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This remix of ABL contains upgraded graphics and sound and should be considered the definitive version; it has three to four hours of gameplay beyond the end of the previous release, which was entitled THE LINE NARROWS.

What was originally one game has been split into two due to the release of RMXP, so I'm marking ABL 2.1 as 'Complete.' Don't laugh! The second half of the game will be released in RMXP as LINE'S END, and will have a separate entry on RMN.

Okay, now you can laugh. ^_^

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  • Lys86
  • RPG Tsukuru 2000
  • RPG
  • 06/29/2007 05:07 PM
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author=dethmetal
If Lys started a Kickstarter for Line's End, I would donate an obscene amount of money towards it.


Seconded. Very good idea. I wonder if he ever reads this site any more. He's pretty easy to find on Twitter.
If Lys started a Kickstarter for Line's End, I would donate an obscene amount of money towards it.
It sure sounds like a font problem to me. You should be able to find the RM2K default RTP and fonts etc. eslewhere on the interwebs (not sure we're allowed to link to them on this site anymore). Google is your friend.
author=Faenon
I think you just need the RM2K font patch. Try the forums, useful stuff thread. Sorry, don't have time to hunt it down right now. Also there may just be fonts in the game folder which you can copy over into the relevant folder on your computer.

i don't know what the f*** happened! After installing the files above, all my downloaded games made in RPG MAKER 2000 doesn't display the font anymore.
Anybody have the proper RTP or something to help me please?

Its not a font problem, i searched every game around till i found the rpg2000 font and reinstalled it, and nothing changed at all. Games have no letters at all now
I think you just need the RM2K font patch. Try the forums, useful stuff thread. Sorry, don't have time to hunt it down right now. Also there may just be fonts in the game folder which you can copy over into the relevant folder on your computer.
Hi, guys! I'm rediscovering the master works of the rpg maker. I played all ''The Way'' and it was pretty awesome. Now i want to play ''A Blurred Line'', first after downloading the zip, tha game close itself with a missing file warning. I come here looking for answers and
author=Jacob31
author=Zydin
Hi guys,

curious to try this one, but it won't run as I do not have the RTP stuff. Could I ask the developer to include that and let me have a donwnload of the whole thing in one go?

:-)

If possible, I would appreciate that.

Thanks and Regards!
Hi,

for everyone who is struggling to run this game, here is what I did to make it work. I installed the RTP from both of the following links:

http://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/6088/locker/rtp.exe
http://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/6088/locker/RTP132e.exe

I hope I helped someone to be able to experience this legendary game!


Hi, guys! I'm rediscovering the master works of the rpg maker. I played all ''The Way'' and it was pretty awesome. Now i want to play ''A Blurred Line''; at first after downloading the zip, tha game close itself with a missing file warning. I come here looking for answers and saw the post above. Installed those files mentioned, and now i can play ''A Blurred Line''. But strangely, the game doesn't display any letter or font. This game uses a custom font? Where i can find it?
author=Zydin
Hi guys,

curious to try this one, but it won't run as I do not have the RTP stuff. Could I ask the developer to include that and let me have a donwnload of the whole thing in one go?

:-)

If possible, I would appreciate that.

Thanks and Regards!


Hi,

for everyone who is struggling to run this game, here is what I did to make it work. I installed the RTP from both of the following links:

http://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/6088/locker/rtp.exe
http://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/6088/locker/RTP132e.exe

I hope I helped someone to be able to experience this legendary game!
Hi guys,

curious to try this one, but it won't run as I do not have the RTP stuff. Could I ask the developer to include that and let me have a donwnload of the whole thing in one go?

:-)

If possible, I would appreciate that.

Thanks and Regards!
author=Deckiller
The design sense in this game is almost unrivaled in the RM community. Take all your fancy lighting effects, anime portraits, ~ O P E N W O R L D S ~ etc. and I'll take my ABL.

Git off mah lawn


Agreed. This game is the business. Long live Lysander86.
Deckiller
All of us get lost in the darkness; dreamers learn to steer by the stars.
18889
The design sense in this game is almost unrivaled in the RM community. Take all your fancy lighting effects, anime portraits, ~ O P E N W O R L D S ~ etc. and I'll take my ABL.

Git off mah lawn
author=Deckiller
The mapping could be so much better but everyone knows this - I mean, it was made in 2001-2003. I'll take a fun and aged game over a pretty and crappy one any day of the week. (Though I'll take a pretty and fun game over 'em all, and we're seeing a few of those lately!)
+

I actually think the map *design* of this game is great. The maps flow very well, the game constantly rewards the player for exploring, and Lysander ensured that the player knows where to go. But yeah, they're not very pretty.

Great write up!
Tau
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@AnimeGirl - Just go here!
I need Screenshots from ingame instead of titlescreen please.
I want to see what the Charas look like. Especiale if the big headed
SD Charas are used. I don't like thm.
The other thing I want to know is if there Battles in it.
Amen to that, Deckiller. If he did a kickstarter to help him free up time to finally finish the game I would totally join it. I don't see a reason why he should takt the time to learn a different platform first, because I just played the demo of Vampires Dawn 3 made with MV and my Quadcore PC already stutters when there's a simple snow animation happening. Just stick to 2000 or 2003. ABL was never about graphics anyway.

It so terribly sad that he isn't even seen on the internet in general all that much, at least under this nickname.
https://twitter.com/Lysander86 doesn't look like he's the same person.
Deckiller
All of us get lost in the darkness; dreamers learn to steer by the stars.
18889
re: no screenshots, this game was posted in the early days of RMN, prior to current game page standards.

Still a great game, warts and all. Enjoyed most of the content even more this time through. Some of the minigames grew tedious and ruined immersion, but one has to expect it given the time period in which it was made (FF7 influence and all).

The Lashe sequences are impeccably balanced and the combat is surprisingly engaging despite your limited arsenal. The game does tend to get too easy, but, like FF8, the difficulty will vary based on how well you utilize the central mechanic: Talon's Aura skills.

The simulation ABS annoyed me way more this time (dark catcombs wut). Most of the other minigames are great and are integrated painlessly into the story.

The story and the character mechanics are the driving forces here, much like FF6. Aura remains one of my favorite takes on the blue magic concept. Emily's radio is kinda "meh" but whatevs. RNG wasn't as evil fifteen years ago.

This game has the "vibe" that a lot of RPG gamers look for as someone mentioned above. It's the same vibe as Chrono Trigger, FF6, and FF7: fast, clever, smooth. These games invoke emotion; they are simple games but fun and engaging experiences. Certain other RM games have it (Hero's Realm, Forever's End, and oddly enough Polymorphous Perversity come to mind), and I think it's all related to flow and pacing. This goes beyond the story: battles, exploration, etc. all form the complete experience, and it has to flow really well. An annoying puzzle or battle could take the player out of the entire experience, even if your custom art or story is amazing. The game's quality tends to diminish after Paradise but this is mainly because the level design is somewhat basic and the areas tend to drag on a bit in those later stages. These minor issues are overshadowed by the great story.

In hindsight, the chests really are overabundant by about 50 percent; this over-saturation ("too much of a good thing") could've been alleviated by consolidation; instead of 3 chests containing gear for 3 different missable characters, you could have one chest containing gear depending on which person joined your party. This would certainly help the pacing while romping through the maps.

The maps.

The mapping could be so much better but everyone knows this - I mean, it was made in 2001-2003. I'll take a fun and aged game over a pretty and crappy one any day of the week. (Though I'll take a pretty and fun game over 'em all, and we're seeing a few of those lately!)

It would be a shame if Lys didn't finish telling this story, since it's highly engaging.
Anyone have an idea why I can't see the font in this game? I have installed the 2k fonts...
author=danzibr
Half a year since the last post, but might as well!

I've been looking for information on Line's End. Everything is either really old or other people asking about. To add to the countless questions... is this still being worked on? When I finished A Blurred Line this morning and saw the sequel is coming this winter I got really excited, then saw it was supposed to be winter 12 years ago.

By the way, this is my favorite RPG Maker game. Probably top 10 ever. Something about it...


Top 10 for me too. Maybe one day lys will come back and finish it
One of the greatest RM2k games ever created, and it was never finished.

We can only hope Lysander decides to finish it and that the line ends.
Half a year since the last post, but might as well!

I've been looking for information on Line's End. Everything is either really old or other people asking about. To add to the countless questions... is this still being worked on? When I finished A Blurred Line this morning and saw the sequel is coming this winter I got really excited, then saw it was supposed to be winter 12 years ago.

By the way, this is my favorite RPG Maker game. Probably top 10 ever. Something about it...