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Generic RM2k3 RTP Gaming Fun!

I always wanted to make that game based on everything I enjoyed as a kid. This is the end result.

Hero's Realm creates a super-synergy of proactive features to create a gaming experience greater than the sum of its parts.

Lead four heroes and their teams against the evil forces of Mephistocles, the Lord of Demons in this retro-RPG adventure. Toggle between the four heroes as you explore dungeons, ascend towers, spelunk caves, save villages and defeat the forces of evil! Reminiscent of classic RPGs such as Dragon Quest III and Final Fantasy V, Hero's Realm is a fun romp in old-school RPG nostalgia.

-22 character classes (12 base classes, 4 hero classes, 3 secret classes, 3 master classes)
-TONS of game content and sidequests
-Classic NES-era and SNES-era RPG gameplay
-Great music
-Multi-party switching system (like Kefka's Tower in FFVI!)
-Multi-party tactical battles (at least 5 of them!)
-Massive world map

The story is split into 5 chapters, with each of the first four chapters focusing on a new hero, and the 5th chapter bringing them all together.

Chapter 1: Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?
Chapter 2: There is Something Fishy Going on...
Chapter 3: Land of the Rising Son
Chapter 4: True Calling
Chapter 5: The War on Terror

This is a list of websites where Hero's Realm has been mentioned or linked to.

Download and unzip this file. Install the fonts in your C:\Windows\Fonts folder.

Hero's Realm has a TVTropes page.Check it out.
Did you enjoy Hero's Realm? Consider helping me out so that I can make more games in the future.

Latest Blog

Hero's Realm: Heroic Expedition

Calling all heroes! Hero's Realm: Heroic Edition has launched its gameprofile. Further updates and announcements and requests will be made through this new gameprofile. Follow along there if you are interested in the revamp!

So long and thanks for all the downloads!

  • Completed
  • kentona
  • RPG Tsukuru 2003
  • RPG
  • 06/25/2007 11:50 PM
  • 03/08/2019 04:34 PM
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There are a couple of peninsula only accessible by boat that have Royal and Golden Peeps, worth lots of gold. The first is just east of Remus, the second is just south of the Hasara desert on the south side of the mountains. Again, only accessible by boat. The Ozland desert also has some gold-rich enemies, but they are tough.
i got it indeed... i didnt want to sell it if it was important or if it had any secret to it... but since you tell me to sell it i guess thats its use :)

but its still not worth "a ton" really... only a about 25 thousands... considering stuff where i am at cost about 10k each... its only good to equip 1 of 16 characters :P ... so i still need a place to farm MUCH more gold if i want to be strong... :)

CORECTION/EDIT : the diamond bikini was actually 39k... but im still about 160k short!!! LOL... and farming takes forever!! are there some goldmen or something? i saw metal earlier that i wasnt able to kill... are they only exp? is there gold version somewhere? :) hehe... Thx for your time!
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That is a good question. I am not sure if I did make a good spot (or if I did, I've forgotten where I put it). You can sell unused equipment, and the Diamond Bikini (which is worth a ton).
another quick question : what would be a "good" way to make some money? Having 16 people to care for... and now with 4 daredevils... thats a LOT of weapons to buy... i end up equipping one group and letting all 3 others pretty much using old stuff... :)
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it's just a sad story.
Question of the day :)

What is it with Nonomi and Yasuki? is there something im missing?
Im exploring the map with the ship now (got both)... when i went up the tower, she attacked me, i 1 shot her... felt bad about it and reloaded... eventually i was getting all 3 stones in marx area i saw a ghost ship, so i hopped on my boat and chased it... in there i eventually killed Yasuki... i obviously figured they were both linked... but wasnt able to do anything but kill him... after killing him i went to check on nonomi as well... same thing as before... is there something im missing? or is it just a sad love story that didnt really end well? :)
I would totally replay this if it had the fast ATB gauges.
But then I would feel obligated to fix the bugs and glaring balance issues, too, and I am not up for that which is fine because I'm completely revamping the game for another release

One day I will port this over to RM VX Ace and charge $7.99 for it

Just thought i'd share it here as well!

If anyone is playing this game, OR any RPGmaker2003, this tool was made by "Cherry" from www.cherrytree.at... i dont know what makes it work or not in some games... except being RPGmaker2k3... anyway i got this from Final Fantasy Blackmoon prophecy (really awesome rpg maker game)... and so far it works with "Helion", "Chrono Alter", "Phantom Legacy", and "Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy Plus"... you simply start the game (window mode), then double click this exe... it will enable fullscreen but without changing monitor resolution... so if you play in 1920x1080, you can keep that resolution and it will simply scale the game to fullscreen... never use alt+tab or alt+enter if you wish to go back to another app... simply press F6 to toggle from fullscreen to window back and forth... Also pressing F8 will apply a very nice screen filtering... :)

here is the link i uploaded for the tool :
seriously i would consider it... haha... having worked in the game industry for about 10 years (went from EA to Funcom to Square/Eidos)... of course you'd kinda need all new assets and music... but compared to what goes out on the steam store, this would be awesome! I tried starting my own game in VX Ace a bit less than a year ago... i had all the basics done, mechanics, scripts... but i ran out of money to "live" so i had to work instead of working on that... :) If you ever want to form an alliance im more than willing to help make the port! :) ... i'll send you a link to the full screen mode on FB right away! :)

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I don't even know what that fullscreenmode thing is, tbh!

yeah, the non-fixable bugs in the engine are a PAIN in the ass. Like the pincer to-hit bug you mentioned, and also the ATB "lockup" bug where all of the ATB bars freeze except for 1 persons and then suddenly EVERYONE ACTS AT ONCE. Very annoying.

One day I will port this over to RM VX Ace and charge $7.99 for it
good idea for the music! :)

im nearly at shelob... i turned 5 characters to jokers to get them to lvl 20 and get daredevils... hehe... should be interesting in a while ;) if i survive that long...

the only thing i dislike about "rpg maker games" in general is some of the bugs that are not-fixable... one of them being the battle type... if you get a fight "back attack" its all good... but if you get a pincer or the one where you have the monsters all in the middle, you shouldnt hit at 1/2 damage and miss 50% of the time! this frustrate me so bad!!... getting a monsters in pincer attack is supposed to be good... yet i usually end up running cause its frustrating missing 3 times out of 5... FF.Blackmoon also made in RPG maker had the same issue... so its either the engine OR the ATB plugin used...

You should DEFINITELY package "anotherfullscreenmode.exe" along with the game!... it makes it 100 times better to get fullscreen (F6) and the most AWESOME part is the screen filtering Scale2x and HQ2X like in emulators! (F8)... I have played in this mode since the begining and it makes the game really more beautiful!! although a bit more blured but you get used to it! :)
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Damn. That probably never occurred to me when I was coding that part of the game, so it is not surprising that a cursed weapon in a second slot for a Ronin is stuck. good find (or is it a bad find?).

If you are wanting to find out the source of some of the tunes, try posting them in the forum asking "I got this midi from Hero's Realm- does anyone know the source song?"
Just great! I just broke my game!! LOL... fortunately i had a save about 5mins ago so i could reload it...

I just got the magic/master key... started going around unlocking doors and grabbing chests... I got both the demonslayer and malice sword... which i expected to be cursed (game is missing the sound file when trying to unequip it! but i guess it might not have been possible)... anyway, i equipped both of them on my Ronin as weapons1 and weapon2 slots... HOWEVER, when i wanted to remove them, the un-curse at church only remove the 1st weapon and not the 2nd slot one!! so i was stuck with one of them (forever)... hehe... alt+f4 and reload fixed it since i had not saved... FORTUNATELY... :)
would you happen to remember what song for the overworld music in chapter 5? (little harp song)... curious where it comes from :)

EDIT : your soundtrack is insane(good)... you have soooo many tracks from so many sources... films, games, composers...

that one i was searching for was :
World map chapter 5 : Heroic Deeds by Jim Paterson

Next one i'd like to find out would be world map from another chapter... in the music folder simply called "world.mid"... no other info... that one might be harder to find out...
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thank you for the kind words!

and I am here to tell you there IS a map you can get that you can take with you!

the Dread Pirate Roberts has such a map, but you have to bring him 10 (or was it 20?) Buttercup squash (which is only found growing in Tortuga). You can find Roberts in the pirate town in Jomungu. You need a ship to get to either place, though.

Thanks for playing! And yeah, I wish I kept better track of the songs too...
for the one who asked about the bug where music stops and save disapear, yes its a bug in the engine and its in the FAQ... it says to save often and on multiple slots...

Im currently playing the game... started last week... now in chapter 5 just got the 1st piece after the giant at the begining... i was reading this whole thread to figure out tips about class changes (im at page 9 in 2010 when the game was 1yr old) hehe...

Just wanted to come on here and say that you REALLY did make a complete masterpiece!! This game is insane... so huge... tons of stuff, mini games, high quality graphics... tons of references to so many great titles... the music selection is incredible as well... i would have wished for a orchestral mp3 version instead of midi... but it still sound and feels pretty good! I really wasnt expecting such huge complex games were possible with this engine... the number of mechanics you have going on all at once is just crazy!

I would have liked an ingame portable map (other than the scrying in paramor) *perhaps its comming idk*... other than that, i dont have much negative to say... its such an incredible game... when chapter 5 started i was a bit discouraged having to manage equipments for 4 full party... and was wondering if i'd have to grind all 4 separately.. fortunately they get exp... not sure how much but at least they wont fall too far behind...

I also really wished you had kept a better music selection list... there are a few i dont know where they come from that i'd REALLY like to find out the originals... i found many E.V.O. which are awesome... tons of Square material obviously... im checking the music folder but even the song names dont say much! :)

ANYWAY i'll stop writing... i have this issue i write too much, since i type about 100w.m. ... i always end up rambling my what i think at that moment... your game is AWESOME!! incredibly better than most of what Square has put up ... EVER... :)
Dunno if this already mentioned in previous pages but...I got this bug where ingame bgm suddenly gone and the game closes itself, deleting the current save i used.
Currently in chap 4 but i decided to backtrack in chap 3 earlier because i want that Lightsabre so i can't miss any single medals. Can i still get tiny medals in previous chapters?
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Some people hear only what they want to hear...
I would totally replay this if it had the fast ATB gauges.
But then I would feel obligated to fix the bugs and glaring balance issues, too, and I am not up for that which is fine because I'm completely revamping the game for another release

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Thanks for the update. I should make a warning about that (or fix it... but that will probably not happen)