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Episode 1: To the Moon => To the Moon - Technical => Topic started by: colbzter on February 16, 2013, 12:42:18 AM

Title: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: colbzter on February 16, 2013, 12:42:18 AM
Is there any way TtM 2 will be on it's own stand alone engine? (Not RPG maker.) It seems like it would be best this way, it could have an actual options menu (not the simple F1 menu)  to change things like resolution, brightness, sound volume and things like that.

I know it's very hard to make a game engine, but it seems RPG maker XP is outdated.

Please note that I am an outside observer with next to no information on how the game actually works, so my opinion is highly biased and I don't really know what I'm talking about. Please don't take offense.

I use one of the systems the game just doesn't work with http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4723.0 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4723.0) so maybe the game actually works great normally.

It just seems like it would be easier to put it on Steam, and you could make more changes to it than possible in RPGMXP.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Just Lance on February 16, 2013, 02:41:19 AM
Unfortunately here are some legal issues with switching game engine at this point.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Question Mark on February 16, 2013, 05:54:03 AM
Unfortunately here are some legal issues with switching game engine at this point.
There is? I would like to hear more about it.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Thunderbird on February 16, 2013, 08:33:13 AM
Unfortunately here are some legal issues with switching game engine at this point.
What? Why?
Unless you are still using the RTP Graphics there shouldn't be legal issues.

But that would be a problem, the need to make tons of new graphics and the change of style coming from doing this.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Just Lance on February 16, 2013, 10:19:35 AM
That's what I heard from Reives.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Question Mark on February 17, 2013, 10:52:47 PM
Unfortunately here are some legal issues with switching game engine at this point.
What? Why?
Unless you are still using the RTP Graphics there shouldn't be legal issues.

But that would be a problem, the need to make tons of new graphics and the change of style coming from doing this.
Maybe that's what Reives meant.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Zeriab on February 19, 2013, 03:20:01 PM
Unfortunately here are some legal issues with switching game engine at this point.
What? Why?
Unless you are still using the RTP Graphics there shouldn't be legal issues.

But that would be a problem, the need to make tons of new graphics and the change of style coming from doing this.

It's any RTP resource, not just specific to the graphics. Just to let ya know ^^
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Thunderbird on February 19, 2013, 05:38:52 PM
Ya, true. But the graphics are probably the biggest factor. Kan didn't use RTP music. Maybe some of the sound effects.
Others aren't going to matter, if you want a new engine. Or is there some ressource I'm missing?
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: SenorKaffee on March 10, 2013, 04:06:27 PM
Maybe we need to get a Kickstarter together for a decent RPG Maker XP Runtime replacement engine.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Just Lance on March 10, 2013, 05:11:43 PM
Not really there are a couple of really good open source engines around. The problem is the lawsuit... -.-
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Thunderbird on March 10, 2013, 05:41:28 PM
You could kickstart for a bunch Tileset-designers, but the real question is, does Kan want to do that?
He is used to the RPG Maker, the nature of his games doesn't really need other graphics and at least some of the compatibility issues are solved (Steam).
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Question Mark on March 11, 2013, 02:12:42 AM
Maybe we need to get a Kickstarter together for a decent RPG Maker XP Runtime replacement engine.
http://forum.chaos-project.com/index.php/topic,10796.0.html (http://forum.chaos-project.com/index.php/topic,10796.0.html)

I don't think this one is done yet, though.
Title: Re: To the Moon part 2 engine.
Post by: Zeriab on March 16, 2013, 04:12:29 PM
The problem with any new engine, however much to be created, is all that hidden stuff we don't know until we sit with it.
I am pretty sure getting the right feel (programming) will take way more effort than what it appears for us.
When have you ever heard about IT projects being amazingly finished much before schedule?

Unfortunate it is so.