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    i have built this site on a pc, and i have tested it on a mac with ie5 + netscape and it does run surprisingly 'differently'.

    with respect to a discussion further down this forum concerning macs and slow flash i would still like to know

    how it runs for you...
    and just how bad the situation is...

    the movie is running at 48fps,
    ( should this run at 30fps ish on a mac? )

    http://www.hollandesign.co.uk./ir

    thanks,
    jonned


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    juggernart me2222's Avatar
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    check the link please,
    I got an 404 not found error

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    Post sorry..

    try

    http://www.hollandesign.co.uk/ir/

    the parts i need testing are the navigation in

    section '00'

    and in

    section '01'

    thanks
    jonned

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    Ok, I checked it and...
    the cursor thing is quite choppy.
    Looks and feels like under 10Fps.
    The mousemovement is very "spongy", though I am on a G4 450.
    You better give the user an option to deactivate/activate the custom cursor.
    Have you tried it with something like the following code (placed on the custom cursor clip)?
    It gives a much better response to the cursor.
    Code:
    onClipEvent (mouseMove) {
    	_x = _xmouse;
    	_y = _ymouse;
    	updateAfterEvent();
    }
    Also, I don´t think that you really need 48fps. Try it with 30 or 25.

    Anyways, besides the cursor, everything worked fine, and I liked the design , very clear and reduced!
    The site isn´t allready done? clicking on section 02 and up showed a blank screen.
    Theres a very minor "glitch" in the road anim, you can see the horizontal lines, when it is faded out.

    Markus

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    Post could you expand on the use of that code..

    i'm not too hot on code you see, basically i don't understand..

    would that code simply replace the frame action of drag movie clip?


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    Re: could you expand on the use of that code..

    Originally posted by jonned
    would that code simply replace the frame action of drag movie clip?
    Yes, you don´t need to "drag" a custom cursor.
    Just create a custom cursor clip, put it on the stage, click it to activate it and then put the "onClipEvent" action above onto it.
    With the onClipEvent (mouseMove) action the x and y coordinates of the cursor clip are set to the x and y coordinates of the mouse, everytime the mouse is moved.

    you can watch and download a very easy example of it at http://www.moock.org/asdg/ (scroll down to "code depot preview" and click on "custom pointer")

    I hope I made it clearer, just ask if there are any questions left.

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    Post ahhh...i see

    i have applied your code and it seems to work better.

    however, i looked at the crosshair mc i had made and there were two frames in that mc - this was slowing it down too.

    thing is there needed to be two frames so it kept updating the two mouse co-ordinates which were in that mc too.

    the other thing was that the crosshair mc has to be large. the lines must be the width of the movie for this effect to work, is there a better way of building a crosshair style cursor ??

    i have had to delete the mouse co-ordinates also because they seem to be very memory hungry, unless you know a way of including them just in a one frame mc?

    much appreciated,
    jonned

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    I use an iMac 500MHz G3 and had no real trouble w/your site. I hate the mac Flash player (but love my mac!!!) I'm sure you were bummed to see a slowdown after designing the site on a PC, but don't worry, I've seen a lot of slower sites on my mac. Personally, though it takes a lot of extra time, i try to check the OS and redirect to a different page. Normal or PC users, and "toned-down" for us Mac-heads. But for your site, I wouldn't worry *too much*.

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