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Hope this is a good location for this question, but I am currently running 1.0.1, which I didn't realize was so under-versioned. I admittedly had an old 'unofficial free trial-that-never-expired' already on my computer and have just been using that since my internet is terrible.

I am now wanting to support the developers by purchasing the software legitimately and am looking at the MV Bundle available on Steam :) It seems to be a good price for some additional assets, but am wanting opinions from the community. Is it worth it for this bundle or should I just get the main software separate and worry about more resources at a later date from other sources?

I am just starting out and learning the basic and core concepts of RMMV, so I'm thinking it's not necessary to have more assets now, especially since they might even be looked at as RTP-extensions, which seem to get a bad rap for being lazy. I do want to try my hand at creating my own assets at a later date, but figured it wouldn't hurt to have a bit more things to work with as I'm learning the ropes of the software, but I also know there are free resources available out there that I can use for that purpose; it just seems like a pretty good deal to spend a few more bucks than the standalone software to have a good amount of extra bits.
 
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I think you'll be the only person who can really answer if it's going to be a good deal or not. The bundle is a good deal if you're going to be using the default art style in any of your MV games. It'd be a bad deal if you want to avoid the default style or if you end up never getting to the point where you might use the resources. One of the nice things included is the Season Pass, which, among other things, has a ton of artwork for a child generator. If you use the default style portraits or sprites in any portion of your game this would be useful.

There are a lot of free assets, and I think it's a shame they aren't used more, but it has the problem that all free things do. You'll find a lot of low quality stuff, a lot of default style, a bunch of stuff that's it's own style but can't be used without the ability to mimic the style and make more, and a few rare things that are original style, good quality, and can be used on it's own if you plan your game around what assets you have. NOTHING is as expansive as the RTP, and without loads of money it's not going to be. Going with free resources is a potential way to go, especially if you are willing to learn how to expand them yourself.

The non-default styles possible from store packs are a bit hit and miss. They're all higher quality and have more stuff in general than the free stuff, but you will have to plan a game around what you have here too. That's just how it's going to go with found assets in general, the only way around this is to either have so many options that you can't think of anything else outside of it or to hire someone/make it yourself. That's an expensive way to go, either with time or money.

Hmm. Have you ever tried to make tilesets before? If not, definitely expect to buy some artwork. Replacing all the artwork is way, way more work than people think it is. If you've never done anything like it before you will burn out before you finish a game. There are some rare folks who can do games all by themselves but I guarantee that their first success was not their first experience with game creation.
 

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I think you'll be the only person who can really answer if it's going to be a good deal or not.
Absolutely, I'm leaning towards just getting it as it's not that much more than just getting the standalone and I feel it will help having more resources while learning and starting out to be more enthused about continuing to develop future projects even if I end up not using the extras I get now in them.
 

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Did you guys fix the virus issue with the download link or file for RPG Maker MV 1.5.1 here in this topic? Has anybody else got a virus from downloading and installing RPG Maker MV 1.5.1 through the thread download link?
 

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Did you guys fix the virus issue with the download link or file for RPG Maker MV 1.5.1 here in this topic? Has anybody else got a virus from downloading and installing RPG Maker MV 1.5.1 through the thread download link?
No, because that file was never infected at all (and as such not reported by most AVs)
It's called a false positive and is due to the heuristic search functions of AV programs, and usually solved by the next AV-update, when they update their heuristic patterns.
 

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No, because that file was never infected at all (and as such not reported by most AVs)
It's called a false positive and is due to the heuristic search functions of AV programs, and usually solved by the next AV-update, when they update their heuristic patterns.

I do not fully understand what you mean by a false positive, heuristic search functions, AV programs, AV update, or heuristic patterns but thank you for your response! I do now understand that the file was never infected with a virus.
 

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I do not fully understand what you mean by a false positive, heuristic search functions, AV programs, AV update, or heuristic patterns but thank you for your response! I do now understand that the file was never infected with a virus.
AV is short for "anti virus".

For the computer, everything is numbers - programs, pictures, music, data, everything.
AntiVirus programs search for viruses by searching for certain sequences of numbers that would initiate a virus if executed as programs. However the same numbers could stand for certain pixelsequences in pictures or for strange sounds in music or so on.
If an AntiVirus finds a number sequence that triggers it to believe in a virus but that is part of data and never executed, that is a false positive - a false detection of something that is no virus as a virus.
 

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AV is short for "anti virus".

For the computer, everything is numbers - programs, pictures, music, data, everything.
AntiVirus programs search for viruses by searching for certain sequences of numbers that would initiate a virus if executed as programs. However the same numbers could stand for certain pixelsequences in pictures or for strange sounds in music or so on.
If an AntiVirus finds a number sequence that triggers it to believe in a virus but that is part of data and never executed, that is a false positive - a false detection of something that is no virus as a virus.

Thanks for the info! It is good to know that 1.5.1 does not have a virus.
 

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Whenever I update my game it says I have to add community_basic but as soon as I add community_basic all of my plugins are gone, everything disappears when I add this community stuff.
I tried fixing it like 6 times but it still doesn´t work. My backup works fine and without any problems but why does community_basic.js delete all of my other plugins?
I now started replacing the new plugins one by one to see if this errors stops ocurring and at first I only changed the libs folder but suddenly this happened (I don't know why but I can't include a picture)

TypeError
"Cannot read property 'tileAnim' of undefined"

And I have no idey what the problem is or how to fix it.
I am still working with version 1.3.3 because I wasn't able to update to the other versions.

Could somebody please help me;_;
 

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These updates are just preventing me from progressing, I can't even play test on updated and previous versions and I virtually changed nothing since. Play test does nothing but load up a blank screen with the cursor occasionally doing a loading animation- I can't even boot up the console to see what's going on.

It has even corrupted a tileset I worked on for ages somehow, what on earth is going on with this thing...

Also picking up a wierd error where the program is failing to run SRD Full screen toggle js even if it's installed or not, including if it's not even present in the Js Folder.
Is this version giving anyone else wierd behavior with plugins?
 
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There's no way the corrupted tileset is the update, the only files effected are the ones you alter yourself to do the update. That sounds like a virus or hard drive failure. Also, it's very common for a company in the middle of development to not update until they're finished. Unless the update does something specific that you need you might want to hold off.
 
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