Beginner's Guide to Variables
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Variables not working right? Please update your game interpreter and fix your variables!
While this is a guide for beginners, you still need some general knowledge about RPG Maker VX. You need to know what switches, conditional branches and what event pages are - and how to use them. If you don't know, then I would happily suggest you play through Aindra's School
before playing this guide.Information
This guide is meant for teaching people who are confused how variables work, and what you can do with them. I made a guide in the form of a game that you can play through, and once done, you can look inside the game's events to see how everything was set up. I hope I explained it right (and correct ... haha), and I hope the small examples of what you can do with variables will help.
There are 5 rooms in this game that teaches the player how to use variables. Then there's an outside map in which I created a few mini-games using only variables, conditional branches and sound effects. Once you've looked through all the room's events, you can go ahead and check out the events for the outside map and try to figure out why those events are set up like that.
If anyone who plays through this game and finds bugs, and or spelling errors, please report them to me so I can fix it!
That said, happy playing!Tips & Tricks covered in this tutorial:
- How to activate an event page through the use of a variable
- How to 'collect items' and keep track of them
- How to check the amount of an item in the inventory
- How to decrease a player's gold with variables
- How to use the 'random' feature with variables
- How to create a custom timer with imagesMini-games made with variables
I fixed up a few mini-game events consisting of variables that I'm sure you'll find very useful. Some mini-games I created in the guide;
- A lottery event
- A bank event
- A fishing event
- A digging gold in dirt event
- A catching chickens event
- A collecting event
- A timer
I don't mind if you copy the entire event and use it in your game. Credit isn't needed either.Spread the word!
[url="http://www.rpgmakervx.net/index.php?showtopic=29354"][img]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/BabyPinkFireFly/userbarvariablesguide.png[/img][/url]Screenshots of the guide