Gotta say, I miss this place. College is fun and I have 100% in the programming class, but there's something nostalgic about this site. Maybe I could have Shaz or Kes scold me for old time's sake, lol.
So, I'm quitting RPGMaker. I've realized finally that my game is too complex for it. It just isn't going to work like this. I've spent around 5 years and $2,000. I have little to show for it. Going to go back to college and take up game dev and coding. Thank you all for your kindness.
I think I'm just about done with portraits. I finally figured out how to manipulate the lips, though I think the smiling one looks a bit off, still. Luckily I don't think I need to make an angry version, as I can't think of a situation when Anwen would even be angry. Game isn't long enough for that.
My game got its first investor today! He's given me $750 to spend as I see fit so long as it is on this game, in return for a percentage of the final profit. He also told me not to screw him over about thirty different times, so I've got a lot of work to do!
I've been working on updating this old thing lately, including different facial expressions. Thoughts? I'd like to have one with a slightly open mouth where she's talking, but I can't seem to edit the mouth region without ruining it. No idea how I got it so perfect the first time, but it doesn't help that I don't have the drawing tablet I made it on anymore.
Okay, so I went a bit overboard and made some more alternate outfits. White is still pretty boring, but eh. Thoughts? Oh, and I also included the final version (I think) of the running animation. (See attachments)
I've been dreading and putting this off for years, because of how much work it will be... 56 unique frames. Minimum. But, I've started, and it's not as bad as I thought so far. So I guess I'm going to have a run animation soon. I guess the hardest part was actually putting my foot down and starting it.
Okay so, I'm using this script, right? And it works. If you press :Y a menu should come up allowing you to choose an item to use. Nothing happens. You press :A to open the event options menu and choose "Use an Item"? The item selection menu appears. I have no idea how I set this up or why it works the way it does. Absolutely bizarre.
Ack, I've got to make a script support thread... I hate doing it now; I feel like an annoyance to people. Especially because my questions are usually stupid. Or, at least I assume they are when I don't get any replies lol. Oh well, I'll just make it in the morning. No point doing it now if I'll be asleep.
So, I've been wanting to do this randomized logic puzzle in my game for years now. I finally figured out how to do it by using arrays and a few small script calls. It's based on the Einstein Fish Puzzle! Though, I have no idea how to actually have the player put in answers.... might start a thread about it.
Well, I'm quickly recovering from Covid, but I'm still broke and injured lol. I miss working on my game! I think I've figured out a lore-friendly way to do a tutorial section separate from the main gameplay, but it'll take some scripting know-how. Which I don't have. And can't afford.
Why do I keep deluding myself into thinking things will get better? They never have, only gotten worse my entire life. I've failed at every thing I've ever aspired to, it feels like. Even RM. I'm too incompetent to learn code, so my game will never be finished. I try to stay positive, but I honestly just want to give up.