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Chat / Locked!
December 29, 2015, 09:21:34 pm
One of my topics was just locked. I received an email letting me know and so I checked it out. I just wanna say thank you guys for the nostalgic good feels!  :haha:
General Discussion / Motivation
January 24, 2014, 08:29:52 pm
What helps you stay motivated when working on your game?
So basically I'm finally gonna do it and make a game to completion. Hahaha!

Sorry, I like to start with a joke.

But anyways, I am working on a project again and we'll see how far I take it. I need input at the moment.

No-7: ShowHide

Mode-7: ShowHide

We all know what the default RTP looks like. Great.

My question is: Should I use mode-7 (INSTEAD of custom resolution, which I learned to my dismay is not compatible)?

And if so, what settings have you had good results with? I'm currently at 25 degrees tilt and 15 degrees rotation. More/Less/None? Go!
RPG Maker Scripts / Dynamic Lighting
January 19, 2014, 03:25:46 pm
So I was looking at the script on this page and I think it will be handy for the firefly event that I've made.

Here is my problem, since they are always called by switches or self-switches (Day/Night cycle using CCTS), they don't light up.

Take the switches off and it reads that page first calling the lighiting.

Here is an excerpt from that page:

"I still need to:

(1) Make it so only the light's that are visible update
(2) Make it so you can create the player as a light source
(3) Make it so if you set the light source on a separate page (as in called by a switch or something) will activate the light. (thank you to kevin.ds for pointing this issue out)"

So yeah number 3 is the only issue I can't work with. I read that F0 helped him and I was curious if any of you know whether or not something like this can be done.
Resource Database / Custom Icons
January 17, 2014, 10:46:45 pm
Hey people,

I'm not sure if you guys already have something like this but instead of searching around I figured I'd just make my own.


Empty Bottle - Icon: ShowHide

Mega Potion: ShowHide

Free use.
Hi guys.

I'm having some trouble importing a picture into my game in RMXP.

This is the picture.

Spoiler: ShowHide

When I try to import it I select the file, and it goes back to the material database page without asking me about transparent colors or anything.

If anyone has a solution I would be grateful.

The file is a .JPG
General Discussion / Neko RMXP Player for Android
January 13, 2014, 06:08:57 pm
So as you may or may not know there is an app out there which will play RPG Maker XP games on your phone.

I have been testing out serveral games and, while there are still some bugs as the app is still in dev, it works pretty well.

I am curious if any of you have used this, what your experiences with it were, and any information you can offer.


The following scripts have been tested and have at least partial functionality. They are, in no particular order:

List of Working Scripts!

- Blizz-ABS 2.85 Package + Blizz-ABS Config 2.84 (Partial: Touch input needed)

- Tons of Add-ons 1-3 (At least partial)

- Nortos Title Skip

- Advanced Weather


- Universal Message System

- Enemy Detection System

- Skill Shop

- Advanced Time and Environment System (ATES)

- Bestiary

- Map BGM in Battle

- Chaos Project Save Layout

- Custom Title Screen

- I have found a script which does lagless touch input and pathfinding, but did not have any luck getting it to work myself.

- RMXP Standard Development Kit (SDK)


What these all have in common, is that they do not rely on win API calls I believe.

I actually have no idea. But maybe someone sees a pattern in these scripts?
Video Games / TWEWY
December 25, 2012, 10:59:12 pm
I can haz The World Ends With You!!!

It's so good!

Anyone else played it?
Resource Requests / Blue Trees
August 24, 2012, 04:52:14 am
This is a request for any pixel artists out there looking for a simple exercise.

I want blue trees.

The same trees in the standard RTP, but blue. Not just any shade of blue. Sky blue.
Entertainment / Muse
September 19, 2011, 02:56:38 pm
I'm a pretty big fan of Muse, and I always thought they certain songs of theirs sounded kind of Queen-esque.

I'm also a pretty big Queen fan.

Then they released their fifth album title The Resistance and I haven't had a chance to buy it yet, but while looking for previews of some of the tracks I found this little gem.

And I'm just not sure what all the fuss is about. Queen was a great band, and so is Muse.

What are your thoughts?
Video Games / Brawl Codes!
September 19, 2011, 03:10:00 am
Post your Super Smash Bros. Brawl Code here!
Remember both players need to add each other!

AliveDrive: 5113-7743-9365
Tuggernuts: 1678-6381-6068
SBR*: 3007-9604-4875
KK20: 2492-3789-8712
MarkHest: 1463-9664-7734
winkio: 2062-8885-9676
Event System Requests / Now Taking Event Requests!
September 10, 2011, 12:55:33 am
The last topic for eventing requests seemed outdated.

I will be taking on simple requests (no scripting) for event systems for RMXP as I do not work with RMVX.

My general method involves brainstorming with vague ideas and then seeing what is actually possible.

SO! I would ask that you present your requests as concisely as possible. I will make up a rough draft of your idea and post them back in a timely manner.

Before posting, I would ask that you please make use of the search function to check that someone has not already done the work.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing your ideas!

Is this what you had in mind Ryex?
Entertainment / Bring out the Badasses!
September 02, 2011, 03:23:36 am

If you're like me (sane and rational) then you will enjoy this track! ^.^
Welcome! / Kenny Dies
July 13, 2011, 03:53:51 pm
Hello fellow Chaotic Persons.

I have recently cancelled my internet due to multiple copyright infringements accrued on my account by my roommate. I will probably laugh about that later. But for now, as you may have noticed I don't have a nearby internet source.

I DO plan on returning at some point in the future, but at this time it is undetermined when.

Actually this is probably for the best because I need to focus on my training right now and without the wonderful distractions of cable, internet, or phone, I now have several hours of my day back. It's ok though, I haven't had a facebook in months. I do plan on getting Google+ when it comes out though, and when I have net.

In about 2 weeks I will be turning drunk. I mean 21. Same thing. ^^

So without further delay, I bid you all adieu, farewell, goodbye, good luck!
Chat / Big Business
June 02, 2011, 12:01:01 pm
Since we all seem to agree that this is an interesting topic (points to shoutbox), why don't we formalize it a little bit.

Blizzard obviously has experience running a business (gaming & sex), but I'm curious if anyone else out there has goals, is planning, or has there own business?
Entertainment / Infinite Tower RPG
March 31, 2011, 06:07:13 am
Entertainment / Codename: Duchess
March 29, 2011, 11:08:08 pm
Only 3 more days until Stir fry-day.
RMXP Script Database / [XP] Gameover Options Menu
March 28, 2011, 10:29:21 pm
Gameover Options Menu
Authors: AliveDrive
Version: 1.1
Type: Gameover Mod
Key Term: Title / Save / Load / GameOver Add-on


This was made for Song of Destruction.


  • Class up your Game-Over screen!

  • Revive (costs half of held gold)

  • Continue

  • or Return to Title


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# ** Scene_Gameover Menu
#   Made by AliveDrive
#   With help from winkio and Game_Guy
#  This class performs game over screen processing.


class Scene_Gameover
 # * Main Processing
 def main
   # Make game over graphic
   @sprite =
   @sprite.bitmap = RPG::Cache.gameover($data_system.gameover_name)
   @help_window =
   @help_window.set_text("You will lose " + ($ / 2).to_s + " gold if you click Revive.")
   # Stop playing SE, ME, BGS, and BGM
   # Play game over ME
   # Make command window
   s0 = "Revive"
   s1 = "Continue"
   s2 = "Return to Title"
   @command_window =, [s0, s1, s2])
   @command_window.back_opacity = 160
   @command_window.x = 320 - @command_window.width / 2
   @command_window.y = 320
   # Continue enabled determinant
   # Check if at least one save file exists
   # If enabled, make @continue_enabled true; if disabled, make it false
   @continue_enabled = false
   for i in 0..3
     if FileTest.exist?("Save#{i+1}.rxdata")
       @continue_enabled = true
   # If continue is enabled, move cursor to "Continue"
   # If disabled, display "Continue" text in gray
   if @continue_enabled
     @command_window.index = 1
   # Execute transition
   # Main loop
   loop do
     # Update game screen
     # Update input information
     # Frame update
     # Abort loop if screen is changed
     if $scene != self
   # Prepare for transition
   # Dispose of help window
   # Dispose of command window
   # Dispose of gameover graphic
 # * Frame Update
 def update
   # Update command window
   # If C button was pressed
   if Input.trigger?(Input::C)
     # Branch by command window cursor position
     case @command_window.index
     when 0  # Revive
     when 1  # Continue
     when 2  # Return to Title
       $scene =
 # * Command: Continue
 def command_continue
   # If continue is disabled
   unless @continue_enabled
     # Play buzzer SE
   # Play decision SE
   # Switch to load screen
   $scene =
 # * Command: Revive
 def command_revive
   $game_temp.gameover = false
   $game_party.gain_gold($ / -2)
   $game_party.actors.each {|a| a.recover_all}
   $game_temp.player_transferring = true
   $scene =
   # If battle test
   if $BTEST
     $scene = nil


Replaces Scene_Gameover.


Will most probably not work with other scripts that override Scene_Gameover.

Credits and Thanks

  • AliveDrive

  • winkio

  • Game_Guy

Author's Notes

My first script...sort of.

Comments/Feedback appreciated.

As always if you find a bug, you know the drill.
General Discussion / Who made this?
March 28, 2011, 01:32:43 am
I stumbled upon this windowskin a long time ago and to this day it is still my favorite.

I'd like to know if it belongs to anyone here because I use it ALL the time.

Was it Ryex? I know he made the Asan'tear Battle System. So that would be my first guess.

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Entertainment / Music
March 25, 2011, 12:35:44 pm

just released a new album a couple days ago.

I don't think it's as good as the last one, but it's not bad.
Mapping & Eventing / Grassland Zone Mapping
March 24, 2011, 03:40:06 pm

So I thought that since we are using a world map to select areas anyways, that I would simply force the player to go to the CZ. That way, once they beat the CZ the can return to the world map and once they have discovered the mountains they can just select those.

If this isn't how we want it, I can change it.

There is 1 hidden treasure box in every OUTDOOR map. 5 in total. See if you can find them all :)

As always, comments/feedback appreciated.

If you find a bug, you know the drill.
Entertainment / This is Silicon Dioxide.
March 05, 2011, 06:05:17 pm
Story & Themes / Themes
March 03, 2011, 03:44:57 pm
So story, I don't wanna set it in stone for a few days until everyone's had a chance to talk, but I think steampunk should definitely be the "theme" of our game. So let's add that to the ballot.
Event System Database / Upgrade! The Game
February 28, 2011, 08:55:17 pm
Version: 4.0
Type:Upgrade Game


Keep training and upgrading your gear until you can beat the boss!

Two P's:

Hello players, welcome. What started out as a simple upgrade event system, has become so much more. Start with a low rank weapon and slowly work your way up, you'll feel like a man in no time. Surprise! You're in a coffee shop, where the hooded cloak guy known only in the database as "Mysterious Man" is plotting AND scheming. If you can't stop the mysterious man then surely doom awaits us all, except for me because the mysterious man's one weakness is my non-feminine smell. What kind of things is he up to you ask? BAD THINGS I assure you, look an evented title screen, 8 way movement and a piano. Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-POWAH!


Name: AliveDrive

Age: 20

Occupation: Hero

Name: Mysterious Man

Age: Unknown

Occupation: Dark Wizard

This is a mini-game, and as such, character development will be non-existent.


  • Influenced directly by Monster Hunter.
  • Upgrading is cheaper than buying the same weapon new.
  • Upgraded weapons are more powerful.
  • Some Weapons include multiple lines.*
  • Evented Title System
  • Multiple Difficulties
  • 8-way movement
  • Armor Upgrades
  • Hotcakes (NEW!)
  • Balanced database (NEW!)
  • Improved Title Screen (NEW!)
  • Challenge Mode includes a savepoint with a custom icon. (NEW!)


Spiffy Evented Title
Truly full of spiff: ShowHide

The "only" map in the game
Technically not...: ShowHide

This man upgrades your equipment.
The man your game could smell like: ShowHide

Everything you need to win the game.
I made that icon myself you know.: ShowHide





Download and start smelling like a man.

Credits and Thanks

  • AliveDrive
  • Nortos for the Title Screen Skip script

Author's Notes

(Almost) Completely scriptless, ergo fully compatible with anything.

Gave you the right starting weapon, this time it's a fair fight! -.-

Upgrades cost money so keep on fighting!

Fixed the bug where you could access the menu for the first two seconds of the game.

Filesize mostly due to the classy mp3's I used.

The title system could be used as a simple template for making an interactive title customized to your game.

*Only one example weapon is included. I may update this but making your own weapons is encouraged.

Comments always appreciated.

Pretty sure there are no bugs, but if you find one, you know the drill...
Script Requests / "Key Item" menu
February 26, 2011, 12:59:11 am
I'm looking for a simple key item type menu.

In my game "Cutscenes!", the player learns various tips and tricks about how to make those events really shine. But I'd like them to be about to recall that information at anytime. The easiest thing I can think of would be to have a key item menu, and then just make a "book" or "note" item which, when selected, refreshes them all about that thing they learned way back at the beginning. I'd like these "notes" to be seperate from regular items however, for convenience sake. I kinda want to make my own but since I know nothing whatsoever about coding, even a rough template to get me on the right track would be appreciated. Thanks guys.  :)
Event System Database / Stealth Event System
February 25, 2011, 10:02:47 am
Stealth Event System
Version: 1.0
Type: Gameplay


This is a stealth event system. It is stealth not in the sense that you have to crawl, but instead must stay out of enemies "view". This is the first working version and I need some feedback to improve it. Tell me anything you'd like to see implemented and I'll do my best.


  • Enemies can "see" 5 tiles in the direction they are looking.
  • If they see you, they will begin chasing you.
  • If they catch you, they will engage you in battle.
  • Enemies are not in very good shape and will give up chasing you 100 frames after you leave their range.


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I made this for you! Completely scriptless!
Using 0 lines of code, 1 common event, 4 switches, 6 variables, and a partridge in a pear tree!
Everything is unencrypted so feel to peek inside the database at how it was done.
I'd appreciate if anyone with the know how took a look inside and maybe shared their thoughts on how to improve this.
Notes: I'm aware that it's a bit buggy. For instance, the enemy has tunnel vision... :/ I'm not sure how to improve on this. Also, running into the enemy against all logic will not engage battle. You must do everything on his (and the engine's) terms. Like my ex. ^.^

Credits and Thanks

  • Alivedrive

Author's Notes

Event Systems / Cooking/Combination Event System
February 24, 2011, 11:21:22 am
Cooking/Combination Event System v0.01
Version: 0.01
Type: Event System


Though nowhere near completion, and hardly practical, presenting to you the Cooking/Combining Event System!


  • Cooking consists of taking 1 raw ingredient and modifying it into an item usable on the field and in battle.
  • Combining consists of taking 2 or more ingredients and modifying it into an item for use on the field and in battle.
  • Primary difference being: Cooking requires you to be at a stove/fire/use logic people it's cooking.
  • Combining can be done anywhere, anytime.


It's done with events, and is graphically pretty boring... sorry 'bout that. :/



Instructions are included with demo.
I know you might not want to download to try it out so I'll just explain it here. I wanted a system like this in my game but couldn't really find anything to my specifications so I crafted one (albeit shoddy) system. The main downfall is that EACH and EVERY item has to be individually added which is why I only included a handful in the demo. I have plans to add around a hundred items over time. Each item has different effects and almost all benefit you or your party in some way. In its most basic form, its free/weak potions. On the combining bit, it will be more limited. For instance, I have included only two combines in the demo: bombs, and ecto plasm. Bombs are used for blowing strategic holes in walls, and ecto plasm is used for making bank.

Credits and Thanks

  • Alivedrive

Author's Notes

I'll probably update this once I have a more impressive amount of items added to the database...manually -.-
I feel like this has some degree of potential, but i haven't slept in a day or two from playing littlebigplanet and this, so suggestions, comments appreciated. Thanks.
Event Systems / Smelting Event System
May 29, 2010, 01:32:39 am
Smelting Event System
Version: 2.0
Type: Mini-Game


This is a smelting event system.


  • Make gear from obtained ores.
  • Hammer has chance to break.
  • More rare ores make different (better) weapons and armor.
  • Amnesia!

None, but the demo is simple enough.



Included in demo.

Credits and Thanks

  • RatatatOG
  • Blizzard and winkio. (Blizz-ABS is used, but not for this event.)

Author's Notes

This is a smelting event system inside of a demo. It is unencrypted and may be used freely.

If you look at the common events, you can see how I achieved the smelting system.

I also used a random number to decide whether or not the hammer will break upon use.

I set the percentages to just above annoying, but just below frustrating. :D

*The maps are mine* They're in my game so don't go copying them, that's just foolish..   :haha:

Please download and let me know what you think! Thanks.
Event Systems / Event System Collection
May 27, 2010, 01:58:32 am
Event System Collection
Version: 2.0
Type: Mini-Game


This is an event system collection for use with RMXP.


  • Ores have a fixed percentage to obtain.
  • Pickaxe has chance to break.
  • Different pickaxes have different % Mine Rates.
  • Certain ores can only be mined by certain pickaxes.
  • Make gear from obtained ores by smelting.
  • Hammer has chance to break.
  • More rare ores make different (better) weapons and armor.
  • Fishing has different catch rates.
  • Fishing Bait guarantees a bite.
  • Different poles yield different results.
  • Save Point also functions as Warp Point.
  • Chillax Tunes!
  • Mystery Celebrity Guest-Star!
  • More Amnesia!

None, but the demo is simple enough.




Included in demo.

Credits and Thanks

  • RatatatOG (Alivedrive)
  • Blizzard and winkio. (Blizz-ABS is used, but not for this event.)

Author's Notes

This is an event system collection inside of a demo. It is unencrypted and may be used freely. I own it.

If you look at the common events, you can see how I accomplish what I did.

Some ores are more rare than others, and have a low percentage to mine.

I also used a random number to decide whether or not the pickaxe and hammer will break upon use.

I set the percentages to just above annoying, but just below frustrating. :D

*The maps are mine* They're in my game so don't go copying them, that's just foolish..   :haha:

Please download and let me know what you think! Thanks.
New Projects / Story of my Life
May 20, 2010, 06:25:58 pm
Disclaimer: I'm still not an author but I'm working on it.
I am posting this in response to the requirements posted here,35.0.html

Background Story: The BS for this game came about because I had been toying with RMXP for some time and several ideas connected into a

loose plot, (wait RMXP is spell checked? ADD TO DICTIONARY!) I didn't have very good internet, so I was limited in my search for custom scripts,

sprites, what have you.  But I recently moved into a new apartment, and with new wifi, I have got the ball rolling once more.
  SomL is my 3rd attempt at making a game using RMXP. I basically got a few ideas for a story in my head and threw them into notepad. Everything

else sprang from me asking "I wonder if I could..." and attempting to do so. Without internet, I didn't know of certain sources such as Blizz

ABS. -.- I do now though.
 MAIN STORY! Chapter 1 of SomL is about a young mercenary who finds himself on the wrong side of the law. The game's intro may leave you

feeling as if the game is silly, but I promise a much darker side of Alexander in chapter 2. Soon, Alex witnesses a girl with a very brave spirit

being harassed by some castle guards. After her (failed) attempt to fight them off. Alex is left with no choice but to go to the castle and find

out more about why the guards were so interested in this girl. I want to give Alexander a spectator feel in this game. He IS the main hero, but

he is also antisocial towards societies issues. Until he finds Catherine, the girl from earlier. So he goes to the castle and through a series of

events, finds himself in the King's favor. The main villain has plans to stir up some trouble (what villain doesn't) and it is up to the hero to

stop him.
 Alexander (Protagonist):  Is undergoing facial reconstruction until I find a darker vibe.
         Personality: An undisclosed past, a distant present and a dark future. That's all for now. :)
         Age: He's 19.
         Facts: Alex is proficient with the Knife-Rifle and later in the chapter, its burn inducing upgrade, the Knife-Rifle: Flame ^.^

Catherine (Potion): I only added you Cat because the game is too hard with one player! >:V
         Personality: Catherine, you know, the one with all the good ideas that get us in trouble with the law.
         Age: She's 20. She doesn't act it.
         Facts: Besides the signature kitten ears, Cat also specializes with the Claw Gloves, and later in the chapter, twice the fun with the

upgraded Double Claw Gloves.

Malott (Master Thief): You don't find him, he will find you :)
         Personality: For now undeveloped, but think John McGinley of Scrubs fame.
         Age: He's 21.
         Facts: Malott has his own weapon called the Thieves' Gadget, which does not see any use in Chapter 1 :(

But it's mostly about Alex and Cat.


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ZOMG Title Screen!?*

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Chicken Catching, all the cool kids are doing it. For $. Next to rectangular lakes.

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I have tried to fix this.

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First dungeon is a sewer :)

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I will most probably update this in the near future, if I haven't yet, I'm procrastinating.

Oh and the entire Chapter 1 of SomL is finished, I am making Chapter 2 with a bonus room at the beginning of the game that will be accessible if you beat the first game through. Actually it's not too good though. It came out in  February and I have improved a bit since then. GO.