NAHelper [On Hiatus]


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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:18
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NAHelper - v6.6 12/20/13

This is on an indefinite hiatus as explained here.

The source files may be found here. The .fla file requires Adobe Flash CS4 or higher. (If you only have Flash CS3, message me.) You'll need understanding of Actionscript 3, XML, and general Flash usage. I'll answer questions and such and give the occasional help, but this isn't meant to be a tutorial or a learning tool.

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Updated the source files to v0.2.
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:18
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(Not So)Frequently Asked Questions
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Question: What is this exactly?
Answer: It's an "application" for lack of a better word, created in flash, that can be used for quickly searching through characters, alternate skills, various classifications, etc. Included also is a random team generator and a means of calculating damage with damage reductions.

Question: How does it work? What do I need to do?
Answer: Just go to the link provided above. It will bring up all the character pictures as if you went to the game manual character listing. Then, it will store all the images in your browser's cache, so no heavy downloading. Click on the character you want to view, and it will bring up their skills. If they have alternate skills, it will show an "alternate" button.

Question: Is this free? No catch?
Answer: Absolutely free to use. I will never ask for money or anything else.

Question: Isn't there something similar to this already?
Answer: Yes, gaby_em has a similar program out. He in fact inspired me to make this last year. I came across his thread and while I liked his character database, it was a bit slow to update and the 100mb-ish initial download turned me away from it. I decided to try and make something a bit more advanced feature-wise and more user friendly as it will run for anyone that can get flash; which if you play NA, you have flash already. Oh, and since NAHelper runs directly from your browser, no long downloading/unpacking needed.

Question: Wait, last year? Why did you wait so long to post it here?
Answer: Originally I only had it posted on my clan's forum in a private section. I felt if I were to make something that might help people get better at NA, I'd want it used solely for my clan. A bit selfish, yeah. After we went through a bit of a dry spell in NA it seemed a shame it wasn't getting much use. So, I posted it on the forum of my brother's clan at the time. From there, it spread quite a bit and it was interesting occasionally googling to see how many people commented on it. I recently got back into full development of SAHelper and added a few things that I planned for it into NAHelper.(Dragging characters, random teams, etc). I figured it was time to release it publicly and see if there's any room for improvement and suggestions for features from the community.

Question: Speaking of updates, how often do you do it?
Answer: Ideally within 24 hours, but if I'm feeling lazy or am super busy it can take up to a week. With this posted publicly now, I'll try and be as punctual as possible with updates. Scouts honor. ();-)

Question: Do you plan on making/helping with any "arena" games?
Answer: No. I honestly believe 99% of the time people who set out to make an actual arena style game have no clue what it really takes to complete such a project; whether it be time, funding, technological prowess, etc. Don't get me wrong, I occasionally read through various threads relating to such projects and I give props to how much time and creativity is put into some of the characters. Other times though you have ones recruiting programmers, moderators, web masters, etc and it's almost laughable. /rant

Question: I have a suggestion / question / complaint / comment / problem / bug / typo and I need to contact you! How do I go about doing that?
Answer: You can either post it in this thread, or if you prefer, you can pm this account. I'll try and check my pms often. Please don't hesitate; I won't bite. ;D

Question: What program did you use and do you plan on releasing the source?
Answer: I used the program Adobe Flash CS4 and the programming language Actionscript 3 aka AS3. There's a trial version on the Adobe website. I might release the source at a later date, but honestly it's programmed so poorly I think even veteran flash programmers would have trouble shoveling through it, lol. If you have other means of getting the source though, be my guest.

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Other Projects In Progress
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-SAHelper - A Soul Arena version much like NAHelper. It will be more advanced than the current NAHelper and will be the prototype for the next incarnation of NAHelper. I have about 1/3 of the skills classified, which is the least fun part. Switching back and forth between classifying characters and adding new features atm.

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Possible Future Projects
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-An NA/SA tutorial run in flash. It would pop up similar to the front page of NA and from there it would give you a walkthrough and explanation for missions, the manual, etc. The biggest draw of it would be that I could simulate an actual game showing people the basics of how to attack, invuln, chakra exchange, where the timer and other important things are located, etc. It'd be like a more hands on version of the manual. Not so much a replacement as it would be an alternative for those who learn better by doing instead of reading.
-Custom character viewer in the style of NAHelper. It would need to be easily accessible in how characters are added, allow for multiple energy types based on different fictional universes(ki vs chakra vs reiatsu) and possibly be skinnable to add some individuality.

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Changelog
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12/20/13
-Fixed the filter bug
-Updated the src files with bug fix.

12/14/13
-Latest balance and announcement of hiatus
-Source files released

11/19/13
-New characters
-Latest balance

9/17/13
-Fixed a few characters
-Latest balance

8/25/13
-Fixed a few characters
-Latest balance

8/4/13
-Latest balance

7/30/13
-Latest balance

7/19/13
-Latest balance

7/15/13
-New characters
-Couple changes in classes

6/29/13
-Latest balance

6/12/13
-Latest balance, albeit quite late.

5/26/13
-A few class adjustments

5/8/13
-Latest balance

4/13/13
-Latest balance

4/2/13
-New character

3/19/13
-Latest balance

3/5/13
-Latest balance

2/22/13
-Latest balance

2/10/13
-Latest balance
-Fixed some of the more noticeable errors with the piercing filter.
-Nagato (S) is now listed as Uzumaki Nagato (S)

2/2/13
-Latest balance

1/26/13
-Latest balance

1/22/13
-New characters/Rock filter.
-Added in Tenten(S)' changes.
-Annoying scrollbar, wee

1/7/13
-Latest balance

11/26/12
-Latest balance
-12/22: Fixed a few things.

11/5/12
-Latest balance

10/23/12
-New balance
-10/24 edit: Added all Kisames and Suigetsu to mist. Not 100% sure they should be there though.
-10/27 edit: Added Kurotsuchi to misc.
-11/1 edit: Ino is listed under piercing now.

10/6/12
-New balance

9/29/12-again
-Added 7 Swordsmen in filters
-Further improved the swf loading
-Fixed a bug with filtering
-Removed the x, +, -- filter system and added in red, green, and gray respectively.

9/29/12
-New characters and balance
-Hid the team bar by default
-Fixed a bug with the clear buttons
-Added in Cloud and Edo Tensei filters
-Fixed a few typos
-Changed the way it loads, so it will always deliver the most up-to-date version of the client. This should take effect once your cache is cleared this one last time.

9/23/12
-New characters and balance

9/15/12
-Fixed a bunch of alternate skills' classing
-Adjusted a skill or two's description

9/5/12
-Latest update added
-Filter arrays are now stored in xml instead of being hardcoded

8/26/12
-Switched YK to jounin, and fixed Asura Path Pain's skills.

8/25/12
-Updated with latest balance.

8/23/12
-Fixed several characters alternate skill locations/pics/etc.
-Changed the appearance of things a bit
-Added RandomChar and NAPercents directly into NAHelper
-Made character pics drag and drop similar to N-A, so no more needing to click the +- to add/remove.
-Added a link to the N-B thread
-Fixed some characters classifications
-Fixed certain labels not embedding text properly

8/17/12
-Updated with latest balance.

8/1/12
-Updated with latest balance.

7/18/12
-Updated with latest balance.

7/10/12
-Added 7/9 and 7/10's balances.

6/22/12
-Missed the June 1 balance, and added the 17th's; albeit a bit late.
-Updated RandomChar with the latest S-A characters.

5/31/12
-Latest balance.

5/22/12
-New characters/latest balance.

5/15/12
-Updated with the missed update and today's. Only 15 days late.

4/17/12
-Updated with today's balance.

3/31/12
-Updated with the yesterday's BU.
-Forgot to change the inapp date apparently

3/27/12
-Updated with the 25ths BU

3/19/12
-Updated with today's update and fixed Anko.

3/2/12
-Updated with latest balance.

2/4/12
-Updated with missed balances. Fixed the things pointed out by Zeloswilder.

1/12/12
-Updated with 1/8/12 balance

1/2/12
-Updated with the newest balance update and the 3 new characters.
-Added a version check that tells you when you need to clear your cache/delete temp. internet files

12/31/11
-Updated to include all the missed balance updates
-Added the version/update date to the bottom right

9/19/11
-Adjusted the aoe/counter section to be closer to milton_resende's topic as it's what will be used for the Supreme Championship 4 tourney and seems to be regarded as the most accurate list.(Save for a few outdated characters I pointed out to him. Haven't checked yet if he changed them.)
-Fixed a character or two.

9/10/11
-Added in the rest of the skill filters.
-Added in a team spot so you can count your team's chakra
-Added clickable backgrounds for characters.

9/7/11
-Updated a few characters' skills and chakra usage
-Added clickable background for when skills are loading so you can still click and see the skills while the pictures load if the servers are slow.
-Added the skill filters in.

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Notes
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-There's no distinction between offensive, defensive, and negative effect skills, so it'll have some characters such as Kimi with affliction, although his only affliction skill is the damage done to himself.
-Since everyone uses 1 random for their invuln, I decided to only include their other skills when filtering for Random chakra. Instant is left in because even without the invuln skills everyone has an Instant skill.
-This is going to need a major rework. I would like to eventually have it able to filter types of stuns/invulns(physical, mental, etc), and what types of chakra you steal/remove. Filtering each skill individually instead of filtering the entire character would be kind of cool as well.
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:19
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:21
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Wow nice work man!!!! gj
  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:23
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:32
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thks for sharing .. this will help alot of ppl .
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:33
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GREAT!

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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:36
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 19:41
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The point of reserved posts is to eventually go back and edit them guys. =p

-Vinny- wrote:
thks for sharing .. this will help alot of ppl .

I sure hope so.
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 20:33
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thank you! nice work

simple. no download..:teeth
  Posted on August 23, 2012 20:49
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Thank you SO MUCH
  Posted on August 23, 2012 23:13
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I've already known about this for a while now, Great application.



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  Posted on August 23, 2012 23:20
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  Posted on August 23, 2012 23:37
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Thanks for share. <3
  Posted on August 24, 2012 00:25
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Great Great