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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lag compensation of projectile shooting game

I'm thinking about an algorithm for firing projectiles with lag compensation. Now I did find only one descent solution: Player hits fire button. Client sends input "fire". Client waits for server ...
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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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LAN game in Actionscript 3

I know this may be a somewhat dumb idea, but is there any "easy" resource that anyone can point me towards that shows how to set up a simple LAN connection in an Actionscript application? I only need ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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AS3 Internal preloader (one swf) for flash game with Embeded() images?

So I am using the Flash IDE. And I am trying to make a preloader on Frame 1 so that it displays and loads progress before anything else is exported/loaded. So all my assets from the Library are on ...
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Flash multi-player system: one player moves the other stops when using the mouse

I started making a small multi-player avatar chat to start my self with flash and multi-player. Everything worked fine when I was using arrows to move but when I started using the mouse something goes ...
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Make object follow mouse angle?

what I'm trying to do is make the paddle follow the mouse position(red dot). I know how to rotate the paddle relatively to the center of the screen, but I'm not sure how to determinate the ...
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Multiplayer API with Unity 3.5 and AS3

On the faq for the current preview release, http://unity3d.com/unity/preview/faq it says that while networking is not currently supported for flash compilation, we can write our own in AS3 using the ...
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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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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 ...
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AS3 > Mouse Event not happening?

Background: Trying to make a ball appear in the same location the mouse is positioned. Using Box2D Library. Working on a class file (.as) Issue: The mouse event does not work (I click but nothing ...
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How can I respond to mouse events in AS3?

Background: Trying to make a simple "drop the ball" game. The code is located inside the first frame of the timeline. Nothing more is on the stage. Issue: Using QuickBox2D I made a simple If ...
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AS3: StageWidth for BOX2D?

I know BOX2D uses meters, and AS3 uses pixels. I'm trying to create objects which are limited to the stageWidth. If I do this variable: for (var i:int = 0; i<(stage.stageWidth); i++){...} ...
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AS3: limit objects to stage width?

I want to limit the creation of objects acording to the stage width. My method is the following: for (var i:int = 0; i<7; i++){ If I put something like this, it won't work for (var i:int = ...
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AS3 Replay all the child timelines?

Flash CS5 AS3 Is there a way to reset all the timelines while/if the Frame 1 en Scene 1 is called? I happen to have lots symbols with timelines, if I gotoAndPlay Scene 1 frame 1, most symbols won't ...
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Best way to create neon glow line effect in AS3?

What's the best way to create a neon glow line effect in Flash AS3? Say similar to what's going on in the game gravitron360 on the xbox 360? Would it be a good idea to create movieclips with plain ...
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How to make it so units don't stack up in one location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a simple way to stop enemies standing in the same spot? So I'm making a game in AS3, it's a strategy DotA-like game (for flash game equivalent, there's UDE) so ...
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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 do I declare the variable “i” and “remove” in actionscript3? [closed]

public function remove(u:Unit) { for (var i = 0; i < size; ++i) } The errors are: 1008: variable 'i' has no type declaration 1008: return value for function 'remove' has no type declaration ...
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Flash Actionscript 3.0 Game Projectile Creation

I have been creating a side-scrolling Actionscript 3.0 game. In this game I want the Player to be able to shoot blow darts as weapons. I had some trouble getting the darts to be created in the right ...
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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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Efficient Sprite Batching

Am considering porting over from XNA to the Stage3D API's (Molehill). So as a performance examination I've implemented sprite-batching, but the performance is not all that great, while with XNA i can ...
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Actionscript 3.0 - Enemies do not move right in my platformer game

I am making a side-scrolling platformer game in Flash (Actionscript 3.0). I have made lots of progress lately, but I have come across a new problem. I will give some background first. My game level's ...
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Is there a 2D soft-body physics engine for Flash?

I'd like to write a small physics game by using ActionScript, but do not want to write my own physics engine. Does anyone know a ready-to-use 2D soft-body physics engine with a Flash port?
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How many moves to think ahead for chess minimax AI?

I am thinking of making a chess game, and I read up on minimax trees. How many moves should the AI think ahead so that the player doesn't have to wait a long time? If there are 25 possible moves ...
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How should I manage game levels in a flash games?

I am still learning and I am trying to design the game levels for my first game (a platformer). I have some straightforward questions because I feel I am on the wrong way. Should each level have its ...
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Can one develop an application with Bluetooth support on iOS using Flash Builder 4.5?

I have heard about Flash Builder 4.5.1. As I have understood, one can make an application using Flex with Flash Builder 4.5.1 and also export the release build for iOS, Android and Blackberry. Is it ...
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Vector class throwing an error after publishing the FLA for generating .ipa from flash CS5

I am creating a flash game for iPhone using Flash CS5. Everything runs smoothly when creating the SWF via Ctrl+Enter. But when I am attaching the .p12 and provisioning profile files and publish the ...
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How to start publishing Flash games

I'm already pretty adept at AS3 and all, and I have plenty of ideas for Flash games that I want to start making. However, I was wondering, when I've made my first one, how should I publish it, and how ...
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What standards should designers/artists follow when giving UI assets to coders?

How do you or your company require designers to deliver their assets to coders? Do they deliver a PSD? A series of 24-bit PNGs? If you are a coder, what would you include in a best-practice ...
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Flash saves in Windows, not in Linux, FileReference.save()

The code below compiles fine on the Flex 4 SDK on Fedora 15. Mouse-click opens the dialog box, I click okay, and a file is saved, but the file is empty. I run the same SWF file (that was compiled on ...
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What technologies were used to create “Dueling Network”? [closed]

I want to make a similar browser online multiplayer game like "Dueling Network" (link below) but for a different TCG. What technologies you believe they used to create it? Could anyone kindly refer ...
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How can I render a circular progress bar procedurally?

I'm working in Flash AS3, but pseudo-code or any other language is fine. How can I make a circular progress bar? Akin to the ship bars in Pax Britanica, you can see them in the screenshot here. ...
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How can I transmit move information from player to player in a web application?

I am trying to create an online chess game using ActionScript and Flex. It works well when I have two players on the same PC, but I want to publish it as a web app. How can I transmit a move or ...
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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 ...