Greetings RPG Makers!
I’m pleased to present the Day-Night Cycle plugin by McKathlin, for RPG Maker MZ! This plugin allows you to easily add a day/night cycle to your game.
The following features are included:
- Have time change based on the number of steps the player takes.
- Lighting (screen tint) changes based off the time of day, in any map that uses the “outside” lighting. This is excellent for the overworld or any other maps where you can explore the great outdoors!
- Lighting (screen tint) presets can be set for each map. Lighting presets include options such as “outside”, “bright”, “dark”, and “fire”. You can even add your own custom lighting presets!
Download Day-Night Cycle Plugin MZ
How to Install
- Download the file, and unzip it.
- Make sure the unzipped file is named McKathlin_DayNight.js and is saved as a .js file.
- Open the file folder of your project. Place the file in your project’s “js” folder, within the “plugins” folder.
- Open your project in RPG Maker MZ, then go to the Tools menu and select Plugin Manager. Use the Plugin Manager to add and activate the plugin.
- I recommend you place this plugin toward the bottom of your plugin list, so it has high priority.
During the day, the lighting is the default with no tint.
As time passes, day turns to dusk. The tint is reddish like a sunset. For time to progress the <DayNight: step> tag needs to be included on the map’s properties notetag. This is usually used on the overworld map.
Adventure too long and it turns to night in the outside lighting preset. Remember to use the <DayNight: step> tag in the map’s properties notetag.
Fire lighting preset is good for places that use fire for lighting.
An example of how to use the <lighting: fire> map property notetag. Other presets such as outside, dark, and sepia follow a similar syntax.
Gold lighting preset. Could be useful for a treasure room!
Green lighting preset. The zombies love it!
Blue lighting preset. Tint is blue!
Dark preset is good for spooky caves. This differs from night in that there is less blue.
Sepia preset brings back memories. Great for dreams and flashbacks.
Gray lighting preset. Excellent for doggos!
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