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  1. @StryderCRB I found and fixed the issue. A new zip file is available: https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper
  2. @StryderCRB Update: I can see the current Helper package is busted. Looking to fix it now...
  3. Hey everyone. The Extra Life Helper has been updated. Donation alerts now work when running in team mode Added a new option to show your fundraising goal in addition to your amount earned Added a new option to suppress alerts if only wanting to show the timer screen Fixed a couple bugs https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper
  4. Hey all. Just a small note that I've moved the Helper instructions and download to GitHub. Folks can now contribute back to the Helper if they've made modifications they think others would enjoy. https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper
  5. I promised my supporters that if we hit a certain fundraising milestone, I would get a Mohawk and let them choose what color it would be. Well, we hit that milestone and they chose for it to be Extra Life themed.
  6. You don't need to do anything with the "onNewDonation" function to play your custom sounds. If you made any changes there, I'd revert them. The Helper already supports playing sounds when a donation comes in. It will play the cash.mp3 and kids.mp3 sound files by default. If you want a different sound, you just need to change line 25 of ExtraLifeHelper.html: var donationSounds = "cash.mp3,kids.mp3"; // Set this to your custom set of sounds, separated // // by commas. Or set to blank to have no sounds play // ============================================================================================ For example. If you want to play your sound file called explosion.mp3 instead of the default sounds then you would change it like this: var donationSounds = "explosion.mp3"; // Set this to your custom set of sounds, separated // // by commas. Or set to blank to have no sounds play // ============================================================================================ And then just make sure that explosion.mp3 file is in the audio directory. That's it!
  7. Hey Shawn. Sure thing. Just change line #749 (in the "onGeneralInfoSuccess" function) from moneyText.content = formatMoney(raised); to moneyText.content = formatMoney(raised) + " / " + formatMoney(res['fundraisingGoal']);
  8. Hey Psymonkee! You can change the sounds when a donation comes in pretty easily: 1) Copy the sound file(s) you want to play in the audio folder 2) Update the "donationSounds" value in the ExtraLifeHelper.html file to be the name of the sound file(s)
  9. Just wanted to mention that my daughter and I are doing the marathon this weekend so I won't be available to help troubleshoot issues folks have adding the Helper to their streams or have time to make special modifications. Please try to catch me today or tomorrow if you need any assistance. Thanks!!
  10. I love browsing the Extra Life community on Twitch and spotting folks who are using the Helper. It's fun to see how people use it in their presentations and the customizations that are done. https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper/blob/master/Examples.md
  11. Thanks, Siekobilly! Glad that you're finding the Helper useful. The code isn't too complex and there are a lot of comments to explain things so hopefully you can tinker with it pretty easily. I just wouldn't assume it is a great example of JavaScript best practices. Feel free to ping me on Twitch chat if you need help working through a customization.
  12. Restaurant Fundraiser

    I decided to give this a try at our local Texas Roadhouse. I'll try to summarize our experience: The overall experience was great. The marketing manager was helpful and a pleasure to work with. They donated 10% of all meals for patrons who brought in a flyer saying they were there for our event. We set up a public Facebook event for the fundraiser night and spammed it to our friends, families, and schools for a couple weeks before the event. We spent a few hours passing out 200 flyers at a nearby hardware store to locals. The flyers cost $20 to print. This wasn't very effective for us. We think two people came because of the flyers. We emailed people personally to invite them. Most of the people who came were because of those emails. They set up a raffle table at the front entrance for us to raffle off items we secured from local businesses. Anyone who came in was welcome to participate. This is where the real money was made! We spent about $20 in raffle table supplies (laminating papers, poster board, donation boxes, markers, balloons, etc) It was two weeks of visiting local businesses to ask for gift certificates and baskets to raffle off. Lots of time spent here. Email and phone call follow-ups, picking up prizes, etc. All the businesses were very responsive and gave great stuff, however. We had $1,000 worth of prizes and four big ticket items. We were allowed to greet people as they came in, before they got to the hostesses. This was key to the raffle being successful - otherwise people would just pass by without a second thought. My only line was "If you're interested, we are raffling off some great prizes to support the kids at Hasbro Children's Hospital" and that was enough to get people's attention. Everyone responded really well. At the end, we earned $30 in meals and $550 in raffle ticket sales. Definitely worth the time and effort, although next time we probably find a more efficient way to pass out flyers to strangers to get more turnout. Also, we added the check from the restaurant and the money order for the raffle using the "Add Offline Donations" option on the Extra Life website. Then we printed the form and sent them in together. Including the form and putting your participant name and ID on the checks ensures they get credited to you.
  13. Hey @DrewM1788. I'm actually not one of the developers of Extra Life Alerts. I made the Extra Life Helper which is a different stream tool. Are you talking about this?
  14. Hey Bacchanalian! No support for tracking every team member's donations just yet. I was always worried about hammering the Extra Life website by continually making requests for individual team members, especially for big teams. I'll ask the DonorDrive team if they think that's not a problem and then I can consider adding that in the future. Until then, when working in team mode, the Helper only refreshes the total. Yep, the sound customization is new this year. Also, now that the Helper is pure JavaScript, people have been finding additional ways to modify it which has been fun to watch. I'll continue to try to expose easy customization for those who aren't comfortable with modifying the code, however. Good luck!
  15. Thanks for the info, @Tim [DonorDrive]! And thanks for working on improving the caching for the XHR responses. Information like this (server-side caching policies for XHR) and best practices (only hitting the endpoint once per minute) would be great information to put on a dedicated page for developers. Such a page could include code examples and other documentation as well.