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Tutorial 5: Combat

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In this tutorial, we look at the default RPG Maker XP combat system and how to work with it and tailor it to our game and character’s levels. We will fight the Wharf Rats from the previous tutorial and set up exactly how they should be treated (badly!). At the end of the combat, we […]

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Tutorial 4: Old-School Cinematics

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In this tutorial, I will present how to create a simple, old-school cinematic setup like in classic Final Fantasy games. This will lead into the next tutorial on combat. Tutorial Time: 20 minutes. Experience Level: Beginner Scripting Experience: Not applicable Source files: Included with RPG Maker XP Now that we have our player on an […]

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Tutorial 3: Getting Started with Events

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In this tutorial, we will use a basic “event” (or in the case of the previous tutorial, Non-Player Character) to create a somewhat complex dialogue and decision tree not unlike the beginning of a number of role-playing games. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to select character graphics, change characters, make […]

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Tutorial 2: Creating Your First Map

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This tutorial will show you how to create your first map. This map will be small and extremely simple, but will show off the basics of using the RPG Maker XP map editor. Some of the features will be familiar from your last tutorial, but we will also be adding to the knowledge gained there. […]