OldIrishMN

Villager
Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2015
Messages
5
Reaction score
8
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
Hello, everyone--

I'm a first-time poster and a relatively new user of VX Ace (I've owned a copy for a few weeks now). I've pondered game-making for years now, and even taught myself rudiments of Python for that purpose, but I've come to the conclusion that acceptable programming skills are just not going to be achievable for me. Something like RPGMaker, on the other hand...

I've already completed my first learning project, a bite-sized game with about 3-7 hours of play time, and assuming it's approved at some point it should have a forum entry here (I've submitted it, but have yet to hear back).

I grew up loving Square games on the NES/SNES... starting with Final Fantasy, then moving on to Final Fantasy IV (or II, as we knew it) and VI (or III), and then Chrono Trigger... I was also really fond of Shadowrun (on both the SNES and Genesis), Secret of Mana, Lufia's Quest, Drakkhen, and so forth. Via emulators, I eventually played all the old SSI Gold Box games I'd missed as a child... as an adult I'm heavily addicted to Bethesda-style games (the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series).

Looking forward to becoming less of a newb,

OldIrishMN
 

Cadh20000

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
1,828
Reaction score
446
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
Welcome to the group! ^_^

I understand what you mean. Programming is fun, but it is NOT easy unless you have had a LOT of practice!
Personally I have rudimentary skills in Basic, BASH, and intermediate skills in HTML, and CSS. That means I can't do any scripting in RPGMaker though since it uses a variant of Ruby.
 

OldIrishMN

Villager
Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2015
Messages
5
Reaction score
8
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
Yeah... I did BASIC programming in middle school (on the Apple II, back when dinosaurs walked the earth), some LPMud coding around the turn of the century, a lot of HTML, and a lot of database construction with Filemaker... so I have a pretty solid grasp of sifting through tables, databases, etc. What I still lack is that basic foundational understanding of computing and programming theory that all my friends in IT got when they were around 19. Heh. (Cries into beer...)

The silver lining is that I'm old enough these days to recognize that mastery of all human skill sets is not a practical goal in life, and that's it's okay to ask for help and to hire people with actual qualifications to do in a few hours what might take me weeks. I'm confident that a few more months and a few more short practice games will go a long way toward clearing up some of my ignorance. :)
 

Sato1999

Yangfly Master(Previously)
Veteran
Joined
Sep 9, 2014
Messages
341
Reaction score
85
First Language
Portuguese
Primarily Uses
RMVXA
Hallo, Welcome to RMWebForums!

Make some friends and get fun!

(And YES,I know it's Writen: Hello,not Hallo)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Chester

Meow Kitten
Veteran
Joined
Nov 5, 2014
Messages
688
Reaction score
295
First Language
Cat Tongue
Primarily Uses
N/A
Hello meow meow I hope you have fun here!!
 

Latest Threads

Latest Profile Posts

Honestly, I cannot stop thinking about the whole elves vs anthros argument I had a while ago, because apparently I'm supposed to prefer what are usually elitist superhumans who "care about nature" but never actually do anything for it and live where nature is effectively stealing from nature over colorful, diverse and aesthetically entertaining animal designs because most people don't write well or care about looks.
7DcJlIG.png


Made a lot of progress on the tileset for the more sumptuous interior areas for the priory
I keep thinking up of new changes or improvements... Edit: Forgot to add the image Gimpwork.JPG

Forum statistics

Threads
117,301
Messages
1,106,328
Members
153,493
Latest member
1234ddfg
Top