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Updated to the new version of Stencyl on my student laptops (I work at a junior high).
Unable to run any games anymore, so this is a major issue!
Running on OSX (El Capitan) and Stencyl wants me to install Neko VM and when I press the 'install' button, nothing happens. I installed it the long way, but that didn't make a difference.
I could really, really use some help here ASAP as I have many students who cannot use Stencyl anymore in my classroom.
Thx in advance.
PS: I am aware of this thread that addresses this issue, however their solution didn't work for me - potentially because the student laptops are not being run as admin?

Hi, a student of mine has spent months making a fantastic game, and today it decided to stop running! We get the "encountered errors while building your game" error when testing it. The only change he made today was to duplicate the game file, and rename the copy. (neither versions work). I've attached the log file here. If anyone can help it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Hi there, I'm a teacher at an arts school and we are using Stencyl to create story-based games. One student recently noticed the problem that she can no longer test her game:
"Encountered errors while building your game. Check your logs and post them to the forums."

I'm really hoping someone here can help solve this problem so my student can get back to work :)
I'm fairly experienced with Stencyl, I've been teaching with it and using it since September. and I just can't figure out why this is happening.

I've attached the game file as well as the log file (.zip)

Thanks so much,


Dialog Extension / [SOLVED] Unable to set an attribute within dialog
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:11:47 pm »
I'm trying to set a boolean attribute to true if the player activates a specific piece of dialog in my game. I've tried to understand this description from the API page but I just don't understand the example:

Messaging Scripts
<setattr [ATTR VALUE:ANY]>
Sets an attribute.
Ex: <setattr [actor Player "Health Behavior" _health 100]>

Here's what I typed up in my game, but it's not working - I mean, the game works, no errors appear, but the Boolean is not becoming true. When my scene is created, the Boolean attribute "Choice1Bad" is set with a value of false.

Oh...well that sucks... <but> <setattr [Boolean "Choice1Bad" _Boolean True]>

Any help with what I'm doing wrong would be greatly appreciated!


Hi there, I'm a teacher at Calgary Arts Academy and I teach video game design. One of my students just encountered an odd error in a game he's been working on for a few weeks. This error pops up when he attempts to run the game or a scene (see subject header). I also took a screenshot so you can view it there.

It's really strange to appear so suddenly, especially considering he hasn't attempted to add any sort of dialog into the game. Please, if you have any suggestions or can help, please let me know! I'd hate to have my student start over...

I've tried to attach the game but the file is too large.

Thanks so much,


Hi there,

Huge fan of the dialog extension, I've been enjoying playing around with it and plan to teach it to my students (I teach mathematics and a video game design class). I'm making a "how-to" guide for the kids to get started with the extension, and I noticed that if I try to use the extension in a game that uses the "JumpAndRunKit" (from the Stencyl website), nothing works!

I've got a pretty good understanding of the extension and already played around with it lots on my laptop on a game that I started as a "blank game". You can see a screenshot in the attachment.

Has anyone else noticed this or know what I can do to fix the problem?


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