Allows you to use holder-style animated battlers in your battles. This is a simple implementation with not as many options as other popular animated battler scripts.
Note tag actors and enemies to specify which battler spritesheets they use.
Note tag your state, skills and items to specify which pose in the spritesheet they use.
How to Use
1. Place script under Materials and above Main (And under any battle scripts you are using).
2. Read script instructions and settings to learn how to use.
3. Visit holder’s animated battlers website to get some battler spritesheets to use. (Or make your own!)
3. Make sure to start a new game after adding the script.
Get it here >
Anyway to interpret your Timed Button and Music player menu into this script? A simple yes or no would be good enough and I would figure it out on my own. I just don’t want to scavenge for something that won’t even work.
Timed button and this script work together (in all the tests I have done at least). Make sure this script is above it. Did you try it and run into an issue?
I haven’t tested the music player, but I assume that would work too.
I tried just the timed button and music player and it works fine. I haven’t tried using this battle script for I have been using Victor’s and the music player option didn’t show in battle, but I might just switch to this one for the script is way more easy to understand. Probably not as changeable as Victor’s, but I don’t plan to do much anyways. I just got to love your scripts! Got your menu and music player to work with each other and this would be even cooler! I have great plans for using your scripts! Once I get a stronghold on my project, I’ll most likely even make a little donation ;D
I’m glad you like them, makes me happy to hear :)
No problem! I was just successful in mixing the timed button and animated battle scripts together. The music player works on map, but there are no options within battle. It would seem to be an easy fix in the code. I’ll go look around. All I wish is that the battle scenes are the way you have it (including the timed button), except that the battle is automatic and enemies will attack according to set variable times and same goes for the attacker. So in a sense, the battle heavily depends on how accurate you are with the timed button (of course I’ll probably interpret other variables to make it more challenging). So if this is something easy, I’m not asking you to make it, just wondering if you know something already made or something you can easily change within scripts.
I’m not exactly sure what you are asking but sounds a lot like a quick-time event style? Moghunter as some cool press button scripts you might be interested in
Something more along the lines of this (http://rpgmaker.net/scripts/174/). Though I am not sure how this could work with yours… are Moghunter’s easy to work along yours?
Oh, the moghunter idea was different to that. I haven’t tested my Timed Button attack with an ATB script like the one you linked to so I don’t know if it will be compatible or not.
Do you know any other ATB or is this something new to you?
If not, I’ll try to make the best of it I guess!
If not, I’ll just try to make the best of it!
I’ve never been a fan of ATB so haven’t looked into it, sorry.
That’s totally ok. I’ll try to see if it’ll work with yours, if not, who knows. I just thought that I could do some cool music battle ideas since I am heavily depending my game on music. If you have any side ideas, that would always be nice. Thanks once again ^o^ (and sorry for the double post… computer lag).
Is this compatible with Yanfly’s FTB script?
I don’t know. Compatibility is something you’ll need to test for yourself as I can’t test it with every other script out there :)
I don’t see a reason for it not to be compatible
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Galv has the first Animated Battlers script that has a Mag demo (Actor Battle Pets) script to go with it. http://www.rpgmakervxace.net/topic/16311-mag-script-requests/?p=112897 for the download link, test it and feedback would be so helpful.
Would it be possible to add a notetag on actors or classes to specify the actor’s battler x,y position in battle?
That is something I could add sometime in the future but I am too busy to do it right now, sorry.
Then I wanted to ask whether it was possible to make it compatible with Neon Black’s battle engine, which you can find here: http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/4811-cps-battle-engine/?hl=%2Bbattle+%2Bengine
Mainly modes 3 and 4 of the system are giving a slight issue, I suppose it’s because of the battlers substituting eachother.
Would be great if you could make it compatible so that those modes actually show actor faces and battlers along with the animated ones.
Also, there’s an error popping up at line 2069 of Neon Black’s battle engine, when selecting an actor.
I am sorry, I am very busy and cannot do this anytime soon.
I can share any of your scripts on forums please?
Thank you in advance !
Yes you may :)
hey how to make a combo technique using this script?????
I don’t know what you mean by combo technique, but you don’t do that with this script.
Hey I have Yanfly’s input combo skill mixed with this battle animation script and this error keeps showing up whenever the last enemy gets killed before a special combo attack gets executed:
Any ideas on how to prevent this? Thanks.
I cannot replicate this. Try putting this animated battlers script below all of yanfly’s and see if it still happens. Make sure to start a new game and don’t load a previously saved test game file.
If it still happens after this, test that it isn’t another script conflicting. If not, please give me exact steps to reproduce your issue.
Err… still got the error.
I’ve made a video showing how to replicate this error. And if you like, I could also give you my project’s folder to ease things up.
That would make it easier, please do. If you are part of rpgmakerweb.com or rpgmakervxace.net forums, you could PM me so everyone can’t download your game.
Galv is there anyway of adding multiple skills with different animations? As in the script row 6 pose is the pose for a skill. However I am using custom sprites and wish to use, as I said, different animations of the sprites for different skills. Is this possible?
Thank you in advance
In the instructions there is:
Is that what you are looking for?
ahhh ok I see. with this I can link in other sprite spreadsheets. Thank you Galv
Hmmm it seems I need something else. Is it possible to have more than 1 spritesheet to be used for 1 actor? so have 1 for skills and another for idle? if so is there a way to link them? so change from one to another for certain skills?
ahhh ok i figured it out haha. sorry for the hassle
Hey Galv! I am wondering adding a new row of animation ain the photo, where do i need to edit in the script to make it active?
Example: I add a custom row for a skill, then i note tag the skill with the pose number, but where do i need to script it so that pose animates?
If you added the post tag to the skill, that’s all you need to do. When you use that skill in battle, it will play that pose.
Yh I ran into another problem. I’m making a skill for a custom spritesheet. I managed to get all 14 rows working aswell as increase the max number of rows. I’m asking if it is possible to put more than 1 pose for 1 skill?
Eg a skill called rush attack to have pose: 4 as well as pose: 3 in that order?
Not in the same skill with this script. This is a simple script, no fanciness here :D
ahaha I see. Do you know of any scripts that do this?
Look at the other animated battler scripts. Victor’s and Yami’s Battle Symphony. They are much more customisable.
aaah thank you very much Galv.
You can try the random skill invoke script from Yanfly.
Basically, using this script, you just need to make the duplicate(s) of the skill you want to have random animation. Assign different pose to each duplicate. That’s what I did in my project.
I guess it might be too late to answer this, but oh well.. I merely wants to share.
I am not sure if you’re still supporting this script, but I am having an issue where if you use YEA Input Combo Skills v1.01, actors tend to show the first frame of the idle pose between attacks. It happens at random and I can’t seem to debug it no matter where I tweak it. Any thoughts on how I can patch that up? I can upload the entire project, if need be.
I’m busy at the moment so cannot look anytime soon. I recommend having a look at other animated battler scripts as mine is very basic :D
Thanks for the quick response. ^^ It’s unfortunate you can’t help me out but I will actually stick to your system because I love the way you coded your methods, They are very friendly for someone like me who has a Lua background but not a Ruby background. If I somehow create a fix, I will share it to lighten the load of things people demand of you and I will definitely add you to the list of credits when/if the game is finished. (After all, I gotta fluff it with names SOMEHOW.) I am definitely a fan of your work and about 45% of the scripts used actually come from resources you put up. Keep up the good work and I hope things keep working out.
There’s an error:
Script’Visual Battlers’ line286: TypeErro occured.
nil can’t be coerced into Fixnum
Do I have a problem or is there anyways to fix it?
Oh nevermind It’s from YanFly… Forgot to remove it.
My real question is How do I make the Battlers Transparent?
You could make them transparent in your battler spritesheet
Question. I am having some trouble with the option to change battlers. I had set a parallel process event to check if a player had “insert weapon here” and if they had that weapon equipped it would run the callscript snippet you included but get this error with the “Game Interpreter” can it not be done with parallel processes? Or am I limited to one battler per character?
Sorry for the long question. This has just been bothering me a while. I love your script so far aside this problem.
What was the script call you used in the parallel process? And what was the error?
The script’s info said:
# SCRIPT CALLS
# change_battler(id,”filename”) # Changes actor’s animated battler sheet.
and In my callscript I entered
I tried with and without the quotations and still this error:
Script ‘Game_Interpreter’ line 1411 : SyntaxError occured.
Error occured, check debug console for more information.
In the script call I think it might be cutting the code off at a bad position because of the long filename. Try it like this:
Note it moves to the new line after the comma
It works perfectly now. Thank you so much. I am so relieved that was all that was wrong with it. Once again, thank you for all your help so quickly and even more for such an amazing and helpful script.
well, it’s really good script, and easy to use ….
but i want to ask few questions,
1- if i added more rows and columns will this effect the script?
what i want to do is make each row for each skill…
2- is that possible to make each row for each skill ?
3- can you give me some advice about what is the best for this script ( i mean how many rows or columns are recommended to make it work perfectly )
well, i am just asking to confirm ^.^
I haven’t actually thoroughly tested the columns but yes you should be able to do that – although I wouldn’t make it too big else you might have large file sizes that might cause some lag when loading
so far, when i tried the normal setting, everything work perfectly, but can i run multiple row ?
when i use the skill … the battler move toward the monster, than run the skill pose, but i want him to resume his skill with the next pose…. and when all pose are finished the damage animation on the monster appear, currently it appear while using the skill… but i want it after the skill is done …..
is it possible ?
Sorry not in this script, it’s a very basic implementation
MrDaisy, you could try using Yanfly follow up skill script. Once you learn how to use the follow up skill script alongside this pretty easy to use script, you could make sequence of poses with damage popping up in between each pose.
you can get it here: http://yanflychannel.wordpress.com/rmvxa/gameplay-scripts/follow-up-skills/
Simply have the skll which represent each pose you want to follow up each other.
But be warned, if the available target is killed before the whole skill sequence is over, I’m afraid the sequence will be cut off at that point. So plan your skill sequence well.
And you could just try using skill animation to replace the poses altogether. Just have the skill to have this animation you make to have the empty row (no picture at all on that row). It’s a bit more work, I know. But it can help you to make something like having the character dashes through the enemy to make the famous pass-through iai slash :)
Hello Galv, I really appreciate this script since it’s so much simpler than most others Ive found, since all I want to do is make animted battlers in the regular battle system, not sideview.
However, I think I might be misunderstanding your script because although I made a sprite according to the script’s specifications (14 rows), and used the row configuration near the end of the script to signify some rows had more or less frames than others, the animation comes out like this:
(the animation keeps scrolling to the right through the frames)
I had the tag in the notebox, and although the default frames/speed config was different, shouldn’t the row config at the bottom of the script that I configured make each row run at different speeds for the amount of frames specified? for reference, heres the config I made for it and the spritesheet:
The only way I DO get it to work is if I do the “anim: row, anim: speed, anim: frames” tags, which then only work for one pose (as in it says in it’s idle animation instead of changing to the attack one when attacking).
Am I missing something or is this script only made for spritesheets that have the same amount of frames for each pose?
Sorry for making such a long post, but I was overjoyed to finally see my monsters moving in-game after using my script, so it’d be awesome if you help me get this straightened out before I make more animations specfically for the scripts format. Thank you.
Getting a bit confused here.
Are you sure it’s my script you are using?
I don’t have any ROW_CONFIG settings
Ah geez, I’m sorry. Your script has the same name as Jet’s Animated Battlers, so I got confused. You can delete this if you like.
well, i am back with new question…. ( suggest )
i would like to ask if you can add something new to the script ( basically also i am not sure if it’s in the script but as far as i know it’s not available yet )
but can you add the next Tags for the actors
which mean we can select how many row and col can the actor only use in the animated battler sheet
and it can be changed by script call, ( new one )
change_battler(id,”filename”, “row”, “col”) < if we change the sheet
change_battler(id, "row", "col") <if we change the row or col only
which can help to setup each actor with different row and col
well, the game i am working in ( for example ) need at least 41 col and 90 row for actor one and actor two need 45 col and 20 row…
basically it's always different with each actor…
this my suggest, i will be looking forward your next update and scripts
i think i remove some lines by wrong
but can you add the next Tags for the actors
which mean we can select how many row and col can the actor only use in the animated battler sheet
well, it’s not showing up when i write them ( the tags )
col : x
^ what i am trying to type up… after the line
“but can you add the next Tags for the actors”
if it’s not showing up, i will pm you in one of the rpg maker website
Unfortunately I am too busy to any any requests or changes. This is just a very basic implementation. Have you tried Yami’s or Victor’s battle scripts?
i tried yami and victor but both of them is hard to use, but yours very easy… because all we need is to use few tags and edit the row or col but the other need more work >.<…
The easiest way would be to have the row and column in the setting to have the max value of row and column of all actor spritesheet. Then you just need to have all actors spritesheet to use the setting as base. You can just leave the unused row empty on actors that doesn’t have any poses in that supposed row,and have the last picture on the pose to fill the empty column for the pose.
I’m finding it almost impossible to use any of your scripts as they keep conflicting with others that I use. I have:
Wij’s “Item Popup”
Yanfly’s “Skill Restrictions”, “State Animations”, “Ace Item Menu”, “Party System”, “Battle System”, “Extra Drops”, “Enemy Info”, “Victory Aftermath”, “Class Unlock Level”
Tsukihime’s “Param Max States” and “More Choices”.
No matter where I put your scripts, they always have a line that doesn’t allow me to even test battles.
It’s a shame, because animated battlers doesn’t seem like it should be that difficult to implement. Just a matter of setting each actor, skill, etc. with note tags detailing how each actor switches to a different pose or animation in the database, and whether they should loop or play once.
Something is obviously going wrong there but as you didn’t actually come to ask for help in determining what that something is, there’s nothing I can do for you.
The simple solution I can offer you is don’t use any of my scripts.
Test battles fail almost every time you try them when you change the default battle system. It doesn’t matter if it is Galv’s, Victor’s, etc.
If animated battlers aren’t that hard to implement, why don’t you write your own code so it won’t throw any incompatibility bug back to you?
Galv, anothergreat piece of work! Thank you very much. Do you plan to make this work with “Kaduki” style battlers too?
Thanks Legault – not at this time this was actually my first try at implementing animated battlers. Maybe when I improve on it I will add kaduki style :)
Glad to read that, I hope to see that someday soon :D
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hey man, wanted to drop you a positive line and say that after messing around unsuccessfully with several sideview battle scripts, i found yours. and lemme tell ya, it’s a breath of fresh air. very user friendly, very matter of fact, and totally encapsulates anything someone would need. i can’t wait to check out your other ones. keep it up, brother!
Hey Galv, I’m using this with Yanfly’s battle script and everything seems compatible. The only thing is that it doesn’t want to use the “move toward” animation (row 8). This only happens *after* I put in YEA-BattleEngine, though I’m not sure where to look. Any ideas? Thanks for your time, amazing script!
I’m not sure what you mean. But make sure the animated battler script is below yanfly’s script in the script list.
I uses YEA-battle Engine on my project, and it went just fine.
Perhaps it’s because you haven’t set the notetag for the skill.
If you want to have the particular skill show the actor (or enemy) moving toward the target,you have to put that notetag on the said skill.
How do you put notetag here? Oh well, what I mean is the notetag melee: x
It doesn’t show on my previous post..
@Wind, on the subject of notetags I can’t seem to get the notetag to work for states. It’s a bit awkward because all states default to row 2. This particular state was supposed to have a positive effect, but in this row I drew the guy frowning… (This is without YEA btw.) There is nothing crazy with state, it just grants you resistance to another state and runs out after 100 steps. I wonder if there’s anything in that registering it as “poor status.” All other notetags work perfectly.
@skaiano:Weird. It seems working just fine with me. I could set poses for state even though I didn’t use YEA battle engine. Just by putting the pose: x notetag on the particular state note. The script does have the 2nd row as the default row for states.
(Try downloading the Demo provided by Galv and experiment with it first. You can download it by clicking ‘demo’ on the upper part of the webpage where you get the script.)
In fact, since the battle engine refreshed the game each turn, it causes some functionality of this script (to make some pose does not repeat itself) to be null.The poses for states will repeat on each turn no matter what.
Have you check for any other script you installed that might have caused this?
This is a screenshot of my own project:
As you can see, Valcry has a state on him, yet the pose he shows is pose in the first row(idle poses).
This is what I put in the state note (the react effect came from other script which has nothing to do with the pose):
Sorry I forget to mention I was already using the pose tag in the last post. Anyway, I’ve narrowed the problem down a bit. It’s actually a bit weirder. There isn’t anything conflicting with the pose: x note, because it does function. The exception being the pose in question: . I’m wondering if I’m inputting this wrong, or if the note tag even registers the number 0. If nothing works however, I do love how Galv’s script is rather modular. I can probably work around this by adding another column entirely and just copy/paste the idle pose. I’ll tinker around a bit more, let me know if you figure anything out! Thanks for the feedback!
Alright, last post for the day honest. My work-around did the trick. It’ll be a little tedious since now I have to re-size each of my sprite sheets, but I’d say it’s worth it. Though I’m still curious why it wouldn’t accept “” Anyway, cheers all! Merry belated Christmas!
I honestly am not sure what’s gone wrong either but glad you worked something out. Thank you Wind for helping as well.
Hey Galv,If I wanna make the tag note like ‘
‘ in the class note instead of the character note, since one character may change his class as well as his battler image. For instance, a soldier named Eric becomes a knight, and a knight becomes a dark night. They should have different battler images even if they are one person. What should I do with the script?
I tried to change
‘@animated_battler = $1 if char.note =~ //i’
‘@animated_battler = $1 if class.note =~ //i’, but I failed, and I want your help.
Unfortunately I don’t have time to help with this right now. I will keep it in mind for an update, though
How to make completely transparent background the holders??
I have no idea what you are asking…
I Just Stumbled Upon This Awesome Script, But, I Am Pretty Far Into My Game, Can I Still Install This Script And Have It Work? Cause It Says In the Instructions “Start New Game”
As long as you start a new test game after installing it (I don’t mean start a new project).
Just don’t load a save file that was saved before adding the script.
Hello Galv, love your script but I have a question for you. I’d like to know if it’s possible to disable the “poor status” character frames for the status conditions and have it enabled only for low HP?
Nevermind Galv I got it :) Just had to change one of your (2) values in the script to a (0) thanks anyway
Is There A Site To Got For Sprites Of The Monsters, Cause Having My Character Battle “Giant” Enemies Is Weird,LOL, Thank You For Any Help.
Check out Holder’s stuff:
hello i have this animation bug
scripts used: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2cprdi9&s=8#.U2ABFFev82g
If you can find if it’s a script conflict causing it and which script it is, I might be able to work out why.
I created new project and used only 2 scripts Yanfly Core + Battle Engine and your script,same animation bug :(
Hmmm, dang. Okay thanks. I’ll try to get to this sometime but at the moment I’m super busy so cannot :(
Thank you man u are awesome <3
It says “undefined method ’empty?’ for nil:NilClass”
I checked everything else, the only thing I don’t know how to check is if other scripts are compatible. I use:
Yanfly Core + Battle Engine
Galv’s Menu Theme
Galv’s Magic Shards
Yanfly Ace Message System
Galv’s Animated Battlers
I also think I wasn’t clear enough on my error, it says:
“Script ‘Cache’ line 88: NoMethodError occurred.
undefined method ’empty?’ for nil:NilClass”
I’m wondering why the error is in Cache
If you read the link I gave you, it tells you how to check if other scripts are compatible.
And no, you weren’t clear at all on the error which didn’t help at all but using the checklist I gave you, you should be able to error trap it yourself… provided you do what it says.
when i remove everything else, i get an error with the script:
“Script ‘Galv’s Animated Battlers’ line 713: NoMethodError occurred.
undefined method ‘width’ for nil:NilClass”
Did you start a new game? Did you assign an animated battler graphic for each actor in the battle?
i think i found the problem, how do you assign an animated battler graphic?
Using a notetag. Look in the script instruction notes. Download the demo for examples.
THANKS!!! it worked
Yanfly Battle Engine
Galv’s Animated Battlers
I have a similar problem.
I know without a doubt that this engine is compatible with the Yanfly animated battle script, but it’s giving me the same error…And I’ve checked every possible problem. (I looked at your error page before saying all of this) WHAT IS MY PROBLEM?!
The problem was solved above, you need to specify a battler graphic for every actor…
Nothing changed. The same error occurs.
And I have set a battle graphic for each actor.
I don’t think I can assist you further without seeing your setup and what you might have done wrong. I don’t have time to do this for everyone unfortunately :( I recommend looking at the demo to see how it’s meant to work and check everything for a mistake.
Hi. I tried to use the Animated Batllers script but kept running into this error:
Script ” line 713: NoNameMethodError occurred.
undefined method `width´ for nil:NilClass
What am I doing wrong?
Every actor needs a battler graphic.
Witch line decides the battler graphic for the actor? I apologize for the questions, first time using RPG Maker.
You add code to the notes section of your actors. Download the demo to see an example of this working and learn from it.
Dude i’ve been searching for an animated battlers script that worked in my project for days, and i finally found one!
Thank you a lot!!
I get an error when I try to heal my characters with magic in the field menu.
Scrip ‘Galv’s Animated Battlers’ line 293: No method error occurred.
undefined method ‘wait’ for #
I went to the line 293, but I can’t figure out the problem.
I tested and cannot replicate your error. This could be a script conflict causing it. Go through this checklist.
I have solved it. For some reason, when I put the damage type to none and put a direct effect it solved the problem. Out of curiosity, is it possible to put more frames into the animation of the battlers?
The setting is there to do that in the instructions, however I realise I haven’t tested it as I haven’t had more frames to test with
The reason I asked this’s because I made my own battlers and was thinking of adding more frames in the future.
I found a bug, if you set a “Boss” collapse effect on enemy, and when you kill them, the script will use the entire spritesheet to do the collapse, which make the animation is so long and the position awkward.
I put a pic since my english is not that good (and I use blank project on this pic)
Ah, didn’t design it for collapse effects unfortunately. I don’t know if I will be updating that for a while.
So it can’t be fixed whatsoever? Too bad then :/
I prefer your script than other animated battler script since it’s simple yet powerful and high-compatibility
Oh well, I’ll just find a way to substitute boss collapse then.
Of course it can be fixed, I just don’t have time to work on this due to other projects.
Is there a way to display an arrow being fired with this script? (ie: move icon from actor to target?) Thnx.
Not with this script. This is a very simple sideview battler implementation.
You might want to check out some different ones that might do that :)
Gah, too bad. Yours is the only one I’ve been able to implement. I like the simplicity as I don’t need 90% of all the extra features offered by Symphony and some of the others. Ah well, good work here! I’ll keep plugging at some of the more complicated offerings. :)
If I wanted to change the x,y of enemy battlers, is there a way to do this in the script?
I found places where it seemed the enemty x/y was being set (3 places actually), and made some changes, but the enemy sprites remain unmoved.
(I’m using a high resolution fix)
Tried subtracting to move them, but they stay fixed:
@screen_x = @orx – 100
@screen_y = @ory – 300
The enemy battlers are positioned via the database Troops.
First of all, AMAZING Script. The only animated battler that had what I needed, thank you.
I’m having trouble with the script call Change Battler. The reason:
I made a skill that transforms one battler into another (change their graphics) through common and battle events. And it works perfectly. BUT, when the transformed actor tries to change it’s graphics back to the original, there is a bug and he becomes invisible. The graphic changes to nothing.
I use the change_battler(id,”filename”) to change a graphic but when I use it again to change back it doesn’t show the battler.
Where you aware of that?
Thanks again for the script!
Thanks, I was not aware of that, I will try to check for bugs when I have some time
Hey Galv, just to let you know: while you don’t change the script, I’ve found a workaround: the problem is that the command can’t put the inicial graphic back, but it can always put another. So, if I want my soldier to have the swordsman graphic and then switch back after some turns or after he runs out of MP, I can make a copy of the soldier spriteset and give it another name, like soldier2, and then use the script call to change the graphics to soldier2 when the transformation is over. The only problem is that this makes impossible for the player to re-use the transformation skill in that battle, since it’s going to fail to switch back to “soldier2” on the second time.
The workaround for that would be to make the actor forget the ability with the script call “soldier” to “swordsman” to “soldier2” and make him learn a skill, with the same name, with the script call “soldier2” to “swordsman” to “soldier”, creating a loop of learned and forgotten skills. Sounds complicated, but while the script remains as it is, that’s the way to do it. I have tested and it works. The player will never know.
Is it possible react the position of the enemies too?
Would be super usefull, because I plan to pose enemies before a battle start. Also it would help for the higher resolutions I’m using. ;) (\s/)
Not sure what you mean by react the potion?
Does your code not take into consideration switching between armed and unarmed combat, or dual-wielding and two-handed weapons?
By that, I mean left and right hand attack animation support, and and two-handed animation support in addition to single-handed animations.
Didn’t mean for that to get in there. Oh well.
Nope this is a simple animated battler script. It doesn’t take into account any of that
I recommend instead of being disappointed at a system that clearly states everywhere that it is a simple implementation, take a look at one of the many other more advanced animated battler scripts out there :)
Odd, wouldn’t let me reply to your latest comment. No option for it, so I guess I’ll reply here, since I can find no contact page, for you.
I hate to sound like I’m complaining, but there are none. I found some other simple ones, and there’s Victor’s, which looks advanced, but his guide is in broken English and full of insults to his user base. In light of a particular Twitter hashtag that sprung up over people insulting their users, recently, I no longer put up with those who insult their users/readers, and as a direct result, I don’t consider Victor’s an option.
Ergo, there are none. None that I can find, anyway, what with the death of so many RPGMaker resource sites.
Surely you are aware of some (that don’t think it’s ok to insult their very users). Are there any you’d recommend?
Unfortunately, no – I haven’t tried any others myself. I heard the Lunar Engine is good, worth a try.
Hey, Galv I wondered if you considered putting the “battler” option on class instead of actor? or if you know if it’s possible?
So sorry about posting this, I noticed way to late….you have the option included…forgive me.
holder’s animated battlers (images) are offline :(
Anyway…Thanks for all these script!
Hey Galv, awesome script :)
I got a question; do this script support more than 4 actors?
I’m using Yanfly’s Party System and it goes pretty well with your battle script, except the thing that it crashes just when I enter a battle with 5 teammates :(
Causes Yanfly’s script this problem or isn’t it generally possible to have more than 4 actors in a battle?
It would be very nice if you can help me with that , I would love to use both scripts in my game :3
Haven’t tested it but it should. You just need to add a new line to the settings underneath:
[500,260], # Party member 4 [x,y] z = 3
Copy and paste it and change the x,y values so the script knows where to place actor 5.
Make sure to start a new game.
Many many thanks for your fast reply, it works perfectly :)
Hello Galv! I’m using this script too, and I ran into a problem. I want some battles to be flipped (characters in the left and enemies in the right) i changed positions of both chacters and enemies and flipped both, but when i do a melee atack the charcter wont move to enemy position, what should I do?
Unfortunately it doesn’t support battles being the opposite way. It’s very basic script
Hi my name is Kazuki Takamura, I was wondering if there was any way to make Battler holder sprite sheets bigger. The reason why I ask is because I want some monsters to be bigger than the characters mainly the bosses.
The sheets can be any size you want. Holder setup by default is 4 columns and 14 rows. As long as you keep this aspect ratio, the sheet itself can be big, making bigger cells for bigger monsters
I was wondering one other thing, I set up my game actually how you have it but, whenever the character attacks or their mp drops to 0 they go into the Poor Status pose. Also, when the character HP drops to 0 they stay in their Hurt pose until the end of the turn then they go into the Dead pose. If you have an y solutions just let me know.
Could be a script conflict. You’ll have to do some tests to try to find out
I heard that you use Holder Battler for your Animations. If I used this program for my games would I be able to use multiple frames per pose? I ask because I’d like to make smooth animation for my fights, and I’d need more than 3 frames [more like 5-6 per pose].
There is a setting in there to choose how many rows (frames) your battler files have, however it hasn’t been fully tested.
Awesome! Then I’ll be glad to put it through it’s paces. If you don’t mind it being MLP inspired [The Three tribes, Zebra, Two custom euqines, Gryphons, and Minotaur based Player Characters], then I can send you the demo after I get all the stuff set up for a demo version. [Right now I’m doing all the sprites, and animations done.]
Alright I have a NoMethod Error on Line 743.
I have the following Scripts:
Sant Engine [basic]
Sant Visual Equip
Galv’s Animated Battlers
[two spaces down]
Trihan’s Equipment Optimizer
Sant’s Passive States.
Sorry need to add. I don’t know how to affix a screenshot onto here.
Found the fix myself. I didn’t have a space between the “:” and the filename. It’s all fixed and working now though.
So scrolling issues.
Battlersheet can be found there [well my test one].
The enter battle Battlers are choppy, partially shown, and are butchered graphics, that awkwardly shuffle up to the idle animations [multiple animations on enter]. Then there are Multiple Animations per Idle showing up concurrently. That jump awkwardly around.
How do I get one animation at a time?
The script cuts the sheet up into (default) 4 columns, 14 rows of equal sized cells. See holders battlers for an example of this. That is how it determines which frames to display and if your graphic isn’t correct it will be displaying incorrectly as you describe.
Almost got it working. But now when it goes from Enter Battle, to Idle. It jumps up the screen. From the Midway point up to the upper left of the screen.
My Battle Sheet is at 2068X4000 [for 8 frames].
Hello, I’m using Yanfly’s Battle Engine with this. The main problem I have is that when the enemy uses an attack, an animation plays (thanks to Yanfly’s battle engine).
Theres a small issue when the animation plays.
After the actor moves up to attack the enemy, the enemy naturally attacks second, yes?
Well, when the enemy attacks after the actor has attacked, an animation plays.
The only problem is that the animation plays too early. It plays before the actor even has a chance to move back to where he was.
Do you know how to fix this?
Does this happen in the demo? Unfortunately I don’t have time to error trap why this is happening :(
Thanks for the reply! I figured it out ^-^
On line 554 it says:
I just had to change the 25 to 60 and now it works just fine.
I’m using Melee 10 for all of my characters, so anything slower will most likely mean you’ll have to change the 25 to 70+
Anyway thanks for the reply :)
Nice, glad you worked it out :)
Any way to add more sprites to the battlers? I’m planing to use this for a solo RPG game, so I’ll need more “slots” for animations since the character will have a huge arsenal of attacks and skills
Yes, please read instructions :(
ROWS = 14 # How many rows your animated spritesheet uses
This is a fantastic script Galv! I just want to share a little snippet that I added for some further functionality.
For anyone that may have been trying to change enemy battlers during combat, you might have noticed that the default script call: change_battler(id,”filename”) doesn’t work; it seems to only work for actors.
A quick solution to this is to define another script call that reads troop ID, rather than actor ID. The below section begins at line 186 in Galv’s script.
$game_actors[id].animated_battler = name
$game_troop.members[id].animated_battler = name
The script call to use then, is: change_enemy(X,”filename”) where X is the number of the enemy as it appeared in the troop when it was made. The first one placed would be 0, the second would be 1, and so on.
Thank you to you Galv, your scripts have helped make my current project possible and I’d be next to nowhere without your hard work – it is greatly appreciated.
hey i am using your animated battlers script but i added a new skill in called summoning is it possible that you could edit your animated battler script to add a extra battle sprite pose for summoning into it thanks
The script already allows you to have more poses and to set skills to use different poses. Other than that, however, I am sorry I dont have time for requests.
Hi there! Awesome script, I really love it! However, I have a little problem that maybe you’d be able to help me with. I’m trying to use Yanfly’s command party add-on (https://yanflychannel.wordpress.com/rmvxa/core-scripts/party-system/command-party/), which allows the player to switch characters during a battle. However, when I use it, it seems to conflict with your animated battlers script. I’m certain the issue is caused by the interaction between those two scripts, because when I comment out either one of them, everything works fine. I have also tried placing either script above the other, it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
Is there something I’m doing wrong? Do you know if both scripts are compatible or not?
Thank you for your time, and if the matters is too time consuming to investigate, I’d totally understand.
The scripts are likely not compatible. I’m sorry I don’t have time to investigate and help with this – I recommend asking in a forum
All right, thanks for the reply!
Hey, I really like your scripts and all, but I’ve been getting an error. Before you ask, I’ve already reviewed and run through your troubleshooting checklist. I’ve been getting this error message:
Script ‘sideview’ line 746: NoMethodError occured.
undefined method ‘width’ for nil:NilClass
Which is weird because it never happens with the first fight, only the second one or if two fights try to activate simultaneously due to an error in event coding.
Two events cant start simultaneously – they would happen one after the other. Make sure all actors have a notetag to set their animated battler sheet
Like I said, first thing I did was check the battlers, I can confirm that’s not the cause.
By the error you are getting, it seems like the bitmap is disappearing when it tries to check it’s width. Can you duplicate this error in a fresh project? Unfortunately I have not encountered this and it might be something that would be caused by another script
Yes, I just got the same result in a new project with only your sideview code.
If you can upload that new project somewhere so I can see exactly what was done, I’ll investigate what was wrong. Feel free to contact me via rpgmakerweb.com or rpgmakervxace.net forums if you wish to discuss a less public way to send to me.
I figured it out actually, it was a flaw in the event coding causing a non-existent placeholder graphic to load rather then a real one. Anyways, thanks for being so willing to help :)
No worries, I’m glad you figured it out
Script ‘animated Battlers’ line 691: NoMethodError occured.
undefined method ‘features for:NilClass
Make sure all actors have battler set in their notes.
Hey Galv! I just loooooooove this script! Thank you so much to have made this! It’s so essential to my project that I’m hesitating to convert my project over to MV… So… I’m sorry to bug you with this question, but I was wondering if you were planning to recreate this script for MV.
I haven’t had the chance to test the new battle system on MV yet, but from what I’ve seen, the battle animations seem to be very minimalist. Right now, using your script, I’m having character battle animations using 16 frames, which allows me to show detailed animations, instead of only showing a guy doing a step forward to represent an attack.
This script is the cornerstone of my project, and I will probably keep working on VX Ace if you don’t plan to make a comparable one for MV. (I’m very anxious about the transition to the new platform, so I’m wondering whether I should put any effort into converting my current project to MV or not)
Thank you so much for your hard work! without your work (I’m using like 10 of your scripts…), my project wouldn’t be half of what it is right now!!!
Thanks, Maxou! I am unsure what plugins for MV I will be making yet. Will see what the 37+ plugins they are releasing are first – maybe they will be releasing a battle system that uses Holder spritesheets. We’ll wait and see :)
Yeah, you’ve got a good point there. Only two weeks before we know what they are (the wait is killing me though!).
Thanks for taking the time to reply!
Script “galv,s” Animated Battlers ¨ line 789: RangeError ocurred
float inf out of range of integer
how fix this
I don’t know, you will have to error trap your project yourself. Here’s a list of things to try:
sometimes it happens when attack a enemy
In order for me to help, you will need to error trap your project using the link I sent you. Generally errors like this have to do with script incompatibility and the only way to discover that is to do lots of tests :)
you help me fix this error,
you’ll be in the credits of the game
sorry i dont speak english
but I am using
I sent the game by email
Unfortunately I don’t have time to help everyone fix their errors. :( I recommend asking in a forum
hi glav i wanna ask something small, in order to make my battle screen to look good i need to flip the actors in postion 1 and 2 of the party.
how can i do that?.
the script already come with a “flip” option but this option flips all the actors not specific one.
sorry to bother you.
If you mean flip the animation sheet you will need to do that in a graphics program
Hi Galv sorry to bother you, I’ve been looking everywhere for a solution to this and found none so far, I’d be so grateful for any help!
(I’m using yanfly’s battle engine and galv’s animated battlers btw)
The problem is basically this: There are 4 frames animation for death, and this is perfect for what I want, which is to have a falling down animation to represent the death state happening. and then for them to stay on the final frame of animation and not repeat other frames at any time. and it almost works….
BUT when the turn stage begins again, the death state reanimates that falling death animation, rather than just staying on the final frame as ‘still dead’ ..it’s like they re-die every turn..and that’s not really something that looks right…
(and the ONE_ANIM array doesn’t fix this issue either >_<)
Anywho really hope you can help me! if you have a line to paste in or any such fix would be great, I know this is probably a pain for you, sorry! (if you've already posted a solution to this, whoops I couldn't find it, but I'd like the link!)
Hmm, unfortunately I dont have time to error trap this script anytime soon. It might be a bug that I have to look into. Nor sure when I can, though
Aw ok that’s fair, I just wanted to let you know about it mostly. Also I have seen other people on forums trying to find a fix for it (it’s not just me being a dummy or anything haha). I’ve looked into other side view battler systems as well so as not to bother you, but yours is still the best one I’ve found and I really want to use it! (unless you have a suggestion, but I’d still rather use yours) :)
If this helps, this is the sprite I am using to test, it’s holder’s slime, but with the bottom row (death) altered to have a fade away death, like in some classic rpgs. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kp66gsdpfqfit3s/slimetest.png?dl=0
It works really well except when the turn ends and you see the dead slime flicker back into existence for a moment. You’d see it happen first battle test you try (make sure to have 2 enemies so you have another turn after one dies).
And thank you for the quick reply back! I really hope this would be an easy-ish fix for you if you have time for it (because I know coding can be a real pain!)
thanks again, bye for now!
Thanks for the info. I hope it is an easy fix, too :D I heard Lunar engine was good? But I have not tried it
Hey, I’ve been using your script for a while, it works great with all the other scripts I use (Have like 40-50 scripts and still no conflicts) :D. Anyways I was wondering if this script works with Victor’s Animated battle engine. The Animated Pets script works
with it, doesn’t it?
The Pets script worked last time I tested, but this main animated battlers script likely won’t. Victor has scripts that do what it does.
Hello there Galv, how are you doing? Thanks to your scripts, my project is getting the shape I really wanted when I started it.
I’m here because I dont understand one thing… My character sheet uses 16 collumns and 28 rows. But, when I use a skill (setting the pose row with tags properly) the first 8 cols, repeat at least once, before going to the other 8 and then, they start repeating form the beggining again. I’ve tried using ONE ANIM to stop then form repeating, but it doesnt seem to work. Is there a workaround to it, or a place in the code where I can set the repeat function?
Thanks again, and good look on your MV scripts, i’m really looking forward for the duel minigame *__*
It could be a bug in the code. I didn’t thoroughly test using extended battler sheets as I didn’t have any at the time.
But what you describe does sound odd. It could also be due to other script conflict? You might have to do some testing to find out.
Unfortunately my to-do list is huge and I won’t be able to fix any issues with Ace scripts for a while
Hello there, I think I learned what is causing this. I’m also using Yanflys cast animation script. I think, that when the “casting” beggins it uses the skill pose, then when the skill hit the target it repeats itself, causing this issue. I’ll try adjusting the timing, to create the effect I want, thanks for the fast reply!
is there no demo? i was searching for it but didn’t found it :(
It’s the link under where it says “DOWNLOAD DEMO:” in bold right at the top above the script code.
Hi, is it possible to change the characters battler in the middle of the game?
Not in the current script
Hey, I was wondering, is there a way to change the window order of fight & escape and the actual fight menu. Currently, what happens is that the menu that contains “Attack, Special, Magic, Guard, etc” appears first in combat and you have to use the arrows to access the previous menu which contains the “Fight and Escape” commands. Is there a way to make “Fight and Escape” appear first when entering combat? I notice the demo does this as well.
Yanfly’s Battle script changes that functionality I believe. I do not recall if it has a setting to changes that – check that script’s settings
Hello, I am trying to have a boss fight in which a human sized enemy transforms into a giant one. is there any way to have the giant enemy be animated?
The same way other enemies are animated. Battler graphic files can be any size – just make sure the dimensions are divisible by the number of frames.
Ohhh. Now I get it. Thank you.
Hello, I’m having a slight problrm with the script. Whenever I try to use Recovery ( a skill that heals every party menber) on the meny field I get the following error message:
Script ‘Galv’s Animated Battlers’ line 293: NoMethodError
undefined method `wait for #
Can you please help?
Perhaps an issue with copying over the script into your project. Try copying the script over again. ‘wait for #’ shouldn’t be in any code and is not the code on line 293 in this script.
Thanks. I was able to work something out, instead of using Damage calculation I used Effect and it worked well.
Hi Galv, having a problem that I’m not too certain how to fix! I’m making the enemies have full battler animations, and working on custom animations for each enemy’s default attack, but I’ve run into a snag. The Normal Attack animation only triggers if that enemy is using the default Attack in ID slot 001 of skills. If I copy Attack and place it elsewhere in the ID list, to change its properties and animations, the script instead reads it as though the enemy is using a special move and plays that, instead of the Normal Attack animation. Is there anyway to change this, or is it stuck like that?
Did you try this from the help documentation?
# Note tags for SKILLS, ITEMS and STATES
# <pose: x>
# # The skill, item or state will use x pose row.
# # If a skill does not have this tag, it will use row 6.
# # If an item does not have this tag, it will use row 5.
# # If a state does not have this tag, it will use row 2. If a
# # battler has multiple states, it uses the highest priority.
Oh gosh I completely missed that, that was the problem. Thanks!
Hi, I have a question.
On a melee attack, when a monster is dead by a counterattack, their dead body stay on the spot right in front of the main character, on the right side of the screen.
After that, when another monster makes a melee attack, we can see the dead body layer is in front of the attacking monster layer, on the right side of the screen.
Is there anyway to make the attacking monster layer in front of the dead body layer?
Sounds like a bug. I will add to my to-do list but might not get to this for a long time
Is there a way to set the priority of the actor battlers above the enemies?
Sorry, that function doesn’t exist in this script.
Is there a way to include it in the script?
It would need to be coded in. Unfortunately I am too busy for requests like this, I recommend try asking in a forum if someone has time to help
ok thank you
line 789: RangeError occured
float Nan out of range integer
Doesn’t happen all the time, but occasionally.
Mostly happens when trying to steal items, using
(Yanfly core, battle engine, steal item)
Unfortunately not sure why that would happen. You’ll have to do tests to try and locate the exact cause, disabling other scripts etc.
I still don’t Understand how to change the battler in script call
can U give me some example like how to change battler
“Meliadul” into “Elicia” ?
change_battler(id,”filename”) # Changes actor’s animated battler sheet.
If the id of the actor is 1, you would do
You see the id in your actor list in the database.
Is there a way to *not* give poses to states? If I give them any pose, even an idle one, they always take priority over the “poor status” pose when the battler’s HP is low, which is not really what I’m looking for.
Unfortunately I didn’t think of that when the script was written. This isn’t possible as is without changing the code unfortunately
I managed to edit state poses out from the script. Thanks for the quick reply
Hello, recently I made a new spritesheet animation to use in my project, but for some reason, instead of cycling the animations, the script does something like a slideshow where the animation slowly rotates from one columm to the other.
Unfortunately that isn’t enough info to offer any help, but it sounds like you’ve made a mistake somewhere – possibly the spritesheet isn’t configured correctly?