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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 03:22 AM Reply

At 10/14/12 01:10 AM, egg82 wrote:
At 10/13/12 10:32 PM, MSGhero wrote: That moment when you've been on a coding roll, and Pandora trolls you with 10 bad songs in a row, and you can't focus any more...
I has a vlc playlist for coding :3

Boards of Canada or Carbon Based Lifeforms discography...mm mmmmm

And dayum, our game is pretty much NOTHING yet, though the engine is starting to take shape in terms of being actually able to do something :D

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 06:57 AM Reply

Game Libraries

Can we do bold for subjects again? :(

Just out of curiosity, how many people here use game libraries (Flixel, FlashPunk...) to go about their creations? Obviously things like physics and 3D graphical engines in the scale you see them in libraries are too big to tackle just for a single project so there's more incentive to use them. However, the features that Flixel present (Cameras, collisions, tilemaps, path finding and particles) are usually the aspects of a game that are fun to do and perfect.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 07:13 AM Reply

At 10/14/12 06:57 AM, Sam wrote: Just out of curiosity, how many people here use game libraries (Flixel, FlashPunk...) to go about their creations?

I'm programming vanilla, just using NAPE and Actuate for tweens.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 11:18 AM Reply

Everyone please play this, and if anything spawns in the middle of a tree then tell me.

Also if you finish it then tell me.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 11:52 AM Reply

At 10/14/12 11:18 AM, I-smel wrote: Everyone please play this, and if anything spawns in the middle of a tree then tell me.

Also if you finish it then tell me.

I died with 2 circles left to collect. The game has a nice atmosphere and the difference between inside and outside is properly executed.
The first time I was randomly wandering through the forest and the game felt more mysterious that way, when I discovered it was a matter of finding the spheres it became more focused on finding an optimal strategy to find all the spheres.
Later I noticed the spheres started to move towards me as if I was looking for eggs in the forest that hatched in the warmth and safety of my own home. I'm going for another round to see what happens if I collect them all.
This game has caught my attention in a positive way.

...

"Ya gone done it"

OK I've collected all 5 of them, was hoping for something special to happen but it didn't. Nevertheless it was a good little experience. To make this game better I would add some element of surprise, something the player cannot predict, overall great job on it.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 11:55 AM Reply

I don't know what should happen when you get all of them :/

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 12:07 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 11:18 AM, I-smel wrote: Everyone please play this, and if anything spawns in the middle of a tree then tell me.

Also if you finish it then tell me.

Nothing spawned in the middle of a tree, however:
-Orbs/Trees spawn around the cabin, and are visible even when you are inside of it
-A tree spawned right in front of the door D:
-I swear it's rigged, I am yet to find a 5th orb! :P

Love the game, really cool concept and really well executed :D

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 12:09 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 11:55 AM, I-smel wrote: I don't know what should happen when you get all of them :/

They form to make one giant "thing" which then kills the player >:D

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 10:48 PM Reply

At 10/11/12 06:13 PM, PrettyMuchBryce wrote: Shoot the stick celebrity Dress up tribute Demo trailer

This might have been a more manageable theme with my lack of time this weekend

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 12:01 PM Reply

I have a devblog:

http://psvilans.wrongbananas.net/
(Working over the former game jam submission this weekend to finish it up and add a few features)

I don't update it a lot...but pokes from people could help. If it interests you, then don't be afraid to comment :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 02:10 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 06:57 AM, Sam wrote: Just out of curiosity, how many people here use game libraries (Flixel, FlashPunk...) to go about their creations? Obviously things like physics and 3D graphical engines in the scale you see them in libraries are too big to tackle just for a single project so there's more incentive to use them. However, the features that Flixel present (Cameras, collisions, tilemaps, path finding and particles) are usually the aspects of a game that are fun to do and perfect.

I'm using away3D, TweenLite, ASQL and Starling for my current project.

Most projects I use TweenLite and Starling.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 03:17 PM Reply

so i've discovered that all AS3 applications can use the Socket and SecureSocket classes, but only AIR applications can use the ServerSocket class.

looks like i'll be able to submit Gold of Odin to NG, after all. The difference is the web and mobile versions won't be able to become a server.
i'm fine with that.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 05:40 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 03:17 PM, egg82 wrote: so i've discovered that all AS3 applications can use the Socket and SecureSocket classes, but only AIR applications can use the ServerSocket class.

looks like i'll be able to submit Gold of Odin to NG, after all. The difference is the web and mobile versions won't be able to become a server.
i'm fine with that.

You need to send a certificate from the server for flash to do the serversocket stuff

i'll save you the work

http://pastebin.com/5NCP0CAV

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 06:28 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 05:40 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: You need to send a certificate from the server for flash to do the serversocket stuff

not quite. If you try and use the ServerSocket class without AIR, it'll come up with a whole bunch of errors because it doesn't exist outside of the airglobal.swc

http://pastebin.com/5NCP0CAV

good job, it's pretty much like mine - so what's the whole domainpolicy function for, anyway?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 06:31 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 06:57 AM, Sam wrote: Game Libraries

I use Flixel a good bit and most everyone uses TweenLite if you count that.


If ya have something to say, PM me. I have a lot of time to spare.
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 08:57 PM Reply

Flash CS6 spritesheet export is pretty awesome (artist has it, not me sadly :(). I have it set up so that the character class takes in its spritesheet, and you add "animations" (name, an array of rects gotten from the XML, fps) and then play the animation based on the name. I think it was ND2D where I saw something similar, but I haven't looked at that framework in a while, so I don't remember. Only problem now is flipping the tiles, but I'll probably just .draw() the input spritesheet flipped. And the GJ8 musician is getting his monitor looked at tomorrow, so hopefully he can get started so we can be done before Halloween (please?).

What are YOU working on?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 09:59 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 08:57 PM, MSGhero wrote: What are YOU working on?

procrastinating working on GoO by doing my homework :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 10:20 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 08:57 PM, MSGhero wrote: What are YOU working on?

I just released one game to FGL about a week ago, still watching that, Tumble Towers 2
And tonight I'm about to release Slime's Cake Quest to FGL tonight, an expansion from my Game Jam game.

What do ya guys think?

Not playable without an FGL dev account.

If ya have something to say, PM me. I have a lot of time to spare.
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 12:40 AM Reply

At 10/16/12 06:28 PM, egg82 wrote: good job, it's pretty much like mine - so what's the whole domainpolicy function for, anyway?

flash requires it to make a connection. I forget the exact restrictions, but it was definitely needed

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 08:06 AM Reply

At 10/17/12 12:40 AM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: flash requires it to make a connection. I forget the exact restrictions, but it was definitely needed

huh, that's odd. I'll take a closer look at it, but i'm pretty sure the same effect is achieved with the Security.allowDomain() and Security.allowInsecureDomain() functions - at least, that's how I see it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 12:23 PM Reply

Sup homies, zrb finish his forest game yet?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 12:55 PM Reply

At 10/17/12 08:06 AM, egg82 wrote: huh, that's odd. I'll take a closer look at it, but i'm pretty sure the same effect is achieved with the Security.allowDomain() and Security.allowInsecureDomain() functions - at least, that's how I see it.

When flash opens a socket to a server, it first need to ask the server 'is it OK if I talk to you?'. This is required in the sandbox, so if you debug locally it'll be different from trying it out on a browser. Why they did this is a mistery to me still, I guess flash ads could be used for DOS attacks or something..
Quick tip, if you don't want the flash to scan all the ports on your server for the policy file add this line before you attempt to connect:

Security.loadPolicyFile("xmlsocket://" + SERVER_HOST + ":" + SERVER_PORT_POLICY);

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 02:32 AM Reply

At 10/17/12 12:23 PM, Innermike wrote: Sup homies, zrb finish his forest game yet?

woah I remember that guy, he hasnt posted anything since march 5th 2011.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 08:47 AM Reply

Hey guys, so you know how I said I have a blog? I'm actually trying to write stuff on it...
http://psvilans.wrongbananas.net/dynamic-2d-lighting/
Might interest some, and if there is anything unclear, please ask and tell me what I don't explain too well! :)

(Mainly just looking for feedback and sharing some dynamic lighting shtuffs (no source code yet) )

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 09:51 AM Reply

Wow this light thing looks really accurate and capable. How come people like you only ever make prototypes and not games!?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 11:40 AM Reply

At 10/18/12 09:51 AM, I-smel wrote: Wow this light thing looks really accurate and capable. How come people like you only ever make prototypes and not games!?

:D

Working on a horror game engine, which will build on last weekend's game jam! :) Hopefully the lighting will be put to heavy use there!

Thanks though! It's really good to hear that it looks nice!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 02:36 PM Reply

It always amazes me how much information a dot or cross product gives. It never occurred to me that it could tell you about the winding of a polygon. I'd love to see the complete source :D
...Mainly because those vectors out of context are confusing, and I've never used the alpha params of copyPixels.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 07:10 PM Reply

At 10/17/12 12:55 PM, Sandremss128 wrote: Security.loadPolicyFile("xmlsocket://" + SERVER_HOST + ":" + SERVER_PORT_POLICY);

and here I thought I was actually somewhat decent with servers :P

so I combined the two ideas, and i'm pretty sure that wasn't the correct thing to do (well, I kinda figured it wouldn't work the way I thought it would when I started coding it, but...)

what i've got is the loadPolicyFile function pointing to the server on port 7679. The server listens on port 7679 with a regular ServerSocket (I assume this is mistake number 1. It needs an XML socket instead, perhaps?) and responds with:

e.target.writeUTFBytes("<cross-domain-policy><allow-access-from domain=\"*\" to-ports=\"" + _config.port + "\"/></cross-domain-policy>");
e.target.writeByte(0);
e.target.flush();

it could also be the fact that it doesn't load the policy file until it needs it, and that i'm worrying over nothing, but I figure it's better to be safe than sorry.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 09:09 PM Reply

At 9/27/12 03:51 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote:
At 9/27/12 01:36 AM, 4urentertainment wrote: Also, to Glaiel, where you working on Closure full time or were you in college or something?
Dropped out of college in 2010 to work on it full time when we got funding (from the behemoth actually, woo newgrounds)

Not surprised, I'm pretty sure 90% of the people here are friggin' geniuses. I remember being 14 and reading some of the threads you started when you were the same age and being like "Whaaaaaaa?"

At 10/1/12 11:38 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've still been on the fence. I get nervous that every attempt I make to improve NG ends up destroying some cherished pocket of community that I never fully comprehended, so the site just keeps getting more "technically correct" while becoming vacant of the people and spirit that made it fun to start with.

Not going to lie, I really miss the magic of the Flash forum before it was split up, sure it was messy but it was my mess, and I don't just mean the post-rate. It was always fun seeing programmers comment on animation threads and vice-versa and of course Gus criticising everyone (or Gust or whatever). The Flash forum was like a second home, I think I did a lot of growing up here.

I remember when I just used to spam every single thread just to get all the 'last post by:' things lined up. This was also the place I changed from never using commas and putting a space before all of my punctuation. I remember at the end of 09 my eyes lit up when I got that one vote for best new user. I remember how hard I had to try to stop being a dick and get everyone in the reg lounge to take me seriously, and when I did it was like sitting at the cool kids table. I remember how I came in here with dreams of being an animator then one day when working on a game with someone I decided I could probably do a better job programming. I remember feeling compelled to come here and max out the post character limit trying to help people and slowly losing patience with all the brats that wanted to argue instead of just take the damn help. I especially can't forget the little celebrations when it was someones birthday, someone got modded or released a game they'd been working on for a long time. Then after the new forums came out, things just weren't the same I just didn't feel there was the same spirit.

The thing I always loved about NG is it had so much character, every other site on the internet was just samey web 2.0 politically correct smiles and neatly trimmed lawns, sure it may have had more flame wars than Kirupa or more swearing than... anywhere but it that's what made it special. Like, I learned to love the user levels instead of custom icons, in the reg lounge I pretty knew who was who just by seeing the level and aura, now it's seriously downplayed. This new system is more common and 'correct' or whatever but I liked how set in its ways this place was, I think the thing that really signifies my detachment from NG is the fact chat exists now. The old static chat page was like Newgrounds mythology or some shit y'know?

Aaaanyway, it's like 2am here, I'm going to go to bed.

Side note: this is the only site where I'd write this much on a whim.
Side side note: Do Toast, citricsquid, Gust, or Kurt-Cocain(I think) come here anymore?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 09:12 PM Reply

I haven't seen Gust in a long time, but yes I do miss his psuedo code reviews. Also I do agree with Mike that there is something magical about the people that come in this forum as opposed to something like tigsource. Theres less douchiness and more just honest building.


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