Dating first mak time

RM2k games can be ported to RM2k3 (but not back to RM2k, the conversion is permanent), and most resources are interchangeable.

The main difference is the introduction of a side-view battle system similar to that found in Final Fantasy games on the Super NES.

XP used a front-view non-sprite battle system that allowed for the use of Battle backgrounds (Battlebacks).

RMXP runs at 1024x768 resolution (though games made in it run at 640x480), while offering four times the playable area of its predecessors.

Additionally, it allows greater user control over sprite size (there is no specific image size regulation for sprite sheets) and other aspects of game design.

Despite being geared towards creating role-playing video games, the engine also has the capability to create games of other genres, such as adventure games (see Yume Nikki) or visual novels with minimal tweaking.

According to Enterbrain, RPG Tsukūru Dante 98, released on December 17, 1992, was the first software of the RPG Maker series,.

However, many normal, simplified features present in RM2k(3) have been removed.

Most of these features, however, have been programmed with Ruby, and distributed online.In this new maker, the interface is more user-friendly, allowing new users to create games with ease.The framerate was increased to 60 frames per second, providing much smoother animation in comparison to RMXP's often-choppy 40fps.The battle system is comparable to that of the Dragon Quest series or its predecessor RM2k, with a frontal view of the battlefield and detailed text descriptions of each action taken.One notable disadvantage from the previous version, however, is the lack of support for multiple tilesets when mapping, leaving the player with only a finite number of unique tiles with which to depict all the game's environments.Unlike RM95, which can only use one 'set', RM2k can use an unlimited number of sprite sheets with specific sizes for each type. However, because tiles must be entered into a database, there is a limit on tiles.

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