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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
MOAR

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.

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

I tried clicking on most if not all the interviews


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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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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 11:12:32 Reply

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:

  • Epic Metal Knights
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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 12:48:07 Reply

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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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 13:26:03 Reply

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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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 14:50:23 Reply

New game:

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 15:00:12 Reply

At 3/20/13 12:48 PM, MatthewF wrote: The directions are in the blue scroll......it should also be listed in the walkthrough link located in game

Thanks, I had not read the walkthrough written by Matt :/


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 15:18:02 Reply

At 3/20/13 03:00 PM, EventHorizon wrote:
At 3/20/13 12:48 PM, MatthewF wrote: The directions are in the blue scroll......it should also be listed in the walkthrough link located in game
Thanks, I had not read the walkthrough written by Matt :/

More specifically though, you need to get the blue scroll, turn it in for the NPC quest, and THEN find the ruins.

You could actually read the scroll description when you encounter the quest for the first time. But I guess matt-likes-swords wasn't going to have any of that trickery xD


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 15:52:59 Reply

Has anyone else recently lost medal points (again)? I leave with 163,360, and come back home and have 163,125. What is wrong with the system! First I don't get the points the medals are supposed to give me, then I lose medal points for no reason. Getting sick of this.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 16:35:53 Reply

At 3/20/13 03:52 PM, VJF wrote: Has anyone else recently lost medal points (again)? I leave with 163,360, and come back home and have 163,125. What is wrong with the system! First I don't get the points the medals are supposed to give me, then I lose medal points for no reason. Getting sick of this.

The scores SHOULD be up to date now. There was a bug with the medal removal stuff that was allowing the same medal to be removed multiple times. I had to repair scores for valid medals, but there were some records in the database with negative points, which made some scores look way lower than they should be. Those are cleaned up now, and new games seem to be applying points properly.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2013-03-20 16:57:45 Reply

At 3/20/13 04:35 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote:
At 3/20/13 03:52 PM, VJF wrote: Has anyone else recently lost medal points (again)? I leave with 163,360, and come back home and have 163,125. What is wrong with the system! First I don't get the points the medals are supposed to give me, then I lose medal points for no reason. Getting sick of this.
The scores SHOULD be up to date now. There was a bug with the medal removal stuff that was allowing the same medal to be removed multiple times. I had to repair scores for valid medals, but there were some records in the database with negative points, which made some scores look way lower than they should be. Those are cleaned up now, and new games seem to be applying points properly.

Thanks PG. Sorry to bitch about the points and stuff so much. Just disappointing when you get home and lose points or don't get the ones you should, lol.


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