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Script Requests / [XP] Level-Based Skill Base Power
April 10, 2013, 12:54:59 am
Hi everybody! I know I haven't been here for ages, but I was hoping I could get some help with this :^_^':. I'm looking for a script that makes the base power of a skill scale linearly with the level of the actor who used it. For example, the base power is 10 at level 1, 12 at level 2, 14 at level 3, etc.

I figured a script like this must exist already, but I couldn't find one, so I thought I'd ask here. If nobody knows of a script that does this, could someone please make it if it wouldn't be too difficult?
Hi everybody! I'm looking for a script to change the order of the actors in your party. I have one, but it's not compatible with any custom menu systems, because it uses Scene_Menu rather than making a new scene. This seems like a really simple thing, so I'm sure one exists, but I can't find any. Could someone please direct me to where I could find one?
Hi everyone. I know I haven't been very active recently, but I'm working on a game that I'll post here pretty soon, and I was hoping someone could help me with a tiny little script. :^_^':

I'm using Ryex's Asan'Tear battle system (,3872.0.html), and I want to have a small window in the top right-hand corner of the screen displaying the number of a specific item that the player has (item ID 1). If possible, it would be best if it only appeared when the player is viewing a character's list of skills, but it would also work if it was always there. All I want in the window is the icon of the item, and how many of that item the player has. I'm looking for this because several skills that the characters can learn consume that item when they're used, and it would be nice if the player could see how many they have left.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
Welcome! / I'm Back... Again
October 05, 2011, 07:13:46 pm
Hey everyone! I've been away for about a year now, but I'm going to try to be more active here again. Expect some new information on my projects soon, as well as some other stuff (hopefully).
Script Requests / [XP] Cannot Unequip Weapon
March 29, 2011, 11:47:22 pm
I was wondering if someone could please make a really quick script so that none of the actors can unequip their weapons. They can still switch between different weapons, but they always have some weapon equipped.

Projects / [Game Maker] Unstable - Demo, Version 1.2
March 18, 2011, 08:15:24 pm

Unstable is a role-playing game that follows the adventures of a group of interdimensional travelers on a quest to do something they're not quite sure about. It spans over half a dozen worlds (or universes, or dimensions, or whatever you want to call them) and three years, and shows part of how the single most important event in the history of the multiverse came to occur.

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An Alien without a name crash lands on a planet called Earth, in a world dubbed the "Nothing World." The Alien knows his objective - the planet, for some mysterious reason, has been subject to many rips in the dimensional fabric. If these are left unchecked, they may grow bigger and bigger until they are no longer repairable. The Alien's home, a moon by the name of Charon, had previously sent multiple convoys to the planet in an effort to investigate the interdimensional mishaps and ultimately repair them if possible. However no more than a few months prior, all convoys had ceased communications and most were thought to be destroyed. One signal, however, remained, and it was within this glimmer of hope that the Alien was sent to find the location of the signal and finish the mission.

Unfortunately, as stated, the landing was not a trouble-free one. Because of a malfunction in the shuttle's command unit intelligence, the spring-jointed fuel displacer actually worked as intended and consequently displaced all of the fuel into an adjacent waste compartment where it was instantly rendered completely useless. Or something. Without fuel, the Alien could not properly control its decent into Earth's atmosphere, and so when its spaceship landed, it did so in eighteen pieces too many.

The Alien survived, and most of the things that broke were simple novelties. Not all, though. For example, because the Alien was physically so different from the native species on Earth, it had designed a "robot suit" as a means of a disguise. The Alien could fit in a capsule in the torso of this robot, which closely resembled an earth-native human. It was from here that it would conduct its business, not only beyond the knowledge of earth's inhabitants, but also with the abilities of any additional features built into the suit such as its Invisibility Belt or Fire Boots. That was the plan, anyways. While the exterior of the suit remained fairly intact, its wiring and software had reached a level of malfuctionality that had previously only been thought to be possible in the Immoderate Chaos Fields of Gabba Snee.

All was well though, as realistically those features were only perks. Earth was home to a relatively civilized society, and the Alien didn't imagine he would need most of the weapons he installed on there anyways. The disguise was what was important, and for the most part it worked fairly well. That is, until the Alien met the Wizard.

It started when the Alien accidently applied itself for a job at The Kidd's Family Restaurant. Due to a malfunction in the suit's English/Charonian Translator, the Alien found itself working as a dishwasher. There it met a young human male who was trying to raise money to pay for a medical procedure or something. The Alien and the human never really talked to each other at that time. As it turned out, this human knew a secret that allowed him to remember all of his past lives. Every time he died, his spirit was reincarnated into another being somewhere in the universe, retaining all memories of earlier lives. Somehow, though, he had forgotten quite a bit about some of his previous lives in this incarnation. He remembered hearing from someone that he had a very important job to do in this life, but he could not remember what that job was. He was trying to pay for a hypnotist, in the hopes that she could restore his memories.

Naturally, the Alien's mission to save the structural integrity of the multiverse and the Wizard's mission to remember his mission became hopelessly intertwined as the Wizard, who was somewhat suspicious of the Alien, accidentally chased the Alien, who was somewhat suspicious of the Wizard, through one of the interdimensional rips to a place called the Thunder Hill World.

The two of them end up separated immediately. Before the Wizard even comes through the rip, the Alien and a panda named Dapan are captured by some tiny people in orange jumpsuits and taken to a jail on the other side of the mountain they're on. When the Wizard comes through, he meets a kangaroo named Roo, who is friends with Dapan. Roo convinces the Wizard to help him save Dapan, and they also head towards an uncertain future within the mysterious jail.

Note: At the beginning of the game, you can select to play as either the Alien or the Wizard, and select the gender of both characters. The Alien's suit physically resembles a human of the same gender as the Wizard, although the gender identity of the Alien itself is uncertain. You also choose a name for the character you're playing as.

Note: The Alien and the Wizard are the only player characters who must select certain skills to use. All other PCs, like Roo and Dapan, can eventually learn all of their skills.

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The Alien has a variety of different equipment at his disposal in battle. The Alien can have two of each type of equipment, except for weapons, which he can have five of. Once he has the maximum number of different equipment pieces, he cannot learn the skills that allow him to use new pieces of equipment.

Dual Wield is a very important skill for the Alien. Putting one rank in it allows him or her to wield two weapons at once, but the off-hand weapon is significantly weakened. Increasing the ranks in Dual Wield increases the power of off-hand attacks, until both hands are equal. Arm Shield is a skill the Alien can use when he has no weapons equipped. It allows him to block incoming attacks.

All of the Alien's weapons do direct damage to enemies. The Wrench Club is a basic melee weapon. The Wrist Knife is more powerful (in many cases), but it has a longer cooldown and less knockback. The Volt Stick does little damage and no knockback, but it stuns the target. The Earthquake Sword has a longer range, and can also be used to create a shockwave along the ground. The Laser Gun is a basic, extremely fast ranged weapon. The Frostthrower creates many tiny snowflakes, each of which has a small chance of slowing the opponent down. The Grenado is a thrown explosive that creates a giant gust of wind when it explodes. Finally, the Gatling Fingers shoot a spray of tiny bullets.

The Alien's four hats all confer passive abilities. The LifeScan Visor allows you to roughly gauge the health of your opponents, using a health bar. The more ranks put into LifeScan Visor, the more powerful enemies can be scanned. The Emergency Helmet has a chance of resisting attacks against the Alien when he or she is at low health. The Propeller Beanie creates lift, allowing for higher, floatier jumps. The Refund Helmet gives you a slight chance of regaining any single-use item after using it.

The Alien's belts are used for utility. The Extendo-Claw grabs faraway enemies and pulls them in closer. The Sentry Belt drops a small kit that automatically builds a Sentry. The Sentry will attack enemies that come near it, and if it is between you and the nearest enemy, it will push that enemy away. The Sonic Belt pushes enemies away with a pulse of sound. The Invisibelt slowly turns the Alien invisible, allowing him to avoid attacks and attack once from the shadows.

Finally, the Alien's boots provide additional passive benefits. The Roller Skates increase the Alien's movement speed, and the Spring Boots increase his or her jump strength. The Suction Boots do not allow jumping, but greatly increase knockback resistance. Last but not least, the Fire Boots do damage to enemies when the Alien jumps on them.

Z - Use main-hand weapon
X - Use off-hand weapon
V - Use belt
Z + Down Arrow - Switch main-hand weapon
X + Down Arrow - Switch off-hand weapon
C + Down Arrow - Switch helmet
V + Down Arrow - Switch belt
B + Down Arrow - Switch boots

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The Wizard essentially has a single ability, but it is extremely versatile. He or she can project his memories of past lives into the minds of others, essentially making them think they are being attacked by strange creatures. These imagined creatures have very real effects on those who are imagining them.

Knee is the one skill the Wizard can use that physically does anything. It is just a basic melee attack. All of the Wizard's other skills either grant him a new form, or give him new abilities to use in that form. The Wizard does not really change into these forms, but just makes enemies think he is, very convincingly.

Mind Projection is the prerequisite for all of the Wizard's forms. He or she cannot have more forms than ranks in Mind Projection, and the maximum number of ranks in Mind Projection is three. Therefore, the Wizard can only ever have access to three of the six forms.

The first of these forms is called a Tik-Chat'chtka. It is a large, red, fly-like insect that lives inside of an asteroid. Their entire lives take about thirty seconds, so they reproduce very quickly. It is capable of flight and hovering, and has the best aerial maneuverability of any playable character. The Tik-Chat'chtka's skills include Sting, which allows it to charge into enemies and damage them, and Latch On, which lets it grab onto an enemy and continuously do damage until it gets knocked off. While Latched On, it can use Lay Eggs and Rake. Rake does an extra burst of damage on top of the continuous damage of Latch On. Lay Eggs allows the Tik-Chat'chtka to lay eggs inside of an enemy. The Tik-Chat'chtka operates on a 30-second timer. When this timer expires, the player dies, unless there are eggs laid inside an enemy. This causes a new Tik-Chat'chtka to hatch, replacing the old one and doing damage to the host. When the new animal is born, if the Wizard took damage as the Tik-Chat'chtka without switching to another form, some or all of that damage will be healed.

Another form is the Crizzle, an armoured slug-like creature with a lance. It originates from a lush, forested world where they have reached medieval-level technology (or had when the Wizard was one of them). Its two attacking skills are Lance, which can only be used while moving and has quite a long range, and Execute, which does extra damage and can only be used when the enemy is at low health. It also has Battle Horn, which briefly increases the damage done by its attacks, and Squishy, a passive ability that gives the Crizzle a chance to take less damage from attacks.

The Thorb is the Wizard's next form. It is a massive organism the size of a small planet. There are many other species living inside the Thorb, including the Narwalrus, which (not surprisingly) is like a Narwhal combined with a Walrus. When the Wizard takes on the form of the Thorb, he or she surrounds the enemies, which end up inside the Thorb. The player then takes control of a resident Narwalrus. This Narwalrus has one attack, called Incapacitate, a melee attack that does a small amount of damage and stuns the target. The rest of the attacks in this form come directly from the Thorb, and affect all enemies on the screen (barring certain circumstances, like enemies that are immune to damage for some reason). These attacks are Stomach Acid, Deadly Moss, and Bodily Purge. Stomach Acid coats all enemies in a strong acid, doing damage to them over a long period of time. Deadly Moss appears underneath every enemy when used, and slows anything that tries to move through it down substantially. Bodily Purge does a fairly large amount of damage to all enemies, and throws them all around in random directions.

Next is the Riordan form, which is a small, boney, almost rodent-like humanoid. It has a very large head and empty-looking eyes, giving it a nearly skeletal appearance. Its most commonly-used ability is Deadly Aura. This creates a dark circle around the Riordan, protecting it and damaging enemies. Any enemy that comes in contact with the Aura takes damage and is knocked back. It only lasts for a short time, however, and it will break under sustained pressure. It both destroys and is destroyed by projectiles. Bone Density is a passive ability that increases the Riordan's knockback resistance. Head Smash is a melee attack that does damage and stuns the target. Parry allows the Riordan to block an enemy attack and counter it.

The fifth Wizard form is the Aixodue. It is a large green creature that looks like a cross between a lizard and a large feline. It lives and hunts in a shadowy jungle under perpetual gloom. Fade allows it to blend into the scenery, so that enemies cannot see it. This gives the Aixodue the opportunity to make a single, powerful strike from the shadows. Pounce causes it to jump onto the nearest enemy, dealing a significant amount of damage. Maul is an unbelievably fast attack that can be used several times per second, but does a tiny amount of damage. Agility is a passive ability that increases the Aixodue's base movement speed.

Finally, there's the Incorporeal Blob of Nothing Stuff, or IBNS. The INBS comes from somewhere in our world, but from a place that's so strange that it can barely even be comprehended by the Wizard, who lived there as an IBNS. Basically, the IBNS is a large collection of floating balls. Snipity Snipe is its only direct attack, and involves shooting one of the balls that make up its body at the opponent. Envelop is a passive ability that does damage to any enemy that is directly touching the IBNS. Vacuum sucks enemies closer towards it, and Materialize causes it to reappear somewhere else on the screen.

Controls (Human):
Z - Knee
X - Form 1
V - Form 2
B - Form 3

Controls (Tik-Chat'chtka):
Z - Latch On
X - Sting
C - Rake (while Latched On)
V - Lay Eggs (while Latched On)
B - Human Form

Controls (Chizzle):
Z - Lance
X - Battle Horn
V - Execute
B - Human Form

Controls (Thorb):
Z - Deadly Moss
X - Stomach Acid
C - Bodily Purge
V - Incapacitate
B - Human Form

Controls (Riordan):
Z - Parry
X - Head Smash
V - Deadly Aura
B - Human Form

Controls (Aixodue):
Z - Ambush
X - Fade
C - Maul
B - Human Form

Controls (IBNS):
Z - Snipity Snipe
C - Vacuum
V - Materialize
B - Human Form

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Roo is a kangaroo native to the Thunder Hill World. He lives with his friend Dapan in a small house on Thunder Hill, which is actually a colossal mountain. The two of them live generally peaceful lives, training in the martial arts with Kowail, a koala, and socializing with the Warthog of Warthogs Village (Warthogs in the singular form of the species' name, Warthog is the plural).

In combat, Roo specializes in changing between three different combat stances. In Mobile Stance, he can move and jump quite freely, and can also attack fairly well. In Power Stance, he cannot move or jump very well, but he automatically attacks enemies within range and gains the ability to use more powerful attacks. In Defensive Stance, he cannot move, jump or directly attack at all, but he is more resistant to knockback, and becomes able to use various defensive abilities.

In Mobile Stance, Roo can use a variety of different abilities. Jab is a basic melee attack that does a bit of damage, and Thigh Kick does less damage but stuns the target. Super Jump allows Roo to jump extremely high up.

In Power Stance, Roo loses a lot of mobility and gains an auto-attack ability. Whenever he is facing an enemy that's within range, he will begin to rapidly punch it, doing small amounts of damage and holding the enemy in place. While he is doing this, Roo can use one of three powerful attacks that will knock the enemy out of range. Uppercut knocks the enemy upwards, Push Kick knocks it forwards, and Hammerfist knocks it downwards.

In Defensive Stance, Roo cannot move at all but becomes more resistant to knockback. He can use Perfect Block to briefly block incoming attacks, and Counter to hit enemies as they're hitting him.

Controls (Mobile Stance):
Z - Power Stance
X - Defensive Stance
C - Jab
V - Thigh Kick
B - Super Jump

Controls (Power Stance):
Z - Mobile Stance
X - Defensive Stance
C - Hammerfist
V - Uppercut
B - Push Kick

Controls (Defensive Stance):
Z - Power Stance
X - Mobile Stance
C - Counter
B - Perfect Block

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Dapan lives with his friend Roo in the Thunder Hill World. While Roo trains mostly in the art of Kung Roo, Dapan prefers to focus on elements of Pan-Do, which involves a lot of movement and manipulation of opponents.

Dapan's combat style is based around his dodges and finishers. As Dapan dodges melee attacks, the enemies that attack him gain Disorient Points. These points represent the confusion that most things would feel when a panda is jumping all over the place around them, doing weird stuff and not getting hit by anything. Dapan's finishers do damage based on the number of disorient points on the target.

The most basic attacks at Dapan's disposal are Palm Strike and Laser Eyeball. Palm Strike is a simple melee attack, and Laser Eyeball is a quick ranged attack. Both can be used regardless of Disorient Points.

Dapan has three dodges: Monkey Roll, Flip, and Sidestep. The dodge he uses is based on the direction he's moving relative to the target. If he moves towards the target, he'll use Monkey Roll. If he is not moving, he'll use Flip. If he moves away from the target, he'll use Sidestep. All of these dodges add one Disorient Point to the target and remove all Disorient Points from every other enemy.

There are also three finishers that Dapan can use. These are Hip Toss, Shoulder Check, and Heavy Landing. The finisher used depends on the last dodge that Dapan used. After using Monkey Roll, he'll use Hip Toss. After using Flip, he'll use Shoulder Check. After using Sidestep, he'll use Heavy Landing. All of these skills do damage based on the number of Disorient Points on the target, and remove all Disorient Points from it.

Feint and Deflect Arrows are two other skills that Dapan can use. Feint increases the damage of finishers even further, if they're used right after Feint is used. Deflect Arrows allows Dapan to dodge projectile attacks, since his regular dodges do not function on them. Dapan does not have a way of dodging explosions (other than moving out of the way like everyone else).

Z - Palm Strike (at close range) or Laser Eyeball (at a distance)
X - Dodge
C - Finisher
V - Feint
B - Deflect Arrows

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Soon after they arrive in the Thunder Hill World, the Alien and the Wizard, along with Roo and Dapan, find themselves in a large dungeon. This dungeon is apparently run by Betty Mole and her legions of little guys called Attackers.

Attackers are short humanoids with fairly large heads, fangs, and no arms. They always appear wearing orange jumpsuits. Their mouths can open infinitely wide, allowing them to eat literally anything. They also seem to be quite technologically inclined, although they might just be using equipment built by others. They use devices like welding equipment, a giant gun that takes three of them to even lift, and a big metal foot that crushes people. They also seem to be performing research on some of the prisoners in the dungeon.

Betty Mole is a young woman with a gigantic mole on her face. The mole is very strong; so much so, in fact, that its mole-arms can actually pick Betty Mole up, allowing her to fly in an extremely confusing way. She seems to be the ruler of the Attackers, and for the most part they listen to her. She fights you using her gargantuan mole to her best advantage.

There are a few other beings working for Betty Mole, most of which are intelligent animals like Roo and Dapan. There are quite a few guard dogs, as well as some birds that carry bombs. These are vastly outnumbered by the Attackers, though.

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The overworld system for Unstable is fairly straightforward for an RPG. When not in a battle, the player walks around between many different maps, talking to people and interacting with objects. The main in-game menu features most of the standard RPG menu elements, like items, characters, and saving.

Battles are done in a side-view style, kind of like a platformer without platforms. The player and enemies move and jump around each other, using different attacks and abilities to defeat each other. There are many playable characters, each with completely different abilities, and a wide variety of different enemies, including many threatening bosses and minibosses.

Player skills are learned by trading certain items for ranks in different skills in a certain location. For example, the Alien must take Spare Parts to the remains of his crashed spaceship and trade them in for ranks in different skills. Every enemy in the game drops these Skill Items (unless the player is much more powerful than them), and the items dropped are always random. Skills are arranged in trees, so that certain skills are prerequisites for other skills. One cannot put ranks in a skill until its prerequisites have at least the same ratio of skill points. For example, if you have 6/10 ranks in Skill A, which is a prerequisite for Skill B, and the maximum number of ranks you can place in Skill B is 5, then you can raise Skill B up to 3/5 (the same ratio) before needing to put more ranks in Skill A.

In battle, skills operate on a cooldown system, so after using a skill, you can't use it again for a set amount of time. Some skills must be used, while others are passive and provide a constant or situational benefit. All skills are used by pressing the letter keys on the keyboard from "Z" to "B", although some features of some skills also require arrow keys to be pressed.

Items can also be used in battle. They are equipped to three different item slots from the menu. To use these items in a battle, hold the Shift key and press the appropriate arrow key. These items include projectiles that can be thrown at enemies and cheese that can restore health. There is also a fourth item slot reserved for items that are gained during a battle, and can only be used for that one battle.

Many other features are planned for future implementation, including a much wider variety of items. Specimon are one example. They are plant creatures created by blending the properties of different plants together. These plants can be harvested from all of the worlds, and mixed together to form thousands of combinations of different Specimon, each with different traits and abilities.

There are also many more characters and worlds than have currently been made. There are ten player characters, including the four mentioned here, and seven worlds. In addition to the "Real World" or "Nothing World" (the world we live in) and the Thunder Hill World, there's the Ditital World (yes, that's how it's spelled, nobody knows why), the Dino World, and many more.

Each of these worlds has a distinctly different art style. The Thunder Hill World is in a cartoonish style with thick outlines and solid colours. The Real World (our world) will be kind of a similar style to RPG Maker XP or 2003. The Ditital World will be in 8-bit (yes, real 8-bit colour, not just something old-looking that we'll call 8-bit) and low-resolution. The Dino World will be all hand-made art, either drawn, painted, or something like that. We haven't decided yet because we don't have an artist for that yet.
There will also be ways to customize the appearance of the characters as well. At the moment, we are planning to have capes that can be worn by all of the characters. These capes can be found through sidequests and by completing major objectives, and can serve as both a visual customization of the characters and a status symbol for those who have achieved some pretty difficult feats to get their capes.

Finally, there will be more powerful skills for each character that are much more limited in use. Once a character has full ranks in all of his or her skills (or the maximum number of skills, in the cases of the Alien and the Wizard), he or she can use Ultimate Skills. These skills cost one Skill Item to use, and can only be used once per battle. For example, Roo's Ultimate Skill is Zimbabwe Stance, which gives him enhanced speed, power, and defense, channeling the intense power of Zimbabwe. In addition to Ultimate Skills, there are skills that are granted by mysterious candies called Power Pop Pellets. These skills, called PPP Skills for now, are not specially designed for each character. At the start of the game, each character is assigned one of twenty or so PPP Skills, which can be used by eating Power Pop Pellets in a battle. These skills include Hamster Dance, Alchemy, and Hurricane.

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Skill Tree

Wrench and Laser Gun

Wrist Knife






Character Select

Monkey Roll



Item Menu

Shoulder Check

Power Stance Auto-Attack


Defensive Stance

Super Jump

Inside House

This music is all from the first part of the game, in the Thunder Hill World. There is more music written than this, but it should stay as a surprise until the point in the game where you can actually hear it. If you're curious, the music was all written with Guitar Pro 6.

All of the music is on this Youtube channel:

This demo is not actually a part of the game. The characters, skills, items, and Attackers are going to be in the real game. This particular map, with these NPCs, will not be in the game, nor will the Deadtacker. Most of these things are designed to make it easier to appreciate the features that will actually be in the game.

This is the link to the demo:

20/04/2012 (1.2) - Added Tutorial Mode and more battle noises. Fixed a bunch of glitches.
25/03/2012 (1.1) - Added snowfall, footprints, shadows, bird enemy, and battle noises for the male Alien and Wizard. Fixed a bunch of glitches.
23/03/2012 (1.0) - Released Demo

lonely_cubone, for the majority of the battle engine and a lot of the music
King_Ooga_TonTon, for the majority of the overworld engine, basically all of the graphics, and some of the music
Welcome! / I'm Back!
March 18, 2011, 12:10:21 pm
I'm here, I'm here, let the bells ring out and the banners fly! 8)

Actually though, I know I haven't been very active here recently, and I've decided to change that. This ARC sounds pretty cool, and I like how there's a bigger section for non-RPG Maker things. I'm working on a few games right now, the biggest of which is being made with Game Maker, so I'll probably be releasing info on those pretty soon. I haven't contributed a lot here in terms of resources or scripts or anything, but I'm going to try to make some stuff other people could actually use.

Anyways, I'm glad to be back :^_^':
Script Requests / Scrolling Panoramas [SOLVED]
August 14, 2010, 02:02:07 pm
I've looked around, on this site and other ones, for a script allowing you to make auto-scrolling panoramas, like in VX. Is there any existing script allowing you to do this, and if not, could anyone possibly write one? I'm sure lots of people would find it useful.

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help.
Welcome! / Away for 2 Weeks (?)
July 04, 2010, 07:14:37 pm
I'm going away (again) for 2 weeks. I might have internet for the first little while, but probably not the whole time. Just in case I don't have internet, and because you'll all miss me so much ( :V:), I thought I'd say something.

Goodbye (temporarily) CP!
I don't know very much about RGSS or Ruby, but I decided I would try to write a very simple script. What it does is, it makes an option in the menu called "Help". When you go to it, it has a little summary of what you're supposed to be doing at that point in the game. In order to change what this text says, you just use a script call and change a variable. Unfortunately, I'm getting an error.
# *** Help Menu ***
# *** Version 1.0
# by lonely_cubone
# Insert somewhere between the default scripts and main
# To set the help settings, use the following code:
# $helpsettings.help_title = "Title"
# $helpsettings.help_info = "Information"
# Replace the strings with whatever you want to say.
# ** HelpSettings
#  This class stores the values for the help menu.
class HelpSettings
  attr_accessor :help_title
  attr_accessor :help_info
  def initialize
    @help_title = "Eat Pie"
    @help_info = "Find some pie, and eat it."

# ** Window_HelpTitle
#  This window displays the help title.

class Window_HelpTitle < Window_Base
  # * Object Initialization
  def initialize
    super(0, 0, 640, 96)
    self.contents = - 32, height - 32)
  # * Refresh
  def refresh
    self.contents.font.color = normal_color
    self.contents.draw_text(0, 22, 608, 32, $HelpSettings.help_title.to_s, 1)

# ** Window_HelpInfo
#  This window displays the help information.

class Window_HelpInfo < Window_Base
  # * Object Initialization
  def initialize
    super(0, 96, 640, 384)
    self.contents = - 32, height - 32)
  # * Refresh
  def refresh
    self.contents.font.color = normal_color
    self.contents.draw_text(0, 22, 608, 32, $helpsettings.help_info.to_s, 1)
# ** Scene_Help
#  This class handles help screen processing.

class Scene_Help
  # * Main Processing
  def main
    # Make main window
    @title_window =
    @info_window =
    # 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 windows

  # * Frame Update
  def update
    if Input.trigger?(Input::B)
      # Play cancel SE
      # Switch to menu screen
      $scene =

The error says " Script 'Help Menu' line 95: NoMethodError occurred. private method 'initialize' called for HelpSettings:Class" and it occurs when Scene_Help is called (I added it to the menu inside Scene_Menu, because I have no clue how to from another script).

I'm sure most of my coding is really inefficient, because I know very little about what I'm doing. I can't figure out why it is that this one method is private, when my other ones aren't (I've commented out sections of the code to just draw the windows, and it works fine). I'm sure it's just something stupid. And please, although it would probably be easier than explaining this, don't just write the script for me. I'm trying to learn how to write a simple script like this.
Event System Requests / Terrain Tag at a Position
June 16, 2010, 08:23:55 pm
Is it possible to check the terrain tag at a specific position (using co-ordinates from 2 variables), and store it in a variable, instead of checking for the tag at a specific event? For example, I want to find the terrain tag at 12, 9. There isn't an event there. Is it possible, perhaps with a code snippet, to check the tag without putting an event in that spot? I know this isn't really a system, but I figured this would still be the right place for it. :P
I'm trying to make a BLIZZ-Abs skill that causes the targets to run away. I know I can do this with common events and forced actions, but there's one thing I can't figure out, and I'm sure it's just a little bit of code. How can I set an in-game variable to the number of events on a map? Thanks to anyone who can solve this hopefully simple problem.
I am currently looking for 1 or 2 character spriters for my game The Dimension Adventures. An overview of the game can be found here:,6259.0.html

I will be doing everything else (other than scripting) for the game, including writing, eventing, mapping, and composing music. I will be using RTP tilesets, animations and sound effects, and scripts by other people, but everything else will be original. Thus, the characters will need to look good combined with the RTP tilesets.

I have not yet decided whether or not I am using Blizz-ABS, but if I am using it, I will also need animations for attacking, sneaking, running, etc. If I'm not using Blizz-ABS, I'll be using a side-view battle script, which still needs charsets for enemies, so either way I will need enemy charsets. For main characters I will probably want something quite specific, but for most things I can be as general or specific as you like (so I can ask you for "A big watery thing for a boss" or "A giant purple ball with a dozen tentacles, each of which moves independently, and seven tiny red eyes", whichever you prefer).

EDIT: I thought I'd clarify, I won't need sprites for human characters, since I can use various generators for those. All I'll need is the more unusual characters, like the Little Humphis, Budd, Mr. Ghostie, most of the enemies, etc.

If you want to contact me, PMs would be preferred, as I don't have MSN, but I could get MSN if someone is serious about helping with this and really wants me to.
Projects / Games / [XP] The Dimension Adventures
April 29, 2010, 10:36:33 pm


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- From the Library of Shades, in the Shade Dimension

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The Dimension Adventures follows the story of a small creature named the Little Humphis, a little blue guy who's gone from the protector of his small group of animal friends to being lost in another dimension, unable to return. His homeworld, the Zany Dimension, is full of strange creatures and characters, such as the giant orange Grasshoopers, a man named Grabnam, and talking animals. In the hundred and thirty years or so that he's been alive, the Little Humphis has led a relatively peaceful life. Twenty years or so before, Grabnam showed up with his friends Leppa the frog, Somethinf the shapeshifting cork thing, and the Ugly Toad, which provided a bit of excitement, but really not much has happened in his life up until the start of this game.

The Little Humphis is off to give Grabnam a visit at his hut, when he notices a strange, hooded man standing by a tree. He tries to have a reasonable conversation with the man, but the man, who calls himself a Shade Walker, attacks him and pulls him into a dark, dingy prison in another dimension. The Little Humphis manages to escape from his cell, and after wading through some guards, finds a man named Valerai. Valerai uses mystical powers to attempt to stop the Little Humphis, but in the end he fails and gets locked up in one of his own jail cells.

Soon afterwards, the Little Humphis finds a room full of strange crystals. He soon discovers that they are called Gatestones, and each one can take the Little Humphis to another dimension. Unfortunately, all but one of them appear to be closed somehow, so he steps through the open one and into another world. This is the true start of a grand adventure, one which draws together the most unlikely beings from across the multiverse for the most important purpose imaginable.

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The Little Humphis
Homeworld: Zany Dimension
Appearance: A tiny, teal-coloured, chibi humanoid. His entire body appears to be made of spheres of varying sizes.
Personality: He is very outgoing, quirky, and childlike. However, he can be serious when he needs to, and he'll never back down from a fight if there's a good reason to be fighting in the first place.
Weapon of Choice: A pickle
Details: The Little Humphis is the main character of The Dimension Adventures. His background was discussed above, but for the entire length of the game he wanders through different dimensions using the Gatestones in the Dark Dimension's (distinctly different from the Shade Dimension) Gatestone Hall. Throughout the game, his courage and natural charisma get him out of almost any problem. He always carries his pickle with him. The only time it leaves his hand is when he's throwing it at an enemy. Eventually, he has the ability to enhance the pickle's power, so it doesn't become obsolete as a weapon.

Shade Walker
Homeworld: Shade Dimension
Appearance: A man in a dark green cloak. He has a hood over his face, which is never seen (or is it?).
Personality: He is a very serious, reserved fellow, and he has absolutely no patience for the Little Humphis and his goofiness.
Weapon of Choice: Claw Knives
Details: The Shade Walker is a deadly foe and valuable ally. He will appear many times on the Little Humphis' journey. Everything he does has a purpose, and his cunning and agility are his greatest assets. He seems to have a very important mission, but nobody knows what it is except for him and whoever sent him on it.

Homeworld: Medieval Dimension
Appearance: An ordinary-looking human boy. He has scruffy reddish-brown hair and wears an ordinary beige tunic most of the time.
Personality: He's a friendly, happy boy who gets along with other people very well. At first he doesn't respond well to things he doesn't know, which turns out to be quite the problem.
Weapon of Choice: Budd (See Below)
Details: Ben's personality is in some ways quite similar's to the Little Humphis', so they naturally get along well, but Ben has a certain aversion to things that he can't explain logically. Unfortunately for him, being taken to another world by a little blue guy with a pickle falls into this category. Eventually he gets used to the chaos he's been drawn into, enough even to use a living being as a weapon, at which point he becomes a valuable ally.

Homeworld: Zany Dimension
Appearance: Grabnam is an older man with wild purple hair. He wears clothing with vibrant purple, blue, and green colours.
Personality: Since he met the Little Humphis, Grabnam has gone from a little eccentric to completely insane. His thoughts and actions cannot be predicted by anyone, including him. Still, he is friendly to the Little Humphis and his animal friends.
Weapon of Choice: Staves
Details: Around twenty years before the beginning of The Dimension Adventures, Grabnam left his home on a mission to save Zibblo from the evil Gogindoodle. On the way, he met many interesting people and creatures, including the Little Humphis. When he finally saved Zibblo, he decided to leave his boring house and build a hut in the Grasshooper Hills, where he lived until the beginning  of this game. He now lives with his animal friends and the Little Humphis, and although the Little Humphis left the Zany Dimension, he and Grabnam will be reunited before long...

Evil Man
Homeworld: Unknown
Appearance: A man with a red robe, a completely bald head, and when his eyes catch the light just right, they appear to be blood red.
Personality: He's ruthless, blunt, and appears to have no emotions at all.
Weapon of Choice: His mind
Details: The Evil Man is a dangerous and obviously evil character. Nobody is sure whether or not he truly is human, but he appears to be. He runs the dungeon in which the Little Humphis was held briefly, but his sphere of influence likely goes much further than that. He is able to destroy the body and soul of someone just by thinking it.

Homeworld: Unknown
Appearance: A young man with jet black hair. He wears a primarily black suit with red trim.
Personality: Valerai doesn't appear very often, so his personality is a mystery at first.
Weapon of Choice: Mage Shield
Details: Valerai is one of the Evil Man's elite servants. He is the final obstacle that the Little Humphis has to get through before leaving the dungeon in the Dark Dimension. He uses magical powers to create a shield around himself before attacking the Little Humphis. Once the Little Humphis defeats him, he gets locked in a jail cell.

Homeworld: Mist Dimension
Appearance: A wisp of vapor that fluctuates between different pastel blues, pinks, and greens.
Personality: Budd never says anything that the player hears (or reads), so its personality cannot truly be deciphered. However, its actions indicate that it's co-operative and helpful most of the time, and its coloration changes with its mood.
Weapon of Choice: N/A
Details: Budd is a vaporous being from behind the barrier of Last Post, a city with only a glass wall between it and a strange mist. This mist is not all alive, but there are other mist creatures like Budd in it, and not many of them are as benevolent as Budd. Budd formed a strong bond with Ben when they first met, and they are capable of communicating to each other telepathically. Budd also serves Ben as a weapon, as it floats around and inside Ben's hands most of the time. It is capable of damaging anything it touches, but never does this to Ben. Although Budd is a weapon, not an Actor, it still "levels up" whenever Ben does, increasing its damage output and special abilities.

The Elementals
Homeworld: Various
Appearance: The Elementals each look completely different, but all of them are large and in some way embody the element that they represent.
Personality: Each Elemental has his or her own distinct personality, but they are all at best self-righteous and at worst vain and selfish.
Weapon of Choice: Most Elementals do not use weapons, but attack with various body parts and magical abilities.
Details: The six Elementals are beings that are thought to be direct extensions of the will of The Order. Each Elemental represents one of the six elements; Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Light, and Darkness. The Elementals are said to be the greatest forces of good in the multiverse. However, something about the destruction of a world seems to have had a large effect on their actions.

Homeworld: Abyss Dimension
Appearance: A small purple imp with huge yellow eyes. When she's flying, she hangs slightly at an angle.
Personality: She's very haughty and proud. Before she met the Little Humphis, she didn't believe that anyone her size could best her in battle.
Weapon of Choice: Darts
Details: Kymph is a small but ancient demon. She has powerful black magic abilities, and uses them in combination with her darts to become a deadly warrior. Contrary to what most people expect, the demons of the Abyss Dimension are fairly neutral to the Little Humphis' group. They don't care much about any other worlds, and the Little Humphis and his friends seem harmless enough. However, Kymph seems interested in them for some reason, and the Little Humphis' actions will determine whether she becomes friend or foe.

Mr. Ghostie
Homeworld: Ether Dimension
Appearance: A floating white blob that Ben thinks resembles a ghost, thus his nickname. He has a quirky smile on his face at all times, even when he's enraged or crying.
Personality: Mr. Ghostie is very friendly, and really finds the Shade Walker interesting, much to his frustration. Some people mistake his constant smile for constant happiness, but this is not true.
Weapon of Choice: Blobs of Ether
Details: Zyl-Kak-Viirln, more commonly referred to as Mr. Ghostie, is a creature born of raw ether. He is not completely unique, but not many of his kind exist. He floats freely all over the place. He enjoys long, pointless conversations with people he's never met before. He can absorb blobs of ether into himself, and then fire them out with incredible speed. He eventually joins the Little Humphis just because it seems like fun, but soon after discovers the seriousness of the situation he's entered into.

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- 17 completely different dimensions to visit, such as the Mist Dimension, the Sky Dimension, and the Dead Dimension
- 6 playable characters (7 including Budd)
- Dynamic characters and lots of plot twists
- Massive, powerful bosses
- A "New Game +" with lots of sidequests and 4 new playable characters (who aren't mentioned above)
- A side-view battle script (can't find a name on it), although since discovering this site, I've considered using Blizz-ABS instead
- Quite a few features of Tons of Add-Ons
- A few other scripts, such as one of the many environment scripts, Save File System, and Custom Stat Growing System

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The Little Humphis in the Grasshooper Hills

Fighting the Shade Walker

Dimensional Teleportation

Valerai and the Evil Man

In the Dark Dimension, Colour is Nonexistant

The Gatestone Hall

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Whoever made the side-view battle script I used for the screenshots - For the scroll picture in the Background Story
Blizzard, for Blizz-ABS and the Party Switcher
Shining Riku, for the Little Humphis sprite (and more soon to come)
Jap Dudes, Dubealex, and Pylomorphis, for Advanced Message Script v4
Nortos, for his CMS
SephirothSpawn, Clive and Cogwheel for the slanted HP/SP/XP bars
earthnite, for the windowskins
DeathLock, for his inside a tent tileset
Me, for everything else
Welcome! / Hi Everybody!
April 23, 2010, 10:35:52 am
Hi, I'm lonely_cubone. I've been using the RPGXP script database on this site for a while now, and I figured I might as well join. This seems like one of the more lively XP sites that's still around.