RPG MAKER lets you create an original role-playing game without any prior specialized knowledge or training. RPG MAKER XP is full of the functions you've been asking for, including game data encryption and a scripting feature that lets you change the very heart of the RPG MAKER engine.
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Very Positive (185 reviews) - 95% of the 185 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2005

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About This Software

RPG MAKER lets you create an original role-playing game without any prior specialized knowledge or training. RPG MAKER XP is full of the functions you've been asking for, including game data encryption and a scripting feature that lets you change the very heart of the RPG MAKER engine.

By improving the operating environment, the program can now provide support for a full-colour display and greatly enhanced graphic capabilities. With support for PNG full-color mode and alpha channel, you can adjust the settings for graphic translucency as well as specify the transparent color. RPG Maker XP includes three map layers, allowing you to create complex and layered maps. The program includes a base set of graphics and sounds that you can use and modify at no extra charge. You can also import your own graphics and sounds, making your game truly stand out.

RPG MAKER XP is equipped with the Ruby Game Scripting System (RGSS1), based on the Ruby language and customized especially for this program. Though mastering RGSS may take some time, it is a powerful tool in fully customizing your game. You can use RGSS to change how your game looks, feels, sounds and plays. If programming is just not your forte, you can turn to a wide variety of user-created scripts that's shared within the RPG Maker community.

RPG MAKER XP is perfect for beginners and experts alike.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/2000 0 (64-bit OS is NOT supported)
    • Processor: PC with 800MHz Intel® Pentium® III equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in High Color mode
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/2000 0 (64-bit OS is NOT supported)
    • Processor: PC with 1.5GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in True Color mode
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
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294 of 303 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
The differences between this version and the newer version are:
+ price(compared to VX Ace)
+ engine boots in 5 seconds on my laptop (might be the fastest game engine startup available on Steam by a wide margin)
- default resource map content less versatile(compared to VX Ace)
- smallest map size larger than smallest map size available on newest version(VX Ace)
- no Character Generator
- no Shadow Pencil
- no Region Edit mode
- no 1/8 map button display
- no by default facial closeups when speaking to a character(compared to VX Ace)
- scripting is version Ruby GSS 1, VX version is Ruby GSS 3
- no right click quick transfer option (map to map connections... neccessary to do it the long way each time)
- no video imports?(haven't tested this yet, but the reason I got VX Ace was because it could bring in video files - videos for storyline or whatever else - Ogg format)

Other than all that... it works. Both engines have Android compatibility through an Android app on Google Play.
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94 of 105 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
122.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2013
Most popular RPG maker version, and for good reason. Mapping is better than at VX, it was first RPGM-game with ruby programming langune (which allows you to use custom scripts to do a lot of diffirent things), and now it is at steam for 20 €. Try 30 day trial at the program`s website and if you like it, try get it at this sale. It`s very cool tool for RPGs.
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56 of 58 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
This product is worth way more than what you pay. Fun and easy to use as soon as you learn the basics.
HOWEVER before buying it read this.

RPG Maker XP is a younger version than the VX. Unlike the VX the XP does not have expensive DLCs.
The RPG Maker XP comes with a bunch of sprites and sounds to enjoy as soon as you get it. A bit limited though.
That is because the RPG Maker XP is a tool for the creative people, who make their own sprites, sounds etc.
If you are a creative person with patience this could be the tool for you!

Overall RPG Maker XP is hard to use at first BUT as soon as you get slightly used to the tools you will be greatly rewarded.
Took me 2 hours to learn the basics. Note: I'm not the sharpest knife in the shed, so you will probobly et it way before I did.
If you are still confused and fustrated there are many guides on the web that tells you how to use RPG Maker XP.
Even small things that will be done will feel awesome for you.

And BEST of all! You can share the games you make with your friends!
As soon as you learn the basics you will be greatly rewarded and feel awesome about it and yourself. Take pride in your games. Tell your stories and let your tales grow far and wide with your friends.

I give the RPG Maker XP a 10/10. It is very fun and easy to use. And the creative people have alot of space to challange themselves with.

If you are not the creative person, or have creative friends I would recomend you buy the VX and some DLCs.
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46 of 47 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
A Perfect All-in-one RPG Maker which is highly recommended for newbies as it's user friendly, add your own resources and its a lot better than the other RPG Makers where you need to pay more for extra resources,etc. And now for the first time it supports Scripts, Yes! you can add your own scripts the way you want. You can show off your creativity by making cool games on your own!

Definitely Recommended for those who wanna learn creating games, It's a start
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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2014
A simple yet efficient way to create your own RPG. It is very user friendly and easy to understand. It has vast customization options, but is limited in some ways. The only things to irritate me so far are tilesets being limited and hard to make, and graphics being tedious to make and put in. Other than that this program is amazing. You don't need any knowledge or expierence in coding. It's straight foward and has advanced coding for the more knowledgable users (which sadly I'm not one of them.) I have spent 9 hours so far on my game and am ust now getting the first quest arc finished (which is only maybe 15-30 minutes gameplay time depending on how well you play.) So if you plan to use it be prepared for your time to be consumed and for you to be sucked into your own creation.

You can also remake Pokemon if you want.
9/10
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
I have been using RPG Maker XP (RMXP) for over 10 years.

I think that statement speaks for itself.

I can't recommend this enough if you have a passion for game developement. This is an excellent place to start.

As easy to use as it is, this software is still robust enough that I am making games with it a decade later.

I really only bought it on steam to track my dev hours ^.^

If you are interested in learning more before you purchase, such as the difference between VX Ace and XP, if you're looking for tutorials, resources, additional help, custom scripts, or ANYTHING related to RPG Maker in general:

http://forum.chaos-project.com/

Then that place is your new home.

Ask them how to use the updated Ace engine with XP and get 60 fps!

10/10
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77 of 112 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
anyone need a free key for this, messages me as i got a xp and vx ace key.

p.s also thumbs up this so if it has at least 1 like it means its gone
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
79.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
While XP Ace is for hobbyist, If you're looking for a commercial release then this is the engine you'll want.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2014
This is a fun little tool. After using GameMaker for close to 10 yearss it's definitley way more limited, but if you want to throw a quick RPG together it's pretty fun. My 7 year old can use this quite easily.
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Duperghoul
5.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
I have had a RPG in mind for a very long time! I have practiced on RPG Maker Ace lite before buying this versiondue to price. Ace seems more solid, but it's basically the same.
If you ever need help, there are plenty of Youtube tutorials.
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Blank
434.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
This is very helpful.
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fayt_darkblade
304.7 hrs
Posted: September 17
At first it was a little intimating but there are alot of wonderful people on youtube making RPG Maker XP a wonderful program to use and have. It is also the THE RPG Maker you want when making Pokemon Games.
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Hank Hill
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 4
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noamstero
10.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
This software is the easiest to use out of the rpg maker titles available. I really like its three layer placement. The visuals are good and the interface is good but I prefer rpg maker vx ace. There are some quirks that I just like better about vx ace. but I recommend trying a few different rpg maker titles and see which one fits you best. I give this title 9/10.
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Unfussybonsai
57.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
Bought it, downloaded pokemon essentials. And I created my own pokemon game. My dream came true. But if you want to create an rpg game it's probably better to get a newer version of RPG maker. Doesn't mean it's a bad product tho.
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legenderi
171.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
It is good software but when I test my games sometimes i glitch through walls
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7.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
I bought this to make my own Pokemon games...
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 10
WOW its a good RPG maker is has to be the best
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