The Enemy Within is my RMXP game. Its been in the works for a fair while (2+ years) on and off, I guess.
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)
This beta version includes material up to and including a little bit of Chapter VI. This amounts to a minimum of 4-5 hours of gameplay; more if you explore more during the freeform Chapter III.
It is set in the nation of Tessaltoria in the world of Lectrom, and follows 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. Even joined by new allies Tomlyn, a Sage of Sendervil, Fortinbras, a Royal Knight, and Jeanette, the Druid of the Windreading Tower, Risa finds the world becoming a strange place steadily inhabited by monsters, once thought long extinct shadows of the shattered Moros Empire.
There is quite a considerable amount of custom content (mine, and other peoples). 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.
>> 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 Included in the archive is a VERY OLD AND OUTDATED manual I made for Build D. However, a chunk of the content in still relevant, so I’ve included it anyway.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.
^^ Hecate Garmere, the Princess of Tessalatoria. ^^
^^ Jeanette, Druid of the Windreading Tower ^^
^^ Freakishly Ancient YouTube Teaser Trailer (2008!!!) ^^
I will probably add some more teasers and maybe screencaps soon. Please be patient.