Detarame is not dead. Although, it is looking a bit pale, I’d readily admit.
Anyway, I believe, way back in the New Year, I promised a release of my RMXP game, The Enemy Within, some time this year. Well, that’s still valid, and I will meet it today, by giving you such a release! Below is the MegaUpload link for the game. Its unfortunately too big to go on MediaFire and Rapidshare; but if there are enough requests (please leave comments) then I will do a split archive.
Get it from MegaUpload (it is 246 mb)
What the heck is this? It’s almost funny, actually, The Enemy Within is a game I’ve been making with RPG Maker XP for, on and off, the last five years. As you might expect, its a JRPG. It’s about a Blacksmiths daughter, Risa, who gets conscripted into the Border Guard just in time to witness an attack from the neighbouring nation. This skirmish sets into motion events that spiral out of control and conspire to place her on a journey to foil the plans of wicked transdimensional entities that have invaded the world, and are subtly manipulating things to a downfall behind the scenes.
There is quite a considerable amount of custom content (mine, and other peoples) and at least 4-5 hours of gameplay in this version; especially if you explore all of the sidequests in Chapter III. It includes a bunch of rather cool features that attempt to make it different from a cookie-cutter RMXP game, such as my personally created Skill Grid, Class distinction and Time/Day systems. It also has some rather neat animation gimmicks for the battles which I’ve always been pleased with.
With all that’s been going on this year in general, I have to say, I didn’t get as much done on it this year as perhaps I would have liked. This release is Build K, which is the same one I got some of my mates to playtest a few months back. I would, in fact, have liked to release Build L, which is newer and has more features still; however, it is rather unstable at the moment and I don’t have time to quash all the bugs beforehand. I know for a fact that Build K is stable and relatively bug-free.
>> Please extract from the archived RAR using a tool such as WinRAR or 7zip.
>> Inside is a Install programme which will guide you through the rest.
>> You DO NOT need to possess a copy of RPG Maker XP to play; this game does not require its RTP and is entirely self-contained.
>> Included in the archive is a VERY OLD AND OUTDATED manual I made for Build D. However, a chunk of the content in still relevant, so I’ve included it anyway.
>> It might be in your interest to read the readme which displays during install. It points out a few things you should know about this version; like the fact that choosing the Hunter class for Risa is actually the hardest despite the games claims to contrary; and suchlike.
>> Frankly, not alot. Any PC from the last 8 years capable of running Windows XP should in fact manage this, though you might see some lag in lower-end machines since it runs windowed 640×480.
>> Ensure you have at least DirectX 9.0c.
>> It has not been tested in a x64 environment or with Windows 7/Vista. Please run in Windows XP compatibility mode and such if it refuses to work.
>> I would strongly recommend the usage of a USB gamepad rather than the keyboard. I’d imagine your PS3 and Xbox360 controllers would also work, though I’ve not tried that. You can configure controls by pressing F1 in the game, if the default button layout is not to your liking.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that, though this is a relatively stable, it is strictly still a beta-version. Don’t forget to save a fair bit, just in case. If there are bugs, I would appreciate you reporting them by leaving a comment on my blog and you will be credited somewhere in the next version (whenever that is, LOL). I also appreciate reviews and other comments, as long as they aren’t just flaming.
THIS IS FREEWARE
All content used in its construction is freely available on the internet. If you notice a resource used that is yours and you have not been credited for it, please leave a comment on this thread. Please DO NOT redistribute on other sites without my permission; but you are welcome to place links, twitters and other such things leading onto this post or blog. And for goodness sake don’t try to charge people for it. RPG Maker XP English edition is the copyright of Enterbrain. The story and characters are copyright of myself.
I figured this would be fitting, since I started the year with a Jeanette picture… anyway, as always, click on her to see it full sized.
I do rather like Hecate’s character; she’s a lovable idiot with extreme swings in her emotional state; loves swords, and is generally utterly unprincesslike. Woe betide the male main character you choose to romance her (if you do…). LOL.
Anyway, thats about it today. Please enjoy the release!!