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@tylerglaiel that works but I just discovered jumping into a slope with a stack causes chaos (Today)

@isoiphone you seem a bit floaty #kaboom (Today)

@Doomlaser Hmmm there might be stuff to pick up like in Lyle but would go beyond cubes :O (Today)

@GauthamCode No game yet, working on the core platforming physics stuff with pushblocks and moving platforms and all that stuff. (Today)

@raiganburns Yeah I can pull off that kinda work during crunch, game jams, or working on easy stuff I've done 100 times before. (Today)

This is working even better now but I'm sure I'm just missing some sort of crazy bug lurking in the shadows. t.co/NofUiWNkRA (Today)

@sgricci yeah like 90% of my work is on my own projects (Today)

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@ADAMATOMIC todo: set up the redbubble page for the "dont timebox the void" t-shirt (Today)

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@ADAMATOMIC yeah, grinding on a known quantity seems way easier to sink more time into than exploratory work in the uncharted void (Today)

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@_andrio it does? :O then why do I feel like such a FAILURE ;_; (Today)

Curious about time tracking because with my tracking I hit maybe 3 to 4 hours a day of actual output, which seems crazy low to me? Not sure. (Today)

@komiga interesting! when did you start tracking stuff and WHY? :O (Today)

@komiga wat :o (Today)

@larsiusprime Also lack of community really. May be a grass is always greener effect when I see other people's engines and stuff ;p (Today)


2013 - 3 - 11 / 2:27 pm / tools

Flashpunk NineSlice Class (Updated!)

Flashpunk NineSlice Class (Updated!)

Last week I posted a quick NineSlice class that I wrote to work in Flashpunk. It was a little clunky, so this past week I cleaned it up and integrated it with Flashpunk's graphic system. The new version now extends Image, so you get all the awesome Image effects like color tinting, rotation, scaling, and more. Check out the new version!


As a quick example, here's how I'm using it in my current project. Check out this screenshot of a menu:

Thanks to the handy dandy nine slice object, most of this menu is just drawn with a couple of simple source images. I scaled them up 4x so you could see them a little better.

Just using these images as sources means I don't have to make a new image every time I want to change the size of one of the widgets. I can also do some cool animations with tweening the width and heights of the panels over time.

Feel free to use the NineSlice.as class however you want. If you use it or improve it in anyway, let me know!


2013 - 3 - 11 2:46 PM

Taylor Anderson

Holy cow, I think this is the kind of functionality for the speech boxes I want to make...


2013 - 3 - 11 3:31 PM


No homo but I love you bro! I hope to become as good as you some day. Secrete all of your knowledge so that I may soak it up!


2013 - 3 - 11 3:49 PM


woow how can i create a bitmap font in fp? :0 it's better performant of Text?


2013 - 3 - 11 4:13 PM


I've never thought to do this, but man this seems like a good way to speed up UI creation. Hmm, looks like il be porting this to Flixel! (or looking for something similar)


2013 - 3 - 11 7:56 PM


usdaproved: Haha thanks! I've been trying to be more open about everything I'm working on in hopes that it helps some people out :)

Fedyfausto: I think I replied to you on twitter maybe? I'll be sharing my bitmap text class after I clean it up a little bit. Not sure if it's faster than Text though.

ThomasOMorrison: Awesome! I don't think I've seen anything like this for Flixel, so go for it :)


2013 - 3 - 12 4:45 AM


That's just great!


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