Recent posts by vesperbot on Kongregate

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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.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / how do i convince my parents (or just my mom) to let me play M rated games

Grow up and then screw restrictions.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Minor bug fixes and text fixes

Okay, apparently momoguru got flooded with bugreports saying something that’s client failure, not the game’s trouble. Thanks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Minor bug fixes and text fixes


See, no link down here.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Minor bug fixes and text fixes

Where is the “Report game bug” link now? I can’t find it in the new UI.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Sure you can’t. See, there are 14 walls in your base, 17 if counting ZACAs. Use ZACAs as rear walls, normally they don’t need extra attention this way, and hide other walls. Drop minelayer turrets, drop vira saviors except one (they are bugged), use sanctum beacons instead (sure you have one ready?). 7 scorpions are a bit too many, they are decent at least, you might reduce their number to say 4. 3 gold gens are too many, leave one fully upped. Add chargors+nyons in equal numbers.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / best way to draw an array of moving overlapping objects?

Do you draw by BitmapData.copyPixels() or by BitmapData.draw()? You should completely switch to the former.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Originally posted by TetsuoOni:

i saw someone listed the rare units, they missed one, the aries. its a large purple unit that fires twin lazers similar to the lightbringer. it cost 3 VII to activate and I have had it 4 rounds more then lightbringer and it has done 4x as must total damage to enemys 200k vs 800k also if someone can tell me how to unlock the insane difficulty… im at zone one but still cant get it xD

You need to beat Villalobos at least once to unlock Insane diff. You can do that on normal difficulty.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Simple Array question AS3

So impatient, are we? You have outlined your task to yourself, you know how to do one element, go do the whole task.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / What else do I need?

You need Flex SDK, the compiler with all the other stuff necessary to turn your *.as files into an SWF.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Why does this not work?

Originally posted by EndlessSporadic:

I thought we were talking about ints here. I’m sorry internet users need to manipulate things to make others wrong. That sense of superiority must be nice.

With a newbie developer you can never be sure of his vars, if the language supports a variant. Many people that don’t have a strict-type schooling use untyped vars just because they haven’t been taught that a var should have a type. So, it could end up being a Number and not an int.

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

Flash is a 32-bit process, thus it can’t contain more than 2.0 GB of stuff, and GC0 is already pretty memory heavy. You should think forward next time. :)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Why does this not work?

Originally posted by EndlessSporadic:

There is literally no difference between “>= N” and “> N – 1”. That won’t solve anything.

There is, if what’s compared is a Number. 99.5 is more than 99 but not “more or equal” to 100.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [?]Multiplayer, Anti-Cheating, and True random numbers

Originally posted by saybox:

A RNG and a seed, like Draco suggested, might work better but it depends on the gameplay I guess.

A PRNG you probably want to say, aka “pseudo-random”. And yes, this way you record the starting seed (try making it more than 32 bits long, though) and pass it into replay routine so it’ll generate the very same “random” numbers and check for interference from what’s given in score submission.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Question

Usually a table and an attribute in the users table are created to store groups info, sometimes an extra table is needed if you plan for users to belong to more than one group. Then, you get permissions out of group(s) the users belongs to, and correspondingly change the interface provided to them.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / what about a good Flash Chess?

Battle Chess rulez, yeah.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / as3: change registration point

You should never have to change a clip’s registration point at all. In your case, you should have your “gun” be the child of “soldier”, so that when soldier turns, your gun turns with him. But then, in order to use Math.atan2() you will need to use this.globalToLocal(that.localToGlobal(new Point()) to get the correct position of “that” relative to “this”.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Help with Flash Variables

piesPerClick += 2;
Learn your syntax first, dude.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / TD games and blocs

Try this one: Geologist TD
(shameless self-ad)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Games you miss playing

Starcraft. By the time I’ve got my hands on that game, I was too slow to micro correctly, so I’ve shifted into HoMM3 instead. Also there was little to no way to get a licensed copy, and the cracked one screwed my Win98 to oblivion. :D

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Why jake the piranha hunter not played.

HTML5 games might not run for many people just because they are not rich enough to afford a Win7 PC, and they are too lazy to use something other than IE. So they happily give your game a 1 and go away, and you’re buried. Even if your game is good, which I doubt (I am one of those who don’t have HTML5-capable browser, so can’t rate your game). But I don’t think that spending just two weeks will result in something good enough to not trail in the deep. I’ve spent more than a year making my game, and it’s still worth at most 3 stars for an average user.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Originally posted by Gabriel10205:

Hey, anyone know how to submit a base?

swbattles are dead now :( no way.

 
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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)