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The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 23 Nov 2018, 15:41 »
Hi there, Slasher and AnasAbdin.

Thank you for your Birthday wishes. Slasher I may only have 1... 2... 3... or maybe more drinks.(laugh)
I am still lurking around here although been busy for the last... Oooh four to nearly five years.8-0
Not going to say too much other than I've been working with a dear friend (Another AGS'er.) on a large project.(nod)
Keep your eyes open in the Gip thread cos there may be a new game being posted there VERY soon.(laugh)

For all of your Birthdays that I've missed here then Happy belated Birthday, and sorry I missed you.:~(

Yours. Jay.

OH MY GOD !! 8-0

Hi, Alan.
This is a little late... or not... but Happy New Year to you too.
I can't believe that I missed this new version.
I was just browsing through today and thought... WHAT THE HELL !! (wtf)

Thanks, Alan.
I LOVE your Draconian version so much and have already downloaded.
On a side note. I really wouldn't worry about the Linux thingamajigs.(laugh)
Never used Linux nor do I ever intend to use Linux. I make games for Windows.(nod)


Hi there arj0n.:)

Great to hear from you.
Thanks for the reply. I did wonder if it was caching or something like this.
The funny thing is I have ccleaner and it cleans all the other crap from Temp but leaves the thumbnails behind... Weird.(roll)
However... Using the Windows 10 tool for cleaning Temp folder works like a charm for me but have read that it doesn't work for other people.

Oh well... I am glad that it isn't only me who finds these thumbnails there. I was doing a lot of research and not finding anything and started to wonder if it was only me.(laugh)

Ah... The project is going well, thanks.(nod)
I think I can say we are at about 80 percent done now. Still a lot of work to do though.
Keep an eye out in the GIP thread because I think soon-ish we will post our game and progress there.(laugh)


Hi all good peeps.

For those of you who know me... I am still around just working hard on a game with another AGS'er.(laugh)

Okay... Just to be clear I am using Windows 10. And... I should say that my Main Browser is Google Chrome.
I want to ask a question that I have been trying to find a solution to.
Recently I looked inside my "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp" folder (With show hidden items checked)
and found hundreds of thumbnails of youtube videos I have watched.
Why?... What use are they there for, except taking up space.???

I cunningly thought to myself "I will try watching youtube videos in 'Incognito' mode and see if that stops the thumbnails from appearing".
This has no effect... The thumbnails still appear.

It is easy to clear them and of no real nuisance but... Why are they there at all?


Edit: Just found that it isn't only youtube videos... Videos that I look at in general (Videos that friends send me) are also being 'Thumbnailed' in my temp folder too... WHY? (laugh)(laugh)(laugh)
Every time I click on a video (on line) it makes a thumbnail in my temp folder. ?????????

The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 24 Nov 2016, 00:35 »
Hi RetroLee.

Thank you ever so much for your Birthday greetings.
I had a great day thank you. Another year older and a little bit balder and I am sure another chin is appearing.(laugh)

When God was handing out chins, I thought he said Gins and said "Make mine a double."(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)

The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 23 Nov 2016, 19:11 »
Hi Slasher, AnasAbdin and BarbWire.

Thank you all so very much for your Birthday greetings.;-D

Thanks Slasher. Don't worry I will definitely down 1 or 2 or more for you.(laugh)

Thanks AnasAbdin. I am sure I have been screwed here.(laugh) I remember stuff that happened in my 20's but what happened to my 30's ?(laugh)

Thanks BarbWire. My creative juices are boiling, at the moment. I think I am going to have to let them cool for a while before my head explodes.(laugh)

The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 23 Nov 2016, 00:37 »
Hi Mandle.

Thank you very much.;-D

Happy Birthday reismahnic, The Inquisitive Stranger, elle and Jimi.;-D

Hi all good peeps of AGS.

A few days ago now I was shocked to discover that my web site (which had been very kindly hosted for me) had vanished.8-0
This was the site that I uploaded my games to for others to download here.
Unfortunately I have no idea as to how long it had been like this.:~(

However, I can now report that everything should be back to normal.

So, If you have been trying to download either "The Decorcist" or "The Lost Prince Of Lorden - Part 1" then I can now confirm that both are downloadable again.;-D

My apologies for not noticing this before.

Kind regards.

Great !!

Thanks for your help, as usual, CW.

As you may have noticed my avatar is back and I have a new site AND... most importantly of all, my 2 games are now downloadable again.(laugh)
All is well with the world again... For a while.(laugh)


I just wanted to say that I seem to have cured the problem by increasing the sprite cache setting (within our games winsetup) from the default 20mb to 50 and now the error file isn't being generated.
I am not sure if this okay to change though.
I am wondering if the problem lies with 2 rather massive objects I have created for a diagonal scrolling effect. One object is the horizon that scrolls right and the other object scrolls diagonally over top of the horizon to give the effect that you are traveling up a mountain.
Could this be the reason for the error file and also why I have had to increase the sprite cache setting ?


Thank you Snarky.(laugh)

Hi CW.

Ah... I see.
I thought it was strange because I have never seen this before and have always compiled my games the same way.
But... At least I know that its nothing to worry about because our project is working beautifully, thank you.(laugh)


Hmm... I think really I should have posted this in 'Beginners Technical Questions'.
Why the hell I put it here I don't know.

My dear Mr Snarky. Would you be so kind as to place my question in the aforementioned thread please.


Hi, All good peeps of AGS.:-D

Tis I RetroJay.(laugh)
I have been lurking around here for some time now but have been busy working on a project with a friend, using ags 3.2.1
I am also using Windows 10 and have just come across a rather strange Error text file in my compiled folder that says this...

!!!! SPRITE CACHE ERROR: Sprite cache should be empty, but still has 4 bytes.(wtf)

For the life of me I can't understand what the hell is going on here.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening, please ? ???


p.s. For some unknown reason my Kerbal Avatar has buggered off too.(laugh)
P.P.S. Actually. This is not a laughing matter, because I have just discovered that my site has also followed my avatar and I have no clue as to how long it has been gone.???

Hi All good peeps of AGS.

I have been meaning to do this ever since I saw that my game "The Decorcist" had been nominated for an Award. 8-0
Things have been a little hectic of late.

"The best Programming Award"... WOW !! 8-0

I would just like to say thank you to those of you who nominated my game for this most awesome of Awards.

Also... Something else I have been meaning to say...
For anyone who has played "The Decorcist"... Did you find the two hiding places ? (laugh)
There is one in the Mansion and one in the Garden. (laugh)

Thank you for nominating my game for an Award, I am most honored. ;-D


The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 23 Nov 2015, 18:11 »
Hi AnasAbdin and Brother Ponch.(laugh)

That's nice.
Thank you very much for your Birthday greetings.
Another day older and boy do I feel it.(laugh)

Belated Birthday greeting to all of those I have missed.:-D

Hi Snarky.

This is AWESOME !!

Thank you for taking the time to do this and explaining what it does.
I think that this may be of great help to us. (nod)
A starting block, if you will, to build on.;-D

It is very much appreciated.


Hi All good Peeps.

AH HA !!

I now see what I have been doing wrong, with a very similar problem.
I have been spending days trying to create a "Pool Game" ...with ... Limited success.

All I had to do was ...
Do THIS with THAT and multiply IT by THAT... then times IT with WHAT and then WHAT again to equals ... WHAT !! (laugh)

Could anyone give us a clue as where to start scripting something like this, please.
Maybe then we can look at our scripts and understand what the hell we are doing so wrong.

I would love to get my "Billiard Game" Working... I don't think I ever will... BUT...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


General Discussion / Re: I love you dad
« on: 28 May 2015, 22:02 »
Hi AnasAbdin.

I am so glad to hear that your Dad is on the mend.
It must have been a terrible time for you all.

My best wishes go out to you and your family.


Hi Bavolis.

You have my vote, a big fat YES!! ;-D
I love the look of your game so much that I have also just downloaded it from GameJolt.
Can't wait to play it.;-D


Completed Game Announcements / Re: The Visitor 3
« on: 06 May 2015, 14:18 »
Hi NickyNyce.

Sorry it's taken me until now :( ... Congratulations on the release of 'The Visitor 3';-D
I have really been looking forward to this as I thought that the first two 'Visitors' were BRILLIANT!! (nod)
I have downloaded and will start playing asap.;-D


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