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What are some of the 2D, 4 bit/8 bit development tools you use for RPGs?  I've seen plenty of 'Chrono Trigger' and FF-style tools, just not sure which would be the best.  Any opinions on tools for developing old Ultima (I through III) or SSI/TSR Gold Box style games?

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What are some of the 2D, 4 bit/8 bit development tools you use for RPGs? 

Keep in mind, that 1 "tool" that can be used to make a beat em' up, can also be used to make an RPG, it may take a little work, but a lot of stuff is done this way, it's also going to help greatly if you have a good idea on how computers work and function.


Help me further understand your question so I may answer you properly. By tools do you mean any means of producing an rpg that would stand up to the functionality and mechanics of chrono trigger and FF, or are you using a program that allows you to import user made tools. I think RPG maker has this functionality that's why I am asking.


IF you do mean my first thought, then I'm going to refer you to this post I made earlier about 2D game development, and how to start, there's also going to be a couple more links about starting to program in general.

this.FAQ for begginers: http://www.gamedev.net/page/reference/faq.php/_/for-beginners-r1

Unity 2D game walkthrough: https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/modules/beginner/2d/2d-overview

RPG Maker: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/


Learn C# through a great youtube series:  

- If I remember right, I believe he actually teaches computer science. 


Learn Python: 

-Seems like a great tutorial, and python is a great place to start programming. Honestly, i'm leaving this on in the background now because i'm interested myself.


I hope this helps you get your foot off the ground, and start your journey.

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