Recent posts by Cyclone103 on Kongregate

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Topic: Everybody Edits / Old forums returning shortly, change your passwords

As many of you are aware, the old forums will be returning shortly on ee.forumify.com. If you are unsure if you are accessing the official fan forum, make sure there is a period between ee and forumify.

The other forum does have the old database, but since it was obtained using unsavory methods, was explicitly taken without my permission, and does not operate in conjunction with Everybody Edits, you should update your passwords if you used them on the old forum. We cannot vouch for the safety of the duplicated forums, and if you use them, you use them at your own risk and at the risk of your accounts and information.

Again, the actual forums will be returning at ee.forumify.com shortly, any site claiming to be them or appearing to be them which is not located at that exact URL is fraudulent.

On that note, since the integrity of the database has been compromised, I’ll be requiring a password reset for every forum user when the proper forums are restored.

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Lobby Problem [Chris, You are Losing Players. READ AND FIX!]

The issue is present on the main site as well, and the issue can be solved by clearing your flash cache for the game. It’ll be fixed soon regardless.

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Game Suggestions

Hey Kong! I just wanted to let you all know that we now have a better way for you all to send your suggestions in, in a way we will pay close attention to and you can get feedback on.

Better than sorting through thousands of threads, wouldn’t you agree?

Here’s our UserVoice suggestions site: http://everybodyedits.uservoice.com

Please visit and give us your ideas! Chris will check once a month, and really take a good hard look at the top voted ideas.

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Forumify doesn't work

Nope, it’s just you

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Portal 2 Promotion bug

I’ve earned every badge from both, but only the Atlas quest is showing up on my profile. What’s up with that? I reloaded a game from P-Body multiple times, and even tried switching games to another from the quest.

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Important official stuff: forum, suggestion option, etc

This is just a simple list of some of the places you ought to look if you’re interested in posting a suggestion or looking for help. Send me a message if you think some place ought to be added to this list!

-Cyclone (Everybody Edits Administrator)

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Official Forum

Just thought I’d point this out if you weren’t already aware, but Everybody Edits also has an Official Forum

We tend to check those more often, and you’re more likely to get a response there.

If you only use EE on Kong and you’d prefer to just use these, by all means, go ahead! I’ll try to be as active as I can in responding to your many questions.

—Cyclone (Everybody Edits Administrator)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Badge viewer

That badge browser is a fascinating find!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Badge viewer

http://www.kongregate.com/badges?filter_by=earned&sort=most_awarded

Whenever I try to filter by “earned”, I cannot sort by anything other than “newest” or it will redirect me to the same sort without a filter, with the message “You have not earned any Badges yet. Start your collection now by choosing any badge below.”

Additionally, http://www.kongregate.com/badges?sort=most_awarded&filter_by=unearned sorts by most awarded but doesn’t filter by unearned.

After much experimentation, very few configurations of sort and filter actually do work. Some badges I have earned are showing up as unearned, and vice versa.

Thanks for fixing!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / APIs

It’s not just for questions specifically regarding function calls or things that could be solved simply, you could also ask usage questions that are more advanced, stuff that Kong staff might not have time to help you with.

Also, limiting discussion of a topic to one website can greatly cut out the number of developers who’d be able to (and willing to) help you.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / APIs

Hey Kong!

I figured that since Kongregate has a slew of great APIs for game devs, I’d share this with you all.

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/12123/webservice-apis?referrer=t9bCWyjA7o_QF6zb0nuwBQ2

It’s a Q&A website proposal, to be created on the StackExchange framework (For those of you who are familiar with StackOverflow, it’s their MU service)

We still need a bunch more users to commit before the site enters beta.

It’d be a great place to ask questions about the Kong api and have them answered by fellow developers, or other flash apis too! Now, I know some people don’t like “referral” links, so here’s a non-referral link if you are interested in the project: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/12123/webservice-apis

Help me get the word out!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Tower defence

You would have to use flash to make it if you wish to post it on this site.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / I reckon I shoulda put it here in the first place...

Nobody is just going to let you upload their game. You have to work for it! A good flash game takes about 6 months (or so I hear….) and they are not easy to make. If you really want a flash game so badly, why not make it yourself?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Actionscript Questions

Huh, nothing I am trying to do with it seems to be working at all. Is there just a code I can copy and paste, pertaining to disabling right clicks? I have searched all over the internet……

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Actionscript Questions

Ok, thanks. One last question for now: In my code concerning the right-click frame controls, I attempted to disable them using

root_cm = new ContextMenu();
root_cm.hideBuiltInItems();  
root.menu = rootcm;

like I had been told. However, when debugging, it generated a syntax error in the root_cm.hideBuiltInItems(); part. How would I fix this?

This is my only problem I have encountered so far. Thanks for all of your help by the way!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Noob coder up for grabs!

Makes sense, thanks for clarifying. I see what you are saying……….

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Noob coder up for grabs!

Using the inbuilt “button” system isn’t such a good solution as coding your own based around normal movieclips.

I understand what you are saying, but what conceivable purposes would using an MC as a button serve? Please forgive me if this question is incredibly nooby. I only recently started using flash, and do not know the pluses and minuses of many different aspects.

It seems to me that it would make more sense just to use the buttons, and switch out for an MC as needed.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Noob coder up for grabs!

I am still a noob, but I have taken the time to really try and learn the syntax and proper application. I have read through…….probably four flash tutorial books, and too many online tutorials to count. On my website, I have created a page which has the best flash tutorials on the ’net. Whenever I need to look something flash-related up, I usually check there first. If none of the pages have the info I am looking for, I ask for help.

Pimgd – Just double click the button on the object palate on the right, and in the timeline, there is an “over” frame. When the mouse is touching the button, whatever it looks like in the “over” frame is how it will appear. Same goes for the rest of the frames on the button, under whatever condition, it will appear in that particular way.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Back a Page

I am using Mozilla Firefox.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Actionscript Questions

Approximately how many frames go by in a second on the average computer (not just mine) on the internet, so I can optimize my game for net play on almost any computer? As you can tell, the timer is a crucial piece of my game. Since I will not have more than like 4 MCs active per frame, should I just assume that the FPS will be accurate on all computers? And furthermore, what is the best framerate to use? My game is not processor-intensive in the least, so would a simple 26 FPS be fine?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Back a Page

Every single time I go back a page, in order to navigate to a game I had just been playing, the game refuses to download into my browser. I guess it is incapable of detecting the fact that it has to re-download, since it does not reload the page. To remedy this, I have to refresh the page. Unfortunately, this takes me about 3 minutes because my computer lags a lot. Is there a quicker way to go about doing this, or is this an issue in the site itself which could be fixed?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Visual Basic 6

Uh……try a basic calculator. Fairly simple stuff is best for a new user.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Visual Basic 6

Actually, the syntax used in VB is very similar to that of flash. Eerily so, I must say. Just use the object name i.e. Textbox1 and the property you wish to check/change, i.e. Textbox1.text, and use an = sign to assign a value to it, since this is change the text property, I must use quotes. == checks for equivalence. If you use if statements, close them with End if. As you type, little hints will pop up. To view a list of all the properties an object has, go to the properties paned in the form design, and scroll around. Double click an item to place code on it. All objects can affect all other objects. Really, VB is one of the simplest programming tools you can use. As a beginner, that is. Things can get, as you had said, very complex. If you have a basic knowledge of AS, essentially, you can just remove all underscores. By the way, to declare a variable, use

Dim (yourvar) as (type)

Type can be integer, array, text, single, and double, all of which I am assuming you know about and understand. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to ask me. I have been using VB for quite some time now, and can probably answer all but the most difficult of your questions.

Now, I know you just wanted a site, but I don’t know of any good VB tutorial sites, so I just gave you the most basic info you would need to be successful in VB.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Actionscript Questions

Thanks very much! I found out how to block the right-click menu, so I no longer need to know how to do that. I still need help with the timer. After I get that sorted out, my game will be ready in a week or so! Thanks again!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Actionscript Questions

I am unsure how to make an object a mask. I (sort of) understand what you are saying. Is that an option from the timeline?