FiXato's RPG Maker VX Ace Resources

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Introduction

RPG Maker VX Ace box art

RPG Maker VX Ace has a lot of functions and options. Perhaps a frightening amount for the beginner. On this page I'll keep track of links, tips and tricks that have been useful to me.
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Tilesets

One of the ways to make your game stand out from the other RMVXAce games is to create your own tileset, or assemble one from the many tilesets created by others.

Tips to create or assemble your own:

Overview of various (tileset) resources

  • RPGMakerWeb released 12 packs of RPG Maker resources supplied by various content creators such as the talented Lunarea, mjomusic, Celianna, Joel Steudler, RavenTDA, PVGames, Archeia, Yami, Sharm, Kairi Sawler, VexedEnigma and Quigon. Expect music, battlers, tilesets, scripts and more!
    You can download all 12 RPGMakerWeb Resource Christmas 2013 Gifts combined into one single archive.
  • Futuristic Tiles Resource Pack (cover art) Futuristic Tiles Resource Pack (Buy)
  • Modern Shop Add-On (box art) Modern Shop Add-On (Buy)
  • Arabian Nights Resource Pack (box art) Arabian Nights Resource Pack (Buy)
  • High Fantasy Mega Bundle (box art) High Fantasy Mega Bundle (Buy)
    This mega pack contains:
    • 135 Battle Backgrounds and Parallax Images
    • 282 Front-View Battlers and 275 Side-View Battlers!
    • 864 Sprite Sheets (!!!) - Many contain 4 and 8 direction sheets, and down poses.
    • 424 Character Face Portraits!
    • 9 Image Overlays for a variety of effects such as Rain, Clouds, Torch Light, etc.
    • Nearly 80 Tile Sheets!
    • Bonus Script included for RPGMaker VX Ace!
  • RPG Maker DS Resource Pack (box art) RPG Maker DS Resource Pack (Buy)
    Invoking the feel of SNES-era RPGs, RPG Maker DS was a big hit in Japan. Unfortunately, it hasn't made it over to North America (yet). What has made it over however is a boatload of resources and graphical goodies. This resource pack contains:
    • 5 Dungeon Sets (Ice, Sewer, Crystal, Space, Mines)
    • 4 Town Sets (Arabian, Forest, Castle, Town)
    • 36 Character Sheets
    • 36 Battlers including High Res Version
    • Facesets and Bust Shots
    • 20 BGM Tracks
    • 80 Icons, 85 Big Icons, 1 Windowskin
    • 33 Event Objects by EvilEagles and Archeia
    • 20 Free Sample Maps by Deckiller and Liberty
    • Exclusive scripts by Fomar0153 and Free Scripts and Fixes by NeonBlack, LoneWolf, Mezzolan, Mithran.
    • Text files to answer any Frequently Asked Questions and a link to "How to Import to your Game" guide.
  • RPG Maker DS Resource Pack (box art) Ancient Egyptian Battlers (Buy)
    Get ready to wage war on history!
    Bring the deities and creatures from Ancient Egypt to life when you grab this pack and give your heroes a truly historical set of new enemies to take on!
    This resource pack contains:
    • Over 40 monsters and deities from Egyptian legend.
    • Stylistically matches the multitude of free battlers by Thalzon.
    • Compatible with most RPG Maker XP, VX, and VX Ace battle systems.
  • Modern Day Tiles Resource Pack (box art) Modern Day Tiles Resource Pack (Buy)
  • (cover image) RPG Maker 3 OGG Music Pack (Buy)
    This music pack contains:
    • 40 amazing tracks in OGG format.
    • All tracks straight from RPG Maker 3 for the Playstation 2.
    • Compatible with RPG Maker VX and VX Ace.
    Over at RPGMakerWeb you can find samples of this neat audio pack!
  • Joel Steudler's Cinematic Soundtrack (box art) Joel Steudler's Cinematic Soundtrack (Buy)
    This music pack contains:
    • 40 instrumental music tracks.
    • Looped and alternate mixes for many tracks.
    • Music for battles, town themes, peaceful times, sadness, mystery, and dark moments of dread!
    • Royalty free music to use in your commercial and non-commercial RPG/IG Maker projects.
    Over at RPGMakerWeb you can find samples of this cinematic soundtrack.
  • Various RPG Maker VX Ace resources
  • Mack's Seasons Tilesets
  • fbu's Tilesets
  • Various alternative Tilesets

Info about tileset sizes

  • Each tile is 32x32 pixels.
  • Grouped in five sets: A-E

Tileset A

  • Contains lower layer tiles, such as floors, stairs, roads and water.
  • Sub-divided into 5 groups; most of them as auto-tiles (special tiles for which borderlines are automatically created).

For more details, see Tileset Resource Standards page from the RPG Maker Manual

Script resources

If you want to extend your gameplay even more from the details, you'll want to start looking at the various scripts out there.

Script lists:

Other script lists by other websites/communities:

Script Equivalents of Events

Variables:

  • Game variables: $game_variables[n] (Where 'n' is the Variable ID (without the leading zeroes))
  • Game Switches $game_switches[n] (Where 'n' is the Switch ID (without the leading zeroes))

Create Move Route Events through scripting

You can find more of these on the separate Script Equivalents page I'm working on.

If you want to create move routes dynamically through scripts, have a look at the scripting equivalent page's section on move events.

Mapping Tutorials

Create more appealing maps with these tutorials.

Using Move Routes to Walk Through Walls

Ever wondered how to make a hidden passage through solid walls? Tried using the "Through" option on an event tile on top of a solid A tile and wondered why it didn't work? Don't feel like having to resort to using event tile graphics to obscure walkable tiles, or having to add duplicate passable 'A' Tiles either?
Then click on the instructions header below to follow the step-by-step instructions, which are accompanied by screenshots, to learn how to use Move Routes to accomplish this task:

Instructions:

Interesting RSS feeds to follow:

Keep informed about what's going on in the RMVXA community by following these RSS feeds!

You can also grab my RPG Maker VX Ace RSS feeds OPML file to more easily subscribe to a bunch of RPG Maker related RSS feeds.

FiXato's resources

I'll keep track of my resources/scripts here.