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I'm creating a bunch of games similar in style to RPG Maker XP -- 2D, top-down style adventure/action/RPG. I used RPG Maker XP in the past, and their sprites are great. Their content is packaged into something called an "RTP", which is a collection of sprites, tilesets, etc. which is available for exclusive for use with their tool.

Is there an alternative, free RTP I can use out there? Or, is there a large collection of freely-available material I can use? The standard RTP comes with most common tilesets (forest, grassland, desert, snow, 100 types of people, etc.) so I need something similarly comprehensive.

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(To summarize, my question is: is there an existing, free to use collection of RPG Maker XP style assets I can use somewhere out on the web?)

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@Tetrad these are not related to the style that I'm looking for in particular. I need a specific format and style. –  ashes999 Jun 1 '11 at 15:42
Whatever you find, be sure to read the legalese carefully, there exist extremely convoluted definitions of free. –  eBusiness Jun 1 '11 at 19:37
Someone rejected my edit. I don't think a lot of people know what RTP files are, and while a lot of people will have heard of RPG Maker they won't necessarily know what art style that makes. This question needs a better title, so someone, please write something fitting. –  eBusiness Jun 2 '11 at 10:41
@eBusiness done. I've also added a sample; although I believe my description of RTP explained it. –  ashes999 Jun 2 '11 at 11:13

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If you can muster to pay 9$, there is a bulk of 1000+ legal sprites here you can use : RPG Sprite Set

(Not made by me tho, but i have bought a copy myself and they look fair enough.)

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+1 Brilliant! I believe I will buy it. Cheers. But, I'm looking for something more general and wide-spread too. –  ashes999 Jun 1 '11 at 15:44
Well, i know how it sounds, but unless there is something within easy reach, the best thing is actually to buckle up, find a good pixel app, and start drawing. Yes, its a drag, but its the only way you can get 100% what you want. But first, it pays to search sites like these. Once you paid the fee, your free to use the sprites in your game. –  Nils Munch Jun 1 '11 at 16:51
You need the $135 license if you want to sell the game. –  eBusiness Jun 1 '11 at 19:30
yes, once your set and have the game ready you'll need the full license. But its still not much compared to what you could easily make with a decent game, even if you sell it at 1$ a copy. Terrarium and MineCraft has shown that a game can triumph on good concept alone :] –  Nils Munch Jun 1 '11 at 21:07
Yep, but you just can't sell those reproductions, at least that is clear in the dummy edition graphicriver.net/wiki/buying/howto-buying/licensing –  eBusiness Jun 2 '11 at 10:30

You might try your luck on opengameart
They also have an IRC channel on freenode (#opengameart), you might ask there if someone is interested in making tiles for you.

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