Recent posts by 5minutesoff on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Kongrehate

Originally posted by ParalysisTerror:

Is complaining about the hate comments that important? They’re just games.

Excluding the garbage uploads they’re not just games, they’re the product of 10s/100s/1000s of hours work from programmers, artists, musicians who are doing their best to create something you’ll enjoy, and that they have very little chance of ever really being rewarded for.

Shitty comments and worse of all the instant-1 ratings suck.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Shouldn't this guy be banned by now?

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/AddictingGamer

He spews out tons of “games” each of which are just a button that takes you to another of his “games” on kongregate, to drive up his views/ad impressions.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / My Unlikely Great Game..What's Yours?

I think he means it’s his pick for an unlikely but great game. He’s saying he chooses it, not that he made it.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Scores won't load

Ok it’s working now using a statistic for the high scores.

Thanks for your help.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Scores won't load

I added kongapi.setMode(“HighScores”) prior to submitting and requesting the score list but it didn’ make a difference, the callback function just isn’t told to fire.

I’ve set up a statistic “High scores” and set it to use that for the high scores instead. Is there a page I can view to see the high scores?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Scores won't load

The statistics are all configured in that screen yes.

What do I need to set the mode as? I’m not doing that, but there aren’t multiple scoreboards…

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Scores won't load

From Firebug
[Konduit] handling message part # – 3, totalBytes 80, cursize 80high-smi…g_level=4 (line 0)
1) [Konduit] [Game→Chat]: stat.submit: {"stats":[{"name":“HighScore”,value],req.id (line 0)
[Konduit] MessageConnection.handleMessage [‘stat.submit’]high-smi…g_level=4 (line 0)
[Konduit] handling message part # – 4, totalBytes 83, cursize 83high-smi…g_level=4 (line 0)
2) [Konduit] [Game→Chat]: stat.submit: {"stats":[{"name":“PersonalBest”,value],req.id (line 0)
[Konduit] MessageConnection.handleMessage [‘stat.submit’]

1) It’s submitting the high score using kongapi.scores.submit(value)

2) It’s tracking your personal best using kongapi.stats.submit(name, value);

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Scores won't load

The API appears to treat scores and statistics as 2 seperate entities…. the game has statistics, but it’s also submitting high scores.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Scores won't load

1) Yes
2) What right name? What name even?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Scores won't load

I’m trying to get the high scores showing in my new game and it never returns any data to the callback function. Firebug is showing submissions do get made.

My high scores screen’s constructor does this:
public function HighScores()
{
this.Background.filters = [new DropShadowFilter()];
this.Background.alpha = 0.95;

this.CloseButton.Label.text = “Close”;
this.CloseButton.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, this.Close);

this.ErrorMessage.text = “Loading scores…”;
kong.scores.requestList(ShowScores);
}

The ShowScores method at this point is just:

public function ShowScores(d:Object):void
{
this.ErrorMessage.text = “Loaded”;
}

Initially it sets the ErrorMessage text as “Loading scores…” but it just never runs the ShowScores method.

Any thoughts?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Preview my new game

Hi guys,

Anyone want to check out the preview of my new game?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CquHc2nkppg

I can’t let you play it yet unfortunately but feedback would be welcome.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Computer Overheating - Will ice packs do?

You can get cooling trays like syurba mentioned – here’s an example:
http://www.sportsimportsusa.com/usbcosyforno.html

The other thing you can do is make sure the vents on the side or bottom are not blocked by dust / fluff, or blankets or your leg or whatever when you’re using it.

You can also underclock the cpu in vista/win7 by going into power properties, can’t remember where it is but in the advanced section you can lower it. The lower it goes the less energy it uses / heat it produces.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / (AS3) Following script? <solved>

Try moving the cam only when you actually move the player, eg:
player.x += 2;
cam.x += 2;

 
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Topic: Game Programming / (AS3) Following script? <solved>

It that’s givng you erros than player or cam don’t exist or aren’t display objects.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / just 1 line of code asked

shoot() calls the function.
shoot is a reference to the function.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Looking for beta testers for flash analytics service

You could translate it to AS2 as well. I really skipped from AS1 to AS3 so I never really did much with AS2, but the code is very simple and documented, as long as the core methods of sending [this data] to [that page] don’t change you could rewrite it however you wanted in any language you wanted.

http://my.swfstats.com/games/AS3_SWFStats.zip

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Looking for beta testers for flash analytics service

Mochi’s got something similar but (obviously I’m very biased) not as good. You have to set up seperate bots to track various things, they haven’t really updated it in years either they just talk about it every now and then.

Integrating it’s very easy, there’s a small AS3 library, you put the folder in your fla directory and then do stuff like Tracker.LogPlay() or CustomMetrics.Log(CustomMetrics.YOUR_METRIC);

There’s also sample game you can take a look at:
http://my.swfstats.com/games/samplegame.zip

Setting up custom metrics and whatever is really easy – http://www.swfstats.com/screenshots/editcustommetrics.png

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Looking for beta testers for flash analytics service

Hey guys,

I have a pretty comprehensive flash analytics system I’m looking for people to test for me. If you’re interested:

http://my.swfstats.com/register.aspx

It’s got some pretty useful features, the most important is custom metrics you can create to track just about anything in your game like what difficulty people play at, what language they play in, what levels they finish, anything you want really.

You can get a bit of a taste of it through the public report for one of my games, the stats are a bit borked but cause swfstats was in very early development when I launched that game.

http://public.swfstats.com/1-7/default.aspx

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Limit daily submissions to something reasonable like 2 or 3 per day.

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1/topics/43587

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please limit daily submissions

Once again someone’s bombed the latest games list with 10 submissions artificially knocking everything else back to the less-frequently visited page 2/3/etc .

Is there any reason why kongregate is still allowing developers to be screwed over like this? Nobody needs unlimited daily submissions, if they have a back catalogue of games to submit they can space them out over days.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please limit daily submissions

Originally posted by BlackBone:

Ok, but it seems like this problem rarely ever occurs.

It’s happened now though and it’s a pretty simple fix to ensure it never happens again. Kong needs people making games just as much as it needs people playing games, why shouldn’t they close this hole to prevent devs being screwed over again in the future?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please limit daily submissions

In the past it may not have been necessary, but now it’s time to implement a change. I’m sure every developer on kong would prefer some limit rather than see their work wasted because someone just spammed 5 pages of games into the latest list.

Also there’s a forum to “Talk about anything related to Kongregate” you know.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please limit daily submissions

Please put a limit on daily submissions. This guy ‘front’ has 60+ submissions in the latest games, people now have to browse all the way through to page 6 to see the games which were submitted just before he went on his spree.

Games only have their time on the latest games list to prove themselves, artificially knocking everything down 5 pages by spewing a ton of crap onto the list just makes it an even harder goal.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What makes a tower defense game awesome?

What are the things you love and hate the most about the tower defense games you’ve played?

What do you wish you’d see in them?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Flash games, now in 3D!

It’s awesome. Are there more sample videos you can show us?