Dragons by Ayaveen, formatted for RPG Maker VX Ace

Thanks to some excellent research done by Avayeen, the previously posted dragons are now replaced with sure credits. (The last ones are “please do no use” because they were not available to edit as Ayaveen had thought.

Instead, use THESE great ones!!!


Finding Resources for RPG Maker VX/Ace – Resources from our German-speaking Friends

granny gif resource hound

 resource banner De Orient

You may have heard of the Resource Staff concept, in which talented artists from an RPG making community combine their talents to create a package of goodies for the RPG making world.
(I believe this was the brain-child of Pineda, or at least of the staff when Pineda was actively working his magic in the old RPG Maker VX.net site.)

Did you know that our excellent friends in the German RPG Making Community have a most outstanding set of Resource Staff releases? (The materials in the banner above are from Panda Maru, a contributor there.)
And these resources are all sitting there, waiting for you to appreciate, download, enjoy and use them!

Here they are: go snatch them up! (terms of use translate easily in Google Translate)

Granny’s hints to you are:
When you first open the individual resource threads, the tabs with each resource may take a little longer to load. Wait for it! =]
Look everything over in the thread by clicking on the tabs, and see all the best goodies! Then use the download link to get the zip file.

Here is a picture of how Granny organizes all of her folders from the RPGMaker-VX-Ace.DE Resource Staff:

(oops! Two folders are inconsistent! Even Granny gets it wrong, you know!)

granny gif resource hound

Other tips to help you find things:
1. As you can see above, I named each download by date, with the source, and included a brief description of the contents.
2. Create a text file for each main folder. the NAME of the file should be “2013 09 ReStaff Contents” or something similar. In your text file, list the elements you find in this folder: sprites – modern – gate – use words you might search for. When you search for your resources, you will find this text file and know exactly what resources are being referred to. =]
3. Alternatively, make a text file, put absolutely nothing in it except maybe the link back to the source of the resouces,
and use the NAME of the file to list the elements you might search for (works for simpler lists.)


RPG VX Battler edit – Gargoyle

The VX battler Gargoyle looked way too cute for my tastes.

Evidently I wasn’t the only person to think so. The Ace battler for the gargoyle is much more intimidating.

But considering how much it looks like a dragon, it still seems sooo useful, so here is my attempt to de-cutesy-pie the gargoyle. Head no longer looks smiling and – well it reminded me of a dog waiting for a pat on the head, really. Small edits, but I hope useful. For VX owners. =]

Animal Sprites Worth Keeping – Resurrected from Dead Sites

If you are familiar with GrandmaDeb’s Lists, you may know that her very first list was of animal sprites. Over the years, many artists have gone on their way, and we remember them by their contributions. However, in recent times, several hosting sites have also gone on their way as well! I am posting these excellent resources here to complete the listing of sprites in my list so that artists who expected their materials to be shared and available will still be appreciated and their materials will be available.

Since folks will ask, no artist gave explicit commercial use permission, so except for the recolors, you would need to contact the artists for commercial use.

First up are bears, a creative recolor of Mack’s bear with a great panda, by Nastasia Wolf.

(Thanks, Avery for credit info!)

Other recolors by Nastasia Wolf include a set of the butterflies; sometimes a nice treat. [=


Miya, from FSM, made this fun, leaping frog

Next up are LastLaugh’s flying and perching Owl sprites – really very nice.

KiKiink made down sprites for the fox and the wolf – very hard to find when you need them!

And Weem (Also known as Raith) made these Squid (inspired by the XP squid, but a redraw, so OK for VX and Ace.)

Hiura Flour, another lost FSM artist, posted cat sprites with tails twitching back and forth, and dogs that sit and wag their tails:


Matsuo Kaito made a skeleton dog in a request on VX.net:


And Darksun made downs for Macks’s animals: