I can't believe I had forgotten about these tutorials. I found them in the back alleys of my hard drive. Old RPG Maker XP and Sauerbraten tutorials. If I can find the BlitzMax and Torque 2D ones, I'll post them as well.
RPG Maker XP has some interesting caveats, and one of the first things that I wanted to do and had difficulty finding any information on was creating a door that would open. Now, this may seem very logical to many, but I was not an avid user of RPG Maker 95 or 2000, so it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
In this simple tutorial, you will gain familiarity with the RPG Maker XP interface. I will cover all of the standard buttons and show you how to open, close, save, and load project files. I will also show you the basics of editing a map and how to navigate the character, item, magic, and monster […]