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« on: August 13, 2005, 02:00:00 am »
Fantasy & Fiction
(Yes, I know the screenshots say Fiction and Fantasy... shut up!)

Using RPGMaker 2000, I am creating an RPG (durr...) based on several of my stories that I have written in my spare time.  In this RPG, Joe (that's me) and his (talking?!?) cat, Chip, will be mysteriously transported into alternate worlds and meet up with friends from real life, as well as ones created in my fiction.  The game will be split up into four general areas, and the first area (pretty much meaning the first story that is covered) will be the demo area.  The graphics are cool, the storyline (if you'd like to see it, I'll post it) is decent, and of course, there's a lot of humor in it, especially the towns, which are all named after writing styles.  (Right now I'm working on the first town, called Humor.  There's also going to be a self-help town called Town for Dummies.)

I have 3 current screenshots, and they are subject to change, so don't expect too much.

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And of course, the story.  I'll label it as a spoiler in case you don't want to see it.

Joe (me) is a writer. One day, he blacks out for no particular reason. He and his (talking?) cat find themselves in a strange world full of monsters. Joe soon finds out that he has been somehow transported into a world along with characters from a story he once wrote (in real life, too, but I haven't finished it). He meets a girl who he had "created" and has to apologize for what his character did to her. But when Joe takes her to school, he finds out that another of his characters is not happy to be separated from his friends and family and displays his disgust with his writer and the misfortune that this writer has put him through quite... angrily. Only Joe's friends, old and new, can save him and his attacker. One of my friends from real life is also playable in this part.

A cinema scene will show select parts of the story, including the fatal shot.

After this part is done, I'll release a demo, BTW.

Joe then blacks out quite randomly again, and finds himself in a prison cell. He somehow was captured by a sinister demon named NightWing (NOT the Batman guy). We cut to LightWing and his team, who recieve a message from an angel to rescue a boy and his cat from a demon. They set out, but LightWing finds himself growing more and more violent, and he runs off in remorse. He encounters his inner demons and returns to the team just in time to fight NightWing, who has a few surprising things to reveal to the holy hero. Joe has a conversation with his hero self and explains who he is and why he (and LW's team) are there. He instills some much-needed confidence in his alternate self and... guess what? Blacks out again!

There will be a cinema scene here showing one of LW's most pivotal battles here. Mock battle included!

Joe wakes up alone without his cat this time, but with his friend (the girl from the first part). He is approached by a character from his first story ever, a green-haired "elf"-girl named Esther. (Her alternate form was the girl from the first part. I made the other one a spin-off of my first one.) This Esther, however, plays a much different role: she is Joe's fiance

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2005, 11:52:00 am »
thats awesome stuff, I hope to see it finished soon to play it. :Dbiggrin.gif

Does this will require insane computer performance? I have a pentium II 350 MHz with 256 MB of RAM and a 8 MB GFX card, should it run on it?
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2005, 12:02:00 pm »
what's with the text? some times teh letters are too far apart, and in the "why" the h is in the w...

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2005, 12:18:00 pm »
that happens in Reign of Legends 3 as well, I think its because some letters in RPG maker had been poorly made upon the english translation (I think it was japanneese before) and they arent centered, like on computers
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005, 12:44:00 pm »
Yeah, RPG Maker does that, unfortunately.  It was translated from Japanese.  What do you mean by ROL like that? Did someone/you port it to PC?

As for system requirements... I'm not too sure what they are... I tried looking them up but I couldn't find anything, so I would check a site like http://www.gamingw.net and just try a random game.  I'd say it should work, considering the crap-junk built into my PC.

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2005, 12:49:00 pm »
thanks for the link

about ROL3 I meant that it was doing that because I use 2 for loop to display the text on the graph screen as single characters so the "i" and "l" are always to the left, leaving some empty spaces between the next character. Not a big problem though since RL3 mostly use caps letters
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2005, 12:08:00 pm »
oh, okay.  Maybe if I got brave enough (and also bought an 84 or at least an SE) I could replicate the system on RPG Maker 2003... that'd be interesting...

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2005, 12:23:00 pm »
sound like a nice idea. Actually someone started an engine called Millen (news article posted on Omnimaga earlier) on ticalc.org but it was a very early alpha version which constantly crash. its meant to be some kind of RPG maker :)smile.gif
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2005, 05:03:00 pm »
KOR is an RPG maker :Dbiggrin.gif (well... only if you D/L the comvineant KORDEV package)

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2005, 10:10:00 am »
is it still under developpement? btw rm2k is a great source for sprites, and photofiltre gives god results for converting them into b/w, I might try to convert them to grayscale :)smile.gif
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