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Holy smokes, IT WORKS.

Just for fun, I switched back to the student account, and sure enough, it runs perfectly fine. I guess I needed to install Neko under the admin account first.


Thanks for your help. You guys are heroes.

Okay, so some good news:

After installing Stencyl on the admin account, I ran Stencyl (again, while logged in as an administrator), made a blank game and tested it. The same pop-up appeared asking to install Neko, so I said okay, and gave the admin password, and sure enough - it works!

The bad news:

Obviously, I can't have students logged in as administrators while in my class. Any suggestions on how to fix that?

Thanks for the continued support! We're almost there!

Thanks captain comic,
I completed those steps and there was no output, so I suppose that's a good sign.
What's next?
I tried switching back and logging in as a student, tried to run a game in Stencyl and I get the same error.

This is brutal...
When I type in the code that Justin suggested while logged in as a student, I receive this error:
"student is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

When I type in the code while logged in as admin,
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/lib
I get this message: chmod: /usr/local/lib: No such file or directory
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin
results in nothing.

I'm nearly ready to give up on Stencyl, this is incredibly frustrating that this can't be solved. Someone please help...

Those incorrect password attempt were from yesterday before I made the initial post, when I tried to follow the instructions from that other thread. I just figured out now the problem was I was entering the admin password, which was coming up incorrect, so I tried the "student" account password which students use to log in.

Using that correct password, I now get the following message in terminal after typing in the chmod 755 code:
"student is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

I also searched in Finder for those 5 files/folders. Only one came up, /usr/local/lib/neko, so I deleted that.

Attempted to run a game in Stencyl and still no luck :(

I wish I could simply revert back to version 3.3.2, but I read that certain things like the Crash Course doesn't work (which my students use to learn the program)...

Let me know if you have any other suggestions.

Thanks so much for getting back to me, Justin.

- The link to that thread you sent doesn't exist.
- After installing Neko, I put the folder (neko-2.0.0-osx) into the Documents folder. I checked the "Sharing and Permissions" settings for both the neko folder and the Documents folder, and they both say [Name: student (Me)] and [Privilege: Read & Write].
- Sorry, I don't know what chmod 755 is or how to ensure Java can access neko.
- Same error still occuring. After an attempted run, I grabbed the logs and attached them here.

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!

Thanks Justin, you're a life saver! I was able to figure it out. Turned out one of the tilesets downloaded from StencylForge was causing issues.

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 / Re: [HELP] Unable to set an attribute within dialog
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:37:31 pm »
Woohoo! I think I solved it myself after some sleuthing through this forum. Looks like I had to change the attribute to be a universal game attribute, rather than an attribute within a certain scene, and I changed the code to this:

<setattr [game "Choice1Bad" true]>

That API example is super confusing.

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!


Fantastic - it worked! You're amazing Justin :) Thank you!


Hey Justin, thanks for the quick reply.

That's actually one of the first things I did, I'm afraid that didn't help. Is there another way I can send you the game file, or do you have any other suggestions?

One thing I forgot to mention - lately when this student runs Stencyl it has been giving a warning that it's memory is nearly full?? (Or something along those lines). Not sure if that is relevant.


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