Recent posts by garin on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Lost my premium content...

My usual advice in this situation is to log out and back in to Kongregate, then refresh the game. Normally, this works.

If you’ve already tried that and it hasn’t helped then this is an alarming development. I’ll see what I can do.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Monsters' Den Chronicles Wiki

Characters are mostly around 150 pixels tall and 100 pixels wide. The custom sprite interface does allow you to scale imported images, but it won’t always look very good.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] What's in the Premium Content?

The Sparks are added at purchase time, if you are starting a new game on a different machine the game won’t know to add them unless you go into the options menu and choose to reset your saved data. (This only clears the data on the current machine)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Improve heal

It improves with the caster’s Intellect. On the skill tooltip, you’ll notice in the lower right it says +INTELLECT.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Having a problem with your saves/game in general? Post here!

Access to the premium content is stored on your Kongregate account, not in the game saves. If the game stops recognizing that, try logging out of your Kongregate account and then back in, then reload the game page.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] This game!

Thanks for your support! I really appreciate everyone who’s paid for the premium content, it’s quite humbling.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Question thread (Hopefully garin will respond)

I don’t know about new classes. The skill system is getting a lot more in-depth than it was in Chronicles, but that necessarily means adding more classes is a lot more work.

I have considered some sort of multiplayer support, but if it’s competitive it really requires the combat system be balanced around it, which is tricky. Up til now the balance between players and monsters has been quite asymmetrical. Players have high damage and low HP, with monsters the reverse. If it’s co-operative, I’m still not sure how that would work outside of battle. So adding multiplayer is a technical issue but it’s also a serious design challenge.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] *Report Bugs*

Emporium item don’t update on their own, you have to manually restock them. Use the button underneath buy/sell.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Having a problem with your saves/game in general? Post here!

That’s weird, I haven’t uploaded a new version since I added the import feature. I don’t know why it would suddenly break.. I’ll try to look into it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Question thread (Hopefully garin will respond)

Not for a long time yet, sorry. I have some other projects I’m working on before then.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

Sadly, yeah. The newest version of Chrome has removed the legacy (functional!) Flash Player as an option. The next version of Chrome should at least fix this bug, if they’re to be believed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] *Report Bugs*

The bug in Chrome which is causing inventory loss has still not been fixed.

If the game stops recognizing that you own the premium content, you should log out of Kongregate and then back in.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] export WAS working

Weird. I haven’t changed anything, but I’ll look into this. What browser are you using?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

Originally posted by ubermonkey:

I can save the game (thanks!) but any store I upgrade automatically resets to it’s basic level between acts…saving doesn’t help and now I have to upgrade them to the highest tier within the act in order to buy anything useful :(

That’s not good. Is this even after disabling Pepper Flash?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

Unfortunately the only way to get them back is to start fresh. You can go into the options screen, ‘saved data’ pane, and choose ‘clear all saved data’. Everything will be reset, but you will start with the Sparks of Legend.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

Kingdom Rush is having the same issue, and the devs posted up a guide for a workaround. If you’d prefer to keep using Chrome, there’s a way to disable the new Flash plugin that is causing these problems.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bGAz462cHSpKR5DRo9gg-_F-HzZoskf8ehYKSU9KXUI/edit?pli=1

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Really getting frustrated.

I didn’t change the balance of the game at all. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

As for the second point, it isn’t anything to do with Kongregate. Chrome’s built-in Flash version is broken in the current build. See here: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/169-monsters-den-chronicles/topics/295294-serious-problem-missing-inventory?page=1#posts-6319232

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

It’s impossible to predict when weird issues like this will crop up, which is one of the problems with working in Flash. The save files are just so vulnerable.

I added the import/export functions to help give you guys some better control over your data. It was a bit late in this instance, but if you spend a lot of time on the game I recommend using it from time to time to make backups. At least that way you won’t lose everything the next time something (browser, website, whatever) breaks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

The inventory is not going to save properly in Chrome until they fix this bug in their version of Flash (Pepper). I would recommend playing in another browser until then.

If you’re willing to dig around, though, you might be able to take the data with you (maybe even including the missing inventory!). You just need to copy the saved files from where Chrome stores them, to where the regular Flash Player (and so every other browser) stores them.

Chrome now saves the SharedObjects in a folder that looks like this: (example is for win7)

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects\MVJ4QGC2\chat.kongregate.com\gamez\0014\4419\live\chronicles.swf

(If you’re unsure how to find these folders, searching for “#SharedObjects” should help)

You need to copy all of the save files from there, and paste them here:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\XV5LU3MQ\chat.kongregate.com\gamez\0014\4419\live\chronicles.swf

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

Good insight. I only just realized there was a Chrome update waiting (21.0.1180.89). With the new version, my inventory doesn’t save either. So this is not my fault, for whatever that’s worth.

Now to figure out what I can do about it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

I can’t duplicate it on Chrome. What a nightmare.

I’ve diffed the two most recent versions of my saving code, and it confirmed that I haven’t changed anything, even accidentally. The only difference is the addition of the functions to import/export, and those are only accessed if the user actually clicks those buttons. I’m completely stumped.

Did anyone get a “cannot load inventory” popup box when loading the game (when it first happened)?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

What browsers are you using? Had you used the import / export functions at all before this happened?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Serious problem - missing inventory

If it’s only recent it might be related to the new version, but it seems to work fine for me. Can you give me any other information?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Realm of Madness is... So... Boring

The intent was just to provide a completely randomized campaign for people to grind on. I expected that replaying the more story-driven campaigns would get tedious after a while.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] ok so my saved game just vanished.

If there’s a bug in the save system, I can’t find it. I’ve never lost my own data.

The problem (and it does suck) is that Flash Player storage is quite volatile and it’s vulnerable to interference from all sorts of other places.. browsers, “cleaning” utilities etc.

I don’t know what I can do about it other than use an online save system. Kongregate doesn’t provide one, and it was too expensive for me to do myself for this game. Maybe next time.