Recent posts by CuriousGaming on Kongregate

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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] Kong Username display

Pugzy, I think your links are broken. Did you mean here?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Delete a game

Deleted games make broken links, and broken links make KongBot sad.

But you could ask an admin to remove it, if you really have to

 
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Topic: Game Programming / How I can make a game like Bob The Button?

If you give up after 6 days, you don’t deserve the blue D.

Get up, and try again.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / How I can make a game like Bob The Button?

Which tutorial is this from? What does it tell you to do next?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / How I can make a game like Bob The Button?

What have you tried so far, and what are you stuck on?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Upload new version 24h ago - still old version online

It doesn’t take any time at all. Have you tried clearing your browser cache?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Mochi question

Mochi paid out my balance on 30 April.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Removing the "exclusive to kongregate" bonus

The checkbox is on the ‘upload new version’ page. You don’t actually need to attach a file to submit the form.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Help with Flash Variables

Code in the frame timeline executes every time you enter that frame. Including the statement Pies = 0; Your frame ate all the pies.

I would avoid changing frames at all, after the game has loaded. If you need to visit a menu or upgrade screen, take a big whopping movieclip the same size as your stage and add/remove it as you need to.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / How to make Flash games

Originally posted by Teneven:
I made my game with Game Maker, and I don’t see a way to save it as any files listed, can I simply use a .exe?

If you buy the pro version, you can export to html5. (source)

If not is there a way to convert a .exe (which I have rights to) to a file that would work?

You can pay someone to port your game for you. Otherwise, no.

And don’t just say that gamemaker sucks and use that as a reason for me not being able to do this. That just means you don’t know, but think you should, if you don’t know, don’t answer. I’d prefer an admin anyway.

Okay, fine. Gamemaker Studio is great. You still can’t do it, though. Buy the pro version.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Old Kong

To me Kongregate is still that awesome site which shares revenue with game developers. There’s no-one else out there that does that well.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Upload a Game Unpublished?

Or you can abandon your account and make a new one with a name you like. If you’re prepared to sacrifice that hard earned ‘Gibbon Kempo’ badge.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Test Game programmer request

I don’t understand what you are asking for.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Mochi alternative solution?

I think this is the default go to:
http://flashgamedistribution.com/

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Am I missing something?

I can see it in newest games, on page 17. Looks like it got buried under a big pile of find the object ‘games’.

It won’t show up on search results until it has a rating of 2 or more.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Can I charge for my game?

Originally posted by FaithClubDotNet:

Am I allowed to do this in Kongregate, or does Kong not allow games that have a paywall?

You’re allowed to do it, but you must use kreds for transactions if you want to upload to Kong.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / My First Game

You will spend your first 10 years making rubbish. It happens to everyone, in any art; you just don’t see the rubbish other people make. You will keep your rubbish hidden and secret until you can finally make something that is worth showing to the world.

Here’s someone who is brave enough to show us their rubbish bin:
http://carriev.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/rejection-2/

The good developers are the ones who don’t have the good sense to give up.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Need help with error (as3)

var particle = new particle();

Is particle a class? You need to call the object something different.

And yes, your code smells really bad, but from your comment I think you know that and I’m not going to say anything else about it. Except my brain is smoking gently.

 
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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Validating my game's ratings excludes it from contests?

Excluding votes from players who don’t get past the start up screen may give a more ‘accurate’ rating, but it also excludes votes from pay to win haters who rate them all a 1 on principle. Without playing them. This helps the pay to win games get higher ratings, which in turn helps Kongregate and the game developer earn buckets of cash.

Games without virtual goods don’t have this option. It would be unfair to make them compete against games with an artificially inflated more accurate rating. Excluding pay to wins from the monthly contest seems entirely reasonable.

I’m curious why you’re asking this question. Do you have a virtual goods game close to release, which you expect to win the monthly contest?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / 20 MB limit??

Limit is 20MB.

http://www.kongregate.com/pages/help#uploading-q-2

10 minutes of music in compressed mp3 is about 3MB. What are you doing that needs 30MB?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Duck Chat

Originally posted by Boomibom:

So, I can’t make games

Why not? You appear to have internet access and a computer, so you have all the resources required to make games. Just add 10,000 hours.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Kreds api and testing

You need to contact Kongregate directly before using the Kreds api.

From http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/resources/faq#stats-api

How long does it take to get approved for a kreds game, and what is the process? We usually respond to initial emails within a few business days. After that, we’ll evaluate your game for potential on our site and talk with you about any concerns or suggestions that we have. If it passes the approval process, a quick contract is digitally signed (no printing/faxing!) and then the integration process starts. Usually this only takes a few days of programming, and then we will do some testing and let you know if we have any changes that are needed. The whole process can be completed within a week or two in many cases.

 
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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Kong API -AND- SharedObjects?

I’ve never had any trouble combining Kongregate API and shared objects. Can you be more specific about the errors you are getting?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / as3: quick answer

How does it not work? Is the Movieclip visible? Does it move at all? Does it only move after you click on it with the mouse?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Best sites for devs to publish to?

Two options:
1)Post on Kong only – Kong give you a bonus for exclusive games which is often worth more than all the other ad revenue combined. Remember to site lock.
2)Post everywhere – Don’t use a site lock, embed advertisements (disable the ads on Kong). Post on Kongregate, Newgrounds, FGL feed and Mochi feed. In a fortnight your game will be on hundreds of sites. There are a few options for embeded ads. Mochi is the obvious one. They earn much less per play than the kongregate revenue share.

I usually go with 1. If the game sinks, it’s still possible to do 2 later.