Recent posts by light_bringer777 on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Pokemon NXT should be removed!

Anything on Kong gets ads rev share, doesn’t it? Getting revenue from someone else IP is asking for trouble. Getting revenue from a big company’s IP is asking for a lot of trouble, and pretty much ensures this project will at some point be stopped. Unless they somehow got a license, which I highly doubt.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What game would you like me to make?

Hey all,

While I’m waiting on things to move on with the Learn to Fly 3 kickstarter (and the extended paypal donations campaign coming soon), I’ve been thinking about running smaller side-projects. There’s bound to be wait and delays with Learn to Fly 3 since I’ll be hiring and all, so I might as well work on developing MORE stuff in the meantime! LtF 3 is still top-priority, don’t worry ;)

So I was browsing older games, playing stuff I used to really enjoy a few years back and all, and I started wishing some of those got a remake of some sort.

So in short, what game would you like me to develop?

The best way to give a very good suggestion is to base it on some already existing game or genre, e.g. “A penguin tower-def in the genre of XYZ” or “A shooter like Bunny Invasion” or stuff like that. Just don’t start giving a 35 pages detailed design or anything!

I’m looking for smaller projects, so no ‘Open-world MMORPG’ or anything overly ambitious. This is the reason I was looking at older titles, cause most of them were simpler back then.

Right now I’m thinking Tower-Def, defense shooter, top-down shooter, maybe a card game…

What do you think!

No promises any suggestion given here will actually be developed btw!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly 3 referral codes

That’s exactly NOT the point of this referral program. It was meant to bring traffic to the kickstarter you know, not trade links and hope to get free stuff…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Well we’ve found a troll. And yes felixdebeste, I don’t have a release date, and programming / game development are very hard to estimate so I can hardly tell when it will be completed.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

The kickstarter has been funded, which means development can RESUME, I can hire artists and help. It doesn’t mean nor did it say anywhere that the game was just released. Plus why would I ask funds to release my game? :P

Lots of work ahead of us to get this game released I’m afraid XD

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by DaviM12:

I think that to fix the tincture lag bug (reported on my post above) you’d have to make it so the hit animation only happens every once in a short while. (or a toggle for it?)
When it lags the game tries to do the hit animation for like 3 times in a single frame and it somehow messes up and get blue (which makes no sense because the animation is a red flash)

Nah it’s not the problem, on every hit the tint is set to 0.3, set that as many times as you want it’s still 0.3. Nothing here is stacking or anything. But as I said, the massive lag is the real issue here, not the weird tint side-effect.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

@ElliottJ4 I’m looking into that, I think it has to do with my ‘fancy’ collision detection again, when the games lags the tint for some reason gets messed up.

@Azwerg No idea what would cause this, but I’m guessing it’s flash/browser cache related so not much I could do about it.

@PeeterS1 Leaderboards are 100% controlled by Kongregate sadly, nothing I can do here but you could give them a suggestion.

@Zuiter Not sure if I mixed up replies at some point, but scientific notation is on my todo list. The “doesn’t scale” comment IIRC was about using long-scale vs short-scale, where you skip from 10^6 to 10^12 and nothing for 10^9 for example, which makes it harder to keep some spots of the game which can’t have string longer than 4-5 characters. Still, it’s all on the todo list ;)

@Barcadia102 Working on this one, it has to do with my collision detection having trouble when the bullets start flying REALLY fast. Thanks btw!

@DaviM12 Has to do with the game lag CAUSING messed up tint for some obscure reason. I’m trying to optimize collision detection in hopes of fixing this!

Anyway, thanks everyone for the help so far! I’ll try to upload a patch for it all as soon as I can find the time!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by xPassionx:

Not a bug, but i feel its sad how quick this game ends… i cleared it in a few hours. It really has potential, you just need to create infinite replay value.

It’s planned for a future update. I really had to rush the game and didn’t manage to squeeze this in before release sadly.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Nope, just a log screen used for debugging that you can access by pressing F8.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by eefan10:

There is a bug where if you refresh quickly after a save or auto save (ex: 10 seconds) then you will restart on the Snowman with the starting stats but you will be able to go to other obstacles and if you move your mouse over the stats they will be the same from the save BUT what you lose is ALL your money so this happened to me after a night of idling I have billions of billions of billions of cash and I didn’t decide to spend it when I had it but rather SAVE then REFRESH and I lost it all. Research is not affected when this happens.

This is exactly what I’m working on right now :P

If this happens to you, hit F8 before you do anything else to get a log screen where you could give me precious information I need to get this fixed ASAP.
 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Crap… I know WHERE the bug happens, but I can’t reproduce it anymore :/

Anyway, I added some basic error handling. What’s happening is if 1 value is missing (and older versions were missing some data that the new version saves so…) the loading stopped where it was. Result: partially loaded games.

I added very simple stuff so that errors should get a default value and the loading should continue regardless, but I’ve also added even MORE debugging info, so if anyone still gets a broken save I’d like to know what’s in the F8 log.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by benny58624:

20:02:26 > loadGameFromObject()
20:02:26 > Save file exists? true
20:02:26 > Loading obstacle level: 0
20:02:25 > AMFPHP – Trial period over

This is what i got right after loading, cash gone (it luckily wasn’t much).

Alright now I know a bit more where the error happens.

I also “managed” to get the bug myself, added even more debug and narrowed the issue to only a few lines of code. I should probably have a fix ready really soon. Thanks for the help so far guys!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

No save file at all means you don’t allow cookies or deleted them, and has nothing to do with the actual game (since 99% players do keep their save).

Matsui, you could try, you could even keep a backup of your save of course. But it won’t be of much help unless it reproduces the bug. Though I guess that if it DOES work, then it would be 1 point towards the “load from previous versions” theory.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Originally posted by MatsuiHibiki:

Yeh, cause the previous one deleted my cash, and the next one killed one dodo planet, which gives that cash.
Also, can you make it so it remembers I had the auto-fire off?
Other than that, apparently works on my end. Would be easier to keep testing if you make it remember the auto-fire being off~

Good point.

As for it working now, I have a feeling it had something to do with “passing” save data from older versions to newer one, though I really can’t tell why or how this is happening :(

Glad to hear it’s working for you ATM.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Yes, I added extra debugging info to help us figure this one out. Did this save work? Because all your basic stats are here, levels are here, even your cash from what I can tell, though you having exactly 66666666666666666660000000 strikes me as odd.

From what I can tell your save exists, the info is there and the loading worked.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Alright so…

Firs, clear times of 0 are a bug with the leader board, I’ve contacted Kongregate to get this fixed.

Second, if these are the logs RIGHT AFTER loading, something is going very, VERY wrong. Focaccina, this would be a 100% normal log if you changed obstacles many times after loading, filling the log with obstacles changes. Otherwise something’s very weird.

Benny, this is the game sending your best score periodically and is normal. You did not however provide the console on loading your game unless this is exactly what it produced?

Please give me the console RIGHT AFTER LOADING guys, unless these are actually it! Otherwise I really can’t tell what’s happening as mine works flawlessly D’:

Portugal, this is intended as auto-save can be turned off and this also accounts for manual saving.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Yeah, not much I can do about cheaters, I can’t control the leaderboards or ban users or anything. I did add an extra layer of security since early versions so hopefully there won’t be as many cheaters now.

So the data really just loads random parts, and not always the same? This is REALLY odd. Does it keep doing it too? Like say you save to file as a backup, then click the regular save button and refresh page, your data still is scrambled?

It seems to have happened with the last version too, but AFAIK nothing changed in the save/load classes. Have you guys tried checking the log upon loading your game?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly 3 Kickstarter is now live!

Originally posted by Tulrog:

Yay. Almost 13k. So the possibly fake 8k won’t stop some cash flow.

Though I’m a bit confused. Doesn’t the whole back, collect rewards, cancel payment thing ruin the whole kickstarter business model? What good is it to gather money if you don’t know how much of the money is really yours to spend? You spend 8000 dollar and suddenly you have to pay that by yourself. This huge risk seems to be a contradiction to the overall success of kickstarter.

Yeah, it is a “rare” occurrence, but some projects really were jeopardized by big pledges being canceled. I guess I’m just paranoid (and I certainly hope the backer is serious and is simply an amazing guy!).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly Idle bugs

Hey everyone, I’m creating this thread to better discuss possible bugs in Learn to Fly Idle, with what’s happening to save data apparently (and that I cannot seem to reproduce), game comments aren’t convenient enough.

Let me know if you find anything wrong, what it is and how it happened.

IMPORTANT Pressing “F8” while in the game now opens up a log screen where various messages are printed. This Could help describe some bugs.
e.g. on loading a game, the console should read:
LOG>> loadGameFromObject()
LOG>> Load complete.

Thanks!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / what are the best idle games?

(Totally not biased opinion) Well Learn to Fly Idle of course!

Jokes aside Idle Mine was THE idle game for me. I liked Cookie Clicker too.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly 3 Kickstarter is now live!

I said it in the game comments and I’ll say it again here: Kickstarter has received a fair amount of credit card “fraud” where the backer pledges a high amount, wait for rewards to be handed out and the contacts his credit card company to cancel the transaction.

I’m a pessimistic at heart it seems, but I won’t start shouting victory until it’s actually finished :P

Let’s just hope this guy truly is an amazing person and decided to single-handedly fund Learn to Fly 3. We could still use extra funds to make more kick-ass stuff though ;D

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Originally posted by reecej04:

Please Learn To Fly game developers,do make a third one.

That is pretty much the point of the kickstarter ;D

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

There you go guys! Learn to Fly Idle, my first release in literally years, is now live on Kongregate! Check it out here!

It was completed in roughly 13-14 days, quite a feat coming from me! Hope you like it :D

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

For those who haven’t seen it yet, we’re pretty close to releasing a Learn to Fly-themed idle game to get some attention on the Learn to Fly series. It’s also nice to be releasing something after so long. And it’ll be sponsored by Kongregate, so you’ll special perks for playing here too!

Here’s a snapshot ;)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to Fly 3 Kickstarter is now live!

Originally posted by MatukasLT:

http://lightbringergames.com/referral-program/ in this page, the 6th horizontal line says “NAME OF THAK YOU PAGE” , it should be “NAME OF THANK YOU PAGE

Thanks, it’s already been reported but right now I’m focused 500% on the Idle game, so corrections will wait a few days ;)