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RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker Series.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2012
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The Missing Prize!

April 1st, 2014

Unfortunately, a prize was overlooked in our last announcements!

The fan favorite of the RPG Maker for the Not So Bright Screenshot Contest was won by [JCGG] Jomarcenter for this screenshot, a reference to a fairly notorious RPG Maker demo he had made in the past.

You, also, have won a single resource pack through Steam!

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Steam Workshop Contest and Giveaway Prize Announcements!

March 25th, 2014

Hey RMers!

Sorry about the delay, we had a lot of awesome workshop entries to go through, and then we had to take a bit of time to lock down the final prizes themselves. But the time is upon us, the time to learn who won all the prizes and what they won! (to claim your prize, contact me at community@rpgmakerweb.com)

First off, we had the RPG Maker for the Not-So-Bright Screenshot Contest, where screenshots were entered by contestants of dumb things they have done that other people should avoid! And the winner IIIIIIS...

Human-like AI *Sin for teaching us to always remember to save, and to be careful where you point that cut and paste. You have won one RPG Maker DLC on Steam of your choice.

Next, we had our two Giveaways. One for the DLC 2: Return of DLC topic, and the other for having uploaded something to our Workshop in the first week.Our two winners here are:

cjfrick13 for uploading Cadolfia to the Workshop, AND alusair1 for his contribution in the DLC 2 thread. They have also both won a single RPG Maker DLC on Steam.

And last, but DEFINITELY not least... Who could have won the best of the first week of uploads on our workshop? Our workshop exploded with games and resources and demos. But one was specifically well liked, and really useful. And that was...

StealthMomo's Day and Night Cycle Resource Pack, compiling several resources (with excellent crediting) to show everyone a simple way to create a dynamic day and night system. StealthMomo has won a 100 dollar Steam Wallet code! Congratulations StealthMomo!

Thank you to everyone for making our Steam Workshop launch a success, and I look forward to handing out more free goodies to our fans. Keep up the good work everyone, and be on the look out for more chances to win!

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About the Software

Simple Enough for a Child; Powerful Enough for a Developer

RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker Series. With multiple tileset support, full autoshadow control, and a flexible features system, Ace gives you the most powerful RPG making tools ever.

Ace provides all the tools you will need to make the game you've always dreamed of. Make your game, your way with all the following features:
  • An enhanced map editor to build your world.
  • A Character/Enemy/Skill/Equipment Database with a new powerful, flexible Features system.
  • New event options, including playing Ogg Theora video.
  • Expanded default resources, including a built in Character Generator to form your own custom sprites and faces.

Key Features

Simple, Powerful Tools

RPG Make VX Ace enhances RPG making with several powerful new tools. We have never offered a product before now that allowed such flexibility to the user without the need for any coding knowledge. These new tools are not only flexible, but also incredibly simple to learn and use, being accessed through a simple point and click interface.
Enhanced Default Graphics

RPG Maker VX Ace features a largely expanded collection of graphics resources, with 4 included tilesets and downed sprites included, on top of many new sprites. Ace also has the advantage of being compatible with all existing fan made RPG Maker VX resources right out of the box.
Export Your Game

So you've finished your project and you are ready for others to experience your unique RPG. Export your game to a portable EXE file that can be played on ANY Windows system. Share it with your friends, your family, or even the internet!

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
644 of 674 people (96%) found this review helpful
480 products in account
16 reviews
613.1 hrs on record
If you're a complete beginner at making games, this is a fantastic place to start. There are tooltips for practically everything to hold your hand with anything that isn't already straightforward enough.

On the other hand, if you already know programming you can try your hand at scripting completely custom game systems.

Lastly, you get a commercial license for everything which alone pays for the product if you ever intend to try to sell one of your creations or use the assets elsewhere.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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495 of 514 people (96%) found this review helpful
18 products in account
3 reviews
1,739.4 hrs on record
Love the program. I have used it for a long time now and can say that most of the things I can't do with it aren't needed anyway. In addition to the DLC there is a lot of player-generated content avaliable on the steam community (but be respectful of those who made them)

Notes to potential buyers:

because of the cost, I would caution casual buyers to be sure this is a program they would actualy use. As I recall there is a demo ("lite" version) avaliable on the official site for this program that you might want to try. I have not tried to use it myself. It is also available here on steam if you search for it.

Some of the music packs also have sample music avaliable on the game's official website: www.rpgmakerweb.com/a/music

Most DLC expands your avaliable content; it is not nessisarialy a straight-up upgrade so don't just buy all of it without looking at it first.

Not all of the content shown in the trailer exists in vinilla: spesificaly I noticed the pop-up immages of characters are not included and the "name bar" for character conversations dosen't exist in vanilla. They can, however, be created and added. They might also be avaliable in the DLC or from the community.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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141 of 155 people (91%) found this review helpful
32 products in account
4 reviews
71.9 hrs on record
RPG Maker VX Ace is well worth the money. The things you can create and design on this game is as equal to the number of things you can think to create on here! I've played this game a few hours and I'm still learning how to do things. It's really easy to learn how to do the basics in this program as compared to other softwares.
The full version is also better than RPG Maker VX Ace Lite because Lite only lets you have 10 event squares per map and 10 maps per game. There are no restriction in the full version. You can also add more actors, items, skills, or whatever to the database in the full version when you cannot do that in the lite.
I love playing with this software and making new games to have my friends play and try out. It takes a long time to make a full sized game and there are many puzzles you as the creator have to figure out have to solve.
I can't say how much I love VX Ace! So user friendly and still challenging! It's amazing.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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78 of 85 people (92%) found this review helpful
277 products in account
9 reviews
52.4 hrs on record
RPG Maker is a great entry tool for those who just want to play and try their hand at story making, this comes premade with character art and tiles so all you really are doing if you dont know how to script is making the story, I highly suggest that if your going to be buying this to not go into it thinking that you will make a game to sell, in order to make anything that is worth putting on the market it would require a complete rework of the engine and alot of custom art. In the end I have enjoyed working with it and would suggest it, but not to those who are trying to make a dollar out of it.
Posted: December 14th, 2013
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83 of 102 people (81%) found this review helpful
132 products in account
14 reviews
12.7 hrs on record
This is a solid tool that will enable you to create JRPGs with relative ease. And I would love to recommend it because it really IS a good and solid piece of software. Putting together a small game is a breeze- maps are designed in a WYSIWYG editor, there is a good default library of graphics and objects. And everything works just fine. Random encounters, multiple characters, shops, turn based combat, it's all there right out of the box and even a newcomer will quickly see his idea turn into something playable. In addition, you're free to release your game whichever way you see fit, even a commercial release is possible. There is a lot to like here.

Still I find it hard to fully recommend RPG Maker VX Ace. This is why:

1) It is very expensive. 60 Euros are a lot of money, especially if you're just curious and maybe want to make a small freeware game. The program has been on sale quite regularly though, dropping to 15 Euros, and that is a good investment indeed. But before you shell out even THAT money, consider getting the freely available "limited" version, which has everything the commercial release has, and only limits the number of objects that can be used. It's still absolutely possible to make decent games with it.

2) It is highly restrictive. You can make "classic JRPGs" with ease, but as a newcomer, you're truly stuck with the template RPG Maker provides. The interface, combat rules and attribute system are very, very basic and apart from a quick paint job there's not much you can do... until you're ready to dive into Ruby scripting.

3) Scripting is a pain. On the pro side, the Ruby SL is powerful enough to change virtually every aspect of a project. You can create your own combat system, you can create your own attribute system, you can create new interfaces and really make something unique. But the editor is so barebones that you can't really do it comfortably, and especially if you have ever used a more advanced code editor you'll soon wish you could write your code THERE.

4) It doesn't take advantage of ANYTHING. Multiple resolutions should be a standard these days, but here you're stuck with a relatively low native resolution that looks charmingly retro or crude depending on your personal opinion. Large games tend to stutter occasionally. And what about a decent options menu? Not to be found.

So that's the gist of it. If you like JRPGs, see RPG Maker VX Ace on a discount and feel you can live with the limitations, I daresay you won't be disappointed. It's really fun to make a plot-driven game and see your ideas walk around the screen. Then there is the vast amount of resources available; if you put some effort into it your game can look downright stunning. And there clearly IS a lot of quality in the product- it's not been around for so long for nothing and the Steam version with its Workshop support will defenitely prove worth your while.

But it could, and should, be so much better, more accessible, more comfortable to use- and that's where the tool lets you down.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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