Hey Everyone. We’ve heard a lot of buzz and questions about if the Indie Giving package and event will take place next year. The answer is YES. However, we don’t have all of the details worked out yet. We’ll be updating indiegiving.com in the near future and we’ll also update this blog when we have some more info. But rest assured, it will happen, and it will be awesome!
Here’s what we DO know so far:
- it will include an FGS ticket
- it will include all meals during the event day
- it will include at least 2 nights in a hotel
There’s much more, of course, but that’s what we have worked out so far. So stay tuned! And also, let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.
The encryption service is back online! Our apologies for the downtime.
If you previously attempted to save a new SWF file and saw a blank white screen or a message about Encryption Failure, you were affected by this problem. To fix it, just go back to the Edit Game screen, re-choose the Kindi encryption option (because it will have turned itself off), and press Save.
There are technical problems with the on-site Kindi encryptor. If you have uploaded a SWF in the past 1.5 days it has not been encrypted. We will be sending a note to all affected developers to make sure they know, but I wanted to give everyone a heads-up.
I’ll update this post when the issue is addressed.
Flash Player 11 is starting to become available in major browsers, so we’ve enabled it for use on FGL. If you uploaded a Flash 11 game earlier, you will need to re-upload it so that its version is detected correctly.
We’ve also added a checkbox that lets you indicate that your game needs “wmode” set to “direct”. This is needed by some browsers if your game uses the StageVideo or Stage3D APIs. Please make sure to check the checkbox if you need it.
Remember: Your Code Should Detect wmode Problems!
On a more philosophical note, we’re a little worried about the new “wmode” requirement. Some Flash portals don’t have a way to set this yet, and many smaller Flash portal owners are not tech-savvy enough to easily modify their site on their own. This is likely a problem that will work itself out in time, as portal owners realize they need to add this. But right now, most portal owners don’t even know about this requirement at all!
For the first generation of Stage3D games, we highly recommend that you detect when wmode is set incorrectly and display a helpful message explaining what needs to be done. Thibault Imbert on ByteArray.org has a good explanation of how to do this. He also shows how to detect when the game is running with the software renderer, meaning that performance is likely to be extremely poor: in those cases you may want to warn players so they don’t think the game is bugged!
(Edit: thanks to Chribbe in the comments for the link!)