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

N Horgrak, fresh
http://www.kongregate.com/games/5thPlanetGames/dawn-of-the-dragons?kv_action_type=raidhelp&kv_raid_id=2910929&kv_difficulty=1&kv_raid_boss=kobold&kv_hash=X6YZbygkTs

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / First stat pot.

I just got a wis pot from the undead lair boss.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Got 3 crystals - stuck

I spent like 2 hours looking everywhere. Finally looked in my quest items and I had never picked up the water crystal after beating the temple. Whoops!

My bad, it all works fine now.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Got 3 crystals - stuck

I’ve got the fire, water, and earth crystal (in that order) and now I’m stuck. I’ve already got the impossible badge – I’ve beaten the arena and killed both of the tough bosses.

At the air temple in aeropolis there’s still just the priestess. The walkthrough says there should be a royal messenger there? Also, the throne room in castle gonzor is still locked.

Have I missed something?

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Farming Monster Fangs

Anyone know a good place to do this? Thanks!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Badges suggestion for my game Medical School

I’m not a doctor, but I’ll take a look (easy – 5 points)
Unlock 10 diseases in the game Medical School
- Triggered when “DiseasesUnlocked” >= 10

Learning is fun-damental! (medium – 15 points)
Become a Fellow
- Triggered when “CareerLevel” >= 4

Chief Medical Guy (hard – 30 points)
Become an Attending AND Unlock all 34 diseases
- Triggered when “AllDiseasesUnlocked” = 1 AND CareerComplete = 1
(There’s also a stat “GameComplete” that = 1 when both of these are met)

If you load a saved game you’ll get the badges if you’ve earned them.

Many of these stats are not public and don’t show up in the highscores table in case you’re wondering why you don’t see them there.

Thanks Greg for considering this =).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Rune scape hacked

RS is the best game that’s ever been made.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Why do you hate Runescape?

I’m level 135 in RS. I love it. Only problem is it takes up a lot of time whenever I get back into it. Trying to stay away from it a bit now!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Whoops! Reposting this in the right spot. Badges suggestion for my game Medical School

Ok, I don’t want to harass Greg cause I know that won’t help the cause. But, I figured if I help did some of the work he might be more inclined to give badges for my game if he was looking for a new game one week.

I’m not a doctor, but I’ll take a look (easy – 5 points)
Unlock 10 diseases in the game Medical School
- Triggered when “DiseasesUnlocked” >= 10

Learning is fun-damental! (medium – 15 points)
Become a Fellow
- Triggered when “CareerLevel” >= 4

Chief Medical Guy (hard – 30 points)
Become an Attending AND Unlock all 34 diseases
- Triggered when “AllDiseasesUnlocked” = 1 AND CareerComplete = 1
(There’s also a stat “GameComplete” that = 1 when both of these are met)

If you load a saved game you’ll get the badges if you’ve earned them.

Many of these stats are not public and don’t show up in the highscores table in case you’re wondering why you don’t see them there.

Thanks Greg for considering this =).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Badges for Medical School =)

Ok, I don’t want to harass Greg cause I know that won’t help the cause. But, I figured if I help did some of the work he might be more inclined to give badges for my game if he was looking for a new game one week.

Easy – “I’m not a doctor, but I’ll take a look”
Unlock 10 diseases in the game Medical School
- Triggered when “DiseasesUnlocked” >= 10

Medium – “Learning is fun-damental!”
Become a Fellow
- Triggered when “CareerLevel” >= 4

Hard – “Chief Medical Guy”
Become an attending AND
Unlock all 34 diseases
- Triggered when “AllDiseasesUnlocked” = 1 AND CareerComplete = 1
(There’s also a stat “GameComplete” that = 1 when both of these are met)

If you load a saved game you’ll get the badges if you’ve earned them.

Many of these stats are not public and don’t show up in the highscores table in case you’re wondering why you don’t see them there.

Please post here if you’d like badges for the game!

Thanks Greg for considering this =).

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Thank you

I just wanted to say thanks to all the developers here. I just uploaded my first game on kongregate and it’s doing pretty well!

I started here a year and a half ago with the “How do you make a button?” question. That was followed by about 100 other questions about equally as stupid stuff.

Anyway, kong was my inspiration and support for learning how to make a game. Couldn’t have done it without the help – thanks!!!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Graphic Artist ready to create

Heya,

Your art is great. Do you do vector art at all? I have 2 artists working on my current project. One making JPEG backgrounds and another one doing the mid and foreground work in flash.

The problem – they’re both lazy. It takes them forever to finish even the simplest of things. So I think I’ll be looking for someone else for my next project (and don’t currently have one so I might be able to work on yours).

My website and current game should be up within a week.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Argue Beta Testers

Add me please – game sounds great

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Preloader help

Thanks Moonkey – very helpful as usual.

All those suggestions worked great. I appreciate it man!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Preloader help

Ok, I think that works. Have a preloader on frame 1, a MC on frame 2 containing all my linked MC’s, and a function on frame 1 that jumps to frame 3 when the preloader is done.

This all works great (I think) except for the sounds. I just dragged and dropped all 4 of my songs onto a layer in the MC in frame 2. Now 1 of the songs plays (even though my trace statement on frame 2 never plays) and the other three don’t work during the game.

So, can someone shed some light on how I handle audio clips that are linked for AS? Or am just doing something totally wrong?

Thanks!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Preloader help

Hello, I’m having a bit of trouble with getting my preloader to work properly.

My game is fairly big, and each of my “scenes” is an individual MovieClip that I load dynamically at each scene to allow me to do some fading in/out etc with them.

That means I have a bunch of giant MovieClips. Some placed on my timeline and some I load using .attachMovie().

The ones loaded with .attachMovie() I’ve selected:

Linkage→Export for ActionScript
Linkage→Export in first frame

Does this mean these movie clips have to be downloaded before my preloader? Also, my main songs are linked this way as well. Are they downloading before my preloader too?

That’s what I think is happening anyway. Is there anyway to stop this or am I doing something wrong with the preloader?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Runescape on Kongregate?

RS is a great game. If it gets badges that’s awesome. I doubt Jagex will implement the Kong API though for badges so I don’t think you have too worry.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Good $ for pro flash dev - check playable demo

I emailed you this morning. I sent a mail to safko01@yahoo.com with all my questions. Did you get it?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Good $ for pro flash dev - check playable demo

Safco – that’s a very interesting offer…

Is there a good way to get in touch with you? I’d love to see some examples and talk to you a bit more about how this would all work. The only initial reservation I have about it this is making sure I don’t lose control of the project. I’m not so much concerned about the money aspect of it. But the main reason I started making this game is to be included in a study to validate media as an effective tool to support medical education.

That being said, my number one requirement is still that it’s a “game”. That is, it’s fun to play and still marketable. My view is that people actually enjoy learning as long as they’re being constantly rewarded and feel they’re making progress. Plus, I may be biased, but I think many people are at least slightly curious about medicine and diseases.

Sorry for the rambling – I just wanted you to know where I was going with this project!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Good $ for pro flash dev - check playable demo

Ha ha, yeah – that part is super rough at the moment =).

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Good $ for pro flash dev - check playable demo

If you don’t want to download the game – it’s on the web now.

http://spamtheweb.com/ul/upload/190708/65634_Hospital.php

No preloader though so give it a while to load – sorry!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Good $ for pro flash dev - check playable demo

Sakket – if you really are interested in this and think you can handle it I think it then maybe we should talk? Everything medical wise I’d be taking care of 100%. All you’d be doing is remaking or improving the scenes. It might sound like all the work is on you but content wise, this game is already pretty huge. The database of diseases, symptoms, and courses is already pretty big and still needs a lot of work.

In addition, I can do a lot of the actual actionscripting – especially in the class files. I’m not a bad programmer, I’m just bad at flash and can’t draw or manage graphics to save my life.

The other reason I think someone might want to get on board is when the game’s done, I think it will sell for a lot more money then just a normal flash game. The medical world is still pretty new to media and technology and “vertical integration of clinical skills” and all those buzzwords are so hot right now. That’s my biggest problem – I just wanted to make something semi-quick and fun but the excitement over it and the expectations of what it will be like are making the project a bit out of my league!

If you think you might be interested at all, do you have any other games you’ve made or any examples of your work?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Good $ for pro flash dev - check playable demo

Sakket! Yes – I totally agree. In fact, I’d trimmed a bunch of the dialog out of the game but threw it back in for this one so you could see where I was going. But I don’t think it’s necessary at all in the final version. I’m sure there’s a more subtle way to teach people about the game other then jamming it down their throat.

But yeah, I really do need help with the graphics. Did you say you might be interested in helping or you wish you could if you knew more about graphics?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Good $ for pro flash dev - check playable demo

I’ve developed a game and have got the majority of it finished. But, as any developer knows, working out the bugs and getting everything working smoothly takes a lot of time and energy. Also, this is my first project in flash and I’ve had to learn everything as I’ve gone along and right now a lot of things could have been done better.

My game is kind of a medical RPG that is aimed at teaching players about different diseases and how they’re treated in the medical world. There are two parts to the game, a medical school, where you spend money on classes to unlock new diseases and diagnostic tools and a hospital, where you have to use your knowledge and tools to diagnose completely randomly generated patients. An incorrect diagnosis will give you pointers on where you went wrong and a correct diagnosis earns you money and increases your skill in whatever area the disease is in – which in turn opens up new medical school classes for you to take. If you want, you can focus just on one area becoming a specialist (in cardiology for example) or you can become a generalist learning a lot about everything. The aim of the game is to reach the level of “attending” in one of the main areas and become an expert in a certain area.

The game also is very user friendly. Clicking on any word not understood brings up the definition. There’s a text book full of all the diseases and symptoms you’ve unlocked. Hovering over these will give information about them and even show you all symptoms and diseases associated with each of them respectively.

I’ve created a program in Access to input and manage all the medical information and statistics. All the medical information is being audited by specialists in the respective fields for accuracy of the presentations and statistics.

Right now the game is written in AS2. But most of the code is in AS classes and I have main DiseaseManager and SymptomManager classes that handle most of the function calls. I won’t pretend I’m a brilliant programmer and I’m sure when you get the code the first thing you’re going to ask me is “what the ^$#% were you smoking when you wrote this?!?!”. So I’ll apologize in advance!

Basically, the project is just getting to big for me right now. I can’t spend as much time as I am on coding part of it. I need to be spending more time developing the content for it. So, I need someone who’s a real expert to join up with me and really make the project their own.

So, why should you want to do this? Well, there’s lots of money in the medical world. Already I’ve had lots of interest from medical education institutions about possibly buying or licensing the game. I’ve also been contacted by a pharmaceutical company and even a television show about using the game on their website. So, I really do believe this game is unique and in a position to generate a lot more money then a simple flash game would. In addition, the game is going to be in a medical education study to examine the use of media in the education of doctors. The study may be published in a medical journal if the results are interesting enough.

I’d be willing to split everything 50/50 but I’m really looking for a partner – not an employee. Someone who’s got a couple good/great flash games under their belt and can really allow me to spend my time developing the content for it.

I’ve had a graphic artist friend do some of the backgrounds for my demo and I’ve thrown in some other pictures and then just badly drawn the rest myself. So parts of it look really rough. Also, in this version interacting with the patient is just totally broken but I hope it’s enough for you to get a flavour for the game. I didn’t really want to post much of the game before it’s done but I figured it’s better for people to see it now as my description isn’t that great. So try it out, don’t take any other courses other then “Cardiology” and try not to crash it. I hope to hear from you if you’re interested and please post links to some of your work if you think you’d like to be involved in this project.

Thanks for reading all this! Enjoy. I’ve uloaded the SWF to this site:

http://www.filefactory.com/file/11e833/n/Hospital_swf

Also, someone put it on spamtheweb for me so you can play without downloading. No preloader though so be patient as the game downloads and you have to stare at a white screen. Sorry!

http://spamtheweb.com/ul/upload/190708/65634_Hospital.php

 
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Topic: Game Programming / AS3: Main Timeline Control From Inside a Movie Clip

Movies can’t control the main timeline. But what they can do is call functions that can control the main timeline.

btn.onRelease = function() {
root.changeTimeline(“whereyouwanttogo”);
}

and on the root level:

function changeTimeline(sceneLabel:String){
gotoAndStop (sceneLabel);
}