Galv’s Superman Ability V.1.5

NOTE: This script is NOT designed for use with followers. For one that is, look here.

Demo – Version 1.5 >

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# Galv's Superman Ability
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# For: RPGMAKER VX ACE
# Version 1.5
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# 2014-09-24 - Version 1.5 - fixed <fly> typo notetage to <flight>
# 2012-11-30 - Version 1.5 - can set equip/skill/actor requirements to fly
# - fixed talking and trying to fly/land bug
# - added script calls to force takeoff and land
# 2012-11-14 - Version 1.4 - can no longer land on same-as-player events
# 2012-11-13 - Version 1.3 - another bug fix, priority wasn't above when fly.
# 2012-11-13 - Version 1.2 - another bug fix, making vehicle speed change.
# 2012-11-13 - Version 1.1 - fixed bug where could board vehicles while flying.
# 2012-11-13 - Version 1.0 - release
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# This script allows the player to gain the power of flight and land/takeoff
# whenever they want to. (Designed for use with NO followers.)
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# INSTRUCTIONS:
# Read the setup options below and set it up as desired.
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# SCRIPT CALLS:
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#
# flying? # return true or false. Use in conditional branch if ACTIVATE_EVENTS
# # is set to true in the settings below
#
# $game_player.force_land # script call to force player to land
# $game_player.force_takeoff # script call to force player to take off
#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# NOTETAG ACTORS / EQUIPS / SKILLS:
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#
# <flight> # if REQUIREMENTS = true, then the leader requires a notetag on
# # them, one of their equips or a skill they know.
#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
 
($imported ||= {})["Galvs_Superman_Ability"] = true
 
module Galv_Superman
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# SCRIPT SETUP OPTIONS
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
 
ENABLE_SWITCH = 1 # Can only fly when this switch is ON
 
REQUIREMENTS = true # Leader requires actor/equip/skill <fly> tag
# false = dont need to tag anything to fly
 
SPEED_BONUS = 1 # Speed increases by this number when flying.
 
BUTTON = :X # Button to press to fly and land. :X is "a" key.
 
FLY_EXTENSION = "_fly" # Character set for when actor is flying. If your
# actor uses "Actor1.png" then you must have a file
# called "Actor1_fly.png" if this extenstion is set
# to "_fly". The actor must be in the same position
# in both charsets.
 
ACTIVATE_EVENTS = true # If true, can still activate events as normal.
# If false, will work like airship does, unable to
# activate events until landed.
 
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# END SCRIPT SETUP OPTIONS
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
 
end
 
class RPG::BaseItem
def flight
if @flight.nil?
if @note =~ /<flight>/i
@flight = true
else
@flight = false
end
end
@flight
end
end # RPG::BaseItem
 
class Scene_Map < Scene_Base
 
alias galv_superman_map_initialize initialize
def initialize
galv_superman_map_initialize
end
 
alias galv_superman_map_update_scene update_scene
def update_scene
galv_superman_map_update_scene
$game_player.take_off if $game_player.taking_off
$game_player.land if $game_player.landing
end
 
end # Scene_Map < Scene_Base
 
class Game_Player < Game_Character
attr_accessor :through
attr_accessor :altitude
attr_accessor :step_anime
attr_accessor :move_speed
attr_accessor :priority_type
attr_accessor :in_air
attr_accessor :taking_off
attr_accessor :landing
 
alias galv_superman_player_initialize initialize
def initialize
galv_superman_player_initialize
@altitude = 0
@in_air = false
end
 
alias galv_superman_player_refresh refresh
def refresh
# stuff here
galv_superman_player_refresh
end
 
alias galv_superman_player_move_by_input move_by_input
def move_by_input
galv_superman_player_move_by_input
 
if Input.trigger?(Galv_Superman::BUTTON) && !@taking_off && !@landing
 
return if !$game_switches[Galv_Superman::ENABLE_SWITCH]
return if !$game_player.can_fly? || !$game_player.normal_walk? || $game_map.interpreter.running?
 
if @in_air
return if !$game_map.airship_land_ok?($game_player.x, $game_player.y) || !blocking_event?
force_land
else
force_takeoff
end
end
end
 
def blocking_event?
$game_map.events_xy($game_player.x, $game_player.y).each do |event|
return false if event.priority_type == 1
end
return true
end
 
def force_land
$game_player.move_speed -= Galv_Superman::SPEED_BONUS
@in_air = false
$game_player.through = false
@landing = true
end
 
def force_takeoff
$game_system.menu_disabled = true
$game_player.step_anime = true
actor = $game_party.leader
actor.set_graphic(actor.character_name + Galv_Superman::FLY_EXTENSION, actor.character_index, actor.face_name, actor.face_index)
@in_air = true
$game_player.through = true
$game_player.priority_type = 2
@taking_off = true
$game_player.refresh
end
 
def take_off
$game_player.altitude += 1
if $game_player.altitude >= 32
$game_player.altitude = 32
$game_player.move_speed += Galv_Superman::SPEED_BONUS
@taking_off = false
end
end
def land
$game_player.altitude -= 1
if $game_player.altitude <= 0
$game_player.altitude = 0
actor = $game_party.leader
actor.set_graphic(actor.character_name.chomp(Galv_Superman::FLY_EXTENSION), actor.character_index, actor.face_name, actor.face_index)
$game_player.refresh
$game_system.menu_disabled = false
$game_player.step_anime = false
$game_player.priority_type = 1
@landing = false
end
end
 
def can_fly?
# Check switch
return true if !Galv_Superman::REQUIREMENTS
 
# Check actor
return true if $data_actors[$game_party.leader.id].flight
 
# Check actor's skills
$game_party.leader.skills.each do |s|
return true if s.flight
end
 
# Check equips
no_equips = $game_party.leader.equips.count
no_equips.times { |i|
if $game_party.leader.equips[i] != nil
return true if $game_party.leader.equips[i].flight
end
}
return false
end
 
def screen_y
super - @altitude
end
 
alias galv_superman_in_airship? in_airship?
def in_airship?
if !Galv_Superman::ACTIVATE_EVENTS
@vehicle_type == :airship || @altitude > 0
else
galv_superman_in_airship?
end
end
 
alias galv_superman_player_get_on_vehicle get_on_vehicle
def get_on_vehicle
return if @altitude > 0
galv_superman_player_get_on_vehicle
end
end # Game_Player < Game_Character
 
class Spriteset_Map
alias galv_superman_update_shadow update_shadow
def update_shadow
if $game_player.altitude > 0
player = $game_player
@shadow_sprite.x = player.screen_x
@shadow_sprite.y = player.screen_y + player.altitude
@shadow_sprite.opacity = player.altitude * 8
@shadow_sprite.update
else
galv_superman_update_shadow
end
end
end # Spriteset_Map
 
class Game_Interpreter
def flying?
$game_player.altitude > 0
end
end # Game_Interpreter

20 thoughts on “Galv’s Superman Ability V.1.5

  1. harry mckay says:

    how can i use a different button for it

    • Galv says:

      In the settings where it says:
      BUTTON = :X

      :X is the “a” key. Start a test play of your project and press F1 to see the controls and which controller button corresponds with which key.

  2. BillyD says:

    hey really nice mod I coppied the script to materials in my own game I play tested it when I press “a” nothing happens there’s no flying animation and in my computer/user/documents/rpgvxace/project6/graphics/characters i copied my character ‘s folder(a character that I created) i renamed it and put _fly at the end and still nothing happens please help me (sorry for my bad english:/)

  3. BillyD says:

    How do i turn it on? I checked the script and it was ENABLE_SWITCH = 1 but i still couldn’t fly

  4. Dream says:

    Thank you for this awesome script. Is it possible to use a sound effect or BGM before initiating flight?. Thanks!

    • Galv says:

      That would require a small change in the script – I am currently really busy I recommend asking in forums for someone to change for you :)

  5. everybear says:

    Can the height that the sprite floats above the ground be adjusted? Im using this with a Mode 7 script and the actor is clipping through events on the ground rather than floating above them.

  6. Mordrid says:

    Thanks for the awesome script! But there’s a rather troublesome typo in the script’s instructions–it says to use the notetag “fly”, when it needs to be “flight”. It’s easy enough to figure out if ya download and poke at the demo, but thought you might want to know. |Da

  7. Kyle says:

    Hey so does the very first switch have to be called EVENT_SWITCH in order to use the flight ability? Also is there a way to set up for only one character to be able to fly?

    • Galv says:

      In the settings, where it says:
      ENABLE_SWITCH = 1

      That refers to switch number 1 in game. You can change this number to any switch you want to use. What you call the switch in the editor doesn’t matter as long as it’s the same number.

      For only one character to be able to fly, put the notetag (in the notes section of the actor):

  8. Kyle says:

    Actually never mind. I think I just have to make graphics of the character flying.

  9. Drbigt says:

    Is there a way to have a switch or something to check that they can’t fly? Like, inside a house or something could say something like “The roof is too low, I can’t fly here!” ?

    • Galv says:

      In the settings there is a switch to enable flying:
      ENABLE_SWITCH = 1 # Can only fly when this switch is ON

      Unfortunately I dont have time to add anything custom to the script if this doesn’t do what you are after

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