Recent posts by Welder on Kongregate

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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] API and static functions

I got error messages saying functions and variables were undefined. Also, there was a “this” keyword which you won’t work inside a static function.

BUT, playing around with it, I think I solved it. I simply started dividing the code in the functions into smaller functions. I can make the “kongregate” variable static and the stuff that deals with stats reporting static. After that, I can still give the static “kongregate” variable all the values needed from the non-static functions and launching things like “kongregate.stats.submit(”score", score);" from a static function afterwards works fine.

Like I said, this was more about me learning how things work rather than a problem with a game I intend to publish. Still, thanks for replying, player_03.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] API and static functions

AS3, Flash Pro CS3.

Ok, so I’m a total noob at this and my knowledge of Actionscript consist of the AS3 Shootorials and the API tutorial. So you might have to explain things carefully. I’m just trying to learn Flash programming and I ran into a problem. I made the Shootorial game in AS3 and then applied the Kongregate API. So far, so good. Everything seemed to work fine, as long as I only send stats to the Kong API upon load.

When I tried calling the function I made to send Stats to Kongregate, I got some issues. The way that the Shootorial game is created includes a large amount of static variables and functions in the document class, in order to be able to call these functions from other classes. Functions like gameOver() or newGame() are all static functions.

Sending Stats when something like Game Over happens seems natural, especially since that’s when you have your highest score, but all the static functions can’t call “kongregate.stats.submit(”score", score);" since the “kongregate” variable is not static and I can’t make it static without making lots of errors. This all takes place in the document class.

This is all just a learning exercise since I would never actually want to upload the Shootorial game to Kong. I’m just trying to figure out how this would work.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Kongregate Wiki needs you!

Yeah, we hit 1000 badged games in November with Mob Wars: La Cosa Nostra. The wiki currently have 301 game pages, of which 265 are games with badges. So there is still a lot of work to be done.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Kongregate Wiki needs you!

Originally posted by Foolex:

Also thats a good idea for game pages to have as many as possible, but theres like I think 3000 badged games, obviously we cant have them all, but I think there should be wiki pages for the popular and well known badged games. Also, does the game pages have to be badged games???

Yeah, there are only about 300 game pages so far and we need a lot more. There were some users a while back that added several game pages each day but they are currently inactive. With a few users like that, we could easily produce pages more often than there are badges added and start catching up.

Nope, game pages does not have to be badged games. All popular games could use a page. However, if someone makes a page for a 2 star rated game without badges, the page is likely to get removed at some point. There is no need for pages for every mouse maze game that someone uploaded just to get the Dev icon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Kongregate Wiki needs you!

Originally posted by Mousethecat:

There’s too many things to keep track of, and too few people who are interested in updating/writing the information that goes on to have a really reliable wikia page.

That’s why we need to recruit more people, smartypants. There were a lot of active editors once and people writing about games and badges every day, but it has died down and we need fresh blood to keep it going. A lot of the pages about quests, forums, the kong site etc. are coming along nicely, but the games and achievements is obviously an ever-growing mass that needs a lot more people to keep fairly up to date.

Originally posted by Mousethecat:

As far as chat-rooms are concerned, there’s too much bias allowed to the writer/editor.

Yeah, chat room pages are always gonna have some degree of bias. A chat room page is about a sub-community within Kong and there is no way to fill a page with completely objective content. It would just be: “This is an English chat room. Here are a list of mods. Here is a list of people with 1000+ messages in the past month. The end.” It is also impossible for a wiki admin to fact check anything going on in a chat room where this admin has never been. Which is why we only intervene if content has been contested or if a disagreement arises. There is a system of talk pages for discussing such things, same as on any wiki.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Kongregate Wiki needs you!

The Kongregate Wiki is a comprehensive Kongregate reference that anyone can edit. However, the wiki could really use more contributors.
Make an article about your favorite game!
Add stuff to your chat room’s page!
Write about the games, forums, quests, anything on Kongregate.

If you’re a bit experienced with wikitext editing, a decent front page editor would also come in really handy.

http://kongregate.wikia.com/
(The wiki also have badges for you badgeaholics)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Directory of Kongregate Chat Rooms

You can add “BaconMaster93” to General’s room mods.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What is the highest level possible?

Originally posted by Jaskaran2000:

Guys, stop trolling the poor person.

It’s level 99, except with same explanation frick posted

No, it’s not. It’s still 65.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ''just gaming'', like ''just chatting?

Originally posted by HappyAlcoholic:

Try this, 0arcane0:
Open the game you want to play in window 1.
Open any other game in window 2.
You will disconnect in window 1.
Close window 2.

You should now have the game without chat.
It won’t automatically reconnect to the chat on its own, either.
You’ll be required to push a button in order to reconnect, but since you don’t want the chat, just don’t click the reconnect button :P

I hope this works well enough for you.
I know it seems a bit of a piss-around, but I feel it’s the best we have.

I used to do this on occasions where I didn’t want to get modcalls while playing a game. Just remember to reconnect the chat just before completing badge tasks, though. The chat server needs to be connected to handle any highscore or achievement queries.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you could name any room on Kongregate...

Originally posted by GameBuilder15:

Grammar Nazis

Sounds like a good name for General.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by Telamath:

I think there should be a anti-hack system. (Improve it if you already have one) I’ve seen several hackers in MMORPGS and Shooters. Thanks.

~TM

Any ideas on how this would work? It’s not as easy as it sounds, you know…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Tag Suggestions

What would you call games like Chronotron and Timebot? “Time Distortion”? “Time Manipulation”? “Time Travel”? Maybe something that would include games like The Company of Myself and One Step Back.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you could change 1 thing about kong...

I’d acquire slave labor to get the Kongregate wiki up to date.
Yes, I know. It’s not a part of Kongregate, but this site is already great.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Poor planning

Originally posted by End_Of_Ends:

The idea behind limited resources for the recipes is so that you can’t craft every single item from the blacksmith and mereador’s workbench. This means you actually have to think about what would best suit your team, which i’d rather have than just to mindlessly get every item there.

Yeah, but the only way to know exactly how limited some resources are, is to use a walkthrough/wiki, which isn’t usually how I play a game. I just assumed I could craft one of each item that wasn’t obtainable from anywhere else. I didn’t check until I was stuck without the materials I needed and by then it was too late. I made this thread in hope that someone knew a mob that drops what I need, but I guess there isn’t one.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Poor planning

Originally posted by chesshawk:

It’s okay though, no Titan Plating isn’t the end of it all.

No, but does mean fewer skills and annoys me because I could probably have done without some other item I crafted using those materials.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Poor planning

Are there any monsters in the game that may drop Golden Ore?

I’ve been trying to get all the equipment items, but I guess I messed up. I was crafting stuff both in Xantusia and at the workbench in Goznor and I spent all my Gold Ores. After making the Golden M Helm, I no longer have enough Ores for the Titan Plating and I’ve gotten all the Ores that are listed in the wiki. Are there ANY monsters in the game that may drop Golden Ores? Any chance of getting more than the chest/store drops? Since I have crafted certain items without checking the wiki carefully to see how limited some resources were, I have blocked myself from getting an item.

It would also mean using my last Candriathrope, which contain a specific skill not gained from any other equipment. And yes, I’ve gotten all of those listed in the wiki too. It just seems weird that crafting some items excludes you from getting other items.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Where do we find charms now?

I’ve heard you’re supposed to find anvils/charms in the Merchant Camp, but I’ve never seen any nor have I heard of anyone that has seen any.

Yeah, the chests seem pretty pointless now without the task to get keys. We do seem to get fewer chests, though. Not that it matters how many we have when they are just stocking fillers.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Fraud.

We were promised a discount after the merge on the new Aegis server.

There is no Aegis server.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] FIX BATTLE LAG

The best part of all this insane lagg is that Hydra players taunt us and tell us their server is laggfree…

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Where are my Badges?

The API has been broken for months. The only way to get the badges is the good old screenshot and report function. Click “Report Missing Achievement” in the chat’s Achievement tab.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Just shut it down until it works

Originally posted by thesumm:

sorry guys, please be patient. You can continue to connect and try to play, but we will try to keep you guys updated and get more information out when things are running smoothly.

Will we also get info on when you’re gonna merge Pangea in with the other servers, or will we still receive our information after the fact? Both the early start of the maintenance and the fact that we were expecting a merge really did create problems for many players. I’ve been told several players ported away from their caps for bosses/c2 fights/making a last stand on another cap etc. since they were expecting a merge and now those spots have been taken.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Snail you must change troop converstion

Originally posted by gofortheko:

Making us pay silver to convert troops is over the top. Many of us have 3 or 4 heroes that use alternate troop types. Making us pay ultra rare silver to convert troops is over the top. Either make silver plentiful, give it a different element that is more abundant or change it to gold. As is, since c2s are going to be extremely difficult to hold on to, its not going to be fair to those who use multiple troop types to be punished by using silver to convert since there are many other better things to use it for.

Why can’t you just get cities from multiple races and build troops the normal way?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Pangea Guild Tournament 1

Originally posted by angeldemonyo:

Helpers has defeated Royalty in an incredibly fun and competitive match.

When we had you cornered in that one building, we thought we were gonna win. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Pangea Guild Tournament 1

Any news on the three remaining fights?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Pangea Guild Tournament 1

Royalty has defeated Splendour.
Win screenie
Participants from Royalty: 1, 2 and 3
It was my understanding that you need the list of participants for cards and such.