Adobe ActionScript is the open source multiparadigm language supporting object oriented, imperative, structural and functional programming and used within Adobe Flash Platform. ActionScript 3 is a dialect of ECMAScript, targeted for Adobe Flash Player 9 and higher.

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Make colour change depending on time

I'm making a Flash game (ActionScript 3) and for dynamics I'd like to make the background change colour depending on the clients' time of day. I have a rough idea on how I want to do this, At ...
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Mouse Cursor Scaleform 4 / AS3

I just solved my issue in my object (on the stage) I forgot to name the element I'm trying to make workin a custom mouse cursor on my Scaleform menu. I have follow some tutorials but nothing ...
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Dynamically editing a movieclip at runtime

I am trying to make a flash game(actionScript-3 if it matters) to test what I learned so far. And, in the game, I want to make the character(a robot?) customizable. The first solution I found was to ...
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2D engine that uses Flash Platform classes? [closed]

I want to develop a 2D game for Android, but, I want to use Flash Platform's framework APIs, ex: Sprite, Shape, Graphics, Bitmap .. etc as I have already wrote my game in AS3 .. Is there a 2D engine ...
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How do I align textures properly with an exploding sprite / breakable body?

I'm working on a game based on Box2D and Starling which includes breakable bodies - bodies/objects that when hit with sufficient force break apart (into smaller pieces). I've managed the physics part ...
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AS3: Using a SharedObject for showing/hiding a Tutorial

Basically, I am either having trouble understanding how to use SharedObjects correctly, or I am not properly referencing a variable (from a seperate class from which it is defined) within a ...
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declaring variables in a render/game loop: good idea or bad?

I was just wondering how most of you like to declare your variables: for a variable you know will be used and changed frequently (i.e. every frame), do you declare those outside of the loop and simply ...
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Architechture problem of implementation of a tutorial for a game

I'm creating one for my game and I'm confused a bit. I made special TutorialManager class and a number of steps to pass for player first time entered the game. The problem is that tutorial steps are ...
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Trying to convert as3 Matrix to C++ glm matrix

I am trying to convert a library called DragonBones to C++ Opengl which allows you to use Flash based skeletal animation. I'm almost done but I am running into a problem. I am trying to transform the ...
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Use FlxAnim to Animate a FlxSprite in Flixel on FlashBuilder

I am trying to animate a FlxSprite, whose image I loaded from an embedded sprite sheet. I instantiate the sprite like this: // embedding a png file given a relative path ...
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Away3D & Directional Light w/ Rotating Meshes

This is likely a stupid error but I can't seem to find what I've done wrong. I've got a simple scene with 10 cylinders rotating at a default speed. If I grab one of these cylinders I can rotate it ...
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How to check the device type using Adobe AIR for iOS

How do I check what kind of device the user is running my Adobe AIR app on? Example: if(device == ipad3) { stagestuff.width = 300; }
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Stage3D: Camera pans the whole screen

I am trying to create a 2D Stage3D game where you can move the camera around the level in an RTS style. I thought about using Orthographic Matrix3D functions for this but when I try to scroll the ...
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Detect Car Wheel Position?

I have an image: I want to detect wheel empty position dynamically, is it possible? If not possible please let me know, my work involves PHP/XML/Actionscript where actionscript get image url from ...
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AS3 + Flash IDE - Stage Boundaries and Collision in Sidescroller not working properly

I am trying to do a pretty simple sidescroller in Action Script 3 with Flash CS6 and I am currently stuck at the stage boundaries and the level scrolling. My hero should move freely in the middle of ...
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How to stretch Movie Clip according to user's touch coordinates?

I have code like this: touchX = e.stageX; touchY = e.stageY; I also have a player movieclip that I'm trying to make shoot lasers. So I got the MovieClip to appear and rotate according to the ...
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How can I make my score-based game addictive?

I need some ideas to make players interested in the game result. Otherwise, the player plays again to get high score. My game is a calculation game that measures the speed of calculations that the ...
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Tweening MovieClips collisions

I am making a platform game and I have trouble finding the right way to do the enemy collisions... I am a noob in as3 so I 'm gonna try to explain my situation! I have an enemy, movie clip, and I have ...
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Repeating Sound with Timer in Actionscript 3

I'm working on a Flash game and am trying to figure out how to repeat a sound periodically every 17 seconds. Instead, of having the sound repeat once the .mp3, .wav, finishes. The problem I'm running ...
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Packet handling system architecture?

I'm working on a multiplayer Flash game (ActionScript 3) with an accompanying server written in Python and I'd like some tips regarding networking, and specifically, the handling of packets and ...
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Setting a Box2D Bodies Center?

How do I set the center of a fixture/body consisting of multiple shapes (triangles)?
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How to Generate Spritesheet from a 'problematic' animated Symbol in Flash Pro CS6?

In the new Flash Pro CS6 there is an option to generate spriteheet from a symbol. I used these tutorials: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/using-sprite-sheet-generator.html ...
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Increasing height increases width

I have a game, where the user presses a button to spend money and increase the height of a Movie Clip. I use the following: height ++. The problem: When I test this out, it seems the width ...
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as3 game levels : frame to frame

which is easy and comfortable when programming a flash game levels. I ask this question for that because if I use frame to frame I will need to write code for each frame code area so the main class ...
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Flixel or Pygame for a small game? [closed]

I have some experience in Bash and Python, Lua. I've always wanted to try and make point & click quest games. Most quest games I loved aesthetically and gameplay wise were made with Flash. So ...
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How can I disable the forward/back buttons in AS3?

How can I disable the Flash player forward and back button in AS3? These buttons make it possible to cheat in my game by moving from level to level.
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AS3: Using singletons for sound managers [duplicate]

Is it necessarily a bad thing to use a singleton for a sound manager? I am having a really tough time determining whether or not I should go ahead and use a singleton (which is easy/it works) or if I ...
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Hide movieclip parts that are out of bounds

I'm making a game where one takes a picture of their face to use on a character. I have them zoom in on the picture, but the bitmapdata extends out of its movieclip. How do I assign bounds to my ...
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Actionscript 3: Which side of object is hit?

I have a two objects colliding with each other. I am testing for the collision with if(ob1.hitTestObject(ob2)){//do something }. Is there a way to determine which side of the object was hit, i.e. if ...
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Develop a 2d isometric mobile game on Flash [closed]

I'm building a game on Flash that will run on web/Android/iOS. The game is 2d isometric.I heard that developing mobile apps on Flash sucks and the graphics looks just awful.It'd be quite uncomfortable ...
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Type Error for hit testing two objects created with actionscript

I am making a zombie shooter game where I get an error when I try to hit test two objects created with actionscript. Could someone post a possible fix please. Here is the Error Code; TypeError: ...
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Camera in Flash

Im having a hard time trying to work out how to implement a smooth camera in flash. In something like openGL i would use a transformation matrix to move the camera around the scene. However with ...
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working in external actionscript file does not show anything on the screen?

I'm writing this code in Flash builder and I tested the file in flash, but nothing appears in the swf file. (no text in the screen show , i don't know why) Is there any missing property in the code? ...
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How to use an object created in a function in other functions? [closed]

I am making a game where i want to be able to shoot zombies to make their health go down, but i get a null property error on objb. i have declared abjb and objz as Object variables Here is my code ...
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How to add a movieclip to the stage then make it move down?

I am making a game where i want to spawn zombies then make them move down the screen. I also want to have multiple on the screen at once. I have tried multiple ways now but none of them have worked. ...
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Changing colour while keeping gradient

I'm making a Flash game with ActionScript 3 and I have a square with a gradient applied to it. I am trying to programmatically changing the colour of the square depending on time, for example, some ...
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Reusable skill class structure

Pretty new to the whole game development scene, but I have experience in other branches of programming. Anyway, I was wondering what methods are used to implement a skill structure. I imagine a skill ...
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Bullet Manager Class

I'm making a game in AS3, and it's a rather simple shooting game because I'm original. Anyway, probably the most subjective question here yet: what is the best way to implement bullets in my game? ...
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Flixel: Is it possible to use a spritesheet for FlxButtonPlus?

I'm trying to change the graphic on a FlxButtonPlus. I want to get the graphic from a spritesheet. However, if I try the ' regular' way (make an animation and play it), it refuses to use just the part ...
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Revolve FlxSprites Around a Central FlxSprite in Flash Game made with Flixel

I have been working on a Flash game made in Flash Builder using the Flixel library. I have been trying to dynamically create a group of FlxSprites , and revolve them around a player controlled class ...
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Swap Child and Child's Child

Is it possible to use swapChildren() with a child and a child's child? Every time I try, I get this error: ArgumentError: Error #2025: The supplied DisplayObject must be a child of the caller. Why ...
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Using timer to reverse enemy movement in Flash game made with Flixel

I am creating a 2d flash game using Flixel 2.5 in Flash Builder. I am trying to reverse enemy movement on an interval so that they will move back and forth over a set space. I felt that a timer would ...
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Help for choosing a cost effective game server for Flash client

I am developing a flash-based game primarily for desktops, to be hosted on facebook platform (like cityville, sims social etc). The gameplay doesn't involve real-time communication between players ...
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Extract derived 3D scaling from a 3D Sprite to set to a 2D billboard

I am trying to get the derived position and scaling of a 3D Sprite and set them to a 2D Sprite. I have managed to do the first part like this: var p:Point = sprite3d.local3DToGlobal(new ...
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Tile-based maps in AS3

I want to make a tile-based platformer in AS3. I want my game to read an external maps file (in xml or json or somethimg similar) to draw a tile-based map. I've seen loads of tutorials for this in ...
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Smart terrain generation to avoid unconnected tiles

To make this clear from the get go; I'm not looking for HOW To randomly generate a terrain (I know I can use Perlins noise for that). I'm looking for an algorithm that can help with the terrain ...
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AS3 Rect-Rect Collision

Basically, my game has the player's attack hitbox change based on the attack being performed. I tried to make a simple collision test that takes an enemy's coordinates and have it check to see if it's ...
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as3 3D camera lookat

I'm making a 3D camera scene in Flash, draw using drawTriangles() and rotated and translated using a Matrix3D. I've got the camera to look after a specific point, but only on the Y-axis, using the x ...
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Use of FlxG.camera.follow to follow a character vertically

I am developing a prototype for a game in Flixel in which a character floats upward continually to traverse the level. I would like to have a "tall" layout for levels and set the FlxG.camera to follow ...
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Is there a way to squash/stretch a sprite based on an angle?

I have a ball that can move along any angle, and I want to squash and stretch it based on this angle. To be clear, if you dropped the ball down at a -90 angle, the squash would be all along the y, and ...