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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NPCs
( 1,451.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
You can open it while you're playing DOTA 2.
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FrostW0lf15
( 7.4 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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Simplest office clerk
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Wait up I dont have rpg maker how the ♥♥♥♥ can I write a review on it
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Princess Snuggly Bottom
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I can't believe I spent the whole ♥♥♥♥ing price for this thing and then it hits the front page with 86% discount. I hate my life.
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[RPKINGS] mrkoalis
( 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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Gubbna
( 58.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great for PC games... And only pc games i recommend MV
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Skullfreak102
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Thank you for making me pay $70 when i could get it for $7 on ♥♥♥....




oh and i suck at scripting so this was a usless software for me :)
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Cusaminer
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Its the same as the free version its just sad
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shimononawa
( 93.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I've been tinkering about with the RM software ever since I was 13. I had a hard time using XP, but VX, I wasn't too fond of either. But I can definitely say VX Ace was definitely a fusion of both good points from XP and VX.

It's simple on the surface, but if you dig in deeper, you'll find many great things.

Looks like I'll finally be able to finish a game.
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That1GuyAgain
( 267.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This software was the easiest and fastest to learn to use. I love these classic style games and see that it is still something that many people are into.

The workmanship and ease of use in this software is amazing. Not only can you customize your own scripts but the community often offers scripts to use for free or with just recognition of them as the developer.

10/10 will always use.
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320 of 336 people (95%) found this review helpful
225 people found this review funny
Recommended
496.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
You'll never finish anything. Ever.
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49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Easily the best developing program I've ever used. If you need a tutorial I recommened a channel named "Venthros".

Pros-
- Easy to use no matter your previous skill (I had none)
- Many resources to choose from
- Simple and easy to use character generator to create a diverse cast of friends (and enemies)

Cons- (scraping the bottom of the barrel here)
- Small things that you may forget that can cause your character to get infinite gold, items, etc
- No built-in tutorial

The cons aren't really that bad once you get used to the program. Overall this is easily a solid 9.5/10. Wonderful program for beginners and long time users alike
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
166.2 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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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
114.9 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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
272.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Used multiple trial versions of this program and loved every second of it.
The simplicity of the program is by far superior to other programs I\'ve tried for creating RPG games.
I used to use Stencyl, but now I\'m RPGM-VXA all the way!
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Managed to snag this on the Steam sale for just £11, now it's back to £52.99 - bargain!!

I've used RPG Maker VX for about 7 hours so far and have been delighted by how easy it is to use. I have to admit at this point, that I do have some experience in programming languages, so I do have an understanding of variables, events and functions that beginners may not, but I don't think a huge knowledge of programming is essential for using RPG Maker (but it helps).

Creating maps/levels is as simple as 'painting' textures onto the map grid, a large number of textures are available by default with more available through DLC (or import your own). Same goes for sound effects, character sprites, etc. The events interface is where you will be spending most of your time once you've designed your maps, the deceptively simple interface allows you to build interactions with objects and characters; buy/sell objects, trigger events, unlock secrets, change NPC behaviour to the player and control the flow of quests and objectives.

Well recommended for budding game developers out there, you probably won't make millions with your games, but with RPG Maker, you can export your work to show off to friends and family or even sell to the public (if it's good enough!).

The latest version of RPG Maker is MV (available on Steam), and I am now tempted to get the latest version.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Awesome program! I love RPG games like Final Fantasy pretty much since I started playing video games... This allows me to easily and quickly make an RPG game for me and my friends in pretty much 20 minutes without struggle.


Pros:
-NO programming required! I mean, yeah you can program stuff in RPG Maker VX Ace, but it's not a required thing like game engines such as Unity or Unreal.

-Character generator. This comes with a built in character generator that allows you to create characters in pretty much seconds. It has many different things you can put onto a character such as a suit, hats, bandages for your characters, glasses, wings, tails, you name it!

-Easy to use. Pretty much any game engine that comes with no programming required is easy to use, but this has an event system that is VERY simple to get the hang of...

-Workshop support. This comes with support for Steam Workshop which allows you to easily share your games with other RPG Maker VX Ace users. You can also get game templates, scripts, and "resource packs" which are basically the ground, water, buildings, etc.

-Export tool with file compacter. This allows you to create a game with no way to get into the files and change the game. The export tool is self explanatory but it pretty much takes the game file and turns it into a standalone game that any computer can add to play, even without RPG Maker installed!

-Games are optimized well. When you run a game made in this version of the program, it runs really well, unlike RPG Maker MV which I've played games on and even have tried...


Cons:
-Can be confusing for certain things. It's not really all that confusing, but it does have its moments when you're using the switches system. I can't really explain why but sometimes you get lost trying to make these work...

-Adding textures (resources) is hard. I've never really gotten hold of using the import tool to create textures... I know it's not all that hard but you have to create so many tiles. Once again, I can't really explain how this works, so if you're new like me, just stick with exporting the default textures and importing your version of it.

-Export of games can only be done on Windows. This isn't much of an issue for me as I have a Windows 10 laptop, but for people that want to play games you make on Macintosh computers or phones, you can't really do that unless you figure out how to emulate Windows on another system. This is pretty much the only good thing about RPG Maker MV to me...

-There are carts and rail resources accessable, but they can't be used together. Here's what I mean, if you want to create a railroad system sort of similar to Minecraft using mine carts which are in RPG Maker, you can't unless you change the texture of the boat to a mine cart and change the rail collisions to water... It's weird I know.

-Resolution of screen. This really doesn't annoy me at all but to some people, a 640*480 resolution screen is too small. I find it just fine for playing an RPG game as it fits the game's style well. If you want to create a game with higher resolutions, you may want to pay the extra $10 to get RPG Maker MV which has high resolutions...
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