polygons and vehicles and stuff
By someone on Jan. 30th, 2012 8:40PM
I should have written a few news posts since the last one, but I didn't. Since then a few things have been added to the game.
Polygon shapes have been available for a while now. There has been a lot of confusion with there usage so I will try to clarify things in a nice list:
- There is a big difference in functionality when changing the polygon tool from interactive and non-interactive. If you're telling me the polygon tool is broken, you probably didn't uncheck interactive when attempting to draw.
- Interactive polygons are limited in their shape. Shapes can only be convex polygons. This means no inner angle of any vertex can be over 180 degrees, and no edges can overlap each other. Shapes must also be drawn in a clockwise manner and have 10 vertices max. This is done in order to not break the physics of the game.
- Non-interactive shapes have nothing to do with physics, so they have no limitations other than the number of vertices (50). Click while holding shift to end the non-interactive shape early without filling it. You can use this to draw lines.
- Use ctrl+click to remove the last vertex you placed with the polygon tool.
- You cannot change the interactive value once a polygon shape is placed. This was an easier solution than checking if your random art piece obeyed the physics rules, which it probably did not. (also, slight laziness)
- Polygons can't be scaled. There were too many things to consider in order for me to allow it. However, there's no size restriction on them... they just have to fit on stage.
That's the end of the list.
There's now a much improved color selector in the editor. When you choose a certain color, a brightness and saturation spectrum is displayed. Left to right is saturation, and up and down determine brightness. The brightest, most saturated version of that hue will be always be at the top right. You can save and delete custom colors with the plus and minus buttons. Additionally, when dragging colors on the spectrum, you can drag off of the color selector and grab colors from anything in the background.
And finally, there is the new vehicle feature. When selecting a group containing that contains at least one interactive shape, you now have the option of converting that group into a controllable vehicle. Any character you eject can control this vehicle once they've grabbed onto it. I think I will start a new list:
- When first creating a vehicle, you'll notice all of the interactive shapes inside will glow blue. These shapes will act as the handles for the vehicle. If you'd only like for one particular shape (such as a steering wheel) to act as the handle, double click into the group and disable the handle property for the other shapes.
- Leaning is set to zero by default, so be sure to raise this if you'd like the user to be able to lean left and right on the vehicle.
- Pressing up and down while operating the vehicle will operate attached joints. So for example, a wheel is placed on stage (not inside the vehicle), and then attached to the vehicle with a joint. The wheel's top speed and direction are determined by the joint's properties, not the vehicle's.
- Joints attached to a vehicle can be set so they are not controlled by the vehicle.
- Jets and arrowguns that are jointed to the vehicle can be controlled. Set spacebar, shift, and ctrl abilities in the vehicle properties.
- If you'd like to limit the rotation of a jet attached to the vehicle, it's best to set the joint limits to 0 and 0. This will allow the jet to rotate, but it will stay in the correct angle relative to the vehicle.
- You can actually attach vehicles to each other with joints, and they will be controlled by each other. I haven't done anything too crazy with this, but I imagine you can do some very cool stuff. I might also make it so any joint connected to a vehicle indirectly (a joint connected to a shape that is joined to a vehicle elsewhere) could be controlled by the vehicle. With this you could make a whole chain of joints flex or retract upon keypresses. That would have to be cool... I think.
OK! I think that's the end of it. This may be my longest post. Vehicles have been cool, but I definitely think I have to add some better sounds in there. Perhaps adding a sound property to running joints, and possibly selectable impact sounds for shapes. In any case, I'm seeing a lot of very cool stuff being made with the new tools. On Saturday, the top 50 for the day were all pretty great. I don't know if I've ever seen that before. Thanks so much to everyone participating. A higher quality community will definitely inspire others and lead to even better submissions.
I'll probably make another post soon with a bunch of other crap I forgot.
By UBERHEXANOVA66 on Feb. 4th, 2012 12:31PM
By D J A Y on Feb. 4th, 2012 12:37PM
jim!!!!!!!!fucking lower the volume!!!!!!!!!!...i was watching videos on youtube waiting for the game to load and that stupid shit music came up again!!!!!!!!!
By XxPyr0xX Exodus on Feb. 4th, 2012 12:43PM
Jim when are you going to add the change layout option for the controls I can't press up and left at the same time on my comp :(
By D J A Y on Feb. 4th, 2012 1:00PM
...and it was load as a motherfncker...turn that shit down!!!!!!!!!!also noobs get out while you can B4 i go black on your ass!
By MYMOM234 on Feb. 4th, 2012 1:33PM
I will go black all over you, fool!
By D J A Y on Feb. 4th, 2012 1:42PM
what if fred was black!
dueces my homes slice slizzle
By HappyFaller23 on Feb. 4th, 2012 1:46PM
I am stunnin ,eating huny bunny i am stunin u feeling kinda funy......That is all i wanna join the darkside...
By D J A Y on Feb. 4th, 2012 2:11PM
...since when do we need to rap to join the darkside!?
anyway i am okay with it but you need approval from achiever and mymom.
By dr sack on Feb. 4th, 2012 2:17PM
Hey jim its jarryd from twitter
By MYMOM234 on Feb. 4th, 2012 2:20PM
I have never even heard of this, "happy faller 23" person. Give me some credentials (or any form of non-noob and notability), and maybe we'll talk.
By D J A Y on Feb. 4th, 2012 2:21PM
...since when do we need to rap to join the darkside!?
anyway i am okay with it but you need approval from achiever and mymom.
By ACHIEVERjunior on Feb. 4th, 2012 2:47PM
I am awaiting your ID,credit card number and your drivers licence,only then can we talk
By The Painkiller on Feb. 4th, 2012 2:49PM
Ya know what'd be kind of cool? Importing songs into a level.
Imagine playing Happy Green Hills while "Raining Blood" was playing, or playing that Mouth of Satan levle while "Tiptoe THrough The Meadows" was playing?
I mean, whenever other people play the level, they'll hear the song too!
But that seems and would be totally fuckin' complicated to me technically and to Jim and Jason legal-wise.
Go listen to Pantera,
By D J A Y on Feb. 4th, 2012 2:59PM
I mentioned that already pain killer
oh @happyfaller23 maybe ill need your email adress and password,but this is only as a last cause.
By edwardlacey on Feb. 4th, 2012 3:33PM
i cant make my vehicle move it wont let me put joints on how do i do that
By The Painkiller on Feb. 4th, 2012 3:45PM
Sorry, D J A Y! I hate that this sounds stupid, but I really never take time to read previous comments.
Y'know, these threads have a shitload of comments quick! So it seems intimidating to me to read through EVERY-FUCKING-ONE of these comments, just like the amount of creation on WWE'12.
(<.>) <--- Retarded Dog
(I wish you could draw your signature, like for me: The Painkiller! I think it would look pretty cool!)
By ACHIEVERjunior on Feb. 4th, 2012 4:02PM
This is my signature
( .Y. )
By shaodw1129 on Feb. 4th, 2012 4:21PM
how do u get jet to not spin
By Doof 95 on Feb. 4th, 2012 4:36PM
it was very confusing but i found it out.
By jappie10 on Feb. 4th, 2012 4:58PM
i think it is good that the import tool is removed because now there is no more crap what you already played with another name
By cal8881 on Feb. 4th, 2012 5:18PM
Jim can you make more characters? from cal8881
By JESMAN104 on Feb. 4th, 2012 5:56PM
lol jim some people just like to steal some don't eigh eigh eigh this world is gonna end! wait i should make a lvl about it ... well lol i will try anyways becsuse (i am a noob!) o well dont try to over concentrate jim.
By happywheelsmaster65 on Feb. 4th, 2012 6:11PM
@cal8881 uhh duhh what do ya think hes doin dumbass wait hes makeing it it says so on happy wheels wiki it might come out this month or march so now you know
By MYMOM234 on Feb. 4th, 2012 6:37PM
Devious people would import songs with half of the entire song being, "F*** F*** F***!!!!!"
Although it would be great if used by the right people.
DJAY, i dont approve of dark side membership to any old random user. How do we know hes not gonna say, "jim we needs mor caracter plees"
cal8881 is the perfect example of a noob that i have been describing:
1 He thinks he is talking to Jim
2 He thinks he has a "new" idea
3 He is begging
4 He has absolutely no idea how characters are made, and he thinks Jim can just shit some out.
5 This is first and only comment ever on the site
6 he will never check to see who replied to him
7 He cant use the enter butoon to space his "from cal" from everything else.
FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
By HappyFaller23 on Feb. 4th, 2012 7:10PM
Chuck Norris....i said therefore i am not a "noob" ,as you ppl call it. Now i will go and drink a can of ginger ale.... goodbye...
By moomoy on Feb. 4th, 2012 7:15PM
I know I've said this before but..can you add a 'level originally made by *name*' thing, so you could import levels again? That would really help!
By HappyFaller23 on Feb. 4th, 2012 7:17PM
....if you said it before and jim didnt respond whyd you think he would now.....
By The Painkiller on Feb. 4th, 2012 7:41PM
You're right. But it would be funny if the song just RAGED for you, ya know?
*Dies on the same spikes for the 10th time*
Then again, like you said, it depends on who and how they use it!
By MYMOM234 on Feb. 4th, 2012 7:50PM
@moomoy... Did you just completely disregard what i just said 5 posts ago?
By gigitty man on Feb. 4th, 2012 8:04PM
DUDE listen to me you have to play this...auther:rtl1213..............level name:DRIVABLE CAR !.....<-- all caps PLEASE PLAY IT IS AWSOME
By theshywillraindeath on Feb. 4th, 2012 11:38PM
HEY! I got on the Dark Side and I didn't have to give my i.d.,credit card number and drivers licence! I think it's a scam HappyFaller23! DON'T BE FOOLED!!! Oh, and did we forget about him>>> B) ?
By Bert on Feb. 5th, 2012 12:01AM
That's another fucking stolen level, the car is stolen, and no credit AT ALL is given to the original owner.
The idiot also made it extremely difficult to get in as the Segway is behind the driver seat too much so you fall to the back a lot.
Don't post stolen levels that don't give credit, I reckon the level should be deleted for plagiarism.
By 700eror on Feb. 5th, 2012 01:30AM
do you guys like minecraft:D?
By Bert on Feb. 5th, 2012 01:44AM
Of course I love Minecraft! I've been playing it for nearly a year, my total playing time is around 40 - 50 days haha.
I have been building my epic city for months and it's so big you can't explain how big it is.
By 700eror on Feb. 5th, 2012 02:07AM
i also love minecraft!i put a seed in the seed bar so i came on a little island with two trees and no animals. Now it's a paradise. I've got a big house,animals,a farm,and lots of trees!If you want the seed,then it is Nightfall remember the big n!And on the other world i'm a viking like the norweigians used to be!i go rob the houses take they're house,explode them and i live in the nicest one. It's really nice living there .
By Luigi Is pro on Feb. 5th, 2012 02:12AM
@Bert, the way you try achieve justice through people in this main post news thread is amazing. You serve justice as if you're a detective. (wary)
By Bert on Feb. 5th, 2012 02:16AM
@Luigi Is pro
Thanks, I do aim to try and stop people posting stuff like that, and I also like to talk nicely to fellow Happy Wheelers who aren't acting like tools. xD
By 700eror on Feb. 5th, 2012 02:17AM
i've got a birthday in 15 days!
By jalengray202 on Feb. 5th, 2012 02:51AM
Jim I totally agree w/ the importabilaty move, but i dont agree w/ the 1 public level per day rule. I mean it is possible to create 2 quality levels in ove day. Take my levels for example I got about 4,500 plays on my Family Guy Quiz level and two hours later I save my second level for the day i mean come on I mean some people have abused the power but not all of us, I just saying. That's my only concern I think your doing a great job running the site, and have made millons of people aroung the world happy. I mean now a days nothing's good on T.V. and here you come for me for a fun after school activity.(By the way I'm in 5th grade.) Thanks Jim keep doing what you're doing
By D J A Y on Feb. 5th, 2012 03:25AM
...@bert how come the only thing i can do in minecraft(free demo kinda version)is build stuff and remove stuff?
@tSWRD ofcourse were not serious about that shit...and how did you make that smiley
@painkiller i listen to everything except rock,gospel,death metal.thats all i can think of so i dont think people would like mymusic incorporated levels since it looks like half of tjf listens to death metal and that type of stuff
By Bert on Feb. 5th, 2012 04:10AM
@D J A Y
There isn't really a 'demo version', is yours a pirated copy? You might have a world in Creative mode, make sure you're in Survival mode.
Oh and just so you know I have bought the game, I bought it sometime in July last year.
Quiz levels take 5 minutes to make, and aren't detailed or have any quality at all.
By D J A Y on Feb. 5th, 2012 04:26AM
@bert no you can play it online for free.its and old version or something.hey wait a minute!shinobido way of the ninja is kinda just like mine craft!i mean when you make maps.
By ACHIEVERjunior on Feb. 5th, 2012 05:27AM
Played minecraft,never again,its like a nightmare,your walking down a cave,its dark,you run out of torches,you hear shit,you try to run,you die,I mean that shit is horrific! I play terraria,at least then you can see what's coming at you before it owns the ass off of you
By D J A Y on Feb. 5th, 2012 06:13AM
some motherf deleted my levels all of em!!!!!!
why!why!...even though they sucked!
By id da saint of saint on Feb. 5th, 2012 06:59AM
JIM I THINK YOU SHOULD MAKE A GAME CALLED....... HAPPY FEET ....
WHERE ALL THE CHARECTERS SOMEHOWE GET TO WALK AND IT SHOULD BE THE SAME AS HAPPY WHEELS JUST YOU CAN WALK :)
By ACHIEVERjunior on Feb. 5th, 2012 07:26AM
User Rating: 18.1286 (Currently only based off levels made by the user)
Level created by D J A Y: None
By D J A Y on Feb. 5th, 2012 08:05AM
...its all gone!!!!!!!!
By MitchelNL on Feb. 5th, 2012 10:33AM