1: Getting Started
2: Building Logic
5: Game Mechanics
6: Advanced Topics
7: Testing & Tuning
8: The Last 10%
M1: Mobile - Intro
M2: Mobile - Basics
M3: Mobile - Services
M4: Mobile - Publishing
B: How-To Guides
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Recovering Broken Games
What is a broken game?
We define a broken game as one that fails to open, with or without an error message. Broken games are a fairly rare occurrence, but occasionally happen due to certain contributing factors.
Backing up regularly is the best strategy
Nightly, ZIP up your game and drop it into a backup service like Dropbox. Don't leave your game to fate. Bad things happen unexpectedly. Just do it. ;)
What to do when your game breaks
1) Don't Panic
2) Don't try to save a game that's been claimed to be broken. Close the app down, ZIP the game up in its current state and tell us about it on the forums or over e-mail. We're here to help!
3) If you attempt to work off an older copy, file away the newer one, just in case.
What can make a game break?
What actually breaks about the game?
In most cases, the main resource listing gets partially written out or corrupted. This prevents the game from recognizing those resources.
In future versions of Stencyl, we will abolish the use of listings to eliminate this dependency and potential weak link.
Last Updated: 2012-04-02 by Jon
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