Recent posts by player_03 on Kongregate

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Topic: Game Programming / [Solved I think] How to _copy_ semi-transparent pixels?

Originally posted by Aesica:

And in my case, I can’t figure out how to use draw to place a single sprite instead of the entire sheet.

From the documentation:

sourceRect:Rectangle — A rectangle that defines the area of the source image to use as input.

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Topic: Game Programming / [Solved I think] How to _copy_ semi-transparent pixels?

Originally posted by ErlendHL:

Draw the circle with temp.setPixel32(…) with the colour passed (0×88-etc)

That would produce a semitransparent pixel. For full opacity, you’d use 0xFF094409.

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Topic: Lionheart Tactics / Recruit king stones? Really?

But you’re more likely to get them from silver packs, which means they’ll already be novice rank.

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Topic: Lionheart Tactics / No more grinding?!? Wtf

Originally posted by ChanL22:

And I’m only at steel 3 no activity there…think need to wait for another week or so before someone hits me :(

Pick a fight with someone stronger; maybe they’ll attack back.

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Topic: Lionheart Tactics / Crypt warren III strategy

I think I remember that one. It’s a sudden difficulty jump, so you should really leave it alone until later. Wait until it’s rated “Normal” or “Hard” rather than “Challenging” or “Impossible.” Preferably “Normal.”

When you do go for it, start by focusing fire on a death knight. You want to kill it before it uses its special ability. The next turn, have the guard shield a unit (either your archer or wizard) and then send that unit to the bottom of the steps. The enemies will attack the protected unit, who will be able to get a bunch of easy counter-attacks.

After that… Good luck with the other death knight.

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Topic: Kongregate / Homepage stuff/Recently Played Games

Originally posted by Rychip:

Also, until I find out what the purpose of Notable Games is, or what it stands for, I am just going to assume it is some scheme for Kongregate to make more money.

I haven’t actually asked, so don’t quote me on it, but I’d guess that it’s this plus an opportunity for admins to promote their personal favorites.

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Topic: Kongregate / Any idea

Are you thinking of this?

Wait, that’s not what you meant by “undead fraction”?

Oh well.

Try clicking it, maybe that will help.

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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

Originally posted by Heather:

player_03 “don’t post photos of people” Kongpanions aren’t people :p

In the future, please refrain from making hurtful comments such as this. Kongpanions are indeed people, and belittling their status as you are doing makes their lives worse in multiple regards.

Did you know, Kongbot is the only Kongpanion who has been able to secure a job? The others keep getting rejected due to the exact same stereotype that you are perpetuating.

There’s more. Kongpanions – even those that are more than old enough – are often disallowed from online dating sites. Even if they do manage to secure a date, their date usually ends up rejecting them.

But the most horrifying thing is, in some states, Kongpanions are not even allowed to own property!

This is a disgrace. In today’s society, no one should be denied these basic rights and opportunities. We take for granted the right to own property, the ability to apply for jobs, and the opportunity to sign up for online dating. But Kongpanions prove that these are not universal, and that needs to change.

I’m not asking you to dedicate your life to this (though a donation to Companions of Kongpanions would be appreciated). All I’m asking is that you avoid insulting Kongpanions like this.

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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

Originally posted by Heather:

You must be 13 or older to win. Seriously, don’t post photos of people under the age of 13, this is the internet and everything is public.

But Cooper is under the age of 13! And I’m pretty sure Kongbot came into being less than four years ago.

Even in captivity, foxes die by the age of 12, so Foxtrot is out as well. I wasn’t able to find statistics on the lifespan of chimeras, and cats can barely live long enough, but Kitmera is a kitten chimera, right?

Turtles can live to well over 100, so Shelldon is probably fine. And Nikhil is known to be old enough. Everyone: To avoid posting pictures of people under the age of 13, please only post pictures with these two.

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Topic: Run Mobile / Can't get "home"?

Originally posted by gretspy:

Click on the pause button and then there’s a house sign if you click on that you should be able to get home

Heh. I didn’t even think of it that way. That sort of house is just my preferred “menu” icon.

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Topic: Kongregate / K+ banned on a 5 dollar paypal issue?

Edit: Never mind. The actual reason is explained below.

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Topic: Game Programming / as3 what is the most efficient way to use enterframes

Originally posted by NineFiveThree:

But sure enough your logic goes haywire if that “deal one damage to the player every frame” object persist in memory and keeps on doing its thing.

This won’t happen with enter frame events (assuming you remove the object from the stage), but it could certainly happen with timers. Yet another reason to use ENTER_FRAME.

Edit: Ok, you’re right. Yet another reason to use only a single ENTER_FRAME listener that calls an update() function on everything else.

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Topic: Game Programming / First ever truly open source game development platform

First ever? What about the OUYA?

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Topic: Game Programming / Showing the array


The above is equivalent to this:

var s:String = "";
for each(var num:Int in numArray) {
	s += num;
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Topic: Kongregate / Help us pick a New Icon for Little Alchemist!

I was tempted to mark #2 as both my favorite and my least favorite, just because the survey allows it.

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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

+1 vote for lock.

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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

Originally posted by cop2077:

10 dollars a day LOL (the same as a developer makes if his game are seen by 100.000 gamers a day)

Repeating a claim does not make it true.

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Topic: Kongregate / An interview with Player_03 (Game Developer)!

Originally posted by IAmTheCandyman:

For what it’s worth, player_03, Run 2 is actually my favorite of the series. It’s one of the two impossible badges I have, and I’m very proud of it.

Glad you liked it.

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Topic: Kongregate / Mod out of control

Originally posted by Shadowhopeful:

Imagine, a world where postcount actually means something.

It does mean something.

It means “The number of times this user has posted on this website.”

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Topic: Kongregate / who is kongregate and how did he make 86,854 games????

Kongregate is an Italian plumber from South Antarctica, and he made the games out of ground-up crows.

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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

Originally posted by cop2077:

Lmao one clever man once said “Learn to read before you write” and the clever man was of course me.

I have in fact read your posts. I disagree with you anyway, because I happen to know that Kongregate usually pays out a lot more than 10 cents per thousand plays. It’s your fault that you got so little money.

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Topic: Kongregate / Memory Leak - Intentional Strategy?

Originally posted by saybox:

How to annoy a developer: “the game lags plz fix 1/5 til then”.

I feel bad each time I get this sort of feedback, even if I’m already working on performance improvements. And even if it runs fine for most players.

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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

jmtb02 played some of this guy’s games just before they were removed. And they. Are. Hilarious.

The main character is (was) clip art of an old guy on a motorcycle, and his goal was to jump over random spikes. At one point there’s a low-flying airplane carrying more spikes. The platforms, spikes, and plane were of course in exactly the same place in each game. Even the jungle-themed one.

There were poorly-explained controls, counter-intuitive mechanics, and each time you died you had to click through multiple screens of ads, from three or four different ad providers. But the best part was how the mouse disappeared on one of these screens, and if you missed the button, you clicked an ad instead.

At the end of the level it attempted to play a Mochi ad, but since Mochi is gone it just waited forever. We never found out if there was a level 2.

The only thing that could have added to the experience would have been Comic Sans.

Protip: It’s not Kongregate’s fault if you only get $3 per month. Spend your time making high-quality games, not churning out ad-filled ones.

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Topic: Kongregate / KONGREGATE is MANIPULATING with game tags and rating.

When the game developer votes on a tag, the vote counts double. When an admin votes on a tag, it counts for 1000 votes. That’s what you’re seeing here, and I’m almost certain it applies only to tags and not to star ratings.

It’s kind of unfair that one admin’s opinion can override everyone else, but on the plus side, if you found the admin, you could convince them to undo it. Admins are human and open to reasonable discussion. (They’re just busy with other things most of the time, which is why you rarely hear from them.)

Originally posted by Humble2007:

Lots of people are abandoning 5th planet games because of their poor business decisions

How many is “lots”? Usually when someone says something like this, they’re just plain wrong. Sure, you and the people you talk to may have taken your business elsewhere, but you and your friends aren’t that many people.

For instance, caught a fair amount of heat during its “candy” trademark saga, but that didn’t really hurt its revenue, because the people complaining were really just a vocal minority. And many of them (like me) wouldn’t have spent money in King’s games anyway.
(While looking this up, I was happy to find that it turned out better than expected.)

It’s the same way on Kongregate – the forums are a vocal minority. And the false-consensus effect is probably also in play, but the point is that I’ve seen a lot of threats that “most players will leave” and I’ve never seen it come to pass.

Originally posted by OjisanKG:

personally i’m not going to buy any more kreds or 5PG currency, unless there will be major changes.

How would you know if such changes took place? You don’t even know that the 4-star ratings are fake. How can Kongregate change their behavior if they aren’t actually doing anything?

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Topic: Kongregate / An interview with Player_03 (Game Developer)!

Originally posted by wattro:

time is relative, so i would like to point out that no one’s day is going exactly one second per second

Everyone’s day is going at one second per second from their own reference frame.