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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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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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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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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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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How do I get the child of a unique parent in ActionScript?

My question is about targeting a child with a unique parent. For example. Let's say I have a box people can move called box_mc and 3 platforms it can jump on called: Platform_1 Platform_2 Platform_3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Importing a transparent image to flash [closed]

How do I import an image that has transparent background to flash and give it class and use addChild to show it on the screen? Transparent background should stay transparent.
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Moving player in Box2d without forces

How do I move player with keyboard without applying forces? If I do playerBody.setLinearVelocity(new B2Vec2(0, 2)) it moves the player but when I release the key for movement, the ball is continuously ...
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How could you create climbing movement in a 2D platformer?

Basically what I want to do is have a playable character that is able to "walk" on an organic surface at any angle, including sideways and upside-down. By "organic" I mean I want my levels to have ...
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Orbiting multiple objects evenly around a changing radius

I have multiple objects (circles) and I want to place them in a circle, with even distance between each one, and have them orbit the center of the screen. If I remove one object, I want the orbit ...
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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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Use an external sprite or image file in flixel game in flashbuilder

Is there any way to use an external image/sprite file for the graphic of a FlxSprite instance? Say I declare my player FlxSprite as follows: player = new FlxSprite(FlxG.width/2 - 5); ...
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Change the tilemap shown on stage in Flixel

I am building a simple platformer using Flixel, beginning with the source code from Flixel creator's EZPlatformer . I would like to adjust the level's tilemap when the player sprite enters/overlaps ...
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Flixel level ceases to show on screen

I was following along with the EZPlatformer flixel tutorial(with some of my own modifications), and suddenly find that my level is not appearing on screen. I am unable to detect any changes I could ...
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Best practice for organizing/storing character/monster data in an RPG?

Synopsis: Attempting to build a cross-platform RPG app in Adobe Flash Builder and am trying to figure out the best class hierarchy and the best way to store the static data used to build each of the ...
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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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Zelda like multiplayer combat

I have in mind coding a multiplayer game with a similar combat to zelda's. Since i will use flash, i'm limited to use TCP. My question is, is this goal possible? It's not as fast-paced as some ...
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Stage3D engine with FlashPlayer 10 compatible (no wmode setting) fallback to software Rendering

https://github.com/pshtif/Genome2D/downloads ist the only Stage3D engine with FlashPlayer 10 compatible (no wmode setting) fallback to software Rendering i am aware of. Unfortunatly they drop this ...
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How do I create a game that runs on Windows, iOS and Android?

I use C++ to create windows games and now I want to step into another other OS like Android or iOS. I'm totally familiar with C++ so I tried to create app for iOS using objective C it was working ...
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Create and use a Button class on AS3.0

I am currently working on a game and it is all going well. On the shop screen there are several buttons that affect the player's stats for when the player restarts the game. The button's names (with ...
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Can't click on a button with startDrag() active on stage

I need to know how can I enable mouse click on a button when I have a MouseEvent listener for the stage. I have an MClip associated with the mouse cursor: Mouse.hide(); scope.startDrag(true); And ...
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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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How do I check on non-transparent pixels in a bitmapdata?

I'm still working on my window cleaning game from one of my previous questions I marked a contribution as my answer, but after all this time I can't get it to work and I have to many questions about ...
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Help needed throwing a ball in AS3

I'm working on a flash game, coding on the time line. What I'm trying to accomplish is the following: With the mouse you swing and throw/release a ball which bounces against the walls and eventualy ...
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Flick Kick like game with box2d and flash as3 [closed]

What would be the best approach for creating a game like flick kick with box2d and AS3?. To make my self more clear, what i would like to do is to use the physics of box2d in the z-axis, i know that ...
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Best way to generate pieces in match-3 games, and then tracking them?

I've been working on a match-3 style game in Actionscript using Flixel, and so far, I've been able to build the core mechanics of the game, including board generation, piece generation, piece swapping ...
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How to add a ramp in a flash game?

I am a huge novice and this isn't really a programming question, but here I go, say I want to make a game that involves rolling up a ramp like this one: to move upwards, similar to how it would work ...
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Is ActionScript 3 used by Serious Indie Developers? [closed]

This question is for dedicated independent game developers: My dream is to be a game developer. I am a senior in high school who has taken Computer Science for all four years. I have used Java the ...
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Read an object from compressed file generated from ActionScript 3 [closed]

I have made a simple game Map Editor and I want to save a array that contain map tile info to a file, as below: var arr:Array = [.....2d tile info in it...]; var ba:ByteArray = new ByteArray(); ...
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Whats the potential for actionscript flash? [closed]

Is flash programming a tool for beginners? if i mastered flash programming,can i do full option, 2d games or 3d games , what are the limitation for flash if not can you advice me about other tools
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Panning a 3d viewport in 2d direction with rotated camera

I am using below code to pan the viewport (action script 3 code using flare3d framework) _mainCamera.x-= Input3D.mouseXSpeed; _mainCamera.z+= Input3D.mouseYSpeed; Where as Input3D.mouse[X|Y]Speed ...
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Read only array, deep copy or retrieve copies one by one? (Performance and Memory) [closed]

The question is asked regarding an environment with garbage collection.(Java, AS3) I am writing a level editor using MVC and the view needs to have read only access to the data in the model for ...
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Affect movieclip scale from a .as doc to another [closed]

I've been working on a game following a tutorial on the internet, the game is an avoider where you have the Avatar, that has to avoid the objects that fall. The way it is made is: I have a ...
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Any advice for dynamic music control?

I would like to be able to dynamically progress the score, and affect the volume levels of separate channels within the music. How could I do this? From my experience with mod music (olden days Amiga ...
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How to use Pixel Bender (pbj) in ActionScript3 on large Vectors to make fast calculations?

Remember my old question: 2d game view camera zoom, rotation & offset using 'Filter' / 'Shader' processing? I figured I could use a Pixel Bender Shader to do the computation for ...