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Airship (Simple Scaling) (ver 0.1.0)
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Introduction / Features

This plugin enables to scale a map when using a airship like FF4.

Screenshots

[IMG]http://tkoolmv.net/Games/hajimehoshi/airship_simple_scaling_demo/screenshot.png[/IMG]

How to use

Install the plugin HajimeHoshi_AirshipSimpleScaling.js (see Script clause).

(Parameters)

Max Scale: The drawing scale when the airship is in the highest position. The default is 2.

Demo

http://tkoolmv.net/Games/hajimehoshi/airship_simple_scaling_demo/

Script

https://github.com/hajimehoshi/rpgmmv/blob/master/HajimeHoshi_AirshipSimpleScaling.js

FAQ

Q. Parallax doesn't work well with this plugin.

A. This is a known bug. I'll fix this when I'm available. Pull requests are welcome anytime!

Q. It's too heavy on my machine.

A. Please adjust the parameter 'Max Scale' like 2 to 1.5. I don't recommend to use a bigger number than 2.

Q. Do you plan to implement FF5 version of this? (pseudo perspective by raster scrolling)

A. Yes, probably.

Q. Do you plan to implement FF6 version of this? (much richer perspective)

A. I'd like to, but not sure it's possible.

Special Thanks

@tkoolmv for a great advice!
 
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It's not working at all for me.

Is there anything I need to do to set it up at all, or is it just turn the plugin on and get in the airship? 
 

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Thank you for trying.

>  is it just turn the plugin on and get in the airship? 

Yes, it should be.

What can you see on the console (you can open console by pressing F8 on the player)?
 
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If you can do that the airship is not scaled and hides the shadow, much better :)

EDIT: Nvm, hide the shadow is a bad idea, it points where you will land.
 
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If you can do that the airship is not scaled...

Good suggestion. Let me consider. Thank you.
 

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It's not working at all for me.

Is there anything I need to do to set it up at all, or is it just turn the plugin on and get in the airship? 
I found a bug when you try to use this plugin with an existing save data. It's already been fixed. Maybe you saw a black screen?
 

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What can you see on the console (you can open console by pressing F8 on the player)?
I didn't know about the console before, thanks for that.

here's a pic of it.

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Wow! that makes me look pretty dumb, when i opened up the .js file it looked nothing like that, i dont know what happened when i copied it the first time but copying the raw data like that worked.

I'm sorry for all the trouble, especially since it was my dumb issue. thank you very much. 

it does make my game lag alot though, is there a way to fix that? even when im not in the airship.

I wonder if that unleash plugin is having the same issue then.
 
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Wow! that makes me look pretty dumb, when i opened up the .js file it looked nothing like that, i dont know what happened when i copied it the first time but copying the raw data like that worked.

I'm sorry for all the trouble, especially since it was my dumb issue. thank you very much. 

it does make my game lag alot though, is there a way to fix that? even when im not in the airship.

I wonder if that unleash plugin is having the same issue then.
I'm really glad to hear that this plugin worked well in your game. The plugin makes the map rendering slow and this is a known issue. As I mentioned in the first post, please adjust 'Max Scale' parameter (like 2 to 1.5). This parameter means how much the map is magnified. The less the value is, the quicker the rendering will be.

Rendering a map is heavy. To make rendering more effective, I'd need fixing Bitmap class in rpg_core.js or other fundamental classes. (I've found Bitmap.prototype.blt's implementation is not efficient because this calls Canvas's drawImage which is not WebGL). This fix is not easy, but I wanna try this in the near future.
 
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Thanks, switching from 2 to 1.5 works good. 
 

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Great plugin, it works flawlessly! :D
 

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Hi there.
 


There seems to be issues with Soul's Camera Scroll EX where some the camera gets a bit wonky and the airship stays in the upper left quadrant instead of staying centered. Is there a way to fix?


Thank you.
 

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Thank you for your reporting. I'm afraid I don't plan to guarantee this plugin working well with other plugins since it is practically impossible.
 

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No problem. Thank you for writing it still. It's gives really nice mood when riding the airship. :3
 
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HI! The Demo can't be found. Could you fix it, please?
 

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Hey mate. Quick question. Is there a way to have it so the airship does not zoom out with the map?
 

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