Recent posts by FlashGrenade on Kongregate

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Topic: Game Programming / Creating a side scrolling platformgame in As3

Its much better to code in as3. as2 is a history lesson now.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Haxe/OpenFL primer -- If Flash dies, this is your lifeboat

Okay now you are being snide for the sake of being snide. “Just google it.” like I’m incapable of doing that or haven’t already done that already before posting this. Or checked to see if there are youtube videos related to what I need to know for haxe.
Or went on irc to pose questions.

You are not doing anyone any favors with your “Just test it, just google it.” attitude, least of all yourself.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Haxe/OpenFL primer -- If Flash dies, this is your lifeboat

Can’t you just test it? I’m not sure what the issue is.

No. One cannot simply ‘just test it’ if they have no idea what they are trying to type. It’s bad enough that I need my as3 code looked at with a fresh pair of eyes, now I have to convert what I have (which may be flawed to begin with) and try to get answers from less support. The forums and irc you mentioned are lost woods to me.

This is the boat I’m in and this will be the same boat other would be haxe programmers will find themselves in, unless better support can be found.

And don’t get me started on that command line crap. If I wanted to type in commands old school, I would hop in the delorian, drive all the way back to 85 and grab my old Tandy 1000.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Haxe/OpenFL primer -- If Flash dies, this is your lifeboat

Okay I’ve just started to code in Haxe now. It’s really not too bad seeing that I studied AS3 before this. Making the changes
to my code is not the issue. However making sure that my newly types haxe code is correct is going to be an issue for myself and for other programmers who wish to follow suit.

Is there anywhere we can go for guidance on this matter? Forums, blogs? Chat rooms? Should we put something like that here?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Haxe/OpenFL primer -- If Flash dies, this is your lifeboat

Is there a way to get this in a pdf file please? It would be nice to be able to read this offline.

But make no mistake; there is no ‘if’ about it. Flash is heading toward becoming the new BETA.
When I started this I believed otherwise, but the future is now and it has proven me wrong.

That does not mean the tools we use to make flash games are obsolete or useless, it just means
that we all have to adapt to this serious change and press on. This might just save my ass in the long run.
Thank you so much.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Loading Multiple JSON objects.

Thanks. You can close this now.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Loading Multiple JSON objects.

I’m pretty sure I know the answer is yes, but Ill ask anyway to be 100% certain.

Can you read from multiple json files and store the data into different objects?

What I’d like to do is read from different types of data files like music and sound
or player and enemy statistics based on difficulty. Then store them into a audio jsonobject, and playerstats object, or an animation object.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Programmer open for project

Beautiful. You’re hired.
I got this project I’m working on for 3 years now. Long story short I’m trying to recreate the Final Fight engine, to be used in a myriad of games.
Details are here.
http://www.kongregate.com/forums/8-collaborations/topics/385948-need-collaborators-for-completing-a-fighting-engine.
My source code is on dropbox.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Mochi Shutting Down

Exactly. Use whatever you feel comfortable in making your games. I know ppl who use Game maker for development.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Mochi Shutting Down

I havent published any games yet so this really has not affected me very much if at all.

Don’t look at this as a sign that Flash is no longer a viable means to create solid games.
True Flash is no longer supported as a must have in web and mobile development,
which is probably one of the reasons that MochiAds is now shut down. But you can still
make a killer game in as3, port it out to the mobile devices and get your ad revenue from there.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Need collaborators for completing a fighting engine.

Hi. Ive been trying to develop a project similar to OpenBOR for the past 3 years.
Recently I’ve been introduced to composition based programming with the help of a few posters on the web and I have started to lay out the blueprints for a open source engine called “EntityFIGHT”. Notes are right here.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/crvh0z9j7eokoun/EntityFight.pdf

Unfortunately EntityFIGHT has been an 1 man project for a very long time and that situation desperately needs to change. Aside from asking for assistance in completing this project, what I personally need is experience coders who can first and foremost proofread my notes and my source code, so I can be certain I’m not coding my house on top of sand.

I’ll be editing this post at a later date to include my source code.

I will be most grateful for any help on this project. Feel free to reply here or contact me by pm or email.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Which programming language would be best for me?

I know a few uni guys who worked with java and python, and had to take flash as an elective, and they said that learning as3
was much easier to learn than java. I found myself thinking the same thing when I started to learn as3 on my own. And since as3 borrows from existing languages like java and python and c its easier to pick those languages up when you master as3.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Looking for resources to learn how to develop a game

What you need to do is practice. You cannot start an RPG as your first game. Its good you have a design doc, but right now you are too green to put it in action.

There’s a book called game programming university by gary rosenweig
http://www.flashgameu.com/
what this book does is teaches you 10 simple games with programming concepts behind each chapter. Its in 2nd ed but im certain you can dl the 1st ed somewhere on the web.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Alternative to actionscript

why would you want an alt to as3? Its much easier to learn that c.

I digress. the answer you are looking for is HaXe. There’s google for all the juicy details but the important thing is that if you know as3 you are in a very good position to learn Haxe. Then you can just use Haxe to build your game and be able to export it to almost any platform.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Wanna Make a MMORPG?

Draco is correct. Even if you were to find something free online that could handle that, you still would need to test it out to make sure your mmo can communicate with the servers. Otherwise you are going to risk very angry gamers on Day 1, thus killing your game on launch.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Wanna Make a MMORPG?

Do you have a game design document all written out? how is the layout set up?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Developer Chat

Wow twitter actually being used for good and the benefit of others.
That’s very impressive and i think ill start using that app on my phone for that.

What would you reccomend for someone who needs their project reviewed?
Im trying to create my own version of openBOR; it would be nice to see if
a)the engine will work though its still WIP and hasnt been tested
b)there is anyone that wants to join in the dev, the end result is open source.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Developer Chat

I’ve been having problems accessing GDR for at least a month.
And when I did get in there before there really wasnt much going on.

Anything else?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / New to programming - any suggestions?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cqobo7wrlhs0af3/drakhim.odt

you will need openoffice or something similar to read it.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Asset sheets help

I use a different method for my animations. In Flash I import the png, then convert it to a symbol and use break apart to separate the pixels then i simply magic wand or select and cutnpaste and get the indivual sprites on individual frames.

Easy peasy for me. I saw the technigue in a youtube video. You may have to search for it, but its an alternative.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Ash framework

Ash is just one version of a concept I’ve learned about called Entity Component Systems modelling or ECS. ECS is used in a lot of games, and a lot of programmers will have different opinions on how to implement it. I’m in the process of making something similar to ash for my 1st game; I call it EntityFight. Its still WIP, but once its finished and running, it will be possible for other ppl to make other games with it.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Anyone wanna make a game with me?

Yes theres errors and flaws in the shootorials,and as long as these errors are identified and this guy is told how to fix these errors, there really should not be any problem

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Anyone wanna make a game with me?

Originally posted by Fenragus:

So i would like to make a game.I have no skills in progamming whatsoever but i might learn some.I am looking for people to help me make a 2D shooter

http://www.kongregate.com/search?q=shootorial

get started son.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / colaberation anyone?

whats a 001 engine? That some kind of James Bond crap that the English gov uses?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Open-Source Games

Bless your heart son. I wish there would be more ppl like you that wants to do this type of thing. I wish I could reach through your computer screen and give you a dollar right now.

As for links to open source you could post your good stuff on pastebin. There’s also dropbox. You get 2 gigs for free that should be more than you need.