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Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:07 PM Reply

Animators! NATA Open Round has begun.

This past week we had a variety of publishing issues that cropped up, so sorry to everyone who had problems publishing projects. If you had a failed attempt, try now and it should work! We are still cleaning things up but you should be able to get through, please copy and paste any error messages into a PM to me!

UPDATE: Looks like there might be an issue with PNG thumbnails at the moment. If your project publish fails, try re-uploading your movie / game and use a JPG or GIF thumbnail. Let me know if this ends up solving it for you!

UPDATE 2: PNG issue should be fixed, so you can use a PNG. PM me if your publishing fails for any reason.

On that note, we are gonna do some Spring Cleaning on NG. The publishing system has gone through a lot of rapid advances since the redesign launch and it's time to refactor a bunch of things to make it work better and be easier to use.

In other news...

The winners of the 8-Bit Audio Contest have been announced! Here are the top four (1st-4th):

  • [8b] Project:R
    [8b] Project:R by 8Bitster

    For the 8-bit contest

    Score
    4.85 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    386 Views
  • Goodbye Maru Mari
    Goodbye Maru Mari by BenjaminTibbetts

    Stylized 8-bit music. Composed in Cubase Essential 5.

    Score
    4.96 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    190 Views
  • Takes A Sudden Turn
    Takes A Sudden Turn by midimachine

    mac 13 8bit thing or something i dunno jeez

    Score
    4.62 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Chipstep
    Popularity
    1,485 Views
  • The Cycle (Mac13)
    The Cycle (Mac13) by Genclops

    "Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle"

    Score
    4.39 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    277 Views

Thank you BrokenDeck for organizing! BPremo will now be using some of this music in his next animation so follow him and watch for it!

Voice Acting Contest 10 is now in progress! The theme is "A Night to Remember", check out the post for more info.

Read this interview with Sarkazm!

Also new TODAY, this interview with kisame!

The movie Tetherball includes some animation by HatGuy and Khris from NG, along with a song by Wolfenbreed! Check out the trailer.

Today is April 1st and you know what that means... THAT'S RIGHT... Monthly voting time! Check your account page to see if you are on the voting panel to select the best of March. Oh yeah and play this:

  • Segway of the Dead
    Segway of the Dead by Evil-Dog

    Survive the zombie apocalypse on your segway in this massive tale of action and redemption

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    21,775 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:08 PM Reply

In B4 Luis.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:09 PM Reply

Let's see if it works now.


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:13 PM Reply

halloween treasure hunt 2011 tom


Thanks Chdonga for the signature. <3

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:20 PM Reply

I hope we keep this bg for a couple of months.


original I am.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:24 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 01:13 PM, CrazyRock wrote: halloween treasure hunt 2011 tom

I still think about that more than people know... It haunts me. And then as a result we didn't even do a treasure hunt this past October, breaking the tradition.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:25 PM Reply

It's been over a year since the redesign and I still can't f***ing vote.


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:25 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 01:24 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 4/1/13 01:13 PM, CrazyRock wrote: halloween treasure hunt 2011 tom
I still think about that more than people know... It haunts me. And then as a result we didn't even do a treasure hunt this past October, breaking the tradition.

You said the same thing last year, I believe you should just cut the case and give me the money from it.


Thanks Chdonga for the signature. <3

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 01:57 PM Reply

I used a GIF and it worked! Thank you God for making my movie be uploaded!

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 02:03 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 01:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: On that note, we are gonna do some Spring Cleaning on NG. The publishing system has gone through a lot of rapid advances since the redesign launch and it's time to refactor a bunch of things to make it work better and be easier to use.

Eh? What is this ...'cleaning' you speak of?

So, will the site be down? When will this occur? Will this include another of those medical exams?

At 4/1/13 01:25 PM, NewgroundsMike wrote: It's been over a year since the redesign and I still can't f***ing vote.

Me neither. I can't vote in IE8, but I can on my laptop, which has IE9.

Today is April 1st and you know what that means... THAT'S RIGHT...

Time to bug you about the 'hidden' April joke again. What was it? :D
<3 U Tom :3

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 02:10 PM Reply

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU BEAT LEVEL 22?
Btw the game could also use some medals...

Publishing Bugs and Contest Results


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 02:30 PM Reply

My project uploaded flawlessly. My .JPG icon wouldn't show up, so I changed it to a .GIF which did.

So if you're going to upload a movie/game, use a .GIF image format for your icon.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 02:58 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 01:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: UPDATE: Looks like there might be an issue with PNG thumbnails at the moment. If your project publish fails, try re-uploading : your movie / game and use a JPG or GIF thumbnail. Let me know if this ends up solving it for you!

Is that why all my fucking movies have different icons or is something playing with me?


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 03:25 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 02:03 PM, Exedor wrote: So, will the site be down? When will this occur? Will this include another of those medical exams?

In general this shouldn't require downtime, although there will likely be some downtime when we finally fix the UTF-8 font bug that results in people posting garbled text on the site.

Spring Cleaning generally means updates to the project system to better handle all the updates. So for example, there may be a single file upload field that would take both SWF or video files in the case of movies, or both SWF and ZIP files in the case of games. If you upload a video, the dimensions field wouldn't even show up. The project members and project credit forms could be merged into a single form. Lots of odds and ends like that... Plus improvements to video publishing which is still quirky with waiting out the processing phase, and improvements to how the view page launches content, so for example with an HTML5 game you wouldn't have that split second "HTML5" text appear on the screen.

We want to take some time to just streamline the things that have been wonky. These are also items to attend to. And maybe whistles.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 03:28 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 03:25 PM, TomFulp wrote: And maybe whistles.

Hopefully.


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 03:32 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 03:25 PM, TomFulp wrote: In general this shouldn't require downtime, although there will likely be some downtime when we finally fix the UTF-8 font bug that results in people posting garbled text on the site.
And maybe whistles.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 03:45 PM Reply

Did you guys see?
They implemented an EDIT button.
AMAZING!!!

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 04:12 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 03:45 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Did you guys see?
They implemented an EDIT button.
AMAZING!!!

I know, right? It's about time since some small edits lead to big problems. Also, what about the NATA theme? It still isn't updated.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 04:22 PM Reply

Segway of the dead was pretty fun.


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 04:41 PM Reply

I love Newgrounds the first of april, everything is so funny!


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 04:48 PM Reply

The movie Tetherball includes some animation by HatGuy and Khris from NG, along with a song by Wolfenbreed! Check out the trailer.

Hey Tom,

I just wanted to publicly thank you for the plug. I've been a long time viewer of this site (over 10 years now) and it has inspired me to pursue my dreams.

Best of luck... and PLEASE make an appearance in my next film (along with Wade).

Cheers,
Rick D.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:31 PM Reply

Oh yeah and play this:

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/614276

Nice April Fools joke I smelled BS and fortunately it turned out it wasn't me.


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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 08:39 PM Reply

It's great that they are fixed! I had no problems with uploading them for some reason, but I hope to play NoLanLab's new game soon! Hopefully, that will also solve the mystery of captainmcross's disappearing submissions.

Edit: Looks like the PMs don't work any more, though. I tried sending one, and the button responded, but the page didn't refresh and no new message was displayed in my sentbox.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 09:35 PM Reply

At 4/1/13 01:25 PM, CrazyRock wrote:
At 4/1/13 01:24 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 4/1/13 01:13 PM, CrazyRock wrote: halloween treasure hunt 2011 tom
I still think about that more than people know... It haunts me. And then as a result we didn't even do a treasure hunt this past October, breaking the tradition.
You said the same thing last year, I believe you should just cut the case and give me the money from it.

Excuse me? *I* was clearly about to win that contest. I won 2010 and I would have won 2011.

*sigh* I didn't mind that so much but I when I realized that there was no treasure hunt for 2011 that put me out enough that I haven't been watching very much anymore... I haven't made any new monthly lists since October. I feel bad about that. Newgrounds took up so much of my time but now I spend most of it reading manga and fanfiction. Which is actually really good and I just can't believe how much reading I've managed to do these past months. I wish I had started looking into this genre a decade ago.

I guess everything is declining. Not the glory years anymore, submissions are down, so some events just aren't going to be showing up.


Collecting NG's undiscovered gems has been a hobby of mine since 2005. I am curently posting them on my blog.

Feel free to check them out and tell me what you think.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 10:06 PM Reply

I love how when my 8-bit song entered the audio portal, I was getting 1 star ratings or less, but when it came time to be judged, I got a 4 1/2 star rating. I may not have placed in the contest but seein those ratings cheered me up. congrats to the winners =D

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:58 AM Reply

I know this is the wronp place to post a question that does not have anything to do with the article but,
...I completely forgot how to change my banner that goes under forum posts, I think its called a forum sig?
Anyways, always good to see a celebration of newgrounds.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:05 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 01:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: Today is April 1st and you know what that means... THAT'S RIGHT... Monthly voting time!

That's just... wrong. :/

Looking forward to that spring cleaning though, the site is bugging.

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:26 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 02:10 PM, deathink wrote: HOW THE FUCK DO YOU BEAT LEVEL 22?
Btw the game could also use some medals...

no way in hell how?... i can't pass lvl 1 im pretty damn sure is an april fools!

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 08:32 AM Reply

At 4/2/13 02:26 AM, Doomroar wrote:
At 4/1/13 02:10 PM, deathink wrote: HOW THE FUCK DO YOU BEAT LEVEL 22?
Btw the game could also use some medals...
no way in hell how?... i can't pass lvl 1 im pretty damn sure is an april fools!

Level 1 is tough.

I found a good way was to hit both 'D' and the right arrow key in an alternating fashion, that seemed to generate enough speed to plough through the first horde.

Before level two, make sure to upgrade the mounted weapon with that SP you would have gained.


#coys

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Response to Publishing Bugs and Contest Results Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 11:13 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 03:45 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Did you guys see?
They implemented an EDIT button.
AMAZING!!!

Oh wait. That was temporary. I think.