How did you find out about RPG Maker VX Ace?

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Hi everyone~ silva here :) I just wanted to know how you guys found out about this amazing program. Personally I found it through visual novel production sites~
 

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When my daughter was an infant and I would be up with her at nights, I discovered the Aveyond games by Amaranth. I kept thinking how cool it would be to tell stories in such a way, if only I knew how to program and draw, lol.Then finally, one day a few years later while replaying one of them, I *gasp* paid attention to the credits. I noticed the some Enterbrain/made with type thing and got curious and googled. And here I am today.
 
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Google. Bored. Wanted to make a game :p

Googled stuff like 'game maker' until RM came up. Tried demo. Instantly hooked.
 

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It was two years ago and I was kinda bored and was reading random blogs. Someone was showing screenshots of their maps and I thought they were soooooo cool! Two Google searches later and I was doing the 30 day trial and making "Please Read the beginners guide" topics. I used my summer money to buy the full version and here I am. Good times. Goooood Tiiiiimes.
 

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I was studying game development at university and discovered the Aveyond games by Amaranth (lol mlogan!)


Then I started working for her, so we always kept up with new engines that were being released.
 

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Well, that's a long story actually.


I was working at a video game store when the first one for playstation came out. I love that one but what I really wanted to do was draw new graphics for it and so I checked online to see if there was one for the PC, since I figured that would give me more access than what the PS version did. There wasn't anything at first but I checked again later and found the community based around the pirated version. I didn't want to get involved in a pirated version so I didn't join in at that point. For a while I kept checking in to see if they'd ever done a legal translation so I could buy it and start making games but nothing happened. Eventually I gave up. Somewhere in there I learned that programmers will bend over backwards to work with you if you're a good enough artist so I did that for a while and got to do what I wanted, making the graphics for games. Sometimes I'd find my way to an RM site but since I'd given up I just assumed that it was still pirated. One day while looking up references I found this forum, realized that RPG Maker had been officially translated (for years) and have been hanging out here ever since.
 
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I discovered the Aveyond games on Big Fish, loved them and became a member at Amaranth. They also had RMXP on sale there, so I tried out the trial and fell in love with it ^^
 

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Started back with Don Miguel' version many many years ago to use the map maker to make maps for a chat room role play forum I was part of. Maps became cut scenes, cut scenes blossomed into a desire to make a real role playing game. Finished a few small time demos that never garnered a following and stopped trying for years. Lost my job after my wife got pregnant (not easy, I tell ya) and had time to kill while job searching. Picked up VX Ace. Voila. Here I am again.
 

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not really Ace but XP, because of Aveyond... then it just went from there, I've been here lurking then one day Ace was released
 

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I found it by playing some RPG Maker games. After awhile, I started wondering 'What is RPG Maker'?. So I google it and found it lol.
 

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The Summer Steam Sale, 2013. It seems to be the "new school" way of discovering this wonderful little universe, but it's given me a great hobby to pursue creation beyond just theory and discussion of great game design.
 

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Because RPG Maker 2000 and my brother's skills at using random search engines and internet.
 
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I'm one of the few people (with zachfoss here) who followed Kelarly's RM Youtube channel.

So I started playing his old and awesome VX games:

Castle Oblivion series, Feral Dreams 1-2, Passage of the Hollow Moon ecc...

These games are pretty old but they're still among my favourites.

After I finished all of them I decided to attempt to create something by myself with VX trial, then ACE came out soon after and I finally bought it after a while. :D
 
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Goldstorm and I had just graduated college, were spending the summer apart, and suddenly came into an unusual wave of free time before we moved to our new home. Saw it on a Steam sale. Thought it looked fun. Was fun. Still here.
 

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Goldstorm and I had just graduated college, were spending the summer apart, and suddenly came into an unusual wave of free time before we moved to our new home. Saw it on a Steam sale. Thought it looked fun. Was fun. Still here.
Can confirm. I love steam sales.
 

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Was on Steam and saw 'To The Moon' advertised, thought cool old school RPG. Played it, pulled at my heart strings, then started thinking, "Hell, this is a Damn good game! Who made it? How was it made?" A trip to Wikipedia later and discovered the program used, RPG Maker. The all my childhood ambitions, all my dream't  up stories all my hours of doodling came flooding back, ad I thought "I must have it!" Here I am today a year and a half later.
 

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For VX Ace I just saw it on Steam Sale a couple years back and couldn't resist the bargain.

But I first found out about RPG Maker years before that when a computer at some Gifted and Talented Camp (eugh) I went to with chool had it on there.

Spent the best part of the weekend making the dumbest, shorted RPG imaginable.
 

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When I was in my early teens I kept track of all the fan translation patches for all the old NES/SNES era rpgs I never got to play because I don't read Japanese. One day I saw a translation for something called Super Dante: RPG Tsukuru for the SNES. I played with it for a little, then the translation of Tsukuru II got done. THEN I saw the translation of RM95.


And from there I kept going until I got here.
 

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If the question is strictly about VX Ace, I found it because it's kinda my job to keep in touch with what Enterbrain releases, and I like the RM series anyway... :)
 

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