Comments for Stencyl 2.0 Tutorial 1: Basics

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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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