Comments for Stencyl 2.0 Tutorial 1: Basics

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kvachu

Mar. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) This is uber cool Abi, I rated it 5 and faved it. Keep up the good work!

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

Thanks. Don't forget parts 2-5 (links in the "updates" tab on the right) and my "Demo-" games you can find in the StencylForge. :)

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TurkeyPie

Mar. 22, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) You know what would be a total mindfuck? A tutorial about how to make a stencyl tutorial.

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

While it's not a tutorial on it, in my dev diary for the 3.0 tutorial (yes, there is a 3.0 in the works), I posted the majority of the code for what I was doing for this round, so you can actually get a good idea as to how I make them: http://community.stencyl.com/index.php/topic,29931.0.html

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zxcooden

Mar. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) thnx it really helped me

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome (and welcome to the livestream ;) ).

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zxcooden

Mar. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i made in the computer paint a box "32x32" but in the stencyl tilesets it is not the same size plz answer

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Developer response from Abigayl

When making a tileset, you can set the size (also when making a scene), so make sure those are 32x32. If you want, you can always visit my livestream for faster help (livestream.com/stencyl).

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zxcooden

Mar. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) in "when created" in y i didnt know what number to write i wrote like u plz say to me how to know his (scence height-tile actor height)

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you want to, another way of doing it is to keep moving to slide 32. That one is about the scene creation tool; in the upper-left, you can switch to actors and manually place the player on the screen that way. It can be simpler than doing it via math and code.

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TannerD2

Feb. 24, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Have you done any tutorials for 3.0

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Developer response from Abigayl

No actual tutorials (2.0 and 3.0 are almost identical on the user's side). I do have many, many "Demo-" games in the StencylForge that are fully commented if you want to see some other concepts (it's much faster to do those than to do a tutorial series).

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EvilDoc

Feb. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Hi Abigayl, you guided me here from 1.x tutorial. Just wanted to take the time to say thanks so much for taking the time to do this! Great work.

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :).

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The_Outcasters

Feb. 3, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i followed all of this but when i tested it every time i let go of left/right i return to place of origin

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you upload your game to the StencylForge, make it public, and tell me the name of it, I'll take a look at it for you. From what you wrote, my best guess is that you used a "set x to" instead of "set x-speed to" or something similar.

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Dataslayer

Oct. 31, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This is really great. I like how much it simplifies the coding process although I don't plan on making any games, I just did this for a fun little challenge. One problem: for some reason when I open my game, I can't see the whole screen (I see the head of my stickman and everything else works fine). :(

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm glad you like it. I don't really understand the error though. If you want to, upload the game to StencylForge, make it public, and let me know the name of it, and I'll take a look at it for you.

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Zazanxors

Sep. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Would just like to say I'm impressed by the fact that, even now, over a year after you published this that you are still replying to comments. Kudos to you, and thank you for all the awesome tutorials you've published - they really help.

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :). I'm happy to help.

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Curtis542

Aug. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I fixed my door!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Nice :).

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Curtis542

Aug. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) For some reason my door won't end the level. Help?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Are the actors colliding? Check the collision groups and make sure the button is green for them. Also, if you did the coding as a behavior, be sure to attach it to the actor.

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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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Barragor

Jul. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome! I did it and it worked =DDD I had one problem with the door thing, because I had a tile with no collision in the same grid slot, but I figured it out =)

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Developer response from Abigayl

:). Don't forget that there's parts 2-5 too (in the "Updates" tab you can find the link). I'm glad it helped!

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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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NekoGirl29

May. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Do you plan to make any other Stencyl Tutorials in the future? because I have some suggestions: 1. Role Play Game Tutorials 2. Free-Running Game Tutorial (like Canabalt or Bit Trip Runner) 3. Top Down Game Tutorials (Of any kind, really) These are games I want to make, but i don't know how. Any ideas?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Did I just reply to you on the Stencyl forums too? Anyways, I have made a lot more things like tutorials... only now they are "Demo-"s in the StencylForge (search for "Demo-" in the games area of the forge). I've done one part of an RPG tutorial there (didn't seem to be a ton of interest for further ones). I have several free-running games, some scrolling vertically, some horizontally, and a few infinite in all directions. As for the top-down, that sounds a lot like my first tutorial series (check out the "Updates" section or my page for links to all of my real tutorials).

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CandelariaH

May. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Hmm, never mind. It seems to work once I closed the game and reopened it. Odd.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Sometimes Stencyl is like that. It's rather weird. I recently had a game lag really bad during testing; closed and re-opened Stencyl, and it was working normally again. I'm glad you got it working :).

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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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Onzotturiakkoto

Jan. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Developer Response from Abigayl Developer Response i wanna the neighbours time methods thanks i want to play stencyl tutorial

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Developer response from Abigayl

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LiuKangfatality

Dec. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Recently, I Was A Stencyl User, But I Quit. About 6 Moths Later I Was Back In The Makings. But I Wondered "What On Gods Creation Should I Make?" Then It Hit Me! A Platformer! I Tried Using The Logic In Your Avoider Tut (It Was Really Useful) But It Made My Character Fly... So I Looked Up Your Platformer Tuts And, Well, Here I Am.

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm glad the tutorials are still helping you :).

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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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Xenmai

Oct. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hahaha this is awesome! Finally finished my game and, after saving it 5 times or so, i hasn't been saved! hahahaha Let's make a better ooone!

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Developer response from Abigayl

That's weird... 2.0 saves things automatically, so that shouldn't be happening. Be sure that the installation was correct and what folder you are saving to.

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doodle_man

Sep. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) How do I make my player die and reload when he falls off the map?? I did it the way you did it Abigayl but it does nothing.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Check your code again, or perhaps screenshot/forge it, and let me see it.

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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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francisco9622

Jul. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thaaaankuuuu for your tutorials they are fantastic and Very helpfull:)

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :)

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bobby_6478

Jul. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) And to add on to my earlier post, I jump tremendously when when wall jumping, but horribly when jumping from the ground,

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Developer response from Abigayl

Check to make sure that you have the force as "sharply" not "gently". With this post especially, it sounds like wall jumping is set to "sharply" and the ground is done "gently". With a gentle force, you need the amount to be a lot higher to get the same effect. EDIT: You might also want to take a look at Tutorial 2 since I basically throw out this jumping system for a better one.

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bobby_6478

Jul. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I have a problem. When I jump in my game, my character doesn't go up very far, it goes fast with 30, however it fails to rise above 2mm, so my character cannot clear obstacles. Please help me

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Developer response from Abigayl

Check to make sure that you have the force as "sharply" not "gently". What do you mean by going fast with 30?

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