Comments for Stencyl Tutorial: First Game

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veiktor

Dec. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) My goal is to become a game developer. I believe that stencyl is where i should start.

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

Hello Veiktor. Stencyl is definitely a good place to start off. Don't forget that this tutorial is just part one in a five-part series (and there's a second five-part series and other tutorials under my "Abigayl" profile). If you ever need more help than that, my livestream is still going: livestream.com/stencyl Good luck to you :).

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Araangdaal

Nov. 29, 2014

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MoonlightGamer

Nov. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Stencyl updated and i just got it .. please make a updated version since am usless at that XD

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

There are many updated versions. If you click on my name (as Abigayl), you can see all of the tutorials (or use kongregate.com/games/Abigayl ), including one designed specifically for version 3 (and the version 2 is relatively the same in setup as well).

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tiagomartins222

Nov. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @KIPILL12 With that writing i doubt you can even code on unity. You need to have grammar like me XD

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

I like the way you think :P.

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kingoo1

Oct. 24, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) the layout of stencyl seems (to me) like game-mkaer and scratch mixed togheter, but i'm no progrmmer so i don't know anything xD

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

It is somewhat similar. The creator of it is very open that he used (and expanded on) the ideas started off in Scratch. IMO, it's a nice balance between power and simplicity.

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meestergee

Oct. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks for this! I'm working through your tut right now.

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

I'm glad it's helping. This is the first of a five-part series, and there's a second series (and an extremely detailed third lone tutorial) on here too :).

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aamod

Sep. 22, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Your actor is moving on grid(Not running diagonally). So rather putting "set velocity" i put "set [x-speed]". Now its moving diagonal but when i press two key(up and right) it goes diagonal after that leaving 'left' and just 'up' key is pressed then also going diagonal rather moving up.

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

I go over how to do 8-way controls in the later tutorials. The goal for this tutorial was just how to show how to create a basic game. I think it's either part 2 or part 3 that has it (all 5 parts were meant to be done together).

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themasterofall

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Whenever I first test the game(the bugged test) I don't see my player at all. Please help.

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

Did you attach the behaviors to the actor/scene (accordingly)? If you used the scene creation tool to create the player, do you see it in the preview within Stencyl?

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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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YEAAAAAAH

Aug. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I just want to know where do i go to get this software thanks

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

Go to stencyl.com :)

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TrezeP

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Where do i get this Stencil?

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

www.stencyl.com It's totally free to use if you want to make flash games. :)

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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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scaler_99

Mar. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Amazing tutorials!!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :)

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JarlTank

Feb. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The only Stencyl problem is that all games save in .stencyl format, which Kongregate doesn't read as a SWF. When I edited it to .swf, the game went just blank screen. Anyone knows how to fix it?

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Developer response from Abigayl

You have to use the publish menu instead. "Export game" means you want to save all of the inner-workings of the file (i.e. to work on it on another computer). "Publish game" means make the SWF file for places like Kongregate :).

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EvilDoc

Feb. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Needs an update! In newer versions I can't even moving my character when I go to test the game.

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Developer response from Abigayl

There is an entire second series in the links in the "Updates" area. It takes the same amount of time to redo these to the newer versions of Stencyl as to make an entire new set, so I chose the latter; it focus on a platformer game instead to learn the ropes.

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Epicnush

Oct. 25, 2013

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Developer response from Abigayl

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

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cedricdolor

Aug. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) can i just use the four way movement than create it

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Developer response from Abigayl

Things are better if you do them yourself. It will help you to learn the ropes, which will help down the road.

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fatito

Aug. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) ok im blocked at the part of player behavior i dont get that list of motions u have

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Developer response from Abigayl

Please note that this was made with Stencyl 1.x. Some of the GUI parts (for example, now needing to "add event") have changed. A complete list of changes to Stencyl 2.x are in the "Updates" section of the game details.

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nikinuva

Jul. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) what is this image editor you used(is it a version of paint or something?)? its my first try using stencyl

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Developer response from Abigayl

I used Paint.NET (download for free: getpaint.net). As long as you are using Windows, it's a great, free tool :)

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 17th 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

Just replying to this one instead of all of them... I think it's time you come to my livestream instead (livestream.com/stencyl). And, this time, don't leave immediately. Last time, I replied after only 2 minutes and you were already gone. Just because I'm not streaming doesn't mean I'm not on.

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 14th comment). But if I remove the "speed" and type speed as 24 it works...

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 13rd comment). Oh and also I forgot to ask if the controls have to be in "when created" or "always", I made it on "always", because I saw so in the tutorial.

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 12nd comment). Yes, I did remember, but it doesn't work still.

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 11th comment) Oh, I forgot to make the collision group "Actors". Now everything works ok, highscore and score texts are ok, but I have a new problem after second tutorial, my player doesn't stop moving and after I click the "Start" button to start the game my player starts going to left side without me pressing anything.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Did you remember to have an "otherwise set velocity to 0" at the end of the movement coding chain?

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 10th comment). Uh, now I followed your second tutorial and the player is now not stopping to move, and the score and highscore text don't appear.

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you ever can't see things from "when drawing", be sure that your space is correct; there are two types: actor space (in which the location is relative to the upper-left corner of the actor) and screen space (where the location is relative to the upper-left corner of the screen). Which you want depends on if you want the text to move with the actor or stay put.

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Vilius2001

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (This is my 9th comment) Yes, the other example games work. Everything works now, we can stop talking about the Stencyl problem. But I still don't see what's wrong, codes: http://i.imgur.com/VObSFE3.png http://i.imgur.com/ts2JyV5.png http://i.imgur.com/LhLcteU.png

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Developer response from Abigayl

The coding looks solid. Are you sure that the boxes are set to the collision group "actors"? If you want to, upload the game to StencylForge, make it public, and then tell me the name, and I'll take a look directly. Also, if you want a more instant chat, you can come to my stream (livestream.com/stencyl). If I am online, I'm on there.

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Vilius2001

Jun. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Also that was my second comment, this is my third comment on Kongregate. I just want to tell you that Stencyl just couldn't load my game somehow (I left Stencyl and opened it again). I waited for very very long, but nothing. Tried a few times more, so I deleted the game started the tutorial all over, but I still have the same problem as my other comment. But now, I couldn't open my Controls actor behavior, tried to enter it from everywhere, but failed, so I deleted the actor behavior and written it all over again, but now, I can't open the Controls actor behavior again! Please tell me what's going on with Stencyl and how to fix the game problem from the other comment.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Sounds like something might have gotten corrupted somehow. Try closing and reopening Stencyl. If that fails, perhaps uninstall and reinstall Stencyl. Also, try some of the premade games to see if those are working (if so, it's more likely that the game was corrupted than Stencyl itself).

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Vilius2001

Jun. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I did everything same as in the tutorial, but I have a problem. When my player goes to the enemies, he just smashes and moves the enemies and nothing happens when I go off-screen. Please tell me what should I see or where should I look if I made any problems.

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Developer response from Abigayl

The off-screen issue is something I cover in a later tutorial (this one is part 1 of 5; see the "Updates" section for the rest). As for the hitting of enemies, I must assume that the collision coding you made is wrong somehow since it does sound like collisions are registering. Be sure that you don't have it turned off (i.e. unchecked). If you want, use the camera option (it's on the bottom of Stencyl) to take a picture of the code and let me see it.

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WithGuns

May. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) outdated

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Developer response from Abigayl

In the "Updates" section (which is now hidden :[ ), you can see the major changes to the current version, as well as the links to the second tutorial series, which are for the current version.

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gamesonline123

Apr. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I Want Download Stencyl... Where Link ???

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Developer response from Abigayl

www.stencyl.com

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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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Omegaarcher

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i attatched everything 5000000000 times and it still won't work... cus max said what to do adn it didn't rllt helped ... ok my enemys appeared but were moving at the same position and after i deleted tht not a singel enemy appeared.

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Developer response from Abigayl

I just calculated it out. Assuming you somehow pressed the "attach" button once every second, it would take over 158 years to hit it that many times. Have you tried my second tutorial? It goes over more advanced spawning methods (link is in the Updates section).

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) And another question: How to make a gun which aims on player when it recognizes him (in order if u dont understand press this http://prntscr.com/zr96w )

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) ¬¬ if u dont understand ill try like this: How to make an enemy to move like this: http://prntscr.com/zr6kc

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) and how to make enemy to move from A to B that how it wants but in result to reach the destination?

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Developer response from Abigayl

What it actually wants is proper grammar so I can understand what your problem is :P. You can use specific velocities instead of random ones if you want.

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Omegaarcher

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) not a singel enemy appear... why? pls help D: because i can't get further on next totorials becasue it's always about those enemy's... and all the other totorials are reading and tht's too boring :/

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Developer response from Abigayl

Did you remember to attach to scene? (See Max's comment before you :P).

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Omegaarcher

Apr. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Can you make your characters more tiny? because if you draw them big they can't really be very little :l

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Developer response from Abigayl

You can make the enemies any size you want. It's your game (assuming that you are following along making your own game).

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) lol i finally understound why didnt enemys appear :DDDD i didnt press attach to scene :P

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Developer response from Abigayl

Common mistake ;). I now program primarily with events so I don't have to worry about that.

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) can u update the part when u make enemys appear coz they wont appear for me .-.

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) when i finished that coding on creating an enemy i pressed attach to scene and a window appeared saying to wat scene to attach so my question is to wat scene do i attach that?

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Developer response from Abigayl

You would attach it to the scene you made earlier (if you didn't, make a scene and attach it to that one). In this tutorial, there is only one scene, so that is the one you attach it to.

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Max__Spammer

Apr. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) and where do i paint my player again?

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Developer response from Abigayl

I used Paint.NET, an excellent free program if you are using Windows (if on a Mac, I think Gimp also works well).

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AbiS1

Mar. 29, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) need to be updated please, they change the interface a bit

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Developer response from Abigayl

The original file was long lost. That said, I have kept it up-to-date in the Updates section... which has unfortunately been hidden since Kongregate updated their system :(. You can still read all of the changes there though (and find the links to my other tutorials, including for my 2.0-2.2 set).

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Carbon_KO

Mar. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I liked this tutorial. It was very helpful and I would love to see more!

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Developer response from Abigayl

How many more? I have only a dozen of them ;). All of the links are in the news section (which is unfortunately now rather hidden due to the change to the site :( ).

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Ablutophobious

Feb. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Is there any tutorial on people when their walking? because its hard to do each frame

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Developer response from Abigayl

I do have a tutorial on animations as part of my second tutorial set: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Abigayl/stencyl-2-0-tutorial-4-animations

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NineXxX

Feb. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Whenever the enimes start to appear the game crashes

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Developer response from Abigayl

Start to appear? Do you have an infinite loop going on (i.e. do every 0 seconds or a "while" loop where you didn't increment the index)?

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NineXxX

Feb. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) How do you get to motion when you're in actor behaviors?

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Developer response from Abigayl

You have to click on the actor palette option and then the motion sub-tab in the palette. Does that make sense (btw, it will likely look different than in the tutorial. Check the "news" section to see any differences.).

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aquaraiders

Feb. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I really like this toturial of yours, but how can I make the player move diagnolly when I press up and left or down and right, etc?

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Developer response from Abigayl

I believe that's covered in part 2 (might be part 3 though). You can find links for the rest of the tutorials (as well as notes as to what are the differences between what is shown and the current version of Stencyl) in the "News" section.

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123kenny10

Jan. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) What I Mean is Like for much Gravity and the coding for like player to move left and right and jump. your Tutorial 4: Shooting & HP i can not understand it um is the tutorial out of date for the shooting & HP?.

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Developer response from Abigayl

In the "News" section (which is unfortunately now hidden instead of easy to find), you can find all of my updates. One section covers the differences between this series and the latest Stencyl versions. The others are links to more tutorials, including a second set based on the current version, which directly covers how to make a platformer.

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