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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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 ...
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Nape physics - Moving a body

Hey I'm currently getting started with physics engines and I set up a body (box shaped) which represents my character. Question: Which methods can I use to move a Nape.Body aka my char? I tried so ...
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2d game view camera zoom, rotation & offset using 'Filter' / 'Shader' processing?

I wish to add the ability to zoom-in, zoom-out, rotate and move the view in a top-down view over a collection of points and lines in a large 2d map. I split the map into a grid so I only need to ...
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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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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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Workflow with Flash Pro CS6 and FlashDevelop: Using fla and swc to store assets

I am using this tutorial: http://www.flashdevelop.org/wikidocs/index.php?title=AS3:FlexAndFlashCS3Workflow In the past older versions of Flash Pro I was able to complete these steps: right-click ...
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Large Sprite Performance

I've got a large Sprite generated using a set of vertices(x,y coordinates) and a bitmap pattern (using moveTo, lineTo, beginBitmapFill, endFill ...etc). It's about 15000 pixels wide and between 1500 - ...
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How to code a 4x shader/filter which emulates arcade crt display behavior?

I want to write a shader/filer probably in adobe Pixel Bender that will do the best job possible in emulating the fill of an oldskul monochromatic arcade CRT screen. Much like this here: ...
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Placing items randomly in a dynamically generated terrain

I'm currently working on a 'Tiny wings' like game. I've already asked about the angle of the items in curved lines and i solved (thank you for responses),i'm currently placing the items in random ...
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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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Is there is IO text files in actionscript2 or 3?

i tried actionscript recently,am little scared i want to make a game that input a word from about 3000 randomly, do actionscript support that,or should i try another language?
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A few meta questions about making flash games [closed]

A few questions for a beginner game maker without an artist. Is there a site where flash game creators can download (and use) free art? I don't need character sprites but environments like trees, ...
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Using Event Driven Programming in games, when is it beneficial?

I am doing a refresher on ActionScript 3. Other than using rudimentary tools like, Event.ENTER_FRAME and using events to receive input from the user's mouse and keyboard, I find that I rarely use ...
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How to center a game in Flash Projector (like AdamAtomic's CAPSULE)

Adam Atomic's game Capsule is a flash projector. If you press escape, the game goes out of fullscreen and just shows windowed. How do I get my (FLIXEL/AS3) game to show up centered like that?
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Tiny Wings - Placing items

I'm currently developing a Flash game like 'Tiny Wings'. I have a lot of work done, but i'm currently working on placing the items ( coins and obstacles ) on the terrain. My player it is moving on a ...
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AS3 Stage3D Mouse click problem?

I have a problem with Mouse interaction and Stage3D. The only way I found to register to listen to mouse clicks and interact with Stage3D, is to add a mouse eventListener directly to the .stage. ...
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Collision Detection fails with AI cars

I am making a car parking game in flash and AS3 wherein I drive my car along with other AI traffic cars moving along a specified path using Guidelines. I am using CDK for collision detection. The ...
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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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2d games unity vs Flash [closed]

do people find unity better than flash for 2d games while unity is 3d engine , or Flash still better because it's made for 2d games and flash can get the job done faster ,and now flash is better for ...
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Why I'm getting the same result when deleting target?

In the following code we use target in the function: moon.mouseEnabled = false; sky0.addChild(moon); addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, onDrag, false, 0, true); ...
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What's a good Flash game development tutorial, in FlashDevelop, for an absolute beginner?

Ok, here's my situation: I'm tutoring a 14yo homeschooled student with very little previous programming experience, and I'd like to teach her how to program. I think that Flash Actionscript 3 is a ...
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Kinetic scrolling in AS3

I have a container movieclip that contains my "game" and I would like to be able to drag the "camera" (i.e. the container clip) around, but I need it to have kinetic movement, i.e. feel more like ...
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Flash: Memory usage is low but framerate keeps dropping

So I'm working on a puzzle game in flash. For all intents and purposes it's like Tetris. I spawn blocks, they move around the screen, then they get destroyed and disappear. I was having some trouble ...
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Stage3D Agal Anti-Aliasing

I created an engine which draws 2D planes in the Stage3D API in Actionscript 3. And my question is, how do I turn all anti-aliasing off, because when I scale it all the pixels get really blurry, and ...
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Strategy for controlling the physics of a bike

I'm new(ish) to Actionscript 3 and I was wondering what the code what would be like for controlling the bike in a game. How would the animation of the bike work? Would I have to create a bike ...
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Enemy collision detection with movie clips

I have created multiple movieclips with animations within them. It is an obstacle avoidance game and I cannot seem to be able to get my enemies to contact my playableCharacter. The enemies I have ...
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How to split a string with negative numbers using ActionScript 3.0

I'm having trouble loading my level. I'm using Ogmo to create my level then I import it. I have no problem converting 0's and 1's into an Array, but I can't figure out how to do the same for -1's. It ...
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Building a Flash Platformer

I am basically making a game where the whole game is run in the onEnterFrame method. This is causing a delay in my code that makes debugging and testing difficult. Should programming an entire ...
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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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Can anyone explain step-by-step how the as3isolib depth-sorts isometric objects?

The library manages to depth-sort correctly, even when using items of non-1x1 sizes. I took a look through the code but it's a big project to go through line by line! There are some questions about ...
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Why does the player fall down when in between platforms? Tile based platformer

I've been working on a 2D platformer and have gotten the collision working, except for one tiny problem. My games a tile based platformer and whenever the player is in between two tiles, he falls ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe game AI

I'm looking into creating a simple tic tac toe/noughts and crosses game in Actionscript3 and am trying to understand the ideas behind the AI used in a game like this. I've seen some simplistic ...
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Calc direction vector based on destination vector and distance from enemy in AS3

I'm working on a zombie game in AS3 where I want a character to be able to move away from a zombie depending upon how close the zombie is. The character also has a destination that it's trying to get ...
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Help with converting an XML into a 2D level (Actionscript 3.0)

I'm making a little platformer and wanted to use Ogmo to create my level. I've gotten everything to work except the level that my code generates is not the same as what I see in Ogmo. I've checked the ...
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Basic AI FSM - Handling state transition

I'm starting to study on how to implement game AI, and it seems to me that a very simple FSM for my Pong demo would be a nice way to start. My vision on implementing this would be to have a basic ...
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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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AS3 Calculating Delta Time In Seconds

Here is how I've been trying to implement delta time based on different internet resources. var startTime:Number = getTimer(); game.Update(deltaTime); deltaTime = Number(getTimer() - startTime) * ...
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as3 flash game: How to stop gotoAndPlay('label') from looping?

I'm working on a flash game with a main character who helps people around town. It's moveable with the arrow keys because of a function called keyPressed(); When the main character hitTests with a ...
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How can I more efficiently write my Math-Code in AS3

So this might be an odd question to ask. But I'm not really the biggest mathematician out there, and I have a weird habit of writing code. So I'm going to post what I'm working on. I'm doing a ...
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AS3 Symbol not showing returns no errors?

I haven't touched Flash in a while and I've forgotten a lot. I'm trying to get a space-ship symbol to show in the middle of the screen. For some odd reason it isn't showing in the middle of the ...
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How should I do my collision response?

I'm making a small lockpicking simulator. Obviously I'll need the pick to not pass through the lock, and I'll need the pins to move when you tap or push them with the pick. Here's what I have so far, ...