Showing posts from September, 2012

Game Engines and Programming Languages

Hello, today I shall talk with you about Every Programming Language and Game Engine, that I have either experimented with or can currently use on my computer.

RPG Maker 2003 (RTP doesn't fully work on x64)
RPG Maker XP (RTP doesn't fully work on x64)
RPG Maker VX (RTP doesn't fully work on x64)
RPG Maker VX Ace (RTP fully works on x64, and I have released 1 game so far on this engine so far)

Netbeans 7.2 IDE (Oracle Java: Java Development Kit (JDK) 7)
Python 2.7
Pygame 1.9.1 (Python 2.7)
Python 3.2
Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express (C# IDE)
Microsoft XNA 4.0 (Game Studio IDE)

Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine 6.14 SDK (Runs on Python 2.6)

Servers and Sourcecode Databases:
SilkSVN (SVN Repositories)
GitHub for Windows (Git Repositories)
FileZilla (FTP file transfers)

IZArc (Almost all Archives)
WinRAR (only Roshal Archives (.rar))

Other Programs:
Gimp 2.8 for Windows (Image Manipulation)
Google Chrome 22 (Research)
iExplorer for Windows (iOS Management)


Game Update - 9/13/2012

Hello Everyone, As of yesterday I have my first RPG Maker Game, "Rocky and the Mystical Quest". Hosted at an External Partner Site. I am still the "Master Admin" of the Pikachu's Paradise Forum Board; And, I am friends with the Forum's "Webmaster" Pikachu. But, the game package on the Forum Board is kinda unique, as it comes with all you Need to know about playing the game. Now the game Directory is compressed in the "Roshal ARchive" format (charcoal_studios.rar), I used WinRAR 4.01 (64-bit) to compress the data; using the RAR3 compression algorithm. You need to Have at-least WinRAR 2.9 installed to extract the Data. (if you don't want to spend money on WinRAR, try the latest version of IZArc(RAR extract only)).

 Rocky Lincourt
 CEO, Charcoal Studios

 External Links:
Pikachu's Paradise Forum
Get WinRAR
Get IZArc

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RPG Maker RTP Tips

Hey, Tonight I am offering my help with a Problem I recently fixed for myself. You see, I always thought that I couldn't play any RPG Maker Games, besides those made using the RPG Maker VX Ace engine; Because I thought that It was the only one that had support for 64-Bit Operating systems. But, as it turns out while I was chatting with my friends online at StormCross Studios; The old RPG Make RTP  (Run Time Package) Engines will work just fine if you Right-Click the file "Game.exe" and Select the option "Run as Administrator". This helped me out, because now I can play all of the old Games that I love so Much; Like for instance:

Bloodsphere (RPG Maker XP)
Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords (RPG Maker VX)
Aria (RPG Maker VX)

Those, are but just a few examples of the RPG Maker Games that I can Play again.
I am very excited about playing these games again. Well, that basically all that I can think of to say to you all right now.

Rocky Lincourt
CEO, Char…

WinRAR and the RAR Archive format

RAR stands for Roshal ARchive. It is a proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery, and file spanning. It was developed by a Russian software engineer, Eugene Roshal (the first letter of his surname contributing to the name of the archive format), and is currently licensed by win.rar GmbH.
The filename extension used by RAR is .rar for the data volume set and .rev for the recovery volume set. In previous versions, if a RAR-archive was split into many smaller files (a "multi-volume archive"), the smaller files used the extensions .rar, .r00, .r01, .r02 etc.
Version 1 and 2 archive files were often used in conjunction with a parchive file archiver to create parity files for error recovery when using less-than-perfect file transmission and storage media such as newsgroups, satellite transmission, and optical discs. Version 3 has eliminated the need for third party post-processing.

Compression algorithm:
The RAR compression utility is propriet…

Useful Text Editors: gedit

Well, the text editor known as "gedit" is an Text Editor project  for the Gnome Desktop Environment.
However, the project also has Official "Stable" Binary Builds for Mac OSX and Windows 32-Bit Operating systems as well. Now, I have used gedit for Windows  before; and the main useful feature is it can Open and  Read the Gnome Desktop/Linux Text Files. This is very useful, as these documents (when viewed on a Windows PC) don't have any File Extensions. (for Example: .txt, .rtf, .doc) In my opinion, Windows is one of the only Operating Systems, that uses an File Extention for almost every Program and Text Editor. So, in Conclusion "gedit for Windows" will let you open these Linux (as well as a few Mac OSX) Text Document files (the ones with no Extensions) on a Windows PC. The Windows Version of  gedit, will also let you convert the Document into one that can be read  in another editor.

Windows Notepad - Text Document - .txt
Windows Wordpad - Rich-Text F…