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This open source project runs RPG Maker MV/MZ games on Linux

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While we have Wine and Proton nowadays, they're not always the best solution and one developer decided to get RPG Maker MV/MZ games on Linux.

The project available on GitHub has a "collection of shell scripts" to get the job done. The result should be that any game made with RPG Maker MV/MZ will run properly on Linux. The developer notes that compared with running them through Wine, you'll see a "Sharp increase in fps" compared with it from "2 to 4 times" higher, which sounds pretty great to me.

It also allows you to play the games across more architectures including x86-64, i386, armhf and arm64.

A pretty interesting idea, and goes to show that if you don't bring games to Linux for whatever reason, someone else will somehow.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Misc, Open Source
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Oh my god, I love this. I've used normal nwjs for so long, and sometimes it has weird annoying issues that I don't know how to fix. I don't even know you need to manually fill in package names in package.json files (since MV often doesn't give it a name) to fix issues running with nw >v.0.72 until earlier this year. Don't even get me to weird scripts and filename issues.

If this could just automate everything, it would really, really help with all the RPGM games I play. I'm definitely going to try this on Black Souls - really need to finish that one, one of these days.
Pengling May 14
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Even though RPGs simply aren't my thing, and my favourite RPG Maker game (2004's Yume Nikki ) is both not an RPG at all and is way too old for this project, this is really cool to see - it's always good to see a broadening of the Linux-gaming landscape.
BlooAlien May 14
Another goodie for Luxtorpeda to add to their toolbox?
Quoting: PenglingEven though RPGs simply aren't my thing, and my favourite RPG Maker game (2004's Yume Nikki ) is both not an RPG at all and is way too old for this project, this is really cool to see - it's always good to see a broadening of the Linux-gaming landscape.
Does Yume Nikki have bombs???......
Pengling May 14
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Quoting: StoneColdSpiderDoes Yume Nikki have bombs???......
No - just a lot of really weird stuff.
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderDoes Yume Nikki have bombs???......
No - just a lot of really weird stuff.
So....... Its a mind bomb????.........
hardpenguin May 14
So like EasyRPG but for MV and MZ editions!
Quoting: hardpenguinSo like EasyRPG but for MV and MZ editions!
From what I saw, it's closer to a wrapper. nwjs is the engine, and rpgmakerlinux-cicsoffs runs it with custom parameters. Similar to how Bottles runs Wine with custom parameters or how LEGUI runs locale-emulator.
WMan22 May 14
Quoting: hardpenguinSo like EasyRPG but for MV and MZ editions!

I remember thinking the other day: "Man I wish there was EasyRPG for newer versions of RPGMaker". Then I come across this article. Would be nice if this results in luxtorpeda entries.
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