KORY_TOOMBS'S PROFILE

kory_toombs
I had to stop bragging about winning the 2019 RMN Stanley Cup Playoff Pool.
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I'm from Canada, but I live in Taiwan. I teach English to children in a Montessori school. I first got interested in RPG Maker after watching X-Play do a review of RPG Maker for the PSone. Years later I found RPG Maker VX Ace and decided to buy it. My first RPG Maker game, Dragon Lancer, was approved by Deckiller and became available to download on January 15, 2013.
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Tell me what anime to watch and why

I recently decided to go on an anime watching binge, I had never really watched a lot of anime before. But after 1-2 months I have binged quite a bit.

Here's a list of the anime I have been able to binge watch recently:
Starting with my favorite and ending with the worst of the worst...
The last one is soooo bad...
I can't even put it into words...


Goblin Slayer (Season 1 / +)
Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World (Season 1 / ++ / Season 2)
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Seasons 1 / Season 2 / +)
Claymore (26ep)
The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season1)
Yosuga no Sora (12ep)
Rumbling Hearts (14ep)
Scum's Wish (12ep)
White Album 2 (13ep)
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Season1)
Overlord (Season 1)
High School DxD (Season 1)
In Another World with My Smartphone(Season 1)

+ stands for movies or special episodes that are outside the normal season.

[Poll] Sub Vs. Dub


Hello, men of "culture." It's time for the all time anime debate of all time.

Which is the best way to watch anime = sub or dub

Sub = Watching the original Japanese anime with English subtitles.
+No cut content.
-You have to read.

Dub = Watching the English translation.
+You don't have to read.
-Can sometimes be censored / cut content, but....
+Can add additional content.
-Voice acting can be terrible.

Example:

Sailor Moon (opening)

Japanese



English



Game Page Bug


Yesterday I made some changes to my game page =
I marked it completed
I added a download
I changed some text in the summary

Today I noticed that the download button was gone, but it had been there the previous day. I managed my game and set it as main download.

Then I noticed that some of the text in my summary was the old text (ie. saying the game was still in dev.) I just thought that maybe I hadn't updated properly...

But then I noticed that the game wasn't marked as completed, so I decided to check my notices...



Apparently some stuff I did to my game page hadn't been saved properly???
Not just hadn't been saved, but was okay, but then reversed to the older version.

Recommend a VN to read


Besides playing video games, I really enjoy reading. And what happens when you combine these 2 hobbies together... Captain Planet, of course. I mean Visual Novels. I have read quite a few VNs, and here is my rec list. Please feel free to add VNs you think I should check out.

My favs

Nekopara Vol. 1
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 1
Chronoclock
G-senjou no Maou - The Devil on G-String
If My Heart Had Wings
The Fruit of Grisaia / The Labyrinth of Grisaia / The Eden of Grisaia
Muv-Luv Extra / Muv-Luv Unlimited / Muv-Luv Alternative

[Visual Novel Maker] CG Artist Wanted


Hello, my name is Kory Toombs. I'm a a developer in the RPG Maker community with several years of experience and more games in my library than I know what to do with! Just click on my name over on the left and be overwhelmed by gameness...

What am I looking for...

A CG artist who can do 1 CG for a Visual Novel I'm making.
The dimensions of the CG should be 1280 x 720.
I would like the CG to depict a woman removing her mask to show a scarred face.
This is an unpaid position, but as a return I will review any 3 games you want.
This is not a commercial game.
The resources I'm using are actually free. Even the CGs.


Reference picture of character (masked / unmasked version)






General Premise of the game:

Rihanna meets up with an old friend after 5 years. As she starts to get to re-know her friend she meets a mysterious masked woman. (Rihanna will make choices throughout the game that improve her relationship status with these 2 characters.) Dialogue will change depending on your choices and there will be 3 different endings.


Other Images






[Poll] Y - Axis = Normal Vs. Inverted


I think some of the first 3-D games I ever played were for the original X-box. I think they were Morrowind and Halo. Ever since I started, until now, I can only play these sort of games with a Y - Inverted Axis. My friend always played on normal. Is it strange for me to play games with a Y-Inverted camera? It's actually very difficult for me to play a game with a normal camera, to the point, if there's no option to change it, I won't play the game.

(I also just realized that a lot of N64 games have inverted controls by default, like Zelda.)

Details:

Y-Axis = Y is a vertical axis. X is a horizontal axis. The analog stick controls how the camera moves based on the direction you push.

Normal = pushing up makes the camera go up, pushing down makes the camera go down.

Inverted = pushing up makes the camera go down, pushing down makes the camera go up.


Steam Achievements in Visual Novel Maker

I'm getting the black screen of death.
(ie. game loads but only shows black screen, but heck I can experience it using my GTX 1060 graphics card at least.)

Following this tutorial:

https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/advanced-users-tutorial-unlockable-steam-achievements.100313/

Using =

greenworks-v0.12.0-nw-v0.26.6-win-x64

nwjs-v0.26.6-win-x64

steamworks_sdk_141

Edit:

Console Error on running Nw.exe

Uncaught Error: The specified module could not be found.
\?\C:\Users\user\Desktop\steamworks_sdk_141\sdk\tools\ContentBuilder\content\Norilsk\lib\greenworks-win64.node
at Object.Module._extensions..node (module.js:713:18)
at Module.load (module.js:585:32)
at tryModuleLoad (module.js:528:12)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:520:3)
at Module.require (module.js:610:17)
at require (internal/module.js:11:18)
at Object. (C:\Users\user\Desktop\steamworks_sdk_141\sdk\tools\ContentBuilder\content\Norilsk\greenworks.js:17:18)
at Module._compile (module.js:666:30)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:683:10)
at Module.load (module.js:585:32)

Purchase History


I remember that I bought something from the RMN Store to get my User Title. But I can't find any purchase history or proof that I purchased that item. This was many years ago, but having proof of purchase would be useful incase I would need to prove that I have a license for the product.

(I logged into my account on RPG Maker Web and saw that they had kept track of everything I purchased from their website.)

Places you have been


Using Google My Maps ( https://www.google.com/mymaps/ ) create a map of places you have been.
(I tried to avoid places where I just drove through or visited the airport.)

My Map (Make sure others can view it in the options.)
Clicking on link doesn't work = copy and paste it into address bar.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X7qI-OKQwzt2hj32jqIS2JO8L5syCRGl&usp=sharing

Countries:

Canada
USA
Mexico
Thailand
Taiwan
Macau


Steam vs. Epic Games


For years upon end Steam has dominated the PC gaming market for digital sales of games. (Yes, there is Uplay and Origin and some others, but Steam has practically dominated this market.)

Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, have made their own store page, and have brought console like battle practices to the PC. First, offering a 12 - 88 split to developers over Steam's 30 - 70. Secondly, paying out millions of dollars for timed exclusives of games. (Including, The Division 2, Metro: Exodus, Outerworlds, and more coming.) Thirdly, allowing you to get free games every 2 weeks approximately.

Steam still offers more in terms of services to users, with things like forums, and reviews, and achievements, and.... But as time goes on I wonder if Steam should begin to get worried. Epic Games isn't going anywhere, and they're being very aggressive.

Do you hat Epic Games for their business practices?
Do you think Steam needs to shape up?
What are your thoughts on this?

Many YouTube creators have talked about this, but this video is pretty good on the topic: