By someone on Feb. 21st, 2011 04:53AM
I am still aware of my site sucking. During peak hours of the day, it struggles. I know what the problems are and I've been trying to work with multiple database people to fix them for the past month. Some changes have been made, but apparently it's not been enough. If I had tons of experience with mysql, I'd attempt to fix things myself. However, I am currently just a flash guy (and also just one person). I'd like to get this fixed even sooner than those of you threatening my life, as my site's performance is directly tied to my ad revenue.
In any case, I have been working on the game. There was an update on Friday. I'd have mentioned it then... but Friday tends to be the busiest day, and I didn't want my site mushed. You can now add people into the level editor. They are more complicated than regular objects, so 20 people mashed in a pile will bog the game down. Try to use them kind of sparingly, maybe. I'm surprised nobody has made a roller coaster full of passengers yet.
This is a zip file
containing a flash file for the non-player characters. There's a readme in there with some basic instructions for creating your own. It would be great if some of you could make some characters I could put in the game... but I'm not getting my hopes up after the results of me asking for voice sound effects. Prove me wrong and email me some good stuff (totaljerkface at gmail). I will most likely be adding myself as a destructible character soon, so if you're upset with site performance you'll be able to maul me in a creative method of your choosing.
I've also doubled the shape limit (300 to 600). It didn't screw things up as badly as I thought it would. You can now see how many shapes you have left as you're building a level.
By Bert on Feb. 21st, 2011 12:53AM
Thanks for putting in effort to this site and game, must be hard work.
By Captainsupacat on Feb. 21st, 2011 12:54AM
working on the roller coaster right now buddy
By MetallicDoom15 on Feb. 21st, 2011 01:07AM
We aprecciate the dedication you put for this game and for the site. Hope things get better soon. =D
By Captainsupacat on Feb. 21st, 2011 01:36AM
working on the roller coaster right now buddy
By LifeBetweenNaps on Feb. 21st, 2011 01:39AM
If it helps any, as of now, I now vow to willingly protect you with my life.
By Silencer on Feb. 21st, 2011 01:46AM
is there going to be a new playable character soon?
By joneown on Feb. 21st, 2011 01:53AM
Heeyyyy i think urr doing good with the site and game... so keep up the good work! lol
By Captainsupacat on Feb. 21st, 2011 01:58AM
Marty Mcfly character coming right up!
By epicwin44 on Feb. 21st, 2011 02:00AM
[b][/b]You are doing really well, hang in there!
By andurange on Feb. 21st, 2011 02:41AM
[b]lets hope someone makes a roller coaster full of people! :P [/b]
By KeanuG on Feb. 21st, 2011 02:48AM
12th and hi I have levels too
By woopingcrane on Feb. 21st, 2011 03:38AM
I am not much of a level maker but doubling the shape limit will make many people happy :D. Also, I has idea for a level with npcs someone should make. DISNEY LAND.
By jackb123321 on Feb. 21st, 2011 04:14AM
heey love this game would be awsome with more vcharacters keep workin on it
By hq397 on Feb. 21st, 2011 04:33AM
It would be good i you could rotate the characters spine
Good work Jim!!!
By Th4Pwnz0r on Feb. 21st, 2011 04:40AM
Is it possible for you to kindly save in a macromedia flash 8 profesional file? Sorry, I dont like Adobe flash. >.<
By vakirus on Feb. 21st, 2011 04:44AM
I've made a rollercoaster full of characters, it's called Disneyland Extreme 2.
By Ejvind on Feb. 21st, 2011 05:26AM
Really good. Though I warn you now, I expect a full count of the amount of goreable cockpeople with white blood that I'm sure you will be emailed.
By MrAlfiee97 on Feb. 21st, 2011 05:30AM
you've done a wonderful job on this game and website! keep it up and dont worry about the people threatening you, because if they were that good they would make there own site, like totaldickhead and make us all join that.
By Dazzamc on Feb. 21st, 2011 05:58AM
dude,loving the new npcs.
every update you make,the game just gets better and better.
By dazdude on Feb. 21st, 2011 07:54AM
Dude,nice one i am having trubble 2
i have a good person for happy wheels a ladie with a bugie if u have msn heres my thing
By joppiesaus on Feb. 21st, 2011 07:58AM
im coing to make a rollercoaster
By giovi on Feb. 21st, 2011 08:26AM
thanks for all of your hard work.you are the best man in the world!
By AlCapone326 on Feb. 21st, 2011 08:34AM
I read the readme over and over but i dont know what to do.I need the npcs for my new level and i dont know how to make em please help!!!!!
By yomoma on Feb. 21st, 2011 08:48AM
what about disneyWORLD, HUH?!?! haha, i love ranting
By Mystic on Feb. 21st, 2011 09:11AM
Is that enough to prove you wrong? I'm Stalkerguy on newgrounds BTW
By Altair1 on Feb. 21st, 2011 09:13AM
It's got to be hard to keep this site working with the amount of people hitting it. I couldn't even get on yesterday. I really like the characters that you put into the game on Friday. Keep up the great work, Jim!
By maffro on Feb. 21st, 2011 09:52AM
I'm impressed, the majority of comments here actually appreciate just how much work has gone into happy wheels so far =7p.
Great update, everyone seems to be making all kinds of ambitious stuff with it.
By Jim Bonacci on Feb. 21st, 2011 11:02AM
mystic, you'd have to put the character into the format of the fla file. it's a bit out of proportion, and you haven't drawn any of the gore that would be necessary.
if you want to match my style and proportions, i'd just recommend editing one of the characters in the file.
Th4pwnzer... I will see if I can save it as a macromedia flash 8 profesional file, but I recall cs3 was the lowest it would let me save it as.
By kiowa40 on Feb. 21st, 2011 11:20AM
this is awsome, but i think the people should move/ walk. but if this is to much work, dont worry about it. but doing it will open up a lot of possibilities to make some bad ass levels. nuff said.
By tommyx03 on Feb. 21st, 2011 11:50AM
yo jim i was wondering if u could make a turturial on how to make them and put the link in the next update
btw ur awesome
By haniamche on Feb. 21st, 2011 11:58AM
noooooo your website doesn't suck its great its my favourite website now say haniamche if you agree!
By l3wis98 on Feb. 21st, 2011 3:12PM
I just wana say 2 u jim that this is the best website ever and that the sites performance has been better for the past couple of weeks now. :D
By ivanskaterxD5 on Feb. 21st, 2011 10:01PM
ADD ACCESSORIES TO THE NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTERS IT WOULD BE AWESOME!!! THE FAT WOMAN WITH SOME BADASS GLASSES.. WOW!! I WOULD MARRY HER (actuallu not lol).
By yote on Feb. 21st, 2011 10:16PM
u know, i really enjoy this game, but the website is constantly down. There are multiple bugs in the game aswell that have been going on for weeks. I know it is hard but cmon
By mcmonkey4 on Feb. 22nd, 2011 12:23AM
I can't open the file because I have flash pro 8 like that other person, can you please save it in a flahs format? (yes you saved it as a .fla but flash pro 8 can't open it) So if the adobe thing can save em as some sort of flash pro 8 ish file that would be coolio, if it can't perhaps you could pirate flahs pro 8 mauah and then reupload? I dunno that sounds like work but it would help. Bai.
By DreamGirl_Amber on Feb. 22nd, 2011 01:09AM
[u][/u]Listen im happy you made this game and put alot of effort into it but.. needs more to have more.. what im getting at is like more population of this game so add bunjie jumps or crap okay?
By grimey678 on Feb. 22nd, 2011 01:37AM
[b]I reckon you should put a link to a tutorial of how to run it and make characters, BTW AWESOME SITE![/b]
By robindelo on Feb. 22nd, 2011 06:52AM
i like your website i don't have problems because i'm from holland. sometimes your website is offline.
much rspect for you.
By jaminjef on Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:36AM
Dear Jim Bonacci for my experience of happy wheels I would have always liked to see three charicters and they are a sick guy,a skateboard dude ,and a guy on a horse:)
By kiowa40 on Feb. 22nd, 2011 10:50AM
guy above me is right, but not the horse... thats kinda gay
By softduck1979 on Feb. 22nd, 2011 11:38AM
I just want to say : Can you stop asking about
new people, if you guys so f****** want it can you made it yourself and send it in !
By Chongomaster on Feb. 22nd, 2011 12:33PM
Thanks for all your work on this game Jim. I'm currently watching tutorials for Flash and hope to give this at least a try.
By TrueXERO on Feb. 22nd, 2011 4:08PM
Just wanted to thank you for the work you've been putting into Happy Wheels, I know it must be stressful as hell and just wanted to let you know that it is very appreciated.
Just an idea for a future update, possibility of lighting people on fire?
By tyler ebright on Feb. 22nd, 2011 4:33PM
thanks for making this website...must be alot of hard work and time too fix the website and make sure it dosent crash.
By 62554 on Feb. 22nd, 2011 4:43PM
thanks for the hard work
By RobotChicken28 on Feb. 22nd, 2011 4:48PM
Are you kidding? This site is awesome
By Quinnpon on Feb. 22nd, 2011 4:56PM
I started cracking up when i saw the "Headache puppy doesn't approve of the repetitive refreshing" cause that's exactly what i was doing lol THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS WEBSITE the only thing i think is a little weird is how the newest comments are at the bottom... -.-' And i'm with LifeBetweenNaps I will gun down any bastards tryna take your life
By exotic on Feb. 22nd, 2011 5:51PM
I like how u double'd the shape limit :)