed out, you can usually find a way to make their stuff do what you want in the plugin parameters.
    caethyril
    caethyril
    @Kes - I'm not super familiar with VisuStella's plugins (and I haven't downloaded the latest version of their core demo project in over a year) so while I could probably help, it may be better to start a support thread instead.
    Kes
    Kes
    The latest member to join (when writing this) is #214,309. My number is #3,203. Just seeing that difference makes me feel old and jaded.
    After fierce hand-to-hand combat, I think I can declare victory over MZ mapping layers. But sad that, unlike Ace, I can't do a screenshot with events showing. Going to post a screenshot in the Maps thread. If you want to be a hero, read next comment (not enough characters left here.)
    Kes
    Kes
    If a plugin writer could do an MZ version of the Ace script for events showing, the world would beat a path to your door, you will be decked with garlands, rose petals strewn beneath your feet, and the rafters will ring with your praises.
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Yeah auto layer is odd. It did this to me yesterday:

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    Am I missing something here? The default folder for importing via the MZ Resource Manager is the image folder within your game. Surely that's the only place in the digital universe you would never want to import from?
    Wish we could change the default.
    Kes
    Kes
    @Sharm I have resources in many folders grouped by type. I want to be able to go to those folders with ease (especially if I've been compiling tilesheets) and import them in as few moves as possible. I don't want to waste my time having to copy them in, and I'm reluctant to save them directly to the project from GIMP because I then won’t have a full collection in one place. ...cont'd
    Kes
    Kes
    ...cont'd
    Wherever you import resources from, and for whatever reason, you will never, ever import from the folder which already contains everything you've already imported and nothing else. So why force people to start there? Ace defaulted to the last folder you imported from, which often was the one I wanted this time as well.
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    ts50
    ts50
    LOL, I totally agree. They should probably set it to Documents by default.
    I honestly think that the most stressful task for releasing my latest game was editing my signature here. In the end I had to change from dark to light theme, I could not see what I was doing. Black text on dark grey background just does not work.
    https://www.aldorlea.org/whenthelightdies.php

    Now to construct a thread in Completed Games.
    How did I not realise until now that your name is the beginning of kestrel and that's why your profile picture is a bird
    Am I the only one to find the constant flashing showing where you've clicked the mouse in MZ deeply, deeply irritating? It's visual junk which distracts from the map itself, imo. Hope this can be disabled.
    A question for US English speakers. Is "ragamuffin" (= a ragged, often disreputable person) a word you know?
    Thanks
    After an absence of several months because RL went on the rampage, I'm back and determined to get this game finally finished.
    My favourite activity when developing is playtesting. I really enjoy playing my own games. What's your favourite? (Or, if you speak US English, your favorite.)
    The Stranger
    World building. I'm far better at coming up with a setting and characters, and then writing them down, than I am at putting them into something playable. lol. I don't enjoy playtesting because I always feel like the game is way too easy. Even though I know full well it's because I made the game, and so know everything there is to know about it, I still can't help but feel it's far too simple and easy. xD
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    @The Stranger That's the value of having someone whose judgement you trust play through at least a portion of it for you and then giving you a difficulty rating.
    SmashArtist
    SmashArtist
    I just love designing mechanics even though most of the time they don't turn out very good. XD
    Definitely love playtesting as well! :D
    Asking a Support question can be so useful. In setting out the steps of my problem in enough detail for others to understand it, I saw my solution before posting the thread. Writing it out clarified my thinking.
    Oh hey I just saw your comment on my profile status update.

    The thing is I have twitter set up mark all my content as being potentially sensitive by default. I do it as a precaution even though I very rarely upload any such content.
    Kes
    Kes
    That explains it!
    I've seen a reference to a Community Lighting plugin for MZ, but cannot find it. Is it still in beta?
    In the US, is NCO a widely understood army abbreviation? (Non Commissioned Officer)
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Depending on the writing, you can sometimes teach people concepts through context. Then even if they don't know the word they can figure it out.
    Kupotepo
    Kupotepo
    @Philosophus Vagus, do you think Kes try to make a military fighting game? Yeah, people can Google if it is a real word. Now, I can give the title of the emperor in my world. Tianzi
    Kes
    Kes
    @Kupotepo The chances of me making a military fighting game are vanishingly small.
    Whenever I notice that the map tree has reached Map 101, I'm tempted to do something a bit silly with that map.
    JosephSeraph
    JosephSeraph
    i love these sorts of meta-narratives within a game tbh, like every map that ends with 4 having somewhere where you can potentially trigger an instant gameover...
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    OmegaDX99
    OmegaDX99
    100 more maps and then I can start thinking about your idea of shenanigans. Let us pray I can make it past map 1 for the 101 time. :kaocry:
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