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Help with RPG maker

Postby germainpancabacon » April 12th, 2015, 5:05 am

There aren't many tutorials when it comes to RPG maker. It's the game mode I want to figure out the most, but I can't find any information on it, and what I can find seems to assume that I already know the basic functions of RPG maker. It'd really help me out if you pointed me in the right direction to start, I already know how to map and all that, but I want to be able to make things like NPC's and Weapons for my character to wield, playable cutscenes and such. I would really appreciate the help, I love this program but I can't invest myself in it if I feel I can't finish what I start. I really know very little about the functions of this game besides map creation. Again, anything will be much appreciated.

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Re: Help with RPG maker

Postby Hirato » April 12th, 2015, 6:39 pm

You might want to grab my fork at https://github.com/Hirato/lamiae
There is an unfinished tutorial available here as well https://github.com/Hirato/lamiae/wiki/Tutorial

There is also a much older tutorial on the sandbox wiki here http://www.sandboxgamemaker.com/wiki/in ... G_tutorial
Not everything there is correct, notably the use of global variables in part 7.
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Re: Help with RPG maker

Postby germainpancabacon » May 5th, 2015, 12:22 am

Hirato wrote:You might want to grab my fork at https://github.com/Hirato/lamiae
There is an unfinished tutorial available here as well https://github.com/Hirato/lamiae/wiki/Tutorial

There is also a much older tutorial on the sandbox wiki here http://www.sandboxgamemaker.com/wiki/in ... G_tutorial
Not everything there is correct, notably the use of global variables in part 7.


I really appreciate your response, and it has been a great help to me. I read through the tutorials, but I can't figure out how to set a creature's health, or the player's starting stats, nor how to add and remove stats to the game or npc's. I didn't expect I'd get a reply from the developer himself, I really appreciate that you've taken this time to help.

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Re: Help with RPG maker

Postby Hirato » May 8th, 2015, 7:35 am

I forgot the form, I think it was r_char_stats_* to get to the attributes and skills of critters.
there's also r_get_skill and r_get_attr to get the adjusted value from buffs and other things.

You can access the main attributes via commands like r_char_stats_melee for the melee skill, or r_char_stats_strength for your strength attribute.
You can't set any secondary attributes explicitly, ie, maxhp, you can only set a bonus to be added onto it or subtracted from it.
If you want to look them up, for lamiae you'd do $r_char_stats_strength, but in current sandbox you have to use (r_char_stats_strength_get) - or whatever it was - I don't remember where the get goes, and I don't think the $ variant made it into 2.8.2.
As for adding skills and stats, you just set them, if you want to increase them by 5 it's as simple as r_char_stats_melee (+ $r_char_stats_melee 5)
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