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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-26 00:17:45 Reply

At 6/25/11 11:26 PM, Musician wrote: 50k for a flash game? What games have been made that pulled 50k?

Well seeing as the most generic, unoriginal games generally make the most money, I'd have to say that most of the time it's probably yet another launch game, a pong clone, or a tower defense game.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-26 00:25:32 Reply

Okay enough about money. Who has played a game that they thought was really great recently?

For me the new Ulimate Assasin 3 is pretty good. Also Battle stance and army of ages. But most of all Hazmat. Wow what a fantastic game. :]

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-26 01:45:20 Reply

At 6/24/11 05:22 PM, Josh-B wrote:
At 6/24/11 02:11 PM, Toast wrote: yea thanks for your sarcastic responses kids, but i was honestly wanting to know
Dying. Soon to be dead. The glory days of flash games are behind us. Its all about iPhone and porting to console these days/

$#%! That.

Now that Androids can run flash you can use the ease of the flash environment (plus handy tools like FlashBuilder) to create Apps/games that are in high demand.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-26 01:49:29 Reply

Well I just looked up Hazmat and I agree that it's a slapping good time. Shame it got such a low score.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-26 07:15:23 Reply

At 6/26/11 12:17 AM, Archawn wrote:
At 6/25/11 11:26 PM, Musician wrote: 50k for a flash game? What games have been made that pulled 50k?
Well seeing as the most generic, unoriginal games generally make the most money, I'd have to say that most of the time it's probably yet another launch game, a pong clone, or a tower defense game.

SteamBirds.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-26 08:32:08 Reply

At 6/26/11 07:15 AM, Innermike wrote:
At 6/26/11 12:17 AM, Archawn wrote:
At 6/25/11 11:26 PM, Musician wrote: 50k for a flash game? What games have been made that pulled 50k?
Well seeing as the most generic, unoriginal games generally make the most money, I'd have to say that most of the time it's probably yet another launch game, a pong clone, or a tower defense game.
SteamBirds.

This. $50k games are apparently not as rare as people think. Most of them just aren't public about it, probably due to the sponsor's request.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-27 10:32:55 Reply

My twitter: @PestoForce

Ya dig?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-27 10:42:14 Reply

At 6/27/11 10:32 AM, PestoForce wrote: My twitter: @PestoForce

Ya dig?

Yeah, follow dat guy.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-27 10:57:52 Reply

At 6/26/11 01:49 AM, Musician wrote: Well I just looked up Hazmat and I agree that it's a slapping good time. Shame it got such a low score.

I like how the double jump felt. Its hard to describe but it had a little give or something and it gave it personality. I think the only thing that annoyed me was when you die and that black fade out circle comes in, its vector (or atleast looks like it) and it feels like a disconnect with the very pixelized style. That's a pet peeve when artists will use these big chunky pixels for most of the game's motif and then have like sprinkled instances of vector or pixels of a dramatically different size with no apparent reasoning behind it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-28 21:58:04 Reply

Pixel Blender Shaders
HELL YES

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-28 22:12:11 Reply

Sick stuff!

I've never bothered/been able to work out using Pixel Bender shaders. From what I had heard is that they aren't THAT much faster, though I should try it out to see if it's faster than my current lighting engine...

P.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-28 22:21:26 Reply

So fellas how about that Google Swiffy? Neat stuff I'll tell ya what.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-28 23:01:55 Reply

At 6/28/11 10:12 PM, PSvils wrote: Sick stuff!

I've never bothered/been able to work out using Pixel Bender shaders. From what I had heard is that they aren't THAT much faster, though I should try it out to see if it's faster than my current lighting engine...

P.

I did some comparisons between normal filters and Pixel Bender shaders and they run quite a bit faster.

(I had to use a friend's computer to test because my computer doesn't lag no matter how hard I strain it.)

Effect Type -- Average FPS out of 30 Possible

Color Shifting (Flash) -- 25/30FPS
Color Shifting (PB) -- 30/30FPS

Pixelation (Flash) -- 23/30FPS
PIxelation (PB) -- 30/30FPS

Simple Blur (Flash) -- 23/30FPS
Simple Blur (PB) -- 30/30FPS

Color Shifting, Pixelation, and Simple Blurring (Flash) -- 13/30FPS
Color Shifting, Pixelation, and Simple Blurring (PB) -- 30/30FPS

Memory usage is high for PB shaders but the performance boost is worth it.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-28 23:10:20 Reply

At 6/28/11 11:01 PM, Archawn wrote: Testeroosies

Can you do a test where you make the PB filter go sub-30 as well? Since I want to know where it maxes out compared to the regular filters.
Though the specs you already posted are quite nice to see! What are the specs of your friends computer?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-29 09:24:41 Reply

At 6/28/11 10:21 PM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: So fellas how about that Google Swiffy? Neat stuff I'll tell ya what.

Have you tested it? Looks good if it works with only minor moderations to the source .swf playback.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-29 09:48:37 Reply

At 6/29/11 09:24 AM, funkycaveman wrote:
At 6/28/11 10:21 PM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: So fellas how about that Google Swiffy? Neat stuff I'll tell ya what.
Have you tested it? Looks good if it works with only minor moderations to the source .swf playback.

It doesn't look like it's very useful. Some quotes from FGL:

It supports a subset of ActionScript 2 / FlashPlayer 8, so basically just stuff you made 5 years ago unless you're a ghetto as2 gal.

And:

It fails miserably....at least with my attempts The ActionScript property System.capabilities is not supported. (1 occurrences) The global ActionScript property _global is not supported. (4 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.getBytesLoaded() is not supported. (1 occurrences) SWF 6 (or later) clip actions are not supported. (4 occurrences) The ActionScript class Sound is not supported. (1 occurrences) An unsupported ActionScript instruction was encountered. (6 occurrences) Filters are not supported. (115 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.createEmptyMovieClip() is not supported. (1 occurrences) The ActionScript function escape is not supported. (2 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.createTextField() is not supported. (1 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.getNextHighestDepth() is not supported. (11 occurrences) Streaming audio is not supported. (39 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.loadMovie() is not supported. (1 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.getSWFVersion() is not supported. (1 occurrences) The #initclip pragma is not supported. (21 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.swapDepths() is not supported. (6 occurrences) The ActionScript method MovieClip.getBytesTotal() is not supported. (1 occurrences) Advanced text rendering using continuous stroke modulation is not supported. (33 occurrences)

And most importantly:

and this... "Sorry, Swiffy currently does not convert SWF files larger than 512 KB.%uFEFF"

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-29 10:44:14 Reply

At 6/29/11 09:24 AM, funkycaveman wrote:
At 6/28/11 10:21 PM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: So fellas how about that Google Swiffy? Neat stuff I'll tell ya what.
Have you tested it? Looks good if it works with only minor moderations to the source .swf playback.

Is it any better than Wallaby?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-29 12:27:25 Reply

At 6/28/11 11:01 PM, Archawn wrote: I did some comparisons between normal filters and Pixel Bender shaders and they run quite a bit faster.

Why 30fps? At least stick it at something high to see how it actually performs, or better yet, give times in milliseconds.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-29 12:29:35 Reply

At 6/29/11 09:48 AM, 4urentertainment wrote: It supports a subset of ActionScript 2 / FlashPlayer 8, so basically just stuff you made 5 years ago unless you're a ghetto as2 gal.

Actually it's more like AS1 / Flash 5... :/

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-06-30 09:27:33 Reply

At 6/29/11 09:48 AM, 4urentertainment wrote:
At 6/29/11 09:24 AM, funkycaveman wrote:
At 6/28/11 10:21 PM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: So fellas how about that Google Swiffy? Neat stuff I'll tell ya what.
Have you tested it? Looks good if it works with only minor moderations to the source .swf playback.
It fails miserably....at least with my attempts The ActionScript property System.capabilities is not supported. (1 occurrences) The global ActionScript property _global is not supported. ........ETC

And most importantly:

and this... "Sorry, Swiffy currently does not convert SWF files larger than 512 KB."

LOL, not quite minor changes I think we can say that's a lot more than something major. Also the FP5 won't even work for animations very well, doesn't support filters, if you are silly enough to use them and it might not even support certain tweens. Not used anything below FP8 so could be wrong. Kinda sounds like a fail.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-01 12:47:18 Reply

Dear flash cs5,

just because I drag something over you doesn't necessarily mean I want to drop it in you.

thanks
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-01 15:41:10 Reply

Dear bryce,

drop the attitude or I will corrupt your save file.

thanks
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-01 17:14:30 Reply

Dear bryce

Maybe if you'd use the actions panel for once I wouldn't be so clingy when you drag files over me. :(

thanks,
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-01 22:15:34 Reply

Dear Bryce,

Leave that fat bloated skank you're with now, we've shared some good times and you deserve better.

still love you
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-02 00:05:02 Reply

This is not happening

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-04 16:20:58 Reply

God bless having a reg lounge. The little spurts of flash based humor could never work any where elsessss. Anyway have a good 4th of July if you are in america anyway.

Its the 5th of July here in Australia so that was so yesterday. hmph


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-05 10:51:55 Reply

At 7/4/11 04:20 PM, Luis wrote: God bless having a reg lounge. The little spurts of flash based humor could never work any where elsessss. Anyway have a good 4th of July if you are in america anyway.

Its the 5th of July here in Australia so that was so yesterday. hmph

Don't forget July 1st for Canadians. Fireworks in Vancouver were intense. Last one rattled me pretty good.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-05 11:34:40 Reply

ever since i have collected a couple pairs, i've wanted to see fireworks with my spectrum splitting glasses. every single dot of light created 50 rainbow streaks in different shapes around it. so the fireworks appeared to be tenfold for me this year. was pretty awesome

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-05 12:16:29 Reply

At 7/5/11 11:34 AM, Starogre wrote: ever since i have collected a couple pairs, i've wanted to see fireworks with my spectrum splitting glasses. every single dot of light created 50 rainbow streaks in different shapes around it. so the fireworks appeared to be tenfold for me this year. was pretty awesome

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2011-07-05 14:32:26 Reply

At 7/5/11 12:16 PM, Gimmick wrote:
At 7/5/11 11:34 AM, Starogre wrote: ever since i have collected a couple pairs, i've wanted to see fireworks with my spectrum splitting glasses. every single dot of light created 50 rainbow streaks in different shapes around it. so the fireworks appeared to be tenfold for me this year. was pretty awesome
"26-Jul-09."

Generally the time stamp on cameras isn't the most accurate thing in the world.