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  1. Ah I didn't realise ASSetPropFlags() copied over...

    Ah I didn't realise ASSetPropFlags() copied over AS too, I thought it was just visual properties.

    Cheers for that.
  2. Thanks, will see how I get on.

    Thanks, will see how I get on.
  3. duplicate movie inherits actionscript? toughie...

    Can't see a way to do this personally but thought I'd ask. Would be a good feature for future versions...

    Is there a way feed a duplicated/attached movieclip a segment of actionscript? I want to...
  4. Thread: quick question!

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    quick question!

    Does AS have an equivalent to PHP's @ before a function, i.e. don't complain if the function fails?

    Cheers.
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    Thanks for that- alas the anchor didn't appear in...

    Thanks for that- alas the anchor didn't appear in the string but hey ho, we tried.

    I'm very familiar with AS but the url detection thing (_url) was something I hadn't come across before.

    Thanks...
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    Thanks again but no, it's not, probably because I...

    Thanks again but no, it's not, probably because I worded my original post badly.

    Basically, I want Flash to detect the CURRENT URL in the browser, including any # signs in the URL.

    So let's say...
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    Thanks for that, but unfortunately it's...

    Thanks for that, but unfortunately it's specifically anchors set OUTSIDE of Flash that I need it to read, rather than anything set locally from within the Flash file.
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    can Flash read the current URL?

    Without trawling extensively and blindly through the actionscript dictionary, does anyone know if Flash can read the current URL, similar to PHP's $PHP_SELF or javascript's location.href functions?
    ...
  9. Thread: need help!!!

    by Mitya
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    Right, first of all, write the text file in a...

    Right, first of all, write the text file in a format which will be helpful you. For example, you don't need minutes or seconds, just the hour, to find out time difference. So really your file should...
  10. Oh now I see what you mean. I can't see why you'd...

    Oh now I see what you mean. I can't see why you'd want to call an MC which isn't on the scene that's currently visible. So no, to my knowledge, you can't call an MC that isn't on your present scene....
  11. Thread: need help!!!

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    Er, well, isn't that part down to you? You wanted...

    Er, well, isn't that part down to you? You wanted to solve the problem of machine time (on users' machines outside GMT+1) with server time, so there you go.

    Once it's in a text file, bring it out...
  12. Thread: need help!!!

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    I don't know ASP I'm afraid, isn't that just for...

    I don't know ASP I'm afraid, isn't that just for database intergration? I don't know if you can write text files in it. Someone else might know- I've never used ASP.

    If it is possible, you just...
  13. Thread: quit if wrong

    by Mitya
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    Monitor the amount of 'wrong' values in a...

    Monitor the amount of 'wrong' values in a variable. So when the wrong one is dragged, _global.wrong ++;

    Then, have a blank movie clip on your stage which has the following code on it:
    ...
  14. movieclipname.gotoAndPlay("frame"); Is that...

    movieclipname.gotoAndPlay("frame");

    Is that what you mean?
  15. Thread: need help!!!

    by Mitya
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    To write the file:

    To write the file:

    <?php
    $file = "path to file/file.txt";
    $pointer = fopen($file, "w");
    $server_time = date("his");
    $contents = "time=$server_time";
    fwrite($pointer, $data);...
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    It's more to do with how you view the movie...

    It's more to do with how you view the movie (.fla, stand-alone player or browser etc) than the specs of your system. They have very little to do with it since any comp that's reasonbly up to date can...
  17. Thread: need help!!!

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    Time elements can be problematic in Flash because...

    Time elements can be problematic in Flash because it users the machine time rather than server time.

    Assuming your movie is hosted on a server which has the same time zone as you, the following...
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    Even if you could resolve this by reinstalling...

    Even if you could resolve this by reinstalling Flash and fixing it YOUR end, you have to be concerned with how your visitors will view it. Inconsistencies in play-back speeds is a common talking...
  19. Thread: html in flash

    by Mitya
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    No, if this is happening you're specifying a...

    No, if this is happening you're specifying a target in your getURL statement which you mustn't do.

    Just write it as:

    getURL("javascript:functionName();");
  20. Thread: html in flash

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    The clue is in the top line of your code: ...

    The clue is in the top line of your code:

    "//this goes in the head"

    It's a common misconception that Flash doubles up as a substitute for the head part of an HTML document. Rather, Flash merely...
  21. Thread: html in flash

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    Yeap, it's no different to doing it with plain...

    Yeap, it's no different to doing it with plain HTML and javascript. Set up your pop-up window script, with your customised look (i.e. no menu bar or address bar etc) in Dreamweaver (assuming you have...
  22. Thread: html in flash

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    You mean the HTML page actually displayed in your...

    You mean the HTML page actually displayed in your movie? No, because then it wouldn't be HTML, since Flash is turned into graphic by the visual memory. The closest thing is to re-write the HTML page...
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    The need to focus has always been a pain in the...

    The need to focus has always been a pain in the arse for game makers. I'm not aware of a specific function in this, but perhaps you can get around it somehow with javascript, which does have focus...
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    loadMovie order??

    Hi all

    If I have three holder MCs, which are told to load movie1.swf, movie2.swf and movie3.swf in the same script, will they be loaded in any particular order or will they all charge down the...
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    If you don't understand PHP, you've not picked...

    If you don't understand PHP, you've not picked the easiest guestbook script to use!

    First of all, delete everything in your present script between the $file = fopen... line and the fclose($file);...
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