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  The Weekly Gazette 08-07-2022
Posted by: DerVVulfman - 08-08-2022, 05:00 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - No Replies

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(August 1 to August 7, 2022)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Occasions
There were a few birthdays we got to celebrate this week, starting with bibuze's, Nameless's and TheHiroOfTime's. And it wasn't long after that before we got to celebrate a birthday for pkmntrainergary. And after that, ps4xboxgameplayer's birthdays had passed. It didn't take long before Rukiri's, Burnova's, Matter85's and pikachuXD 's birthday passed. This was followed by a birthday celebration for ockap90, stepswitcher and DamnFiredMarshall. And this week wrapped up with dagarath's and Zachfive's birthday.


General Chat
If you wished to know What's on the Mind of your fellow members, DerVVulfman recorded a call from someone trying to deliver a very well-known scam. Meanwhile, kyonides saw a report where someone was shot fifteen times in order to force a surrender.

For this week's News of the World, a debate arose why Democrats wish to give illegal aliens ID cards while being adamant that ID to protect against voter fraud is discrimanatory. Meanwhile, there was a strong show of solidarity after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan amist the tensions rising with an aggressive China.


Forum Games & Nonsense
The recent Dungeons and Dragons comic story that DerVVulfman found recounts The Things the Barbarian Gets the Paladin to Do. The suggestion given to the female armored juggernaught made her proudly give a familiar battlecry which is ensured to give a chuckle.



Games Development
Development Discussion
If you were wondering Whats up with your fellow RMers, Remi-chan reworked a battle with the Embodiment of Power for her current game, featuring Siletrea as the embodiment herself.


Complete Projects
Always energetic in game contests, Starmage now unveils Astral Awakening. An RPGMaker VXAce game made for a Rebirth Game Jam, it is a short and gritty sci-fi game with a touch of undead horror.


Upcoming Projects
This week, kyonides had found little time to work upon The Tricksy Candidate, but reworked the startup map to begin with a completely different set of tiles than before.



Creativity Section
Music and Audio
If you're cuirous about the Original Music and Sound FX that Eric Matyas has, he has way over 200 fantasy music tracks, let alone over 200 science-fiction tracks. You can find even fifty horror and surreal tracks. There are certainly more than two-thousand tracks to enjoy.


Art and Design
You will see a very cute angelic maiden once you enter Remi-chan's Neato Arty thread thing!, but she is followed by a otherworldly beauty with a devilish nature.



Well, that's it for this week.

"Jesus girls! Wake up! If a guy wants to drain you of your energy, emotions, and life force he won’t sparkle in the sunshine, he’ll just marry you." - Nick Shamhart


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  The Weekly Gazette 07-31-2022
Posted by: DerVVulfman - 08-01-2022, 05:00 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - No Replies

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(July 25 to July 31, 2020)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Occasions
While it is true that Pie is Fly, you just have to love a good slice of Birthday cake and this week there was plenty of cake going around. This week started off as JackMonty, Tsaku and DragonFang321 had some cake along with phillip harnden's a couple of days later. It didn't take long before Progiver's and DaBoiONeil's birthday passed. Later, elisamuelps, ManuPichgu and Bennerdeben had shared birthdays. Even then, the next day heralded the birthdays of Sievn and Francexi. And before the week ended, zecomeia and Ti-Max had their share of birthday cake.


General Chat
If you wish to have a laugh at what is coming out for viewing, you could just find out and ask DerVVulfman the question of "What are YouTubing?" Coming to the theaters, he found what may be a much better interpretation of a fantasy gaming world starring Star Trek's Chris Pine. And new to Disney streaming, the Marvel Universe expands with their take on Law and Order.

Spending sprees, China and much more hit this week's News of the World. Uncovered recently, a new bill claiming to reduce inflation within the U.S. was found to instead raise taxes and increase inflation. A sudden crash affected oil prices while it was found that President Biden authorized selling 6 Million Barrels of the US reserves to China. And of China, they have threatened to respond, even militarily, if House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi was to visit China. The Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas regarding Biden's immigration policy while Democrats are finding what its like to have illegal aliens sent to their cities as Biden has been doing recently. The death of a famed Star Trek actress and the voice of The Little Mermaid's Ursula, Poland's classification of cats as destructive invaders, and the possible fate of Dr. Fauci are also present for those to read.


Tech Talk
Ransomware hits this week's News of the Cyber World as it was uncovered that a ransomware command and control network exists with hosts everywhere, including Russia and one in the U.S. Meanwhile, a popular GPS tracker was discovered to have vulnerabilities to allow hackers to cut the flow of gas to a vehicle, and give hackers your location and destination itinerary. And it was uncovered that both Google Drive and DropBox are now being used to deliver malware to unsuspecting users.

I has now come to liight this week that Chinese Hackers had targeted political reporters just ahead of the January 6 Incident, along with hackers from Iran, North Korea and Turkey. This not as new as one would believe as the NY times stated that Chinese hackers were persistent in 2013 in their attacks while the Times were writing about then Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. This while the DOJ stated Iranian Hackers accessed a media company's mainframe to modify news content as part of an election interference op.


Forum Games & Nonsense
For those into pen and paper dungeon crawls, one must be able to appreciate the inventiveness of a player who created THE GHOST OF THE DRAGON. This week's Dungeons and Dragons comical recollection tale posted by DerVVulfman speaks how the most diminuitive of characters can truly be a terror.



Games Development
Upcoming Projects
While working on his newest project, a game entitled The Tricksy Candidate, kyonides created a poll asking members to vote what type of roll certain characters may be cast in his game, using the persona of some of the forum's familiar faces. Based on events from some of his previous software demos, he's even provided an introductory chapter for those unfamiliar with the events leading up to his tale.


Code Support
This past week, zlsl had an issue Combining ATES with Ryex's Dynamic in that the audio effects from Blizzard's and ThallionDarkshine's weather system were being eliminated by the Dynamic Sounds script. He thought that using DerVVulfman's Audio Module MCISendString could be handy, and he was correct. DerVVulfman supplied a version of his Audio Module and a patch so the weather effects wouldn't be drowned out, elating zlsl who appreciated the elegant work.



Material Development
Resources Database
Last week, DerVVulfman forged a Crusader's sword. But this week, he's now added a sword more akin to a Claymore to the HALF KAISER BATTLER PROJECT.



Creativity Section
Music and Audio
A couple weeks, he received various kudos for his graphics. But now, Eric Matyas is now showing off the various compliments for his Original Music and Sound.



Well, that's it for this week.

"Selling eternal life is an unbeatable business, with no customers ever asking for their money back after the goods are not delivered." - Victor J. Stenger


PROSPECTIVE GAZETEERS!

If you are the creator of a thread in Save-Point, you have the option of sending/writing your own entry into the Gazette. The Gazette accepts write-in announcements (which will be doublechecked). Likewise, the Gazette would welcome other content such as a comic-strip series, ongoing story arc, or the like.

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  The Weekly Gazette 07-24-2022
Posted by: DerVVulfman - 07-25-2022, 05:04 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - No Replies

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(June 15 to June 24, 2022)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Announcements and Updates
This week, we endured more of the September Spammer Simpletons returning, DerVVulfman finding over a dozen of the Tor-Proxy using known spammers appearing, and subsequently changing their eMail addresses and passwords as he's done with many of those that returned before.


Occasions
We had a few birthdays that happend this week, but a baker's dozen worth of members were there to celebrate. First off, we had daylights, kamuipsyus and Saibibi all sharing their birthday together. This was followed by a couple members going by reirei and keibi all had equal slices of cake. And before you know it, two more members known among us as s3357774 and MillenniaTrishadow all had the opportunity to blow out their candles. This followed by the birthdays of Prof. Meow Meow's, urbios's, Vickarius's and banana7's birthday the day after. And lastly, the birthdays of Spoillind and rekkatsu had passed.


General Chat
With all the hub-bub on Facebook's Metaverse, the purchase of the latest Oculus is What's on the mind of KDC, that and keeping with the Oculus's original name.

The war between Ukraine and Russia still exists as we see in this week's News of the World. And while a deal was brokered by the United Nations for humanitarian grain deliveries, Russia launched missiles the very next day to destroy the ports in Ukraine where the grain was to be delivered. But things may grow desperate for Russia as Ukraine has been blowing up all the stockpiles of Russian munitions and supply dumps they can find. Meanwhile, President Biden is now asking for billions of dollars for an anti-Crime bill, this though top Democrats had embraced the Defund the Police movement for the past two years. And lastly, Shonka Dukureh, a 44-year old actress who was in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” movie passed away.


Forum Games & Nonsense
If you are playing a Dungeons and Dragons and one of your players is acting up, perhaps he should beware of THE VICIOUS HELL BASTARDS. The latest story that DerVVulfman found showed how some players dealt with a troublemaker in their campaign.



Games Development
Development Discussion
Sometimes one might become lost in their endeavors, which is what kyonides did if you check up with What's up among our RMers. So he's decided to drop his last project and work upon a new one based upon material he's very much familiar with, and with fellow members as possible characters.

It has been some time since Mike Everley has been around. but he returns this week with a pair of games made with RPGMaker MV and a new Website of his own. He has also been experimenting with Twine Text based games which you can find on his site as well as some of his poetry and photographic work.



Material Development
Resources Database
This week, a new resource has entered the HALF KAISER BATTLER PROJECT. Newly available and fresh from the forge, DerVVulfman has released a sword template which appears much like a stout crusader sword.

New this week, Eric Matyas added a greenish hued texture for moss-coved ground to his Massive Library of Free Images for Everyone. However, DerVVulfman inquired about the Fur/Carpet texture that was mentioned as the werewolf said it wasn't to be found.



Creativity Section
Music and Audio
While Eric Matyas likes Sharing His Original Music and Sound Effects, he found that some people were curious how to properly give him the due credit he's requested. So this week, he chose to give examples how he simply wished his name and website made visible in one's work.



Well, that's it for this week.

"When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety." - Steven Wright


PROSPECTIVE GAZETEERS!

If you are the creator of a thread in Save-Point, you have the option of sending/writing your own entry into the Gazette. The Gazette accepts write-in announcements (which will be doublechecked). Likewise, the Gazette would welcome other content such as a comic-strip series, ongoing story arc, or the like.

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  The Weekly Gazette 07-17-2022
Posted by: DerVVulfman - 07-18-2022, 05:00 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - No Replies

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(July 11 to July 17, 2022)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Occasions
We in Save-Point love it when our members celebrate thier birthdays. As such we noticed that members like Samven and DuongCool had birthdays when this week started. This was followed by the birthdays for kingray100, GwenBlanketKnight and welldevil. After that, yankbs had birthday cake a plenty. And after that Rose Guardian, Orzork and BilouMaster had birthdays to celebrate. After that, fredskiiing, Talesdreamer, Choriandus, Kamillo and Derk-Jan all shared their special day. And lastly, the birthdays of LadyTempestNyx and Linklad had passed.


General Chat
Iran hit the News of the World earlier this week, tales of it delivering drones to Russia while Iran denies the arrangement exists. Turmoil exists in Sri Lanka as the nation's Prime Minister has refused to resign amidst an escalating economic and civilian crisis. Though cleared of charges, the US Border Agents denigrated by the White House now face new charges which Republicans claim were made to try and save face. There's that, murder charges and a conviction involving Wikileaks hit this week's news.


Tech Talk
Bad news for Big Tech companies hit this week's News of the Cyber World when Twitter began suing Elon Musk as they attempt to force the Billionaire to finish the acquisition of the firm, despite Musk's lawyer citing that Twitter is "in material breach of multiple provisions" of the deal. Meanwhile, it was revealed that, despite previous assurances by TicToc, Australian user data is within reach and access of the Chinese government.


Forum Games & Nonsense
This week, a short vignette of what could humorously transpire during a pen-and-paper rollplay game entitled A ROLL OF THE DIE was posted by DerVVulfman.



Games Development
Development Discussion
Having finished working on icon-oriented optional events for Fantasia was What's Up with the RMers known as Remi-chan. And in celebration, she posted a pair of cutscenes from her current game, the first showing how tormented certain characters were while the second shows evil in its truest form.


Upcoming Projects
JayRay has embarked on a new project, to create the SGB HKCP Character Creator. Inspired by ChargenEX by DerVVulfman, it is a character sprite developer system but produces output meant for Smile Game Builder. But unlike using solid renders of the characters rendered, JayRay's system allows one to select and change individual body parts at whim.



Material Development
Tools
For those that wish to work on old-school games, JayRay presented us with EasyChar by Jetrotal. EasyChar is a system that allows one to craft sprites for RPGMaker 2000 or RPGMaker 2003.


Scripts Database
Who's to say that the big bad's henchmen are loyal to death? With kyonides's newest script, KBribe, they very well might not! Now, it is possible to bribe the bad guys during battle, though it might cost a bit.


Resources Database
If you thought Eric Matyas deserved praise for Building a Massive Library of Free Images, you're not alone. It turns out that over he has received well-over 100 kudos for his work.



Creativity Section
Music and Audio
If you were keen on making vibrant crime stories set in the 1950's, then you may wish to check out Eric Matyas's Original Music and Sound thread. This week, Eric composed a pair of big-band tunes that would fit any crime caper that may feature Las Vegas legend, Frank Sinatra.



Well, that's it for this week.

"It's weird that apples bruise like humans. I'm glad they don't scream when you bite into them." - Phil Lester

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  KBribe
Posted by: kyonides - 07-14-2022, 07:37 AM - Forum: Scripts Database - No Replies

KBribe
XP Version

by Kyonides Arkanthes

Introduction

Admit it, there are times when you wish that you could simply Cash bribe your foes during battle.
Well, now you can do it! Winking
Oh and it is also possible to get an estimate of how much it might cost you! Shocked

By the way, it is not a Plug & Play script because you can customize several things like where to show the currency symbol, etc. So do not forget to check out the KBribe module, guys! Happy with a sweat

The Script

Code:
# * KBribe XP
#   Scripter : Kyonides Arkanthes
#   v1.0.0 - 2022-07-14
# * Non Plug & Play Script * #

# Now you can bribe your foes during battles!
# You can learn how much it might cost the party to bribe a given foe.
# Just check out the skill description to find it out. ;)
# It is also possible to exclude certain monsters like bosses if needed.

# In the KBribe module you can find several CONSTANTS where you can set the
# initial values for the hit rate, damage percent, etc.

# * Script Calls * #

# $game_party.bribe_hit = Percent
# $game_party.bribe_gold_percent = Percent
# $game_party.bribe_dmg_percent = Percent
# $game_party.bribe_gold_min = Coins
# $game_party.bribe_show_dmg_pop = true  or  false

module KBribe
  SKILL_ID = 81
  # Bribing Hero's Failure Animation
  ANIMATION_ID = 101
  START_HIT_RATE = 33
  START_GOLD_PERCENT = 5
  FAILURE_DMG_PERCENT = 25
  GOLD_MIN = 50
  SHOW_DMG_POP_UP = true
  CURRENCY_SYMBOL_FIRST = false
  SKILL_COST_TEXT = "Est. Cost: "
  SUCCESS_LABEL = "Bribed"
  # Add as many MonsterID's as needed
  EXCLUDE_BOSSES = []
  extend self
  @battlers = []
  @escaped = []
  def add(battler, do_escape)
    @battlers << battler
    @escaped << do_escape
  end

  def battlers_reaction
    @battlers.each do |btlr|
      btlr.animation_id = ANIMATION_ID
      btlr.animation_hit = true
    end
  end

  def hurt!
    @battlers.size.times do |n|
      btlr = @battlers[n]
      btlr.damage_pop = $game_party.bribe_show_dmg_pop
      btlr.escape if @escaped[n]
    end
    @battlers.clear
    @escaped.clear
  end

  def skill_description
    text = " " + KBribe::SKILL_COST_TEXT
    if CURRENCY_SYMBOL_FIRST
      text += $data_system.words.gold + @amount.to_s
    else
      text += @amount.to_s + $data_system.words.gold
    end
  end
  def set_bribe_estimate() @amount = $game_party.calculate_bribe end
  def exclude?(mob_id) !EXCLUDE_BOSSES.include?(mob_id) end
end

class Game_Party
  alias :kyon_bribe_gm_pty_init :initialize
  def initialize
    kyon_bribe_gm_pty_init
    @bribe_hit = KBribe::START_HIT_RATE
    @bribe_gold_percent = KBribe::START_GOLD_PERCENT
    @bribe_dmg_percent = KBribe::FAILURE_DMG_PERCENT
    @bribe_gold_min = KBribe::GOLD_MIN
    @bribe_show_dmg_pop = KBribe::SHOW_DMG_POP_UP
  end

  def calculate_bribe
    amount = (@gold / 100 * @bribe_gold_percent).round
    amount += amount * (rand(25) + 1) / 100
  end

  def pay_bribe!
    return false if @bribe_gold_min > @gold
    amount = calculate_bribe
    lose_gold(amount)
    true
  end
  attr_accessor :bribe_hit, :bribe_gold_percent
  attr_accessor :bribe_dmg_percent, :bribe_gold_min, :bribe_show_dmg_pop
end

class Game_Battler
  alias :kyon_bribe_gm_btlr_skill_fx :skill_effect
  def check_bribe(user)
    hit = $game_party.pay_bribe!
    hit |= rand(100) < $game_party.bribe_hit
    hit |= KBribe.exclude?(@enemy_id)
    if hit
      KBribe.add(self, hit)
      @damage = KBribe::SUCCESS_LABEL
    else
      user.damage = (user.hp / 100 * $game_party.bribe_dmg_percent).round
      user.hp -= user.damage
    end
  end

  def skill_effect(user, skill)
    return check_bribe(user) if self.enemy? and KBribe::SKILL_ID == skill.id
    kyon_bribe_gm_btlr_skill_fx(user, skill)
  end
  def actor?() @actor_id != nil end
  def enemy?() @enemy_id != nil end
end

class Window_Skill
  def update_help
    a_skill = self.skill
    if a_skill.nil?
      @text = ""
    else
      @text = a_skill.description.dup
      @text += KBribe.skill_description if KBribe::SKILL_ID == a_skill.id
    end
    return if @text == @last_text
    @help_window.set_text(@text)
    @last_text = @text
  end
end

class Scene_Battle
  alias :kyon_backfire_scn_btl_start_skill_sel :start_skill_select
  alias :kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s4 :update_phase4_step4
  alias :kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s5 :update_phase4_step5
  def start_skill_select
    kyon_backfire_scn_btl_start_skill_sel
    KBribe.set_bribe_estimate
  end

  def update_phase4_step4
    kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s4
    KBribe.battlers_reaction
  end

  def update_phase4_step5
    kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s5
    KBribe.hurt!
  end
end


Terms & Conditions

Include my nickname in your game credits! Grinning
Free for use in non commercial games.
Cellphone Contact me if you want to go commercial.
It is an inexpensive script so you do not have to worry about this. Winking

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  The Weekly Gazette 07-10-2022
Posted by: DerVVulfman - 07-11-2022, 05:00 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - No Replies

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(July 4 to July 10, 2022)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Announcements and Updates
This week, Save-Point had its Forum software upgraded which dealt with forum security. User registration was temporarily broken and the Thanks feature had to be removed due to incompatability issues. And for a short time, both the spoilers and forum css code was disabled. However, that occurs often with upgrades of this nature.


Occasions
This week, a number of birthdays were celebrated, starting with birthdays for firestalker5, Morrigan Aensland and MMG92. Later, akoo, davidenglander and dragoness had shared birthdays. And the birthdays of Flare Knight and Shadi came and went. After that, the reason to celebrate continued as Eagleeye1990 had a brthday to celebrate. And this week ended as we celebrated Narzew's and Arkleo's birthday.


General Chat
Thoughts of inappropriate television scheduling was on your mind of kyonides this week, grimacing that the WB station he receives now has a segment for anime content.

Twas a shock which hit the News of the World when Sninzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan, was shot and killed while delivering a campaign speech.


Forum Games & Nonsense
Another week passes and another tale of a tabletop game gone awry is posted by DerVVulfman. The latest tale, What Lies Beneath, relays the taile of a party searching for evil within an underground cavern.



Material Development
Resources Database
If the bark texture that Eric Matyas wasn't dark enough, you can find an even darker texture within the Massive Library of Free Images he posted this week. Sandstone like brickwork is also available, slightly darker than that he released this past April. And the dark blue concrete texture put out this week is one with a rougher grit than what released in May.



Creativity Section
Music and Audio
For those which wish to recreate the exciting cybernetic world of Masumune Shirow, be glad that Eric Matyas continues to Sharing His Original Music such as his compositions such as "An Introspective Automaton" or "Sneakin' Around a Cyber Dump". Along with that, he also released some "Quirky Construction" music for those wanting some odd jobsite tunes.



Well, that's it for this week.

"Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter." - James A. Garfield

REMINDER TO NEW MEMBERS!

Full activation of an account requires a proper, non-spam introductory post within our 'Occasions' board. Spam posts to gain entry are deleted and revoked. Please refer to the 'Rules' regarding Member Account Responsibilities.

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  Forum software upgraded
Posted by: Kirito - 07-07-2022, 10:41 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - Replies (1)

Please report any bugs in this thread in regards to the update.

Known bug:

User registration is currently broken, I'm looking into it. Problem was with the thanks plugin. I had to uninstall it to get registrations working again. Will be looking for a new solution.

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  The Weekly Gazette 07-03-2022
Posted by: DerVVulfman - 07-04-2022, 05:03 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - No Replies

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(June 27 to July 3, 2022)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Occasions
It took some time after signing into the forum that Klink came by to mention his use of RPGMaker XP for a while, worried that we might be among others that have a lack of activity. Much to his surprise and glee, he found there was more activity than he expected, this user of the Blizz-ABS system for his customized Zelda-Styled game.

Glad tidings always occur each week, and among those are the birthdays of our members, such as those of MegaPowerNinja,'s zephrael's and Soulstuckgunner's, And if you thought that the week would start off with a large celebration only to peter down, you were wrong as scaldwellhu also had a birthday to celebrate. But that was only the start of the birthday celebrations this week as gothicmiriel had a birthday to enjoy, as did Cortez, Peregrine and Bounty Hunter Lani the very next day. Still, more birthdays passed as the birthday of gerronix12, ZanderFrae and JadedPhoenixStudios came and went. And after that, ShockWave and sbethune81 were able to share some birthday cake together.


Forum Games & Nonsense
If you are planning to host a game of Dungeons and Dragons, beware and make sure the friends playing your campaign are enthusiastic. For DerVVulfman found a story dubbed A Disney Troll which humorously gave example what could happen otherwise.



Games Development
Complete Projects
After so many years, Celestial Tear: Demon's Revenge is now being recreated. First released a decade prior, Yin has now announced that this epic game with original art is now being remade, the previous having various issues they will be resolving.



Material Development
Resources Database
Behold new imagery available for use within Jay Ray's Local Texture Source. As you will see, forest work and natural pics are completely available for real-world graphic goodness.




Creativity Section
Music and Audio
Quite energenic was the new Original Music Shared by Eric Matyas this week, the first a tune that befits a super-scientist's lab in a comedy. But along with that, the sound of metal clashing appears in a tune where one may find sinister cyborgs on the rise.


Art and Design
Upon venturing into Remi-chan's Neato Arty thread thing, they will see the maiden of midnight. The Black Swan called Lucifrael appears behind a dark celestial backdrop with shards of planets and portals. There is no speed-draw this time, but was rendered in its entirety in seven hours.



Special Projects
ReGaL (RPG Game Lab)
Screenies
Returning once more this week, Kain Nobel announced that most of the database tabs in his version of the REGAL Application has been completed, now depicting the Systems database tab. A new look than one would expect, it completely separates the startup graphics and music from the cursor effects, has a separate tab for grouping of items and/or skills, and a larger vocabulary section. Noticed by DerVVulfman, the werewolf inquired about the elements section, not seeing it at the time, though Kainers stated that the elements would have their own icons like any other database item. And following that, inquired if there may eventually be a battlesystem database tab.



Red Jester Resources
This week heralds the opening of the Red Jester board, and with that comes Red Jester Tilemorphs Volume 1. Originally called B.E.S.T, or the Biome Environment Seamproof Tileset, these graphics, designed mostly for the Smile Game Buildsr, will soon become an official Steam DLC. He has video content and graphic to oggle over.



Well, that's it for this week.

"Hitler: Thank you, whoever you are. I think you just saved my life.
The Doctor: Believe me... It was an accident." - Steven Moffat

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  The Weekly Gazette 06-26-2022
Posted by: DerVVulfman - 06-27-2022, 05:00 AM - Forum: Announcements and Updates - No Replies

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(June 20 to June 26, 2022)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Occasions
There were a number of birthdays this week, starting with those of Pherione, GrueMaster and GetDurpedOn. But that was only the start of the birthday celebrations this week as tfieldmusic and Lect shared the same birthday. And later, Justvisiting and theGRIM had slice of birthday cake to share. After that, jubhub731, neptis, quantumpanic and RHVMBI all had the same birthday at the same time. And lastly, PsychicToaster enjoyed his confectionary goodness..


General Chat
Within this week's News of the World, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the 1973 Roe vs Wade Abortion Precedent, a vote of 6-3 reverting authority back to the states. China announced it plans to supply Russia with aircraft parts while members of the G7 plans to ban all gold trade with Russia. Ghislaine Maxwell now being on suicide watch is another development of the Socialite convicted of underage sex trafficking. And a sixty-six man was denied being able to donate blood because he refused to answer whether he was pregnant.


Forum Games & Nonsense
This week, DerVVulfman strayed from humorous tales of Dungeons and Dragons adventures gone awry, for TALK ABOUT BLOWN UP IN MY FACE this week is a tale from Mage: The Awakening. Set in a modern world with magic, the teller of this tale displayed a good reason why their game master should think battle encounters through.



Games Development
Development Discussion
This week, a couple of our members have been busy if you've been following What's up with them. Kyonides worked upon a menu for one system, then began working on an audio systems options menu, then was looking for some inspiration for another work to create. And a bit of back and forth was issued between he and DerVVulfman on another potential work. After that, Remi-chan returned after getting a new PC, and she did not waste time as she released two remastered cutscenes from her game, and showed off her new VTuber avatar and a short piece on the relational dynamics of two of her universe's femme fatales.

A serious discount has been discovered as RPGMAKER XP IS ONLY $2.50 on STEAM!. A special price for a limited time, the promotion ends on July 7th. At the same time, extreme low prices exist for RPGMaker VX all others prior to RPGMaker MZ.


Upcoming Projects
Be ready for some new, free online action with Necromancers Online. Presented to us by at0msk, you play a Necromancer who raises creatures from the dead to fight and subjugate, and even other fellow necromancer players you encounter. Currently, there are just over 20 creatures to encounter, but more will be coming.

Be ready for new resources for Smile Game Builder. In the works right now, JayRay is working dilligently upon The Great Forest, the first installment of his BEST (Biome Environment Seamproof Tileset) series of 3D Poly graphics. He promises over 100 seamproof tiles that can be aligned together for millions of combinations for your 3D maps.



Material Development
Scripts Database
If you are in the need for a screen to control your game's audio levels, then KShlenam by kyonides will be for you. Available in all three RPGMaker ruby-script systems, it has a graphic bar system to contol music, effects and ambient backgrounds. And the RPGMaker XP version also includes a bonus dash/run feature.

If you wish to give a bit more risk to your players, kyonides's KBackFire script should fit your needs. Now, a hero attempting to use a skill when he should be better trained may now suffer for his attempts of use.Originally made for RPGMaker XP, the thread was updated to handle RPGMaker VX near the end of the week.


Resources Database
A new source of graphic textures has arisen as we have been gifted by Jay Ray's Local Texture Source. Imagery from local sources, currently from wetland preserves with rocky landscapes and lush greent to view. And of all this, he asks is to fllow his CC0 license and give mention of his name in your credits.

For anyone interested in 3D polygon models for your games, JayRay discovered Drummyfish's RPG Items 3d models. A collection of low-poly items in various sizes are available for free under Drummyfish's CC0 license.



Well, that's it for this week.

"I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth." - Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019)

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  KBackFire
Posted by: kyonides - 06-26-2022, 06:55 AM - Forum: Scripts Database - Replies (1)

KBackFire
XP & VX versions

by Kyonides Arkanthes

Introduction

Have you ever dreamed of letting your heroes suffer the consequences of using a skill that is too powerful for such weaklings?

Well, now Alex aka Aluxes knows how it feels like.
By the way, I don't know how the ghosts can stand him even for a second! Shocked

It is not a plug & play script because you need to configure the KBackFire module first to make it work properly.  Don't worry pals! It's quite easy to tweak it!

Since version 1.0.1 you can also specify the Skill Backfire's Hit Rate! Two Thumbs Up! 

The Script
for the Default Battle Systems

XP Script

Code:
# * KBackFire XP - Default BS
#   Scripter : Kyonides Arkanthes
#   v1.0.1 - 2022-06-26
# * Non Plug & Play Script * #

# The script that allows your heroes to get hurt by a sudden attack for using a
# skill that is way above their current fighting skills.

# * Script Call * #
# KBackFire.show_damage_pop = true (or false)

# * Aliased Methods * #
# Game_Battler#skill_effect
# Scene_Battle#update_phase4_step4 #update_phase4_step4

module KBackFire
  @show_damage_pop = true
  ANIMATION_ID = 101
  SKILLS = {} # Do Not Edit This Line!
  # [SkillID] = { Minimum Level => Damage %, ... , :hit_rate => 1 through 100 }
  SKILLS[57] = { 5 => 150, 10 => 125, 15 => 100, 20 => 75, 25 => 50,
    30 => 25, :hit_rate => 75 }
  # * End of Setup Section * #
  extend self
  @battlers = []
  def setup
    @battlers.each do |battler|
      battler.animation_id = ANIMATION_ID
      battler.animation_hit = true
    end
  end

  def hurt!
    @battlers.each{|battler| battler.damage_pop = @show_damage_pop }
    @battlers.clear
  end
  def <<(battler) @battlers << battler end
  attr_reader :battlers
  attr_accessor :show_damage_pop
end

class Game_Battler
  alias :kyon_backfire_gm_btlr_skill_fx :skill_effect
  def skill_backfire(user, data)
    lvl = user.level
    levels = data.keys.sort.select{|v| lvl < v }
    return if levels.empty? or rand(100) >= data[:hit_rate]
    dmg_percent = data[levels.min]
    user.damage = (@damage / 100 * dmg_percent).round
    user.hp -= user.damage
    KBackFire << user
  end

  def skill_effect(user, skill)
    result = kyon_backfire_gm_btlr_skill_fx(user, skill)
    skill_data = KBackFire::SKILLS[skill.id]
    skill_backfire(user, skill_data) if result and user.actor? and skill_data
    result
  end
  def actor?() @actor_id != nil end
  def damage?() @damage != nil end
end

class Scene_Battle
  alias :kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s4 :update_phase4_step4
  alias :kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s5 :update_phase4_step5
  def update_phase4_step4
    kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s4
    KBackFire.setup
  end

  def update_phase4_step5
    kyon_backfire_scn_btl_up_ph4_s5
    KBackFire.hurt!
  end
end

VX Script

Code:
# * KBackFire VX - Default BS
#   Scripter : Kyonides Arkanthes
#   v1.0.1 - 2022-06-26
# * Non Plug & Play Script * #

# The script that allows your heroes to get hurt by a sudden attack for using a
# skill that is way above their current fighting skills.

# * Script Call * #
# KBackFire.show_damage_pop = true (or false)

# * Aliased Methods * #
# Game_Battler#skill_effect
# Scene_Battle#update_phase4_step4 #update_phase4_step4

module KBackFire
  DAMAGE_MESSAGE = "The skill backfired! "
  SKILLS = {} # Do Not Edit This Line!
  # [SkillID] = { Minimum Level => Damage %, ... , :hit_rate => 1 through 100 }
  SKILLS[67] = { 10 => 125, 15 => 100, 20 => 75, 25 => 50,
    30 => 25, :hit_rate => 75 }
end
# * End of Setup Section * #
class Game_Battler
  alias :kyon_backfire_gm_btlr_skill_fx :skill_effect
  alias :kyon_backfire_gm_btlr_exec_dmg :execute_damage
  attr_accessor :skill_backfired
  attr_writer :hp_damage
  def backfire_damage
    @skill_backfired = true
    self.hp -= @hp_damage
  end

  def skill_backfire(user, skill)
    data = KBackFire::SKILLS[skill.id]
    return unless data
    dmg = skill.damage_to_mp ? @mp_damage : @hp_damage
    return if dmg < 1
    lvl = user.level
    levels = data.keys.sort.select{|v| lvl < v }
    return if levels.empty? or rand(100) >= data[:hit_rate]
    dmg_percent = data[levels.min]
    user.hp_damage = (dmg / 100 * dmg_percent).round
    user.backfire_damage
  end

  def skill_effect(user, skill)
    kyon_backfire_gm_btlr_skill_fx(user, skill)
    return if @skipped or @missed or @evaded or user.is_a?(Game_Enemy)
    skill_backfire(user, skill)
  end
end

class Scene_Battle
  alias :kyon_backfire_scn_btl_exec_act_skill :execute_action_skill
  def execute_action_skill
    kyon_backfire_scn_btl_exec_act_skill
    display_backfire_damage if @active_battler.skill_backfired
  end

  def display_backfire_damage
    @active_battler.skill_backfired = nil
    line_number = @message_window.line_number
    timer = line_number != @message_window.line_number ? 20 : 5
    wait(timer)
    @message_window.back_to(line_number)
    text = KBackFire::DAMAGE_MESSAGE + Vocab::ActorDamage
    text = sprintf(text, @active_battler.name, @active_battler.hp_damage)
    @active_battler.hp_damage = 0
    Sound.play_actor_damage
    $game_troop.screen.start_shake(5, 5, 10)
    @message_window.add_instant_text(text)
    wait(30)
  end
end



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