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Topic: Game Programming / Yahoo Site Explorer: See which sites link to your kong game

https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites

i put in the url for my some of my games on kong and hit “Explore URL” was surprised to find a bunch of other sites linking to my games. This site

http://www.loodo.com.br/2009/11/dados-solitarios/

even had my crappy yahtzee game at number 2 on their solitaire list!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / how do i make the flash window be on top when i test a movie?

bump

tried reinstalling flash to fix this, and it is STILL THERE.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / how do i make the flash window be on top when i test a movie?

Originally posted by Feltope:

seems to be some weird “feature” of having the code window open when testing. clicking usually brings it back up. It is better to close the code window first if you happen to be coding inside flash. But it doesn’t hurt anything just an annoying “feature”

hmmm not for me. when i close the code window, output etc and run my flash program again, it is still under everything. even if i click on the flash window, i can move it around but still all the other windows are on top. seems to be a “feature” that adobe introduced, because i don’t remember this happening on macromedia 8. VERY annoying though…

 
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Topic: Game Programming / how do i make the flash window be on top when i test a movie?

when i hit CTRL+ENTER to test out my flash movie, it is only visible in the area where the stage is at. all of my other windows are on top, which is incredibly annoying. but this only seems to happen sometimes, not all the time though.
i attached a picture to help clarify the question.
the red line is visible area, and the blue line shows the hidden part

how can i make the window always be on top when testing my movie?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / buttonMode = false for as2? [solved]

Originally posted by Wordblind:

The enabled property.

yep that’s it! i guess i had a brain fart, i was thinking that would make it disappear as well, but that is exactly what i needed. thank you.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / buttonMode = false for as2? [solved]

is there a simple way to make a button visible but not clickable in as2?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Worth Learning AS3?

Originally posted by xQuack:

I think I will try and learn AS3. Do you guys have any tips? Any good books I can read also?

I found this book was a great way of getting your feet wet with AS3

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Worth Learning AS3?

i originally learned AS2 and because i was familiar with it, i resisted learning AS3. i made a few (crappy) games and they worked just fine with AS2. now i am trying to use the box2D engine, which requires AS3, so i am attempting to learn it now. it is definitely more complicated, and has more difficult concepts to grasp. although there are many more things that it can do, you likely won’t end up needing them if you are only making very basic games. i suppose it depends on how serious you are about learning flash. if you never plan on making anything more complicated than basic atari-like games, then AS2 will suffice. but you may eventually want to take it to the next level, and improve upon your skills. so if you are learning the language from scratch anyway, might as well just learn AS3. the more i understand of AS3, the more logical and organized it seems to me.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Highscores API not working? (Anyone?)

i have my game set up the same way as Paltar, and mine works ok too, have you tried this method? are you using AS2 or AS3?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Highscores API not working? (Anyone?)

is there a tab for high scores, and they aren’t displaying right, or is the tab for high scores completely missing? i had this issue on one of my games. it worked originally, but i changed some stuff around and uploaded a new version (didn’t change anything with the api), and suddenly the high score tab didn’t show up. i eventually got it working by changing the variable name that was submitted. instead of submitting “Score”, try setting “tmpScore = Score” and submit “tmpScore” instead. i have no idea why this should have made a difference, but it worked for me.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / remove an api statistic

Originally posted by DPbrad:

If that doesnt work then im not sure, maybe try changing the variable names.

i have this in my first frame:
_root.kongregateServices.connect();
i traced grandTotal and it certainly is working.
then….
i changed grandTotal to tempGrandTotal and had that one submitted instead, and now it works?!…. ok well thanks for your assistance!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / remove an api statistic


i have "display in leaderboards deselected for HiScore, but have it selected for HiScore2. does this look correct?

code is:

_root.kongregateStats.submit("HighScore2",grandTotal);

 
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Topic: Game Programming / remove an api statistic

is this possible? i am trying to implement a different high score stat on one of my games, but while trying to get it to work i ended up with 3 different ones, none of which work, and i can’t figure out why. i am using AS2 and i’ve gotten it to work other times.
basically what i used to have was something like this:

_root.kongregateStats.submit("HighScore",grandTotal);

then i tried to change it to:

_root.kongregateStats.submit("HighScore2",grandTotal);

but neither one is showing up. somehow a user got a highscore that is not possible, so i am trying to remove it by changing the api. help!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / getting more hits on a game, and game-stealing-bots...

ok so a couple years ago i started trying to learn flash and made this crappy yahtzee game and put it on kong. it didn’t do all that well (because it sucked) and i sort of lost interest in flash as i am apt to do with all hobbies i take up. so i few months ago i checked back on my kong account, and my wonderful yahtzee game was averaging an astounding 2 hits per week. because i feared being sued, i had named my game “triple yahzeee” with an intentional misspelling to foil all of the lawyers for hasboro. because of the unique spelling i tried doing a google search for my game to see if it would show a link to my game on kong. i got a dozen hits for my game, but not on kongregate. there was my game on other peoples sites, even though i had only uploaded it to kong. i must admit that my first reactions was… i was flattered! wow someone liked my game so much that they decided to steal it! then i realized that what most likely happened was some sort of game-thieving-bot had probably stolen it, just like they probably steal hundreds of games off dozens of flash game sites every day. i had a few updates to my yahtzee game, and the version that is floating around on the other sites is version 0.1 which must have only been on kong for a few days at the most.

so anyway….

i decided to trick these game-stealing-bots. i figured that i would make marathon yahtzee with a link back to the original yahtzee game on kong. that way when they steal my marathon yahtzee game, people will want to play the original, click on the link and come to kong and play my game and i will get credit for the hits, and be like scrooge mcduck swimming in all my piles of money. and guess what, i think it must have worked! my crappy yahtzee game went from 2 hits per week to about 40-50 hits per day now. so obviously that still is not very much money, but if this worked with a crappy game, imagine what would happen with a good game!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Kongregate API

hey i could use a little help as well. i want to implement a high score api in as3, but i don’t understand the examples provided. i was able to get it to work fairly easily with an as2 game, but with as3 it looks waaaaay different.

i copied all the code into my main class from this page:
http://www.kongregate.com/developer_center/docs/loading-the-as3-api
but i get an error:
1120: Access of undefined property kongregate. kongregate = event.target.content;

 
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Topic: Kongregate Labs / I havnt got my revenue 4 2 days yet, Y?

This isn’t your phone, you don’t get charged by the number of characters you type. If you wrote out your question using real words, you might actually get an answer.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / removing a high score

how would i go about removing a messed up high score? there is one high score on my high score list that is way too high to be achieved through normal gameplay on this game

 
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Topic: Game Programming / First game's ratings - come share yours! :)

my first game was a yahtzee game and got a 2.99 rating (soooo close!).
second game was a kakuro game and got 3.21. i’m still in the process of learning flash and so far all of my games are just flash implementations of preexisting ideas for games.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [Kongregate API] AS2 Integration

try putting quotes around the name like this:
_root.kongregateStats.submit(“rank”,1);

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [Kongregate API] AS2 Integration

how do you decide what makes a game worthy of a badge?
i am new to flash, and my game “kakuro” has less that 1000 plays, and it does not seem to be too popular, but i would like to make a badge for it, to see how it works.
does a game need to have a certain number of gameplays, or be above a certain rating, what are the requirements for this?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [Kongregate API] High Scores

ok i just uploaded a new game and did the 2 lines of code simple upload a new high score.
when i get a high score in the game, it says “congratulations you just…” but when i click on the tab for high scores, everything is blank?

_root.kongregateServices.connect();
_root.kongregateScores.submit(grandTotal); // The user got a high score