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I was curious if anyone knew how to make a customizable vehicle in RPG Maker.
Examples include the boat in Zelda Phantom Hourglass, the train in Zelda Spirit Tracks, or the starship in Star Trek Online.

If there is a method in the Maker itself (I use VXA / MZ primarily), or if there is a plugin that could be used as such that would help.

Thanks for your time. :)
 

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You might want to give more specific examples of how you want this to affect gameplay. There's no guarantee that anyone reading your post will have played those specific games.

For my part, I've played Star Trek Online, and your starships aren't comparable to the RPG Maker vehicles. You control them on their own maps and get into combat with them - they are, for all intents and purposes, equivalent to a character.

So for anything similar to STO, it wouldn't be anything to do with a vehicle, you'd have a starship actor and the equipment and skill systems already work for customizing those.
 

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Thanks for the reply, Turan! And... yeah I did take for granted about people playing those games, good point. Also good point on making a space ship be an actor. That actually helps a lot. :)
 

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Please state if you need more help, and if you want a plugin. In that case we'll need to move your thread.
 

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Please state if you need more help, and if you want a plugin. In that case we'll need to move your thread.

Thanks. I'm new here, so I wasn't sure where to post since I was looking for any kind of help, be it a plugin or not. For future reference, if I'm unsure whether the answer is a plugin or not a plugin, where should I post?

That said, I believe Turin's suggestion and AquaEcho's link will both be very helpful. I have the answer I was looking for. :)
 

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Well, this doesn't belong here at all, as Game Mechanics Design is for discussing design theory, not for "how do I make this happen?" topics.

If you're not sure whether it needs a plugin or not, post in the Support forum for whatever engine you're using (I would have moved it there, but you didn't say what engine you're using for this particular project - in fact if you say which one you're using, I can move it to the right place now). Then if it needs a plugin we'll just move it :)
 

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Well, this doesn't belong here at all, as Game Mechanics Design is for discussing design theory, not for "how do I make this happen?" topics.

If you're not sure whether it needs a plugin or not, post in the Support forum for whatever engine you're using (I would have moved it there, but you didn't say what engine you're using for this particular project - in fact if you say which one you're using, I can move it to the right place now). Then if it needs a plugin we'll just move it :)


Ah OK thanks. :) And for the vehicle thing specifically, I was primarily asking for a project I have in MZ. Though I might use it for VXA later. *halo*
I may be a bit silly and make many projects for fun on multiple platforms. XD

But yeah. MZ. And thanks for the help!
 

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I've moved this thread to MZ Support. Thank you.



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