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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Ads won't play?

I believe this has been brought up already… you’d probably better to contact HHG direct over this sort of issue…


Originally posted by HyperHippoGames:

However, don’t ever hesitate to write me at “Adventurecapitalist@hyperhippo.ca” if you are experiencing any issue and I’ll always be happy to help you.


If you do contact us with an issue, please try to include as much information as you can – EG. Your browser/computer specs, what you are experiencing, for how long, etc. Be prepared for me to ask you a lot of questions, and describe your current playing experience!


Thanks for reading, and send me an email if you have any questions.


Take care,


- Ryan

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Not making angels

Probably better to contact HHG direct over this sort of issue…

Originally posted by HyperHippoGames:

However, don’t ever hesitate to write me at “Adventurecapitalist@hyperhippo.ca” if you are experiencing any issue and I’ll always be happy to help you.

If you do contact us with an issue, please try to include as much information as you can – EG. Your browser/computer specs, what you are experiencing, for how long, etc. Be prepared for me to ask you a lot of questions, and describe your current playing experience!

Thanks for reading, and send me an email if you have any questions.

Take care,

- Ryan

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / **FAQs, Tips & Tactics**

Originally posted by HyperHippoGames:

Hi everyone,

Over the last 8ish months or so, I’ve received thousands of emails from AdCap players, covering anything you could think of. With that said, I want to offer up a little checklist of things to consider (from my experience) any time you are having issues with your AdCap game.

1. Keep everything updated

Are you one of those people who always clicks “update later” and then you..just…don’t? If so, this message is for you. Make sure that you keep up on updating your browser, operating system, Unity and Flash player.

As you’ve seen in the past, updates (or lack thereof) to any of those can cause some turbulence, and when we tackle fixes, we do it based on the most recent versions. And if you are attached to an old version of your favourite browser Netscape Navigator, well……yeah – tough cookies. It is very important that all of the above work together, otherwise AdCap may not load correctly.

2. Clear your web cache

Much like changing the oil in your vehicle, clearing your web cache on a regular basis is a very important step. Your browser’s web cache can get pretty full storing your page file information, and AdCap can be affected by that. Contrary to popular belief, AdCap does NOT save to your web cache. AdCap saves to Unity’s player preferences, which are in fact saved on your computer – so you are safe!

If you don’t clear your web cache on a regular basis, you browser may not run at a level that it should be (just like if you don’t change your oil). AdCap has a ton of calculations going on at any given time, so keep your web cache fresh and that will always work in your favour.

​3. Close down your game

When you are done playing AdVenture Capitalist, make sure that you fully close your game, and even log out of your Kongregate account.​ AdCap needs to be fully closed for 2 minutes before the offline mode will kick in. What does that mean?

A. Close your web browser fully. This does not include minimizing you window, or even closing a tab. Also, do not put your computer to sleep or shut it off with the browser window open.

B. Log out of your Kongregate account, and log back in when you play. Every time that you do this, you are forcing the game to pull all of your saved information from your player prefs and Kong’s servers. There is always a chance that a small hiccup in your internet connection (especially you wireless internet users) may cause something to not load correctly; this is why I always suggest refreshing a few times, and logging out/in when a part of your game isn’t loading correctly.

DISCLAIMER: The whole point of this post is to help you have the best playing experience possible, and hopefully the list above can assist you with that. This isn’t a sure fire fix for issues that you may be experiencing, but it is sure a good starting point to trouble shoot any problem that you are encountering. If you do these things on a regular basis, it should help. And yes, I know we still have bugs with offline progress and how CPS is functioning.

However, don’t ever hesitate to write me at “Adventurecapitalist@hyperhippo.ca” if you are experiencing any issue and I’ll always be happy to help you.

If you do contact us with an issue, please try to include as much information as you can – EG. Your browser/computer specs, what you are experiencing, for how long, etc. Be prepared for me to ask you a lot of questions, and describe your current playing experience!

Thanks for reading, and send me an email if you have any questions.

Take care,

- Ryan

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Same questions over and over

I think a separate subforum for the mobile app would be useful… yes, there are too many stickies (more seem to appear as soon as I remove some of the older ones!) but yes, it’s often easier to ask rather than to read the sticky then ask if it’s not covered tho that doesn’t make it spam (however annoying)… it’s certainly not helpful to respond negatively to such posts, better to simply ignore them if you’ve nothing helpful to add.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Home sweet home...

I’ve been moderating here (and elsewhere)

Masochism that extreme sounds like it’s veering into chronic illness territory. I’d recommend speaking to someone :P

I did, but they only suggested CBT so nothing much changed :P

Damnit… I meant to say Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy but was in a hurry – perversely I think I prefer they didn’t do a gastroscopy as I can’t imagine swallowing the camera!


IOD: Each NHS trust will have an antibiotics policy (example from Worcester)… but I don’t think we have an over-arching national policy. No idea on other countries… we do, however, at least have some controls on what may and may not go into the food chain via feedstock (example)

One can’t help but wonder how much of the problem in the US is down to poor education (antibiotics not helping against viral infection) and how much down to greed (I get to charge more if I write a ‘script for an antibiotic, and there’s the follow up visits that’ll result from any side effects!)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Home sweet home...

I’ve been moderating here (and elsewhere) long enough to know there are all sorts of folks, who derive pleasure in all sorts of ways, out there on the internet (and in RL obviously)… you’ve no worries about ‘breaking in’ somebody new I suspect if I were to ‘die horribly on the operating table’ they’d just kick this sub forum into the long grass as nobody else’d be willing to put up with so much nonsense (mebbe those years teaching 5 year olds weren’t wasted after all) :P

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / How was everybody's day

Yup there’s Kongregate (for kong related stuff), OT (for general chat), SD (which is supposed to be for ‘serious discussion’, but not necessarily ‘serious topics’) to name but a few ;)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Home sweet home...

No enema! (according to the literature anyway) Fasting (clear liquids only) minimum of 24 hours in advance coupled with an industrial strength oral laxative… can’t say I’m overly worried, just pissed at the amount of time everything takes.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Game: Room 101

Room 101 is a room introduced in the climax of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. It is a torture chamber in the Ministry of Love, in which the Party attempts to subject a prisoner to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia, with the object of breaking down their resistance.

“You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world." — O’Brien

So the idea is to put into room 101 ‘the worst thing in the world’ related to the topic of the week (Starting with ‘Transport’)… you get to nominate next week’s topic if you’re judged the winner this week ;)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Game: Room 101

If only! But thanks for the bump :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Game: Room 101

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the concept of Room 101…

Frequency: Weekly

Gameplay: A topic is nominated and all members of SD may nominate one thing relevant to that topic to be banished from existence forever into the depths of Room 101.

e.g. Topic – travel: To be banned – disturbing other passengers by the selfish use of personal headphones

Reasoning – blah, blah, blah – try and make the best argument you can in support of banning the thing/element/whatever you’ve suggested.

The person starting the weekly topic will act as judge for that week (and therefore may not participate) with the winner nominating the topic for the following week.

You may make only one entry per topic.


Ok, I’ll get the ball rolling… and might as well stick with the topic of ‘Travel’… you have until 11th March to post the thing you’d like to seen banished and your supporting reasoning. Let’s try and have a bit more fun here!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Book Club 2015

If it’s not freely available (online) then no, unfortunately, it wouldn’t be suitable.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Versi for moderator

I only ever reply….. I have never once been to his server.
he has multiple false files on mine for the specific purpose of harassing

you ppl think im stupid or winger or whatever cause your all a bit simple when it comes to four letter words. (that’s a euphamisim for swear words kiddies)
that’s ok it probably the whole second language thing that makes it that way…

I don’t care…. all im asking is that something be done to make it so I cannot be mailed, pm’d or insulted in the forums.
you all want me to ignore it if hes trolling me?
HOW
he doesent stop. if I don’t answer his posts on the forum he spams my mail box. if I delete them and don’t read…
the next day I have twice as many…
then he signs in and takes shots at me and the players of oceanic in world chat…
then he creates another file and does it again and again….

im trying very hard not to swear right now….. do ANY of you people understand that this^ is harassment

not exaggerating… its exactly the definition.

so ignoring encourages him, blocking him simply has no effect (that’s the part that makes kong and R2 culpable by the way)
and defnding myself will only get me scolded by selfish moron gamers that don’t even work for the companies involved.

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO…. and if your answer is that I deserve it if I cant resist the urge to respond….. well you know what you can do with yourself right? its got four letters

1. It takes at least two to argue… by constantly replying / taking the bait you’re stoking the flames (I’m not saying that’s right, but it is the way it is).

2. Only R2 can do anything about things going on in game – unfortunately you’ll have to keep reporting such things to them – if you get no/unsatisfactory replies the admins here can TRY and help by liaising directly with R2 but have very little sway as only R2 would have access to game chat logs, etc.

3. AFAIK muting someone will prevent them from whispering (and mailing?) you but presently there’s no way to officially block one poster from seeing another poster’s posts – and such is not likely to be implemented due to costs, etc – there are, however, several user scripts out there that claim to have just this kind of functionality… how well they work, how often updated to keep up with changes here, i don’t know…. but it can’t hurt to try?

4. Also AFAIK… As long as Kong/R2 have a policy/method for investigating and acting on claims of harassment (and follow it), comply with and relevant laws, court orders, etc (in their jurisdiction) then they’re acting as ‘common carriers’ and have extremely limited culpability for the actions of a member’s actions.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Flag R2_support posts as spam.

Originally posted by capatheist:

“don’t feed the trolls”?? ok great that’s good general everyday advice. now what do you suggest I do to not be harassed?

In the absence of what you consider to be effective moderation (apologies again for recent absence, but these things happen) report (and keep reporting) instances to the community admin team who, if they agree with you will take action against the offending account – quite what that action is, and how long it’ll take them to act would depend on the severity of the infringements of the offender.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Ooops...

Apologies for absence – just spent several unexpected days back in hospital (I spend way too much time there)… should be good for the next 6 weeks or so when it’s time for next stage of investigations and, hopefully, the ‘all clear’…

Now, let’s try and catch up with what’s been going on

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Home sweet home...

After a rather unexpected visit to the local hospital (boo) I finally get to come home (yay) for 6 weeks at least (hmm) when I’m back in for the next set of investigations (endoscopy, colonoscopy… hope they do it the right way round and/or use different cameras)…

So apologies for absence… now let’s see who’s been good and who’s going on the naughty step!! ;)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Theoretic Wonders: Man and Machine

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-31637149 (seemed apt – although no time right now)

 
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Topic: Wartune / mods

Complaining on the forum will get you nowhere – I’ve sent you the ID of the person who moderated your posts – you’ll need to take it up with him.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Prices off?

Price of each business increases by a different percentage for each one you buy… newspapers go up by 15% (from memory!) and oil a mere 7% for example

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / United States laws "Utah Shame" Edition

Originally posted by cromagin2:

Ok let me put it another way, do you think 55 years mandatory in jail ( in reality, a death sentence ) is OK for carrying 8 oz of weed? Do you consider that humane?

Originally posted by donseptico:

In this one specific case the resultant sentence seems to be excessive (as I’ve said and agreed multiple times)

although – side note – the 55 years isn’t simply for ‘carrying 8oz of weed’ (as has also been mentioned repeatedly)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / United States laws "Utah Shame" Edition

There are plenty of academic opinions as to the efficacy (or lack thereof) of incarceration however I’m not aware that was an issue in this (and similar) cases.

The point of a minimum sentence (whatever that might be… incarceration, probation, community service, fines, etc) is that it’s the starting point treating every offender the same for the same offence… obviously the level at which the minimum sentence is set should be appropriate to the offence in question.

The balance of mitigating and aggravating factors allows the courts to level an appropriate indictment and for the judge to then tailor the sentence more closely to the particular circumstances of each case.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Purchased but not received

kuku – you’ll need to contact HH directly for in-game purchasing problems… Adventurecapitalis@hyperhippo.ca

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Upgrade sacrificing AI question?

No, you lose the upgrades as and when you reset your game.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Do the angels that you don't spend carry over?

Yup, absolutely… you retain any unspent angels at each reset.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Offline Progress completely broken

It’s a known problem (that keeps coming back, affecting some but not all, etc)… something the devs have said they’re trying to fix.