Sample Map Fix for RPG Maker VX Ace Lite

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RPG Maker VX Ace Lite Tutorial: Sample Map Fix
 
 
RPG Maker VX Ace Lite is a fantastic way to leap into game making and begin a game before making a purchase, but it does have a small quirk or two.

One of the quirks is that the Sample maps which are included refer to files which are not available in the Lite version, resulting in the "Unable to find file" error. The error only comes up when enemies are encountered on the map. In this example I am using the "Demon Castle" sample map. The error looks like this:



The reason for this problem is the two-part battleback system and the association of a battleback with the sample map. Here is the heart of the matter. On your map outline (on the left side of your screen) right-click on your map name to open the menu and select Map Properties. In the window that opens, you see under Specify Battleback that the selection is "DemonCastle & Demon..." Sadly, the second selection is for the DemonCastle2 file which you will NOT see listed as an option below. So when you try to start a battle - OOPS! You get the error.



Since Lite users generally do not own Ace, importing the DemonCastle2 file is not an available option. An option which has been suggested in the past (and works) is to make an dummy file with the same name and stick it in the database. However, the best solution might be to simply edit the Battleback2 option to None or another selection of the user's choice, as follows. Click on the three dots after the box under Specify BattleBack and choose NONE for the second column.



Now you are all fixed up.

I suggest you do this immediately for any sample map you use.
 
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I was having this trouble with the lite. I was missing some graphics. Did a copy of a graphic and renamed it. It worked. Then I found out about the RTP file download as I am on the verge of getting the full ace version. The RTP has all the files in it (I think). 
 

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I am not familiar with the RTP download files for Ace, but I assume they are like the ones for VX, and are complete. However for Lite only users the other graphics are not available.


FWIW, this same problem comes up in battles. The troops have default settings that sometimes include backdrops that are not in the LITE version.


The solution is the same.


You can edit the database, or alternatively, you can pick another database file, and copy and rename it to the name of the requested file. (as you mention you did, Uber72.)


Make a great game! =]
 
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