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Postby Anordin » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:03 am

Has anyone used it? I downloaded some of the free versions about a week ago and I can say that it is a lot harder to make an RPG game than to play one. But I'm also amazed at how easy it was to do certain things as well. Any thoughts?
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Postby Greensky » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:15 pm

It wasn't really "hard" unless you made your own graphics from scratch. Otherwise it was just time consuming. But my 30 hour game got deleted somehow. It just magically erased off of my memory card. :evil:

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Postby lunarRPG88 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:29 am

how do you get RPG Maker ?

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Postby Alunissage » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:37 am

I don't recall there being any legitimate free versions of RPG Maker. The widespread piracy of it is a stated reason for the PC version not being released in English.

The PlayStation and PS2 versions are available at the usual game stores.

There are also various homebrew tools/programs for making RPGs (and other types of games), which are mostly free.

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Postby Erroneous » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:16 am

The PC versions such as RPGMaker 95+, rm2k, and RPG Maker XP all were originally in Japan, then a few translators obtained these programs and created english patches. But as Alun stated the core programs aren't technically "free", outdated and not much care about piracy issues, the game is available on the net for download purposes.

Check out Google by typing either of the titles above if you want them, however I won't be posting any links since RPGM XP is somewhat recent unlike the others and that in turn may or may not be considered piracy/wares/roms here.

As for the PS and PS2 versions, the PS1 ultimiatly is the worse purchace ever, whereas the PS2 is somewhat "acceptable".
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Postby Zhirl » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:25 am

week late but eh nonetheless
RPG MAKER XP was released in the US September 18th or so. There's a 15 day trial or something. You download it off of CNET, and costs $60 to buy.
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Postby snaztacular » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:03 am

I made a little environment with the RPGMaker XP trial, and I was actually pretty impressed by it. There are a few little annoyances when working with it, but you learn to deal with them pretty fast. I'd say it can meet your needs for basically any RPG though, and with relatively little work!

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Postby phyco126 » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:05 am

Bah, I tried freeware RPG makers (not the name brand mind you) but I didn't like them. The characters always moved laggingly, the bugs always made the thing crash, etc etc etc.

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Postby SilverOcean » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:33 am

I've used Rm2k, Rm2k3, RmXP, and RPG Maker 2 (PS2). The PS2 version is good, but frustrating to use. I personally believe the computer ones are easier to use.
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Postby Zophar » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:11 pm

I have downloaded the full version of RPG Maker XP, but I haven't bothered to install it yet. One of these days when I have more free time, I probably will.

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Postby iamstillhiro1112 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:44 pm

l spent 300+ hours on the PS1 version. It was pretty impressive at the amount of freedom it gave you. A first for the consoles. I couldn't figure out the PS2 game, but I hear RPGM3 is easier and better.

I also have RPGMaker XP and I think it's pretty good. I miss the play movie feature from the last version but I found this thing to be pretty bug free. The character creation is alot better in this version.

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Postby Kobalt » Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:35 pm

I've never really tried RPG Maker games and I was just wondering what the appeal is to them. Since, for me, the lure of playing an rpg was to slowly uncover the story behind it.
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