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 The Weekly Gazette 09-03-2023
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(August 28 to September 3, 2023)

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
To promote healthy interaction between those needing help and those that come to their aid, the support boards now each have a Creating and Answering Requests thread stickied to each. It brings up some basics such as how long to wait before bumping a request, naming one's request, and more.

General Chat
Old games and things of the past was on the mind of kyonides this week. He decided to view clips from older games and dusted off the footage of old SimCity game from 1999. To his shock, the simulated world-building game simulated the September 11, 2001 destruction of the Twin Towers.

This week's News of the World covered illegal immigrants in New York, Staten Island residents demanding to secede from New York City while President Biden creates plans to send immigrants to outlying areas in New York. The southern U.S. border hit this week's news as well, finding migrants from Uzbekistan had support from ISIS, and gunfire erupted as a Texas Guardsman protected immigrants from cartel gunman. Calling China's actions contentious may be an understatement, claiming large portions of India as theirs, defending the Uyghur genocide, and using the military to protect their illegal fishing practices. The loss of Margaritaville's Jimmy Buffet, Chicago actively suing automakers for the rise in car theft in its city (that is NOT a typo), the Nobel Foundation banning Iranian, Russian and Belarus ambassadors, Italy possibly blowing off China's Belt and Road initiative, Russia threatening the use of nuclear weapons if Ukraine takes back its land (again), and more hit this week's news.

Tech Talk
This week's News of the Cyber World began when it was revealed that U.S. President Biden had roughly 5000 eMail aliases to conduct family business, such bringing even more calls for an impeachment inquiry. It wasn't the best week for Musk and electric cars as the latest Tesla self-driving car ran a red light during a test, and authorities put out a warning that electric vehicles can burst into flames when exposed to salt water. AI is still appearing to be a problem, creating political messages despite rules changes, and may result in possible AI content takeover by 2026. One set of computer hackers actually taking down another group's malicious spyware, telephone scam centers using the enslaved rather than employees, and much more hit this week's cybernews.

Games Development
Development Discussion
DerVVulfman is doing more coding, if you wondered What's up with RMers like him. He only just discovered some neglected code within RPGMaker XP's initial script library. After that, he showed off his work on windows-like listboxes and dropdown scrolling lists with a short and low quality .mp4 video attached to his post.

Complete Projects
It was Rave Heart's 3rd Anniversary. And commemorating the event, Starmage presented some adorable artwork by Berry B and a severely discounted price on Steam that lasted to the end of the week.

Upcoming Projects
Indeed, BlueSkies 3 is still being worked on. And this week, Starmage released a video which presents the hero fighting for their lives with the game's battle system.

Material Development
There was some buzz around the HiddenChest RGSS Player Executable by kyonides as DerVVulfman discovered that an earlier version of the Windows port did not suffer graphic issues experienced by the current edition. Howver, he noted that the current edition did have a bug-free mouse system which the earlier edition had not. There was also some back and forth regarding newer font handling options, added to cover RPGMaker VX and VXA functionality. But don't expect any upgrade or graphic repaired version for Windows any time soon as kyonides has become pretty busy,

Scripts Database
While the script garners the RPGMaker XP Script tag, the MKXP Compatible Mouse Add-on by DerVVulfman is a system that lets users of the MKXP take advantage of its built-in mouse support. MKXP is a replacement for RPGMaker's engine, open source but without support for Win32API handling.

Designed for RPGMaker VXAce, kyonides crafted TextColorTags to let users single out key words in messages to have their own specified color. The original version would only test a message for the first occurrence of a specified word. However, kyonides returned to corect that issue and his system will ensure that key words are always re-colored no matter how many there are within a message.

Resources Database
The artwork is not new. In fact, the content is downright old. However, DerVVulfman managed to find links to two resource dumps that were somehow lost. The lost RMVXP Gallery Files is a collection of all the material that was saved before the forum had lost the file upload system. Said content even predates our rebranding as Save-Point. Menawhile, the Pack of RMXP resources are older still. It was this site that had a large number of early-era RPGMaker XP scripts that returned a number of lost features. But now, you can obtain all the characters, battlers and whatnot you need.

Creativity Section
Music and Audio
As he had done last week, Eric Matyas released another set of low-fidelity renders of the Shared Original Music he has been working so dilligently to provide. The new free tracks cover "Shattered Reality", "Shattered Mind", and a few other works that would fit in well with any thriller or horror game.

Art and Design
Inescapable allure amidst inescapable annihilation, this a description that one may find apt for the subject presented within Remi-chan's Neato Arty thread thing! Known originally as the Queen of Shadows, Remi-chan presents her in her final form, the Terminus Void herself. This celestial being is presented with an accompanying speed-draw.

Well, that's it for this week.

"As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two." - Sir Norman Wisdom


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Just PM DerVVulfman with the submissions. Submissions must be in by 10pm EST.
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