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    .loaded is a test that returns a boolean value to...

    .loaded is a test that returns a boolean value to indicate if the XML document has finished loading or not. You are getting false, beacuse you have check immediatly after the initial request is made,...
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    One of my most important fla files was recently...

    One of my most important fla files was recently opened and edited as a text file in windows. The file was saved as a fla file, with only changes to a URL reference in it, but now will not open in...
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    I'm not totally sure what you are asking. If you...

    I'm not totally sure what you are asking. If you are wanting to load an HTML page into an area in a Flash Movie, it can't be done. The closest you will get is to make a web page with seperate HTML...
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    Hmm.. annoying to say the least. Its a shame that...

    Hmm.. annoying to say the least. Its a shame that Flash does import variables this way, since it requires a lot of effort to convert thousands of strings into expressions inside Flash.

    I think...
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    Perhaps you are not understanding me clearly....

    Perhaps you are not understanding me clearly. Using the syntax

    &myvariable=number&

    using loadVariables creates the variable as a string. It is possible to convert the string to an number...
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    I want my variable as an expression so that I can...

    I want my variable as an expression so that I can perform math functions on it and numerical equalities. I am also interested in any other operators available to beused in the text file.
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    Using the loadVariables command, the data in the...

    Using the loadVariables command, the data in the text file must be in the MIME format. Although I am able to write a basic file with as many variables as I need, I was wondering if there was an...
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    ahah!

    Just after writing my last post I found a roundabout way of making the string into a number. Calling the variable value=1 from the text file info.txt, the newNumber command can be used to make it...
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    bah

    I cannot understand why Flash does it by default. To me it seems a lot easier to define the variables as expressions by default, since putting " " around a variable in the text file defines it as a...
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    Is there a way to use loadVariables and get...

    Is there a way to use loadVariables and get expressions rather than literal strings?
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    Thanks SX. Your help has been invaluable. ...

    Thanks SX.

    Your help has been invaluable.

    You are da man, or, er, woman :)
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    Thanks for the help, SX. I have managed to get...

    Thanks for the help, SX. I have managed to get some of the stuff working that I wanted to, but I still have few problems.

    For one, I can't find a list of the Flash-specific JS commands anywhere,...
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    If I am right, the problem lies in the calling of...

    If I am right, the problem lies in the calling of the swf out of the array. The array wants an integer, but your random variable is not likely to be. You need to use round your random number with the...
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    Its all easiest done through Javascript. I'm no...

    Its all easiest done through Javascript. I'm no expert myself, since I've been looking at a similar problem for the last few weeks. You will probably find these two topics helpful for what you want....
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    between your tags for the SWF, you need...

    between your <Object> tags for the SWF, you need to have:


    <PARAM NAME=wmode Value=Transparent>

    Just put it amidst all the other PARAM NAME experssions if you are unsure where I'm talking...
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    Ok, I have spent the last few weeks looking over...

    Ok, I have spent the last few weeks looking over the boards on Javascript commands and using them to communicate variables and commands between 2 SWFs on an HTML page.

    The only part of my work...
  17. That is odd. I have the opposite problem, where...

    That is odd. I have the opposite problem, where all my attached sounds are preloaded, before I have even gotten to my built preloader. Flash will not play the first frame until all the sounds are...
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    by The_Offspring
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    Ok.. to clarify... I have a variable in the...

    Ok.. to clarify...

    I have a variable in the main timeline called SHIELD that is updated every time the payer sustains damage. When the value of SHIELD is less than or equal to 0 I want it to go to...
  19. Thread: Control

    by The_Offspring
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    Is it possible to control the position in the...

    Is it possible to control the position in the main timeline and change scenes, using a movie clip?

    If so, how? 'Cause I'll be dammed if I can work it out.

    I'm kinda looking for this to be a...
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    Ok, in short I'm looking for a way to determine...

    Ok, in short I'm looking for a way to determine whether a number is odd or even, so that a movie clip will be placed either to the left or right of an object, depending on this number.

    (In a more...
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    Yeah, I have a very similar problem myself. ...

    Yeah, I have a very similar problem myself.

    Duplicating a movie clip I'm using for a projectile, I have to check when a movie collides with the character movie clip. I've tried various methods of...
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