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 The Weekly Gazette 03-17-2024
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(February 5 to February 11, 2024)

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
Earlier, Kirito announced that Sunday would see some Site Downtime in order to update server software. I was over an hour that he later announced that the server was updated, though some customizations were temporarily removed..

In the middle of the week, the community was joined by Saimon, an artist and current RPGMaker XP user who has two chapters of his 11-part game worked out. He was greeted by DerVVulfman, kyonides, Remi-chan and MetalRenard who was thrilled to find another familiar with the French language.

General Chat
This week's News of the World centered around the turmoil in Haiti, the former cop turned murderous gangleader "Barbecue" issuing threats against his rule, the Dominican Republic's issues with illegal Haitian migrants and the U.N's response, U.S. President Biden's abandonment of missionaries, and Florida's DeSantis intercepting Haitian boats filled with drugs and guns. Relations between the U.S. and Israel worsen as President Biden and Senator Schumer attack Israel's Netanyahu, Israeli opposition leaders blasting them back as election interference. And as Israel rejects another unrealistic deal with Hamas, they reported that it was Hamas that opened fire against civilians waiting for aid in Gaza. Things are still hot with the war between Ukraine and Russia, last week reporting Indians forced into fighting for Russia and now a Cuban falling for a Facebook scam. And once again, President Puten threatened the west with nukes over Ukraine. Despite this and Putin's latest Presidential election victory (against whom?), more support is heading to Ukraine who had begun crossing into Russia and launching drone attacks around Moscow. For the U.S., Republicans had some political victories, President Biden ordered to continue building Trump's border wall, the stain against the Georgia court case against Trump, NYC's court case against Trump needing a 30 day postponement after revealing thousands of new pages at the last minute, and the revelation the White House attempted to interfere with Hur's Special Report on Biden. The death of a Boeing Aircraft whistleblower, the mainstream media's fake twist on Trump's Bloodbath statement, a Nigerian gunman's $620,000 ransom demand, Burger King's Open Air Drug Bazaar lawsuit, Farmers now protesting in Belgium over crippling Green policies, the U.S. investigation into the CCP's government-wide subversion, Denmark's draft espanding to women, and much more hit this week's news.
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Tech Talk
As it has been in recent months, Artificial Intelligence penetrated the News of the Cyber World, this time with actual warnings over human extinction at its hands coincidentally as an humanoid robot was made with OpenAI as its source. And the issues of disinformation from AI too appeared as Adobe's AI was found altering history, Youtube is flooded with AI content, and five Pulitzer Prize Finalists discovered using AI for their works. For this reason and more, the E.U. now passed an act to reign in AI. On a separate issue, China is working hard to foster sentiment and hold onto TikTok in the US while more U.S. business men are looking to takeover the company, including Steven Mnuchin and the most hated man in video games, Bobby Kotick formerly of Activision. Roku sabotaging their own Televisions, the FBI monitoring online gamers for extremism, NetFlix's "Squid Game" star guilty of sexual misconduct, the Big Tech censorship case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court, and more hit the cybernew this week.

Games Development
Development Discussion
The discussion of the RPGMaker series of engines was apparently What's up among your fellow RMers as Steel Beast 6Beets and Remi-chan were both very displeased with the deminished quality of their later releases, considering profit over functionality. And of functionality, Steel Beast 6Beets discovered a feature within the RPGMaker XP editor that was concealed, something kyonides too later discovered. And as March 14, also International Pi Day given its 3/14 calendar date, is also the date Remi-chan formed her game development collective, she released the second demo for Junked at Itch Io.

Within theMaps and screenshots thread, kyondes proudly displayed his KBribe scrpt for RPGMaker XP working fine on an Android device. After that, Remi-chan posted new shots of her ingame menu's pamphlets, this followed by a video which presented one of Remi-chan's newly hired voice actresses cast the role of the Eldritch Mortician in Fantasia.

Complete Projects
This week, Starmage announced that you can find Rave Heart on Steam at a great discount price for the Steam Spring Sale.

Upcoming Projects
At long last, Steam has now greenlighted BlueSkies 3, one of the latest projects by Starmage and is now online. With that, she expects its upcoming completion.

As part of Steam's Spring Sale, you can find Starmage's Heroes of the Seasons, an entertaining Holiday romp for sale at half-price.

Material Development
After studying the features of the Win32API, kyonides updated the Linux branch of the HiddenChest RGSS Player Executable to emulate some features which would acquire window dimensions or read INI files. However, this only for the Linux branch and not available for Windows OS users.

Scripts Database
There was a bug which kyonides neede to fix with his KFactions system, along with adding a visual display for recorded quotes. And kyonides fixed bug within FancyChoices that appeared if you had more than 8 choices displayed.

Not satisfied having TextColorTags only work with RPGMaker VXAce, kyonides ported his system that lets define key words without need of control characters to both RPGMaker XP and VX. After that, he offered to port MenuDisabler to work with the RPGMaker XP engine after fixing some errors with the VXAce edition.

Designed for all thre Ruby-Script editions of RPGMaker, kyondes crafted the LoopUpdateCMD collection. It lets events refresh in the screen whilst demanding the player press any key to continue.

As part of a request, DerVVulfman worked upon Saumon's Enemy Reveals, a script that hides enemies at the start of battle within the default battlesystem until it is time for them to be revealed.

Creativity Section
Art and Design
Upon entering Remi-chan's Neato Arty thread thing, you will see that she honored National Panda Day by taking time for a new original character. Thewi is a an adorable panda girl which she illustrated just this weekend. Enjoy the newest creation and the speed draw which Remi-chan had provided.

Within Remi-chan's Cinematic Theatre, you can hear a sample of the newest voice actor for her game.

Well, that's it for this week.

"When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her." - Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)


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