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  • Related to previous status: please give me throwaway game ideas for the LEAST ambitious project you can imagine, if you have any. Like the lowest hanging fruit of making a game.
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    philsophus vegas that's kind of genius actually or at the very least it serendipitously (don't get to use that word every day) meshes with some of the vague ideas already kicking around my brain:
    a) I really want to make something snowy/cold
    b) I really want to make something where survival is a dicey proposition at best
    RachelTheSeeker
    RachelTheSeeker
    Will throwaway mechanics work?
    1) Optional interactions in town, prior to a dungeon crawl, give you EXP and gear that'll help you within
    2) Eventing a text-based Blackjack minigame to use somewhere
    RachelTheSeeker
    RachelTheSeeker
    As for snowy stuff, why not this idea I've likely abandoned? An adventure based around making soup for someone in a cold day, where the ingredients rely on running around down and eventually a dungeon crawl. Could be something heartwarming, or could switch the soup into medicine to make it a race against time. Or could make the soup medicinal, and make it feel like a Saturday morning cartoon episode. :p
    TERRIBLE circumstances have forcibly separated me from my PC and thus my work on Spirit of '76. Which is frankly the least of my worries re: said terrible stuff.
    creating a great big visual "spreadsheet" of all the guns/ammo in my game, trying to sync up battle sprites and icons as best I can, because it was becoming a real mess. (this is a result of my having finally found a way to display ammo in combat that works for me)
    what all video editing software do people use for making game trailers and stuff? looking for something idiot-proof, old-person friendly, and importantly, free.
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    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    jkweath
    jkweath
    I might have to give Openshot a try myself. I've always used the old Windows Movie Maker since it's simple and has everything I need. It doesn't come on Windows anymore - you have to download it from a shady website and *hope* it's not a virus. I don't like the modern Movie Maker.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Please check (or ask in a new thread) in the Useful Development Tools section of the forum, rather than the status feed. Thanks :)
    It is national serpent day. In related news, there IS a national serpent day.
    Philosophus Vagus
    Philosophus Vagus
    For instance, today isn't just serpent day, it is also car insurance day, decorate with candy day, hula in the coola day, baked Alaska day (okay, that one I like), Icecream for breakfast day, freedom day, national get up day, dark chocolate day, take a child to the library day, spunky old broads day national G.I. Joe day, and international pisquo sour day...we are not a serious nation here.
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    wait, baked alaska as in the edgy youtuber that got in trouble for saying some dumb nazi **** or w/e? anyway, of all the things it is today, I thought that the celebration of snakes was weirdest--I mean, honestly **** snakes, I'm like Indy in that regard--but nope. The fact that anyone celebrates CAR INSURANCE is bizarre and tragic.
    Philosophus Vagus
    Philosophus Vagus
    I don't think baked Alaska day has anything to do with any of the full 1/4 of the American populous that the media frequently claims are national socialists. I assumed it was just a day for Alaskans to collectively get baked on, which made me laugh.
    Unsure what it says about me but huge part of my drive to finish my game comes from desire to send free copies to all the lovely people whose resources I used that specified that in their terms.
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    I imagine (perhaps incorrectly!) that these cool people seldom receive free games using their resources, and even more rarely receive ones that are actually good and make good use of their resources, but I haven't done a survey or anything, it's just a hunch.
    Have you ever gone full 'Ship of Theseus' while frankenspriting? Because I just did.
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    yournamehere
    yournamehere
    "That's the ax that slayed me!"
    Philosophus Vagus
    Philosophus Vagus
    Yes, frequently. "wait a minute, wasn't this girl a guy when I started editing her? How did that happen?" Though more often than not I end up going full Pyrrhus by scrapping everything and chalking it up to a learning experience. One of several reasons I don't really get anything done.
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    like I think some of Revere's FACE went unchanged but pretty much everything else got replaced...@yournamehere I thought of the axe from JDATE first too, I didn't even know what Ship of Theseus or that was one was until years after
    Just found an obviously custom effect (i.e. edited by me) in my resources>sounds folder called "rip jaw off". Dear Lord what is wrong with me as a person that at some point I needed a sound *specifically* for THAT??
    (...rhetorical question.)
    so like with the whole 'familiarity breeds contempt thingy', how are you supposed to tell if your title screen/battle music gets really tedious after a few dozen plays or if you're just personally hella sick of it?
    I was going to work on my gam but I wound up on twitter again instead please please please never let me make this horrible mistake again! will to live fading...fading...fading
    it's really vexing when a plugin fails to work for no reason at all, like not even the fault of the plugin. I miss the spirit of self sufficiency of the old days when you'd just be like "screw it I'll event it myself". in the era of easy plugin access that seems so inefficient, even wasteful.
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    the string of dumb I've been maintaining lately I wouldn't be surprised. (altho I checked for a fifth time after your comment lol and it's not that)
    RCXDan
    RCXDan
    @TheGentlemanLoser I at least know one person that's evented all of their code themselves at least. :)
    And TBH I don't miss those days, primarily because it's still on you to make an actual decent functioning game and not a collection of plugins.
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    there was a certain innocence back then that if you're as old as I am it's hard not to miss on some level. none of us had any damn idea what we were doing, but the best of them didn't let that stop them or even slow them down. and it was glorious.
    ...ok looking at these redacted MV resources I have less questions about the oversexualized teenage girls (I mean, it's Japan) than I do about the golf clubs. SO MANY QUESTIONS about the golf clubs...why all the golf clubs, seriously...
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    in the second batch plenty of them do in fact have swords, so the makers weren't above swords in a modern setting

    of the first batch of girlie pictures, at least 6/31 have golf clubs
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    these include punk chick with a golf club, fashionable chick with a golf club, improbably proportioned girl in skimpy definitely-not-golf sports outfit w/ a golf club, redhead in similar but not as bad outfit apparently leaning on a golf club, disturbingly underdressed tween gripping a golf club, and my personal favorite, scientist/doctor chick apparently dual-wielding a golf club w/ a stethoscope
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    Alador
    Alador
    pff they'll make sure your heart's beating and then whack it with a golf club-

    isn't golf a strange game-
    I feel a pretty unreasonable level of anxiety over the issue of people not liking me online. It's gotten worse since COVID-19 cancelled the entire world and online became everything, but I should still care less than I do.
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    I second Finnuval. You won't be able to please everyone so those that you can't just ignore them.
    Animebryan
    Animebryan
    Don't forget that thanks to the anonymous nature of the internet, people have become trolls & harass people for ****s 'n' giggles without worrying about consequences & repercussions for their actions. There's always going to be haters out there who hate just for the sake of hating. Don't let them get to you. :smile:
    Celestrium
    Celestrium
    I agree with everyone, don't worry about it so much. I am also so aware that logic and emotion never listen to each other right? Find your niche and people that help you feel confident and accept you. No one gets along with everyone, and like they said, some people are just antagonistic
    I have less than ten gigs of free space left on my hard drive on this compy. I am pretty sure that like 70-80% of the used space is taken up by RPG Maker resources XD
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    's not a company machine "compy" is just an old (or pergaps "old person"? idk) abbreviation for computer (on my laptop visiting my mom's place) I don't have access to any company computers* lol, companies have been warned about me

    *well, let me amend that: I own the company that owns my computer lol. anyway that is very funny about the keyboard but since you work at a bank, I guess it makes sense.
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    Ryisunique
    Ryisunique
    I thought Compies were those tiny dinos from the second Jurassic Park movie.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    lol - I have never heard of a computer described as a "compy" before - and I am an old person :D
    so um, anyone know japanese and is decent at making out rock lyrics? I have this song I'm (probably?) using in my game but it's in Japanese and I have NO CLUE what the lyrics say, even tho I'm 95% sure I'm good to use the music license wise. (if no one responds I'll make a proper request topic when I'm feeling less lazy)
    Hyouryuu-Na
    Hyouryuu-Na
    Use DeepL. It gives more accurate translations than google translate.
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    I had no idea there was a thread for this but Google translate worked fine enough for translating the terms of use, it's the actual lyrics of the song that I want translated (which would be outside the scope of that thread, neh?). It is in fact a resource specifically designed for gamedev; royalty free music with lyrics is not outside of our grasp! Royalty free music with ENGLISH lyrics I haven't found any of...yet!
    TheGentlemanLoser
    TheGentlemanLoser
    Anyway, someone very kindly offered to help translate (this is a friendly place). Even if for some reason I couldn't use the song in my game I'm now just plain curious what it says.
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