Messages - Emerald

on: July 23, 2020, 10:49:55 AM 1 Feedback / Ask Emerald / Re: Blank white screen when clicking on any of the makers
The technology the Magic Makers are built on is called "Adobe Flash" it's being phased out by adobe and all of the internet browser companies (it will stop working December of this year). Right now, you can still play the games but you have to enable flash in your browser each time you visit the games. A new version of the makers that doesn't use flash will be available at the end of this year, we will change this website to link to it when it is complete :)
on: May 23, 2020, 11:24:53 PM 2 General / Announcements / Future of Emerald Activities :)
We will start this off with the bad news, but read to the end because there is good news too! :)

As I am sure you have all noticed, Boo and I don't check the site too often anymore. We have known since the industry decided to stop supporting the "Flash" technology that eventually the site would stop working and have to be taken down. We decided to leave it up as long we could to be enjoyed, but we stopped devoting time to it.

We are currently working to save at least the Magic Maker games by turning them into a much improved downloadable game on Steam (maybe other platforms later, but one thing at a time). The new version already has group selections, layers you can control, and gives me the ability to make more than one colour fill area per piece; great for things like rainbows and multicolour animals!

Once that games is finished, we will change our website to link to the steampage where you can download it. The base Makers will still be free for you to play, and it will probably have an Emerald Market/Shop that works in a similar way to how it does now. It will not have forums and online galleries, though you will be able to share with each other through the steam community pages for our game.

We are hoping to give you all an easy way to download your old images, but we are not sure how that will work so we can't promise anything. Therefore, if you want any of your images, please do save them to your computer! You can do so from the gallery. I don't think we will figure out a way to save forum posts, so if you want to save stories and such, please copy the text and save them by November of this year at the very latest!!!

Once we are ready for Beta Testers and have some videos of the new Magic Maker, I will share them here and on Facebook/Twitter/Youtube. So catch us on whichever of those is best for you.

You have all been the best creators and artists we could have ever wanted on this site, and I have loved sharing this chapter of my life with you more than I can ever say :) You have made hundreds of thousands of images with us, inspiring and surprising us many many times.  I can't wait to start a new creative adventure with you, even if it won't be in quite the same form. Love you all!!!

on: August 26, 2019, 07:17:33 PM 3 General / General Discussion / Re: How do you get help?
If you need help with a problem on the site, it is probably best to email me at

I try to remember to check here, but I often forget.
on: August 26, 2019, 12:24:17 AM 4 General / General Discussion / Re: Adobe Flash
Though, this site itself will likely change to more of a static thing that links to where you can download the game. Our galleries and other user account goodies on this website are using flash as well.

That being said... count how many colours per piece!!! That mane is all one piece :)

This next one is the working game, I made those characters in the new non flash version. But we haven't done any interface work and everything in this image is subject to extreme change ;)

on: August 10, 2019, 12:55:49 PM 5 Feedback / Bug Reports / Re: Market took my emeralds
I know it is very very late, but I did refund your account. I am trying to figure out the bug that caused it, but if it happens in future you will get a faster response by emailing me at

I just pop on to the site now and then to check if it is working and if there is a bunch of stuff to approve :)
on: August 05, 2019, 11:04:05 PM 6 Feedback / Bug Reports / If the makers don't load for you, read this!!!
We used an old web technology called "Flash" to make the games on this website. But Flash is being phased out all over the internet, so right now you need to enable it in your browser (chrome, firefox, etc...) in order to play.

The exact process to enable flash will differ from browser to browser, but you can google "how to enable flash on <write your browser name instead of this part>" and you can get instructions on how to allow our games to run.

We are working on a new version of the Magic Makers, one that you will probably download through a service like Steam, but it won't be available for a while yet :(
on: August 05, 2019, 10:49:31 PM 7 Feedback / Bug Reports / Re: Market took my emeralds
I'm so sorry!

I have been so busy with the kids home I haven't been online much at all. I will try and take a look and figure out what is happening and refund the emeralds. Might not get done tonight though, I don't actually remember how to do refunds and add emeralds to accounts, it has been a while since I did it last ;)

Did it give you your purchase in the end, or did the purchase fail completely?

on: December 17, 2018, 10:49:36 PM 8 General / General Discussion / Re: Hello, Emerald Activities!
I wish I could somehow add more time to my day... poking at some of the unfinished makers I had going and I really want to finish them :(
on: December 17, 2018, 11:53:25 AM 9 Feedback / Bug Reports / Re: Not loading
The makers use a technology called "Adobe Flash" that is now disabled by default in most browsers. In order to play our games, you need to enable flash on our website.

This a link that explains how to enable it in chrome:

But if you use a different browser, you should be able to google instructions on how to make it work there. (Just a note though, these games don't run on phones at all.)

We are working on a new version of the makers that we plan to have done before flash is going completely, but we are not sure if it will be a download or a play online thing...

(Sorry for the copy and paste answer, but I have to answer this a lot at the moment.)
on: December 17, 2018, 02:17:19 AM 10 Feedback / Ask Emerald / Re: Hey Emerald
Welcome back :)

Internet browsers now block flash (the tech the games run on) by default, so you have to enable it for our site if you want to play. There are instructions for doing so in chrome here:

Hopefully we will get the new non flash version done before flash dies completely ;)
on: December 17, 2018, 02:15:09 AM 11 Feedback / Ask Emerald / Re: games and makers not loading
Hi there!

Browsers block the technology this site was made on now (it is being phased out). We are redoing the games to save them, but they won't be done for quite a while. For now, if you want to play, you need to enable flash. You can try following the instructions here:

(If you don't use chrome, you will need to look it up for your specific browser.)

Hope that helps!
on: August 20, 2018, 03:11:30 PM 12 Feedback / Ask Emerald / Re: Not sure if this is inappropriate
I didn't mod those, so I am not sure....

Although we do allow some level of violent content, I try to keep it Disney level.

I honestly didn't even know vore was a thing (I just looked up the definition), but there are some legitimate uses of being "eaten" or alive in a stomach in many classic myths and stories, like the characters being eaten by the whale in Pinocchio for example, so I will not put an outright ban on it. But if you see an image that you feel is crossing a line, please e-mail me so I can take a look :)
on: August 20, 2018, 03:05:47 PM 13 Feedback / Ask Emerald / Re: Leg Positioning for Human Characters
This is an old post, so my reply is way too late but I will answer in case anyone else comes looking for the same thing. When people want to reposition a leg, they make an "assets" out of the different parts of the body so they can cut them apart and move them as needed.

Making an asset is sort of like taking a picture of a small area of the image. Once you have that picture, it can't be coloured anymore, but you can rotate it and such.

the other option is to just use other shapes from different makers to build the parts you need :)
on: August 20, 2018, 03:01:14 PM 14 Feedback / Ask Emerald / Re: Help!?!!?
If the games won't load, it is because the browser you are using is blocking the use of flash on our site, you will have to enable it for the games to work.

We are trying to redo the games so they don't need flash anymore :)
on: August 20, 2018, 02:57:59 PM 15 Feedback / Ask Emerald / Re: Not getting emeralds?
Hi Shadow Rush!

I am sorry, I haven't been watching the forum so I didn't see this.

But it is all good now right? :)
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