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Tutorial – Demonic Summon

Hello makers! I’m here to bring the second winner tutorial for the Battle Motions from the last voting. The Demonic Summon is a skill that summons a demon that changes the background and drags the targets into a vortex. The video has a setp-by-step setup for the whole action sequence.

Now talking about the next plugin release, the Conditional Turn Battle (CTB) plugin is advancing greatly. The mechanical part of the plugin is fully working. Now all that is missing is the order display interface. This means that it will be complete soon.

Tutorial – Dragoon Jump

Here comes the first tutorial for the Battle Motions action sequences. The ‘Jump’ skill is a recurring ability on the Final Fantasy series. It allows the user to jump high off the screen, becoming unreachable. After a given time, he will fall over the target dealing damage.

The next tutorial will be for the Summon Demon skill (You can view it on the Battle Motions release video)

Plugins Updated:
Active Time Battle: Fixed issue with Action Times+ trait and added option do show skill name during cast.
Battle Command Window: Compatibility with Active Time Battle.
Unreachable Targets: Compatibility with Battle Motions.

Tile Priority and Tutorial Voting

Hello makers. I’m here to bring another new plugin and the results for the Tutorial Voting. The new plugin is the Tile Priority. This plugin is aimed to fix one of the main issues with maping on MV, the fact that tiles have only two priorities: bellow characters and above characters. This can be a issue for those using tall charsets. With this plugin you can setup tiles that are shown on the same level as the characters, being shown behind or on the front of the character based on the character’s position.

Now, let’s talk about the voting results. The winnes for it were:
– Summon Demon
– Dragoon Jump
– Light Beam
The action sequences for those actions will receive a step by step tutorial on the upcoming weeks.

Plugins Updated:
Dual WieldFixed issues with TP gain  and paying costs twice when dual wielding.
Fog and OverlayCompatibility with Tile Priority and fixed issue with crash at battle start.

Animated Battle: Battle Motions

Hello makers! I’m here to bring another new plugin, and this time a very special one, the waited (at last for some people =P) Battle Motions. This plugin is my own take on an animated battle system based on action sequence, allowing to completely customize the battle actions motions. You can make from a simple ‘move to the enemy’ attack, from very elaborated action sequence, with multiple movements, motions and animations. You can set every setp of the action (actually you must do it, since the action will strictly follow your commands), so the limit is your creativity.

There is also a nice update. The Charge Actions was updated to the version 2.00. I changed how it’s setup is done, now it no longer requires two separated skills to work, just setup one skill and the notetag, and the magic will happen!

And there is still more! Those who follow the page might have noticed that I didn’t start a voting for this month. No, this time I didn’t forgot about it. I wanted to do something different to match the release of the Battle Motions, so I delayed the voting start. Well, instead of talking about the voting, let’s start it!

Dragoon Jump: The battler jumps high in the air and stays unreachable for a time, then he falls on the target dealing damage.
The other skills are displayed on the video.

The voting this time is not about plugins, but about detailed step-by-step video tutorials on how to setup the action sequences shown on the video (plus the dragoon jump). The three more voted will be done  within this month. Yes, it will be three. Since the tutorial are just the videos, they require a bit less effort than making a whole plugin, since I still need to make a video for the plugin release after the code is done.

Plugins updated:
Basic Module:  Improved method stack for dynamic motions and added functions for compatibility with Battle Motions.
Battle Graphic Setup:  Compatibility with Battle Motions and added enemy gtaphic sufix.
Charge Actions: No longer requires two different skills. (v 2.00)
Battle Advantage: Compatibility with Battle Motions.
Counter Actions: Compatibility with Battle Motions.
Damage Popup: Compatibility with Battle Motions.
Death Counter: Compatibility with Battle Motions.
Dual Wield: Compatibilty with Battle Motions.
Followup Skills: Compatibility with Battle Motions.
Fog and Overlay: Fixed issue when calling new Fogs with Plugin Commands.
Skip Battle Log: Compatibility with Battle Motions.
Throwable Objects: Compatibility with Battle Motions.

MP Levels

Hello, makers. I’m here to bring the second winner for this month voting, the MP Levels. This plugin adds a new variant for the MP mechanic, where MP is divided in levels. The skills that uses MP from one level, can’t be used by spending MP from another level. This system is similar to the one in games like Grandia or Suikoden. It is also pretty similar to the magic casting system from Dungeons & Dragons.

Besides that, I’m here to announce that I will be giving the next and major step into the development of my animated battle engine. The next plugin to be released will be the ‘Battler Motion‘, wich will be the plugin that control the battler action sequence animations.

Plugins Updated:
Basic ModuleAdded function to get width of text with escape codes.
Battle Status WindowFixed issue with target window position and added more custom code Plugin Parameters.
Battler Graphic SetupFixed issue with sprite Y offset.
Damage PopupComatibility with Basic Module 1.20.
Loop AnimationFixed issue with random crash during battles.
Tech PointsAdded escape codes for Tech Points Cost display.