Recent posts by SumGato on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / Social Attitude Test

Progressivism 90
Socialism 68.75
Tenderness 50

Your test scores indicate that you are an open-minded ultra-progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a journalist. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a balanced attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a humanist.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a considerate realistic egalitarian with several strong convictions.

This concludes our analysis; we hope you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Are you a picky eater?

Yes.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Can i upload javascript or java games in kongragate

And you no longer need your own server to host them.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Official PokemonShowdown Battle/video thread!

BTW, my username is SumGato in Showdown too. Contact me if you want to battle.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So I decided to have fun with my computer...

Your font is awful.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Official PokemonShowdown Battle/video thread!

I may participate, even though I have no idea of sixth gen’s competitive metagame.

Also, why aren’t legendary pokemon allowed? The distinction between legendary and not legendary is arbitrary and doesn’t really mean anything in competitive pokemon.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / The anormal case of the pear [FINALLY SOLVED YEEEEEEEEE!]

Once it removes the pear from the stage, it will try to remove it again in the next frame and that’s probably the problem.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / {AS2} New Game !

^in AS1 and AS2 it’s movieClip._visible, all movieClip properties start with an underscore.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "HERE ARE YOUR 10 FREE KREDS"

He’s talking about the Kongregate Explored trophy. I think the kreds for those should be instantly received, if you didn’t get them contact support@kongregate.com

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

Originally posted by duckonia:

Why is Cooper there? He came 9th and Mozzarella came 5th!

The staff chose it (same as Nikhil, who was the 20th in the poll).

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Game in the works.

Format your code using this.

Your code has some oddities and bad practices that make it hard to understand. First, you are passing stage references to objects when you don’t need those at all, since you add those objects to the stage and you could use an ADDED_TO_STAGE event for that. Also, you add all the objects as a child of the stage (and they self-remove from the stage), so if you wanted to add them to any other place you would have to recode it. Also, your variables named canJump, canRun and canSlide look like the player would be able to do the action if the variable is true, but actually it is only able to do it when the variables are false, which seems counter-intuitive. Also, your casing is inconsistent (some variables/functions start with capital letter and others doesn’t)That isn’t related to the errors that there could be in your code, but I think you should get into good practices.

I think the animations problem could be caused because you’re only starting RunTimer when you run, and you’re not starting the other timers when you slide or jump.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Scripts

Cargo, those scripts are unofficial and are not mantained by the kongregate staff.

To download scripts, you have to go to http://userscripts-mirror.org/ since the normal userscripts page doesn’t work.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The new game browsing interface

So now you actually have to play a game to see its description and judge if you want to play it. Even if you don’t, that still counts as a play for the playcount, and then the games will get more plays and it will look like the site has more activity than it really has. Yay.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Graphic glitch when switching browser tabs.

It may have something to do with the wmode parameter.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by JimmyCarlos:

It’s only “flaw” is that it is an idle game, and Greg has never badged any idle games apart from MMO games (No T, No Shade).

By the way, can someone explain this general aversion to good idle games? They certainly are an established style of game.

Anti-Idle: The Game was badged and it isn’t a MMO.

Idle games aren’t usually badged because they don’t suppose a challenge. (I guess)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / People are losting gave save

The code posted in that thread is correct, but lacks the variable definition of myLSO (something that is allowed in AS2 but not in AS3), and is overly complicated. You should try to reproduce the problem.

@Glutenfree4u: You must save the variables in the data property of the sharedobject, not as properties of the sharedobject itself. Your code won’t work.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Does 0.99... = 1? Let's debate!

Those who say “we may not have discovered true mathemathics” don’t know anything about maths.

Mathemathics are based in pure logic. There isn’t room for “unknown factors” or “false mathemathics”. If unknown factors could exist in mathemathics, we could be arguing that 1+1 could be 3 because we haven’t discovered what you call “what true mathemathics really dictate”.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by jmtb02:

Cats based on real Kongregate employee’s animals are labelled kongcat instead of cat, and kongdog instead of dog

And wouldn’t it be more useful (for using the tags to classify kongpanions) to label all the kongpanions related to Kongregate with the “Kongregate” tag rather than making new tags that just start with “Kong”?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

So Kitmaera is a kongcat while Puff Catty is just a cat. Another tag inconsistency.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

You have to play the game in the day the badge is a BOTD in order to count the badges as obtained for the kongpanion.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Minor bug fixes and text fixes

The developers can choose whether to show the report bug button or not.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KONGREGATE is MANIPULATING with game tags and rating.

Yeah, I have seen other times where MMOs that are basically idle games get the idle tag upvoted by the community and then it magically appears with 1000 downvotes.

Giving players the full power to edit tags isn’t really the best idea (because of troll votes, I remember that when downloadable games came they got the virus tag upvoted a lot), but kongregate should stop pretending they do.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

Originally posted by cop2077:

First of all I am from Denmark, so that’s why spelling, grammar, expressions might be incorrect. However if you guys prefer to speak Danish then it will be great for me. When it comes to the epcm rates (I already explained that in another comment in this thread) you will get higher epcm rates the more of Kongregate you implement, however you will gain less in the end, cause the views you get on Kongregate ONLY (and you need to make it exclusive to Kongregate if you want normal epcm rates), will not extend the views you get on the internet as a hole, so at the end the 0.10 epcm deal is better. However the 0.10 cent deal mean you get 0.10 cent for each 1000 view. Then do the math :)
When it comes to people agree with me or not then find a person who wants to work a 9 to 5 job for 3 dollars a month, if you can’t I believe most people agree with me :)
I also already explained that Kongregate doesn’t allow ads (according to their terms and conditions) However they use video ads on the site and place google ads all over the site, but they don’t allow developers to use ads, which is a problem cause that leave the developer with nothing. And again nobody wanna develop games for free, that’s why you guys see a lot of shitty games and reskins. If the developer made money on their games I am sure you guys would see better games and less reskins.

I said an eCPM of 1$ with API but without Kongregate exclusiveness, not 0.10$. (it might be a bit less, depending on the rates) Wanna me do the math? Okay. Let’s take StrikeForce Kitty as an example. It’s a game that was uploaded five days ago. It has 179k plays. I haven’t checked, but let’s say the developer hasn’t implemented kongregate API, leaving it with an approximate eCPM of 0.75$. So the dev has earned about 135$ in five days the game has been online. Not at all like the 3$/month you are saying, right?

I bothered to do the math, like you said, so in the next post please try to use real numbers instead of making up stuff like a 0.10$ eCPM when the real eCPM without any bonus from integration is around 0.75$-0.85$

And yes, they have ads in game pages, and that’s precisely the reason they don’t allow ads.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

cop2077, your facts are simply not true. Kongregate’s eCPM is around $1 if you implement their APIs (no need of exclusivity or sponsoring), so if you make a good game (which gets ~1000 plays per day, and if it gets in the frontpage it can get more than 20,000/day) you’re going to earn more than 3$.

It’s been already posted that Kongregate doesn’t allow ads inside games because they already share profit with developers, and it’s a good share IMO. If your games only got about 5000 plays in total, you shouldn’t expect any more than 15$ from any advertisement network, be it Google Adsense, CPMStar or whatever.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Username Into a Face