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Summary: like the title says, we are going to talk about some easy videogames creators, like Mugen, RPG Maker and some Dating Sim Makers. They are ready to be used by any kind of users, from the ones who know how to program a little, those who are programmers of advanced level, to those who know nothing at all ^^
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*** IG MAKER

A very new games maker, a bit more difficult to use than RPGMaker but still totally newbiews friendly! IGMaker stands for "Indie Games Maker" which are action games that depend on fast reflexes. The classis platform games like Super Mario Bros., Megaman, Sonic etc are indie games, as well as RPG Games like the first Legend of Zelda games, Terranigma, Secret of Mana etc. Games like this one www.youtube.com/watch?v=LES0bA… or Touhou www.youtube.com/watch?v=prRNLU… are indie games too. With this IGMaker you can easily create all of those three kinds of game (platformers, action RPGs, and shooters) and for advanced users you can create any other kind of Indie Games too!

For more info, free Trial, to buy etc: www.rpgmakerweb.com/product/ig… www.rpgmakerweb.com/



***RPG MAKER For more info, free Trial, to buy etc: www.rpgmakerweb.com/

I am sure some Hetalia fans have heard about "Romaheta" www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg90jz… www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1v4Wb… www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_cHCH… Well, Romaheta was created with RPGMaker XP. "HetaOni" was created with RPGMaker XP too, while "HetaQuest" was created with version VX.

For those who don´t know, RPGMaker XP and RPGMaker VX are the lastest installments in the RPGMaker series, and they are programs to create RPG Videogames en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPG_Make… Examples of RPGs are Final Fantasy, Wild Arms, Suikoden... they are those kind of videogames where you recruit characters for your party, battle with a system based on turns, cast magic and level up, get money and buy stuff, go around towns and talk to people... that´s pretty much a classic RPG ^^

You can get a demo and more official info about RPGMaker XP here tkool.jp/products/rpgxp/eng/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPG_Make… and about RPG Maker VX here tkool.jp/products/rpgvx/eng/do… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPG_Make…

Using earlier versions of RPG Maker is kinda pointless: RPG Maker VX and XP have all the nice features of the others but with better graphics and more options. Version XP and VX have some differences, making XP more popular than the other, but not necessary better. I like both and the decision depends on what kind of RPG you are making.

Main differences: (though they are both the same if you can program, but these are their features by default)

- VX is more "newbie-friendly" than XP. On version VX you can easily and quickly create maps, as well as automatically create "events" like opening doors, chests, etc without need to program yourself.

-Using vehicles: you can easily use them in VX without programing, but not in XP. You still can put them in XP if you use scrips of course!

-Version XP has much more "artistic" freedom in many senses. The maps you can create are much more complex, the characters sprites can have very different sizes, they have more animations than those in VX, etc. All of this is very limited on VX, but it's easier to use to.

-By the way, these are the Character Generators for both versions: this one for XP www.geocities.jp/kurororo4/loo… and this one for VX females www.famitsu.com/freegame/tool/… and males www.famitsu.com/freegame/tool/… for more elaborated material, you can go here junkhunt.net/vx/charachip.shtm… relaypoint.web.fc2.com/materia… (explained how to use here www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65tt5…)

-Battle system: the "default" one in the game is more or less the same in both, the only difference is... XP looks cool even though it´s pretty static, but VX literally narrates the battle and you only see a static image of your enemy. The battle System in Romaheta is the one used by XP www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLXT1B…, I can´t find a video for VX mainly ´cos THE BATTLE SYSTEM IS SO LAME IN VX THAT NO ONE USES IT XDDD

Those are the default battle systems, however, with the correct script (programmation) and more graphics like these relaypoint.web.fc2.com/materia… you can change it to something like this www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRJvsm… www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsiet8… www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLJetu… You don´t need to know how to program, there are amazing guys who share their scripts so that everyone can just add them to their games ^^ (remember I am just presentanting the programs, so I won´t go into details this time)

(this is getting long but I guess it´s necessary XD) For those who want to start using it, everyone have a first time so make sure to use tutorials instead of trying to get the program to work magically! There are THOUSANDS OF TUTORIALS, and now thanks to youtube (I couldn´t search in You tube when I started, you are lucky! XD) you even can go there and see the actual thing moving, explained with voice, etc. I´ll give you just some example of the kind of tutorials for newbies you have around www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9teOd… www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltg3v3… www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1pjX5…

That´s all about RPG Maker for now, just a presentation with some basic stuff. I made it a little longer than I´ll do the other presentations because our latest project, "Liet´s Quest", it´s being created with RPG Maker and many of you wanted this info to understand better.



*** M.U.G.E.N.

...or also known as Mugen, it´s freeware to create 2D fighting games, you know, that kind of game like Street Fighters.

I am not familiarized with Mugen as I am with RPG Maker, but I wanted to let the members know about it´s existence, because is the goal of this club gathering this kind of information for people who would like to use them! Here, link to some info en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.U.G.E.… and some Mugen in action so that you can see what are we talking about! www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAth74… www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUq3Ih… www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sil0ED…

As said before with RPG Maker, Mugen is SO EXTREMELY FUCKING POPULAR LIKE TOTALLY SERIOUS LOL!!! If you take a look at the links provided in that wikipedia article above, you´ll find tons of official information, sites and forums dedicates to help users, people who do tons of characters, tutorials and other stuff for Mugen... if you have ever wanted to create something like that... YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE NOW. We encourage you to try it!

If you ever start a "serious" project using Mugen (meaning if you are really going to work hard into the creation of a Hetalia fighting game, at least attemping to finish it as much as possible) and if you/your team want to promote their game here, to find more colaborators or just to show us your trials and games, please do tell us and we´ll create a blog entry for you! And please do share your graphics and arts in our gallery if you wish!

That´s all I´ll say about Mugen for now (remember it´s just a presentation!)



***VISUAL NOVELS & DATING SIM

...YOU KNOW YOU LOVE THEM AND THEIR SEXY PICS XDDDDDDDDDDDD Just in case someone doesn´t know yet, Dating Sim (dating simulators) are that kind of visual novels games where your goal is to get dates (and if it´s +18 to get wild nights with other characters lol) or just to go around talking with people and seeying cool CGs (illustrations in cut scenes) of your fav characters. Hetalia Gakuen and Noto-sama are this kind of games www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdJMPg… www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OINRd…

Dating sims are, in reality, one of the simplest game to create ever. And it´s even simpler if you have a program for both newbies and experts like Ren'Py en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%27Py www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/Home_… Visual Novel Engine and again, there are tons of tutorials and videos around to learn! If you are interested in makin those, join forums were people can help you, interact with other memers, etc!

There are other dating sim makers around like "Ren-ai Sim Maker" or "InterAx" and you can also program visual novels using Flash. You won´t probably find any tutorials on how to do dating sim games or visual novels on Flash because, well, when you know how to use flash, you pretty much are prepared to create that kind of game without much help ^^ so, instead of searching especifically for that kind of tutorial, search for flash tutorials in general ^v^

You can take a look at this forum if you want to get more info on this kind of makers ^^ forums.megatokyo.com/index.php…


*** DRESS-UP GAMES

Just to add some more stuff to the list because this kind of game is kinda popular in our gallery XD these dress-up games are very easy to make, too! You can do them with Flash. I´ll just leave some tutorials ok? www.tutorialized.com/tutorial/… pikapiper.deviantart.com/art/D…


***OTHERS: "Game Maker", just called like that, is another program easy to use that can handle different kinds of game creations. For example www.youtube.com/watch?v=TklvOi… www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNLiB… I know of the existence of ARPG Makers (actions rpg like The Legend of Zelda) and 2D Platform games (like Super Mario or Sonic) but I haven´t tried any before, I found these links if you are interested, they have bits of everything actionrpgmaker.com/ www.ambrosine.com/resource.htm… www.youtube.com/watch?v=TklvOi…




THAT´S ALL FOR NOW! I hope this was helful even if it´s so long and boring... but, we needed to give basic info to get people started in this kind of stuff, right? If you are experienced and can provide more info about popular and easy going programs like those, please do let us know! Thanks for reading!
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LunaAngel-Eclipse Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought Indie games where independant games. That's what I was told it stands for, and I think recent Mario is not independent, since it has a big company behind it. Also, I believe most indie games are fast reflex because they are easier to make (at least I assume) when you don't have a big company with money flowing out the behind and ton of programmers and people working on the project. Please do collect me if I'm wrong! I don't want to start making games with my facts wrong!
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure I understand you, but here I go:

Well for starters, all games can be considered to be part of different genres. No game is only a RPG, or a Platform game. Indies can be of any genre, the only reason they are called Indies is because they are "independent", like you said. So, yeah, Indie games aren't only just fast and action (that's more difficult to make than a RPG, actually) they can be of any genre, from platforms to shooters to fighting or RPG or tactics or whatever ^^ 

New Mario Bros. games aren't considered Indie nowadays, obviously, but back in the day, the first ones kinda were (most games were, they had teams of like 5 people creating them). We just named it as an example of what you can easily do with IndieMaker.

RPG Maker itself is for indie game makers but it's obviously focused on RPG games, hence the name... IGMaker is more general in that sense (and because of that, more difficult to use) but it doesn't mean you can't make RPG with IGMaker, or make platformers with RPG Maker. However, there is no point in that, because if you know enough to create a platformer with RPG Maker then you don't need to use that program at all, it is more difficult than making it from scratch. IGMaker itself is more focused on what RPG Maker doesn't do (platformers, shooters, etc.)

Did I help you at all?
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LunaAngel-Eclipse Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you did. So freakin much! I was sooooo confused earlier. Thanks! :iconiloveyouplz:
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YorukamiYouichi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another add, could I?

RPG Maker had 2 new versions: RPG Maker VX Ace (which from I know costs $79.99 for full version and 30-days free trial) and RPG Maker VX Ace Lite (unlimited free)

Somehow I'm disappointed to download RPG Maker VX Ace Lite ==
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AlyssaAJ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thank you for useful information :D. I'm kind of super new in this, making my own RPG games. But I want to try
creating Hetalia games instead. I'm going to borrow some of your sprites if you don't mind :3. I want to practice more~ My story plot is based on my dreams....about zombies or monsters -_-U (They are trap inside the big school mansion. I have lots of events xD. My classes I named in RPG are kind of weird...). I started creating it yesterday (Already have 11 maps for today). I'm using the latest version of Vx in trial because it's easy to use (I'm only a high school student. I think I can afford it 'cause I started saving since kindergarten, but I dunno how -_-U.). Sorry about my terrible grammars if you seen one. I'm not use to it :(. But anyway, thanks! :D. But I'm stuck about the door stuff in RPG today >.<. I should stop blabbering...
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it helps! ^^
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charleyx1x Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
thank you for helping me out
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LightOfLaurelin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Hmm... Maybe I should make a game... XD
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Luna-America-Chibi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Do you know a good place for downloading the "Mugen" program stuff? Free would be lovely. :work: Thank you~!
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do believe M.U.G.E.N is freeware... there are many forums dedicated to this programm, even more than to RPG Maker, so ask around and you'll find a safe source to download from ^^
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please don't post stuff unrelated to Hetalia videogames. Please understand that post out of the group's theme will be reported as spam. If you are a member of the group, you could get banned.

Thanks for your understanding!
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Ruehl21 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any that would make it easier to create a harvest-moon-like game where you wander around and do stuff in your house, but also give gifts and get married like you would in harvest moon ds? having a similar look to that would be awesome...
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be awesome, but sadly, there is not. Games like Harvest Moon are very complex to program, much more than your average rpg, even though it may not look like it. They have many variables among other things, like, the crops grow at different rates, seasons change, the time is always running, the characters have schedules, etc. Even if there was a "Harvest Moon Maker" like RPG Maker, you would still need much more than basic knowledge to make anything like it... which you probably don't have, since you are asking for a "easy way" to create it... I am sorry to sound so discouraging T_T

Still, if you really want to try, I found a bit of info about it, since I though it was an interesting question:

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Ruehl21 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The main reason I asked was because I've tried to learn at least basic programming but it seems to fly right over my head half the time. Unfortunately with RPG Maker there isn't enough variables. I don't need the time or seasons to change or anything, just enough variables to actually make a decent game. Adding heart point features like that was the main thing, to start events once enough of the right gifts were given or certain scenes done.

Also, thanks for the links. that's more discussion than I've been able to find ever
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, love points counting and triggering events once you have enough points is more than possible in RPG Maker ^^ If you don't know how to do it, look for a script to create it or just use variables just the same you usually do, like "If you give A to this character, then B increases; when B increases to 5, then C is triggered" etc. just make sure you don't get too confused with the variables XDDD It's always better to have a script to do it thouth, less confusing and less possibilities to mess up!
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Ruehl21 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
but there's only up to D... i cant figure how to get it do do everything I want without copying the map and teleporting people to the new one that looks the same just so i can get more self-triggers ;~;
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright you have a problem with the most basic stuff, I recommend that before you start creating that game you have in mind, first just forget about the plot and all of that and start with tutorials like "How to make a short game in RPG Maker", or "how to created a short quest", or "How to create a chain of triggering events" etc.,

Then you can try to find tutorials on the stuff you more especifically think you will need for the game you had in mind, but always try them outside of your main project first, because otherwise you are just going to mess up the progress you made... when you think you know the necessary stuff, continue with your main project.

Don't worry, there are THOUSANDS of tutorials, both written on forums, or on youtube where you can even see where exactly they are clicking and stuff (just look for the ones for your game creator of course, the ones for RPGMaker VX doesn't help you with RPG Maker XP, etc.)
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Ruehl21 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can make short quests though, I've already made some that work very well. I just can't seem to find anything to teach me to make longer ones, and thats what i need most. everything teaches just how to make them or short ones, nothing explains how to make them longer or add more self switches.
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patty110692 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a tutorial on interactive "sexy" games.. like the ones you can mess with the characters?? :3
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I donn't know if there are any specific ones for that purpose... but you can try finding tutorials on interactive flash works and just make the interactive part as you need, no? ^^
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rynnfox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Oh man, forever dreaming of a Hetalia fighting game. I can just imagine the 'FINISH HIM' at the end. Ugh, even those 2d animations, though. So much work.
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HarunaXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HetaOni concludes fighting
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HetaliaAooni1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I REALLY want to create a Hetalia RPG mystery or horror game (sort of like HetaOni, but with more action and more ghosts and the like) but I don't have any money (still a teen in middle school). Is there any program like RPG Maker that's free to use?
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think there are any... even for non-free ones, there aren't so many that are actually useful for people with no programing skills.

Maybe some of the older versions are free software already, like happends with other software. If not, use trial versions.
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HetaliaAooni1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, alright, thanks for the advice! :iconhappycanadaplz:
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BounTentouTaichou Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I'm not Switzerland or Austria but...any of those Freeware? o3o?
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patty110692 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can be England...
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BounTentouTaichou Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Flying mint bunny!
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patty110692 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RealmsofIllusions Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Any mac game makers to make rpg games like Heta-roma? ...that are free is even better~! XD
(I can't find one except for renp'y but it's not what I'm looking for...)
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mac users always complain about RPGmaker because they aren't so complatible, even for finished games, they don't seem to be able to play them... sorry, search on RPGMaker forums about mac stuff. I know people can make it work, but you need to do some research ^^
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KyoruLuver1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artist
If you need the links, just ask.
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RealmsofIllusions Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Please~!? I wanna make an Ib/Hetalia game sooooooo bad now XP
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KyoruLuver1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artist
Alright.
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RealmsofIllusions Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you~!
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KyoruLuver1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artist
IG, XP, VP, and VP-Ace do. Ace is the most recent. These were used to make all of HetaOni, HetaHazard, HetaQuest, RomaHeta, and Tales of Hetalia.
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RealmsofIllusions Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
X3 Thank you~!!!!!
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KyoruLuver1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artist
^^
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x0LadyLemmon0x Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Man, I need help! I want to create an interactive game of Hetalia... but not that that program to use...
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure which kind of game you are refering to... I mean, EVERY game is interactive by definition XD

Do you want to do a dating sims? A flash game where you just touch some stuff? A RGP?
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x0LadyLemmon0x Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Flash game - smiles - I've seen several that I liked a lot... but have so few options... I like to experiment and see that you out... :D
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IcelandPuffin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
I can't do it, arghhhh!
Please make some tutorial with Ren'Py? #shot
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There are many Ren'Py tutorials on the internets ^^ Take a look!
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tobi9517 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
how to rotate things in VX D:?
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Kyoku-Takaishiama Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
does the program work for mac at all?
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure, I've heard people have problems with mac so I guess you'll have to investigate a bit. I know they use patchs and sutff to make it work in mac ^^
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Aqua7KH Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
ill have to get XP since its cheaper but i want VX because its easier to use! what do i do?
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
VX may be easier to use at first but it has LOTS of limitations. Even if XP is less user-friendly at first glance, it's like learning to use any other program and there are tons of tutorials all around the place, many more than for VX since most people hate VX in the end because of it's limitations XD

So I encourage you do first things first and take a look at tutorial (and now in youtube format you can exactly see what people do during the tutorial) even if it takes a bit more getting started than with VX. Unless you have some nice programming skills, in the end you'll be happier with XP, trust me.
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