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AGS Support => Beginners' Technical Questions => Topic started by: TerranRich on 08 Apr 2005, 14:36

Title: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: TerranRich on 08 Apr 2005, 14:36
Just like the title says.

CLICK HERE (http://www.americangirlscouts.org/agswiki/Category:AGS_Beginners%27_FAQ) 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! :)
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: strazer on 14 Apr 2005, 09:35
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!
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: TerranRich on 08 May 2005, 01:01
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! ;)
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: strazer on 16 Jun 2005, 08:00
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!
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: Gilbert on 17 Jun 2005, 02:24
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. ;)
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: TerranRich on 25 Jun 2005, 05:47
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! ;)
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: auhsor on 27 Jun 2005, 10:36
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!
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: TerranRich on 30 Jun 2005, 17:58
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: Scummbuddy on 13 Jul 2005, 15:49
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)!
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: Nethros on 17 Jul 2005, 15:51
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 (http://bfaq.xylot.com/#audio07). - Thanks Nethros!
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: TerranRich on 27 Jul 2005, 06:12
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'. ;)
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: monkey0506 on 31 Jul 2005, 23:16
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: Ishmael on 09 Aug 2005, 21:29
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: Candle on 25 Sep 2005, 23:52
This maybe on sound.
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=22782.0
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: Ashen on 29 Sep 2005, 10:58
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: auhsor on 05 Oct 2005, 03:58
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 (http://www.agsforums.com/search.php?cachekey=1128480826&rc=true&pterms=&pmethod=&term=Chris+Jones)  Chris Jones for only $9.95!
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: strazer on 08 Oct 2005, 18:33
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.
Title: BFAQ as an EBook
Post by: Candle on 17 Nov 2005, 03:23
I turned it into an ebook, which you can download here:
http://www.filegone.com/uvue

Thanks and enjoy!

BTW Please download atleast once every28 days so link stays good.
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: TerranRich on 23 Jan 2006, 17:34
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: SSH on 23 Jan 2006, 17:55
Why not link the wiki in the top post?
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: TerranRich on 23 Jan 2006, 21:36
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!!! * *
Post by: Gilbert on 23 Jan 2006, 22:43
It's sorta safe, since we can revert changes in the WIKI.
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: monkey0506 on 12 Oct 2006, 18:49
The page for Graphics, Characters, Text (http://americangirlscouts.org/agswiki/Graphics%2C_Characters%2C_Text_%26_Rooms) is missing. And there's no history page for it either....sooo....?
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: SSH on 12 Oct 2006, 21:39
The page for Graphics, Characters, Text (http://americangirlscouts.org/agswiki/Graphics%2C_Characters%2C_Text_%26_Rooms) is missing. And there's no history page for it either....sooo....?

Fixed...
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: monkey0506 on 12 Oct 2006, 21:48
Thanks... :=
Title: Re: Graphical variables into a dialog script
Post by: Fee 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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: heirofmaul on 17 Mar 2008, 23:36
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.
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: Gilbert on 18 Mar 2008, 00:48
I think the WIKI is not restored yet after the maintence, just wait a bit.
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: heirofmaul on 18 Mar 2008, 01:42
Oh, so this is a semi-recent thing? Ok, thanks.
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: clq on 22 Mar 2008, 16:32
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: Fritzi on 07 Jan 2009, 08:34
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
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: TerranRich on 20 Jan 2009, 20:35
Fixed. I should check on my own posts from time to time. I haven't been a mod in this forum in years.
Title: Re: * * If you think it belongs in the BFAQ, ADD IT YOURSELF! (NEW!) * *
Post by: Gilbert on 25 Oct 2019, 02:02
As there has been no activity in this thread for more than 10 years now I think I'll unstick and lock it for now.
The BFAQ (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/Category:AGS_Beginners'_FAQ) still contains valuable resources for us, but as time moves on some of the entries may become irrelevant with recent versions of AGS, which may cause confusions to especially beginners (the original target of the BFAQ).

The FAQ (https://adventuregamestudio.github.io/ags-manual/FAQ.html) in the AGS Manual is being worked on at the moment and such basic questions may be added in the future.

@Terran: If you are still going to maintain the original BFAQ just drop me a PM and I will unlock this thread again.