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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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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What are the advantages and challenges of using HaXe over ActionScript 3?

I read this: http://webr3.org/blog/haxe/bitmapdata-vectors-bytearrays-and-optimization/ And this: ...
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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 ...
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How to determine mouse position outside stage, and center the cursor?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my flash game determine the position of the mouse, even when the cursor is not inside the stage. My movie clip should move horizontally between x = 100 and ...
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Hello World with FlashDevelop, Flixel, AS3: uneffective SWF macro

I just started with FlashDevelop and Flixel, and I already have a question. I created this basic hello world: package { import org.flixel.*; [SWF(width = "640", height = "480", ...
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ScaleX and Y for stretching MovieClip

I'm developing a game, and the game has a shop. In that shop there is an option for a house expansion. This is a movieclip that I want the user to be able to spend their coins to increase their ...
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Walk to nearest attackable range node

My game has 3D environment which is partitioned in 2d cells(nodes). I have implemented A* for path finding. Now I am just breaking my head to how to implement the algorithm to move the hero to the ...
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AS3 UML Tools other than Crocus Modeller [closed]

I have been using Crocus Modeller a lot this past year, and it's been great. It's the first UML tool I've used, and so I don't know how it compares, but it seems to work very well. However, today I ...