Recent posts by Melorian on Kongregate

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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

Originally posted by solprovider:

@Melorian
Besides the implementation with no warning and no transition, a second location means more work backing up save files, and needing to move files just to switch browsers on a single computer. Chrome broke trust with me (and everybody who cares about Flash save files.)

savegames aside, i think the change was a move in the right direction. the browser developers just start to really care about .sol files and their possible “malicious” usage (tracking sol cookies etc.) – for example, firefox now deletes all sol files when cookies are cleared (which also did not have a transition and lead to many permanent wipes of all save games, by the way – how didn’t that break your trust?). if you write software, would you like it if a third party program wipes your program’s saved data as some side effect? no? see, google didn’t like that either, hence the “non-standard” location.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

Originally posted by solprovider:

[…] and deliberately messed up Flash saves the day after the announcement that Chrome was the most popular browser. […]

well, to be fair, it “just” changed to location where its .sol files are stored. annoying – yes, but only because they didn’t bother to document that change (or copy the old .sol files to the new location)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

deactivate user access control or start notepad as admin. if it still doesn’t work, clear your browser cache (specifically, firefox seems to need this. sometimes. oh, well…).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

the real ips :-o

i am now officially in love with you solprovider ^^

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

TODO: Write down the real cdn host ips for when this happens again.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

yeah, internal.kongregate.com and chat.kongregate.com are unavailable, too. strangely, the ads before the game loads work just fine. just add them with the same IP, load the game, click the chat tab, and you have a 50/50 chance that it will work, don’t know why it doesn’t always work…

also, looking at the error console in my browser, i highly doubt that badges will be awarded, so better don’t try that ;-)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

glad to help :)
just don’t forget to undo the changes when kongregate is “up” again, the CDN is used for a reason (performance) ;-)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Entire Site Down For Most

CDN seems to be down… if you are able to redirect all requests to cdnX.kongregate.com to kongregate.com (via local proxy for example), you should be fine.

for example, if you have “burp suite”, go to options tab and add this hostname resolutions: cdn1.kongregate.com → 75.98.92.205; cdn2.kongregate.com → 75.98.92.205 [repeat for cdn3 and cdn4]

thinking about it, you may also be able to use the “hosts” file in windows (and similar file on other operating systems)…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Planet AXE - Win Prizes!

Oh, wait? This is American only?

That’s not good.

International gaming site fail.

yeah, and i like how kong called attention to that fact. oh wait, they didn’t? what a bummer.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / Post your Raid URLs here

http://www.kongregate.com/games/5thPlanetGames/dawn-of-the-dragons?kv_action_type=raidhelp&kv_raid_id=111282&kv_difficulty=1&kv_raid_boss=scorp&kv_hash=kyvv2FG6xB

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / Post your Raid URLs here

http://www.kongregate.com/games/5thPlanetGames/dawn-of-the-dragons?kv_action_type=raidhelp&kv_raid_id=107936&kv_difficulty=1&kv_raid_boss=kobold&kv_hash=Jg9E7Hnt61

 
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Topic: Game Programming / public var intVariable:stuff

Originally posted by Pantothenate:

Hopefully you don’t mind if I run my understanding of how it works by you, to make sure I properly understand: When you’re writing scripts, every single global class and function gets saved in its own .as file, in its own directory. The root program, which executes everything, is stored in the root directory, and calls these variables one at a time with an import command at the start. When you compile the flash, the entire directory sctructure beyond the root is essentially compressed into one single file, retaining its structure.

not exactly (if i understood you correctly) – the whole package/class-structure is a way to organize your code. you create folders (packages) to keep related things together. those folders can contain other folders (sub-packages) and files (classes). your files contain member variables and functions belonging to this class. the location of your main class is irrelevant – it’s a matter of your coding style. in fact, a clean package structure doesn’t contain any packageless class. there are many ways how you can organize your package structure, for example the “domain.domainName.description model” or the “content / engine model”

as for the contents of the class itself, i’d recommend you another magic password – “object oriented programming”. seing that you are familiar with functional programming, that can be quite a big change ;-) it’s a wide field and not simply explained in a few sentences. hopefully, getting some idea of OOP will answer your question on the “load-order”, too (spoiler: your motherboard will be fine – the compiler checks your references, except if you create them at runtime – magic password “reflection”. but still, if some reflected reference is not found, the flash runtime “only” throws an errors – keyword “exception handling”)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / so my game is still under judgement

Originally posted by EndlessSporadic:

then doint rate it at all.. thats your problem if it cant run >.<

Not necessarily. As the developer it is his job to make sure his game can run on as many computers as possible. Depending on the problem it may be the developer’s fault.

if everyone would have seen it that way, we would still only have DOS games…

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Turn off online/offline notification

@RevelASIAN, id really like to see the post where timewar is even mentioning the vip thing. that part of your answer is completely invalid ;-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post here if you need a blue portal shooter or orange portal shooter.

im orange. can anyone shoot me? ill shoot back, just msg me ;-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Fantasy Online] Password problems

woah. it should be “i didnt get that mail”. what the fuck is wrong with me? ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Fantasy Online] Password problems

i dont got that mail. what should i do now?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Snails Idea of Customer Service.

true. but the fact that you claim things without knowing anything about them does.

dont get me wrong – id have been upset, too.
but your claims are questionable, and your choice of words is definitely inappropriate. if id have been in place of the GM, you would already be permanently banned – regardless of whether i was right or wrong.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Snails Idea of Customer Service.

bwahahaha… i dont know if i should lol at them or lol at you. you both have gained some points of stupidity.

i especially loled at following parts:

You’ve interrupt GM’s job already

yeeeeah… correct me if im wrong, but arent GMs supposed to handle that sort of things?

Further, you do not have the right to “log onto” my account […]

total fail for assuming they have to know your kongregate data. they could simply have an own interface.