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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-18 18:00:20 Reply

At 3/18/13 05:09 PM, Bobogoobo wrote: Yeah, and I figured even if you had a lot left it would give you a good place to start by showing where you're missing the most. Yes, it's saved as a text file (I could probably add other options too though). Unfortunately, all the Python to exe converters I can find seem to be either incompatible with the version of Python I'm using (3.2) or require other installations to make it work. Downloading Python 3.3 would honestly be the easiest way. And where would be the best place for me to host the .py file and be able to update it when I add more stuff in the future?
You could always zip the program and host it in the dump, maybe include the whole Python package with the file so it's easy for people to use, and keep an updated link in a newspost or signature?

I'd really like to have a list like that as well. That's really cool bobogoobo :D
It would definitely help in finding out the missing medals for each user.
Also, I've been wondering about the total medals for a while now. They are around 15k? :O
I guess I'm missing a lot then...
I like what CD suggested if it works like that.
It would be really nice of you to do that :3

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-18 18:05:22 Reply

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-18 19:05:15 Reply

Thank you for the suggestion Cyberdevil, I'm surprised that actually works pretty well. So now all you need to do is download the .zip, unzip it, and run the .bat file in the folder that comes out. The output file will be saved in that folder also. Here's the dump link:
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/d68587b1f2153f259e4be0c4 2d058817

Let me know if you have any problems. There might be an issue with the encoding; I'll try to fix that soon.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-18 19:13:01 Reply

Oops, something was still wrong. Should be fixed now. Also, it takes 10-15 minutes to run, so don't worry if it doesn't look like anything's happening. It'll tell you when it's done.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-18 19:36:15 Reply

At 3/18/13 07:05 PM, Bobogoobo wrote: Let me know if you have any problems. There might be an issue with the encoding; I'll try to fix that soon.

No problems so far. I just generated a nice point-based list and I'm trying out the medal-based version. If you didn't mention that the progress isn't displayed I really wouldn't have thought the program was doing anything, but apart from that (would it be possible to add some form of progress? Like one dot being printed every x seconds while it's running?) it's working perfectly! :D More useful than I thought, too. I was just made aware that Abobo's Big Adventure has a whooping 2000 points to collect, though I thought the maximum amount allowed for a game was 500. Which makes me wonder, can authors get permission to include an infinite amount of points in a game? Is there a limit?

One more thing about the script though. Upon generating a new list, the medals.txt is overwritten. Would it be possible to make the name something different for each file so this doesn't happen, ex. medals-date.txt, with a number appended at the end if the script runs multiple times the same day? Even without it's a great program though, and it's easy to use even with the commandline interface. Nice work!

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-18 20:05:02 Reply

At 3/18/13 07:36 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/18/13 07:05 PM, Bobogoobo wrote: Let me know if you have any problems. There might be an issue with the encoding; I'll try to fix that soon.
No problems so far. I just generated a nice point-based list and I'm trying out the medal-based version. If you didn't mention that the progress isn't displayed I really wouldn't have thought the program was doing anything, but apart from that (would it be possible to add some form of progress? Like one dot being printed every x seconds while it's running?) it's working perfectly! :D More useful than I thought, too. I was just made aware that Abobo's Big Adventure has a whooping 2000 points to collect, though I thought the maximum amount allowed for a game was 500. Which makes me wonder, can authors get permission to include an infinite amount of points in a game? Is there a limit?

One more thing about the script though. Upon generating a new list, the medals.txt is overwritten. Would it be possible to make the name something different for each file so this doesn't happen, ex. medals-date.txt, with a number appended at the end if the script runs multiple times the same day? Even without it's a great program though, and it's easy to use even with the commandline interface. Nice work!

Oh, sure. This is by no means a final product. Just an initial thing to get the basic functionality out. I'll add that stuff and upload the .py file separately so you can update it without having to re-download the whole zip. Will be up in a few hours probably. Keep the feedback coming :D I'm going to go make a news post on my profile and link to it from there too, so leaving comments there would also work.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-18 22:04:30 Reply

At 3/18/13 06:05 PM, Knuckstrike wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/613269
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I got through half the medals with them counting toward my points, but then they stopped counting. Has anyone had these issues? And are the other new games still not counting toward the medal points?

In other words, I'm still having problems with even though I get medals for some of the new games, they don't count toward my total medal score, and I'm wondering if anyoneelse is having these issues and if they know when they will be fixed.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 00:33:04 Reply

Post on my userpage is up, btw. Anyway, anyone know why I have negative points (and medals) on these games? o_O

Maneuver 2/6 medals ( 4) -40/185 points ( 225)
Spaceland Adventure 2 -7/0 medals ( 7) -150/0 points ( 150)
Warlords 2 Rise of Demons 2/9 medals ( 7) -85/275 points ( 360)

I actually have 3 medals on Maneuver and Warlords 2, and there's a space for Spaceland on my medals page but no medals showing.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 01:11:17 Reply

At 3/19/13 12:33 AM, Bobogoobo wrote: Post on my userpage is up, btw. Anyway, anyone know why I have negative points (and medals) on these games? o_O

Maneuver 2/6 medals ( 4) -40/185 points ( 225)
Spaceland Adventure 2 -7/0 medals ( 7) -150/0 points ( 150)
Warlords 2 Rise of Demons 2/9 medals ( 7) -85/275 points ( 360)

I actually have 3 medals on Maneuver and Warlords 2, and there's a space for Spaceland on my medals page but no medals showing.

There's apparently a glitch or two with the medal system when people did spring cleaning with the broken medals. You know how it is; new things don't work perfectly the first time around.

I honestly don't know what's going on with Maneuver and Warlords 2 Rise of Demons, but Spaceland Adventure 2 got nuked, since the author of that game did multiple things to fk with the system and made the medals unobtainable.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 02:20:45 Reply

At 3/19/13 01:11 AM, Fooliolo wrote: There's apparently a glitch or two with the medal system when people did spring cleaning with the broken medals. You know how it is; new things don't work perfectly the first time around.

I honestly don't know what's going on with Maneuver and Warlords 2 Rise of Demons, but Spaceland Adventure 2 got nuked, since the author of that game did multiple things to fk with the system and made the medals unobtainable.

Ah, makes sense. This makes me suspicious that there may be other negative-value medals out there. Hopefully it'll get sorted out eventually.

Anyway, I've implemented Cyberdevil's suggestions for the program and made some other changes. Updated versions of the files are up and linked from my userpage. Let me know what you think and any other suggestions or anything you have. :D


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 06:16:44 Reply

At 3/16/13 08:18 PM, MatthewF wrote: Somehow I lost all the keys I had in this game.............

I just lost the first two keys today, and it appears all the achievements that unlocked earlier have started popping up again, though they're still unlocked as medals. The save file I had in slot 2 also disappeared (just a copy though), but apart from that everything looks the same. Hope there's nothing left that I need to open with those two first keys...

At 3/19/13 02:20 AM, Bobogoobo wrote: Anyway, I've implemented Cyberdevil's suggestions for the program and made some other changes. Updated versions of the files are up and linked from my userpage. Let me know what you think and any other suggestions or anything you have. :D

Thanks, the percentage display is a nice sense of progress. :)

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 09:23:07 Reply

Looking back on it now I think all the keys are one use. At least that is what the description says, I probably jumped the gun. Oh well I found all the summon monsters I needed from chests anyways.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 13:02:03 Reply

At 3/18/13 10:04 PM, VJF wrote: In other words, I'm still having problems with even though I get medals for some of the new games, they don't count toward my total medal score, and I'm wondering if anyoneelse is having these issues and if they know when they will be fixed.

PsychoGoldfish is already looking into it. It shouldn't take long... hopefully ._.

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 13:28:32 Reply

At 3/19/13 01:02 PM, Shantom wrote:
At 3/18/13 10:04 PM, VJF wrote: In other words, I'm still having problems with even though I get medals for some of the new games, they don't count toward my total medal score, and I'm wondering if anyoneelse is having these issues and if they know when they will be fixed.
PsychoGoldfish is already looking into it. It shouldn't take long... hopefully ._.

Thanks, I'm glad someone actually saw that post and took time to answer it. I found at least 5-6 games so far that are doing that, and I hope that PG will have the problem fixed soon. I know he probably has a lot on his plate, but he is pretty good at what he does.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 13:40:05 Reply

On a maybe-related note, have all new medals had 0 points until the first user unlocks them, or they're approved? I haven't stumbled upon any games like that before. Wondering if this is a change introduced with the recent update.

Also, one new medal added for this game:

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 13:42:11 Reply

At 3/19/13 01:40 PM, Cyberdevil wrote: On a maybe-related note, have all new medals had 0 points until the first user unlocks them, or they're approved?

Until the 1st user unlocks them.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 14:09:11 Reply

At 3/19/13 01:42 PM, Knuckstrike wrote: Until the 1st user unlocks them.

Does testing the medals before they're published count?

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 15:50:20 Reply

At 3/19/13 02:09 PM, Cyberdevil wrote: Does testing the medals before they're published count?

Dunno :P
But just to clarify, right now 0 points medals are medals that are not obtained by anyone. They could be:
- broken.
- impossible/unachievable.
- unapproved.
- or actually not obtained by anyone yet (the medal is working fine.)
The first 3 cases are for old medal games mostly. I think new medals are working fine.

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 17:01:47 Reply

I'm pretty sure they will be approved if someone got it while testing. There are a lot of medals that have only been unlocked by the author, so that has to be in the testing period.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 17:35:59 Reply

At 3/19/13 05:01 PM, Knuckstrike wrote: There are a lot of medals that have only been unlocked by the author, so that has to be in the testing period.

True, which is unfair with the new "First users who unlocked medals". Authors shouldn't be allowed to participate.
Example.

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-19 22:04:44 Reply

New Medal Game:

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yet once again the medals work but don't count toward your medal count. I'm just not going to play any more new games til this issue is solved.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 06:33:47 Reply

At 3/19/13 05:35 PM, Shantom wrote: True, which is unfair with the new "First users who unlocked medals". Authors shouldn't be allowed to participate.

As an author, I kind of like that perk. After all the hard work developing something it feels good to get some extra merit. :) Thanks for all the answers btw.

At 3/19/13 10:04 PM, VJF wrote: yet once again the medals work but don't count toward your medal count. I'm just not going to play any more new games til this issue is solved.

Last time there was an issue like this the medal score just jumped for everyone once it was fixed, I'm hoping it'll be the same here.

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 08:14:05 Reply

New Medal Game.

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 09:58:32 Reply

The medal system appears to be working fine for me and I am getting all the medal points added to my score.

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Does anyone know the Dead Paradox, Yeah, Supa Sumba Pawdy, and only 5$ each medals?

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 10:50:28 Reply

At 3/20/13 06:33 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/19/13 10:04 PM, VJF wrote: yet once again the medals work but don't count toward your medal count. I'm just not going to play any more new games til this issue is solved.
Last time there was an issue like this the medal score just jumped for everyone once it was fixed, I'm hoping it'll be the same here.

I really hope you are right on this. I just played Rocket Tossers (another new easy game), gained every single medal (and there are at least two 100 point medals) and none of them counted toward my medal points. I just hope this issue resolves itself soon or I'm stuck playing the old games I skipped because I wasn't interested in them.


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Someone is managed to get the medal called "Lost Ruins" in Epic Battle Fantasy 4?, I think it is in this place, but I can not find it, can anyone help me?

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 12:13:40 Reply

New, all medal work:

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At 3/20/13 11:12 AM, EventHorizon wrote: Someone is managed to get the medal called "Lost Ruins" in Epic Battle Fantasy 4?, I think it is in this place, but I can not find it, can anyone help me?

The directions are in the blue scroll......it should also be listed in the walkthrough link located in game


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At 3/20/13 12:13 PM, Ray80 wrote: New, all medal work:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/613317

Anyone know how to get the Uranium medal in this one?

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New game:

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