Commonly Asked Questions - How Can I...?

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  1. andre_sprs

    andre_sprs Serious Boxer

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    Here are some commonly asked questions that are posted in the 'How Can I...?' category, along with links to the answers. If you have a question about how to do something you should do a forum search, check out the Buildbox Guide or see if your question is listed below.

    1. How can I add Points/Coins for killing a enemy? Click Here
    2. How can I use different backgrounds for different scenes? Click Here
    3. How can I add Video Rewards (HeyZap)? Click Here
    4. How can I get my review link for my game? Click Here
    5. How can I create a tutorial screen upon launch? Click Here
    6. How can I add a Watch Rewarded video to continue? Click Here
    7. How can I bounce off a enemy head? Click Here and check this one out Click Here
    8. How can I test my app on Apple TV? Click Here
    9. How can I add a health bar? Click Here
    10. How can I have level rating stars? Click Here
    11. How can I create a Level unlock & Rating - Angry Birds Type Game? Click Here
    12. How can I change platform color on collision? Click Here
    13. How to make game progress in %? Click Here
    14. How can I make a Mario Bros castle scene? Click Here
    15. How to make a timer, then die? Click Here
    16. How to have a different character for each world? Click Here

    ...More to come.


    If you have any posts that you think should be added than please let me know.
     
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  2. rainwolfrain

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    thanks a lot much appreciated :)
     
  3. vscully

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    This may sound pretty silly. But for the life of me I can't figure out how to move back and forth in creator when I'm building my game. I.e. move around the level I'm building, make it longer, etc. Does this make sense? I can't find a tutorial video that breaks down the simple controls.
     
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    - Hold down space bar and the left click on your mouse to drag the screen around
    - Use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out
     
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  5. vscully

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    Thank you!
     
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    Ok so if I want my character, enemy, objects and platforms to change in every scene will I need multiple worlds? Or is there a way to achieve that in an "endless" mode? Thanks for your patience, I'm new to this.
     
  7. Nihat

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    You just need to randomize your scenes.
    EDIT --> Randomise Scenes
    And no, you don't need multiple worlds for randomizing scenes
     
  8. vscully

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    So this doesn't seem to be working for me. I've randomized the scenes but if I change my background in scene x it changes in scene y as well. I can't seem to figure out how to have all aspects change from scene to scene. for instance, in Color Switch if not only the character changed but the character as well as enemy, background, etc.
     
  9. Nihat

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    If you will change background in one scene then it will be changed in all scenes automatically.
     
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    Right, so how do I change that. My goal is to change background, character, enemy and all other objects in every scene.
     
  11. Hoodle

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    I think you will need to place an image as a decoration (or non collision object) in the scene that will overlay the background image
     
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    Hi , wanted to ask how can I have a image follow the character (while on the UI with Char. Select), for example when i'm selecting each character I will set a difficulty for this specific character, and I already have the image and I was hoping I could link the image to the character, which would make the image follow character once selected ,but no can do .. help ? :)
     
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    Anyone know how I can put a video or a kinetic in my game?

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
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    How can I make a Building style strategy game, Also how do i access all the assets like pictures and sound for buildbox?
     
  17. FranciscoBala

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    @ivanito123 Video's are not possible to embed with BuildBox I believe..

    @RedGhost557 Other than the preset's available in BuildBox (indie games) I don't think there's much you can do, you can always tweak & change into your own applicable rules.. For the assets they all should be granted access through the download page with Support@buildbox.com , ask them to send you the everything collection :)
    check this for further info:
    https://www.buildbox.com/forum/index.php?threads/buildbox-gameplay-preset-examples.2081/ :)
     
  18. RedGhost557

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    How do i actually add the graphics, cause in the Tutorial videos i saw him just drag something from off the screen, thats what im trying to figure out where to get pictures to use in my game
     
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    You should have the pictures in a folder or something and just drag the file (the picture) from there... If you have a sprite animation select all files (animation frames) in Finder or Explorer if you have a Windows, and drag all of them at once in there...
     
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    Also, don't do what I did ,thought the Drag & Drop menu wasn't working, but I was trying to add images to the mind map instead of trying to add them inside the actual world/level or scene :)
    ( First week of BuildBox it's like buying new furniture, which you'l have to assemble on your own later on :D )
     

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