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The game is set in modern times, the year 2014. You are playing as CHAD DANIELS, a rather "moody" teenage boy who, unfortunately, lost his mother to a disease. His father ran out on him, and his Aunt is constantly sick.

Trying to be the best nephew you can, you assist your Aunt by trying to find her a pillow from your storage room...but...there's someone inside...a little boy.

You ask the little boy to identify himself. Instead, he screams and runs off.

Confused by the event, you go to check up on your Aunt...but she's gone, and to make matters worse, you begin to hear monstrous sounds coming from outside your front door. You are saved by an angel, who explains to you that the kid is actually the "Onyx Boy", one who knows of the location of the Onyx, an object of pursuit by many powerful forces. The angel calls you the "Peditra", the only one who can connect with the Onyx Boy and destroy the Onyx.

So now you're left with two options...help save the new world of Allumia, which is nearly exactly like your old home...or, find a way back to your own original world. Which one would you choose?

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Goodness, the Onyx series. I think I remember when you used to host this elsewhere a long time ago. I played them all back in my teenage days.
hahaha wow. Thanks for remembering them! I'll always cherish this game, but my goodness, it's so sloppy! hahaha If I remember correctly, I used to host the game on Turbo Upload, but woooooooooow. That's taking it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back! =P
I can't figure out what to do next.
I'm in the building in Arkuza after you fight the Vavine. I read the guide, which suggested examining the third group of computers from the right. Anything I'm examining isn't causing the door to the next area to unlock.

EDIT: Finally found the spot on the computer.
Im in the building in Arkuza and I can't figure it out what computer I have to interact, please some help I very like this game.
Yeaster
You made a game that is hard and fun
I congratulate your work as rpg maker is a painstaking process.
My hat goes off to you. Though I am not new to the game as I've played some of it before. Then life kicked in and bills and shit happens. Sigh.
The second I found this game instantly, I knew I found a gem. And I was right. It is a gem. Though as you think it's aged the story and the overall world of Onyx is very interesting. It's dark and moody but it's also got a lot to the story. And the uniqueness of skills. Finally getting away from the Fire1 nonsense. Onyx is weird and dark and it leaves me wondering. It's a world nonetheless. I actually took some time to update Onyx, with RPG Maker 2000 Value. Don't worry I have made a copy of the original. Certain things I just found that Onyx needs to keep up to bar - just in terms of aesthetics. Such as the databases of the skills and items...much English was needed and neatness of writing. This is done in my copy. I just found that in order for me to enjoy the game to it's fullest potential certain tweaks are needed. I also went through the glossary and made things made more sense-battle messaging and skill writing - run to the enemy becomes run towards the enemy, and things like this. I even started to add more battle animations because some of the default rpg maker animations are just bad. I also was playing around with the games sound. If this is indeed a darker rpg maker game then it needs dark sound. I pitched certain sounds DOWN to get the game more guttural and bleaker. Rpg maker has this weird nostalgic goofy quality but also can get dark when necessary. This also was done in my copy meaning my edited version. I don't know if you looked over the quality of certain enemy and monster pics, but since I am good at image making and editing I had gone into certain images and removed weird pixels and the alike to make the enemies able to have that clear 16 bit chip right with no weird outlines fuzzy pixelization or even weird white outlines. Like on the absol.png picture. Yeek. That one took a bit of time to fix. But going over some of these things is actually helping the game to be better. I'd have to put up a share file to show you what I was doing in my edit. One problem though I ran into when it went to rpg maker value is that some of the "intro screens" we're lost-XYZ logos or LOGO.XYZ or LOGO.bin I had to replace with resource hacker with the Gates Independent picture used in Onyx 2. That took some time to figure out how to do. So seeing the original three pictures before the title screen was reduced to only one thanks to rpg maker value. Damn you Enerbrain!!!! Some value, as value is about 2.99 or 20.99. 0_0
Trust me though. All this editing is just improving the game so it won't age, or see old animations that make other people repel in fear. "Yee gads!!! A default animation!!! What is life?!" Some would think. The edit though I'm doing is pretty awesome. I haven't changed anything in terms of the gameflow or game events, I have run into something weird though that I can't figure out where the default bgm GameOver3.mid is being played as a game over music instead of an other song that is in the database. I can't figure it out. On a map I had made an event that sets the game over to the music you had set it to and not GameOver3 which is......,...0_0
I'll have to share!!
author=thedarkdreamer
Yeaster
You made a game that is hard and fun
I congratulate your work as rpg maker is a painstaking process.
My hat goes off to you. Though I am not new to the game as I've played some of it before. Then life kicked in and bills and shit happens. Sigh.
The second I found this game instantly, I knew I found a gem. And I was right. It is a gem. Though as you think it's aged the story and the overall world of Onyx is very interesting. It's dark and moody but it's also got a lot to the story. And the uniqueness of skills. Finally getting away from the Fire1 nonsense. Onyx is weird and dark and it leaves me wondering. It's a world nonetheless. I actually took some time to update Onyx, with RPG Maker 2000 Value. Don't worry I have made a copy of the original. Certain things I just found that Onyx needs to keep up to bar - just in terms of aesthetics. Such as the databases of the skills and items...much English was needed and neatness of writing. This is done in my copy. I just found that in order for me to enjoy the game to it's fullest potential certain tweaks are needed. I also went through the glossary and made things made more sense-battle messaging and skill writing - run to the enemy becomes run towards the enemy, and things like this. I even started to add more battle animations because some of the default rpg maker animations are just bad. I also was playing around with the games sound. If this is indeed a darker rpg maker game then it needs dark sound. I pitched certain sounds DOWN to get the game more guttural and bleaker. Rpg maker has this weird nostalgic goofy quality but also can get dark when necessary. This also was done in my copy meaning my edited version. I don't know if you looked over the quality of certain enemy and monster pics, but since I am good at image making and editing I had gone into certain images and removed weird pixels and the alike to make the enemies able to have that clear 16 bit chip right with no weird outlines fuzzy pixelization or even weird white outlines. Like on the absol.png picture. Yeek. That one took a bit of time to fix. But going over some of these things is actually helping the game to be better. I'd have to put up a share file to show you what I was doing in my edit. One problem though I ran into when it went to rpg maker value is that some of the "intro screens" we're lost-XYZ logos or LOGO.XYZ or LOGO.bin I had to replace with resource hacker with the Gates Independent picture used in Onyx 2. That took some time to figure out how to do. So seeing the original three pictures before the title screen was reduced to only one thanks to rpg maker value. Damn you Enerbrain!!!! Some value, as value is about 2.99 or 20.99. 0_0
Trust me though. All this editing is just improving the game so it won't age, or see old animations that make other people repel in fear. "Yee gads!!! A default animation!!! What is life?!" Some would think. The edit though I'm doing is pretty awesome. I haven't changed anything in terms of the gameflow or game events, I have run into something weird though that I can't figure out where the default bgm GameOver3.mid is being played as a game over music instead of an other song that is in the database. I can't figure it out. On a map I had made an event that sets the game over to the music you had set it to and not GameOver3 which is......,...0_0
I'll have to share!!


Sounds like nice additions… I’ll be happy to see this updated version.

Onyx is very old. I made it in my junior year of high school way back in 2005. I’m sure there are a ton of questionable design choices haha
It wasn't really about design as it was about aesthetic. I mean this is an old version of RPG Maker, let's be honest here. But it seemed to me it was more about things that were taking away from the experience. And I have art training so my mind tends to be more critical to the visual experience. If you do have time, which I make time for this stuff, you can check it out via my google drive. It is a link that can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kNNhRkh9zGfIW1LRqS0fasdy2MM2Fqxy/view?usp=sharing

Hello there,
I really like playing this game so far, but now I'm stuck in the fight with zoraina.

I'm at the point after the first transformation. According to the guide zoraina will heal for ten rounds and then unleash a powerful attack on one of my characters. Unfortunately, the latter never happenes. Yes, zoraina heals himself but for over thirty rounds now. I have redownloaded and reinstalled the game and repeat that whole sequence, thinking maybe I have messed up somewhere along the way only to end up at the same point. I have no idea, why that attack never transpires in my playthrough.


I'd really appreciate some help.


author=Felis
Hello there,
I really like playing this game so far, but now I'm stuck in the fight with zoraina.

I'm at the point after the first transformation. According to the guide zoraina will heal for ten rounds and then unleash a powerful attack on one of my characters. Unfortunately, the latter never happenes. Yes, zoraina heals himself but for over thirty rounds now. I have redownloaded and reinstalled the game and repeat that whole sequence, thinking maybe I have messed up somewhere along the way only to end up at the same point. I have no idea, why that attack never transpires in my playthrough.


I'd really appreciate some help.




First, I want to thank you for playing my game. This game is really special to me as it instantly warps me back to high school and I get all nostalgic.

I uploaded a video of the fight which I hope will be helpful. But basically, you'll want a team of Chad, Jade, Royle and Mary, with everyone being levels 15+

His first form is easy. None of his attacks are life-threatening. Use your strongest attacks and if you're using Mary, have her boast people's attack power when she isn't healing.

Form 2 is a breather. While he heals himself, use this time to heal your party. After ten rounds, he transforms again.

Form 3 is where the fight gets real. If you're using Jade, have her use her strongest move, which for me was Darkness which dished out 150+ damage each time; a FAR greater damage output than anyone else at that point. Royle's Volt spell will dish out ok damage too. Physical attacks are useless, so poor Chad won't have anything to do. Use him for support and have Mary constantly healing.
Thanks a lot for your kind answer and for even making a video to help me out, but I'm afraid it doesn't solve my problem.

When I'm in this fight, the boss never transforms into his third form. He stays in his second form and just heals every turn. The third form, which I have seen in your video never happens in my playthrough, therefore this battle never ends and I can't play the game further. After more than 30 rounds like this I have shut down the game and tried the whole fight again with the same result.

Hopefully you understand my problem now better and sorry for not being clearer in
my first posting.



author=Felis
Thanks a lot for your kind answer and for even making a video to help me out, but I'm afraid it doesn't solve my problem.

When I'm in this fight, the boss never transforms into his third form. He stays in his second form and just heals every turn. The third form, which I have seen in your video never happens in my playthrough, therefore this battle never ends and I can't play the game further. After more than 30 rounds like this I have shut down the game and tried the whole fight again with the same result.

Hopefully you understand my problem now better and sorry for not being clearer in
my first posting.





Oooh, wow. That shouldn't happen. Try redownloading the game and copying your save data to the new folder. Something must've went wrong when you first downloaded the game. Sorry about that!
Yeaster

I actually had that problem too after adding a page to the battle - a page that adds waiting for .1 seconds to each turn. Ironically it had something to do with that, so the page to the battle I had created I had moved to the last page of the battle. I had wondered like wtf is going on, why Zoraina just kept sitting there healing over and over and it was my page getting in the way. I think what was going on was it was interfering with Genna's switch in the battle. That had to happen first to get to the 'final form'.

Certain things about this game gets hard!!
In fact, actually, I had run around some more, and leveled up to 18 so Royle gets better moves. Like Flame. FIYAA!! I had Jade get "Fog" too. Level up!!
Hi Yeaster,
I'm already in my second try here. I have redownloaded and reinstalled the game and play it from scratch, before even coming to the forum and asking for help. I thought,
the whole thing with Zeroina healing until kingdom comes was a mistake on my part, then nobody seemed to have the same problem. I have no idea, why this happened. I have done nothing with the gamefiles, so that is not the solution, but what darkdreamer wrotes gives me the idea, that maybe something else on my pc interferes. Could my problem have something to do with the installed rtp? just a thought, I have played a lot of rpgm games but I know next to nothing about the different versions of the engine.
Sorry for the trouble and thanks for being so kind :)
Send me you
author=Felis
Hi Yeaster,
I'm already in my second try here. I have redownloaded and reinstalled the game and play it from scratch, before even coming to the forum and asking for help. I thought,
the whole thing with Zeroina healing until kingdom comes was a mistake on my part, then nobody seemed to have the same problem. I have no idea, why this happened. I have done nothing with the gamefiles, so that is not the solution, but what darkdreamer wrotes gives me the idea, that maybe something else on my pc interferes. Could my problem have something to do with the installed rtp? just a thought, I have played a lot of rpgm games but I know next to nothing about the different versions of the engine.
Sorry for the trouble and thanks for being so kind :)



Send me your save file.
I have uploaded the savefile to my locker, can you have a look at it there? I don’t really know how else to send it to you. Thanks a lot again
author=Felis
I have uploaded the savefile to my locker, can you have a look at it there? I don’t really know how else to send it to you. Thanks a lot again


Hi. So I don't know what the issue is with your particular game file; the battle worked fine for me. But I went ahead and got through that part for you anyway as well as recorded what happens after, which I recorded here: https://youtu.be/yXuLNNi2aw4

You can find the updated save file in my locker. Sorry about all this.
Hi Yeaster,
so it's like I thougt, the problem has something to do with my laptop and the file ist just fine. But the cause of all this is not so important for me anymore, I'm just really glad, that I can continue to play now. :) I like the characters and how they interact with each other and want to know, how their story goes on.
Thanks a bunch for all your help, I really appreciate it.
This game crashed on me. Itt said out of memory.