Hello, and welcome to the tutorials on RMXP's database! I'll do my best to tell you about the database and how to work it, but
it's a big thing. Anyway, first things first!
In this tutorial you will learn...
How to create actors
What each function does
How to modify your actor's stats
So, let's jump straight in. Open the database from the 'Tools' menu, or press F9 on your keyboard. This will bring up the database
window, with its many tabs at the top. It will be displaying the Actors pane at the moment, so let's begin here.
This is the Actors pane. Here you can change everything to do with the characters in your game, their character graphics, their
battler graphics, their stats, their equipped weapons, their class, and (of course) their name. So, to create a new character,
go down to the bottom of the window underneath the list of actors where it says 'Change Maximum.' Click that, and then raise the
number by one. A new actor tab will show up and when you click on it, a blank actor pane will become available. Now you can start
creating your character!
1 - The name of your character.
2 - The class of your character. This effects their position in battle, what can be equipped to them, what skills they learn as
they grow levels, and other things like that (I'll do classes and skills later on.)
3 - The level that you character starts at when they join your party. I'll talk about party changes in the events tutorials. Their
final level is, well... the level they end up at. The maximum is 99.
4 - This window controls how much experience is needed to grow levels. You can bring up the dialogue box below by clicking the arrow
next to the data box.
The basis slider is the initial value - it raises or lowers the
general experience needed to gain the next, but keeps the interval between the values the same. The inflation slider controls
how big the gaps between the levels are - it raises
or lowers the gap between experience needed to gain levels (it's quite hard to explain, but play around with it and you'll
get the hang of it).
5 - The graphic for your character that shows in the field, and on the menu. Double click the box to change this.
6 - The grpahic for your character that shows in battle. Double click the box to change this.
7 - These parameters control how much more Maximum HP, Maximum SP, Strength, Dexterity, Agility and Intelligence your character
gains with each level they grow.
Double click on the curve graph to change it. You can use the 'Generate Curve' command (shown above) to generate a curve based
on how much they have when they begin, how fast they gain it and how much they end with.
8 - The starting weapons for your actor. If you check the 'Fixed' box, the weapon or accessory cannot be changed later on in the
So, I've made a character called Darius. He's a hunter, and you can see his stats by looking at the picture below...
It's really easy to create characters once you've got the hang of each of the functions. As with mapping, the key is experimenting!
So, let's move onto the next tutorial: Classes.
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