Recent posts by vlasec on Kongregate

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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Suggestions and Ideas

I’d like to have an option to change the shopkeeper’s apparel. Basically, you can customize your shopkeeper when the game starts. At this point, most people don’t care about that and they want to continue to the game itself.

I don’t know, maybe it would be better to have some limitations on it, like, doing it disables the change for a whole month or so. Changing one’s apparel every day would be pretty lame, anyway.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

Originally posted by Doubleshoe: …

First and most obvious is: Are you sure your memory isn’t full? If it is, turning off your computer or clearing cache might be the solution. …

Sry man, RAM over 50% should still be very much OK. Only RAM over 80% is a problem, in case swap isn’t disabled, it swaps, in case it is, your apps can get out of memory. I have 16 gigs of RAM, it’s definitely not caused by RAM deficiency, crappy coding is much more probable cause, and maybe some Flash limitation as the devs mentioned.

Anyway, here is my workaround that actually works like charm! Just download GreaseMonkey (I suppose it’s not just for Firefox, but I’m not sure which browsers it supports). Then search for a script named Reload 4 Kong. It adds a little button to the top bar above the game, which says “Reload”. It reloads the game without ruining your chat conversation. It also saves you time with refreshing the whole page. I don’t know any better solution, but it’s surely a great workaround for the crappy coding of this game.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

Originally posted by cheesemeister18:

the performance issues everyone is describing most probably has to do replacing old flash architecture. especially if you’re using chrome (or a chormium open source like iron) google “npapi ppapi flash” and you’ll find out how to fix your problem.

Dear cheesemeister, your “use google” tip is not much helpful. Could you instead try to link some particular article you found while googling that, or elaborate a bit more right there? Either would work. I prefer not wasting half of a day just searching if some guy in the forum was right.

In the few links I tried on google, there was some Wikipedia theoretical stuff. So I learned what is the difference between Netscape plugins API and Pepper plugins API. Well, it’s nice and I’m glad google is innovative in this plugin stuff. I just didn’t find anything about upgrading performance. I only know that PepperFlash is able to load the ballance to two (or possibly more) cores, making it more playable on e.g. some old laptop i5 with hyperthreading, but it changes nothing on the fact that the game is CPU-heavy as hell.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

This game was developed by incompetent beings (people, or maybe even monkeys?). There is something like memory leaks. CPU-intensivity is way higher than you’d expect in a game with so simple graphics, on 5yo machines it’s barely playable. The build screen frequently freezes for a few seconds (sometimes for more than a half minute, which is the point where I prefer to refresh instead of waiting if it ever unfreezes, which it might not). Also a lot of aforementioned bugs, most of which are probably not yet fixed. Then the pre-crafts are sometimes such a nonsense (e.g. bagpipes made from drum, two daggers welded together and stuff).

There is something I still like on this game, there are some nice ideas, but the way it’s programmed is just horrible (way worse than most of the games here on Kongregate).

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

Originally posted by Lamatiel:

vlasec: I’d say it’s freakin’ ineffective … wait, you said Chrome. Disable pepperflash, this should fix most of your problems.

As for your groundhog days: You should get an error #. If you get the same number more than once (in a row), let me know.
I am also interested in the “very weird things”.

Okay, I disabled PepperFlash. Now there is only one process eating around 15-20% of my quad-core. Still freakin’ ineffective, but not nearly as bad as it was. However, it still gets frozen quite often, mostly in the build mode. It freezes anywhere else from time to time, it either stops reacting or there is a black screen with either Loading… or just blank. It happened to me in the pub, shop (daytime), city view, … It’s like it had some memory leaks or stuff and got out of memory, I dunno. I have over 8 GB free RAM most of time, so I doubt that would be the reason.

As for the “very weird stuff”, people in the shop started lagging, then it froze, but the progress-piecharts on the left and over the workers didn’t stop, neither did the day. I saw no customers, but if I clicked on the right spot where the customer stood, the dialog screen appeared. I finished the day, then it wrote I had to reload and I started the day over. It only happened in PepperFlash though. Now when something like that happens, it freezes completely and after I refresh the page, at least it continues from mid-day. A reload button that would be present all the time could help, I really HATE refreshing the whole kong page including the chat, all the time.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

The game gets bugged and forces me to reload, pretty much often. I don’t know if AMD Phenom II X4 965BE (4yo quad core) is too weak to run the Flash game, or if there are some issues with Google Chrome. Most people don’t report such bugs. Sometimes it just lags in the day, sometimes it does very weird things and when the day ends, it reloads and starts over from the begining. So I have to deal with the 12 customers and make the stuff again.

I rarely have such troubles with anything in Flash. Not even in games that are said to be “CPU intensive”. Here, however, it spawns two processes with roughly 15% of CPU power eaten by each. Are you mining bitcoins in my browsers, or doing some CPU heavy stuff, or is it just so freakin’ ineffective crap by your devs?

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

A weird bug:

My leatherworker needs a 2-II sewing table. One of the tables is in progress to 2-II, the other one is nearly 2-V already. The worker looks, “hey, this one is 2-II, which is the lowest that fits my recipe”, and he selects the table. However, it’s not 2-II yet, it’s an upgrade in progress. So it says me I don’t have the needed table and I have to pay you money to get it earlier.

Well, I won’t obviously pay you huge money just because it’s bugged and paying goes faster than fixing. Try to fix this, my friends experienced it as well, and it’s fking annoying.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Looters - GM read before accepting people

thebeeast, maybe you were allowed to take ONE greater demon item like power+2 or another crap.
I allowed someone to do it (since I brought those items), I needed space for new items I found.
BUT I HEARD YOU CLEARED ALL THE GREATER DEMON STUFF! That makes my visit go in vain.

If you didn’t mean any harm, you still completely ruined the vault and you are dangerous for being brainless.
Just try thinking sometimes. Most RoR members are around lvl 55. Some were waiting for this stuff.
Also, GM can clear the vault himself, selling the bad stuff for guild improvements.
Thanks for your help, now go away and don’t make me see you again.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Thousand dollar Soul

Well, it seems to me that the real Todd found out he has nothing to live for anymore. So he went retrospective. Using this device, he could even simulate what could happen. Maybe he lost the grasp of reality after so many resets, thinking of the real life the same way.

It is worth noting there are several endings for the real Todd:
a) Self-sacrifice four days before the attack
b) Stopped just in time while sitting in a parked car
c) Beaten while in bathroom of Clint&Angela’s house after the crime
d) Beaten while lying on a beach in Cancun two years after the crime
e) Never stopped with last known simulation 20 years after the crime

I am wondering:
- How quickly does that simulation happen? I suppose it must be really quick, as Todd used the simulation on the crime scene as well. Also, I suppose the simulation continues when the player returns while AI doesn’t notice being interrupted.
- The visit in Sudan – Are there more real-life scenarios unknown to us? Otherwise he should be in jail for attempted murder, not on a beach in Cancun.
- Does it just seem to me or are the AI people feeling alive? Especially if they can overtake a real human body.
- The people who were long dead before the brain scanners are alive there. Were they recreated from other people’s mental images of them?
- New people are born here. Some of them weren’t born in real life. Does the simulator even generate new souls?
- What happens to the body in real world when it’s actual owner dies in the simulation? Is it brain dead, corpse, or is the person alive with some of the souls in the simulation? Especially the Sudan path gives me these ideas. Also, “Future” Todd killing AI with angelfire caused the souls to be mixed up, so it seems it is able of picking a soul.

 
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Topic: Dream World / [Guide] Dream World

It’s weird, Goontra … but nobody attacks me :) And well, the bank is of no use, the “inflation” of leveling makes the money worthless. You should better invest in constitution or strength.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I got all the weapons..

And I have just completed one mod’s collection ;)
Maybe he was new as a mod.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Free weapons for dragon age forge!!

One girl from Sweden, Nelfie, misses only three swords and two axes, she got the rest from her fans.
http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Nelfie
Help her if you want.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / left 4 death month - what now?

Originally posted by wiggles96:

Many inactive or not? around 250 k are infected or trained, there are well over 2 million users, thats only 1/8th, thats not many

Well, I can see about 25k players playing in a single moment. That would make them play quite a short time if 2 millions had to be active, meaning they visit kongregate at least weekly … Also, I don’t know where did you get those 2 millions, but I found many permanently banned players when looking for new trainees. They can’t be trained. So if you counted these as players …

Now it seems they got too bored to even update the data, funny :D Shit happens.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / left 4 death month - what now?

Well, I suppose they will just leave us for death … nothing more to expect :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / left 4 death month - what now?

So we have a left for death month, almost everyone including many inactive players is either zombie or trained survivor. What now? Is there gonna be something more? I hope that’s not all.

My opinion is that there should be some shootout or whatever. The survivors would be able to hurt the zombies (takes few hits to kill), zombies would bite the survivors (if successful) to infect them. Of course, it would be unfair if it would be possible to change sides in this part, then the zombies would never be able to win.

Also, I suggest that Kongregate level would be important in these fights somehow.

Just growth and growth, but it will stop soon, I suppose. Getting boring already and we’re not even through half of the month …

 
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Topic: General Gaming / colorfill (by kokosan) tips, tricks

My tip is that if you are already being annoyed by bonus level 3, you can decrease your CPU power. To do that, use the lowest clock and then use somewhat like CPUgrab to waste most of the remaining power.

Most of the pieces will lag out, leaving the wall grinders only, so it will be piece of cake. I don’t recommend this overally, it will ruin your game experience, using glitches is not funny, as well as using cheats is lame, but when you can’t help it …

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Micro Olympics Guide

The strategy was helpful, especially the thrusters – skis combo. Thanks for that.

There can be some improvements by the way: if you earn a bit more in the first two levels, you can buy a freaky and style, getting a stable +250, which helps you with the 600, then you can continue the way you wrote it, it’s just 250m easier.

The start needs to be more perfect, though.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Secret 9 Challenege?

Does it just seem to me that people don’t read what the others write, just posting more stupid comments?

Well, some of them, like poisonthewell, clearly don’t. Someone should create a device that will expel all the idiots from this planet, leaving the others untouched :/

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Secret 9 Challenege?

Originally posted by poisonthewell:

need to find 4 more words :)

If you need to find them, then just look for them. There are 13 profiles, including eight profiles of the nine robo-people, the scientist and four beasts. Are you playing dumb or what?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / how to beat my pet protector

The game is too random anyway, sometimes you get to the “higher level” teaching in no time, sometimes you learn something for a long time and it’s still a 1, taking ridiculously much tome to learn …

 
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Topic: General Gaming / how to beat my pet protector

Well, my way of completion was like this:
- warrior, street kiddo, trained
- begging first to increase dexterity (helps with evasion quite a bit, needed to kill the elite skeletons)
- adventuring a bit, prefering the dungeons
- resting by the sea, later in the woods (both are increasing random stats sometimes)
- working as a night guard (increases constitution and combat defense)
- studying combat and theology (theology increases your magic defense, helping with other stats a bit, too)
- in the end, I was adventuring a lot, making it even through the whole Greer’s ambition
- in the end, I was also studying poetry, you know, when you are so brave hero, it’s even better if you can write the epic poems about yourself instead of some lame guy few centuries later …
- my rank was A NOBLE KNIGHT (tier 2), well, not bad.

Now I think studying strategy instead of begging and studying theology might be better.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Secret 9 Challenege?

Originally posted by XYTWO:

Neurocircut doesn’t work. I tried it.

That’s just because you are illiterate. It’s a neurocircuit.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Secret 9 Challenege?

nyamyaoreo> well, the author of the topic warned about the spoiler while you just wrote it here …
If I could, I would delete your post … at least you could delete the words.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Secret 9 Challenege?

poisonthewell: I wrote, ask a robogirl :) I though that smart people will know

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Bot Arena 3: Challenge 4

Well, I suppose that from all the tactics, the one with shield following the dragon is the best one. Someone else created it before me, so I’ll be mostly repeating someone else. The dragon has his minimum shooting distance – he can’t shoot the shield when it’s too close.

You have to keep the sword near enough to attack the dragon when it’s distracted, shooting the shield. Also, you need to be prepared to run away. When the shield gets “in touch” with the dragon, dragon can’t shoot it, thus shooting at the sword. When the dragon starts “dragging” the shield again, start shooting him. You can even end with fully healthy sword and still living shield if you are lucky.

Just give it few tries and you might win. But if you didn’t spend hours trying (so you would be even more mad at yourself if you did it with no badge for the effort), don’t play it. It’s a waste of time.