Comments for Stencyl Tutorial: First Game

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deltian

Dec. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Well ABIGAYL The Movement part kinda confused me. Being totally new to flash, the functions seem so foreign. Mainly, I used the = thing.instead of the is down. Im not sure how to relay my message but it would be awesome if you could make an updated version as i am interested in flash games. I am at a complete loss and you must forgive my negligence. I seek your kind understanding.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Deltian, the coding for each arrow being down is still naturally in the coding in the updated version. I think at this point it might be easier to directly show you how to do the coding. Feel free to stop by stream (livestream.com/poweredbyflowers), and if I am on, I can walk you through the tutorial myself.

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luqui01

Dec. 15, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Can you make a tutorial where it shows how to add aiming at the game? (You click and the character shoots at the mouse)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Just wait two days and it should be up :P. That is what tutorial 4 is about.

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Listerine

Dec. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I think it'd help navigation if you were to put A/D or Left Arrow/Right Arrow as controls as well, A/Left to go back and D/Right to go fowards. Perhaps W/S and Up Arrow/Down Arrow as well, W/Up back and Down/S fowards.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Listerine, have you looked at tutorial 3? ;) This is a basic game. I kept it as simple as possible. Later on (in #3) I show how to include WASD keys AND how to avoid the ctrl+key issue that crops up with using them ;)

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GeniusSpark

Dec. 3, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Are multiplayer games too complex to start off with? And if so, is it possible to make one with Stency? Because, when I cover the basics I want to make my own bird view's multiplayer game.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Stencyl is not designed for handling multiplayer games. It can do anything you would normally use AS3 to do (which is just about everything), but multiplayer games are far more complex. I personally don't see myself doing multiplayer games for probably at least year from now... one player is much simpler. Even 2-player local can be trickier (although definitely manageable).

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Hotshot2k4

Nov. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Looks like you've made it to the 'hot new games' list, congrats :D

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :)

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KIPILL12

Sep. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) im not need Stencyl im have unity3d HA IM MAKE 3d GAMES

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

Good for you :P. Troll someone who cares.

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wahid17

Mar. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) just got stencyl now i can create a game( HOLY GAWD I CANT BELIEVE IT) thats why i viewed this to help me ceate a game like a shooter+avoider

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad to help :)

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shadow999999

Mar. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what about when the actor go's off the screen...it dosen't die it disappears and the game ceeps going with no actor!

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Developer response from Abigayl

That is because the tutorial was already getting long and there was not enough room to go over this extra coding. You can skip ahead to Tutorial 5 to see how to force the player to stay in-bounds.

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del6283694

Apr. 14, 2014

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

I'm sorry that you don't understand the sheer amount of work that goes into making a video game. This is why lots of games take months, if not even years, to make. What you see here is just the surface.

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rugbypanda

Jul. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i dont get it

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Developer response from Abigayl

I don't get what you don't get...

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wikifurhelp

Jun. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hey, abi tutorial (however you want to say your name really) I was wondering, if you had the spare time, to check the link in my profile. im trying to help a wikis publicity (where wikipedia fails at what this wiki does) and I am trying to help it all the way, especially in adding new content that (looks) fanbased as last time edits, its up to you if you want to check it out but I am trying to help a wiki, would you kindly just give a peer in your free time?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Sorry, I don't support websites I don't know.

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doodle_man

Jul. 24, 2012

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Chapman2012

Jan. 7, 2012

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del6543224

Nov. 18, 2011

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Oct. 25, 2013

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Developer response from Abigayl

I don't get what you don't get...

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Cancerclaw02

Dec. 1, 2011

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n0ob_pwner

Sep. 2, 2012

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Nataclise1

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Can you update tutorial for 2.0? I'm having difficulties finding a lot of these things that you're doing.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Instead, I am doing an entire new set for 2.0 as soon as I am done with my latest game. EDIT: Just added the three major changes in the instructions heading.

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) will this code http://prntscr.com/zrwdf move enemy on left then on down?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yes it will... I now see why you picked that username too... that's a LOT of comments. Perhaps PM me your questions in the future? As for the gun, that's partially covered in tutorial 4 (just reverse it to have enemies aiming at the player).

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i meant http://prntscr.com/zrwdf

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) will this http://prntscr.com/zrxik move my enemy on left then on down?

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Ferzzola

Aug. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This.Was.Great. Thanks!

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Developer response from Abigayl

You're welcome :)

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pomchee2

Aug. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) My brother makes games using Stencyl but I could never really understand some of his stuff, this really helps explain it alot!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad to help :)

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zharek

Jul. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) As far as I can see, this AbiGayl person appears to be one of the nicest persons out there. I mean, talk about contributing to helping people out! free tutorials for the programming program (I know, I know, sounds weird) and answers everybody who has a problem in the comments! There has to be a stake here - oh wait. He has a stream. He just wants people to become his viewers for money. Oh, nevermind, all stream income goes to charity. Best internet person ever achievement unlocked, AbiGayl.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Two problems with what you said: 1. my stream is free (both to me and to viewers, I don't get any revenue from it (nor do I pay the insane amounts for my over-use of saved videos)), 2. I am a she, not a he. Besides that, you're pretty accurate, thanks :).

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RCiro

Jul. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Im trying to make something more RPG like, i managed to make the 8 direction movement, some houses with their working doors. But i cant find where or how to make some tiles impassable terrain so the player cant just walk away from the scene to never be seen again or step over these houses. Im pretty sure I can make it making every tile an actor but I dont think that should be the proper and efficient way

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Developer response from Abigayl

If I'm not mistaken, the PM cleared this up, but let me know if it's still an issue.

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Nin167

Jul. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Is there a better/other way to make characters other than Paint?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Paint.NET is not the same as normal Paint. You can also use Pencyl (it's included in Stencyl) or download Gimp.

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lol2213

Jun. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) abigayl I think I found my favourite tutorial maker in the internet.. I Have been hoping to learn to make games/coding etc. and ur tutorials are awesome for learning that stuff! :D

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Developer response from Abigayl

Glad to help :)

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Blooman14

Apr. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) does downloading stencyl give viruses?

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Developer response from Abigayl

No, not at all.

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Hco11

Apr. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) my player and enemies rotate randomly and the controls wont work right. I followed all of the steps, and it worked until i stared spawning enemies

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you want, upload it to Forge, tell me the name, and I'll take a look at it.

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patrickkie5

Apr. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I don't know what i did fault, the enemy in the begin is just driving from the screen, and you can bounce him with you other character.

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Developer response from Abigayl

If I see a screenshot of your code, might be able to help.

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kingsam4561

Apr. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) my character keeps dying when he spawns :(

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you want, take a screenshot of the behaviors and send it to me, will see if I can help.

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toto506

Apr. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Pixel Type Name Games:Tank vs. Zombi Developer response from Abigayl I hope it works for you too :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Huh?

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DioS2

Mar. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Great tut, but when i finished this tut, my "enemy" didn't 'kill' the "player". what's wrong..?

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Developer response from Abigayl

There are a couple of things to check for: 1. Did you remember to attach your behaviors to the enemies/player? 2. Is the player hitting the enemy? If they pass through each other, then in the game center, check your collision groups, in the player, and make sure the actor button is green so they will hit each other. If neither of those two, feel free to send me a screenshot of the behaviors and I can try to help. BTW, I like your avatar :)

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bambi231991

Jan. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i followed the tutorial exactly or so i thought, the only thing i did different was the sprites, mine is black instead of blue. my collision is a bit wacky. On yours, you must actually touch the square to die, in mine, you only have to get about an 1/8 of an inch away from the bad guy and you die. any idea how to fix this?

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deltian

Dec. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Dear developer. My stencil version looks nothing like yours. I am confused and now, my game doesnt work. I dont blame you/ I blame myself. Now may i pls haz halp?

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Developer response from Abigayl

I was using the original Stencyl version to make the tutorials. What part confused you? There isn't too much that changed (I now have the updated version as well).

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purerock100

Dec. 10, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Not saying this is a bad tutorial, but this dosn't help me at all. I wish it was more " In-depth " you seem to skip quiet a few scenes that appears on stencyl.

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Developer response from Abigayl

What do you mean? This tutorial is supposed to be basic; the later ones go more in-depth (2-5). The few scenes I do not cover, I still write about. If you could send me a PM with more details as to what the issue was, I'd appreciate it. You can also come to the stream: livestream.com/poweredbyflowers

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Thepenguinking2

Dec. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) can you show us how to make an NPC helper?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Do you mean like in an RPG? If so, the coding is a bit complicated. If you can tell me exactly what you are looking for though, I may be able to make it into a tutorial or just show it in a livestream for you.

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r41nb0wd45h

Nov. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) when i pull up stencyl, there's just black space with a line.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Have you tried these suggestions: http://www.stencyl.com/help/survivalGuide/

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evilobama

Jul. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hi thank you so much for doing these tutorials I just finished the tutorials that stencyl puts out and Im excited to find yours. I was just starting this one when I saw you starting with making your own characters. Can you tell me how big I need to make them and also how do I make them into 3 or 4 or more panel drawings so I can make them look cool? Thanks!

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Developer response from Abigayl

I generally make my characters around 40x40 (sometimes taller). You want them to be large enough to be seen, but not large enough to get in the way. I'm not sure about what you mean by the panels though...

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KingLeonidious

Jun. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) ik this is a stupid question but when im chooseing my actor i cant find him and i tried saveing it with save ass and that will not work so yea.....

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm not sure I understand the question... you can't find the image to import into Stencyl or once you have the actor made, he disappears?

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Joebing

Apr. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Totally confused...

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Developer response from Abigayl

On...?

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suprakirby

Feb. 27, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

I don't understand your comment...

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xandramas

Aug. 21, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

This was for Stencyl 1.0. I have worked hard though to keep the "Extra Information" section up-to-date with any changes. For example, the third listed is that the headings are no longer naturally there. Instead you need to click "Add Event" on the top of the left-side palette.

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Nyan_cat__

Aug. 9, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep, I am pretty dedicated. The only comments I don't reply to are either double-posts or trolls (see the comment after you).

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Chapman2012

Jan. 7, 2012

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saywhoo

Sep. 1, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

How do you want it to be more interactive? At the end, you can play a full demo of what the tutorial creates.

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Polaaysis

Jun. 17, 2012

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Developer response from Abigayl

I can tell you did not complete the tutorial (or else are a troll). One of the reasons why this tutorial is so highly rated is BECAUSE it does have the example at the end.

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Rulis88

Nov. 27, 2011

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Developer response from Abigayl

Rulis, it depends on your level of experience. For experienced programmers, I totally agree with you. Stencyl is not designed for them. It's designed for people just starting out in programming. For them, Stencyl is a great tool to learn how to program with. Besides, this is a tutorial for helping people learn how to program, not a question of which program is better for programming.

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