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Wow, Bardbarian-iOS packaging times on Windows just went from 3.5 minutes to 45 seconds!  Nice work #Adobe engineers!
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Nice, thx for the headsup
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Looks like MS is back-peddling hard on Windows 8 UI, which is a good thing, and also kinda hilarious.
Microsoft showed off the future of Windows this week at its 2014 Build developer conference, and it looks a lot like Windows 7.
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The big advantage on Metro now is you can re-use the code for mobile devices and platforms. LOL! I almost fell off my couch. :P They just forgot to mention that if you design it that way, you lose portability to other OSs, including pre-8 Windows . Sadly, they are still assuming that they are the center of the world. In their current position, the only approach that works well is to attract developers by being easily portable with others. Their old bully approach of trying to be unportable and prevent outflow that way now just works against them. 
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Wow +Zeh Fernando is the best :) He's taken the raw GameInput API, and turned it into an auto-detecting cross-platform bundle of awesomeness!
http://zehfernando.com/2013/big-changes-to-keyactionbinder-automatic-game-control-ids-new-repository/
When I set out to write a class to simplify game input control in ActionScript 3, I started from the assumption that Adobe AIRs GameInput device control ids (the ids that relate to each button or...
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Cool, thanks.

XInput/DirectInput depends more on the driver and Flash than anything. There's no easy way to read or control that from Flash. Sometimes the device tells us it's XInput (as part of its "name") but it's definitely not always the same binding. Maybe XInput has somewhat of a more generic configuration, but I haven't been able to find any other device that tells Flash it is a XInput device.

For now, my best solution would be to make the XBox 360 filter string just "360" (most controllers have names that say something like "like XBox 360"). But it's just a stopgap solution.

I need to develop another of those online tests that allow people to build the bindings themselves (saying "press up", "press down", etc). It'll make it easier to add bindings to controllers.json. I started that but haven't finished it yet.
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That's a sure sign that you made it big ;)
People want to play your game enough so that they spend the effort to pirate it - I'd say it's a very good sign.
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Adobe AIR 13 "King" is out now! 
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New android installs since getting featured on Google Play on Thurs:
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Sun --> 17004

I thought it was gonna keep climbing, but 17k is still sick, and there's always Monday :)
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The new South Park game is absolute perfection :)
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Haah ya man, I was laughing my ass off last night. It was so worth the wait :D  Even the music is just hilarious
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YEA!! Jim Sterling checks out Bardbarian, this makes me proud :)
BARDBARIAN - Lute Drop
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I'm curious; exactly how many things was Jim doing horribly, horribly wrong here? It kind of seemed like he was getting wrecked for being on level 1. Lost twice before the end was even in sight!
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It does have different music for each section :)  Great video, glad you had fun! 
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ouu so close I'll have to keep trying, Thanks!
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Mobile Apps and Games Developer
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  • esDot Studio
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  • gskinner.com, inc
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Monster habs fan, mobile developer, and father of 3.
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Owner of esDot Studio, creator of "PicShop - Photo Editor". My company blog is http://esdot.ca, and I also make awesome games over at http://treefortress.com

Current interests include making games, and specifially:
* Adobe AIR for Mobile
* Loom Engine

A full listing of my apps can be found at esdot.ca

I also work at gskinner.com, where we do cutting edge interactive pieces. Two of my personal  favorites: arcade.atari.com, pirateslovedaisies.com
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Over 6 million downloads of PicShop so far!
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Dawson City - Whitehorse - Edmonton - Toronto
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