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Ask a Question / Pencyl not working with new version of Stencyl
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:48:29 am »
It just loads constantly. Any ideas on how to fix? Thanks!

Wasn't sure if this worked or not. Thanks!

EDIT: yes it works

Ask a Question / Can't find "enable gamepad" block.
« on: July 28, 2019, 05:36:31 am »
I'm trying to find this block that's mentioned in the stencyl article below, but I can't seem to find it. It's for controller support:

Ask a Question / Android "Sending to Device" Fix.
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:15:49 pm »
I've found that this helps fix the android problem where it sends to device but nothing happens.

From Stencyl, go to Tools -> Android -> Launch Device Monitor

From Android Device Monitor, go to Window -> Android SDK Manager

From Android SDK Manager go to the bottom and select "New". Then select "Install Packages."

Close Stencyl and Android Device Monitor while the SDK Manager is doing its thing. It may take a long while. After it's done, reload Stencyl. This did the trick for me, hope it helps anybody else. I've found that it also helps to clean the project (Tools->Game->Clean Project).

I keep getting this message after trying to test to CPPIA for the first time...something to do with installing visual basic I think.

Anyway, now I can't do anything with Stencyl. I can't save, test, export, or publish. Virtually paralyzed.

Does anybody have a few pointers for me? I guess I could reinstall Stencyl, but will I lose my game file if I do that? I can't export it as it is, so I'm afraid.

Thanks! - logs attached.

Shared Resources / 30GB+ of Free Sound Effects
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:13:37 am »
From Soniss. Enjoy!


"In celebration of GDC 2018 we are giving away 30GB+ of high-quality sound effects from our catalog. Everything is royalty-free and commercially usable. No attribution is required and you can use them on an unlimited number of projects for the rest of your lifetime."

I have given my boss separate collision shapes and assigned different groups to them. I want to make a different reaction for when the player collides with each collision shape. If player hits the boss' weapon, he is hurt. If he hits the boss body, he will do something else.

Which block allows me to define reaction depending on the collision shape hit?


Ask a Question / [Resolved] Code for using separate animations as frames?
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:16:45 pm »
I'd like to use separate animations as unique frames so that I can set up a collision box for each frame. Would anybody know of a code to loop these over and over?

Ask a Question / [Resolved] Question about Drawing Images
« on: August 24, 2018, 05:40:55 pm »
I've been looking at the stencyl tutorial but I can't seem to figure this out...

I'd like to create an image of my actor that trails behind him as he moves and quickly fades away...I guess you could call it a really cool shadow effect? Any idea how this may be done?

Many thanks in advance!

[EDIT]: Nevermind, I found a solution here:

I tried publishing my game to HTML5 and Stencyl produced a folder with a bunch of files, but I don't know what to do with them. Any tips on how I can use these to play the game? Thanks!

A game that used to test without issue on my android device is no longer testing. Either nothing happens after "sending to device" completes, or it gets stuck at "sending to device".

I tried creating a blank game to see if that would test on android, and it worked well.  Not sure what the problem is with the other game...

 Logs are attached. Many thanks in advance, you all!

Testing on my android seems to produce an older version of my game. For a few hours now, Stencyl hasn't been recognizing anything new I've added...after it's done "sending to device", it just produces the game as it was many hours ago...but I've added new code, new features, and none of them are showing.

To verify this, I've disabled a bunch of very important code and tested to see if Stencyl would recognize it, and it does not. Very weird! Any ideas on what's going on? Many thanks in advance.

[EDIT]: I'm not sure what fixed it, but a day or two afterward it suddenly started working again. I didn't do anything other than uninstall the game from my device and wait 1-2 days (even though that didn't work right away).

Ask a Question / [Resolved] Stencyl file suddenly doubled in size.
« on: July 20, 2018, 06:02:30 am »
So I took a look at my stencyl file today and it is 106 MB. Just a few days ago, it was half that size. I added only 2 new images to the game recently. One image is for a background and the other is for an actor. I'm not sure how the file got so large so quickly.

Now that I look through the games folder, I also see a bunch of actor images that I've deleted from stencyl which are still in the games folder. Should I manually delete these to conserve space?

[EDIT]: It turns out that I had put in many more images of my background than I thought. And each one was 4 MB. Thanks all.

I would like to stop screen shake from affecting an actor that is merely meant for displaying lives. Right now, it's just a heart that I drew. But it shakes a lot and feels weird. Any tips for not allowing it to shake while screen shake occurs?

Ask a Question / [SOLVED] Detecting collision between actors.
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:44:36 pm »
I'd like to detect collision between two actors and I've created a boolean to do that. But it's not working very well, as the boolean is not setting to "true" upon collision.  Any idea where I'm messing up?

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