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    Ezekiel, The majority of normal users (this is...

    Ezekiel,

    The majority of normal users (this is a reference to the majority of surfers) have 800x600 screens. See for yourself:

    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
    ...
  2. Thread: poor me

    by Sualdam
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    Flash 5 can be bought off e-bay for as little as...

    Flash 5 can be bought off e-bay for as little as $99 ('Full version, sealed').

    Buy that, then you can upgrade to MX for $190 new.

    That is cheaper than those other alternatives.
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    Take a look here: ...

    Take a look here:

    http://tech.irt.org/articles/js128/

    It explains how to make pop-up windows in HTML.

    All you'd need to do is have the HTML container for your movie set as the target for the...
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    Make sure you know where your storage space is...

    Make sure you know where your storage space is that your ISP/host has given you.

    For example, you will probably find that you have 'cgi-bin', 'logs', and any number of other folders on your...
  5. Thread: Field Name

    by Sualdam
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    What were you trying to do? If you had a...

    What were you trying to do?

    If you had a dynamic text box, you need to give it a name so that actionscript can talk to it. That would be a field name.

    In Flash 5 you assign this in the Text...
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    When you draw a dynamic text box, in the Info...

    When you draw a dynamic text box, in the Info panel make sure its top left position is at something like 50,20 and not 50.1,20.6.

    And make sure that it is the top left you are positioning - not...
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    To be honest, most pixel fonts seem to look like...

    To be honest, most pixel fonts seem to look like that, because they are limited in terms of the complexity that can be shown :) That's not to take anything away from them, of course.

    Take a look...
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    No. You have to embed it if no one else is likely...

    No. You have to embed it if no one else is likely to have it.

    Assuming you are doing it from scratch...

    1. Draw the dynamic text box.

    2. Select the 'embed' option.

    3. Position the text...
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    If you use a font that no one else has, you must...

    If you use a font that no one else has, you must embed it.

    In Flash 5, goto the Text Options panel and click the [...] button.

    In MX, with a text box selected, in the properties window click...
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    Assuming you are using the pixel font correctly...

    Assuming you are using the pixel font correctly in all other ways:

    1. Make sure it is embedded

    2. Make sure it is in dynamic text boxes

    3. Make sure the movie is also on a whole pixel...
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    Well, please don't do that. It might make...

    Well, please don't do that.

    It might make sense if you deleted that other one.

    I was spending time trying to help you in the other one, and so are other people in this one. Someone, somewhere,...
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    Isn't this a repost of exactly the same question...

    Isn't this a repost of exactly the same question from earlier?
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    The thing is that you have to declare the first...

    The thing is that you have to declare the first array, then declare each element of that array as an array.

    And it isn't simulation of multidimensional arrays - it is actual multidimensional...
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    That link doesn't work (by pasting, either). ...

    That link doesn't work (by pasting, either).

    Can you clarify whether you have two separate movies (what I assumed) or, as Senocular asked, just movie clips within a single overall movie?
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    Good point. Senocular, have a look at that...

    Good point.

    Senocular, have a look at that 'Change Timeline from Movie to Movie Thread'

    Any ideas?
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    If you go to File >> Publish Settings and make...

    If you go to File >> Publish Settings and make sure the HTML box is ticked in the Flash tab, then go to the HTML tab that appears, you can alter the way the movie appears.

    Choose Match Movie in...
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    You will have to use relative addressing instead...

    You will have to use relative addressing instead of absolute.

    If you use:

    _parent.gotoAndPlay(x);
    the reference is to the timeline immediately above the one you are in no matter how the whole...
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    I must admit that I haven't tried to do exactly...

    I must admit that I haven't tried to do exactly what you have just described, but that article gives the basics of what you'd need to do to set up the communication channel.

    What I'd do is have a...
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    How do you know I am? ;)

    How do you know I am? ;)
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    Try this: x = Math.ceil(Math.random()*12);...

    Try this:

    x = Math.ceil(Math.random()*12);
    adopt.gotoAndStop(x);

    On your second question, when you say 'move', what precisely do you mean - how do you want it to move?
  21. Thread: pop-up window

    by Sualdam
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    Creating pop-up windows to your required spec. is...

    Creating pop-up windows to your required spec. is explained here:

    http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/ts/documents/popup_windows.htm

    And this article, as well as providing similar (but...
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    It is explained in detail here: ...

    It is explained in detail here:

    http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/ts/documents/flash_to_flash_comm.htm
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    What are you trying to alpha? Does it happen...

    What are you trying to alpha?

    Does it happen with everything or just with - for example - dynamic text?
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    Why are you using http:? If your SWF and TXT...

    Why are you using http:?

    If your SWF and TXT are on the same server, then use (e.g.)

    loadVariablesNum("news.txt,0)
    The message (which looks incomplete) is directing you to level 0 - probably...
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    Try it higher. Not too high - just higher. ...

    Try it higher.

    Not too high - just higher.

    If it works, problem solved.

    Remember that since the cursor will become as much a part of your movie as everything else, if you have too much...
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