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Topic: General Gaming / Idle Mine rant

So, I played Idle Mine. And then I wrote this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iy04jzhbv8d8z7k/Idle%20Mine.txt

I was just gonna keep it to myself – I sometimes write to sort out my thoughts – but then I saw that people were talking about mining level 43 Hellstone? So I guess, I thought it might be relevant for other people to see. I added a little bit to the end, and I tried to clean it up a bit to make it more readable.

Basically, it starts off as a “review” of the game, a little bit vitriolic, but I keep the language PG. I think I did a decent job picking apart all the little details of the game. But then it turns into…. something more like a PSA I suppose. I think it’s something some people probably need to hear.

What I’m saying is, if you’re reading this while taking a small break from clicking on a piece of level 43 Hellstone as fast you can, then please, give it a look. If you’re playing because you want to see all the kinds of rocks there are, just take a look at this and save yourself the trouble.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cois124fd1jl73l/idle%20mine.png

I stopped at Level 1 Hellstone. All the levels look the same. If someone knows the formula to calculate the HP, defense, and value of Hellstone levels, please post that here. It might satisfy some curiosities.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Looking for testers for a new music game unlike any other!

Oh snap, it’s IcyLime! I’m a big fan of your work. Avoidster doesn’t get the credit it deserves. :)

This is definitely an interesting idea for a puzzle game! But maybe you could use a different sound a piano? Cause straight lines, made out of piano notes? If you scan them head on, you get the sound of every note on a piano being played at once. That’s a bit of an ear-bleeder. Not sure what the solution is there. Maybe give us the option to use some different sounds? Idk. :/

That’s about all I have to say. Cool game! Can’t wait to see where it goes. Glad to see Icylime is back and making games again. :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My First Game ^.^

Oh. Hm. Yeah, you really shouldn’t use “game makers.” Ostensibly, they will make games, sort of, but only a couple of simple template games. Truly making a game is a lot more difficult than that. You should probably start by learning programming – C++ or Python or Java, something like that. If you’re a fan of Minecraft, that’s just Java, so a decent starting point is Minecraft mods.

I’m actually going to college to learn programming professionally, and someday I hope to make games with it. That’s why I was so nice in my other comment: this was your first game, and I know it’s gonna be a rough start, so I gave you the benefit of the doubt. But honestly? If this was made with a game maker, there really isn’t anything there at all. All of the assets are borrowed from someone else, and it doesn’t even come together in any sort of way. It looks like a template game, plain and simple. And it is. :/

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Help me beat X-Box Terraria Wall of Flesh

What exactly is the problem? Is he managing to kill you? Get some HP potions and buff potions (water walking helps a lot) and take out the Hungry things first. Is he running you off the screen? Hit him harder, faster. Damage per second is very important against this guy. It’s easy enough to beat him with a Minishark, but I would think a Star Cannon could do it too. I’ve never made one before, mainly because the ammo is so obnoxious to farm, but I hear they’re very powerful.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My First Game ^.^

It’s definitely an interesting starting point, and I can see this game becoming something really cool someday! But right now, it needs a bit of work. The controls aren’t very smooth; the way my character moves faster in the direction the mouse is pointing and slower in other directions? It is more realistic, and it was probably a bit of work to code, but ultimately, it just makes it so I can’t move as freely. I don’t feel like I’m in control of the character.

The combat isn’t very satisfying either. It’s relatively easy to tear my opponents to shreds, but it takes a bit of time, and it soon becomes boring. I found myself rushing through rooms as fast as I could just to get through them, simply because fighting wasn’t fun. They take too many hits to die, so fighting them becomes a slow crawl through the stages. Perhaps there should be more of them with less HP per enemy? Idk. That’s for you to decide. :)

The different weapons are somewhat interesting, but in the 6 or 7 levels I was in, I only found 3 guns – a standard uzi, a laser/beam that fired constantly, and a very slow firing ice beam. I’d like to get more guns more often to play around with them. Or are those the only ones? I should hope not. None of them are very interesting on their own, but the variety they suggest is tantalizing. Like, “maybe there’s something cooler!” you know? This isn’t pistol, uzi, shotgun over here. These are more unique weapons! Though, not particularly useful ones. :/

Overall, I’d say not bad for a first game. The graphics, sound, coding, all of that works fine. All you need now is the actual gameplay aspects, and that’s the easy part! With a bit of hard work and hard thinking, anyone can do that part. Don’t let the haters get you down! You can make a great game. I believe in you. :)

Anyway, sorry for talking you ear off. It just didn’t seem right to leave this topic hanging with only a few trite, rude comments to keep it company.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / "Stealing a Diamond" hidden message

Spoilers for the game “Stealing a Diamond.” If you haven’t played it, just go do that real quick. It’s short, and hilarious. :)

Anyways, the message I’m talking about is on the “Epic” path, when you pick the failure option that makes everything glitch and some Windows errors pop up. One of them says “pResS teh SsuNnn in snEEky EnDin.”

What does that mean? I’ve seen the sneaky ending many times: there isn’t a sun to click. Does it mean something else? I’ve tried typing “the sun” and “teh SsuNnn,” but those don’t do anything either.

What does it mean???

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by Rubentiki:

GUYYYYYS,

Originally posted by Rubentiki:

im looking for a game that i played some years ago
It was like desert thingy where you had to do missions and raid camps and such and it had guns and it was a side scroller shooter and you could buy weapons and ammo and such.
It’s on kongregate


also it had grenades and rocket launchers and i think you started with a piston and a machine gun/smg


Sounds a little bit like Storm the House 3.
 
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Topic: General Gaming / Frantic 3 music?

Well, that worked better than I expected! Thanks, polymer! I always love to see the big guys looking out for the little guys. :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Frantic 3 music?

And this topic has scrolled off the first page. I sincerely apologize if I’m violating a rule by bumping this topic. On some boards it’s allowed and some boards it isn’t, so I don’t know.

Maybe that other post was “tl;dr?” Here’s a really brief summary;

Frantic 3 has cool music that I want, but google won’t give me anything, and decompiling the game didn’t work for some reason. Anyone know where the music is?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Frantic 3 music?

I’ve been trying to download the music that plays in Frantic 3. With most games, it’s easy enough; look up the artist, go to the proper website, download.

Frantic gives a couple artist names on the title screen. “Reone662” and “kelwynshade,” both of which link to websites. Reone leads to a Newgrounds account with no uploaded music. I’m guessing Reone used to have it there, but took it down for some reason.

Kelwyn leads to a website that says “This domain has expired and is pending renewal or deletion.” Nice. Kelwyn also has a newgrounds account and a bunch of music. I haven’t looked through it all, I’ll admit, but the song “+ Final Front +” is indeed from Frantic 1 and 3, so that’s cool. I don’t think anything else is by Kelwyn, since the newgrounds version of this game says Final Front is the only song by Kelwyn that is used for Frantic 3.

So, I’m still looking for Reone’s stuff. What about Google? Well, “Frantic music” is not an uncommon google, so that doesn’t go well, with or without “3” “game” “kongregate” whatever. “Reone226” doesn’t fare any better, and Youtube is the same way.

I found a site that lets you download the Frantic 1, 2, and 3 as games, so that’s useful. From there, it’s just a matter of decompiling the files and extracting the songs, right? I’ve done it before. Frantic 1 and 2 gave up the music quite easily.

Well, Frantic 3 is being fussy about it. There are 26 sound files packaged in Frantic 3, from what my decompiler tells me. 24 of them are just SFX. The other 2 are songs: the level 2 song – the same song as Frantic 1 – and the boss theme. But aren’t there 7 songs in Frantic 3? 5 level songs, a boss song, and a menu song? Where are the other 5?

This has happened before; I once played a game that stored its songs on an online server and imported them when the game was run, for some reason. If you played offline, those songs wouldn’t play.

Well, that’s not happening here. On or offline, all of Frantic 3’s music will play. So what’s going on then? Where is the music?

Can anyone tell me where I’m going wrong here? Is there something I’m missing?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Fantasy Online] Trouble Logging In

larrs – Are you telling me I need a new Kongregate account? That this character is bound to my Kong account and I can’t delete it?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Fantasy Online] Trouble Logging In

I have the inverse problem. I can’t seem to log out. My friend Shawn played on my computer first and apparently made a character named “shawnm16.” I’ve tried logging out with the Log Out button, but all that does is bring me to a screen that says “You have been logged out.” It never leaves that screen; I once waited 15 minutes. So, I refreshed and started playing again, but apparently I’m still “shawnm16.” What am I doing wrong?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Sorry, no game for for link: "+keylink_src+".

Every time I try to play a game, it appears to start the page fine, but then I am almost immediately brought to a page that looks like this Sorry keylink not found?

(I hope I copied that image right)

It seems to replace the game I’m playing with “+keylink_src”. Anyone know what that is?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Glitched card?

You can win cards in matches? Does that mean you can lose cards too, like in Triple Triad?

EDIT: Never mind. I read the in-game instructions and whatnot. Now I understand. Sorry for the incredibly newbish question.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Glitched card?

I was looking through my card collection and found a card I don’t remember getting: Omega Boosters. It hasn’t been released as part of a Challenge, has it? That’s the only way I ever get cards.

It has a K next to it, if that helps.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Log in problems....

Found the problem. Apparently, you can’t log in to some places if the date or time setting on your computer is wrong. That’s the last time I mess with that!

Anyways, I’m logged in, so my problem is fixed.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Log in problems....

Also, apparently the game file is not a cookie; I cleared them and still have my game file. I wish it WAS a cookie though. If it was, I could just send it to my sister’s computer, e-mail the staff about my problem, and let this stuff get fixed however slow it needs to be.

On the other hand, I clear my cookies regularly to keep my computer running as smoothly as possible, so…..

Never mind. I digress. I still can’t sign in on my computer.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Log in problems....

I cleared it: still nothing. I tried all the steps in that topic: nothing. Short of e-mailing the staff and hoping they get back to me before the end of tomorrow, what else can I try?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Log in problems....

I can’t log in to my account on my computer; I’m using my sister’s computer to type this. That would be fine, but all my game data is on MY computer. Yesterday, I beat Gunbot world 1 on my computer, but I couldn’t log in, so I didn’t get the card.

Whether or not I can log in, I need to find some way to get that card! Anyone got a solution?

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Mouse flickering?

There should be a custom cursor that appears in game without flashing. If there isn’t, I don’t really know what to say.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Missing Artefacts?

Originally posted by Minnakht:

I found all them in Deugan’s house.

…where do I find the Ether Crystal info?

Hey, looks like that did it! Thanks!

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Missing Artefacts?

The Encyclopaedia has an Artefacts section. Currently, mine has only Ether Crystal, Dreamstones, and Miasmal Chalise. What are the missing ones?

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / What's your favorite grinding spot?

Since Mereador doesn’t technically use “weapons,” there’s technically no “best weapon.” As for inventions, I used the Flamethrower and the Drill. The drill is mostly for fire-type creatures. (you can just barely beat the Fire Elemental with the Drill)

But that’s off-topic. My favorite levelling-up place is the Miasmal Citadel. (I never needed to level once I reached the Dreamshrine.)

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Sun Temple map

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll15/alexnobody/SunTemple.png

I couldn’t find any maps, so I’ve decided to make my own! I’ve only got one completed, but now that I’ve sort of got an understanding of how to make them, more should be coming soon.

There are a couple of things to mention about this map. First, it’s on photobucket. That means there’s a bandwidth limit, which means it might not be around forever. Does anyone happen to know of an image upload site that doesn’t have a bandwidth limit pr, more likely, one bigger than 10 GB per month?

Second, I’m pretty sure I got some things wrong. While moving some things around to conserve space, I started to get confused and some items might have wound up in the wrong space. If you see anything, say something here or just email me at alexfantasia@hotmail.com.

Last, Solakian priests may or may not appear in random spots. I’ve gone through the dungeon twice now, and the second time feels different than I remember. Maybe I’m just paranoid, but do speak up if you see anything.

 
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Topic: Elements / Which Element did YOU pick your first time?

I started with Earth and found it to be pretty weak. ( at least I thought so) Then I moved to Darkness with some Entropy. Over the course of the months, I have slowly shifted away from Entropy and towards Death, and recently from Darkness to Water. Quite a trip I’ve made, isn’t it?

If I ever get my hand on a Miracle, I’m probably going to immediately switch to Light.