I am using one of the byte preloaders from one of the tutorial pages here at Flashkit. The preloader works fine and the percentages move correctly but my problem is that the first frame is 64kb. My preloader is on frame 2 and 3. So, it takes 64kb to load before my preloader comes up. So people can't really even tell I have a site for about 30-40 seconds on a 28.8 modem. That's bad.

I narrowed down what's taking up the space but i don't know how to get rid of it. It's not the preloader MCs, they are only like .5-2kb. It's my main menu buttons. They have pics in them but i don't have a clue why they are loading in the first frame. they aren't in it or anything. plus they are in a totally different scene.

to see what's happening go here. i know my swf is big. it's got lots of pic galleries.