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Topic: Sonny 2 / Me and Legend Achievement

You have troubles – no one said it’ll be easy :D it’s an impossible badge after all. It’s doable though, just learn the ropes and cope with randoms.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What game would you like me to make?

Really, make LTF penguin into getting out of Antarctic by boat, and make a TD out of that. Note, boats swim and maneuver, while icebergs aren’t maneuverable, so collisions would happen. I wonder if this would be made into a decent TD, and if yes, maybe it won’t be just decent. :)

Regards.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS 3]Some Advice about Accessing objects in an Array

dice[0].gotoAndStop(1+Math.floor(Math.random()*6));

Once you’ve got em into the array, you reference the array, then index in array, then object properties.

(BTW, there’s a part of my code in here)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft CS released :D

GRRR, it wants FP 11.7+, I have only 11.5. I just don’t want to upgrade any further :( but will have to – I have waited for this for too long.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

GiaB apparently needs a huge nap just to refresh his mind to continue working on GC2 with enough quality.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / years later and the game is still broken

Well, you apparently did not try clearing the save file for GCL only. Yeah, nice boy to rant about all the other advices, even if they are wrong, and not even consider doing something that might be right.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / years later and the game is still broken

BTW, you might try downgrading your Flash player to say 11.5, I have this version and GCL runs finely for me. Or try playing the game from your friends, it’s possible that your ISP blocks something out of GCL’s data. Or your save files are corrupt on your hard disk, follow the tutorials on finding Gemcraft Chapter 0 saves, and delete those that belong to GCL – they have names containing “GCL” in them.

Update: I strongly believe that it’s your save files that are the cause of this, as a programmer I have delved into writing and reading saved game, and it’s possible that GiaB didn’t write error handling in this part of his code, just because currently OSes and media work too reliably to ever bother about this.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / years later and the game is still broken

And drop off Chrome’s flash player, it’s bugged, or rather, Adobe’s b*tching about Flash standards to not let Google replicate the player.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] all 229 waves

Cool. You can maintain this now with a weight on M key :D

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Originally posted by JuraK3:

Do rare units have higher chance to drop on insane level?

Yes. You should play higher levels too (Tesire will do).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / FLAPPY EGG - The only game in the world that is HARDER than flappy bird!!!

Hmm, for some reason the game is pretty decent, though you could do it without Unity in say Box2D. Combining an avoider with flappy bird mechanics is worth an extra point. How about eventually adding more enemies with different weapons, say misguided missiles that ar aimed at the egg but don’t follow it and blow up where the egg was?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD #39 - Congratulations Zoib!

OK, upgrading to 5/5. Yes, explanations are always needed.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / Triple Gem useful?

10 extra lime hits. I remember that one of the changes was that the lime gem in a trap doesn’t hit more than 10 monsters regardless of lime level.

Level 10 lime/orange gem stuffed into a trap will net you pretty much mana to not bother with costs anymore, just use that mana to summon more monsters and upgrade (“U”) that gem once in a while, and gems in amplifiers as well.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD #39 - Congratulations Zoib!

Darkscanner: What is there except 6 trollfaces and a freen background? Not even a timer I suppose. If you can’t lose the game, why bother playing? trollface 3/5 as it’s still a game.

Zoib: The game was too big to play on my screen (1366×768), and yes, I’m lost at what to do past crystals – is there an exit open once you E at them? I like the touch of “jump” letting you barely see above the walls, and then you’re back into the maze. 4/5.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / Triple Gem useful?

The trick is, if you add more lime/yellow or plain yellow, as soon as you reach 10 lime, the third color will take less and less value, but the gem will remain triple, thus your damage bonus will be bigger than with just dual colors. The specials value of such a gem (also known as “squished triple”) will also reach the normal values for the double gem, so no loss from having that gem as triple will occur, and the gain is ~10% for a token third special.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Unity is proprietary, while there exist utilities to make games for Flash that are completely free. With those tools however, making games is like making sculptures on a 3D printer without any software for it :D better than clay but way more tedious.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] all 229 waves

Too small attention span, are you? While yes, Creeper World is a great game, also you plain cannot “win everything” in there, as in “Creeper World: Evermore” new maps are created on a daily basis.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / As3: Timer wont work

You should use TimerEvent.TIMER constant instead of “Timer” string, I bet ya $10 you’ve spelled the constant’s value wrongly.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] all 229 waves

You shuold finish one run first I think, or else it’ll be just a “good attempt” instead of a win. Also, I don’t recall you actually reporting a 228 win here.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] all 229 waves

I am not aware of any runs superseding this.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Most likely you’ll not be able to do a direct savefile transfer, because the different platforms have different file formats. It’s possible that by that time Peter will make a kind of a savefile converter for steam based application.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] all 229 waves

Beating 228 is likely possible with level 36 – red 1, orange maxed, dual maxed, anything else to taste (probably max trap specials and other skills, I forgot which). This was my setup to get my first 1M exp at lvl 1 endurance (GC0 v.1.10 with capped mana pool, mind you!), the initial setup was no angers IIRC, as I didn’t have enough mana farming capacity, but then I’ve lasted to wave 89 with a plenty of actual kills. You might try starting another 228 elsewhere just to check if you’re capable of pulling level 36.

About weirdness of max speed – I know of this effect, you can do maxed speed on any gem, if you cap two G3s speed wise, then combine em together, this lets you overcome the “normal” cap on firing speed on gems of G5 or lower.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / Green Faction (Terrestrial)

Even if there would be a truce, the 50pts will still be decided vs our factions, in favor of either side. So while a truce can be signed, the actual attack will still happen, also not all green faction members are or will be aware of such a truce, so no 50/50 offence vs yellow will still be performed. :(

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] all 229 waves

You should remember than angering past 20th anger will not increase monster count.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / Hope GC2 is more like GC0 than GCL

You forgot active pause, which pretty much eliminates the “realtime” feeling of GC0 in GCL, and allows people with slower arms to participate in highscoring. But GCL’s endurance is IMHO badly built, and without the endurance you pretty much need to play aggressively to earn a decent level. Also, without premium GCL is still playable with “you can always do better” style. It’s pity that in GCL you’ll never do a LOT better if you’ve decently done a level already.