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How to play Rpg Maker VX / XP in Mac
« on: December 28, 2015, 12:15:47 PM »
Hi,
I wonder how can anyone play Rpg maker XP / VX in Mac ?

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Re: How to play Rpg Maker VX / XP in Mac
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 01:41:00 PM »
Well, I guess you mean how to play games made with RPG Maker on Mac, not the RPG Maker itself, right?

There are currently two solutions:
1- Porting the game to Mac (& Linux) with the help of mkxp, created by Ancurio:
https://github.com/Ancurio/mkxp

mkxp can be used to port RPG Maker XP, VX and VX Ace games to Mac & Linux.
It is the same engine used for porting To the Moon, A Bird Story and other games made by Kan.

There are two obstacles to run games using mkxp:
- When Win32API is used. Thankfully Ancurio has provided a script that simulates some of the Win32API, especially for the mouse functionality in games.

- Scripts made for RPG Maker XP and VX respect the Ruby 1.8.x syntax, while RPG Maker VX Ace and mkxp use later versions of Ruby. In such cases those scripts should be updated to be compatible with Ruby 1.9+ syntax.
For example, in your "The White Wishes" game, you have used the VX version of "Animated Parallax" script which has issues with the latest Ruby syntax.
Unfortunately just changing the script to its VX Ace version does not work because the VX Ace version is not a drop-in replacement.
So the script needs modifications to work with mkxp. I tried a bit, but I was not successful and I'm a little busy right now so I could not put much time on it.
So I went for the second solution:

2- Running the game on Wine.
Wine allows some Windows programs to run on Mac and Linux, unmodified, including many games made with RPG Maker games.
It won't be as good as a native port made with mkxp, but it is acceptable.
There are many ways to use Wine on Mac, one example is WineBottler:
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org

There is also PlayonMac:
https://www.playonmac.com/en/

And Wineskin Winery:
http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-index.php

Basically someone can install Wine using one of the above packages, and then run the exe file of the game with one of them.
That's how I played your game. :)

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Re: How to play Rpg Maker VX / XP in Mac
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 01:55:13 PM »
Thank You for Fast Response, Ali :)

It's really helpful  :D