Recent posts by ExtremePopcorn on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Find Your Kongregate User ID

> So we should have a reverse version of this. I want to know who user 9001 is.

Sure thing. I’ve added this as a feature.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Find Your Kongregate User ID

Also, I did a binary search on the /users/xxxxx/posts page, and it looks like the youngest user is number 5,546,208.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Find Your Kongregate User ID

After a long period of soul searching, I realized that you guys were right. This tool doesn’t add much for those who knew where to find their ID.

To fix this, there is now a picture of a cute kitten on that page.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Find Your Kongregate User ID

I’ve built a tool that determines a user’s Kongregate ID. The code isn’t anything clever, but it’s an interesting tool nonetheless.

http://www.hintbin.com/kongregate-id

Just enter your name and hit “Go”. It will retrieve your ID and output it below.

On a side note, I’m curious if anyone can beat me: 96,439. (Well, granted, 96,438 people can beat me. But not many are still active.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kongregate Walkthrough Site

There’s already a thread for that.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kongregate Walkthrough Site

Thanks Tracy!

Aioria: Yep, Kongreguide is pretty old (almost four years old, actually.) We’ve had a lot of time to do it, but I think we’ve come pretty far.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kongregate Walkthrough Site

Hi all.

A (very) long time ago, JTtheGhost and I ran a Kongregate fansite called Kongreguide. It hosted walkthroughs for a lot of games here, but we eventually stopped maintaining it. We’re working on another site, now, called Hint Bin. So far, we have 223 walkthroughs.

Here’s the website: http://www.hintbin.com

My question is, do you guys have any feedback for the website? Suggestions for the design, walkthroughs that are missing, etc? I’d appreciate any other comments as well.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongreguide 3.0

Oh, hey. Thought this thread died after the fifth post like most of my other threads do.

Impressive work. I’ve been to that site months ago before you made a drastic change. Your web design skills is getting much bigger and better than before. ;)

Thanks! :)

How do I sign up? It’s very confusing, half the time you don’t know where you are..

You don’t sign up. All you have to do is click on a letter under the top banner, and you’ll be taken to a selection of guides.

I like the old version, where you could play the game while looking at the guide…

That feature is still there, but Kongregate now jumps out of frames, so it’s impossible for that to work. :(

Edit: and also, we have a Twitter account. http://twitter.com/kongreguide. It only updates for news now, but maybe later I’ll have it update for every new guide.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / 1 AS2 question & one AS3 question.

Try using this class:

http://snipplr.com/view/10213/streaming-video-player/

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Defeating .Sol Editor

To stop people from just sharing SOL files, use some of these values to encrypt the data (obviously not the ones like Flash Player version, though):

http://livedocs.adobe.com/flash/9.0/ActionScriptLangRefV3/flash/system/Capabilities.html

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Develop for Flash + iPhone

http://gamehaxe.com/2009/07/28/haxe-iphone-cpp-at-last/

Now using haXe (pronounced hex) you can develop games for both the iPhone and Flash with one source code. You’ll have to modify it a bit, but it’s still awesome. Would definitely add value to a sponsorship.

(by the way, if you are interested in learning haXe, get this book: http://www.amazon.com/Professional-haXe-Neko-Programmer/dp/0470122137. I have it and it’s really good.)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [Contest]GotW #2

Most of the last games were survival anyway, right?

Edit: Yeah, since the requirement is a game where the goal is not to die… this is a very general contest.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / AS3 Creating enemies from an array

Snap. That’s two threads I’ve answered wrongly in.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / AS3 Creating enemies from an array

I believe this will work:

var enemy:* = new this[chooseEnemy()]();
 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] Accessing Var in the Stage from a Class [Resloved]

It’s best to stay away from timeline scripting usually. Try MovieClip(parent).speed.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [Voting]GotW

1. Pigmind – Seemed the most polished.

2. Moonkey – Very hard on a laptop track pad, but was fun anyway.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / TF2 for XBL: What's going on?

You were probably just playing on a modded server. It’s not a bug.

Edit: My fault for not reading it well enough. You went to two different servers?

Oh, well. At least you’re using the Xbox version where Valve patches things like this. On the PS3 version every game in Dustbowl is a glitch marathon :(.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Looking for Harvest Moon type games.

These are my favorite types of games aswell. So far the closest I’ve been able to find are Dotville Deluxe, Code Monkey Tycoon, Caravaneer, and McDonald’s Videogame.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongreguide 3.0

Fixed an error where you could not submit guides properly or view your user id. (My host must have changed some global configuration file very recently.)

Edit: Oh, and now there is better handling for invalid game URLs on the submit page.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongreguide 3.0

Kongreguide (a guide site for games here) has been through about 3 stages. In the first one I manually added each guide to the site. Then JTtheGhost came and helped set the site up so it was more automatic. And now, everything is automatic and much more fancy, with loads of more features.

Things that have changed are:
-General Page Layout (not in a frame by default)
-Requesting Guides
-Comments
-Find Your User ID Resource
-Much more clean backend
-Clicking someone’s username takes you to a list of their guides
-Guides are divided into 3 categories
-View counter for guides
-Submit page is more fancy
-Pages are Google friendly

And I had to completely rewrite all of the code. For everything.

Also, can someone enlighten me as to why Kongregate will automatically exit out of frames?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] charAt is not a Function?

string[] does not have a charAt() method.
row, at the start, is an array containing one element – an array of three strings.
And what is this stringArray() cast you’re doing?

Sorry, that was a test I did from your earlier message and forgot to remove. If it’s just Array() it gives the same error.

that is probaby a function to take a string and turn it into an array of characters (same as java’s .toCharArray I guess)

Nice guess. AS3 won’t let me do split("") so I had to make my own function.

Thank you for the fixed code! This helps a lot.

And it’s a word game. The only way it’s going to be useless is if I screw it up again.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] charAt is not a Function?

I turned off strict mode and it still gave me the same error. Here’s my code with the pre tags. If anyone takes one last look at it and finds what’s wrong that’s great, but I think I’m just going to have use a workaround. Thanks for trying.

function generateBoard(word:String):Array {
	var letters:Array = stringArray(word);
	var row:Array = new Array(String[3]);
	var join:String = new String();
	for(var k:int = 0; k < 3; k++) {
		for(var j:int = 0; j < word.length; j++) {
			join += letters[Math.floor(Math.random()*word.length)];
		}
		row[k] = join;
		join = "";
	}
	do {
		var repeatCheck:Boolean = false;
		if(row[0] is String && row[1] is String && row[2] is String) {
			trace(row[0]); //   <--- Yes, this works.
		}
		for(var i:int = 0; i < word.length; i++) {
			if((row[0].charAt(i) == row[1].charAt(i)) || (row[1].charAt(i) == row[2].charAt(i)) || (row[0].charAt(i) == row[2].charAt(i))) {
				for(var j:int = 0; j < 3; j++) {
					var temp:Array = stringArray(row[j]);
					temp[i] = letters[Math.floor(Math.random() * word.length)];
					row[j] = temp;
				}
			}
		}
	}
	while(repeatCheck);
	return row;
}
 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] charAt is not a Function?

I just tried that. row1, 2, and 3 are all strings.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] charAt is not a Function?

do {
var repeatCheck:Boolean = false;
for(var i:int = 0; i < word.length; i++) {
if((row0.charAt(i) == row1.charAt(i)) || (row1.charAt(i) == row2.charAt(i)) || (row0.charAt(i) == row2.charAt(i))) {
for(var j:int = 0; j < 3; j++) {
var temp:Array = stringArray(row[j]);
temp[i] = letters[Math.floor(Math.random() * word.length)];
row[j] = temp;
}
}
}
}
while(repeatCheck);

When I compile this I get the error:
TypeError: Error #1006: charAt is not a function.

Yes. It is… any ideas?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Popcorn gets stuck in your teeth.

I appreciate this topic and the relevancy of its later posts.

This is a very important issue to me, especially when I’m eating a popcorn ball (THEN the kernels really do get stuck) with braces. I say we continue this topic and open a chatroom on Kongregate for live discussion.