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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #260 on: 05 Apr 2009, 00:01 »
Could you help me? I'd like to make a limited space inventory. And also, how could I make my character have more than one of the same item?

More than one of the same item is simple, just set "display inventory items multiple times" in the general settings pane.

And for a limited space inv, I usually recommend this module:
http://www.bigbluecup.com/yabb/index.php?topic=28177.0, which gives you a Diablo2-style, gridbased inv. Few remember it, but it works very well.

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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #261 on: 06 Apr 2009, 00:56 »
 ;) for your solutions, I'll make good use of them.

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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #262 on: 14 Apr 2009, 19:49 »
I might be a little late to the party on this topic but RPG maker VX (go to www.phanxgames.com) makes great looking RPGs, is very easy to use and if you don't like writing your own script, you have the choice to just use a simple Ruby script program where you just have simple "turn switch on" or "add variable" without any real script (or you could just script yourself).

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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #263 on: 14 Apr 2009, 22:56 »
You rather sound like you're missing the point of this thread... ;)

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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #264 on: 18 Apr 2009, 20:11 »
Yeah I know but I'mjust saying that rather than complicating it with making an RPG with an adventure game studio, it would make more sense to make an RPG with an rpg studio.
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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #265 on: 21 Apr 2009, 20:48 »

Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #266 on: 25 Apr 2009, 22:40 »
I created an RPG with AGS and having played about with RPG maker and its ilk before, I can tell you that AGS is a far better tool for it. Not wanting to start a flame war or anything but the RPG-centric creation tools are just too narrow-minded and it is very hard to create something unique or original. AGS is far more flexible.

On another note, I am currently working on a tutorial for creating a RPG with AGS. Watch this space...   

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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #267 on: 26 Apr 2009, 01:13 »
Indeed. As the first post says, it very possible and we've seen a lot in the past. But if you're not willing to put in the work, RPGMaker is an excellent solution (though to say there's nothing unique is too much. I just started playing Exit Fate, and I love it!)

Also, I'm excited to see your tut bush_monkey. It'd be good to have another one, since newbies seem to gravitate to it like it's the Holy Grail of AGS/RPG Tutorials, despite it being very old and mediocre (but better than nothing)


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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #268 on: 26 Apr 2009, 12:19 »
Here is the first part of my RPG tutorial:

http://opinionsandcreations.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ags-rpg-tutorial-part-one

Part 2 will be up this evening. I hope some of you find it useful.


Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #270 on: 26 Apr 2009, 23:34 »
part three of the RPG tutorial is now up as well:

http://opinionsandcreations.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ags-rpg-tutorial-part-three

Hi guys, sorry I haven't uploaded part four yet, I was having problems with my internet connection. Part four will be up later on today.

« Last Edit: 01 May 2009, 10:40 by bush_monkey »

Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #271 on: 03 May 2009, 21:19 »
Part four of the tutorial is now up:

http://opinionsandcreations.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ags-rpg-tutorial-part-four

I have also rectified an error in part 3: References to globalint 53 should have been globalint 1, sorry if this stumped anyone  :P

Part five will be up tomorrow. 

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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #272 on: 08 May 2009, 06:37 »
As of this posting, the linked thread is only minutes old. But the question was how to change backgrounds from day to night like Quest For Glory. Since this is a stickied thread, I figured I past the link here so it wouldn't be lost--and because it's super relevent to AGS RPGs.
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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #273 on: 08 May 2009, 13:31 »
Thanks Trent R, I just wasn't sure whether 4 posts days apart should be in the same window or not. Consider this post my placeholder for all future parts of the tutorial  ;D

Part 5 will be up later today and is easily the most complex part of the tutorial.

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Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #274 on: 08 May 2009, 14:01 »
bush_monkey, while I appreciate the effort, it should be noted that you're using GlobalInts and even old style code, both of which are long obsolete.
You're also using a variable width font without indentations for the code snippets.

So, while I still do appreciate the work you're putting into this, teaching people unclean, obsolete code might do more harm than good.

I'm always a bit sceptical of the various tutorials floating around here in general since they usually contain small flaws, so don't take my opinion as the one of the forum.
But I think that a text that teaches people how to code an RPG should at least use OO code, with it being around since AGS 2.7 I believe.

Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #275 on: 08 May 2009, 16:10 »
Hi KhrisMUC, I did think about this when I started but as I mentioned in the tutorial, the game the tutorial is based on was started before AGS 2.71 was released.

Whilst I am a big advocate of OO programming (being a C# programmer by trade), I did not want to write a tutorial in AGS 3.1 as I have not used AGS 3.1 yet.

I do think my tutorial will still serve as a good starting point for anyone wanting to create an AGS RPG . Some of the code might be obsolete but the underlying methodology is still correct.

As I am quite far in the tutorial, I don't really want to change the code at this time but if there is enough demand, I will create a 3.1 version of the code at a later date. 

As for the indentation, I've become lazy from Intellisense  :P I will amend the tutorials to make them cleaner.
« Last Edit: 08 May 2009, 16:12 by bush_monkey »

Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #276 on: 17 Jun 2009, 04:12 »
You are right about the underlying methodology of your tutorial; it's almost a carbon copy of the coding style I've adopted for the FF ATB-system rip-off I'm working on.  

Although your methods are a LOT less convoluted than mine (that's what you get when you make up standards for your code as you write it I guess  ::))

I'm tempted to volunteer to rewrite your tutorial to be AGS 3.1 compliant, if not for my excessive use of #define, export and import which might be regarded as poor programming practice.  (I tend to put incrementor variable declarations on the same line as while loops.  The scandal!)
« Last Edit: 18 Jun 2009, 01:02 by HammerBlade »

Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #277 on: 24 Jun 2009, 13:16 »
Actually HammerBlade, the reason why I haven't posted in a while is because I was foolish enough to try and redo the tutorial frm scratch in 3.1. This is taking me forever  :P

I have a semi-complete tutorial on the battle system for AGS 2.6 which I will tidy up and post soon.

Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #278 on: 30 Jun 2009, 03:24 »
Alrighty then, if you're already on top of it, I see no reason to interfere.   :=


Re: AGS: Can I Make an RPG with AGS?
« Reply #279 on: 12 Jul 2009, 00:27 »
Part 5 of my RPG tutorial is now up:

http://opinionsandcreations.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ags-rpg-tutorial-part-five

This is the hardest of all the tutorials as it discusses the battle system. I have checked it very thoroughly but if you find any mistakes, omissions or just do not understand certain parts, let me know.