RPG Maker is a program that allows users to create their own role-playing video games.
Most versions include a tile set based map editor (tilesets are called chipsets in pre-XP versions), a simple scripting language for scripting events, and a battle editor.
While it is possible to do more with RM2k, it uses lower resolution sprites and tiles than RPG Maker 95.
However, it does not have a noticeable limit of 'sprites'.
Despite being an early version, RPG Maker 95 has both a higher screen resolution, and higher sprite and tile resolution than the several following versions.
RPG Maker 2000, also referred to as RM2k, was the second release of RPG Maker for Microsoft Windows and is the most popular and used RPG Maker so far.
Additionally, it allows greater user control over sprite size (there is no specific image size regulation for sprite sheets) and other aspects of game design.
This more open-ended arrangement, coupled with the inclusion of the Ruby Game Scripting System (RGSS), makes RPG Maker XP more versatile than older versions in the series, at the cost of a steeper learning curve.
In this new maker, the interface is more user-friendly, allowing new users to create games with ease.Unlike RM95, which can only use one 'set', RM2k can use an unlimited number of sprite sheets with specific sizes for each type. However, because tiles must be entered into a database, there is a limit on tiles.This limit however is rarely a problem (normally 5000), and even when it is, an unofficial patch exists which can bump most limits much higher at the risk of potential game corruption.All versions include initial premade tilesets, characters, and events which can be used in creating new games.One feature of the PC Versions of RPG Maker programs is that a user can create new tilesets and characters, and add any new graphics the user wants.