Recent posts by lord_azaral on Kongregate

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Topic: Swords & Potions / Looking For A Guild?

Need a guild

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Suggestions for TS: Expand mouseover data, etc

Yes, both are great suggestions.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Full Screen mode bug

The button on the screen also does not like to consistently show up.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Full Screen mode bug

seems the chat window ceases to be usable when you engage full screen mode. you can move it around, but you cannot click in it to chat

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Crazy ideas for battle dawn

Add air units, but they would be more like missiles. There would be three classes, fighters, attack planes, and strategic bombers. Fighters can be used to intercept other air units by being assigned as an escort to land troops you send out, or accompany strategic bombers. Attack planes would be used to attack incoming land units in an attempt to soften them up. Strategic bombers would be used to bomb outposts and colonies and they would do damage to units there and kill some workers in the case of a colony. The more bombers, the more damage done.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / faster way to make squads

Shift and control works well. Click the first unit, then shift+click the last unit and it will select all the units between the two clikcs + the two units clicked. After you shift click, click move to new squad and it will move all the units to a squad.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / AS3 Tutorials???

http://gamedev.michaeljameswilliams.com/

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Tower Defense!

Yes, use classes. They will make your life a hell of a lot easier. Basically, if you could see something being an object, make it a class. Upgrades could even be a class.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [SOLVED][AS3] Move a point out of a square

If you are underneath one of the boxes and hold up, it will fly straight through it.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Missles,nukes, and dragons

If you send 10 missiles and they all impact on the same tick, it is the same as one missile, according to the wiki. You must stagger them if you want them each to do damage.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Can someone tell me what I did wrong?

if(pieces = 4)
gotoAndStop(140);
}

You forgot to put another = sign. So what it is doing is going, Set pieces to 4, which works so it is true, so go to frame 140.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Can someone tell me what I did wrong?

Yeah, what you were doing was setting Piece_1.x to 192.9, not checking to see if it is equal to 192.9. A pretty common bug actually and really hard to figure out sometimes since it is easily overlooked.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Help with Mazes

Use pixel perfect collision detection between the maze and your player object thing. That should work. Just have it get created at the start, and if the player has it collide with a pixel from the maze, stop movement in that direction.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / AS3 - Waypoint System Features

I didn’t know about it either. I assumed that developers had made some method of having AI’s be able to self navigate without being told where they can go.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Real life physics

Also, don’t forget to calculate the gravity of all objects on all objects at the same time. For instance, if you had an object moving away from a medium mass object towards a heavy mass object, it would be slowed by the object behind it, while at the same time being accelerated by the heavy object in front of it. If you had an object off to the side somwhere, this would also pull on the moving object at the same time so it would be moving towards the heavy object in a curved path that curved towards the object to the side.

When calculating your velocity vector, make sure it gets pull by the gravity of all the objects present.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / AS3 - Waypoint System Features

That nav mesh system doesn’t seem like it would be all that hard to implement actually.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Question about Money$

We actually just went over this in my Western Civ class at college. Money is the universal trading piece. Instead of us still working with “I’ll clean your house for two cows.” we can use X dollars/pounds/pesos/euros/etc. to turn the cow and the clean home into a number.

Not only that, but you can now clean houses and get anything else you want. Instead of having to find someone who wants their house cleaned AND has the two cows you want, you can now clean anyone’s house and then you will be able to buy anyone’s cows. It is a very flexible system.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Question about Money$

Money is a medium of exchange, as some have already pointed out. The dollar used to be equal to 1/20 an ounce of gold or 1 ounce of silver. You could take your 1 dollar bill and exchange it for 1 ounce of silver or take a twenty and get an ounce of gold. When you traded the piece of paper, what you were really doing was trading ownership of the precious metal because the paper bill was a receipt that could be used to obtain the metal. This gave the money value. Every country was like this up until about the 1930’s or so. What people who push for a singular world currency is that we already had one for thousands of years, gold. Each currency was simply a claim to a different amount of gold. The British pound for example was 1/4 an ounce of gold (if memory serves me correctly). So, 5 US dollars was always the same as 1 British pound because they both would get you the same amount in gold.

The reason a twenty is worth a twenty now, with fiat money, is because the government says so. But, a twenty today is not worth a twenty yesterday or a twenty tomorrow. The twenty yesterday is worth more than a twenty today and the twenty tomorrow is worth less than the twenty today because of inflation. Inflation is an expansion of the money supply. When the money supply is increased, it makes the money worth less because there is more of it. This will cause prices to be bid up as people have more money to spend. Inflation is very damaging to an economy as it allows certain people to get something for nothing. The people that get this are the ones that get to use it first and the ones that get to use it first are the ones who create it and that is the government. The people that are most hurt by it are the ones who get to use it last, and that is your everyday person. It especially hurts the poor because it makes the basic necessities more expensive and these are almost always where the majority of their money is spent.

The real reason we have fiat money is so the government can get something for nothing. It is a hidden tax. The government prints money, making the currently existing money worth less and they steal from everyone who holds that currency by robbing them of purchasing power, so that they do not have to tax us as much as they would to pay for all their warfare and welfare. If they had to tax us 100% for what they want to spend, there would be revolt as they would be taxing us near 100% of what we make.

Think of inflation like this, let’s say there is an auction and I walk in and give everyone a million dollars. What do you think would happen to the bids people put out for the stuff they want?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I Have Lost My Faith In Democracy =(

Read this and the book: Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / A Valid Challenge to Philosophical Libertarianism?

That is a “special” type of libertarianism. A metaphysical libertarian sounds about the same as being a social libertarian, IE claiming to be one cause it sounds cool and supports your special pet issue but you disagree with it in many other areas. REAL libertarians believe first and for most in non-aggression, aggression being committing acts against other people or property without permission and that is not in response to a first act of aggression (an act in response to aggression against you is seeking restitution and compensation), and in property rights.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Logic

Logic is simply examining cause and effect and a relation between a number of statements. If a conclusion is logical, it will both be true and supported by its premises. When refuting logic, you must either show the conclusion to be false or that it is not supported by its premises.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / A Valid Challenge to Philosophical Libertarianism?

In the first block, you show a clear lack of understanding of libertarian thought. Libertarianism isn’t based on acting without cause, it is based on non-aggression and property rights.

Some reading for you, The Ethics and Economics of Private Property and The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism

The second block, you talk about libertarianism denying universal causality without showing how it does so. You just claim it as fact, then go into a speel about universal causality but never mention how libertarianism denies it. You also say this “…of universal causality as a proven scientific fact. It is important to understand that nothing is a proven scientific fact…” which is a contradiction in your thought process. If nothing is a proven scientific fact, then universal causality cannot be proven scientific fact.

You need to learn more about libertarianism before you find flaws in it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Alternative energy sources

Electricity is produced by moving a conductor through a magnetic field. You have to either move the magnet or move the conductor. You aren’t really creating electricity but converting kinetic energy into electric energy. You have to put something in to get something out and you will never get as much out as you put in (friction, energy lost in conversion as heat). If you were able to get more electricity out of something than you put in, then why not just hook it up to itself and turn it once and get infinite energy?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Property IS Theft (UPDATE)

How can private property be made for social order when most wars are fought to try and gain assets, whether it be land or resources?
Private property does nothing to stop excessive hoarding which ultimately has lead society into having class systems (which lead to inequality), with the hoarders (the rich) being able to hold positions of power. It gives incentive to be greedy, how can it lead to social order, or at least, how can it be the right step?

Did you even read it? If not, you are dumb. Read it, then respond.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Property IS Theft (UPDATE)

The Ethics and Economics of Private Property