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    Play a game and take part in game research

    I'm working with my Master's thesis in University of Oulu, Finland. The thesis is about game usability, and I need your help with the research! Play the game and take the survey following it. It will...
  2. Thread: Flash Scrabble

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    Ah, excuse me. I would like to get criticism of...

    Ah, excuse me. I would like to get criticism of the design and development, but as it can be sort of hard without making dummy games... sure, move it, 3P.
  3. Thread: Flash Scrabble

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    If I'd encourage people to make "test games" (as...

    If I'd encourage people to make "test games" (as they seem to do anyway), the game limit (which is 10 due to bandwith) would exceed pretty soon and there would be no room for those who actually want...
  4. Thread: Flash Scrabble

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    Flash Scrabble

    I didn't really find any freeware online Scrabble(r) games, so I thought of just making one myself.
    So, there it is: Chabble, the Scrabble(r) clone!

    Please, do NOT start a new game unless you are...
  5. Thread: ZedMedia.org

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    Mmmm... nice and clean, can't help liking it. I...

    Mmmm... nice and clean, can't help liking it. I personally like the "traditional" feeling in it, with all the typewriter fonts and stuff.

    A couple of comments:
    1) Why not make the loading texts...
  6. Thread: my new site

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    Mmm... when I look at your "site" (it's not...

    Mmm... when I look at your "site" (it's not really a site, it's just two little sections), I find myself wondering why you made it with Flash. The only thing there requiring Flash is the tiny...
  7. Haha, great stuff! If I wouldn't have seen a...

    Haha, great stuff!

    If I wouldn't have seen a couple of sites that pretty much work like yours, I'd say it's awesome. If I were you, I'd try to come up with some extra originality... that journal...
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    Good question... it's just a personal site made...

    Good question... it's just a personal site made for my own amusement, hopefully something different from all those boring business sites out there. It also acts like a personal portfolio (see the...
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    Nice stuff... took some time to get a hold of...

    Nice stuff... took some time to get a hold of that navigation. I actually thought you have to get the "ball" moved into some place to navigate.

    Heh, anyway... those ads and the counter really hurt...
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    stillstationed.com - v2 - The Chaps

    My personal site.
    The site's been under constant developement for about one year now. Now finally, it's about done (only the content changes).

    www.stillstationed.com

    Even tho it's "finished",...
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    Sure it does, but notice that if you have...

    Sure it does, but notice that if you have animation actually playing there it will still take some cpu time even if it isn't visible. Also, if you have sounds there, they will keep playing.

    So the...
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    I'm not sure about this, but you could try...

    I'm not sure about this, but you could try loading the text with a random number... the problem is that some browsers (mostly IE) cache the txt file and don't check the new version from server. The...
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    Well, you need to use shared libraries. In...

    Well, you need to use shared libraries.

    In your swf that you load with loadMovie, put your movie clip into library and set its linkage options... give it identifier and select "export for run-time...
  14. Thread: sleep()

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    There is no sleep type of funky in Flash, so...

    There is no sleep type of funky in Flash, so people use setInterval to make some sort of delay.
    Another way would be to have a movie clip that loops through frames 1 to 5 and creates a "4 frames...
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    You need to use the Shockwave-Flash component....

    You need to use the Shockwave-Flash component. Add it to your components list (it uses flash.ocx or swflash.ocx).
    After that you can just call flashComponentName.movie = "C:\myswf.swf" or so.
    Also...
  16. Thread: Changing framrate

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    Nope. The frame rate specified in design time...

    Nope. The frame rate specified in design time always sticks.

    There are two work-arounds, tho, both being lousy:

    1) Have a "parent" movie that has for example frame rate of 10. Then use...
  17. Thread: Optimizing code...

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    Use functions. If you don't know what they are,...

    Use functions.
    If you don't know what they are, I'd suggest reading(surprise surprise) Flash Help.
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    Use the target[] syntax for that. A really useful...

    Use the target[] syntax for that. A really useful thing to learn, so try to study it a wee now.

    The way it goes is target[string].doYourStuff;
    For example: this["myMC"+10]._alpha = 10;

    ...
  19. Thread: getpixel

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    To put it simple, no.

    To put it simple, no.
  20. I think not. You probably need to make a...

    I think not. You probably need to make a non-recursive solution then... for example by storing the "recursions" in an array (stack) and always handle the topmost member.
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    You need PHP, ASP or some other kind of...

    You need PHP, ASP or some other kind of server-side script to write stuff. Flash can't do that.

    Call the script from Flash with loadVariables.
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    I think that "/" is Flash 4 syntax and stands for...

    I think that "/" is Flash 4 syntax and stands for _root ...it's deprecated, so yoy better ditch it. If you want to load to _root, use the _root for that (duh).

    Anyway... many people use a random...
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    Here is a simple code to do that. Notice you need...

    Here is a simple code to do that. Notice you need 5 empty movie clips as target for the swfs (mc1, mc2...)

    frame N:
    for (i=0; i<5; i++)
    this["mc"+i].loadMovie("file"+i+".swf");


    frame...
  24. movieClipName.getBytesTotal() sure works! Make...

    movieClipName.getBytesTotal() sure works!

    Make sure the path really targets the movie clip you're loading the swf into.

    And one thing to remember when loading external files is that it takes...
  25. Thread: depth

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    No two symbols in Flash can be in same depth -...

    No two symbols in Flash can be in same depth - absolutely no! Even when you have them in the same layer of the same movie clip, the other one is still "on top" of the other one.
    So, to answer your...
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