Storyteller-Hero
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Storyteller-Hero

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I've decided to nix a concept that I was going to apply on my first game, to make the story more cohesive and raise the stakes of conflict. Jan 13, 2019

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    1. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I've decided to nix a concept that I was going to apply on my first game, to make the story more cohesive and raise the stakes of conflict.
      1. BadLittleSeed, Artificer and Finnuval like this.
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I was going to make it several different stories to choose from at the beginning, but I can do more with this particular game's premise if I condense the different stories into one.
        Jan 13, 2019
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      3. punchybot
        punchybot
        Hmm... So what's your planning process?
        Jan 13, 2019
      4. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Form concept --> Make setting --> determine source of conflict --> determine characters --> determine character objectives --> brainstorm possible interactions between characters --> determine endgame --> explore mechanical limitations and possibilities --> revise and repeat as necessary any of the previous steps while trying to refine the expression of the game's concept
        Jan 14, 2019
    2. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Huh. Putting Steam in offline mode seems to have prevented it from cutting off access to my games, for the most part.
    3. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      In a few days I find out whether keeping Steam in Offline mode will prevent it from blocking my OS from accessing my games.
      1. Marsigne likes this.
      2. Marsigne
        Marsigne
        Interesting issue...
        Dec 30, 2018
    4. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      RPG Maker support was prompt in replying to my inquiry about the terms of use for the Cover Art Characters Pack. It was as I hoped.
      1. Finnuval and Marsigne like this.
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        There's a couple of characters that I intend to use in the pack for my first game, and I have to make edits to them - fortunately edits are allowed for commercial use in RPG Maker on this pack.
        Dec 10, 2018
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      3. Marsigne
        Marsigne
        Good to hear. :D
        Dec 11, 2018
    5. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I'm not sure if my laptop is going to work out for RPG Maker after all - it has been displaying a habit of crashing in the middle of stuff.
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      3. MushroomCake28
        MushroomCake28
        Dec 4, 2018
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      4. Marsigne
        Marsigne
        When does it crash? Taking it on safe mode can reveal culprits.
        Dec 4, 2018
      5. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        It's the hardware. The insides get loose and end up touching the bottom casing. I'd had this problem before but it was never fully solved. I could try taking it in to have everything tightened up, but I can't afford to set my wallet back any more than I already have.
        Dec 4, 2018
    6. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I found out that Steam won't be running on my current OS soon and I'm not sure if my hard drive is in good enough condition to upgrade. #%$#
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      2. Kes
        Kes
        Are you still blocked if you open RPG Maker while off-line?
        Nov 28, 2018
      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I don't know. The last time Steam did an update blocking OS, it blocked my ability to open RPG Maker.
        Nov 28, 2018
      4. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Actually, you know what? I'm going to try seeing what happens if I put Steam on Offline Mode just before the deadline, and see if it keeps the client working on my OS.
        Nov 28, 2018
    7. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      The makeshift solution of slapping my laptop from the bottom is keeping it stable for now. Fortunately, it's not a major issue, for now.
      1. The Stranger and Finnuval like this.
      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Physically abusing technology always makes it behave. I've found myself threatening my computer on occasion. I think there might be a domestic abuse hotline for machines in the future. xD
        Nov 27, 2018
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      3. punchybot
        punchybot
        You consider slapping the bottom of your laptop in order to make it work as not a major issue? For some reason I am thinking of that one meme with slapping the top of a car.
        Nov 27, 2018
      4. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        It has to do with a loose thing inside the laptop touching the bottom casing and shorting out.
        Nov 28, 2018
    8. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Ugh my laptop might be done sooner than I hoped. It's been crashing lately. Backing up files from it as well. Hoping for just a few months.
      1. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        fingers crossed it dies when you're done backing up and not sooner
        Nov 24, 2018
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        After a few months, I'll have hopefully saved up enough for a new home computer that will probably be 100x more reliable.
        Nov 24, 2018
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      3. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        Well, I'll help you hope :D
        Nov 24, 2018
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    9. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Got myself a Humble RPG Game Dev Bundle - lots of sounds and icons that I might be able to use for my game. Yum!
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      3. samkfj
        samkfj
        Yeah I got it too, mostly for the 8000 sound effects.
        Nov 23, 2018
      4. Poryg
        Poryg
        Yeah, I already have the sound effects :(
        Nov 23, 2018
      5. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        I think you can get a lot of that stuff from GameDev Market. Lots of good resources there. :)
        Nov 23, 2018
    10. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Downloaded RPG Maker MV again (onto my laptop this time). Degica support also fixed a problem on the Emporium music DLC that I'd purchased.
      1. Finnuval likes this.
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Fortunately, the resource flip book that I'd made was backed up before my home computer died, otherwise I'd be much, much more set back than I already am.
        Nov 20, 2018
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      3. samkfj
        samkfj
        Happy you're continuing on, and not letting your pc stop you.
        Nov 20, 2018
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    11. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I'm pretty sad that I won't be able to do IGMC but it's not a total loss. Lots of good ideas came out of deadline pressure.
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      3. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        Nov 17, 2018
      4. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Well, if i'm still alive by then, there's always next year, and I'll be able to start right away by at that time if they do the same thing again.
        Nov 17, 2018
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      5. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        P.S. for anyone who has an old Mac, if your computer is already having problems, don't update the OS - my already damaged hard drive couldn't take it and got stuck in an endless restart loop with drive locked. The last OS update not so long ago went smoothly so I didn't expect the drive to tank. Even Time Machine wouldn't have helped, apparently.
        Nov 17, 2018
    12. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I'm no longer able to finish in time for IGMC. My home computer broke. My laptop might be able to do it but too much time has been lost.
      1. TakeHomeTheCup
        TakeHomeTheCup
        But there's more than 15 days.
        Nov 12, 2018
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        What I had in mind for the demo would have barely made it to the deadline because I'm still learning how to event. A few days lost plus a few more to re-organize my resources has made it unrealistic for me to finish in time.
        Nov 12, 2018
      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I could finish something simple, but it would be neither competitive nor representative of what I wanted as a first game made in the engine.
        Nov 12, 2018
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    13. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Fallen Olivia made some amazing plugins. I decided to "splurge" on two of her priced plugins, which are on sale now at itch.io. Good stuff.
      1. The Stranger and Artificer like this.
      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Yeah, she's made some fantastic plug-ins. I really like her horror effects plug-in. :)
        Nov 9, 2018
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      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        The horror effects plug-in actually surprised me. I thought it was just a screen-wide thing until I saw how the plugin could affect individual actors - that makes it versatile enough for a lot of non-horror themes as well.
        Nov 10, 2018
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      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        I'm using it to create a video effect for when the player looks at monitors. It's much better than using either a static video effect image, or manipulating multiple images to create the illusion of movement.
        Nov 10, 2018
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    14. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I watched a trailer for a RPGMaker game - I won't name names - it was so horribly edited that I was tempted to offer my services pro bono.
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      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        samkfj, feel free to send me a link to where it's streaming, but I won't be able to give full feedback 'til after the IGMC deadline, when things have settled down. I'm juggling quite a bit to make sure I have time for stuff.
        Nov 8, 2018
      4. jkweath
        jkweath
        @bgillisp Steam's documentation even recommends your trailer be focused more on gameplay and action than the traditional longer, more drawn-out theatrical trailer. I kind of bank on that personally 'cuz putting together gameplay clips is simple enough but I just don't have the creativity or skills to make a better trailer, nor the resources to hire a professional to do it for me.
        Nov 8, 2018
      5. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        After I've completed enough to sample from each of the seven ensemble characters' storylines for my game (free demo will have the first chapter of each storyline), I'll make a sample trailer and use it in a basic guide (on the forum) with sample outlines and tips for improving a RMMV trailer. Almost anybody can make a good trailer if they have sample outlines to work with. That'll probably be in January or February.
        Nov 8, 2018
    15. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I've started organizing my RMMV BGM, BGS, SE, and ME files by copying over to iTune then placing into Playlists. For glory and efficiency!
    16. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      So many resources to organize. So many plugins to test. So many events to learn. I wish that I could use the Shadow Clone jutsu in real life
      1. Wavelength likes this.
      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        We need a petition to add more hours per day for sure.
        Nov 6, 2018
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      3. RetroExcellent
        RetroExcellent
        You'd also need to shadow clone your computer lol.
        Nov 7, 2018
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    17. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Video editing, motion graphics, and some creative photoshopping --> animated sequences for my game. Hoping that it looks good for demo.
    18. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I just went through every listing page of the MV Resources board here. Found some things I'll definitely want or need for my IGMC entry.
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      2. samkfj
        samkfj
        Hey, if you found anything on my thread you'd need, lemme know if you need something in a pinch.
        Nov 5, 2018
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      3. samkfj
        samkfj
        Just so I can send you a message and say "Hey--you get that thing I sent ya?" Always wanted to say that to someone.
        Nov 5, 2018
      4. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Thanks. For now I'm going to sleep and hope that I don't have nightmares about people getting their stuff pulled off threads because they forgot to check the terms of what they attempted to share. There was a lot of that in the second half towards the earliest threads. Yikes.
        Nov 5, 2018
    19. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I wish that I already knew how to do the common events that I'll need, 'cause a second idea came to mind for the IGMC. *watches tutorials*
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I'll be lucky to even finish my first prototype in time, but if things go faster than expected, maybe I could submit a second entry. Dreamers can dream.
        Nov 4, 2018
    20. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I've been watching some Let's Play videos for RPG Maker games. There are a lot of useful things to pick up when games are played for review.
      1. GolfHacker, Kwerty and FrozenNorseman like this.
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        For example, one game disabled certain commands during the opening battle tutorial, to guide the player as they learn to use the interface.
        Nov 2, 2018
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      3. Kwerty
        Kwerty
        Give the player the option of skipping tutorials , especially if nothing is particularly unique about your battle sys. This goes double for replays on your title :)
        Nov 2, 2018
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Dec 29, 1982 (Age: 36)
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    English
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