Wanting to make a Personal Server/Solo Version

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Wanting to make a Personal Server/Solo Version

Post by scan9 » 20 Oct 2008, 16:58

Because there is a lack of proper RPG creation programs for Linux, I was thinking of using the source to this game to make a single player RPG.
I already have some experience with databasing software (rather rusty, it's been a half year since I ran my private Maplestory server on my dead laptop.)

I understand this would basically be a complete fresh start on the maps and NPCs and I don't have any experience in doing so.

Just hope someone out there can help me stage to stage with this ^.^
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Re: Wanting to make a Personal Server/Solo Version

Post by Jaxad0127 » 20 Oct 2008, 17:02

I've been thinking about starting one, but sharing the content with this project.
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Re: Wanting to make a Personal Server/Solo Version

Post by scan9 » 20 Oct 2008, 17:12

I want to keep most everything for now until I learn how to make things myself and implement them.
Basically, my experience with MySQL (the only one I use) is to just change the stats and account information of characters. (I love playing as a GM in Maplestory)

For now though, I would like to learn how to make maps, implement them into the game, and be able to place monsters within the map.
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Re: Wanting to make a Personal Server/Solo Version

Post by Crush » 20 Oct 2008, 19:15

Although the engine for TMW is built around the MMO concept large parts of the client could still be used for a single-player oriented fork. But it would still require a lot of programming because the whole game logic is server-sided and a client/server architecture is unfeasible for a single player game.

When you want to develope it further into an easy to use game creation utility with a short learning curve like RPGMaker for Windows you would also have to create graphical editors for all XML files.

Regarding making maps: The program we use for creating maps is Tiled. You can find a tutorial on http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Mapping_Tutorial

Regarding putting new maps and NPCs into the game: This has to be done server-sided. So you have to set up your own server. How you do this depends on if you use the 0.1 branch (new server) or the 0.0.25 branch (eAthena).
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Re: Wanting to make a Personal Server/Solo Version

Post by scan9 » 20 Oct 2008, 20:25

Well in relation to RPGMaker, I can't use it completely because It tends to lag on Linux machines using Wine. (Windows Emulator)


And on the lines of creation, I was thinking of maybe using a ROM and a game modification tool to basically make my own...


But I know nearly nothing of programming (aside from HTML but that doesn't count...)



Ah well, I will figger something out eventually. In the meantime, I will be looking for a proper ROM to use with an Earthbound editor I have... XD
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