Recent posts by batterytime on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Step Seq. Songs

Still Alive from Mirror’s Edge, remixed a bit.
http://pastebin.com/pJ8RY92X

 

Topic: Off-topic / eRepublik: Fun little browser game

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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

But again, that’s not something that I can provide a one-step fix for. You’d have to rewrite a game to incorporate such a timing system. My system requires no “installation” but a simple find and replace a few places.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

Actually, I know how to make a game speedhack proof. The problem is, it requires an entire game redesign, because you can set it to run according to system time. Read the system time, determine the time elapsed, go from there. This isn’t something that can be solved by a quick anti-cheat; you have to restructure your entire game to work around a system time based frame system.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

Look, that wasn’t the original point of what I was writing. I’m trying to see if there is a way possible to prevent speedhacking, but I don’t believe there’s ANYTHING out there that can prevent speedhacking, as of now. Except for perhaps your Buggle example, but they’re not releasing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

@AioriaRox, sorry. I just got a bit trigger-happy. Apologies if I made you unhappy. :)

It’s not a timer at all. It’s supposed to demonstrate a “score”, pretend that that number is your score, and you’re “gaining” points.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

upload what? I had to put it on spamtheweb because my website’s broken for some reason.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

Well, hopefully I can find some people here. Don’t know who KongregateHack is, unfortunately.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

Something like that. I need testing though, because I’m not too great of a hacker. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

Yes. This is a test for an anti-cheating package I’m writing. Preferably, you can’t hack that with Cheat Engine.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

What the heck do you mean lj?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Anti-cheat: Testing

Hey guys, I’m at a loss as to where I can find testing for an anti-cheat package I’m writing. Figured I’d let you guys stab at it:
Apologies: the link seemed to be down. Alternate:
http://spamtheweb.com/ul/upload/270509/51406_Test.php
Basically, try and change the 1000,2000,3000… counter. I’ll see if I can whip up a prize for the first one to break it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Labs / Shoot!/Kongregate Labs FAQ and Discussion

Judging: Each eligible Submission will be judged upon the following criteria (the “Judging Criteria”): 100% popularity based on the average five-star user rating on Kongregate.com as of 11:59:59 p.m. PT on November 30, 2008. Each submission must have received a minimum of 30 ratings to be eligible.

Well, this little fragment from the rules says that voting goes until “11:59:59 p.m. PT on November 30, 2008”, which means you have another 2 days or so for your game to get voted. So I guess you CAN submit it on the 28th and still get enough votes to win. Oh, and the prize decision is on December 1, right after the voting closes.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Labs / Hey, Just a Clarification of the Rules

From what I understand, all of the comments that say “WTF! THIS ISN’T YET ANOTHER GENERIC SHOOT CLONE! FAILAGE” and “this game is terrible, it isn’t even Shoot!” seem kinda ironic. I mean, does this mean that we Kongregate users would rather see Shoot! CLONES that just have some graphics changes? There is NOTHING in the rules that say you should have to have a ship that flies and shoots stuff: in fact it even SAYS that you can have something entirely different, such as a “racing game, a platformer, or something else entirely”. Not only that, but I also understand that only requirement to use the Shootorials is to “use our shootorials to produce awesome games of their own”, and thus as long as you have used some parts, or even ideas from the Shootorials, it should be a valid submission. The current misunderstanding is that your game MUST be a scrolling shooter, and thus many users are unfairly rating down games such as Rocket Science (which is still the 2nd best submission so far, but still has many people voting one star only because it’s not a scrolling shooter) and discouraging many new programmers from making games, because they aren’t interested in making a scrolling shooter. Please, as long as the submission doesn’t break any of Kongregate’s rules or the rules for the contest such as the “new programmers who have never had a 3 star or better game” rule, don’t rate down games because of this. Please place your vote so as to be judging the gameplay and fun of the game. Just my two cents.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Labs / Shoot!/Kongregate Labs FAQ and Discussion

Well actually Salvator, there’s nothing in the rules stating that stronglink, even though he HAS submitted a whole bunch of games, can’t compete. All of his games are under 3 stars in rating, so that makes him eligible.

Apologies if you’re female, just replace the "he"s with "she"s. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate Labs / Shootorials are overrated.

Mwahahaha tambu, no 3D in flash?
I think not!
You can just go ahead and use some matrices, apply some (OK, a lot) of trigonometry, do some various math-heavy transformations to said matrices, map vertices stored in the matrices from 3D to 2D by doing above listed operations, and there! You’ve done ONE frame of 3D!

Well, so it’s not easy, but it’s doable. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate Labs / Just a question on the ratings...

I was wondering: why does Kongregate refrain from displaying the average star rating until after a certain number of votes? I mean, you can even see the actual rating because if you click the “arrange-by-star-rating” button (the column header) the list of games is sorted by average rating anyways, and not-yet-shown rating games ARE included in the list. So you basically can see the rating anyways.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Labs / Shoot!/Kongregate Labs FAQ and Discussion

Hey, I was browsing Kongregate and I was playing some random game, and then…
KONGREGATE LABS! OMGWTFBBQ? What is this? Why is it here?

$250!? Yay, I like money!
Yeah, that was kind of my reaction.
But anyways, getting to the point: What exactly means “Shoot!-like”? (AKA eligible for competition)
Shoot! with modified graphics?
Shoot! itself?
Shoot!, except with Chuck Norris battling Muppets in a vertical top down shooter?
Any game that involves Shooting?

I’m really confused. Not only do I not get what exactly constitutes a game that can be considered Shoot! based and still be accepted, but I also don’t know whether a game that you develop that is entirely NOT based around Shoot!, but is still a shooting (defense) game (you’re not moving, but the enemies are trying to rampage you :D), has moving enemies, upgrades, different weapons and is also your FIRST FLASH GAME ever would count as an eligible submission for the contest. Because I had started a game (tentatively called ColorBlast) a few days ago as my first full Flash project, and I saw this competition. I was just wondering whether this kind of submission would be acceptable? The official rules point to the “rules listed on the webpage”, which kind of defeats the purpose of having official rules because they’re supposed to be concrete, but by referencing a very vague “rules” on the front page makes it so that nobody has any idea what is really acceptable or not.
-Batterytime

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

Ah yes, just an update on downloaded swf games:
Many of you, like me, probably also download the flash games to play offline onto the desktop or somewhere with something like Unplug, an extension for Firefox.
I listed in my original post that you should look in #LocalWithNet… But I made a mistake.
You should look in there for save files, but also take a look in the “localnet” folder, which far more games save files in than the #LocalWithNet folder.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

anyone who can’t find the AppData or Application Data folders (Vista and XP respectively):
you MUST turn on the hidden folders setting in the Control Panel. Go the the Control Panel, go to Folder Settings or something similar, and check the box that allows you to see hidden folders and files. This is because AppData and Application Data are hidden folders.
Bazooka_Uka: Are you sure you’re looking under you’re own account if you’re computer has multiple accounts?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

Oh, i thought you meant for the flash game. LOL
Anyways, folder settings is in control panel, and is actually called folder options.
The option to show hidden files and folders is under the view tab.
This is for Vista, if you’re using XP, just look it up online.
-Batterytime

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

why would you need folder settings?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

It decreases the mana loss when a monster, or creep, escapes your gems and hits your fortressy thing.
I really never noticed if it matters at all, i mean, the damage reduction is so slight that it really shouldn’t have any points in it anyways, even if it was activated.
This is the justification I have for saying that this game IS NOT A DEMO.
-Batterytime

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

never mind Jesto:
The points from the armor games version in the Armor category (the disabled one) STILL WORK in the kongregate edition; I guess the author (GameInABottle) only disabled the button. Heh. But if you reset it, you’ll never be able to put those points back in again unless you put points in the Armor Games version and transfer the file again.

By extension, any ‘disabled’ amulets earned in the Armor Games version should probably show up in the kongregate version too. But you won’t be able to EARN them in this version.
-Batterytime

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

No, since the disabled “ARMOR GAMES ONLY” options are disabled within the actual flash file; i.e. the save file has nothing to do with any limited features in the actual game.
For example, you can’t turn a demo version of Microsoft Word into a full version by taking a “save file” (document) created by a full version and transfer it to and open it with the demo and expect the demo to turn into a full version.