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Skeeter135

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Having problems setting the engine up
« on: Nov 26, 16, 11:40:44 AM »

I just bought this yesterday and I got the email saying that everything is all set so I followed the instructions on how to install it. I loaded up the heros journey ref to see how things are done but it just sits there doing nothing. Finally I can select something in the area organizer but nothing loads. Supposedly i was to create a character but I wasn't given an options to do so. Any help or video tutorials?   
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Re: Having problems setting the engine up
« Reply #1 on: Nov 26, 16, 11:59:27 AM »

Because the assets are stored in the cloud rather than installed locally, the first time you encounter the assets they get streamed from the server and then cached locally.  Once cached they can be loaded from there much more quickly. But that is the reason it takes so long the first time.

When you are far enough in development, Idea Fabrik will build you an installer exe that puts the cache in place as part of installation so that it doesn't need to be streamed during the game, and that is the thing your eventual customers would be getting. Until then, streaming of assets is needed.
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Scott Zarnke
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Re: Having problems setting the engine up
« Reply #2 on: Nov 26, 16, 12:04:50 PM »

Also, there are some videos on the HeroEngine youtube page:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvEmNlM6s8-Phk8Y3VdRz3w

and a user named Raven did some in the past as well:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57F377901097736D

Some of these might be a bit out of date as the engine has gotten udpdates since then, but for the most part they should be useful.
« Last Edit: Nov 26, 16, 12:07:11 PM by FI-ScottZ »
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Re: Having problems setting the engine up
« Reply #3 on: Nov 26, 16, 12:08:49 PM »

apparently it was just running slow since I got the message to create a character.
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Re: Having problems setting the engine up
« Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 16, 08:15:14 AM »

Like scott says, the first time you load up a new world on a new install it is basically sending and loading you ALL the files. This long delay will only usually happen the first time you or one of your team load up into your game or one of the ref worlds.

Add to that the HJ ref world is very unoptimised so will always take a while to  load in :)

Welcome to Hero Engine. If you have any problems be sure to give us a shout on here.

Also you may want to join the skype group for some hands on live support. Some good knowledge in there.

Skeeter135

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Re: Having problems setting the engine up
« Reply #5 on: Nov 27, 16, 11:08:01 AM »

How do I join the skype group?
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Re: Having problems setting the engine up
« Reply #6 on: Nov 27, 16, 11:47:56 AM »

I would like to know this as well, did a search on Skype for Hero Game Engine, Hero Engine nothing came up and the link posted here does not seem to work.
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Re: Having problems setting the engine up
« Reply #7 on: Nov 27, 16, 01:39:12 PM »

Hey guys,

Join this group on skype - skype:?chat&blob=hFN1FQl2I8J_GBOvAs40nQt-jDOO6qpi8WtKbcbk4YNFb48ONKfzN-7OvtupqE4qjBQHLRhpgEokrRGBdJQ

Then ask for an invite to the official group :)

Or PM me on here and ill add you on skype and give you an invite. Cheers.