RPG Maker VX Ace is the latest and greatest engine in the RPG Maker series, improving on every aspect of creating your very own epic adventure. The most powerful editor yet, Ace supports multiple tilesets, offers full control over autoshadow and has a very flexible features system.
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Release Date: Dec 10, 2012

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April 11

Minor fix to Japan version

Fix to the version number in the Japanese version, to prevent confusion with the offline version.
Note: There is no difference except language in all version.

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About This Software

Simple Enough for a Child. Powerful Enough for a Developer.

RPG Maker VX Ace is the latest and greatest engine in the RPG Maker series, improving on every aspect of creating your very own epic adventure. The most powerful editor yet, Ace supports multiple tilesets, offers full control over autoshadow and has a very flexible features system.

Ace gives you all the tools you need to make that game you’ve always dreamed of, including the following features:

• A powerful map editor to build your world.
• A database to track your characters, skill, equipment and more, all improved with the powerful new flexible Features system.
• New event options, including support for Ogg Theora video.
• An expansive set of default resources, including a built in character generator to create your own sprites and faces.

Key Features

Simple, Powerful Tools
RPG Maker VX Ace brings powerful new tools to the table to enhance your RPG-making potential. None of the previous engines can match Ace for flexibility, even for users with no coding knowledge. These features are powerful but also very easy to learn, with most accessed through a simple point and click interface.

Enhanced Default Graphics
RPG Maker VX Ace offers a large collection of new graphics, including 4 tilesets and the long-requested set of fallen character sprites. The engine is also compatible with all of the existing fan-made RPG Maker VX resources.

Export Your Game
Once you’re ready to show your project off, you can easily export your game into a portable EXE file that can be played on ANY Windows system. Share it with your friends, family or with the vibrant RPG Maker community on the internet.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
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Krei0n
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
(Coming from a total newb)

From what I have used and seen of this program, I can tell I like it. It's simple to use interface has helped me teach myself in many ways.
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FaZe OpTiC
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
its ok i guess buy it on sale
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SilverGangster
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great love it already and i will continue using this!
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icarusmustfall
( 472.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
best thing yet! please update it more!
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The Deer Hunter
( 55.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Probably the best program for making an RPG game available. Takes some time to learn and fix the quirks. Upon the start and developement of any RPG game, I would suggest maximum attention be placed to avoid errors that can easilly errupt without proper understanding and testing of the game.
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Dofu
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
How to make a cool, fully fledged game.
Spend a few hours using this software
Spend a few hundred hours using this software
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Stella
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
This game was fun because you can make a story you want!!
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Reasonableman
( 68.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I used this program to make an interactive project for school, so, A+.

Really though, it's a neat way to put together a semi-professional game if you've got the time and talent, or a genuinely professional game if you've got way more time, talent, or help. It's not what I'd call 'easy' by any means, and takes a bit of tutorializing or, better yet, previous programming knowledge, to really get it to work for you, but you could make a cute little throwback RPG in a couple weeks of part-time work if you put your nose to the grindstone. Somethine comparable to a complete Fantasy or Phantasy is gonna take a lot more time, however, even if you stick with the prebuilt assets.

Please, for the love of God, though: stop publishing games you make with it to the Steam store on a whim. Especially if you can't at least add art and music from some other source, at least! It just bums me out.
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Cheraids
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
♥♥♥♥ing 11/10
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382 of 405 people (94%) found this review helpful
271 people found this review funny
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496.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
You'll never finish anything. Ever.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
115.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Two things:

1: I've only ever finished one game with this system, and it took me nearly a year. I didn't regret a single minute of my time, though; what came out was FANTASTIC for a first game(sad that I don't know how to upload it to the workshop).

2: The only reason that I'm sticking to this is because I can't afford MV. But hey, why bother getting another RPG maker if you've already got one on hand?

All else I can say is is that this game maker is a BRILLIANT way to spend time and assert your creativity!

And it's cheaper than MV. :)
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Recommended
173.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Powerful, useful, complicated. May assist in improving typing speed from typing in "rpg maker vx ace" in google for answers on more than twenty occasions.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
My game is 10 minutes long. It's 3:00 AM and I have spent 7 hours today creating my first project.

:)
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
119.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
It delivers exactly what it advertises. Though we get a lot of the same generic games on steam from this software, it's proven that if you actually put in the time and creativitey, your options are limitless.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
RPG Maker VX ace
an engine that is desigend for 9 year olds to create their fanfics..
and an engine that is designed for developers to create awesome RPGs in no time
This Engine helps you to make awesome games withn hours without writing a single line of code
and for you ruby programmers out there.. RPG Maker VX Ace is for you

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
152.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Love it! It's very easy to learn, and you can quickly make small, quirky little games, or you can make big ones if you want! Google and Youtube are really helpful in learning this, and they've answered all of my questions on how to's and fixes. There's a ton of DLC that fits your every need. 10/10 would definitely buy this again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
It's better than MV, and worth it.

You probably would want to try out GameMaker if its not on sale though. I got it for $7 on sale, but if you want to be a gamemaker and are on a low budget you should just pass this one up. If you're desperate go ahead and get XP or something. This is the best one in my opinion.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
After giving a full 24 hours to this software, I think its high time I offered an opinion on it.

I have been impressed.

Users of previous versions of RPG Maker may not have quite the same initial experience, but I discovered a certain amount of reading around was needed to actually get the hang of the assorted tools on offer. A very quick internet search brought me to the home site for this software, and from then on, it was more or less all systems go. The tutorial I found very quickly had me getting to grips with mapping, zoning, and events logic.
Discovering the best way to use the different triggers and outputs was actually very good fun - although I think this is something that appeals to the puzzle-solving part of my brain. Occasional frustrations had me combing back through my logic to discover that one fatal flaw I had made when I failed to trigger a step properly, but I didn't have to refer to any outside help once i had climbed that first curve.

The only thing I haven't explored (and this is due to my own lack of experience - I will be working to overcome this!) is the use of Ruby scripts. I know from a few fast searches that there is a vast amount of well-written scripting already available for RPG Maker, but not being a programmer on any level, I have some difficulty understanding the functionality. Again, this is not a criticism, merely my own lack of knowledge. If you aren't planning to do anything super fancy (and there is a lot that can be achieved without the need for scripts) then you may not need Ruby knowledge at all.

I have still to sit down and make a real attempt at a full game from this software, but I can see all the things I would want to do in a game readily available, either with the basic package or from the community which has grown around it. A fine piece of work.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,468.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
You can open it while you're playing DOTA 2.
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