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RPG Maker acronyms
« on: January 08, 2008, 04:45:16 AM »
Here's a list of commonly used acronyms to describe various elements related to RPG Maker.
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ABS - Action Battle System
A battle system from games like "The Legend of Zelda", "Secret of Mana", etc.
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AMS - Advanced Message System
Message display system with many advanced options.
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ATB - Active Time Battle
A battle system from games like "Final Fantasy 4 - 9", etc.
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ATS - Advanced Timeflow System
A system that handles calendar, daytime and nighttime.
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BABS - Blizzard Action Battle System
Same as Blizz-ABS.
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Blizz-ABS - Blizzard Action Battle System
An action battle system made by Blizzard, currently exceeding every other ABS in configuration easieness, AI, non-lag and number of supported additional mini-features.
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CA - Creation Asylum (www.creation-asylum.net)
A support forum for RPG Maker.
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CBS - Custom Battle System
A term to describe any battle system other than the default.
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CDS - Chaos Drive System
A system that allows character transformations. Now part of CLRS.
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CMS - Custom Menu System
A term to describe any menu system other than the default
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CP - Chaos Project (www.chaos-project.com)
The name of the game and the forum made by Blizzard.
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CRLS - Chaos Rage Limit System
Chaos Drive System, Soul Rage System and Soul Limit System in one script.
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DBS - Default Battle System
The default battle system from RMXP
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DMS - Default Menu System
The default menu system from RMXP
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DNS - Day & Night System
A system that handles the day and night cycle.
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EXP - Experience Points
A value to describe how strong the character has become.
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HP - Hit Points
A value to describe how much energy the character has.
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MACL - Method and Class Library
A collection of more or less useful methods and classes.
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MCL - Method and Class Library
Same as MACL.
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MP - Magic Points (or Mana Points)
A value to describe how many points to spend on magic the character has left.
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PK v1.0 - Postality Knights (also called Dyna or Dynaemu)
The first illegal english translation of the Japanese version of RMXP. It's rather rare and hard to obtain.
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PKE v2.0 - Postality Knights Enhanced v2.0
The PK v2.0; an illegal english translation of the Japanese version of RMXP.
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RM2k - RPG Maker 2000
An older version of RPG Maker.
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RM2k3 - RPG Maker 2003
An older version of RPG Maker.
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RMRK - RPG Maker Resource Kit (www.rmrk.net)
A support forum for RPG Maker.
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RMVX - RPG Maker VX
The currently newest version of RPG Maker for the PC.
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RMXP - RPG Maker XP
The most recent version of RPG Maker for the PC.
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rmxp.org - RMXP.org (www.rmxp.org)
A support forum for RPG Maker.
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RPGXP - RPG Maker XP
Same as RMXP.
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RTAB - Real Time Active Battle
Same as ATB.
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RTP - Run Time Package
A package of standard graphics and music.
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SBS - Strategical Battle System
A turn-based battle system where players and enemies move around a battle map and execute actions. This system concludes tactical and strategical planning and sometimes battles take a lot of time to be fought. Similar systems can be found in commercial games like "Ogre Battle".
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SDK v1.x - Standard Development Kit v1.x
A rewrite of the default RXMP to improve performance and compatibility. Performance was not improved and the SDK has only caused more incompatibility issues so far by separating SDK and non-SDK scripts.
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SDK v2.x - Standard Development Kit v2.x
A new version of the SDK with more rewrites. Performance was decreased to improve compatibility. But SDK v2.0 is now even more incompatible with non-SDK scripts.
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SLS - Soul Limit System
An Overdrive/Limit Break System based on the Soul Rage System. Now part of CRLS.
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SP - Skill Points (or Spell Points)
Same as MP.
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SRS - Soul Rage System
A system that mimics Ikari skills from "Lufia 2" for the SNES with enhanced possibilities. Now part of CRLS.
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SSS - Skill Separation System
A system that can separate skills into "Black Magic", "White Magic", "Technics", etc.
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SVB(S) - Side View Battle (System)
A battle system that shows the battle from the side. This system does not affect the type of battle (ATB, RTAB, etc.)
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TBS - Tactical Battle System
A turn-based battle system where players and enemies move on a square tilemap and execute actions. This system concludes tactical and strategical planning and usually one battle takes a lot of time to be fought. Similar systems can be found in commercial games like "Final Fantasy Tactics".
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TOA - Tons of Add-ons
The largest collection of little script snipplets with high compatibility.
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UMS - Universal Message System
Same as AMS.
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 07:26:48 AM »
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CP - Chaos Project (chaosproject.co.nr)
The name of the game and the forum made by Blizzard.

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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 07:30:00 AM »
Originally Posted by Blizzard:
SVB(S) - Side View Battle (System)
A battle system that shows the battle from the side. This system does not affect the type of battle (ATB, RTAB, etc.)

TBS - Tactical Battle System
A battle system that shows the battle from the side. This system does not affect the type of battle (ATB, RTAB, etc.)

Shouldn't you define these 2 better, they are diff.
 - Isn't the TBS a system like the ones used in FF Tactics Advance, and the original
   FF Tactics for PS One??

P.S. I think it would be the shit, if someone could make a really good TBS, I haven't seen on around that was like the kind I wanted...

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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 02:59:18 PM »
Whoops! My bad! *fixes*
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 03:26:01 PM »
Haha...  ;D

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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 03:47:37 AM »
A minor question, since you have something related to your achievements, in other words, Chaos-Project being CP, and the Soul-Rage System, the SRS, if I can recall correctly you made that. So why don't you have an acronym for Blizz-ABS, which is BABS right? Or else that's what I dub it...

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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 11:13:44 AM »
I like to avoid the term BABS, but I will add it.
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008, 06:01:41 PM »
CMS can also mean Custom Message System.
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008, 06:16:39 PM »
True, but it is rarely used. That's why I left it out; not to promote further use. xD
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009, 01:36:31 PM »
CCS
Custom component system


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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 01:44:14 PM »
First time I hear about it. Isn't it the same as "Custom System"? -_-
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2009, 12:40:58 AM »
They used it a few times to describe a completely new system for something. I think they used it at Creation Asylum and such...but it never really got massively publicized.  :wacko:

It should be the same as Custom System, yeah.

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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 04:41:30 PM »
And Custom System is a general term for a script or an event system which nobody uses. xD
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 11:36:11 PM »
I just read through them all...
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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009, 11:23:03 AM »
I think this acronym listing will clear some things up. Meaning that, somebody has heard the term 'CBS' but doesen´t know what it means. I found some new things in there too, and it helped me, so thanks for posting this.

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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2011, 05:14:21 PM »
HUD - Head Up Display
GUI - Graphical User Interface
RGSS(2) - Ruby Game Scripting System, the native programming language of RMXP (VX)
RTS - Real Time Strategy

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Re: RPG Maker acronyms
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