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 KButtonsManager
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KButtonsManager

XP + VX + ACE

by Kyonides Arkanthes


Introduction

Are you Boring bored of using the same boring menu window in your game projects?
Do you want your Gamer game to look way different than those thousands of Steam games floating around?
Now you have got a chance to be original! Grinning

A Brief Explanation

Let's take a look Detective at the custom Scene_Title script included in the demo as an example of how to use it effectively.

Here we got the make_buttons method I defined there. It pretty much contains all you need to know about the script calls needed to make it work properly. (By the way, it is called from the scene's main method.)

Code:
  def make_buttons
    # Did the Game find Any Saved Games there?
    @continue = Dir['Save*.rxdata'].any?
    # Create Button Manager - Pass (Total Options, Cursor Filename)
    @manager = KButtons::Manager.new(OPTIONS.size, CURSOR_FILE)
    # Set the Buttons' Direction - Pass = :horizontal or :vertical
    @manager.direction = :horizontal
    # Set the Offsets - Pass (X, Y)
    @manager.set_offsets(0, 4)
    # Set the Coordinates - Pass (X, Y)
    @manager.set_xy(80, 260)
    # Draw Name and Picture
    # - Pass (Name's Height, Font Size, Names Array, Symbols Array)
    @manager.draw_text_picture(26, 24, OPTIONS, SYMBOLS)
    # Define List of States
    # - [Booleans like true or false, Add, As, Many, As, Necessary]
    @manager.enabled = [true, @continue, true, true]
    # Set the Initial Position of the Cursor - Usually Number 0
    @manager.index = (@continue and @index == 0)? 1 : @index
  end

Later on you would only need to dispose the Button Manager like this:

Code:
@manager.dispose

VX Version

This is how it would look like in RMVX.

Code:
class Scene_Title
  $data_system = load_data("Data/System.rvdata")
  CURSOR_FILE = "cursor gradient"
  OPTIONS = [Vocab.new_game, Vocab.continue, "Settings", Vocab.shutdown]
  SYMBOLS = ["active", "writing", "settings", "screen off"]
  def create_command_window
    # Create Button Manager - Pass (Total Options, Cursor Filename)
    @manager = KButtons::Manager.new(OPTIONS.size, CURSOR_FILE)
    # Set the Buttons' Direction - Pass = :horizontal or :vertical
    @manager.direction = :horizontal
    # Set the Offsets - Pass (X, Y)
    @manager.set_offsets(0, 4)
    # Set the Coordinates - Pass (X, Y)
    @manager.set_xy(80, 260)
    # Draw Name and Picture
    # - Pass (Name's Height, Font Size, Names Array, Symbols Array)
    @manager.draw_text_picture(26, 24, OPTIONS, SYMBOLS)
    # Define List of States
    # - [Booleans like true or false, Add, As, Many, As, Necessary]
    @manager.enabled = [true, @continue_enabled, true, true]
    # Set the Initial Position of the Cursor - Usually Number 0
    @manager.index = (@continue_enabled and @index == 0)? 1 : @index
  end

  def dispose_command_window
    @manager.dispose
  end

Of course, there are other details to keep in mind, but it is better to take a look at the full scripts to learn how to properly use them.

Screenshot

[Image: kbuttonsmanagerxp01.jpg]


Terms & Conditions

Free for use in non commercial games. Grinning
Contact me if you are going commercial. Winking
Mention my nickname in your game credits. Two Thumbs Up!
"For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ," 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Maranatha!

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My Original Stories (available in English and Spanish)

List of Compiled Binary Executables I have published...
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Give me a free copy of your completed game if you include at least 3 of my scripts! Laughing + Tongue sticking out

Just some scripts I've already published on the board...
KyoGemBoost XP VX & ACE, RandomEnkounters XP, KSkillShop XP, Kolloseum States XP, KEvents XP, KScenario XP & Gosu, KyoPrizeShop XP Mangostan, Kuests XP, KyoDiscounts XP VX, ACE & MV, KChest XP VX & ACE 2016, KTelePort XP, KSkillMax XP & VX & ACE, Gem Roulette XP VX & VX Ace, KRespawnPoint XP, VX & VX Ace, GiveAway XP VX & ACE, Klearance XP VX & ACE, KUnits XP VX, ACE & Gosu 2017, KLevel XP, KRumors XP & ACE, KMonsterPals XP VX & ACE, KStatsRefill XP VX & ACE, KLotto XP VX & ACE, KItemDesc XP & VX, KPocket XP & VX
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VX or VX ACE? Thinking
Why not both of them? Happy with a sweat

As you might have noticed already, my dear fellow forumers, I have updated this thread and its demos over and over again for a very important reason. I have included new demos for XP, VX and VX ACE! Grinning

Here is the proof!

[Image: kbuttonsmanagerace.jpg]
"For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ," 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Maranatha!

The Internet might be either your friend or enemy. It just depends on whether or not she has a bad hair day.

[Image: SP1-Scripter.png]
[Image: SP1-Writer.png]
[Image: SP1-Poet.png]
[Image: SP1-PixelArtist.png]
[Image: SP1-Reporter.png]

My Original Stories (available in English and Spanish)

List of Compiled Binary Executables I have published...
HiddenChest & Roole

Give me a free copy of your completed game if you include at least 3 of my scripts! Laughing + Tongue sticking out

Just some scripts I've already published on the board...
KyoGemBoost XP VX & ACE, RandomEnkounters XP, KSkillShop XP, Kolloseum States XP, KEvents XP, KScenario XP & Gosu, KyoPrizeShop XP Mangostan, Kuests XP, KyoDiscounts XP VX, ACE & MV, KChest XP VX & ACE 2016, KTelePort XP, KSkillMax XP & VX & ACE, Gem Roulette XP VX & VX Ace, KRespawnPoint XP, VX & VX Ace, GiveAway XP VX & ACE, Klearance XP VX & ACE, KUnits XP VX, ACE & Gosu 2017, KLevel XP, KRumors XP & ACE, KMonsterPals XP VX & ACE, KStatsRefill XP VX & ACE, KLotto XP VX & ACE, KItemDesc XP & VX, KPocket XP & VX
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Black Friday's Bug Fixes

Well, I gotta admit Happy with a sweat that I had to correct the vertical scroll feature of my scripts because they were scrolling horizontally until last night. Laughing

I had also made other small changes to the code, but they are not visible at all.

OK, I really hope that you will find them useful for making interesting menus. Grinning
"For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ," 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Maranatha!

The Internet might be either your friend or enemy. It just depends on whether or not she has a bad hair day.

[Image: SP1-Scripter.png]
[Image: SP1-Writer.png]
[Image: SP1-Poet.png]
[Image: SP1-PixelArtist.png]
[Image: SP1-Reporter.png]

My Original Stories (available in English and Spanish)

List of Compiled Binary Executables I have published...
HiddenChest & Roole

Give me a free copy of your completed game if you include at least 3 of my scripts! Laughing + Tongue sticking out

Just some scripts I've already published on the board...
KyoGemBoost XP VX & ACE, RandomEnkounters XP, KSkillShop XP, Kolloseum States XP, KEvents XP, KScenario XP & Gosu, KyoPrizeShop XP Mangostan, Kuests XP, KyoDiscounts XP VX, ACE & MV, KChest XP VX & ACE 2016, KTelePort XP, KSkillMax XP & VX & ACE, Gem Roulette XP VX & VX Ace, KRespawnPoint XP, VX & VX Ace, GiveAway XP VX & ACE, Klearance XP VX & ACE, KUnits XP VX, ACE & Gosu 2017, KLevel XP, KRumors XP & ACE, KMonsterPals XP VX & ACE, KStatsRefill XP VX & ACE, KLotto XP VX & ACE, KItemDesc XP & VX, KPocket XP & VX
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