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Master_Z
January 19th, 2013, 10:23 PM
I'm completely new to using this program, but from what I've seen in the Pokemon Essentials kit, it has some a lot of power. I'd rather use this over rom hacking just because I want to build something from the ground up. So my questions are these:

1) Is RPG Maker XP the version people use? I saw some other versions available.
2) Is it worth the $21 price tag (they sent me an email saying I could get it at this price)?

Cilerba
January 19th, 2013, 11:26 PM
Sure I don't see why not.

IceGod64
January 19th, 2013, 11:59 PM
I bought it ant it was $30 for me. Yes, I think it's worth the purchase. If you're decent at scripting, it's well worth $50, let alone $30.

BUT if you don't have any scripting experience, I would really reccomend trailing it and seeing what you can learn, as RMXP without scripting is.. Rather weak.

Yuoaman
January 20th, 2013, 01:09 AM
If you want to give game dev a shot, then yeah I'd say it's worth the money, and there's a quite of documentation and the like to be found for it online, which the later versions have less of.

Master_Z
January 20th, 2013, 08:36 AM
I took a c++ course in college a couple years ago, so I'm not entirely new to programming. I just think it's more robust than rom hacking from what I saw in the Pokemon Essentials kit. For some reason RPG maker Pokemon games lag when the character is walking, not sure what's up with that....

Dradier234
January 20th, 2013, 10:29 AM
I took a c++ course in college a couple years ago, so I'm not entirely new to programming. I just think it's more robust than rom hacking from what I saw in the Pokemon Essentials kit. For some reason RPG maker Pokemon games lag when the character is walking, not sure what's up with that....
The lag with walking is something the original essentials have.
You can get rid of it, but I don't know how... You can get later versions of Essentials.

Master_Z
January 20th, 2013, 03:53 PM
The lag with walking is something the original essentials have.
You can get rid of it, but I don't know how... You can get later versions of Essentials.

I'm using the newest version of it, and there's plenty of lag when I'm walking.

Crystal Noel
January 20th, 2013, 04:04 PM
I think that Essentials runs slower than RPG Maker VX/VX Ace, I don't know if this is something with XP or the Essentials engine.

BlitŻ
January 21st, 2013, 02:35 AM
Wow, it is only $21? USD, right? Man, I bought it at the hefty price tag of 60 when I started.

tnguye3
January 21st, 2013, 04:00 AM
The reason why Pokemon Essentials lags is because maps are seamed together into one big map, and because of all the scripts going on in the background. Also one area has a tonne of particle effects, which makes your computer go mad. If you start a new project and new map, you'll realise that the engine runs seamlessly.

As for the price, I think it's a reasonable price, however I'd trial it first before getting it to see what you can do with it, and whether you like it or not.

Ben.
January 21st, 2013, 05:56 AM
Going to just say it, yeah it is, but it's more likely people will pirate.
edit, don't report/delete it's the truth.