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    Oldnewbies Generic Preloader

    Hello there,

    I found a file called genericpreload2.fla in another thread. I'm trying to edit it to load an external .swf into a main movie, so that the load bar appears and preloads it before displaying it. Thing is I need it to load an external.swf then when the main.swf calls another external.swf the currently loaded .swf 'plays' with a load out sequence.
    Oldnewbie, if you read this thread you helped me a while back to solve this problem, but not with the cool preload bar

    Please could you have a look at the file at the link below and tell me what i'm doing wrong?

    I understand if your too busy

    http://www.hubl.co.uk/preloader.zip

    Thankyou for any help.

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    Don't have time today... But will try later!

    I gather you want each picture to fade out, before the next one appears?
    Last edited by oldnewbie; 07-22-2003 at 08:06 AM.

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    Yep thats right

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    Yeah... I know! Looked at your file. I supposed it's just the coding on the buttons that you would have to modify, but I don't quite get the if nothing loaded yet bit, or what you're really trying to achieve with that...
    Would you have more buttons? Usually the transition would be a generic one and not one built in every movie. It's then a question of just having the transition play it's first part, load the selection made through passing a variable, and when loaded play the transition out part...
    Try to give me a little more info!

    But I'm about to hit the sack! Early start tomorrow, on my regular day job, which has got nothing to do with all of this Flash stuff!

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    Hello

    Ok sorry i'll explain,

    What I'll have eventually is a main.swf, and about 8 external.swf's loadmove-ing into the main.swf. But I want to preload the external swf's.

    1. So the main.swf loads.
    2. The user presses a menu button. For example an about section.
    3. The about.swf will preload (the loadbar will appear), then start playing the movie once loaded.
    4. The movie will fade in the picture and then stop.
    5. When the user picks another menu option, I want the current movie to start playing so it fades out.
    6. Then the new external.swf will preload and then play.

    Its just basically so I can have my sections load in, then load out once another selection has been made. I can already do this with the code you provided the first time, but id love to get it working with the preloader bar too.

    I've tried to get it to work but the preloader bar doesnt appear.

    Hopefully thats cleared things up a bit, if not i'll try to explain better

    I'm off to bed too zzzzzzzz goodnite... thanks

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    Ah well, thanks for having a look Oldnewbie

    I'll see if I can find another way of solving my problem, hmm

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