Recent posts by Ventero on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Scripts

Mouseover timestamp should be fixed now as well. You’ll have to update the framework again, as well as the actual timestamp script. If it still doesn’t work for you, let me know.

Sinapi: Make sure Greasemonkey is actually enabled (i.e. the monkey icon isn’t greyed out) when trying to install the script. You might also want to check the JS console for any errors.

About BK: BK actually uses a lightweight, built-in version of the framework script (since the addon is FF only anyway, it doesn’t need a framework with all the cross browser compatibility stuff). The downside is of course that whenever any of the scripts breaks, the whole addon has to be updated. Now the problem is that addon updates have to be reviewed by AMO (addons.mozilla.org) editors, and while it has never been a problem before, the last 3 times the addon was reviewed, it was rejected due to the code contained in some of the user scripts. I don’t have the time to sort out all the scripts that might potentially cause the addon to be rejected, so as a result there probably won’t be a new BK version on AMO.

However, for those who desperately want BK instead of manually installing the scripts with Greasemonkey, I’ve uploaded a new BK version that contains the fixed framework stuff and the latest versions of all scripts.
A few important notes about that version though:

  • it’s completely untested
  • there will be no support for the addon – if a script is broken, try installing it manually with Greasemonkey – if that doesn’t fix the problem, it won’t be fixed
  • no automatic updates – while I might upload a new version of the extension when it becomes necessary, any such update won’t be detected automatically
 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Scripts

I’ve just updated the framework script, which hopefully fixes most of the problems. I currently don’t have enough time to test all my scripts, so if there’s any scripts that don’t work with the updated framework, please let me know.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does chat seem eerily quiet to you?

Yup, thanks again for letting me know! In the future, if you want to contact me, please send me a whisper (or an email, you can get my email address from my profile), since I’m not reading the forums that much anymore.

And as I just posted in the BK thread, I’ve also uploaded a new BK build which contains the fixed script. You can download that build here.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Better Kongregate Firefox Add-on [UPDATED: Oct 23, 2012]

Sorry for the delay, but at least I have some good news: I’ve just uploaded a new build (BK 5.0), which you can download here. Hopefully it fixes all of the recent (and not so recent) problems.

Note that since that version hasn’t officially been reviewed yet, BK won’t automatically update to that version just yet. Once it’s been reviewed, that should happen fairly quickly though.

If you encounter any problems with the new version, please let me know by replying here or (preferrably) sending me a whisper, since I’m not very active in the forums anymore.

Anyway, thanks for your patience and sorry for all the trouble!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Uploaded Game Wont load in Firefox but loads in IE and GoogleChrome?

The preview files are in a different folder than the live ones. If you upload assets, they are put in the same folder as the game’s SWF. Note that Kongregate differentiates between the live version of your game and the preview version, so for your game the base paths to your uploaded files would be
http://chat.kongregate.com/gamez/0014/1775/live/ for the live version and
http://chat.kongregate.com/gamez/0014/1775/preview/ for preview.

So if you uploaded a zip file containing a folder Assets, which in turn contained a file called GrimMenu.png, then the file can be found via the URL http://chat.kongregate.com/gamez/0014/1775/live/Assets/GrimMenu.png (live) or http://chat.kongregate.com/gamez/0014/1775/preview/Assets/GrimMenu.png (preview, which actually exists!). Notice that even though the path separator for folders in Windows is a backslash (\), it’s a forward slash after uploading the files. So to properly access the file from your game, you have to use the path Assets/GrimMenu.png, not Assets\GrimMenu.png. That way you don’t have to rely on the browser converting that backslash to a forward slash, which as you noticed Firefox doesn’t do.

Additionally, you should always make sure your game runs even when it fails to loda the file, since the file might be blocked by the client or there could be server outages.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Uploaded Game Wont load in Firefox but loads in IE and GoogleChrome?

The link you posted works for me neither in FF nor in Chrome (same with the game, actually :P)…
I have no idea what you’re trying to link to, so I can’t tell you what the correct link would be, but make sure the file you’re trying to reference is actually still uploaded (you can check that on the page where you can upload a new version of your game).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Uploaded Game Wont load in Firefox but loads in IE and GoogleChrome?

Your game is trying to load http://chat.kongregate.com/gamez/0014/1775/live/Assets\GrimMenu.png (note the backslash), which doesn’t exist.
Chrome (and probably IE, can’t test it here) converts the backslash to a slash before loading the URL, so in those browser the asset gets properly loaded and the game starts.

So just change the URL of the image you’re trying to load to include a slash in your game. Additionally, you should make your game fail gracefully (e.g. show an error message or just show no background) when loading the image fails.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Can't connect to chat when using #maingame to navigate the page?

Huh, weird. Last time I tried it in Firefox, it didn’t load the chat. Just tried it again, now it works. In Chrome it still doesn’t work though.
So I guess there’s been some recent change in Firefox to work around that problem…

Edit: Quick bisect shows that it seems to work since Firefox 9 (while still being broken in Chrome).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Can't connect to chat when using #maingame to navigate the page?

This is indeed a known bug, so it’s not a problem with your setup, Chrisis. Not sure why the link you posted worked for 123aaa789, but since he said the page didn’t scroll either, I guess somehow the link’s anchor part (i.e. the #maingame) was removed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Better Kongregate Firefox Add-on [UPDATED: Oct 23, 2012]

Just click the install button and you’ll be able to install it anyway.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Better Kongregate Firefox Add-on [UPDATED: Oct 23, 2012]

There shouldn’t be any compatibility issues with Firefox 10 (especially because starting with FF10, extensions are marked compatible by default).
If you’re experiencing any specific problems, please report them here.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / AdBlocker

Allowing googletagservices.com or google-analytics.com should be enough. Or you could just run a user script which sets googletag.pending = false;… :P

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Connecting To Chat

In addition to what Zshadow asks, it’d be great to know if you have any Kong-related userscripts/extensions installed (if so, please check if the chat loads when disabling them).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Linux issues

Either try using your keyboard (i.e. tab and space) to navigate the dialogue, or alternatively run flash-player-properties, tab “Storage”, click “Local Storage Settings by Site” and set chat.kongregate.com to unlimited there. If flash-player-properties isn’t installed, use Flash’s Website Storage Settings instead.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / My android doesn't support the mobile version of kongregate !

Unfortunately, it looks like the LG Optimus Hub E510 has an ARMv6 CPU (the MSM7227 Turbo, to be precise), whereas Flash (and as a consequence Kongregate Arcade) require an ARMv7 CPU, so it’s not supported on your device.

There are inofficial Flash versions for ARMv6 CPUs out there, but I’d be careful with those, since they’re from dubious sources and not officially supported (which is why I won’t link to such a version).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / 2 Mute Related Bugs

2. is because the chat loads the data which users you have muted on pageload, which means if you mute someone out of chat, you’ll have to refresh the page for it to take effect (or as you mentioned just mute them inside the chat).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat bug

You can either try using your keyboard (i.e. tab and space) to navigate the dialogue, or alternatively go to Flash’s storage settings, look for “chat.kongregate.com” in the list and set the slider to “Unlimited”.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Realm Of the Mad God Chat Room

Does the URL you use to browse to the game by any chance have a # in it? If so, can you delete the part of the URL that starts with the # (including it)?
E.g. if the URL looks like http://www.kongregate.com/games/Wild_Shadow/realm-of-the-mad-god#chat_tab_pane, use http://www.kongregate.com/games/Wild_Shadow/realm-of-the-mad-god instead.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Better Kongregate Firefox Add-on [UPDATED: Oct 23, 2012]

I’ve updated the Fullscreen Chat script. I’ll talk to musicdemon about making a new BK release later this week.

*sigh* it would be nice if 3rd party script developers had advanced warning and access to a testing area.

Last I heard was that something like this should actually happen. That was a few months ago though, so I’d assume whoever would be responsible for this forgot about it.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Data gets deleted every time I close window

The only setting that takes effect when I close the window is deleting browser history.

Then make sure it doesn’t also delete your cookies when closing the browser, because since Flash 11 this includes deleting your LSOs (aka Flash savegames).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / TipJar?

That happens automatically when the game is published.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Firefox Site Load Fatal Error

What happens when you try to access this link, is it cut off at the same spot? What happens in other browsers? Do you use a proxy?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Profile editing

Here’s the formatting guide (which is btw. linked in the reply box).

And there’s an “Edit post” button next to your avatar, so you don’t have to double post when you have a typo in one of your posts.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Joker's Carnival Glitch

“They’re innocent” is the correct answer to question 1. In your original post, you said you answered question 2 incorrectly, and then when visiting the page the next time, you were able to answer the question again – which is intended, as I wrote in my previous post.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Joker's Carnival Glitch

That’s actually intended: You’re able to answer the question again if your previous answer was wrong, that way everyone has the same chance of winning the prize, regardless of their Batman knowledge.