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Nov 2, 2010 | 12:36 PM EDT
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UPDATE:(14th January 2011) - Now you can skip broken songs. For some reason, the ID will be randomized if it is old.

UPDATE:(13th January 2011) - Added a fullscreen toggle button!

UPDATE: (12th January 2011) - Added more things, now you can save the IDs in your favorites/history lists and when you come back just copy and paste them in the type box. Now you also can scroll the volume bar with the mouse wheel and I did a timer to the song, so you can know the length!!

UPDATE: (28th December 2010) - Wow lol, I never said 'thanks' to all you guys who favorited and helped me to get my first award so THANKS! :3 Plus, Darklight17 changed his username, he now is Echo.

-----NEWGROUNDS PORTAL RADIO v2-----
Welcome to Newgrounds Portal Radio v2. 01, this musical gadget was designed to you stream songs from the Audio Portal in a fast way here. You can stream more than 100,000 audios from NG and if you like one, you can add it to the in-game favorites list and if you want to listen again, just copy and paste the ID again on your ID typer. This new version present more functions, neat graphics and easier options.

-----REQUIRED-----
For the gadget works, you must have a steady internet connection due to the fact that the songs are streamed online.

-----CONNECTION-----
If your song isn't loading or taking v.long to load, check if your internet connection speed is working well or maybe you didn't forgot to press 'load audio' after type the ID? :3

-----SPECIAL THANKS----
* All my excellent team for producing this awesome gadget.
* BoMbLu to cutting the A-Bot to me!
* Vogxhamraks to beta testing.
* and the most importantly, YOU for play this!

------UPDATES/EDITS------
If you have a suggestion, please leave a review or PM me.

------DISCLAIMER!------
In-game, read the 'Read this!' tab.

------SUGGESTIONS------
Please leave a review if you liked or have a suggestion, it is always welcome. For prevent some suggestions, I'll leave some here that I can't do:
* "Why don't you put the spectrum visualizers?" - The spectrums are only possible with AS3, this game was coded in AS2.
* *Would be cool add the author's comments or views from the current song!" - It is impossible because they would have to be taken via HTML.
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I hope you enjoy! :)

Reviews


SeeD419SeeD419

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Woah

Fro's review hit the nail on the head and it's going to be hard to review this without mentioning what he already said. I noticed the text was also a bit lame. I know you can download free fonts that would look much better on some buttons. Even bolding and capitalizing would make them look a lot better.

This is much the same as the last portal radio I reviewed and it is a useful tool, but like you said in the 'suggestions' area, most of the coolest stuff would have to be done in AS3. I think you should get around to doing that because you really can't make these much better without it.

A minigame would be really cool, even just a basic mini audiosurf or space shooter, just anything. If you had a high score table that would be even more crazy. Like seriously cool. Personally I'd be happy with just some spectrum visualizers, but a minigame would be totally sweet and over the top.

Narrowing down the searches is also a FANTASTIC idea, as I really would like to only hear a genre, or maybe couple of genres at a time. I'd certainly consider this if at all possible.

The cube was a nice addition, but it was really only fun to mess with for about 20 seconds and then when you figure out that it does nothing is pretty much pointless.

The main thing I would focus on for the next version if you REALLY want to make this amazing is to improve on those features with AS3. Narrowing down what's playing should be considered, and I also think you should take some time on the radio interface itself so that it's very graphically pleasing. I hope this review helps. Keep up the good work!


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Spysociety responds:

"Fro's review hit the nail on the head and it's going to be hard to review this without mentioning what he already said. I noticed the text was also a bit lame. I know you can download free fonts that would look much better on some buttons. Even bolding and capitalizing would make them look a lot better."

Yes I know but I prefer to keep this text and also keep changing fonts is always a crap thing because if you fix some things here and send back to the author he need the font too, if he don't have will be changed (as happened to this one).

"This is much the same as the last portal radio I reviewed and it is a useful tool, but like you said in the 'suggestions' area, most of the coolest stuff would have to be done in AS3. I think you should get around to doing that because you really can't make these much better without it."

Don't you think that do a NG Radio is an amazing thing possible with AS2? Plus, I don't want to be a programmer, if I would like to be one I would upgrade to AS3 because he is more to the OOP side and is much more similar and natural to other programming languages.

"A minigame would be really cool, even just a basic mini audiosurf or space shooter, just anything. If you had a high score table that would be even more crazy. Like seriously cool. Personally I'd be happy with just some spectrum visualizers, but a minigame would be totally sweet and over the top."

Spectrum visualizers codes doesn't exist for AS1-AS2, because they added a new function which does it:
SoundMixer.ComputeSpectrum() / this doesn't have on the language I code on
Also where I would have space to the put the game?

"Narrowing down the searches is also a FANTASTIC idea, as I really would like to only hear a genre, or maybe couple of genres at a time. I'd certainly consider this if at all possible."

AS3

"The cube was a nice addition, but it was really only fun to mess with for about 20 seconds and then when you figure out that it does nothing is pretty much pointless."

Thanks for appreciate this for 20 seconds while I had to program this by weeks.

"The main thing I would focus on for the next version if you REALLY want to make this amazing is to improve on those features with AS3. Narrowing down what's playing should be considered, and I also think you should take some time on the radio interface itself so that it's very graphically pleasing. I hope this review helps. Keep up the good work!"

Ok. Thanks for like.


FearmongerFearmonger

Rated 4 / 5 stars

this gadget

helped me reveale another secret of ng. I have never heard of number codes or ids for songs. and awsome gadget just needs lke a large selection of songs besides codes and to many like this.


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Spysociety responds:

Thanks for the review. :)


CoopCoop

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

Loaded with features, this is a good example of coding, once again, though it does seem to have a little issue, regarding the fact that aside from the coding and layout, it is quite a limited piece.

Some sort of your own set of visualisations that people could upload would be a nice feature, if you get a site of your own and enough bandwidth to host visualisations made by other people, you could have a nice working setup. Compressing them to "Bytesize" style screens and porting them across from your site would be a colossal achievement for you on this front.

Aside from that, the piece does give access to a lot of Audio, though I'd love to see more information presented on there - title, author, size (file size and length of the track), plus a rough rating for the piece and release date. If you just put the score in to the first decimal place and the year of submission in there, you'd have enough for most people there.

Of course, this is where you come into the arena of customisable layouts, where people can choose what they see, while they listen to the radio - another substantial step forward.

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JollyJolly

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Review.

Pros:
Quite nice, if I do say so myself. The design is fairly well done. I really like how you can favorite the audio within the flash, instead of on your userpage. This makes it much easier to use and navigate your favorite music, although it doesn't seem to save the favorites.

I really like how you can select to download the song or go to the audio page. It's great that you don't have to go to the audio portal page just to download the track. It's not that major, but I like it.

Cons/Recommendations:
A lot of the buttons seem very out of place. For example the play, pause, and stop button. Although it's not that big of a deal, the edges aren't rounded like all the others are, so it looks very odd. When you click "Read This!", it has an NG styled button as the background, then one of the default buttons that comes with flash on top of it. Again, that looks quite odd.

The background also looks very out of place, in my opinion. I think it would have been a lot better if it had been one of the default tables, such as the one this review is in. I know it kind of is in one, but the background color isn't the same, and P-Bot looks odd sitting in the background like that. In my opinion it would have looked really cool if you had made styled this more on the NG style rather than throwing in your own style, but again, that's just my opinion.

This is more of a question than anything, but what's the point of the spinning block? It seems rather pointless, as if it was just a project of yours that you threw in for a little extra entertainment value. I kind of think you should remove it, because again it doesn't fit the NG style, but it doesn't really matter if it stays or if it goes, honestly.

If you really care about the spinning block being there, perhaps you could make it change into more colors rather than just blue. It quickly becomes pointless playing with it once you color every block of it blue. In fact, you could probably change it into a rubix cube of sorts.

Unless there's something wrong with my browser, your favorites don't save. In my opinion this is a pretty major thing. You could quickly favorite it on here before leaving to go somewhere, and expect to be able to easily listen to it when you get back, but you simply won't be able to do that due to this.

The favorites and history windows look terrible. They seem to be buttons within buttons. Why not make it into a table, then make it popup like it does on any OS? That would look so much better than what you have it as now.

I'm sure this is fairly obvious by now, but you really should recode this in AS3. AS2 seems to have so many limitations when it comes to creating a radio, it's best to not even do it. Of course I want count off for not doing so, but I think you should.


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Spysociety responds:

Hey there Jolly, thanks for the nice review. Replying to you, yes, the lists don't save since I don't have time at all to update them, I already programmed to they save the history and favs. but just don't updated. The 3D cube was one of the most hard and cool things (at least on my opnion) that I already managed to create so I wanted to showcase it, I also managed to put on it more colors (just don't added here too). I am using AS3 now but I'll leave this one as this is by now. Thanks for the extra advices. Thanks again for the review!
See you around.


LoCo-joker-05LoCo-joker-05

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

its a good submission

cant say the most original, but that aint a big problem.
the problem i am having is the random song, it doesnt allways give me a song, like for example: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste n/56298
it doesnt exist, but thats the song it got for me :S
if not for that, i wuld have give 8(depends on mah mood). but for this problem i can only give u a 7, cuz the graphics are rly nice.


Spysociety responds:

Have you sure? This is not to happen... I'll check out on your problem. Thanks for the advice.