Animated Custom Menu System
Date: March 12th, 2012
<Version 2.00> 2012.03.12 - Original release to HBGames.org (see the download link for information regarding earlier versions)
You know custom menu systems are not always easy to customize. Or they aren't really visually appealing. Or they can't include new custom menus you need for your project.
Your ideal CMS would feature all that at the same time. And, to your greatest fortune, it's right here.
Features & Screenshots
- Compose your own background with any number of layers, each of which can exhibit one or several special effects
- Show Animations (as defined in the project's database) upons various events (selecting item, making decision, cancelling...)
- Windows and buttons are moved in/out when switching scenes, and scenes overlap (elements from the next scene are brought in while elements from the previous scene are being swept away)
- Special menus
Party selection menu
Modified load/save menu
- Several themes to choose from as starters
Summer Breeze theme
Data Vortex theme
Moon Pearl theme
- Highly & easily customizable
- Change pictures at will
- Each window type can have its own particular windowskin
- Customize party max size, main menu options, transition speed between scenes, and much more
- Minimal to no script edits required - only adjust a few constants, everything else is managed automatically
- Easily expandable
- ACMS only features code that modifies scenes' appearance, they still work using the base code
- Thus, external custom scenes should be fairly compatible with ACMS - if you're in luck, they'll fit perfectly as is, if not, just minimal tweaking should do the trick
- Scripters will find ACMS's architecture extremely powerful and reliable to write their own scenes
Known Compatibility Issues
- May clash with scripts which deal with menu scenes, even though every metaprogramming skills I possess were gathered in order to avoid such a dramatic event
I put a great deal of effort into this project. Please provide feedback if you like what you see!
Also, I'm interested into seeing ACMS at work in your own project. With your permission, I might want to display screenshots of it on my blog as an illustration of how extensively it can be customized. Also, if you wish to share your own theme for ACMS, I'd be more than happy to provide a link to it in my gallery.