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 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); addEventListener(MouseEvent....
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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 I'...
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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 down....
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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) * 0....
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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 self-...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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 stage....
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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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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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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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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 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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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 clients)....
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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 ...