No More Silence
You’ve now experimented with a few functions that RPG Maker VX has to offer. Let’s review some of them as well as introduce a new one. A: Save your progress
B: Switch to Mapping Mode
C: Switch to Event Mode
D: Different shapes used when mapping
F: Used to launch your game for testing purposes
You might have figured that F will be used to select the music for your map but that’s not exactly the case. F is actually for listening to various tunes and sound effects in order to select the ones you like. We’ll get back to this feature in a little while.
Head over to the section where all the maps available in your project are displayed in the bottom left corner.
You should only have one map available at this point in time. Select the map by left clicking on it. It will be highlighted in blue. Now either press SPACE or right click on it and select “Map properties".
Once this is done, a new window will show up giving you more information about your map properties.
Since we’re there, let’s seize the opportunity to change the title to something more representative (A). This will be important as more and more maps are created. Let’s title it “First Island".
Once that is done, head over to “B". In order to get music for your map, tick that little box. After that, click the three little dots “…". This will allow you to select which song you would like for this map.
The “A" window shows all of the available tunes. Once you’ve selected one of the tunes available in A (it will become highlighted in blue), look at B. You have two little buttons: play and stop. This will allow you to listen to a certain tune before selecting it. “C" allows you to modify both pitch and volume for the selected song. Remember to play the song again if you change the settings to make sure you like it.
Once you’re done selecting your song and adjusting your settings, click OK.
This will take you back to the “Map properties" window. Notice how there is now a song assigned to your map.
Time to test things a bit and see if everything works so go ahead and launch your game (click the green arrow).
You should now be able to listen to the tune you’ve selected for this map! Awesome!