Learning Together

Lunarea

Artist
Global Mod
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
8,847
Reaction score
7,844





Summer is winding down and there's a hint of autumn in the air. Students and teachers alike are celebrating the beginning of a new year of learning, and we want to celebrate with them. After all, one of the things RPG Maker and our community are known for is that they offer us an opportunity to learn many different and wonderful things.


There are many ways to learn – reading, asking questions, practicing or listening. But one of the most fun ways to learn is to learn together. Whether you've got a list of community-recommended tutorials, a learning buddy that learns along with you or an entire captive audience, there are ways to get more involved and get more out of each question asked and answered.


Learning Together is a community-wide event centered around learning and teaching. We hope to inspire each of you to learn something new, share your knowledge and experience with others and have a chance to win some fun new goodies.


We're kicking things off with a store-wide sale.


  • All programs are 50% off (including RPG Maker MV!). It's a great time to pick up a new maker or treat yourself to one of the older programs.

  • All DLC is 30-60% off. This is your chance to pick up a pack or two that flew under the radar, or indulge in a pack you've been keeping an eye on.

Sale starts right now, and no need to enter a coupon code! Simply add the product to your cart, and you'll see a discount appear.


Please note that the discounts do not stack! Programs and DLC should be purchased separately to get the best discounts. There are 2 discount levels for DLC.  30% off DLC: Modern Day SFX, Futuristic Atmospheres 2, Creature SFX, Epic Strings Music Pack and Frontierworks: Futuristic Heroes & BGM MV. All other DLC is 60% off. Please use separate orders for 30% and 60% discounts.


Sale is valid until September 23rd, 12:00pm (noon) PST


Next, we will be giving away $50 shopping sprees to the RPG Maker Web store to 10 lucky individuals! And if that's not enough, our fantastic social media team will be looking at the entries to feature on our blog, social media pages (facebook, twitter, etc) as well as the main website.


Are you ready to jump in?


To participate:


  • Create a tutorial, a how-to video or a guide for RPG Maker fans. You can pick any theme you feel you're good at, as long as it's related to game development and it uses RPG Maker or other software you can find on our web store (ex. Manga Maker ComiPo!). Entries should be submitted here. Please be mindful of the approval rules in the tutorial section.

  • Spend a little time asking and/or answering questions in our support sections.

  • Take part in conversations and discussions in our discussion area.

  • Leave a tip or trick you've learned since you've started using RPG Maker (as a reply to this thread).



Deadline for entries: September 30th, 12:00pm (noon) PST


Note: Any content that is submitted by the deadline, but not approved will still count.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Little Paw

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
May 5, 2013
Messages
710
Reaction score
295
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
Sounds interesting! I'll try and take part if I can find the time to do it. Are there any requirements/limitations about length (short or long) for our tutorial? Also, does being entertaining/funny count, or just informative?


I'm curious though - can we, for example, make a comic using ComiPo! which is designed to teach about RPG Maker?
 

Leon Kennedy

Restaff Novice
Restaff
Joined
Aug 14, 2016
Messages
613
Reaction score
469
First Language
english
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Wow rewards for helping people out, posting tuts or just discussion in GD? Very generous :). Along with the entire sale.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Lunarea

Artist
Global Mod
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
8,847
Reaction score
7,844
Sounds interesting! I'll try and take part if I can find the time to do it. Are there any requirements/limitations about length (short or long) for our tutorial? Also, does being entertaining/funny count, or just informative?


I'm curious though - can we, for example, make a comic using ComiPo! which is designed to teach about RPG Maker?
The only thing to keep in mind is the tutorial forum rules - just to help out our volunteer moderators who are looking over the approval queues. :)


Entertainment is acceptable (might be a fun read for out staff, and nice to link to via social media), as is using a tool like ComiPo! to illustrate something in/about RPG Maker.
 

Funplayer

Self proclaimed sponge.
Veteran
Joined
Oct 9, 2013
Messages
120
Reaction score
34
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
Perfect time for me to buy the game and teach people how to code.
 

taarna23

Marshmallow Princess
Global Mod
Joined
Jul 20, 2012
Messages
2,349
Reaction score
4,631
First Language
English
Well, talk about good timing. And here I was just writing a tutorial because some folks frustrate me (along with themselves, often to the point of quitting entirely) and could use the guidance.
 
Joined
Nov 11, 2015
Messages
93
Reaction score
140
First Language
English
Making tutorials for people is a great way to show other people what you have learned and what you're learning. The end reward is also getting better at what your teaching. I recommend that you start making tutorials if you've ever thought about doing it in the past, now would be a great time to show everyone what you've been working on. I've been making RPG Maker MV tutorials since MV launched almost a year ago and I still have many things to learn despite the fact that I've been using RPG Maker since around 1996. I hope this event sparks people into making new tutorials so we can all learn from each other. I would even showcase your channel on my channel if you're starting a new youtube channel to get you some spotlight. Good luck friends. :)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Caitlin

\(=^o^=)/ Kitten shall rule the world!!!
Veteran
Joined
May 6, 2012
Messages
918
Reaction score
2,094
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
My best tip is to practice mapping, you start out not really how to compose a map and to learn, you have to do.  You can learn by looking at other people's maps, even looking at professional maps on google and just plan practicing.  As a matter of fact, it wouldn't hurt if you learned how to edit graphics, since you'll be doing that before you learn how to create your own.  It's about learning the process, and it just takes a little bit of time.  (^_^) I used to have trouble editing characters, couldn't do that on 2000/2003, but now, I am learning how to create my OWN graphics.  I am not at the level of say, Celianna, Avery or even, Pandamaru, yet, but it's not a race, so learn at your own pace.  (^_^) Yup, or else, I would be like (@.@) why can't I understand how to draw people, yet.
 

Xamusel

Villager
Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2012
Messages
21
Reaction score
0
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Okay, this looks like a very interesting competition to have. I'll take part in it, hopefully. I just need to make sure I can come up with a good tutorial topic.
 

KayZaman

Brother-Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Jun 26, 2016
Messages
767
Reaction score
1,746
First Language
English & Malay
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Got email and yeah, gonna teach something.
 

Dad3353

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Mar 9, 2016
Messages
421
Reaction score
108
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
...


We're kicking things off with a store-wide sale.


  • All programs are 50% off (including RPG Maker MV!). It's a great time to pick up a new maker or treat yourself to one of the older programs.

  • All DLC is 30-60% off. This is your chance to pick up a pack or two that flew under the radar, or indulge in a pack you've been keeping an eye on.

Sale starts right now, and no need to enter a coupon code! Simply add the product to your cart, and you'll see a discount appear...


Good evening, Lunarea...


This looks like the right time for me to add VX Ace to my RPG tools, but I can't see any access to this 'store' on this page. Any chance of adding links to the opening post to help old duffers such as myself..? Of course, it's highly likely that there's something immediately in front of me that I'm just not seeing; please accept my apologies in that case.


Why would I want Ace when I have MV..? Basically, so that I may use the Ace resources in full legal tranquillity; I've always avoided 'em till now, not being an Ace Owner.


Thanks in advance for pointing me in the right direction, if you'd be so kind; meanwhile...


Have a nice day


Douglas
 

Kes

Global Moderators
Global Mod
Joined
Aug 3, 2012
Messages
21,642
Reaction score
10,935
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMVXA
@Dad3353 Until Lunearea has time to read everything, the store is on the main webpage http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/  At the top of the screen click on 'Products' and take your pick.
 

VicWhite

Star rover
Veteran
Joined
Sep 22, 2014
Messages
261
Reaction score
186
First Language
Spanish
Primarily Uses
N/A
wow thats super good news!
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Funplayer

Self proclaimed sponge.
Veteran
Joined
Oct 9, 2013
Messages
120
Reaction score
34
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
So far I like what I see in the core code. It seems to have addressed many of the issues from the earlier maker's hidden core. The transparency is great.


I especially like the access to the window controls, and static key rebinding list.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Dad3353

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Mar 9, 2016
Messages
421
Reaction score
108
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
@ksjp17...





... and done..! Now, then, where's that Ace User's Manual..? Hmm... (rubs hands with glee, chortling quietly...)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

nakina

Dat boi
Veteran
Joined
Sep 17, 2016
Messages
37
Reaction score
20
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
A tip or trick I've picked up from using RPG Maker you say?  Well, it's really very basic but I did learn early on that erase event is not used to permanently erase events.  Instead, use either a self switch, global switch, or a variable and have an empty event page that triggers on the event you wish to disable.  Erase event can be useful however.  For


example, I like to have my enemies wander around visibly on the map.  If I wanted them to respawn when the player leaves and re-enters the map, I can simply use erase event to temporarily "kill" the enemy.  When the player returns, the enemies will appear again as if the player was never there.
 

Lunarea

Artist
Global Mod
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
8,847
Reaction score
7,844
This looks like the right time for me to add VX Ace to my RPG tools, but I can't see any access to this 'store' on this page. Any chance of adding links to the opening post to help old duffers such as myself..?
Thank you for the reminder! A direct link to the store has been added. :)
 

Little Paw

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
May 5, 2013
Messages
710
Reaction score
295
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
Another question - Can this tutorial deal with tips as a game designer in general, and not strictly as a "How to do (x) in RPG Maker"? For example, a tutorial on how to write a good villain for your RPG? (Not saying that I'll do that, but it's just an example).
 

VicWhite

Star rover
Veteran
Joined
Sep 22, 2014
Messages
261
Reaction score
186
First Language
Spanish
Primarily Uses
N/A
My personal trick: in the beginning, you will hear a voice inside your head that tells you it just found the greatest idea for a videogame. Just don't hear that voice and lock it very deep inside your head. Then try to create the simpler and shortest game you can imagine. Don't worry, it will get bigger and bigger, and even more complicated with each new session of rpgmaker. Maybe, in the end, that will be better than "the greatest idea for a videogame"
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Latest Threads

Latest Posts

Latest Profile Posts

Just finished making a character selector at the beginning of the game that allows the player to pick gender and skin tone. I couldn't be more pleased.
Stream will be live shortly with some Witcher 3! Feel free to drop by!
Helldivers is so much fun!
Suitemate: "Do you have detergent"
Me: "Ya, the spray kind"
Me: *realizes he said detergent, not deodorant*
Me: "Guess I'll die!"
If there's one thing I hate about myself, it's that I procrastinate. Ever since I started looking stuff up on how to properly balance and create armour, weapons and skills; I've let myself down in progress.

Forum statistics

Threads
94,612
Messages
922,332
Members
124,489
Latest member
phihhim
Top