Rusty's RPG Maker 2000 Stuff 


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"Rusty's RPG Maker 2000 Stuff" is a website that contains some "stuff" made by "Rusty" with the program "RPG Maker 2000" (I bet you'd never have guessed =P).

First things first, who's "Rusty"?  Well me, I guess.  My real name's Gavin... Rusty was the nickname I used to use on forums and chatrooms because I didn't want people to know what my name was... but I suppose with age comes the lack of caring.  I prefer to be called Gavin now, I think... being called Rusty seems kind of strange... like child's games of make-believe. 

Okay... so what's "RPG Maker 2000"?  It's a program made by Enterbrain that allows you to make your own Role Playing Games for the PC, in a similar format to Super Nintendo RPGs such as the Final Fantasy or Dragon Warrior games.  It was never released outside of Japan, unfortunately... but a Russian guy going by the nickname of "Don Miguel" translated it and put it on the internet, allowing lots of people who couldn't speak Japanese to use it.  So... the translated version of "RPG Maker 2000" isn't entirely legal.  But you can buy a Japanese copy of RPG Maker 2000 (or "RPG Tsukuru 2000 VALUE", as the current Japanese version of 2000 is called) from, and that at least makes sure that Enterbrain gets the money they deserve.

You may be wondering if I still use "RPG Maker 2000".  I don't.  But, in the time that I did use it (September 2000 to January 2003) I made quite a few things with it.  Before I go on, I want to get something straight: September 2000 to January 2003, that's a LONG time.  It's not as if I used the program non-stop for 2 years and 4 months.  Every so often, when I felt in a creative mood, I would try and build things... or "stuff"... with the program.  And this website is dedicated to that "stuff". 

So what "stuff" did I make?  Various "stuff", actually.  I was influenced mainly by Secret of Mana (a Super Nintendo game that I loved when I was younger) and I spent most of my time trying trying to imitate a battle system similar to Secret of Mana's.  I finally came up with a battle system that proved quite popular in the Summer of 2001 with the release of the demo of "Secret of Spriteland".  After various requests, I tweaked the battle system somewhat, wrote a tutorial to go with it, and released "Secret of Mana Style Battle System" which enabled people to use the battle system in their own games.  

Apart from the Secret of Mana battle system, the one other game of mine that turned out to be quite popular was the poorly named "Fantasy Battle".  "Fantasy Battle" was a 2 player game in which each player had control of 6 characters.  The purpose of the game was to use these characters to kill the other player's characters.  The game play wasn't fantastic, and the replay value was fairly limited; but what made this game popular was that it abandoned all the default systems of a RPG Maker 2000 game, and was completely custom.  I don't think that had been done before in RPG Maker 2000.

Well, there you go.  I've briefly described 2 of the games I made with RPG Maker 2000.  On this website, however, you can find a whole lot more stuff.  There's 6 downloads in the Games section and 9 downloads in the Systems section that should keep you busy for a while!  Enjoy!




- Rusty (aka "that little gnome thing") -