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Topic: General Gaming / If you get a Badge of the day before the day its used on...

No, you need to start that game in order to register your already earned badge as a BotD. Note also, BotDs are sometimes chosen from the previous ones, so if you have already been credited extra points back then, you won’t get more.

 
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Topic: Sonny 2 / Powerful Combination Attacks

Originally posted by ForceofLight:

Just a thought about the glitch for combining classes on the first page: is it possible to combine all three classes?

EDIT: turns out combining classes doesn’t really work at all anymore; it results in you instantly dying after the start of your first turn. :(

Actually, it is possible, I’ve made me a HBPB build, combining Hot Blooded and Integrity, Overdrive and Envenom, Lasting Pain and Infect – this ended up with Infect dealing 4x damage – nice. Most powerful, though, was the Ultimatum+Cold Neurology combo = 100% damage resist, compensate with Warm Neurology should you desire. (I have ended up not distributing the stat points for that build, as there were way too many possibilities to deal excess damage with available skills. Shock Coma was also in place, along with maxed Crystallize. That build could eliminate all three opponents in a row singlehandedly, regardless of their abilities. I have to uncover it from my archives to provide full details.

 
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Topic: Sonny 2 / Powerful Combination Attacks

This combo works if the enemy isn’t ahead of you speed-wise, otherwise Electron Charge doesn’t make your enemy do double turns, thus you will be unable to stack both Retrograde and Implosion. Unfortunately, most of the time you are not able to get enough speed to be able to act first in each turn. So, while this seemingly works, you need special equipment each time you face another enemy. The normal 7HKO is free from this flaw and works even if all your stats are in vitality, including equipment.

BTW, when Sonny 2 was young, I had an experiment with PVP Speed Psycho, faced a challenge to eliminate a Speed Bio driven by Einfach. We ended up in a twisted draw, as there was no Z6/Z7 that time, meaning whoever moves first, wins. If the speed bio was with 2 opponents, speed psycho ditches one and takes the first hand. Shock Coma enemy Sonny, eliminate the opponent(s), win. If he had one opponent, psycho ditches both, uses Ultimatum at second turn and has just enough time to eliminate both opponents before timer runs out. But if Speed Bio is alone, there’s nothing a Speed Psycho can do to take the first hand, bio just has more stats to spare into speed, and Evolution. So, the solution was to take both opponents, geared towards damage and not speed, to be able to one shot the Speed Bio within first turn. (Remember, no Z7 meaning a fully geared Speed Bio is frail HP-wise)

 
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Topic: Sonny 2 / Farming item Legend achivement

No. To achieve item farming, you just turn autosave off, and if the item you desire didn’t drop, you press Quit in-game, this will also save you loading time and probable ad viewing time.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / What's with all the hate on Unity?

Originally posted by Draco18s:

Mmm. About that…

They say something about “NPAPI” drop which is apparently the tech that software uses to integrate Unity into browsers on Linux. Pity this seems to be a short lived thing. I’d like to see Unity on Linux too.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Numbers on screen

Not using textfield and display a number? Sure :) make 10 Shape descendant classes, draw 0 to 9 on them, stuff classes into a MovieClip for frames (this one is better than using an array of classes approach) and display several of these in a single container.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Building Rush: Hard before Medium! :D

Probably will try getting this one, I like the game as is and that it awards upgrade points for gold overhead, so there is still reason to replay levels after getting gold.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Game Review For Your Games

You can’t even spell MY NAME, I wonder if your reviews would be constructive enough.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / I don't have a chat.kongregate folder?

Ditch PepperFlash, and you’ll receive your folder.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Originally posted by light_bringer777:

Axis aligned collision detection makes for some really funky collisions at times; especially when your axis aren’t aligned!

You’re probably thinking about continuous collision detection, where you could be in front of an object one frame, then past the an object the next and still detect the collision.

I switched to using the NAPE engine partway through development and they have built-in continuous collision, plus at the current game pace, you simply cannot zip through objects because you’re moving hundreds of pixels per frame. So it shouldn’t be a problem with LtF3 ;)

Yep, I’ve meant continuous collision indeed. Glad to hear that :)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Troubles with Array lenght!

Yep, use autocomplete next time. If you’re using Flash CS, consider installing FlashDevelop at least for code editing purposes (it’s freeware), it has a ton of useful things including underlining improperly spelled words.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Troubles with Array lenght!

Originally posted by Argl:

Adding Array() around LISTS[‘armor’] was just a way for me to ensure the compiler that there was another array at this index. At least I thought it was okay to do that. But now you’re explaining that it actually create a new array ?

Yep, this will wrap your array of length 3 into another array, and that one’s length is 1, and this is what you get when tracing.
Originally posted by Argl:

I’m a bit confused, so if write something like :


var myClip:MovieClip = MovieClip(myContainer.getChildAt(5));

That will creates a MovieClip ? Instead of simply force the child to be a MovieClip ?

Neither, this is only the case with “Array”, as there is an “Array function” that makes an array out of its parameters. var a=Array(1,2,3,4,5) will make a new Array into a variable “a” that’ll contain “[1,2,3,4,5]”. All other function only try doing a typecast, returning a “null” if the supplied object is not of the desired type. So, after you call that typecast, you can do if (myClip!=null) myClip.gotoAndStop(1); for example.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Nice to see that you’re interested in people’s opinion. My two cents: If there would be obstacles in midair, PLEASE DO make AABB collision, this pretty much kills many launch games where powerups are plain skipped if you’re flying too fast.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft:Chasing Shadows TBR on Kongregate after Steam Release

FFFFFFFUUUUUUU-
On the upside, I’ll be able to finish my project on time without being distracted by playing GC:CS. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Originally posted by cbeenker:

can anyone give me some tips on how to beat the boss on level 15? i only get him down to 50% before he enrages and wipes my base. Here is my setup.
http://imgur.com/L28Liar

Drop all Vira Healers, drop big lasers, drop gold collectors except one, drop zycon storms, replace with 4 chargors, 1 vira savior (don’t see if you have one, if yes, skip vira savior) and rest Nyon Exists. Amp all of them to max, level up in Tesire (hard, preferably) then try again.

 
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Topic: Sonny 2 / Combining classes

Umm. Just remembered this thing, dug deep and now… BUMP.

A side note: You can make your char stronger by using the glitch, IF you have defeated the Corruptor. Just put on full corruptor’s armor, take a weapon that has a lot of piercing in your hands, do the glitch (change classes if necessary), and have all weapon piercing (not stats, that would be too brutal) stuck onto the character. I’ve used this repeatedly to get poison piercing to heavens, and used Acidic Blood biological passive to increase it even further, then a single blast of Envenom dealing 6 damage normally was enough to eradicate half of the opponents including Corruptor itself.

There are also great skill combos, if you would want to try stuffing part of your skill points into one class tree, then another class tree. Say, Ultimatum+Cold Neurology = complete immunity to damage. Do once, stay 20 turns firing away. Epiphany+Overdrive+Lasting Pain = 4x damage, add Agile Exposure for +100% more (either 6x or 8x, this depends on game mechanics), add Insecurity for yet more.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / White screen on Preloader? (AS3)

If so, drop the preloader completely, if your SWF is 8 kilobytes then everything else is bigger than it, so you don’t need to worry about white screen issue that preloader hides.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Originally posted by UncleBadges:

Is there a way to rotate Aegis?

No. You might want to know that Walls were non-rotatable in the past, and dropped in both variations. Nothing is rotatable barring walls, so don’t worry.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Originally posted by satansFinger:

there is a minor bug: when deleting a nuclear terra, it does not count as unit loss, but the nuclear terra still explodes and damages nearby units, when deleted while deployed. to avoid this the nuclear terra has to be moved to the unit bank and deleted from there. still i assume it should not be like that.

Nice catch, thanks, though I usually use Formation Editor to delete units, to not worry about losses.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Squeezing as much audio into a game

You can add another ~15MB if you place another SWF alongside your main, and load that one too. IIRC Kongregate allows one file for the game.

Originally posted by Amibtious:

For cutscenes, or the like, you can use embedded youtube vids. There’s a mining game that does this well, can’t quite recall the name atm.

Glean (and Glean 2). I love this game.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

See, +100% drops is just x2, aka a single mob has just double the chance to make a drop. Also, even sanctum beacond and GGs are counted “rare” for the purpose of zava detectors. Also, from my experience, anything “ultra-rare” only drops if you taunt, while I wasn’t taunting, I didn’t even get a ledgend, having 0 in the base. So, maybe they do stack, but your kill rate has dropped to the point when this stacking starts to hinder you from increasing rares/zone ratio.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Continue counting offline?

There’s no such thing as “counting offline”, but if you store the last run date and get current date, you can simulate “counting offline” using the date difference. SumGato says what you should use.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Edit a game

Another possible solution is to whack Ctrl+F5 on the webpage with the game, it should reload all the used content from the server.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Try this game on Kongregate!

You’d better post the game link right nere instead of “do the search”, it’ll gain that game more hits.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [Solved I think] How to _copy_ semi-transparent pixels?

You probably copy the corner quadrants twice by yourself, thus blending corners with double the alpha application. Check what you copy and what are the coordinates.