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Topic: Technical Support / how do i know which .sol file game is for?

If you still have it in its original directory, you can try to figure out its game ID and go from there. If all you have is the .sol file, though, it’s pretty much impossible (at least as far as I know).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by ss476hawk:

I’m looking for a game that was like a 7 wheel slot machine with about 10 different symbols, Cheese, a house, a thundercloud, a sun, snowflake, coffeecup ect. You got to spin the wheel then you had to either lock the different wheels or use what was on them to match different cards. the more you got the more spins you got to use… anyone???

Sounds like Reeelz.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by jumping1:

It was a game I played on Kongregate.
You either played as a man or a animal (that was friends with the man?)
It was point and click and was called something The Reemfield chronicles

Several Journeys of Reemus, maybe? chapter 0 chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4

 
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Topic: Technical Support / New ads overlaying ad-screen don't close

No, that’s not it. I’ve seen the same ad (in French), although it behaves slightly differently for me:

1) When you first load the game and the ad appears, the ad extends above the top of the normal ad area.
2) When it first appears, if you click the X in the upper-right, it goes away as normal.
3) But if you click the “close” link at the bottom, it disappears from the game area, but the extra bit on top remains AND you can’t get rid of it by clicking on the X any more (only by reloading).

It is really annoying, so if there’s anything I can do to help track it down I’d be happy to do so.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / When story of one bothers everyone

Obviously, it’s best when silences are handed out by mods who are in the chatroom at the time — that way, it’s obvious what you did wrong, the punishment immediately follows, and hopefully it’s a good lesson to not do it again next time.

However, if there aren’t mods around, that doesn’t mean that anything goes. That’s what the reporting system is for — to provide a way to deal with inappropriate behavior when there aren’t mods present. Now, if you do get silenced for a report, it’s often harder to understand — the silence may come a couple of days after the actions that caused it, so it may not be obvious (or you may not even remember) why you were silenced, and the silences also tend to be longer in that case because they’re usually only handed out for a large amount of misbehavior. It’s not an ideal system, but it is necessary to deal with the fact that Kongregate doesn’t have enough mods to watch all of the chat rooms all of the time.

Please remember that the admins can and do look at the chat logs when a report comes in. There’s no “auto-silencing” system for reports; you can’t get anyone in trouble by filing false reports on them, because the admins will see that there’s no actual substance (indeed, you can get punished yourself if you repeatedly file false reports to harass someone). On the other hand, if you are misbehaving, the admins will see that, even if there’s no mod around.

So if you get silenced by an admin “for no reason”, sure, you may not have been doing anything at the time, but they know that you were doing something a couple of days ago. That’s the reason.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Is the badge Manager on Holiday

Yes.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Problem with a non-game on the site

You are wrong. It is a game.

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

OK, to clear up some of the misinformation in this thread, here’s what I know about when Kongregate will ban people for purchasing issues. (Disclaimer: I don’t have any firsthand experience with this, but this is based on what people have posted before.)

1) If you perform a chargeback (that is, you buy Kreds with a credit card, and then call up your credit card company and tell them “I didn’t make this purchase/I didn’t receive the goods that I purchased” and get your money back), you will be permabanned immediately with no chance of being unbanned.

1a) If you do a chargeback after buying and using Kreds, then you’re basically stealing money from Kongregate and this reaction is entirely reasonable and justified.
1b) There have apparently been cases where people have not received their Kreds, due to issues with PayPal or some other intermediary, and done a chargeback and been banned. This does seem a little harsh, but there are two things to remember here: one, Kongregate still loses money in this scenario (as well as taking the negative hit on their merchant rating that comes with any chargeback, which also hurts them in the long run), and two, a chargeback should not be your first resort in this situation here — you should contact kreds@kongregate.com and they can and should sort it out.

2) If your purchasing patterns look like they might be fraudulent, then Kongregate may ban your account. This is basically a pre-emptive maneuver on Kongregate’s part to try to avoid ending up with a large chargeback if the purchases do turn out to be fraudulent. The important thing in this scenario is that Kongregate will make several attempts to contact you so that you can verify the purchases before a ban happens, and even if you miss all of these messages and get banned you can still contact them afterwards to sort things out.

It’s very important not to confuse these two cases. They may look the same to the outside observer, but the way Kongregate handles them is quite different.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Unknow Popup saying DO NOT SHARE THIS LINK in the URL

First of all, the fact that the link contains DO_NOT_SHARE_THIS_LINK and KEEP_THIS_DATA_PRIVATE is supposed to tell you that you should not share it. That link contains private account information which other people could use to steal your account. Please delete it.

Second, cargo, your post is completely wrong. The above is how Kongregate passes authentication information to other servers which host the games. It looks like in this particular case, the developer has let the server expire, so it’s no longer working. That’s why you see this information (it’s normally hidden if everything is working).

It is true that you should never enter your Kongregate information on any non-Kongregate site.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by HeiMingHeHa:

Hello.
I am looking for a game in Kongregate
The game is about players role-played as a person
At the start of the game, I remember that I have to select the age of the character.
I can kill monsters and gain exp.
The age of the character will grow according to the game time
Can someone give me the name of the game or the link of the game?
Thanks

Maybe My Pet Protector (or one of the other games in that series)?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not sure if this has been suggested before or not.

Yeah, it’s been suggested before. The main roadblock is that Greg has said that he wants there to be a little wiggle room, so if you’re unable to connect to the Internet for a day, or a game doesn’t work for you, or whatever, you don’t get locked out of the shiny Kongpanion.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Memory Leak - Intentional Strategy?

Originally posted by spirelot:

Even though I have no developing knowledge I guess it can’t be that hard to fix a memory leak

…seriously?

Even though I have no medical knowledge I guess it can’t be that hard to fix cancer.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Memory Leak - Intentional Strategy?

Yeah, charrrlie, I think you’re overthinking this a bit. The simple fact is that a lot of devs are not necessarily good programmers, and may not even realize that they’re leaking memory, much less how to fix it. Also, they’re probably developing on relatively high-end machines, so they may not even notice a memory leak which would cause a significant performance drop for a Kongregator with a more average machine. Plus given that these issues may cause a lot of time and effort to fix, they may just decide that it’s running well enough and not bother fixing it so they can move on to their next project.

Originally posted by cargo11900:

Memory leaks would be on your end char. I’ve never had a problem with “memory leaks” it’s just some games don’t have the option to save your progress. If the game saves progress but it’s not saving yours in these “memory leaks” it’s you. Make sure to set your local storage settings to unlimited.

That’s not at all what a memory leak means, and to be honest, if you’re a developer and don’t even know what a memory leak is, then that only lends support to my argument above.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by RunNGunMadMan:

A chance to get Platinum companions by completing all the daily achevments in 1 week.

Please don’t repeat your suggestions when it was already explained the last time why it wouldn’t work.

Originally posted by Twigze:

It would be nice if you could “front page” games so that you could have quick access to several games (not just the ones in the recenly played section).

It sounds like what you’re looking for is already provided by the Playlist feature. Just hit the “Add to Playlist” button above the game, and then it’ll stay in your Playlist for easy access until you remove it.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / sorry probably wrong thread but

As far as I know, you can’t change the location that Flash saves the shared objects to. One thing you could try would be to find your SharedObjects directory — it’s %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects and make that directory an alias to a location on another drive. I’ve never tried this, though, so I have no idea if it would cause any adverse side effects.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A simple proposal to improve Kongregate

Originally posted by zapleaf:

We rate games highly based on how well the game is, for example, I do not like the game, “ TD” but because it was such a well put together game, I rated it Five stars.

You are of course welcome to rate games by whatever criteria you like, but in my opinion this is not the best way to rate games. I used to rate like that, but then I realized that it was much better to rate by asking myself, “How much would I want to play another game like this one?” Not only does it make my recommendations better, but it also helps (even if only a little tiny bit) influence what games get made next. If you keep rating TD games high even if you don’t like TD games, all that means is that developers will keep making TD games. If you want other games, you should be rating those highly.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Trying to find an old game

You should post such requests in this thread.

This spreadsheet may help you answer your question.

Those badges belong to Outernauts, which was shut down at the end of last year. That’s why they don’t show up in the list any more.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by HekiShavik:

Hey, I’m looking for a game that I played a while back (more than 60 games ago, unfortunately) and was stupid enough to not favourite. I’ve been through all the isometric games and all the rpg games, but I couldn’t seem to find it anyway. Probably the logo image is different from what I remember it to be.

I really hope to be reunited with this game :)

Sounds like you’re looking for World’s End Chapter 1.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / How to backup Save Files?

On Windows (Vista/7/8): c:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Unity\WebPlayerPrefs\chat_2ekongregate_2ecom

Note that AppData is a hidden folder by default. You can also reach AppData\Roaming just by typing %APPDATA% in your location bar.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

I’m putting Shattered Colony on the backburner for now while I focus on newer games.

Aw. Well, I’ll hold off on suggesting other older games for the moment, then, but I’ll still try to fix the API when I have some spare time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Here’s my two cents on Run 3: I agree with Prec that completion of all 91 Explore levels (+Winter Games, if the API can support that) is worth a hard — it’s on the shorter end, of course, but it’s still plenty challenging to warrant a hard. As for infinite mode, it seemed like a natural candidate for a hard as well, but I’m a little concerned that it might turn into a grind-fest to get power cells to unlock new characters and/or be able to afford respawning with those new characters. Although maybe 1000m isn’t too unreasonable; I haven’t tried Infinite enough to really say for sure.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / yugioh bam

Your profile is private. If your profile is private, games can’t see your friends list.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Yeah, I’m not sure why this argument has become about walkthroughs. First, I’m definitely in the camp that says that one should assign badges without considering walkthroughs at all, since otherwise you only end up with hard and impossible badges for reflex-based shooters, and that would make me sad. Second, even if the walkthrough gives you a perfect strategy, you still have to carry out that strategy, and the conditions on the field may not necessarily match the ones in the walkthrough, so you’ll always need to adapt. In that respect I don’t see how CW is at all different from, say, Mission in Space or Tarnation.

That said, I wouldn’t be a big fan of an impossible for CW simply because of the length — I haven’t played the new one yet, but the first few were all quite long, so an impossible would only make that much longer.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

OK, so you probably don’t need this any more, but just in case other people do, here’s the walkthrough:

1) Obviously, first X out the 1st row and column, so this is effectively 14×14.

2) Now, as Lou says, look at the “11” in the 3rd row and column. The farthest left (or up) it can go is squares 2-12. The farthest right (or down) is squares 5-15. Either way, squares 5-12 have to be occupied, so fill them in.

3) Now look at the “8 1” in row 9. The farthest left that 8 can be is squares 2-9. But obviously it can’t be any farther right than 3-10, since we already have that square in column 3 marked. So that means squares 3-9 are all occupied. You can apply similar logic to rows 8 and 10-12, and columns 8-12 to fill in some more squares there.

4) Next look at that “6 3” in column 9. Specifically, consider that square in row 8, between those two blocks that we’ve already filled in. If that square were filled in, then we’d have 7 consecutive filled blocks, but that can’t work with the “6 3” of the column. So that square has to be empty, which means now we know exactly where the 6 3 goes, and can finish off this column.

5) Now look at the “3 3 3” in row 8. Take a look at the box in column 9, the one that we just marked had to be empty. There’s only six squares to the right of that, so you couldn’t put two blocks of three there — you’d need at least seven squares for that. So that means you have to thave two blocks of three to the left of that empty square. But there’s only one way to put those two blocks of three: in columns 2-4 and 6-8. So go ahead and place them there (and an X in column 5).

6) Next, consider the “2 3 3” in row 6. Look at the empty square in column 11. If it were filled, then you’d have 4 consecutive blocks, so it has to be empty. So that means that you now know where the 3 3 part of the row is — they have to be in columns 8-10 and 12-14. Now you can mark column 15 empty (obviously) as well as 5-7 (since the “2” can’t go any farther right than column 4).

7) OK, now let’s look at the “2 3 3” in column 5. We already have a block of three in rows 9-11; is that the first 3 or the second? Well, suppose it was the second. But now, since we just marked the block in row 6 empty, there’s certainly no way to put a 2 and a 3 above it. So it must be the first 3, which means there’s only one place to put the second 3: in rows 13-15. You can now mark rows 5, 7, and 12 empty in this column.

8) Row 15 is now done, so go ahead and mark the rest of it empty.

9) Now consider the “3 5 1” in column 8. Could that square in row 5 be filled? No, it couldn’t, because then we’d have a block of four at the top. So it has to be empty, the 3 has to be in rows 2-4, and the 5 has to be in rows 6-10 (and hence row 11 is also empty).

10) Now, let’s look at the “2 5 1” in row 5. Obviously there’s only one way the “5 1” can work: the 5 in columns 9-13 and the 1 in column 15, with column 14 empty. Also now obviously columns 6 and 7 are blank.

11) Now we’ve finished column 15, so you can mark the rest of it empty too.

12) Now the “3 5 1” in row 4. We’ve finished the 5, so now there’s only one place to put the 1: in column 14. Columns 7 and 13 are empty. There’s only five spaces available for the 3 (columns 2-6), so that means it can be in either 2-4, 3-5, or 4-6. Either way, column 4 has to be filled, so mark it.

13) We’re done with column 14 now too, so the rest of it is empty.

I won’t finish it out from here, since this post is already too long, but the rest is just mop-up, and this illustrates the techniques you’ll need to use.

Originally posted by LouWeed:

That puzzle is symmetrical too; reflective symmetry about the diagonal line from top left to bottom right.

Almost, but not quite — the black spots on the ruler aren’t symmetric, which is why the rows and columns aren’t the same after row/column 6. Anyway, you don’t need symmetry to solve this puzzle in any case.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by CowFriend:

Man, I really don’t like Pixelo that much. It’s trying too hard to mash elements that just doesn’t fit with the game (experience, gold, shop, why?). I actually enjoyed games like Pic-a-Pix and the Picma series, but this game’s puzzles rely too much on guessing instead of actual skill. The timer is also unnecessary. It’s a freaking puzzle, filling in the incorrect tile and correcting it later should be a part of the game rather than blatantly telling me that I’m wrong.

I’ve played all of the badged nonogram/Paint by Numbers/whatever you want to call it games on Kongregate, and every single one of them has someone in the comments claiming that you have to guess, and every single one of those comments is wrong. I’ve never played a puzzle in any of those games which couldn’t be solved by logic alone, and, while I obviously haven’t played all of the puzzles in Pixelo, none of the ones that I have played required any guessing.

If you think I’m wrong, post an example and I’ll show you how you can solve it without guessing.