A while ago, Strange Cat (or Christmas Clown) mused that I may become the new Codien…
I didn’t really take it seriously, but now, I sort of wonder. I think I may have hit the jack pot, I can prove it to you with a link. Maybe even a couple links. Anyway, let’s break this down into parts.
The talk of the town is that Gamer Guy got fired. Well, I’m pretty sure he didn’t get fired. I have my theories, but I also may know who he really is. I don’t know for sure, but Kyle Fox sure fits the description: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kyle-fox/14/190/587
I believe that Kyle did a one time job for Poptropica, and the posts were just part of that. They took advantage of the situation, and made it into a sort of publicity stunt. When the job was over, his fun was over. This seems to be slightly forced though, so what do you guys think?
If I haven’t told you before, here it is: if all else fails, I will root for the new improved islands JUST because of the amazing soundtrack. Jeff Heim is a genius, his music is genius, and you can hear the actual original soundtracks from their original files. This is only the beginning. More will be revealed later.
As well as music, you can view the backgrounds of scenes just like you can view items! Sadly, you can’t save them to you computer, as they are shockwave files, and some of them are off of the screen. Maybe in the future we can have a page dedicated to the backgrounds, as there are key words to reveal them.
You can also view parts of the Poptropican body!
You can also hear the sounds!
In all, I think that this is a major breakthrough, and it’s not just for the sound islands. To file away everything together will be a huge undertaking, but I think that it can be done!
There is more than just what I showed you today; the possibilities are endless! I will post more some time or another. 🙂
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Wow! That’s amazing even though u told me the other day! xD
Really?! I’m so SURPRISED! xD
I wish I could find stuff like that…
My finding weren’t very interesting. One of them was http://static.poptropica.com/images/about/tease-trailer-bak.png
I’ll give you a lead: http://static.poptropica.com/game/data/custom/MocktropicaMVU/mainStreet/scene.xml
Wow! Great discoveries. How do you find out this type of stuff? xD
Do you really wanna know?
I really want to know. Ive been interested in how poptropica works ever since i started playing it. Anyways I spend hours on my computer everyday, with nothing to do but play poptropica, Ive beat all the islands I can play, some multiple times, and I would like poptropica to be more interesting. Even just possibly seeing sneak peeks of the new upcoming islands.
You can use developer tools by pressing F12.
how would i use developer tools on mac?
I do not know. If you use Chrome you can always right click and select Inspect Element. That always has some good stuff.
Yes, but you have to use them with style 😉
The tab I find my stuff is the Networking tab 🙂
oh, i think i figured out how to do it!
heres my shirt: http://static.poptropica.com/avatarParts/shirt/avatar_shirt_sponsorwimpy1.swf
Kyle Fox’s LinkedIn page says that he “composed, performed and recorded the music for Poptropica’s new game, Mega Fighting Bots“, which as we know is what Gamer Guy was promoting on the Creators’ Blog! He worked from October 2013 to December 2013 – 3 months, which seems reasonable seeing as “Gamer Guy” was an intern.
Anyway, these are some really cool finds, HP! (Could you let me know how you found all these files/links? Perhaps I can help you document them.)
Yup, my point exactly! 🙂
Sure, email me, I can tell you how.
I found the MFB background: http://megafightingbots.com/mfb-iframe-bak.png
Yeah!Cool! Special mention in the post,yay! ;D But seriously cool finds!
LOL, I thought GG didn’t exist at all, the Creators just pretended to be him to promote their new game, MFB. But I guess you’re absolutely right, GG is probably Kyle Fox. But anyway, yeehoo to me for figuring out that the Creators did that to promote MFB (umm, SP, you’re not the only one that figured this out 🙄 ) Anyway great findings HP!
look at this: http://static.poptropica.com/framework/data/config.xml
it looks like it shows all the info about islands, meaning the name of it, its starting point and stuff
try editing this link with some of the names, and you might find some additional scenes
I still want to know how you found those other links! I have no idea how i found that island data page
also, try finding stuff while your in the multiverse… and in friends tab if you can!
can confirm: http://static.poptropica.com/scenes/islandJapan/sceneFortress1.swf
you can find additional names by going to a poptropica room (on non upgraded islands), right clicking the page background (not game background), and clicking view source. There you will find the page information. look around line 50 you will find the necessary information to input onto the link above. Example: http://static.poptropica.com/scenes/islandWoodland/sceneWoodlandMain.swf
I’m currently trying to figure out how to manipulate the page view size. I found that using a combination of zoom in, restore down window (changing window size), pulling the image to the right as much as possible, maximize window, then repeating from restore down window, helps increase view range.
this is kinda off topic, but i dont know where to put it
Zoom in all the way while on S.O.S so you can see out of the main playing view. at the main street area (where you start) and at the bottom, slightly under the water youll see two mysterious looking poptropicans… im not explaining this very well just look at the picture
Explanation: these are test dummies, or in other words, for scale. You will see different dummies in the Daily Pops. 🙂
oh, thanks! it was kinda bothering me, they weren’t cosumizable or anything
and I have a comment awaiting moderation, it has some links that I think you may be interested in… you should keep your eye out for when it gets approved.
Ok, I’ll check it out!
I can’t believe you published this….. I wanted it to be a secret. Oh well.
I’m srry, I didn’t know.
Ahh don’t worry. IDC now. 🙂
Well, now that you posted this, I guess it’s time to share my other secret:
SPY ISLAND MIGHT BE UPDATED SOON!
It’s because of this:
[audio src="http://static.poptropica.com/game/sound/music/Spy_Main_Theme.mp3" /]
How does this relate to spy?
Well, look at the url! It says “Spy_Main_Theme.”
You can download it too! But I don’t wanna say so the creators don’t get mad.
NO WAY DUDE!!! Is it okay if I make a post about it?
IDC go ahead.
well… one last one from me….
could I help index them somewhere? And could it be on a password protected page, or a hidden page or something?
i dunno… probably not, as we would want everyone to see them 🙂
ok, ok, ok, ok!
your post posted 4 times lol, anyways I guess i wont be evil and keep it to myself… but i would really love helping you guys index them all, i actually find it fairly fun and im extremely bored right now!
I wonder if theres a way to open one of the files, in the same tab as your poptropica game is in… possibly applying an item to your accounts… but if we found something like that, id recommend protecting it with a password, so it doesnt turn out like m.a.p did…
I have the exact same idea!!! And you are right, we would have to keep that one secret.
Awesome! Wanna email me, we can work on it…
sure! ill email you…
my email is [email protected]
So…you think you can overthrow my legacy?
You’re doing great so far. 🙂
That’s my exact reaction!
How on earth did I miss this all that time ago?!
Ummm.. i bet you can move around the .swf to change your costume. Yes i did just comment on a 2 year old post.
This is old! 🙂 And, to answer your question, you can use a program called “Minerva” to force certain swfs onto your character. 🙂