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Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. You play the role of a young man known as Leon, who seeks to survive in the harsh environment he is brought into.

Exploration is done mainly via a side-scrolling view. In certain areas, an exclamation mark will sometimes appear, indicating the presence of hostiles. Press Z when this happens to initiate battle, or wait to let it pass. Sometimes battle will be unavoidable. When walking, enemy encounters won't occur.

The battle system revolves mainly around each character's Abilities, which are a set of commands specific to that character. Abilities require AP and EX to use. AP is gained every time a character takes a turn. The default is 2. EX is gained every time a character uses an Ability. The default is 1. Note that this may change depending on the situation.


Trailer courtesy of Sum Gai. Thanks buddy!

"Controls"
Z: Action/ Confirm
Up: Interact with Above/Background
Down: Interact with Below/Foreground
X: Menu/ Cancel
Shift: Hold to walk/run
F4: Toggle Fullscreen
F5: Toggle 2x Size
F12: Reset to Title


"Known Glitches"
Due to the limited functionality of the RPG Maker 2003 engine, there are various glitches and bugs which are unfortunately unfeasible or impossible to fix:
- Sometimes during an action, the battle data of a character will be temporarily overwritten with another character's, causing them to not perform as expected for that round.
- In certain cases, player actions can be interrupted by the enemy or other character's actions. To minimize the occurance of this, wait for current actions to finish before selecting an action with another character.
- Using items and guarding doesn't trigger the code to check for enemy deaths. You need to actually use an ability, or let the enemies take a turn.
- Although not a bug, Active Mode should be changed to Passive Mode in the in-game menu to prevent enemies from acting while you are taking an action.

"Hints and Tips for Boss Battles"
- Don't expect to just be able to spam regular attacks until you can use your Exceed ability. You won't win an attrition war with the enemy party.
- Always target the enemy's weakness if you can. If you want, think of this as a Shin Megami Tensei game. :P
- Make sure to keep your HP up. The vast majority of bosses have pretty powerful high EX costing abilities that'll wipe out your party if you're not expecting it.

- That said, keep in mind, the enemy is subject to the same rules as the party. In other words, they're also gaining AP and EX, and they also need it to use their more hard-hitting abilities. So if you can prevent them from using them while still retaining the ability to use yours, you'll be able to beat any boss.
- You can tell how much EX an enemy's ability uses by looking at the name of the ability. Similar to your character's abilities, it'll show up as the number of squares on the left side of the name.
- Of course, the above passes quickly so isn't that reliable of a method. As a general rule, you can expect that:
- Anything that uses an element other than Force likely costs at least 1 EX
- Anything that does multi-targetting likely costs at least 1 EX
- Anything that hits everyone hard probably costs 2 or more EX
- Anything that outright kills someone from full health, or makes you swear "Bullshit! That can't happen!" is likely an Exceed ability.
- Chances are it'll also be very flashy.
- Obviously, there's going to be some exceptions, but for the most part, this can be followed.

- Don't ignore Field Effects either. Bosses don't, and the Field Effects they use generally stack things in their favor. It's not just about dealing as much damage as quickly as you can. A lot of times, it's also about controlling the situation.
- Modes, Field Effects, and Boost ailments all stack. If you're creative, you may be able to create a situation where you can pretty much negate everything the boss throws at you, while tossing out Exceed abilities every turn. Bosses won't stand a chance.

MAP SAVE FREEZE: If you're changing things in this game in the editor and your save file freezes on the world map as a result, press F9, go to switch 112 and 113, and turn them both OFF. That should fix it.

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author=Bugfragged
For some reason, Indy's Joker tells me to come back later. Any idea when he'll finally give Indy her new skill?

Edit: NVM, he'll only give up the goods after the main story is cleared.


Yeah, because of plot reasons :P
For some reason, Indy's Joker tells me to come back later. Any idea when he'll finally give Indy her new skill?

Edit: NVM, he'll only give up the goods after the main story is cleared.
author=Neok
EDIT: Sup. B) How you doing?

Browsing the interwebs. Whlist banging my head continuously.
author=J-Man
Omg omg omg you're here! ^_^ Does that mean new stuff!? :D:D:D

EDIT: Sup. :P


Hmm, to be a jerk and post a screen of something really cool I've put together that in all likelihood won't be anything for at least a few years, or...

EDIT: Sup. B) How you doing?

author=Bugfragged
For some reason, Ceres - No Man's Land is available to Leon's party in Phase 2, even though it leads to a bridge that I can't enter due to plot reasons.

Also, there seems to be an unreachable chest somewhere to the upper right of the character in the screenshot. Is it possible to obtain it at this point in the game. Given the way the map looks, I assume I have to somehow reach the chest from the right and then I can drop into the water via the broken ladder.

Edit: NVM, I just realized the indoor area loops.

Edit 2: At the bridge, it turns out fighting the turrents instead of using the password results in more EXP, but each turrent has fairly high single target damage. Good to know there is an incentive to doing it the hard way.



tbh I really don't remember that much, but most things that seem unreachable, aren't. Just need to search the area.
For some reason, Ceres - No Man's Land is available to Leon's party in Phase 2, even though it leads to a bridge that I can't enter due to plot reasons.

Also, there seems to be an unreachable chest somewhere to the upper right of the character in the screenshot. Is it possible to obtain it at this point in the game. Given the way the map looks, I assume I have to somehow reach the chest from the right and then I can drop into the water via the broken ladder.

Edit: NVM, I just realized the indoor area loops.

Edit 2: At the bridge, it turns out fighting the turrents instead of using the password results in more EXP, but each turrent has fairly high single target damage. Good to know there is an incentive to doing it the hard way.
Omg omg omg you're here! ^_^ Does that mean new stuff!? :D:D:D

EDIT: Sup. :P
author=Estranho
Can someone help me? I just need one more shard to get the last joker,I know it's in Avalon 2 but I don't know where.


It's been forever and you're probably done already, but iirc you gotta go all the way up, then work towards the left side of the map.

author=Malandy
How do I switch between the Post Game Unlocked Characters and the Main Game characters?

Is it just the normal character swap screen? ... If so, then I screwed something up trying to make combat go faster. A save from someone who completed the game would be nice, but I'm fine with going through the game again.

Oh. Saves are available. Huh. Nice!


Hold shift on swap screen to get bonus chara

author=Shadonir
ok, i was just about to fight aila and then, the game crashed, aila just flowey-ed me


XD
ok, i was just about to fight aila and then, the game crashed, aila just flowey-ed me
How do I switch between the Post Game Unlocked Characters and the Main Game characters?

Is it just the normal character swap screen? ... If so, then I screwed something up trying to make combat go faster. A save from someone who completed the game would be nice, but I'm fine with going through the game again.

Oh. Saves are available. Huh. Nice!
Can someone help me? I just need one more shard to get the last joker,I know it's in Avalon 2 but I don't know where.
Is there a walkthrough somewhere?

If not: I reachead no mans land 2 and don't know what to do. I entered the secret entrance in that red building but still don't know any further. maybe someone could help me.
author=TODhaseo
It's a damn shame that Variant wasn't made...

Parts of Variant were made (and the story was conceptualized at least partially, possibly moreso) but the project was halted due to excessive morons yelling at the dev and making demands on how he should make the game.

Sometimes a game dev needs to 'filter' feedback somewhat so they aren't driven to madness by the trolls.

On that note:
It wasn't mentioned in the RED CAPITAL LETTERS on the main page, but if you make any edits or even open the game up in the RPG Maker 2k3 editor program, then the game will have some map freezing issues on the world map. Specifically for me, saving the game on the world map and then later loading it from that point would have my cursor 'frozen' with the map options window open.

The trick to fixing this is simple. You only need to do this if you've opened up the game in the editor at any point.
-Open up the game in RPG Maker 2K3
-Press F8 to enter 'Database' mode. Or go to Tools Menu, then Database.
-Click 'Common Event' tab.
-Scroll down to Common Event #425: Remove Save Freeze
-At the end there will be a line that says
Switch Operation 0441-0460 OFF
Switch Operation 0460 ON

Get rid of the line that has 0460 ON.
Once that is done, hit OK and close the project, then you won't have any more save/load freezes (hopefully). This worked for me :)
I hope the author can upload this 'fixed' version for people to easily use. :)

It is possible if you're loading a save game that is 'frozen' even after this 'fix' so you may need to do a 'Test Play' in RPG Maker 2k3, then hit F9 to open the debug menu and flip switch #113 to OFF. That'll unfreeze your cursor and let you do stuff. Switch #112 only controls the World Map Options menu and doesn't need to be turned off if you don't want to do so.
It's a damn shame that Variant wasn't made but hey I could understand,with an engine like rpgmaker2003 it's alot of work and time consuming.I just finished replaying this and it was a ton of fun playing through it again,hell I enjoyed Vanilla(Plain) Alter A.I.L.A since that game did have alot of replay value despite it being very item spammy none the less all i can say is good shit neok and do what you can.
author=eplipswich
author=MorteTorment
This seems like a promising game, but before I consider getting into it, can anyone give me an estimated numbers of hours that this game will require?
About 7 to 10 hours or so.

Don't consider, mate. Just play. This is one of the great RPGs of the RPG Maker RPGs. One can even consider this a legacy game now.

That was a great way to put it, I agree with you. I didn't reply because I actually haven't beaten it (relatively new to RPG Maker Games, was here a long time ago and heard a LOT of hype on this, fell off the RM world, now I am back with a new account) but if I thought to say something like that I would have. The hours in this game don't really matter, it's awesome (my one and only complaint is that it isn't always obvious where to do, but then again that could just as easily have been Neok's intent, but it got really annoying when I couldn't tell where to go because I didn't see there was, say a bridge above the latter because it blended in so well. Nonetheless, GREAT game so far, I think I'll go play it now :D)
author=MorteTorment
This seems like a promising game, but before I consider getting into it, can anyone give me an estimated numbers of hours that this game will require?


About 7 to 10 hours or so.

Don't consider, mate. Just play. This is one of the great RPGs of the RPG Maker RPGs. One can even consider this a legacy game now.
This seems like a promising game, but before I consider getting into it, can anyone give me an estimated numbers of hours that this game will require?
When I am supposed to engage the 1st battle(with punks stopping you) it tells me that file anim-005-battle01 cannot be opened or something..

How do I solve this? Oo
Okay, so I just gave it another shot, so I thought I'd update anyone who's been deeply moved by my struggles, as to my status.

I re-downloaded the game, set it to run in compatibility mode, and ran it as an administrator, which I overlooked last time. Anyway, no AVG hissy-fits today, so I guess that's that. By Odin, computers can be awkward XD

--Update--

In case anyone's paying attention- just finished the game today! By which I mean everything except the bonus character mirror battles. Really enjoyed it, so thanks to you guys for the help last week, and a huge thank you to Neok for making such a fun game :)
Well that's what I thought, but safety, as you said, is key. It is odd though, I actually have another RPGmaker game (the JAN Realms demo), and AVG was nice and sweet with that one.

Thanks for the reply :)
I can guarantee you that the file is safe. The creator has not changed the download for more than a year now, and I downloaded this file around that time.

Some antivirus programs tend to act that way, so yeah, but of course, it's always good to be safe.