Comments for Stencyl Tutorial 2: Attributes, Etc.

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jersmall

Jul. 20, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) thx start screen however doesn't work on death or start?

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

I don't understand your question. Can you rephrase it?

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RakshithaP

Jul. 2, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) how to download them really they rae good i dont have net in home so need to download and watch in home.. thanq.. really awesome..

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Developer response from Abigayl

Unfortunately, there is no way to download them. I think there are ways to have a cached copy of the page for offline purposes, but I do not know how off the top of my head.

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Umm . . . maybe its just my version but when i press attributes and type speed then choose number and press ok, it just showing up as this http://prntscr.com/znz11

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yes... what's the problem? That's a getter (you can drag it in to use it wherever you need a number). If you want to set it, change to the setters option.

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Varionso

Dec. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) These are actually quite informative. I've dabbled in quite a few game developing utilities (i.e. game maker, Unity, etc.), and found this...along with your tutorials, the easiest to grasp. Later on down the road, I'm hoping it'll lead to bigger and better ventures. All this thanks to you. :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm glad it helped you to get your start :). Best of luck to you!

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wefatandfat

Dec. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) how do u upload a game'

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Developer response from Abigayl

You first publish it to flash. Then, go to the site that you want to upload it, and find the upload area, and import the file there. (On Kongregate, there is a link at the bottom of the page for developers/uploading a game.)

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fawful8899

Dec. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) quite good

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks

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Toope00

Nov. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I can't find the drawing thing, somebody please help me.

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Developer response from Abigayl

You have to Click "Add Event", then go into "Basics" to find it. See the "Extra Information" section in the news posts. :)

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workforgames

Oct. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) this is great i think im getting a hang of it all =)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Good :). I'm happy it helped

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sthreet300

Oct. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) after adding speed and adding how it is set my ship willnot move with arrow keys... ...acts like speed is 0... ...and gets really laggy...

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Developer response from Abigayl

I would have to see your code to know what happened.

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LordPie99

Sep. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) OH nevermind, should look around before asking :p

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad you found it ;). Yeah, it's in a different place than the rest :P.

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LordPie99

Sep. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) how do you choose the shift key in "if Shift is down" bar. it only lets me choose up,down,left,right,enter and action1 and action2?

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juillardl

Aug. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) How old are you? If I may ask.

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Developer response from Abigayl

23. Why?

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xandramas

Aug. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Nevermind, figured it out. My game screen was smaller than 440. 340 made it fit

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad you figured it out :). Default is 384 for height (although I personally thing the 3:2 ration looks a lot better).

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xandramas

Aug. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) any idea why it wont show my score on my screen?

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wizard10254

Aug. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) wow, i haven't even played the game yet and i already want to rate it 5/5... the comments box is amazing, the developer has replied to all the questions/queries i find that amazing so before i even play i'm rating it 5! Determined developers are very rare now days keep it up!!! :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks, I do my best. It takes manually going through my games/tutorials. I really wish there was a way to get PM'd whenever someone made a comment... would make my life so much easier (especially since I have 19 programs... soon to be even more).

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pansysk75

Aug. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I saw the comment boxheadwinner made but where are those coordinates that I'm supposed to change?

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Developer response from Abigayl

When you made the game, you decided the size of screen to make it. If you have forgotten, check either the dashboard (older versions of Stencyl) or the Settings button near the top to check the size. Then, use those numbers.

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pansysk75

Aug. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hi and thanks about the tutorial.I've got an issue that you can't see the score and the highscore.Can someone help me?

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Developer response from Abigayl

When you upload the game to Kongregate, if you want to see the leaderboard, be sure to check "display in leaderboards" option and give it a name.

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zharek

Jul. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) First off, to Areibman: I noticed the same difference in my Stencil, but as I downloaded mine yesterday i think this might be an update where they have tried to simplify the program a little and also have renamed some buttons. Rest assured that I have completed both tutorial 1 and 2 without problems, so the program works and the tutorial is still valid, you just have to figure out some of the new names for things. For Abigayl: I tried to make it so that my character died when leaving the screen, resulting in the same "Fade-out-reset-fade-out"process. This I did by giving him a trait that killed him when leaving the screen, and one that made the game fade when he died. However - this only works when he leaves the top of the screen, all other edges simply makes him disappear without coming back. Any tips? In advance, thanks for taking the time to help out with a problem that must seem ridiculously simply to you.

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Developer response from Abigayl

That's a common question, one that is answered in this tutorial set, part 5, and to a degree, set 2, part 2 (that one only covers the bottom, but you can adjust to to be in all directions). The basic idea is to check in "always" to see "if [x of self] < 0 OR [x of self - width of self] > [screen width] OR [y of self] < 0 OR [y of self - height of self] > [screen height]" (then do your coding, either killing self or pushing self back on to the screen). To make it work, in "when created" set self "make self always active" to make it still take in coding when beyond the screen. Hope that helps. :)

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areibman

Jul. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you so much for your tutorials, Abigayl. The first one I completed was through the Stencyl site. The second one I attempted was your first basic tut through this site. Here's my problem, my stencyl program looks different than yours. First off I have a "dashboard" rather than a "game center." I realize this is may just be a label, but under your game center you have a "Game Setting" menu that I can't seem to find. Because of these differences (and maybe a few others) I am having trouble with the last couple of steps of your basic tutorial. I'm hoping you have some suggestions for me...maybe you know how to reconfigure the dashboard or where to find the game setting menu?? Again, I love your tutorials and I hope to be able to complete the others soon.

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Developer response from Abigayl

The settings are now a button at the top of the screen. In there you can find all of the extras that used to be in the "Game Center" or "Dashboard". I try to keep notes on these up-to-date, but Stencyl is constantly updating the versions (not that that's a bad thing... just makes my life harder :P).

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del8332437_2612

Jul. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) could you please explain to me or do a tutorial about saves and loading because i just dont get it and i am not sure where to be looking on the internet so i thought i would ask you

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Developer response from Abigayl

I do go over it in this tutorial, but in short, saving places the information from the game attributes (purple) into the temporary internet files in the player's computer, and then loading searches those temporary files to retrieve the information to set each of the game attributes to the saved values... does that make a little more sense?

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Directorx5397

Jun. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I have the dumbest question ever: What is the difference between setters and getters? Sorry, I'm new to this thing.

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Developer response from Abigayl

A setter will store the information in the attribute, and a getter uses that information from the attribute. For example, if you "set X to 10", you are telling the computer that when it sees the "X" to think of "10" instead, so when you "get X", the computer spits out "10" instead. Does that make more sense?

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korkoran7

Jun. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome tutorial by the way! I don't know if I will get much into this, but it is fun nonetheless! And these new programs for programming make it much easier :D

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks, and agreed, it does make the learning easier :)

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korkoran7

Jun. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) If you have a problem with not seeing your score you probably have to change the x and y coordinates. That's what I had to do. I just messed around with the coords for about 1 minute to find what worked for me. It may depend on the "scene properties" and the width and height you entered?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep, the coordinates in the upper left are (0,0) and the bottom right is (width, height), so if you are trying to put an actor in the corner, you will need to adjust accordingly. To get the precise corner, regardless of size, in the scene palette, you can find a code that gets the scene height/width.

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Sanfdz

Jun. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) weird, my player moves to the right without me pressing any key and the score7highscore doesnt show up

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Developer response from Abigayl

Could you send me a screenshot of your code or upload it to forge to let me see it?

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deBug121

Jun. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks for that, my game's fine now.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad to help :)

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MichaelL214

May. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The Toutorial is hard how do u skip it

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Developer response from Abigayl

Care to explain what was hard about it via PM?

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deBug121

May. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) My Hero doesn't die when it touches the enemies. Here's the coding: http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/breakawall/stencylcode.png

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Developer response from Abigayl

Switch the group for colliding shape to actor 2 instead of actor 1 and it should work :)

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Freeza1

May. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) also i did everything the same but my enemies just build up and my game gets really laggy

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Developer response from Abigayl

It would help if I could see the game itself. Did you remember to tell the enemies to kill themselves when off screen? If not, that could be the issue.

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Peragon

May. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) :( When I open up Actor Behaviors, I do not get the categories, like you do... Any help? Anyone?

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Developer response from Abigayl

You don't need categories. Just ignore that part. This was made with Stencyl 1.1, which is very rarely used now (although the concepts are the same). I do have the start to the 2.0 tutorial set done, which you can find here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Abigayl/stencyl-2-0-tutorial-1-basics

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xman123321

May. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what tool would you use for online multiplayer, plz help

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you are going for online multiplayer, Stencyl is not really the tool to use. You'll want to get familiar with using AS3 coding and likely have to get the Adobe official programming program (forget the name of it offhand). Online multiplayer game creation is ONLY recommended for advanced programmers (it's beyond my skill level).

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neponoN

May. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Can you make a tutorial for multiplayer stencyls?

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you are looking for true multiplayer games, Stencyl is likely not the tool for you. It is designed for simpler games, and online multilplayer is much more complex. If you just mean local multiplayer, the basic idea is to split up the WASD controls to be one player and arrows to be the other (like Fire Boy & Ice Girl games).

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Abigayl

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you everyone! This tutorial has officially become my first "legendary" upload to Kongregate :D

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zephidel

Apr. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hi! I just want to ask a question. When submitting statistics to kongregate, are their values different for every user or are they shared?

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Developer response from Abigayl

The scores are individual for each user but go into the same shared leaderboards... I'm not exactly sure what your question is.

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Lordwh

Apr. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) For some reason when I run it it dosent accept the line of code: actor.setVelocity(0, 0); Any help?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Without seeing the code itself, I cannot say what is going on.

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dreeseaw

Apr. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Why is my score not going up mid-game? and then my highscore is 0?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Did you make sure to use a "do every" loop instead of "do after"? Also, are you sure the behavior is attached? If you want to, upload the game to Forge and send me a PM with the name, and I'll try to see what's going on with it.

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blakopzpwn

Apr. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) when i type speed and numbers for the attributes, there isnt a number box

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Developer response from Abigayl

Screenshot? I'm not quite sure what you're asking...

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DrJon73

Apr. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Again a great tutorial, just like your first, but you told me that 8-way movement was in this tutorial, but it wasn't! I feel a little lied to...

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Developer response from Abigayl

Sorry, my bad. But it is in tutorial 3 (just double-checked and it's indeed there :P).

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toto506

Apr. 3, 2012

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qwertyuiopazs

Mar. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) My character goes through the walls and gets stuck. how do you stop this?

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Developer response from Abigayl

That's in tutorial 5... I was trying to figure out the best, simplest way to do edge detection and nothing ended up working, so I had to show my less-elegant ways of keeping the playing in-bounds.

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boxheadwinner

Mar. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Oh. I found it. Your coordinates didn't fit on my screen so I had to change them.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Aye, I use 640x480 as my default but the main default is 640 x 400 or something (forget the exact measurements)

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boxheadwinner

Mar. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I did everything but score doesn't show up... is it because I deactivated Kong?

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ManWithChicken

Mar. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) It won't let me add the "_ as text" piece into the "_+_" piece, and it says there is an error when I type "Current Score" into that box, too.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Make sure you are using the [ + ] that is for TEXT not for NUMBERS (there is a big difference)

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ManWithChicken

Mar. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Wait, no, it's in the Numbers and Text.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Ah, someone using the Stencyl 1.1 version... this tutorial originally had the comparison operators from the "Numbers & Text" palette, but so many were using a later version that I had to photoshop my guide to show the updates. Glad you found them though.

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ManWithChicken

Mar. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) With the updated StencylWorks there is no "_ < _" option. I can't do a highscore...

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Pull45

Mar. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Score codes are all activated, dying never takes effect, it just lags the game terribly, help...

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Developer response from Abigayl

I have lags in all of my games too... I am trying to avoid that this time around (almost done with my next game) by staggering the time between saving and submitting the score... I'm thinking it's the doing both at once that is causing the additional lag. The lag should only be in the end though, not throughout... still working on figuring that out.

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Pull45

Mar. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) EDIT : I got the title screen working, the score coding didn't show up.

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Pull45

Mar. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I exported the swf for this but it still brought me back to the first scene from the 1st tutorial I made. Help D=

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Dauchim

Mar. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Keep the good work btw :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad you figured out the error. Things like that will keep coming up (even I do similar mistakes sometimes), so keep a sharp lookout. ;)

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Dauchim

Mar. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Its ok I fixed it, I putted the codes in when created insted of always. :S

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Dauchim

Mar. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) When I press on the start button, it doesn't switch to the scene ''level'' can you help me?

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