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Abigayl's Interactive Tutorials (Part 1)

by Joe (Updated on 2012-07-21)


Tutorial 1 - The Basics

 

CHANGES TO CURRENT STENCYL VERSION:

  • Game Center is now Dashboard
  • No longer need to make Actor Behaviors; can use "Events" tab instead
  • Now need to use "Add an Event" at the top left to make the headings
  • If using events, do not need to "Attach to Actor" (still needed with Behaviors though)
  • Collisions Groups are now in the Settings button at the top of the page
  • Collisions between Actors are now handled by collision events (use "Member of Group" and change the group to "Actors")

 

Liked this one? See them all!

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Attributes, Saving/Loading, Kongregate API

Part 3: Advanced Controls, Spawning

Part 4: Mouse-based Shooting, Collisions and HP

Part 5: Music, Screen Boundaries, Backgrounds, Power-ups and More

Part 6: Virtually Lagless Actors

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152 Comments

Abigayl
Thanks Poderos :)
0 12 years, 6 months ago
poderos
very good tutorial
0 12 years, 6 months ago
Abigayl
@mwilks: It is Paint.NET, not the normal paint that comes with your computer. I briefly explain how to use it in tutorial 5.
0 12 years, 6 months ago
mwilks
Love this. very helpful. Question tho, what version of paint are you using? Looks like it has alot more features than mine and second you should mention how to make tilesets. Thanks in advavnce
0 12 years, 6 months ago
Abigayl
Glad to help Capa. I'm working on the fifth (and final for this series) right now.
0 12 years, 6 months ago
Capadac
Nice, very nice there aren't a lot of good tutorials out there but yours are the most helpful I've found! :-)

0 12 years, 6 months ago
Abigayl
Glad to help Ferin :)
0 12 years, 6 months ago
Ferin
really helpful for beginners, thx Abigayl
0 12 years, 6 months ago
Abigayl
Captin, that is strange. If you can send me a screenshot of your coding, I can see if I can figure out the problem.
0 12 years, 6 months ago
Captinskele
Thank you for the tutorial! I only have one glitch - after following Tutoroial 1. My enemy does not spawn in huge numbers, only ONE enemy flies out of somewhere on the screen and nothing else happens. I can do everything else, like move my player, but apparantly there is only one enemy?
0 12 years, 7 months ago

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