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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to detect collisions in AS3?

I'm trying to make a simple game, when the ball falls into certain block, you win. Mechanics: The ball falls through several obstacles, in the end there are two blocks, if the ball touches the left ...
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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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What is the best way to handle MouseEvents in AS3?

What is the best way to handle MouseEvents? Should I add an event on each MovieClip I want to work with, or a general Event at a holder MovieClip (or even at the stage) with internal control from 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, ...
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AS3 hittest with a tweening movieclip, what is the best way?

I'm making a simple game. The character is movable with the arrow keys. The enemies are moving around the screen with a (classic) tween. I want to detect collision between the character and the ...
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Pixel-perfect collision against rotated sprite in Flixel

I've got a roughly 500x50 graphic of a lockpick that I need to be able to rotate very finely while doing pixel-perfect collision detection against the lock object. There's no way to do pixel perfect ...
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Programming Languages Recommendations: A Space shooter game that allows two people to play [closed]

Do you remember an arcade game, that allowed two people to versus or play each other? It was a Galaga/Gradius type game. Me and a couple of other people I know want to make a game like this. We want ...
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How to set blur on mouse over and remove on mouse out in AS3?

How can I do it? I want to active glow when the mouse is over a Sprite and remove it when the mouse is out. Is it possible? I have the following code: var myGlow:GlowFilter = new GlowFilter(); ...
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Export information to a custom file type from Air

So I have an engine (air application) that basically (for now) is loading some windows on the screen/stage, and you can drag them around. And later on, I'll be able to add other objects onto the ...
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As3 Character movement in diffrent directions with labels?

I hope you can help me with the following problem: I made a character in Illustrator. The player sees the character from above. When you press the left arrow key character.gotoAndStop('left'); the ...
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Pointy top hexagonal A* pathfinding

I'm trying to create a game with a hex based map with the points at the top. I have most of it working, however the path finding is being a little awkward. The heuristic I'm using is called euclidian ...
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Using Actionscript 3's Graphics API in Flixel

My question sounds pretty simple but awfully, I couldn't find much information on the internet. How can I draw a circle in my FlxSprite? I couldn't find much information about drawing geometric ...
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This for array colllision function doesn't work with anything but first object in array [closed]

For some reason, this simple simple loop is totally broken. (characterSheet is my character Class, it's just a movieClip with some extra functionality) (hitBox, is basically a square movieclip) ...
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Why does my FPS drop gradually over time?

I'm working on this game: yt alpha preview I came into a huge game-breaking problem - after 10-15 min of gameplay the FPS drops from 60 to 30 and is very unstable. I'm using tons of physics and ...
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Flash AS3 sidescrolling tiles optimization

I'm trying to make a sidescrolling game in Flash that will run on a low performance laptop. While studying the subject from Tonypa I saw that he builds a Bitmap by making copys of the BitmapData of ...
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Why can't a blendShader sample anything but the current coordinate of the background image?

In Flash, you can set a DisplayObject's blendShader property to a pixel shader (flash.shaders.Shader class). The mechanism is nice, because Flash automatically provides your Shader with two input ...
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Dropping multiple objects using an array in Actionscript?

I'm trying to get these fireBalls to drop more often, I'm not sure if I'm using Math.random correctly. Also, for some reason I'm getting a null reference because I think the fireBalls array waits for ...
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Choosing a (browser) game environment [closed]

I apologise in advance if this post is something you've heard a million times already or seems like a trolling attempt. I just want some advice and I'm coming up short with my own Google searches. ...
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How to detect 2D line on line collision?

I'm a flash actionscript game developer who is a bit backward with mathematics, though I find physics both interesting and cool. For reference this is a similar game to the one I'm making: Untangled ...
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Strange Flash AS3 xml Socket behavior [closed]

I have a problem which I can't understand. To understand it I wrote a socket client on AS3 and a server on python/twisted, you can see the code of both applications below. Let's launch two clients ...
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Multidimensional Pathfinding Algorithms

When trying to program hostile AI units for a war strategy game using pathfinder methods, do programmers ever have one algorithm for the unit to move and a separate algorithm for the unit to actively ...
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How would one generate a texture for cracks in different materials?

I would want to have the ability to simulate different variables like brittleness, or other variables to get varied end results. I would mainly need to generate impact cracks, so it would need to ...
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As3 Random movieclips from an array to the stage

For a game with orders and clients I was trying to create the following situation: Every half minute, a client should appear at the counter. In this case I have an array with 4 movieclips (4 ...
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Parallax Scrolling - Layers not preserving their relational positions

I've created a little 2D game engine with parallax scrolling and something has been bugging me for some time. Layers / objects set at a different depths / z orders don't preserve their position ...
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Setting up speedtests in Actionscript 3 for an entire game

I'm very new to this so please forgive the questions possibly ill-stated nature. Firstly is this even a valid way to speedtest: public function L1() { tree.x = 200; tree.y = 200; ...
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As3 Flash How to check if a bitmapdata is completely set to transparent using an eraser?

I'm trying to make a window-cleaning game with flash as3 on the timeline. (Sounds boring I know, but I realy have some fun idea's with it) So I have: A dirtywindow movieclip on the bottom layer and ...
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Movie clip in a button changes on hover

I have a button for my game which has a MovieClip in it. It consists of an image of a lock and an image of an item, representing the item being locked and unlocked. I make the button become slightly ...
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Flex 4 + Apache Ant, Cannot Load FlashPunk Libraries

I have been searching google, Apache Docs*, and FlashPunk forums looking for an answer to this: I cannot get Ant/Flex to find and compile the FlashPunk libraries. Here is my build.xml. ...
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Rotating sprite to face cursor

Given the sprites X and Y values, and the mouses X and Y values, how can I make the sprite face the mouse cursor? I tried doing this in my move method which I found in another SO question: ...
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How do I create a Dynamic Text Button AS3?

I am having difficulties creating a button that has Dynamic text in it for my interactive quiz game. The text on the button has to change to show a selectable answer based off of what the current ...
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How can I randomly generate a unit instance based on a probability?

I want AirUnit to return a value between 1 and 3. I want LandUnit to return a value between 4 and 6. I want WaterUnit to return a value between 7 and 9. The Array is suposed to be inside this ...
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Game Server Framework / Engine that supports AMF? [closed]

I am looking for a server technology that supports AMF (because I plan on using an as3/flash front end). I would like to develop game logic / simulations that run on the server. Small number of ...
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Move an object by rotation AS3

I am currently trying to move an object (a square) around the stage in 2D space. Think Cuboid but in 2D platformer space, and vertical walls as well as the ground. The idea is that during each ...
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Using Vectors for 2d animation [closed]

I've decided that it's best to start using vectors in my games instead of the xPos += xSpeed and yPos += ySpeed approach. I'm posting some of the code from my basic model class which handles movement ...
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What resources are available for iPhone development using AS3?

I've just realeased my first game developed for the iPhone using AS3 and the iPhone Packager http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapshot-paintball/id407362440?mt=8&uo=4 I want to take the game to ...
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Game state from Web to iPhone version?

I'm currently in the planning stages for an Web and iPhone game. I'm developing it with Adobe AS3/Air. I was wondering if it's possible for people to be able to play the Web version, save their state ...
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How to build a bones animation engine?

I want to develop a flash game. It would draw a stick man, and edit his pose. I think what I need to learn are bones animation and physics engine. Can anyone introduce some good resources to learn ...
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Is it possible to make an MMO game with Flash and ActionScript?

Is it possible to make an MMO game in Flash CS5 with ActionScript 3.0? I'm not asking how, but I'd also like to see some examples if it's already been done.
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how to draw a dashed curved line to a point in as3?

How can I draw a dashed curved line to a x,y point in as3? Basically I'm creating a game where you have a turret, and I want the arc the turret would fire a projectile along to be displayed as a ...