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Journals / Re: When I was a Kid - Journal
« on: Today at 05:47:20 am »
Has any progress been made on the game? I haven’t heard much since January this year.

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Looks brilliant! Great job Soereide! :D

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Windows / Mac / Flash / HTML5 / Re: Poppytail Series
« on: Today at 01:19:34 am »
Poppytail- Will move in the same direction as the player vertically and the opposite horizontally whether the player is holding down a key or has released it.

Easter Bunny- Will walk when the player runs as well as vice-versa. He will move in the same direction horizontally as the player but the opposite vertically when the player is holding down a key or has released it.

Gremlin Girl- Will move one direction anticlockwise to the one the player is moving in when the player is holding down a key or has released it.. Like her appearance from the first game, she has no collisions when she walks upwards.

Added 16/08/2018

Lizard Hunter- He will move in the same direction horizontally as the player but the opposite vertically whenever the player holds down or releases a key. Even though he acts in the same movement pattern as Easter Bunny, Lizard Hunter will move at the same speed as the player.

Mousetrap- She will move around randomly on her own, leaving small mousetraps around the level. Stepping in one will summon her to kill you. While these may be an obstacle, most other enemies can be stunned temporarily if they stand on one.

Wicked Poppytail- He moves on his own. If you are below or above him, he will try and follow you. However, he will move away from you horizontally. Although this may make it more difficult for him to attack, he is much faster than his original counterpart.

Towelwich- He can tell whether you are to his left or right, and will move towards you horizontally. However, he will never move vertically until you hold down or release the up or down keys.

GamePrint- He will stay in one place, but unlike other enemies, will not kill you on impact. Instead, he has another method of attacking. He will instead shoot game packets at you. He can only fire up, down, left or right. If he hits you with a game packet, he will kill you.

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Windows / Mac / Flash / HTML5 / Re: Poppytail Series
« on: Today at 01:17:18 am »
I found an old list I had made with all of the planned character mechanics for Pixeltail. I had done everyone from the first two games, and everyone from the third with the exception of Auto and Abe. I finished the list so now I have final character mechanics for all 52 enemies.

It was only the other day I realised something. If one was to somehow get all 52 enemies in the one place, would the level even be possible? I’m sure some of you have played one of the first four games. Some of those levels were quite small. Then again, there were a lot of walls in some levels, and I think only a few can go through those walls. Anyway, I’m thinking of re-posting the list of Pixeltail enemy mechanics. While I can’t work on games, I might reveal my ideas for character mechanics just to show you how ridiculous the game could get with everyone all together. Since 38 out of 52 characters you’ve seen before, I won’t be revealing new faces in PT5 until I actually work on them. I’ll start with Poppytail, Easter Bunny and Gremlin Girl (as they were already on the original list), and then one or two random characters every day. That way there’s some sort of news instead of this thread being silent until I figure out how to fix Windows.

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Space Pirates runs on my older notebook 60 FPS windowed. Since some weeks it runs on Fullscreen 20 FPS (before no difference). I have no clue why. Maybe this is related to Windows...

I think this could be a  Windows-related issue.

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Ask a Question / Re: Windows Update Harms Performance of All of My Games
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:11:29 pm »
I don't know what's causing your performance issues exactly, but it isn't surprising to hear that it might have come from a Windows update. Microsoft has notoriously been putting out updates for Windows 10 that have had a negative impact on gaming performance (at least for certain games). Fullscreen Optimization is one example of a "feature" that I've had to disable to even be able to play Overwatch anymore.

Do you know of any way to fix this? I don't think full screen would be an issue, because there's one of my games that still has a lag problem that doesn't run in full screen (Century Game). This has lag issues, and the Century-G Block character's collisions and animations are so buggy that he can sometimes go straight through tiles and switch between appearing upright and appearing to be on his side frequently. This is so bad that the character even seems to move erratically or on its own.

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Ask a Question / Re: Windows Update Harms Performance of All of My Games
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:13:42 pm »
Thank you Merrak. Normally PT5 would run at 59-60FPS, rarely dropping to 58, so I was sure it was nothing to do with Stencyl. On my current laptop, about half of my games were downloaded from GameJolt after being uploaded on another computer. These all have lag as well, despite Stencyl not being involved in running them.

Another of my released games has a similar issue. A Game About Trimming Hedges will lag if you walk around in the “level select” scene, and it will close upon trying to enter a level (without switching to the level scene). Interestingly, trying this with sound on will make a short part of the level theme play. This could be Stencyl-related since the version I’m playing has eighteen trimmers instead of six (however only ten work) and one extra unfinished level, but playing the game on the currently released version does the same thing.

I didn’t look at my Windows Update history until yesterday, which a major update was released just after I shut my laptop down on Friday night. I think we can nearly definitively say that this is a Windows issue, not Stencyl.

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Ask a Question / Re: Windows Update Harms Performance of All of My Games
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:22:28 am »
I am also happy to test on Windows if you need more help.

I sent this to merrak as a .zip. I may just attach this to a Stencyl post. Then we'd have an unofficial demo with three chapters (two in-progress).

Edit: Won't work on a Stencyl post. The .zip is too large. I'll email it to anyone who wants to test it. Just PM me or reply to this topic with your email address.

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Chit-Chat / Re: Stencyl Thank You!
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:35:02 pm »
I had a look at this on the App Store. This looks very interesting! Great job! :D

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Ask a Question / Re: Windows Update Harms Performance of My Games
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:19:31 pm »
Sent.

It will close if someone kills you on my laptop. As soon as Chapter 1 loads, press "W" three times to go to Campbell's Office. If you wait there for about 6-8 seconds Jawlock will attack. Usually the audio will act funny, cut off, and then the game will close.

Another quick way to get killed is to wait in the Left Hall until Nursina appears (indicated by footsteps, however this could also be Exister moving to the Right Hall). She will appear on the west side of the room, shrugging at the wall with her back turned. At this point, she is the fastest of the four characters.

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Ask a Question / Re: Windows Update Harms Performance of My Games
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:11:59 pm »
It's just my username at gmail

Will do.

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Ask a Question / Re: Windows Update Harms Performance of My Games
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:02:15 pm »
Telemetry won't help if the issue is something beyond your game, such as Cortana. If you want to send me an executable I'll run your game under Wine. If it runs fine then that should eliminate your game as the problem.

Can you PM me your email address so that I can send it to you?

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Ask a Question / Re: Windows Update Harms Performance of My Games
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:16:56 pm »
I saw an IT expert today, and he doesn’t know what’s happening. He hasn’t found what’s wrong yet, but he will do some research and get back to me tomorrow or on Thursday. According to the Task Manager, the thing consuming the most CPU time is Cortana. No solution yet. I haven’t tried your suggestion of telemetry or hxScout yet.

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