Comments for Stencyl 2.0 Tutorial 1: Basics

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CandelariaH

May. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This is a wonderful tutorial! I am having one small issue, nothing happens when my actor collides with the door. I have checked and triple checked and I've done everything exactly the same as you have. And all the coding is the exact same. I'm not sure why it doesn't seem to respond, and yes, the sensor is checked as well. :/

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Maybeso83

Mar. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Excellent tutorial! When I created my scene and set it to 640x480 it set the tile grid to 20x12. I set it to 20x15 but only 12 are visible when I test my game.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Are you sure you did 640x480 and not 640x384? The 384 is the default. If that is the case, then your extra 3 tiles aren't showing since they are off screen (still there just not visible).

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Raikoh_Minamoto

Mar. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Encountered a bit of a problem: when I put in my level exit, it resets the level every half-second or so, regardless of whether I've reached the exit or not. D:

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Developer response from Abigayl

Check your coding for the level exit (and any collision codings for it). Make sure it only changes scenes when the player hits it. If you want, upload it to StencylForge (and let me know) and I'll try taking a look at it for you directly.

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Anoneemous

Mar. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Can ya help me out a bit? When I set the "Actor motion" speed (step 14), it registers to Actor instead of Self like in you guide. Is this a problem, or can it be overlooked?

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Developer response from Abigayl

You are probably using a scene event instead of an actor one. ;)

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minmi

Mar. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) My 7 yo son wants to be a game designer and has some ideas he wants to put into game form. This tute series will help me help him take his first steps. Thanks very much! My Fortran and Cobol coding skills aren't that much use in game construction. :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :). Don't count out your other programming knowledge though. Use it to understand the logic behind the blocks in Stencyl. That's what I did ;).

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benjaminhall

Feb. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) When I press left my character resets.

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you walked to the left far enough that you fell off the screen, it should reset after a bit (since you'll fall below the scene).

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benjaminhall

Feb. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I can't find collision groups

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Developer response from Abigayl

Collision Groups are in the Settings button at the top of Stencyl. You can find changes to the current Stencyl version in the "News" section... I hate how that section is now hidden :(

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cornmash25

Jan. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) thanks, it really helped

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :)

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erkki2001

Nov. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) love your tutorials,keep the good work up!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks. All of the tutorials are done now. :)

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calvindang

Nov. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Howdid I notsee this when Iwaslooking at your first series? I guess that was a while ago, though. Awesome tutorials, BTW.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks. These indeed did come later; they were doubly harder than the first set to make: 1. I had very little experience making platformers before this set (only made one small, buggy maze platformer that wasn't even released) and 2. This series uses a lot of generic programming techniques that are trickier to use (and thus explain), but once understood, help immensely in programming larger games.

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RickDarkmoor

Nov. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Another good one. I missed something though, my player keeps falling through my tile, and I'm not sure if it is the programming or the frame I'm using. Was a fun afternoon of your tutorials though.

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Developer response from Abigayl

For some reason, sometimes when people create tiles, they default to no collision. Head into your tile set and click on each tile to make sure they have a square (or similar) collision.

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HazzaTL

Oct. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I have followed this step by step in Stencyl 2.2 and when I test it and press Right the players skips back left.

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you upload your game to StencylForge and then PM me the name, I can try to look at it for you.

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ABipolarCactus

Oct. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) TIP: Whenever you add the music Abigayl, you should add a mute button for those who don't want to listen to the music are satisfied.

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Developer response from Abigayl

I will not be adding music. In fact, tutorial 5 will be the last of the series as I am in the process of leaving the internet.

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pryer89

Sep. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i cannot find my resource pack/game and the rest below that

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Developer response from Abigayl

Weird... are you saying you created a game but can't find it anymore? With 2.x, the saving is automatic, so that would be a rather unique issue. Check your games folder (Top Menu Bar -> Debug -> View Games Folder) and see if it is there.

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Player_Z

Aug. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks for the tutorial I think I'm going to try and make a game. Have you ever heard of platform racing 2?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Stencyl is generally not considered a good basis for making multiplayer games like the Platform Racing series.

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neuroticstigma

Aug. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'm sure I'm overlooking something, but I just completed the tutorial and realized I can't jump. My coding looks just like yours does on every slide. My version of Stencyl is 2.2. Did something change? Also my green tiles have a space in between every other tile when i test the game. Any advise? Great tutorial though, must of took hours to complete.

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you can upload the game to StencylForge (top menu -> Publish -> Share on StencylForge -> Make Public) and tell me the name, I can take a look at it for you. :)

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Nataclise1

Aug. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) ...Was this game made in Stencyl?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Both the game in the tutorial and the tutorial itself are made with Stencyl.

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Abigayl

Aug. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Please let me know if you ever see a bug, typo, etc. in any of my tutorials. This tutorial has been out for months and I just now learned of (and fixed) a graphical error on slide 34. Thanks.

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pansysk75

Aug. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks, your tutorial was awesome but when a fall offscreen my actor respawns 2 times. Help Please!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Could you upload a screenshot of the coding and send me a link to them (or upload your game to StencylForge and let me know the name of it).

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scnoobi

Jul. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) you should somewhere say that at tiles have the collision set to square

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Developer response from Abigayl

I will try to add that as a note. It was a change in the most recent version (before then, Stencyl assumed that it was a square collision). EDIT: added.

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xxpwnage

Jul. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I tested my game and my player just keeps falling through the tiles. How do I fix this?

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Developer response from Abigayl

When you upload the tiles, click on each tile and be sure that the collision for that tile is set to a square. It is likely set to no collision right now. EDIT: added to notes.

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lilpoison95

Jul. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) when i test my game, it only show the top part of the scene, can you tell me how to fix this?

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Developer response from Abigayl

You probably want to go into the scene palette and use the code to tell the camera to always follow the player.

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wantedluffy

Jul. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you for making these tutorials! I just discovered Stencyl and this is definitely a quick and painless way to learn the basics!

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :)

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lilpoison95

Jul. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what is the program you used to make the square tile?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Paint.NET, same as the player (there's a link for it on slide 5, hold Ctrl + click on the blue text). It's a great free tool if you use Windows. If you run a Mac, GIMP is decent too.

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Abigayl

Jun. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Just as a heads up: The scrollbar menu no longer keeps a change if the mouse leaves the focus. Hope it helps :) (learned how to do it when doing tutorial 2)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Also just updated to mention that collision groups are now in the "Settings" button in 2.2.

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Mario8877

Jun. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This has really helped me, and I can't wait to use the program now that I know what I 'm doing. :D

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad to be of help :)

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isk8bits

Jun. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'm not sure if you're looking for tips on what to include in this tutorial but I would like to see how to set up some coding to switch between multiple characters I tried using Boolean game attributes to set up the character switching but I don't think that was the right approach.

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Developer response from Abigayl

You do know about my livestream, right? (livestream.com/poweredbyflowers) It's the best way to reach me with questions. One piece of advice I can offer is to make number attributes instead of booleans unless you know for sure there's only going to be two options (i.e. a mute button). With numbers, you can let 0 be false, 1 be true, but it allows you to expand to more options if desired. For a character selection menu then, use a number game attribute, and set it based on what character the user picks. Then, in the game, create the player based on what number was picked.

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isk8bits

Jun. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) for some reason my actor likes to float 3 or 4 pixels above the tile he stands on any ideas why that would happen? and I agree with the comment I saw on one of your other tutorials you really should make a tutorial on how to rate 5/5

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Developer response from Abigayl

Check your image/collision detection. Chances are one of those will have 3 or 4 pixel lines of blank space on the bottom that Stencyl is picking up on. Thanks for the support... I'm almost tempted to make that tutorial just for fun :D

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DarkAura

Jun. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) oh wait never mind. Same problem as nhoojn lol

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Developer response from Abigayl

Aye, there's a lot of quick mistakes possible in programming. It's very similar to math in that missing one small detail can screw up all of your calculations. I'm glad you figured it out :).

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DarkAura

Jun. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Could someone help me? When I press right, he doesn't move and disappears when I press left. He does reappear when I press right. So fat, I can only make him jump/double jump :(

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Developer response from Abigayl

(BTW, if you ever run into issues again, can reach me via livestream (livestream.com/poweredbyflowers). If I am on, I'm on there. If I'm not on, there's often some other Stencyl programmer who might be able to help.)

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nhoojn

Jun. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Oh sorry. I have messed at the "set x speed" , I just put "set x". lol

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Developer response from Abigayl

Learning how to program best generally comes from making mistakes and fixing them. I know I've made tons of them myself :). Glad you fixed it :)

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nhoojn

Jun. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) How to fix this? When I hold the left or right key, he just go a bit and stop moving, when I release the key, he come back to the starting x point.

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Marceyo

Jun. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hello Abigayl o/ I need a tutorial to how make a cutscene Urgency and rapidly! Thanks.

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Developer response from Abigayl

To make a basic cutscene is making characters that do their own thing (AI). To import a cutscene... well the Stencyl forums have some help there, just search the topic to find a whole list of posts on it.

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evev3

May. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Epic tutorial *-*

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks I think ;)

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GM_Google

May. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This Is Interesting :D!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Try making a game with it then ;). BTW, interesting name yourself ;).

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Benlaccro

May. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Cool simple, un bon petit passe temps de créer des minis jeux ;) Bonne continuation, bye.

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Developer response from Abigayl

merci :)

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fran159874

May. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) this is great!!

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Developer response from Abigayl

:)

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bmxfan

May. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) just wondering, why put a tutorial on a game site?

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Developer response from Abigayl

There's an entire category on here for tutorials. In fact, what first inspired me to make them was Kongregate's own "Shootorials".

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Sreelzin

May. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'm happy to see that there is a new stencyl ^^

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Developer response from Abigayl

Aye, there are certainly some improvements :)

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Alcasea

May. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) cool 5 stars :), btw if you spam the jump button while facing the right wall, it will throw your player up and give him him a small air time :D

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks for the 5 :). Aye, you can bet I've had some fun messing around ;).

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Directorx5397

May. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This is very awesome. I just downloaded Stencyl.

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Developer response from Abigayl

I hope it helps you understand it then :)

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Barragor

Jul. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Yes, I've watched them already ^^ And I have completed 1-3 so far. I'm going to come up with a game idea first before venturing further in the world of Stencyl though. Thanks for the great tutorials =)

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm happy to help :).

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Cyndaquil

Jul. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This is a great visual combination of what the crash course and stencylpedia teach in the first few chapters. Thanks for making it and I found a 'bug' where after wall jumping the character still have velocity going up so it will stick to the ceiling until gravity stops the speed.

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :). I hope you saw the other parts too (this is just part one of 5. The links are in "Updates"). I think the ceiling bug is fixed in a later tutorial (I had to keep things simple for the first part), but I cannot remember for certain. Thanks for the heads up.

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Grrr, wrong tutorial!!! (16th comment)

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm starting to be able to count your comments myself... :P

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 15th comment). Uh, nevermind that thing, I did a bit changes, and it works without/with "Speed" now. But now when I hit an box, nothing happens.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Don't forget to attach behaviors to actors (if not doing events instead).

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wfaulk

May. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I would just like to observe that this tutorial, which is, other than the last panel, a static slideshow, consumes 90% of the CPU on my Mac. In comparison, a YouTube video consumes about 60%.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Really? That's the first I've ever heard of that issue. I am testing it myself and while the memory does seem higher than other Kongregate items, it's not by a big difference and taking 0% CPU... Can you check to make sure it wasn't something else or give me a full bug report?

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lomonx

May. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) GUYS THE GAME IS HERE JUST KEEP CLICKING THE SCREEN TILL YOU GET TO 64/64 IT IS AMAZING! 5/5

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep, every tutorial I make has a demo of the game at the end. I think it really helps for those following the tutorial to see what their game should have made (although I do have to adjust it slightly to make it work inside the tutorial). Thanks for the 5!

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1337al

Jun. 6, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

How would you move in the game demo then? BTW, you can use the menu bar at the bottom to change slides as well :)

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1337al

Jun. 4, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

Couldn't what be used to navigate?

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nikoi

May. 25, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

It's not a game. It's a tutorial, and clearly labeled as such.

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