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A Text Script for RPG Maker VX

by: Makoto ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

This wonderful script allows you to do all sorts of things with the text in your RPG Maker VX games.

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    RPG Maker VX Tutorials and Resources

    RPG Maker VX can be sometimes difficult to use for newcomers. This is why I am currently writing a series of articles explaining how to do all sorts of things which might come in handy to both new and experienced users.

    You can find all of my articles (for free of course) by clicking on this link.

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    RPG Maker VX: Text Script

    Modern Algebra has conceived a truly wonderful script for RPG Maker VX. Here’s a very limited list of the features of this script:

    RPG Maker VX: Text Script  

    Features

    Here’s a list of some of the features available in this script:

    1. Animated facesets

    2. Put faces in a window

    3. Variable letter by letter speed

    4. Set window to all kind of different sizes and positions

    5. All sorts of text effects such as bold, italic, shadow, underline, highlight and hex coloring.

    6. Graphic Novel Support

    7. And a whole lot more…

    Now this list is by no means extensive as listing everything the script can actually do would make this article a fair bit too long.

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    Downloading and Installing the Script (RPG Maker VX: Text Script)

    In order to get the script, you can either visit Modern Algebra’s website by clicking here or download the script directly right here at Brighthub.

    In order to install the script, simply copy/paste it right here in the script section (press F11 to access the script section):

    RPG Maker VX: Text Script  

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    Using the Script (RPG Maker VX Text Script)

    Using this script is really simple. In the actual script, you’ll find all the commands starting at the line #160. All you need to do is to use those commands in your RPG Maker VX.

    Here’s a quick example to demonstrate.

    Let’s imagine that I want to display the content of a treasure chest. I’ll need to use the \i[x] command in order to do so (the “x" is the icon ID you’d like to display in your chest).

    So I’ll simply add the command in a normal text input like so:

    RPG Maker VX: Text Script  

    Note: No matter what kind of function of the script you'd like to use, you'll quickly notice that all you need to do most of the time is to use the \ or the / followed by a letter or a combination of letter. Once you know this, it's all a matter of remembering which code does what but you can always access this information in the script database.

    All we have left to do is to launch the game to see the final result:

    RPG Maker VX: Text Script  

    Congratulations, you’ve done it!

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    Disclaimer

    The script shared in this article was written by Modern Algebra who generously accepted to share it with communities worldwide. Please contact him directly if you’d like to share his script. Keep in mind that this script may not be used in a commercial game as stated by the original author. If you’d like to discuss with the author of this script, you may contact him by private message at his own forum (see link above).



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