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  1. This was one of the top 3 things that bug me about HTML5 xat.

     

    1. Chat sounds not playing when I am navigated away from the browsing tab (even if the sounds are on).

    2. Not all gamebans built yet, as well as any of the gameraces not working.

    3. Some group powers not working (such as lang power).

  2. I like the idea of a casino on xat, but there isn't going to be any gambling/betting is there? I've heard that goes against the Terms of Service. I think a simple "spin and win" may be acceptable though, though I'm not completely sure.

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  3. Goku and I have come up with 3 completely different users! For this reason, I have made 3 random drawings based on where we rank our different users.

     

    Conversation: https://prnt.sc/vrohbe

    Drawings: https://prnt.sc/vroh4d

     

    Based on the results of the drawings, the following users will be awarded prizes:

     

    1) @Parth 5000 xats - Claimed http://prntscr.com/vrotje

    2) @India 2000 xats - Claimed http://prntscr.com/vs1unf

    3) @Dazer 1000 xats - Claimed http://prntscr.com/vvgf21

     

    Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who participated in the contest! I am looking forward to using all of your backgrounds! As for the winners, come see me @ Game chat to claim your prize and reply back here once you have received it!

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  4. Adobe's statement regarding "end-of-life" for Flash: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

     

    Well, this is it. Flash will officially be discontinued starting in year 2021. It was nice to use while it lasted. How will the discontinuation of Flash affect you? Meaning, what will you miss, or you can no longer use when Flash is forced away?

     

    Me personally, the discontinuation of Flash will affect me by not being able to use Flash xat, and I would also miss playing the old Flash games, as I think they would forcibly die as well. I grew up playing the old Flash games, so I will miss the Flash version of xat + the old Flash games.

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  5. This post will list uploading instructions if there is ever a contest where participants will have to upload whatever is around them away from the computer such as taking a picture of something in their house like a game that uses their television, or submitting a picture of artwork they have drawn on paper.

     

    This tutorial begins by using your mobile device.

     

    Step 1:

    On your mobile device, go to imgur.com. The URL will take you to m.imgur.com (Android), or imgurinc.com (iPhone) but that's normal, as you are uploading from a mobile device.

     

     Figure 1

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    https://prnt.sc/vb3at4 When you access imgur.com on your mobile device, you should see near the top of the webpage a link to download the app.

     

     

    Step 2:

    Near the top of the webpage, you will see next to the Imgur logo a link to download the app. Click this, and download the app from the app store. If you already have the Imgur app, then you may skip these first 2 steps, and proceed to step 3.

     

    Figure 2

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    https://prnt.sc/vb3abt The link from the imgur webpage should take you to where you can download the app from your local app store. Download Imgur from the app store to proceed.

     

    Step 3:

    Once you are in the Imgur app, you will have to create an account. If you already have an account, sign in with your credentials.

     

    • Step 3B: If it asks you which tags you want to follow, check at least 3 tags, doesn't matter which, then press "Continue" at the bottom.

     

    Step 4:

    On the lower menu with the icons, click the Camera icon. (Television icon for iPhone users) It is located at the center of the menu between the magnifying glass and the bell.

     

    Figure 3

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    https://prnt.sc/vb3c93 The icon is found on the lower menu, center button. Camera icon for Android users, Television icon for iPhone users.

     

    Step 5:

    Allow Imgur to access the images in your gallery when prompted.

     

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    https://prnt.sc/vb3ckc You can choose to take a live photo by clicking "Camera" or allow Imgur to access your past photos by clicking "Allow photos access." The interface may look different for Android users.

     

    Step 6:

    In the images menu, you can choose to take a live photo, or if you have already taken one, select the picture you want to upload, and hit "Next" on the upper right.

     

    Step 7:

    Come up with a title for your upload. On the menu directly below the title, set it to "Hidden" and then press "Upload" on the upper right.

     

    Figure 5

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    https://prnt.sc/vb3hny This is what the page should look like when you are preparing your image for upload. Come up with a post title, and change the drop down box directly below it from "Public" to "Hidden"

     

    Step 8:

    After the image uploads, the "Next" button changes to "View." Click this button. Alternatively, if you get a push notification saying that the upload is complete, press the notification to view your recently uploaded post.

     

    The next part of this tutorial continues by using your computer.

     

    Step 9:

    On your computer, go to imgur.com and sign into your account.

     

    Step 10:

    On the top right, click your name. A menu will appear. Click "Posts." http://prntscr.com/vb3kjy

     

    Step 11:

    Find your post in the menu and click it to view your image. 

     

    Step 12:

    Hover over the picture. Near the top of the image, you will see a link to copy which is different than the one you are already on. Press "Copy link." http://prntscr.com/vb3lf6

     

    Step 13:

    Once the link is copied to your clipboard, open a new tab and paste the link and add .png or .jpg to the end of the link. It may not be possible to know for certain whether or not the image you uploaded is a png or jpg so try adding .png or .jpg to the end of the link to see which one works. (Example: https://i.imgur.com/NEeZPOL.png )

     

    Step 14:

    You will see that the entire webpage is nothing but your uploaded picture. Copy the link WITH .png or .jpg added from the web address bar. http://prntscr.com/vb3lzk

     

    Step 15:

    Paste the link on your reply to the contest thread and caption it that you are uploading your picture for entry. xat will automatically paste it as an image. You have the option to display as a link instead if you prefer.

     

    Visuals from the mobile portion of this tutorial came from @cry! Thank you for your help! I originally wrote this guide as a way to upload images to imgur and use them as a reply to a xat forum thread, but I never realized the interface was different for iPhone users. I personally have an Android device. 

     

    An alternative way to upload images within a forum post:

     

    Scroll down to the bottom of the typing box and click "choose files..." to upload an image directly to the post. The maximum total size is 1.95 MB, and unfortunately you cannot edit the placement of the photo other than the bottom of the post if you choose this method.

     

    (Examples: http://prntscr.com/w1h554 & http://prntscr.com/w1h5ak )

     

     

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  6. Went right to sleep after the contest. Here are the results from yesterday's event! Thank you to all who participated!

     

    CoooLingman (1535333508) - 7500 xats

    Sezenry (84065237) - 6000 xats
    Lemona (220341852) - 5000 xats

    CriminaL35 (60329639) - 2500 xats

    NenoMihajLovic (1482747648) - 2500 xats
    Jham (39521423) - 1000 xats
    xRavennn (544545627) - 1000 xats

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  7. 34 minutes ago, Mafia1 said:

    Halloween wallpapers have nothing to do with games in order to have good models.

    I saw your Halloween background. Unfortunately it won't be fitting for a general purpose. I mentioned above I am looking for a background to use each month for the chat, as I usually rotate backgrounds on a monthly basis.

  8. I was recently asked about what kind of backgrounds I prefer, whether it be xat game theme, or any other games (such as Mario, Fortnite, Among Us, etc.). I would LIKE the backgrounds to have xat-related game themes, but submitting backgrounds of other game themes, or any mix of games is acceptable as well.

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  9. I just found out that I have a huge report due on October 18, and I will have to push the event to next week. However, I am in a time conflict. I usually host during the afternoon in my timezone, but in Press Your Luck, I had plenty of users when I hosted in the night time.

     

    So given my timezone, and that it's likely later for just about everyone else, I will open up a poll as to when I should host the event. Keep in mind that when I say a day like "Saturday night" that also means it drags into mid-morning of the next day (12AM, 1AM, 2AM, etc.). When is a good time for me to host this event? The first part of the answer will be in my timezone, and in parentheses will be the likelihood of how much later it will be for other users' timezones.

     

    For context, my timezone is Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

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  10. The initial post has been edited a few times to include some new updates and features that were not previously hosted on test runs. Also, the instructions for how to uncover all codes have been edited to be made more clear.

  11. Hello! I am trying to re-create a game I used to play as a child called Outnumbered! It is a game of puzzle, mystery, and luck!

     

    Original game here: https://classicreload.com/super-solvers-outnumbered.html

     

    Objective:

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    Oh no! The Master of Mischief and his henchmen robots Buffo, Lectro, Pogo, Rollo, and Turbo, have taken over the local television station! Your objective is to find where the Master of Mischief and his robots are hiding and foil their plans! To uncover information about the whereabouts of their hideouts, you can explore the rooms within the station and try to catch his other robot assistant Telly.

     

    How to uncover room codes:

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    When it is your turn, you can choose which room to explore. Inside the room will be a gameban puzzle. Complete the gameban within the time limit to uncover information about the room code faster.

     

    There will be a total of 10 gamebans per player, 1 puzzle per room. If you pass, you uncover the entire room code! If you fail, you only uncover half of the code. You can explore the room again without having to complete another puzzle and the rest of the code will be uncovered for that room.

     

    How to uncover the secret code:

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    Throughout the game, after every few turns, Telly will spawn. Use command !catch to try to catch Telly before he runs away. After Telly runs away, the host will check to see who caught him, and whoever is on that list that used !catch, they will uncover 1 piece of the secret code! When Telly spawns, all players can use !catch to try to catch him.

     

    Update 4: If you appear on the !catchers list more than once, you will uncover multiple pieces of the secret code!

     

    Example: If you appear twice, you uncover 2 pieces. If you appear 3 times, you uncover 3 pieces, and so on.

     

    Update 5: If the FEXBot does not work, I will use https://www.random.org/dice/ to generate how many pieces of the secret code you uncover when catching Telly.

    • 1 and 4: 0 pieces uncovered
    • 2 and 5: 1 piece uncovered
    • 3 and 6: 2 pieces uncovered

     

    Deciding:

    This is the biggest part of the game, and you will either leave with some xats, or get eliminated from the game with nothing!

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    Before being able to decide where the Master of Mischief and his robots are, you need to uncover at least 4 pieces of the secret code and uncover at least 1 room code, or uncover all room codes for all rooms and at least 1 piece of the secret code. If you are confident you know where someone is, you can use command !decide when it is your turn and choose a room. But be careful! Picking a room where someone is not will eliminate you from the game!

    Note: If you uncover all room codes, but not enough pieces of the secret code, you will be asked if you want to decide, or pass your turn. For each time you pass your turn, you will uncover 1 piece of the secret code, but once all codes are uncovered, you will NEED to make a decision! During this point, you cannot catch Telly to uncover more of the secret code after you have uncovered all room codes.

     

    Update: If you uncover all room codes, but NONE of the secret code, your turn will be automatically passed, but you will uncover 1 piece of the secret code.

     

    Update 2: Whenever a room is chosen, that room is eliminated, and so is the player. When a player chooses a room, they are eliminated from the current game and must wait until the next game to play again, regardless if the room they chose was an antagonist's hideout.

     

    Sudden Death:

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    Every time a room is decided, it is eliminated as a possibility from every other player's decoder. When all of the wrong rooms are chosen, the remaining players will go into Sudden Death to see who will choose the remaining rooms first.

     

    The Sudden Death round will be a Hangman puzzle. Whoever guesses the most correct letters will be able to pick a remaining room first. Whoever scores second place in Sudden Death will have to choose between 1 of 2 rooms, and the remaining player is automatically defaulted to the final possible room. Prizes will be awarded based on who is in what room.

     

    If there is a tie in Sudden Death, the tiebreaker will be settled with rock-paper-scissors.

    Update 3: During Sudden Death, any omitted codes not yet uncovered cannot be uncovered. After Sudden Death, when it comes to deciding a room, I will private chat your progress, and you have to guess within your own progress which hideout room contains the most xats.

     

    How to correctly decide where an antagonist is:

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    To correctly decide where an antagonist is, you will need to compare the room codes you have uncovered with the secret code that you uncovered. There are match rules which determine where each character is.

     

    For example, let's say the secret code is 2 5 8 1 4 7. And a few other room codes are as follows:

     

    • Cartoon room: 0 3 6 9 2 5
    • Staff lounge: 4 7 1 5 2 8
    • Recording Booth C: 2 5 8 1 4 7

     

    Each individual character will have their own match rule to compare with the secret code.

     

    Examples of possible match rules:

    • The Master of Mischief's hideout room has the same numbers, but a different pattern as the secret code.
    • Pogo's hideout room has different numbers, but the same pattern as the secret code.
    • Turbo's hideout room has the same numbers, and the same pattern as the secret code.

     

    The Master of Mischief is hiding in the Staff lounge, Pogo is hiding in the Cartoon room, and Turbo is hiding in Recording Booth C.

     

    Comparisons between the original game and my re-created version:

    • I was able to make the game multiplayer-friendly
    • There are a total of 10 rooms instead of 5
    • There is more than 1 antagonist to find besides the Master of Mischief
    • The quick math problems that must be solved when catching Telly have been replaced by luck similar to !pgo catch
    • The word problems in the rooms have been replaced by gamebans
    • There is no 9PM to 12AM time limit; the game ends when all antagonists are found, or when all players are eliminated
    • Energy and score stats also do not apply nor is there an energy supply recharger
    • Livewire obstacle is excluded from this re-creation
    • You cannot see your decoder at any time; I only private chat your progress when it is your turn
    • Follow-up to the previous point: You cannot decide where an antagonist is at any time; you can only decide when it is your turn
    • Telly only zaps you when you take too long to respond and you lose a turn

     

    What is the prize and budget for this game?

     

    I plan to host a total of 3 games with a total budget of 25,500 xats. Prizes for finding the Master of Mischief and his robots are as follows:

     

    Master of Mischief: 5000 xats

    Robot 1: 2500 xats

    Robot 2: 1000 xats

     

    The robot names will change each game between Buffo, Lectro, Pogo, Rollo, and Turbo.

     

    When and where will this game be hosted? Will FEXBot be needed?

    The game will be hosted @ Game chat. I do not know exactly when I will be able to host this game, but it will be tentatively on October 25th @ 5AM GMT / 1AM EDT. I will reply to this thread again when the time gets closer to hosting, or I have to delay the event due to real life circumstances.

     

    As for needing the FEXBot, it will only be used for trying to catch Telly and using a command !catch similar to !pgo catch, and also using !decide when it is your turn when eligible. I could probably do without the FEXBot for when Telly spawns, but the running away time will be less exact, and in place of the !decide command, you can just say you want to choose a room.

     

    I still don't understand this game. Can I play a test run before the actual event?

    Unfortunately not. At best, you should play the original game linked above on classicreload.com if you have never heard of this game so you understand the concept and at least some of what the main event will be like.

     

    Recommended number of players: 7 to 10, although this can be hosted with as many players as possible. It will just take longer with the more participants, as there is a lot of note-taking on my part!

     

    Hope to see you there!

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