Category Archives: HeroMachine 3

HM3: Exporting broken. Again.

UPDATE: I just installed a fix that’s working in Chrome, but I don’t have IE. Can someone who does please go to the HM3 app, hold down CTRL-F5 to force it to refresh with the latest version of the app, and try exporting again, please? Thank you!

UPDATE 2: I have confirmation from djuby (who originally reported the problem) that IE is fixed now as well. Woot!

I’ve gotten a couple of reports that Internet Explorer is no longer allowing you to export images from HM3 as of last night. Reports are from both IE9 and IE11. In testing, Chrome worked this morning with Chrome Version 34.0.1847.131 but a few moments later after I “upgraded” to Chrome Version 34.0.1847.137 it was broken.

So something major changed for it to affect two different browsers from both Google and Microsoft. I don’t know what, I haven’t changed anything in the code base.

Once again you’ll have to do screen captures till I figure out what they broke THIS time. It’s very frustrating, I apologize.

HM3: Deadly Nose Scratcher (Reward for CDC#66: Fashion Show 2)

Here is the clawed gauntlet requested by Mattisagamer for his win of the Character Design Contest #66 (Fashion Show 2).

The forearm piece can be found in GloveRight/Standard. The claw hand can be found in HandRight/Standard.

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More Stufffffffffffffffffffff

Yeah, I know – I’ve made myself scarce lately. But don’t worry, I’m still around and working on some stuff nevertheless. And so I give you without further ado the results of this work:

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Hope you like it… ;)

HM3: Tip of the Hat (Reward for CDC#63: Gadgets)

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Here is a top hat with its steampunk gear counterpart. These were prize items requested by Rapidosian (AKA QuantumCookies) for winning Character Design Contest #63 (Gadgets).

These items can be found in Headgear/Modern.

 

 

HM3: Compass Rose

So far this morning you’ve gotten a new site install that’s super zippy AND that lets you log in thanks to Ben. I handed over a new version of HeroMachine 3 that once again allows exporting from Chrome. Which are both cool things but they’re not really new, they just fix things that were more or less broken. It’s like waking up Christmas morning and getting your old bike with a new coat of paint and the horn fixed.

So to complete the trifecta with a brand spanking new present, I’ve added a compass rose to the Insignia-Tech set for use in making maps or for a navigational-themed character. Or flag, tattoo, very odd Companion, whatever your fancy suggests. Enjoy!

compassrose

HeroMachine – Site Upgrade in Progress

Hey, folks!

We’ve moved HeroMachine.com to it’s snazzy new server. Most things are up and functional, but we’re still encountering a few bugs, specifically:

  • logging into the forums is problematic
  • some premium content may be unavailable

We’re working overtime to correct these bugs, and we’ll let you know when they’re fixed.

If you’re having any other issues with the site, please comment on this post.

Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience!

- Ben

Chrome Exporting is now fixed!

Over the weekend an old client called with a new bug in their HeroMachine version after the last Flash Player updated. We spent a couple of days figuring out what went wrong and now it’s fine, but along the way I stumbled across a workaround for the image exporting bug Google introduced in their last Chrome updated. Using this new (actually, very old) method instead, I was able to get this important feature working again. So now if, like me, you’re a Chrome user, you can once again export your HeroMachine 3 creations as a PNG or JPG. Hooray!

HM3: Cubes, Circles, and Lines, Oh My! (Prize for CDC#65:Free For All)

Here is the prize for DiCicatriz’s win for the Character Design Contest #65: Free For All. A Metatron cubey thingy. You can find this in Background/Shape.

MetaTron

 

HM3: Look Out Behind You!

Whiz Bang brings you energy auras for all occasions. Just for the heck of it! You can find these in Backplane/Auras.

EnergyAuras

File Export in Chrome Workaround

UPDATE 04/29/2014: Ignore this post, the core issue has been fixed and exporting from Chrome is now working again.

I’ve found a workaround so you can get the Image Exporter in HeroMachine 3 working again. The steps are outlined in this article but I’m reproducing them here. I tried it on my Mac install of Chrome and it worked great, taking no more than thirty seconds.

To disable the new PepperFlash:

  1. Open the Chrome Plugins page by typing this URL into the address bar: chrome://plugins
    chrome-plugins1
  2. Find the “[+] Details” button in the upper right to show the details of each installed plugin and click this button.
    chrome-plugins2
  3. Find the Flash Plugin Section in the list of Plugins.  There may be (1 file), (2 files) or (3 files) in this section.
    chrome-plugins3
  4. In the Flash section there should be 2 or 3 different versions of Flash listed.  If the Flash section only has one Flash file listed, Click Here to go to the Adobe website and download and install the Adobe Flash Plugin for Non-Internet Explorer browsers. 
  5. The first Plugin listed in the Flash section is the PepperFlash implementation.  You can tell that the first one is PepperFlash by looking for “PepperFlash” in the Location string.  See yellow highlight below.
  6. Find the “Disable” link and click that link.
    chrome-plugins4
  7. Now Close all open Chrome windows and tabs and restart Chrome and MySpeed should work as before.

Note: If no video will play or the website says that Flash is not installed after disabling PepperFlash, go back and Read Step 4 again more carefully.