Recent posts by chitown15 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Official Kong Plus Thread

Originally posted by Ducklette:

Is there an option to turn ads back on?

You know, I don’t think it’s programmed that way. But we could probably do that if there were enough demand for it.

As a developer, Demand plus 1. Even though I think the no ads is probably the main feature of K+, and turning them off is kind of dumb when you think about it…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Whats the lowest rated game that has badges?

For the record! P.O.D. is an amazing game from a period where you couldn’t do near as much in flash that you can now. The fact that it has a 2.80 rating is deplorable. Everyone who rates that game lower then 4 has no sense of the history of flash development or this site.

/I’ve been on this site to long.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Paysafe Card Kreds Upload...FAIL?

Originally posted by Cippola:

AND they dont answer to my message…..NICE!

It’s the weekend, they should have it answered by Wednesday at the latest.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Paysafe Card Kreds Upload...FAIL?

Originally posted by Cippola:

O M G.I closed the window after the transaction.I didnt know that i have to confirm it IN kongregate.Can u help me?

If you didn’t confirm it, you could try doing it again, the number might still be good if it didn’t pay out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Paysafe Card Kreds Upload...FAIL?

Your best bet if the points don’t show up soon is to contact kongregate staff through the feedback system.

http://www.kongregate.com/feedbacks/new

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I'm leaving

APB fixes everything. But I’m also a developer, so when I want to at least get a couple bucks back for my countless hours spent working on games. Keep that in mind before you complain about ads here: They aren’t just for Kongregate, they’re also for the developer who spent all the time making the game you are now enjoying. Not every developer is Armorgames and making big bucks with them.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / OMG APRIL FOOLS XD

How do I trade in my games? Seriously, I want to know. chitown need a new pair of five points.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Getting a PM whenever you earn the Badge of the Day is annoying

Originally posted by wattro:
Originally posted by chitown15:

If it bugs you that much, block kongregate’s address in your email (Make it a junkmail sender), or turn off getting emails when you get PMs. It’s not a big deal…

wow, they’ll make anyone a mod these days, i guess…

that’s a silly response, no? it seems woefully unnecessary to block kongregate for this, esp when you might want their other e-mails or notifications aboot other things. getting the same, repetitive, unimportant e-mail per day can be spammy, and users should have the option to block this particular type of e-mail/notification.

Humor fail! =/ (And “these days” was over three years ago :P)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Getting a PM whenever you earn the Badge of the Day is annoying

If it bugs you that much, block kongregate’s address in your email (Make it a junkmail sender), or turn off getting emails when you get PMs. It’s not a big deal…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hidden pages?

Don’t forget the old community page that was never updated and died… (Greg!)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Will Kreds be the end of Kongregate?

Kongregate hasn’t always broken even, they had investors keeping them afloat for a while. Money into the site is a good thing. And kreds are a great tool for developers to also make more money. If you don’t like paying a dollar or two for extra level packs or power ups, go buy a 60 dollar Xbox game that will last you two weeks.

Bottom line: Kongregate has to make money, the developers want to make money, and you don’t have to spend money. Not one achievement requires you spend money to earn. And what, like 50 games (Or less.) use kreds? There’s close to 30k games on here. That’s 0.0016 percent of games that use kreds.

But even still, by all means, if you don’t like it go to newgrounds or Armorgames. Just don’t whine about it. It’s. A. Free. Country. There have been way to many “kreds are killing kongregate” threads already.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / This Weeks Top Ten Mods!

I demand to be number one! This is an outrage! Someone make me a mod! I am a mod? Success!!! Thanks you guys!

/Oh, yeah, that just happened!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Dear Kongregate, answer this

Originally posted by emily_greer:

I’m sorry, Billyfred, I agree that it would be better but we’re keeping them separate for now because the systems are already pretty complicated and work fairly differently and combining them would be a fairly big undertaking. It’s not likely to happen too immediately as there is always a lot to be done, but if you email us to support with a request to be paid out we can handle it for you manually.

You might want to put something about getting paid out manually in the FAQ.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kreds price way to expensive (Chile)

What about the other options? I’m guessing the phone option factors in phone costs and extra fees, which if true, seem to be more expensive in Chile. Or it could be an oversight on the conversions by the Kongregate staff.

You can always send in a feedback report here

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

Originally posted by Connro:
Originally posted by shroomer_x:

k guys. new piercing. LOVEEE.


WHY ARE YOU SO PRETTY.

She’s Irish. ’Nuff said. AMIRITE OR AMIRITE?!?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stolen game

Originally posted by Tasselfoot:

You guys do realize you’re all retarded, right?

1. Put ads in your games. That way, if a site rips them, you make money. Tons and tons of sites rip games… just not usually as completely or blatantly as this guy.

Except he’s ripping off games from kongregate which aren’t supposed to have ads in them… And if you’ve been following the threads you’d know it’s more of a matter of principal then money. Now get FFR back up. GO TASS GO!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameVault stealing (your) Kongregate games

He’s redirected my games/ (To my knowledge he’s removed no one’s), it’s good enough for me so long as they stay redirecting. Unknown. I wouldn’t close the thread unless it become purely a flame war, closing it otherwise would be wasteful (Another one would just get made). There really isn’t any reason to close it, yet, there are still thousands of games that have been stolen.

Originally posted by FlashBeast:

Oh, btw. I’ll be coming out with an idle game pretty soon, and it’s my biggest project. So will the scraper be taking it ?? :o
If so, i dont think i should be putting it on Kong anytime soon.

Yeah, it’ll take it eventually. Just site lock it, you’re swf file will be taken, but it’ll be unusable. You can even have it redirect to your game on kongregate at that point earning you some money.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameVault stealing (your) Kongregate games

Originally posted by 1230567:

Shoulda just redirected to some shocksite or smouched them… maybe trololololol

Don’t do that. That will only effect the player, not the site.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS2] Flash optimization question

Originally posted by 1230567:
Originally posted by chitown15:

Not sure about 2 and 3… As for 5, their code still works, so if you have intense code action it’ll take up resources, but I believe if their ._visible value is set to false flash doesn’t render them at all. Why you can hitTest with something which just has its _alpha value set to 0, but can’t hitTest with something that has its _visible value set to false (Because flash isn’t rendering it at all so it doesn’t know where it is). If that makes any sense

it can still hitTest >_>" i had my ghosts set to _visible = false and they still were detected hitting pacman… so had to do if statement where hittest only is true if the ghosts visible = true

Huh… I swear in all my past projects I’ve never had a movieClip with its ._visible value set to false detect collisions. Weird.

As for 1, I put two objects off the screen and it still detected the collisions to it’s definitely rendering them.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS2] Flash optimization question

Not sure about 2 and 3… As for 5, their code still works, so if you have intense code action it’ll take up resources, but I believe if their ._visible value is set to false flash doesn’t render them at all. Why you can hitTest with something which just has its _alpha value set to 0, but can’t hitTest with something that has its _visible value set to false (Because flash isn’t rendering it at all so it doesn’t know where it is). If that makes any sense.

Er one since there’s some debate about that. I believe FlashBeast is correct. I’ll do a simple check on it. (See if two items will detect a collision outside of the visible game screen)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS2] Flash optimization question

I’m not aware of any tool to see where the resources are going to what in flash… One thing I like to do is give the player options, give them quality settings, allow them to turn off particles, fancy graphics. Basically allow them to turn off or tone down how much extra graphical stuff they want.

Also try to do basic garbage collect such as removing movieclips and graphics when they aren’t on the screen, and not allowing arrays to get to big. The more you develop the more little tricks you’ll pick up to optimize code which also helps.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameVault stealing (your) Kongregate games

So I’ve been thinking why would Andrew not want to remove our games, and I came up with two ideas thus far:

1) Him creating controversy is driving hits his way and making him money. His sites have had to have gotten more hits this week then any previous week in their lifetime.

2) Removing the game might be pointless if his crawler script would just put it back on. Obviously this can be fixed with a little bit of time and coding, though.

Not sure if either of those are right, it could just be he’s lazy and removing all the games would take some time. Just trying to figure out why are requests no matter how professional and kind.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameVault stealing (your) Kongregate games

You don’t have to respond with violence, or even try to crash his sites. But if the mood strikes you, there’s nothing wrong with calling him to ask him to take down your games. At least not in my code of morals. You can even use his address to send him a Certified Cease and Desist letter, which would be the first step of legal action.

Violence is never the answer peeps!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameVault stealing (your) Kongregate games

As of right now, there are 25,596 games on (Or link to and on his other sites) FlashGameVault. Kongregate has 27,665 games as of this post. That means all but 2069 of the games on kongregate are on his site. So if you have a game on here, there’s a 25 in 27 chance that your game has been stolen, or a 92.5 percent chance your game is also on his site.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Name Error Maybe?

Originally posted by greg:

Making exceptions is what got me into this mess. :(

And making exceptions is what’ll get you out! No more capitalizing anything! All badge titles should be in lower case! Muhahahaha