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DLC for Mac Purchased via Steam

Discussion in 'MV Support' started by SkylineCitizen, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Hi everyone, I'm extremely new to RPGMaker MV (as in, just got it last night-new). I really want to use some dlc content for my game, but I can't make it actually show up in the program. For content generator I found the faces folders and moved images to them, but when I actually try the program nothing shows up. I am using a mac and got MV on steam, but when I try searching C:\Users\CPUName\Documents\Games\ or [plain]C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RPG Maker MV\dlc nothing is there. I've done mods for Sims games in the past so I don't know if I need to create new folders somewhere or something, very confused.
     
  2. These are Windows directories, not Mac.

    You'll find the dlc folder for RPG Maker MV here on macOS:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/RPG Maker MV/dlc

    If you want an easy way to get to this folder without doing search, click on the Finder icon (blue face on the far left of the dock) then on the toolbar at the top click on Go -> Go to Folder... and paste that path into the "Go to the folder:" text box there and click Go.

    An easy keyboard shortcut to open the Go to Folder... option is Command-Shift-G (⌘⇧G) in Finder, use this if you can't see the Go option in the toolbar after clicking the blue Finder icon in the dock.
     
  3. #3 SkylineCitizen, Sep 6, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017
    HOLY SHIT THANK YOU. Checking now if it works!

    EDIT: Okay so more in the neighborhood of where I need to be but still not sure where to put things specifically for it to show up. So far haven't found the right folders but I get the sense I'm close. Mind giving me a little more direction please?
     
  4. Ah sorry, don't quite understand what exactly you wanted to do.

    Do you want to add "DLC content" for an RPG Maker MV game project that you are creating with RPG Maker MV?

    Or do you want to add additional resources into the RPG Maker MV creation-program similar to how the official Steam DLCs add resources?


    For the first option, you'll need a Plugin and a web-server and other complicated things. It's not a simple "throw content into a folder", that folder needs to be hosted, your game needs to check that host, it needs to download, verify, etc. That's why a complicated Plugin is usually required.


    For the second option, you generally don't want to add resources to the DLC folder, that's intended for the Steam official content that is shared between projects. What you want to do is go into the data folder for your project (where you have saved your work-in-progress game) and look for the audio/img folders; in here is where you put your additional resources. Look at the formats and see how the images are laid-out and the files are named; you need to match this convention for the additional resources to appear in the RPG Maker MV program when you are making your game.
     
  5. It's okay, I appreciate the advice a ton seriously! Apologies that I'm a bit inept with this, very very new like I said. One sec I'll see if I can clarify.

    Basically, I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate things like this and this into my game. Right now I'm looking mainly at character generator items and mainly at things that people have put on this site for people to use free, but I might want to look into additional enemies, scenery stuff, etc. at some point.

    When I downloaded the content, it showed up in a folder with image previews of pieces labeled with Acc and so on which makes me think there's some kind of description in the file name for where it would go and how it would work in the game, but not sure. I picked up there are a ton of folders around and all named differently of course and I looked at what content was in various folders to see if I should try and put the images in with similar objects but didn't get results there. XD If this involves plugins I'd be willing to try and learn a bit, I just have no experience with that haha. Like I said, my experience going in with game mods is starting from sims where basically you need a document I think that opens the game up for dlc and then you just need to drag things into one specific folder. My sense is this is more complicated, which is a-okay, I just don't know where to start. I'm basically like a dumb baby on this right now.
     
  6. #6 Xilefian, Sep 8, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
    These content types that you linked are for the character generator program, which go in the RPG Maker MV\Generator folder in Windows to add these custom pieces into the character generator program.

    Unfortunately, on macOS it's more difficult to get to this folder as it is inside the app package of RPG Maker MV itself.

    You need to go to this location like before:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/RPG Maker MV

    Then right-click (or hold ctrl and click) on the RPG Maker MV app, it has the icon of the castle with the red roof. Click on "Show Package Contents" and that will take you into the contents of RPG Maker MV.

    From here, open the folders:
    Contents/MacOS/Generator

    That's where you'd put the pieces for the character generator files.

    You should be able to recognise the Face/SV/TV/TVD/Variation folders and figure out where the files you downloaded go.

    Once you've done this, open up RPG Maker MV and go to Tools -> Character Generator to start using these pieces.

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    For adding resources into your specific game (no character generator used) you need to make a game project and save that somewhere; then open up that project's Folder on your disk.

    You'll see these folders:
    img/ is for image graphics
    audio/ is for sounds and music
    fonts/ is for text graphics
    js/ is for code scripts

    You will likely be focusing on the img folder at first (for custom graphics), so open that up and have an explore. The folders in here is where you'd put your custom images like Tilesets or Title screen backgrounds.

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    For future reference; none of this is DLC. The term "DLC" is reserved for official downloadable content, not content you downloaded anywhere from the internet. Everything you find on this website is not "DLC" as it is by fans in the community, rather than the RPG Maker MV publishers.

    There is official RPG Maker MV DLC available for purchase in Steam that costs money to buy, that DLC should actually automatically configure itself and won't require navigating folders (if this isn't the case, then jeez that's pretty stupid...).
     
  7. OMG I LOVE YOU DUDE GOT IT! Seriously, just totally solved this thank you so much.

    For the record, in case anyone else swings by this thread and has trouble, there was one last hitch I ran into and had to address to make things work right: if any files are labeled the same way and you get a "do you want to rename/replace/keep both" message, keeping both will not let you use the content. You need to look at how the existing accessories are numbered and basically edit and add the next number up so it stands alone, and make sure all the file numbers for that object match. So if one thing is an icon and the other is an accessory and you've adjusted one to be the ninth object in that group, you need to make sure the other is also number nine for example. Also just to say explicitly icons and accessories do not go to the same place, gotta make sure all the formats match.
     

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