Aye, since the new website came out it has been defaulting new registered users to female gender rather than unspecified for some reason.
You could try sending Marvel a private message with a request to change your display name as they can edit it in the forum database probably.
In regards to "decent" - unless anyone else used that word - I was referring to a main menu / options menu for your game.
To answer your question, as I already did so in my previous post. Yes, you can make a retro pixel game like Monkey Island 1, 2 or even Maniac Mansion with the premade actions & query actions without having to resort to Lua
script. Actually I believe there are even some Maniac Mansion & Monkey Island style templates floating around the forum somewhere - they used to be in the template section...
Ahh seems to be a Maniac Mansion template here: http://www.maniac-mansion-mania.com/index.php/de/ressourcen/...
- I think the text & graphics might be in German only though & it's at least 4+ years old, so no idea if it will even work on VS 4.2.5. As for Monkey Island template, I'm pretty sure Nige updated them recently, but not seeing a thread for them - sorry.