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I've been searching for the past few days for a simple plugin (since I don't believe it can be done natively) that lets me display text/variables on screen at all times during a game.

Nothing fancy and not a picture, just something basic like one or two lines that displayed "Lives: x" or "Score: x" where x is a variable.

I know there are things like Orange HUD but that seems like total overkill for what I need!

If changing the font/size/colour was possible and/or adding an optional small icon/png (or not) would be an added bonus, but is *far* from essential. Same with allowing 1-3 text lines with different variables, but a single line with only one variable is the main thing I need for my current project.

I did find two scripts on here that seemed like they could serve my purpose (https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/inde...lugin-to-display-a-variable-in-a-window.87353 and https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/inde...ay-a-variable-for-floor-basement-number.56178) but both lead to broken links. :(

There is also a script for VX Ace called "Simple Variable HUD" that seemed very close to what I want, but I need this for MV.
 

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ever hear of SRD's Hud Maker? that could EASILY accomplish what you're looking to do
 

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ever hear of SRD's Hud Maker? that could EASILY accomplish what you're looking to do
I took a good look at that one and it seemed to me it was designed more for images and gauges. Like Orange HUD, it seemed like overkill for needing a single line with one or two variables.

That said, I'm currently experimenting with Orange HUD and it does what I want almost perfectly. I am happy using that but I don't know how nicely it plays with other plugins considering it seems designed for much more complex uses than mine.
 
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I took a good look at that one and it seemed to me it was designed more for images and gauges. Like Orange HUD, it seemed like overkill for needing a single line with one or two variables.

That said, I'm currently experimenting with Orange HUD and it does what I want almost perfectly. I am happy using that but I don't know how nicely it plays with other plugins considering it seems designed for much more complex uses than mine.
You can use SRD Hud Maker for anything. I use it to display numerous variables overtop an image, the collective of which functions as a Clock display.
 

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This plugin displays the specified string as a picture.
It is in Japanese, but it is easy to use, so I think it is worth a try.

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Thanks!

I think I will end up using Orange HUD eventually, as it will also let me do things that I am currently using other plugins for (i.e. clicking pictures, which I currently use a Yanfly plugin for). It may mean substantial rewriting of some events but I think reducing the amount of plugins needed would be worth it.

That said, if anyone has a working copy of the plugin Anymebryan linked to above, I'd love to try it and think it would be very worthwhile making it available to others needing it since the original link is dead.
 

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I've attached the Variable Display Plugin in a post on that page so anyone can download it now.
 

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I've attached the Variable Display Plugin in a post on that page so anyone can download it now.
Thanks for that! I hated to think it would be lost forever for others to benefit from.
 

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