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  • Hope to get some game making done this weekend. I miss it way too much (even if it's only been a two week break).
    Traveling Bard
    Traveling Bard
    You and me both! Feels like I haven't written anything in a month (in reality maybe a week?). Monsters and maps aren't going to make themselves haha Good luck on your project!
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    dayum real life getting in the way of game making! It's strange how the time flies by so quickly but at the same time, it seems like an eternity. I'm not even sure which project I was working on anymore.
    Good luck to you too, of course. How far along are you with your project?
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Did the forum really censor the first word to dayum or am I just absolutely bad at typing?
    It's important to make back-ups of your work. It's also important to be actually able to not get lost in all the back-ups you have.
    Ms Littlefish
    Ms Littlefish
    I always put the date of the backup. I learned long ago that "back up 1" and "back up 2" can be misleading, LMAO. I don't overwrite because sometimes you're just gonna bork and need to go back a version. XD
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    All my backups are in a .rar file which has the name of the project and the date the backup was made. That way I can tell which is the most recent.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    You're right, writing the days is most helpful. I don't know why but since August I just had "nameOfGame AUGUST" and "nameOfGame SEPTEMBER" and since I was using two computers some of the back-ups were on the desktop PC, sometimes I used a laptop, some of them were on a flash disk, some of them on a 2 TB disk...
    You can imagine how it went.
    Too bad real life is not RPG. Tried to stuff 20 books and a laptop into my backpack. Didn't work, it just fell apart at the worst time. :(
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    I'm not surprised you don't like being praised for basic things people do. While I understand it probably takes much more effort while you're depressed, even if the people mean well, it just sounds patronizing.
    I think people are just trying to help, offer words of encouragement but they actually have no idea what to say or what to do.
    I don't even know if there's anything they can say or do that could help at all.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    If I were to say "I really hope you can get better." even if I sincerely mean it, what does it say to the depressed person? Does it just sound like an empty phrase? Trying to brush it of? Trying to look like a good person because you pity them?
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    @Hyouryuu-Na The laptop seems fine (except for a weird scratch on the back, oops). My back and especially shoulders felt like they would fall off, but now it's fine, thanks :)
    You know these baby names sites some people use to name their characters? I tried to look up names from my language. Was not disappointed.
    Traveling Bard
    Traveling Bard
    Having him in the group would be dangerous because he could take over some of the weaker minded psychics behind the scenes which could have some interesting effects in the game's progression ;)
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Glad you liked the video. Ylvis do a lot of parodies of music genres and it's usually so stupid but entertaining.
    I haven't seen Castle yet, or the others you mentioned. But Castle is watched by a lot of people in this household so I am going to watch it sooner or later anyway. My favourite detective show is probably Medium for whatever reason. Need to watch that one again.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Having a mind-controlling person on the team who could control the other ones... he could quickly become a villain himself. Seems like he has his own agenda so yeah, that's pretty dangerous. Especially because the weak ones are quite important.
    It's going to be interesting.
    Me: Finally a weekend. Need to spend two days doing math assignments. RPGMaker forums: No, you don't!
    https://imgur.com/a/OEBn8FV mishakoc's tile editing lvl UP new skill learned: round table don't know why I'm so happy&proud of it but I am
    First day of a new semester and I already think evening classes should be illegal.
    Time Fantasy has a new free tileset! Makes me more excited than Christmas when I was a kid. :kaojoy:
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Oh, today's Giant Tree tileset is looking great as well!
    Traveling Bard
    Traveling Bard
    Right now I'm still using RTP & placeholder maps but I intend to use Time Fantasy eventually & even doodled around with it for a few small forest maps. Luckily the way I designed the game makes it so I don't have to have that many maps :)
    Traveling Bard
    Traveling Bard
    Mapping is probably my greatest weakness, right next to making a simple game more complicated than it needs to be lol I'll totally send you some screenshots of my attempts when I get home.
    Of course it starts pouring when I want to take a walk outside. *sigh* Back to making games, I guess.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    @kirbwarrior I think all hiking shoes have such a sole surface that the mud gets stuck in the gaps and then when hardens, it makes it hard to clean. It wouldn't happen if they had flat soles, but then it would be more slippery, I guess.
    It is only a problem in the forest/on the field after it rains. I just need to avoid these places when the ground is too wet. :(
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    @Traveling Bard Cold weather, I wonder what that means for you in Texas. I also thought last week I liked cold weather because it was way too hot. (Though I know for 25° C sounds probably nice) Now the temperature dropped 10 degrees and it's too cold for me, haha.

    I hate umbrellas. Don't know why. Still prefer the plastic raincoats, even if only kids wear them here.
    Traveling Bard
    Traveling Bard
    @mishakoc It is normal during winter for it to get down to 10°C though I've experienced it get as low as 0°C for a bit. It doesn't really snow here. I can remember 3 times in my 31 years of life that it "snowed". I guess it's one of the benefits of this place if you aren't a huge fan of cold weather :)
    It has been a long time since I felt this challenged while mapping for my project. It's a surprisingly nice and fresh feeling, actually.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Right now I'm using very different tileset and sprite art, so this wouldn't fit, but I'd like to finish the generator someday. But I'm no pixel artist, so the quality would be quite... questionable.
    No idea how to shade it, haha. Or how to properly draw complex clothes and armour.
    Hyouryuu-Na
    Hyouryuu-Na
    It looks goood *0* Reminds me of XP a little but I like that style. Many people use xp tilesets even now. Keep up the good work~
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    It's interesting it reminds you of XP, because it's actually Fighter08 from the XP RTP. :) Different clothes though.
    Yeah, the XP RTP is much better than MV or VX/Ace. Too bad it doesn't have a character/battler generator, otherwise I'd definitely use it.

    :kaoblush: Thanks, I'll try to work hard (hopefully). But I have no idea what I'd do for battlers if/when I try to finish the generator. That's way too much work.
    Never in my life have I thought I would be researching princess dresses. But here I am.
    Hyouryuu-Na
    Hyouryuu-Na
    I played a game like this made in vx ace! It was called it's our revolution. The objective of the game to gather as many followers as possible without getting stuck (like the snake game in old phones). Nah I still think it's cute ^^ MV graphics are very cute that's why they don't really fit in with serious rpgs.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Yeah, snake is what I was going for. To my disappointment, it is way too easy to implement.
    The various levels designs and difficulties will probably be more difficult than eventing.
    I wonder if I should make every follower distinct...
    I don't like MV's graphics much. Ace's was better, XP's the best. But they don't have battlers sadly.
    FleshToDust
    FleshToDust
    Its like rpg snake. Cool!
    I accidentally knocked over a kitchen timer into a pot of boiling water. What incredibly stupid thing did you do today?
    RPG Maker taught me the true importance of naming variables normally, using functions and keeping proper documentation.
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    I find it easier to manage. Sometimes, a map ends up cluttered with so many events that it becomes a pain to work with; this often happens when you have a few different cutscene events, plus the standard map events, on one map. I don't do it for every map, just for certain ones.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    I usually have a lot of events on a single map, so I use picture labels to know immediately which are cutscenes, mini cutscenes, initialization, teleports, etc. So I don't have any blank events.

    I thought about using copies of maps for cutscenes but I feel it would make me more confused than it would be helpful to me. But I understand it might be helpful to other people.
    mylafter
    mylafter
    Comments are really useful if you go on a break and come back to your project confused. It's good to help get back on your feet. But there are times where I would read a comment and still get confused as to what I was doing.
    Instrumental music - the best kind of music to listen to when working on your projects.
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    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Music seems like something people don't even register consciously when watching movies/playing games, even if it's the easiest and default way to set the mood, I think.
    A lot of scenes would be so awkward without music - remember a scene - three people staring at each other for 5 minutes, just the camera changes. But since there was a soundtrack that made it mysterious/epic, it wasn't such bother watching it.
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    Yeah, music and sfxes often fall into that categorgy of things that you don't notice when it's done well, but which you notice if it's bad or missing entirely. Take footfall sounds, for example, it's not something you tend to praise or even notice in a game, but it's something people notice when a game doesn't have them.
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    And, as you said, music can be, and often is, the main reason we feel certain emotions in a game or film. Music has a powerful effect on us. Music can make us feel things, or even recall old memories. Would your favourite emotional scene from a game be as powerful without the music and sound design? Probably not.
    My entire legs are aching so much from work today. I seriously need to start working out or something. (...Yeah, right.)
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    @The Stranger I do have walking boots actually. Use them as winter shoes and shoes for hiking. But in summer it gets way too hot so for normal walking in woods I just wear sneakers.
    I don't really get blisters, my feet just feel they're going to fall off.
    How's that fun?! And why is the needle heated? It works even if it's cold.
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    Holding a needle in a flame sterilises it; don't want to get an infection.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Oh, how come I didn't know that? I wouldn't use a needle to poke my skin but still...
    How come days pass by so quickly? I can't get anything done.
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    Hyouryuu-Na
    Hyouryuu-Na
    Oh my what big walls of text! But I had to get that frhstration out of my system and make you understand the horrible situation :/
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    Good choices. Computer science and engineering should afford you some decent opportunities; I know we could always use more engineers over here if you can't find work in your neck of the woods.
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    Oh, I'm sorry, it sounds tough when so many people fight for one place. Also, agree with @The Stranger, engineering is a great degree to pursue.
    I'm cheering for you, you can do this!
    Testing character busts instead of working on the game (again).
    mishakoc
    mishakoc
    @Kes Thanks for mentioning the neck, I really appreciate it! After taking a careful look at it, I really see what you mean. I feel like the problem with drawing is I often don't see mistakes that are very obvious to other people because I'm so used to my drawing style. I usually only see them several years later, haha. I'll be sure to check the WIP thread.
    LittlePIGGY
    LittlePIGGY
    The style is recognizable, the colors are soft. Made soundly and well. Hairstyles are very affect the look of the character. For example, long hair lying on the chest visually lengthen the neck very much. And it concerns not only toon, but also living people.
    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    One little tick I use to spot things like the neck being to long is look at your work upside-down... Looking at it like that you'll spot inconsistenties easier
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Been averaging 2-3 hours sleep for almost a month now. Starting to space out all the time ^^;
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