RMMZ Displaying faces in a separate window!

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Many games, such as the Shining series, Suikoden, Golden Sun, PMD, etc., draw their face portraits in a separate window, like so:

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A plugin that would allow for this automatically, drawing a window border around the set face art, would benefit a lot of people I think (and myself hehe). Especially if there was location control and it didn't trigger VisuStella's wordwrap indentation (after all, if the portrait is not in the message window, there's no need to indent the text). With x and y control you could even do things like have a sneaky character's portrait peek in from just off-screen while they're talking!
 

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I don't know whether a plugin exists for this already, but here's a no-plugin idea...

Use an external graphics editor to split the faceset into one image per face, add borders etc as you like. Then put those separate faces into your project's img/pictures subfolder and use the Show/Move/Erase Picture commands to display them as desired. :kaothx:
 

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I don't know whether a plugin exists for this already, but here's a no-plugin idea...

Use an external graphics editor to split the faceset into one image per face, add borders etc as you like. Then put those separate faces into your project's img/pictures subfolder and use the Show/Move/Erase Picture commands to display them as desired. :kaothx:

That's absolutely something I've considered but seems a bit cumbersome in terms of the amount of extra commands it'd introduce, the lack of compatibility with animated faceset plugins, and possible frame/window changes.

But of course, one must also work with the tools at hand so it might end up going that way! :kaopride:
 

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That's absolutely something I've considered but seems a bit cumbersome in terms of the amount of extra commands it'd introduce, the lack of compatibility with animated faceset plugins, and possible frame/window changes.

But of course, one must also work with the tools at hand so it might end up going that way! :kaopride:

To solve the first issue, you might be able to just make a template Common Event and then call it with the event command.

Or make it a function in a plugin and call it as a script call.
 

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There's a plugin for this in MV:

Haven't tested it on MZ yet...
 

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There's a plugin for this in MV:

Haven't tested it on MZ yet...

I've now tested it. With a compatibility plugin, it will at least boot and you can move the face image itself, but it no longer draws the window border around it as it does in MV. The indent on the message box also remains, regardless of where you place the image, which is also unfortunate. But it's something!
 

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Hi!
I will make one.
Since I'm working towards making a shining force style game, this is already on my list. I let you know when I've done it ^^
 

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That would be amazing, thank you! I think it's a type of plugin that many people may find useful for their projects!
 

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