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TerranRich

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Just like the title says.

CLICK HERE to view the AGS Wiki BFAQ, and add your question, and its answer. The great thing about a Wiki is the power of peer review and editing, as well as reverting back to older versions if something's funny.


If you come across a thread that you feel belongs in the Beginners' FAQ, then please reply to this thread with a link to that thread (which you can copy to the clipboard right from your address/URL bar in IE/FireFox/Opera/whatever).

I'm finding that I don't have a lot of time anymore to go through all the threads and reply to the simpler questions with references to the BFAQ, before a million other users have replied with answers that could easily be found in the BFAQ. I sometimes miss entire pages of threads.

So if you find any thread that you feel is a common enough question to warrant being added to the BFAQ, then please, by all means, reply here and post the URL to it.

Thank you! :)
« Last Edit: 20 Jan 2009, 20:35 by TerranRich »
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I don't think this is covered in the BFAQ:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=20212.msg247842#msg247842


Edit by TerranRich:
UPDATED on April 14th, 2005 - Thanks strazer!
« Last Edit: 14 Apr 2005, 13:37 by TerranRich »

TerranRich

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NOTE to SELF: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=20673.msg252232#msg252232

Add to BFAQ.

Thank you,
- Self


Edit by TerranRich:
UPDATED on July 28th, 2005 - Thanks TerranRich! ;)
« Last Edit: 28 Jul 2005, 19:04 by TerranRich »
Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

1.) http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=20808.msg260788#msg260788
Edit by TerranRich: ADDED July 28th, 2005

2.) And wasn't this (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=21331.msg260781#msg260781) in the BFAQ already? I can't find it...
UPDATED July 28th, 2005

3.) http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=12461.msg148858#msg148858
ADDED July 28th, 2005 - Thanks strazer!
« Last Edit: 28 Jul 2005, 19:13 by TerranRich »

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Also, Terran fix the page, it's now 4-5 screens horizontally!

Edit by TerranRich:
FIXED now that it's back to my Xylot.com web space. ;)
« Last Edit: 28 Jul 2005, 19:05 by TerranRich »

TerranRich

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Note to self: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=21494.0 and http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=21482.msg262550#msg262550

Add to BFAQ.

Sorry about the lack of updates. Been real busy lately. :)


Edit by TerranRich:
It's okay, Terran, we all go through that. :)
ADDED July 28th, 2005 - Thanks TerranRich! ;)
« Last Edit: 28 Jul 2005, 21:21 by TerranRich »
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auhsor

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http://bfaq.xylot.com/#nonags03
You need to update this to account for the change in address for #ags.


Edit by TerranRich:

DONE, July 28th, 2005 - Thanks auhsor!
« Last Edit: 29 Jul 2005, 22:22 by TerranRich »

TerranRich

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Note to self:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=20186.0

OK, it's about time I updated the BFAQ. :P


Edit by TerranRich:

Yes it is about time you updated it! SLACKER!
ADDED on July 28th, 2005
« Last Edit: 28 Jul 2005, 22:05 by TerranRich »
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Scummbuddy

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The Problem "digital sound driver not found" should be ammended with the fix that I have to do, which is, as hotspot says: This happens to me sometimes. If you have a program open that is already using the digital sound thingy-ma-gig it will happen.
(Closing Windows Media Player)


Edit by TerranRich:

UPDATED on July 28th, 2005 - Thanks Scummbuddy (and Hotspot as well)!
« Last Edit: 28 Jul 2005, 22:09 by TerranRich »
- Oh great, I'm stuck in colonial times, tentacles are taking over the world, and now the toilets backing up.
- No, I mean it's really STUCK. Like adventure-game stuck.
-Hoagie from DOTT

I don't know if this is in the BFAQ or not, buuuuut...

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=21817.0


Edit by TerranRich:

It is now!
ADDED on July 28th, 2005 HERE. - Thanks Nethros!
« Last Edit: 29 Jul 2005, 00:04 by TerranRich »

TerranRich

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Thanks guys, I'll add them all when I get a chance. There are also quite a few [SOLVED] threads right now that should be added to the BFAQ. I've been extremely busy lately with another web site (www.xylot-themes.com), but now that that's done and out of the way, I can return to moderatin' and BFAQin'. ;)
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monkey0506

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Not the most common question but I think it would be nice to have on reference.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=22078.msg270071#msg270071

Ishmael

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I reckon this isn't there yet, or atleast I couldn't find it: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=22190.0
I used to make games but then I took an IRC in the knee.

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Ashen

Not sure if this belongs in the BFAQ, but it might be nice to have more of a warning, than just that there're no sprites included:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=22825.0
I know what you're thinking ... Don't think that.

auhsor

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http://bfaq.xylot.com/#nonags04
You need to fix the link for the "The Big List of Paint Programs!". It points to the old agsforums.com when it needt to go to adventuregamestudio.co.uk. At least I can find  Chris Jones for only $9.95!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=15754
(among others)

Running agsedit.exe directly from the zip file before unzipping everything first seems to be a common beginner's mistake.

Candle

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« Reply #17 on: 17 Nov 2005, 03:23 »
I turned it into an ebook, which you can download here:
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Thanks and enjoy!

BTW Please download atleast once every28 days so link stays good.
« Last Edit: 17 Nov 2005, 05:37 by Candle »

TerranRich

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I'm assuming that with the new addition of the AGS Wiki that any new questions that come up can be added by anybody, right? ;D The weight of the BFAQ is off my shoulders! Yippee!!! :D
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SSH

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Why not link the wiki in the top post?

TerranRich

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Okay, I shall. But how should I word the first post? Tell people to add a question they feel is needed in the BFAQ themselves? Is that safe? :P
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It's sorta safe, since we can revert changes in the WIKI.

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The page for Graphics, Characters, Text is missing. And there's no history page for it either....sooo....?

SSH

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The page for Graphics, Characters, Text is missing. And there's no history page for it either....sooo....?

Fixed...

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Thanks... :=

Fee

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Re: Graphical variables into a dialog script
« Reply #25 on: 26 Mar 2007, 03:55 »
I know this isnt my topic, and its off topic.  However, i notice alot of "read the manual,  read the FAQ" answers around here with littel help. As far as i was concerned i read all there was to read and refered to the manual as much as i could.

Turns out, the manual you are talking about is the Wiki am i correct?

I understand you guys dont like waisting you time answering questions that can be easily solved by reading the BFAQ, but if you want people to read it, you should link to it from the site. As far as i can tell theres no direct link to it and definetly not an obvious one. The FAQ on the site is the kind of thing visitors read. The manual in ACSs help function is not user friendly. Ive goten over several problems from using the wiki that I couldnt find help for in the forum or on the site.

Just a suggestion. Sorry if its outa place :P

Fee

Sorry if I missed the memo (I haven't been around here for a while), but what the heck happened to the BFAQ page? It's gone! All I get is a stupid "404 error" page. This was a necessary resource to me. Please help!

Thanks.

Gilbert

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I think the WIKI is not restored yet after the maintence, just wait a bit.

Oh, so this is a semi-recent thing? Ok, thanks.

clq

Anyone have a status-report on when it might be back up?

I discovered AGS four days ago, so this is bad timing for me, especially since most the useful-looking call for help topics in this forum are simply answered with links to the BFAQ.

Thanks :)

EDIT: Ignore my question. It is back up :D
« Last Edit: 23 Mar 2008, 17:33 by clq »

Error report: The link to the BFAQ in the first post of the thread points to an empty wiki page,
The link should point to http://www.americangirlscouts.org/agswiki/Category:AGS_Beginners%27_FAQ
instead of http://www.americangirlscouts.org/agswiki/Index.php/Category:AGS_Beginners%27_FAQ
« Last Edit: 07 Jan 2009, 08:45 by Fritzi »

TerranRich

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Fixed. I should check on my own posts from time to time. I haven't been a mod in this forum in years.
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