Recent posts by jim_vierling on Kongregate

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Topic: Technical Support / will I need to copy my Kongregate files?

Originally posted by XEN0N:

1. Save the content inside this hidden folder from your XP computer to your CD:

C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[random series of letters and numbers]\

2. Install Windows 7.
3. Install Adobe Flash Player.
4. Find this hidden folder on your Windows 7 computer:

C:\Users\[Your Name]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[random series of letters and numbers]\

5. Copy the CD content into the [random series of letters and numbers] folder.

If you do it right, it should work.
If you intend to use Google Chrome, this will not work!

This worked as far as I can tell. I did a clean install. Thanks again XENON.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / will I need to copy my Kongregate files?

Thank you XENON. Hope it works and I use Firefox.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / will I need to copy my Kongregate files?

Originally posted by adv0catus:

Save file location information can be found here.

That link doesn’t really tell me what I need know. I need to know what file or folder to copy to disc so that I can reload into the new Operating System. I am not just updating a browser as mentioned in the post you linked to. I will be doing a clean install from the 7 disc.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / will I need to copy my Kongregate files?

I am getting ready to install a new OS and want to know if I have to save something to keep all of my Kongregate data? I am going from XP Pro (only because I have to) to Windows 7 (I will never use Windows 8) and any info on what and where I need to save and then reload into the new OS would be appreciated.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Private town question

Thank you.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Private town question

If I were to make the town that I am in private would that automatically opt me in to the PvP? Is that the only way to make the town private?

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Server maintenance without in game warning?

Seriously, what kind of pathetic company just kicks you out of the game in the middle of playing without any warning what-so-ever? (That was rhetorical.)

Come on now, even the assholes at Jagex give you a 10 minute, IN GAME, warning to stop what you are doing and log out before they go into server maintenance mode.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / login

I can not enter the game from Armor Games either. This happened just a few days, maybe a week, ago as well. It took them all day to get the servers back up. It is a problem at Edgebee’s end of things. Basically they have crap servers. They also do not seem to care about letting anyone know if they are even aware of the issue and trying to fix it.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Can not log in to Swords and Potions 2

I was going along just fine until about 3:30 a.m. Eastern time U.S. The game suddenly went to the waiting for server and I noticed that I had been disconnected from the Kongregate chat. At that time I tried to reload Kongregate but was unable to get the site to load. After about 10 minutes, I finally got Kongregate to load again. However the S&P 2 game will still not load. It shows the waiting for server Kongregate login message until it goes to the Client is out of synch message. Clicking ok on that message results in the client trying to reload but not being able to.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should Psychological Data really be Your Exclusive Property?

From the OP:
“So far I agree with it, but the piece goes on to suggest that because of the immense ramifications of use of this data to predict what you desire and what you will do even before you are really aware of yourself, it would be better if every person’s psychological map was owned in entirety by that person.”

Unless every individual had the technology to do this to themselves, someone else would have the data profile on record. Whoever had that file would invariably say that it was their property. If the total profile was made from a compilation of smaller profiles from various sources, then you would have every source claiming that they have rights to use whatever information that they obtained.

The compilation of all the various information sources would require that all the sources be able to identify the individual so that the right information would go to the correct profile. Now you are getting into RFID chips in people or bar code tattoo type bullshit to identify each individual and track them.

Overall, I am totally against this.

I do not like targeted advertising crap and I also think that marketers are scum that should be executed. (An advertisement is something that states what the product is or shows what the product looks like, tells where it can be found and what it will cost. Marketing is coming up with gimmicks in an effort to make you think that you have to buy the product. Marketers are trying to make your mind up for you.)

Commercial benefit? Fuck capitalism. This is just a way to try and make this shit look like a good thing, especially to the money worshipers. If you are gaining information about me through surveillance, to make your profile, without my permission how is that ethical? Especially if you are using that information to make profits for yourself.

If a company gathers information about what products sell at which location to better stock their shelves, I do not have a problem with that. I only have a problem with it when they break it down to the individual. I wouldn’t even have a problem if the store issued coupons based on what was scanned during each transaction. I fail to see why they need each shopper to have a personal ID. The sales should not just be for shoppers willing to sign up for their personal ID card either, that should be made illegal.

Pertaining to other areas touched upon in this thread:

I am against most, if not all of it.

The “happy zombie drugs” need to be completely done away with. (I put quotes around it to show that I used a slang term for the drugs). Especially any that make someone more susceptible to suggestion.

“All religion is a form of deception and oppression that is used to control the masses and thus religion and superstition should be abolished and replaced with science, reason, philosophy, and ethics.” (Here I used quotes to show that it is a quote).

I am against mind control technology whether it is called psychotronic or informational.

Societal manipulation is most often called propaganda. There is a whole lot of propaganda in use today.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Official Best of 2013 Quest Voting Thread!

Demons vs. Fairyland

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is now out

Originally posted by Wily_One:

I finished the last level, the “devil” boss, which then takes me through the credits, but my progress is shown as 45/77 stars. Are there hidden levels? Is there a trick to get the rest?

Every level has both a heroic and an iron challenge that are worth one star each. Click on the level then under the picture of the level in the pop up there will be three icons. The middle is for the heroic challenge and the right one is for the iron challenge. The will each have their own special restrictions so read that before you start the challenge.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Vidible video ads crash Firefox

I have this problem as well using Firefox with Windows XP Pro. It is always with that Vidible garbage. The Vidible player is the one with the blue bars at the bottom and the first ad always loads so that there is no pause option. The first ad only shows the play arrow and clicking it does nothing. If you try to leave the page or even navigate around the page Firefox will lock up. If you wait until the second ad loads and the pause button appears then you can stop the ad and the page works fine or you can close the page.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / X of the Year 2013

Game of the year: Epic Battle Fantasy 4
(Kingdom Rush: Frontiers should get mentioned or be allowed to go on next years.)

Badge of the year: The grindiest non MMO badge

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Racism has gotten WAY too strict and crazy.

The whole concept of races was/is used to cause a division in the masses.

There is one human race, if you try to divide it into groups by calling those groups races, you are promoting racism.

When I was young there were only three choices to pick from as your so-called race. Those were Caucasian, negroid or mongoloid. Now, everyone wants to be part of their own little ‘race’ so that they can feel special or different and probably think that they are better than a different little ‘race’.

If the race BS doesn’t stop, it won’t be long until there really is a blond hair blue eyed race.

It really is all just a bunch of crap.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is now out

It took months to get Cursed treasure 2 on Kongregate after it came out on Armor so it may be awhile. It has almost 1 million plays already on Armor and it came out on the 22nd of November.

Kingdom Rush 2 was made aiming at the mobile market. If you download it for mobile, which more than likely means you have to buy it, you get more levels.

There are 3 heroes for free, the higher up ones you have to pay for.

On casual there is very little challenge to beating the levels available without download. The game seems way too short.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is now out

Hopefully it will be on Kongregate soon, but it is on Armor now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / reporting abusive shouts

Originally posted by IceWeaselX:
Originally posted by jim_vierling:

They can also delete all accounts that have the same person or IP address.

Technically, they can. They won’t, though. Disregarding any new account/clean slate philosophy, killing all accounts logged with a specific IP address is a dangerous move to make for a business because of how IP addressing works.

Permanently banning an IP address could cause unintended problems if the IP address was assigned to a different person in the future. However, I was referring more to deleting all the current accounts on that IP address. So if the person set up an alternate account to harass or bully someone or just to be and asshole in general by spamming their other alternates and their main account would get deleted. Screw them.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / reporting abusive shouts

Originally posted by adv0catus:

jim_vierling, Kongregate can’t really prevent it from happening without taking unreasonable measures. They’ve taken preventative measures, like not allowing certain words to be used in shouts. But the response has to be reactive, which makes the response really important.

I understand that they can’t stop it before it happens most of the time, but they can make sure that the account in question can not do it again. They can also delete all accounts that have the same person or IP address.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / reporting abusive shouts

If by being posted in the shouts section the comments were targeted toward only one individual, that individual would have a case for harassment or perhaps online bullying.

BethanieC should take a screenshot and send it to various organizations/agencies that deal with online harassment and bullying. Search for reporting online harassment or online bullying and you will get tons of sites.

Bring those sites down on Kongregate for allowing the crap to continue and not taking permanent action against the accounts that it is being done on and those associated with them.

Don’t just delete and let it slide. That doesn’t stop them from doing it again with a different account or doing it to someone else. Don’t let sites get away with doing nothing to those that harass or bully others just to keep making the profit off of those accounts.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / News about Ducklette (don't worry, she's fine)

Well I just use this avatar because I think it is hilarious, but I guess it also fits this situation as well.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Zwarte Piet, and sinterklaas. Racism or tradition?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by jim_vierling:

So if he had a brown dim witted servant, a yellow dim witted servant, a red dim witted servant and an olive dim witted servant it wouldn’t be racist? Even with more than one black dim witted servant it would be quite racist.

Now try realistic colors. black servants, white servants, asian servants. Mixed race servants. Why the heck not? All it says is this guy has servants.

You will have a helluva time building a case that it is racist to simply employ servants.

The ritual is a white guy on a horse, elevated above his servant or servants of different colors. Why is it that only the white guy is intelligent?

If it were reversed, I bet a lot of people that say it isn’t racist now would change their tune.

Doubt it. It’d be like having a black president. That wouldn’t be something an intelligent person could point at and say the presidency has become racist.

Besides as Crow says, riding a horse and handing out presents are hardly signs of mastermind level intelligence.

On a separate note, no one is “born” to do any job. There are burger flippers that are working their way through college as well.

Hence average. The gormless ones who always look and act like nobody is home. They’re everywhere in such professions, whereas the smart ones get out as soon as possible.

Those are realistic colors or color labels in racist terms. I used them that way to show how different “color” servants could also be construed as being racist. Asian is not a color by the way.

It is not racist to employ servants, the racism is in how the ritual is done.

How would it be comparable to the presidency? The presidency isn’t a guy on a horse leading his dim witted different colored servant down the road to hand out goodies on his behalf. (I realize that there are actually some comparisons to be made there, but it is still not the same situation).

It was specifically stated that the servant was dim-witted. There was no mention of “santa” as dim witted. That would imply that “santa” was more intelligent than his servant, or that santa had intelligence where his servant did not.

If the servant were a dim witted white person would there be a problem with him taking advantage of the mentally challenged?

Going back to the original post, it would seem to state that there is more than one servant and it instead refers to them as companions. So he isn’t just leading around one, but rather a group of dim-witted people. Why exactly would the ritual make the entire group black?

Yeah there is a big problem with a bunch of white people painting themselves to appear black and acting like they are dim witted. The ritual is pretty much saying that all black people are dim witted or that only black people can be dim witted.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Zwarte Piet, and sinterklaas. Racism or tradition?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

He’s the slow-witted blackfaced servant of santa. It’s mindboggling that you guys don’t find anything racist about that.

It wouldn’t be if he has more than one servant, preferably from a variety of different backgrounds. So a simple solution would be to add others. Which I think someone said above, has been tried with different colored slow-witted helpers. It’s the kind of role your average burger flipper was born to play.

So if he had a brown dim witted servant, a yellow dim witted servant, a red dim witted servant and an olive dim witted servant it wouldn’t be racist? Even with more than one black dim witted servant it would be quite racist.

The ritual is a white guy on a horse, elevated above his servant or servants of different colors. Why is it that only the white guy is intelligent?

If it were reversed, I bet a lot of people that say it isn’t racist now would change their tune.

On a separate note, no one is “born” to do any job. There are burger flippers that are working their way through college as well. Your statement makes you look like quite the pompous asshole.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / AX: Hell Exists

Hell is located at 42°26′05″N 83°59′06″W. It isn’t that bad and it does pretty much freeze over every year.

 

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