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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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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Easiest, most fun way to program 2D games? Flash? XNA? Some other engine? [closed]

this is a post detailing my search for the most enjoyable way for a hobbyist game programmer to sweeten his free time with making a game. My requirements: I looked at Flash first, I made a couple of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I ensure an appropriate payout ratio for a slot machine?

I have done a lot of research into random number generators for slot machines, reel stop calculations and how to physically give the user a good chance on winning. What I can't figure out is how to ...
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What is a simple algorithm for calculating evenly distributed points on an ellipse?

I am looking for a simple algorithm to plot evenly distributed points on an ellipse, given the major and minor axes. This is really easy to do with a circle like so: var numberOfPoints = 8; var ...
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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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Level editor event system, how to translate event to game action

I've been busy trying to create a level editor for a tile based game i'm working on. It's all going pretty fine, the only thing i'm having trouble with is creating a simple event system. Let's say ...
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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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Is it possible to integrate Action Script 3.0 with Java Script and PHP for an online browser game?

My client wants a browser based online game, languages which are known to me are Java Script PHP and Action Script and also My Sql. Game is quite like Farmvile as far as functionality is concerned.I ...
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I need a book to continue experimenting with ActionScript 3

I am a CS student who finished his third year in school, and I'm interested in game development. This summer, I bought a book named "Foundation Game Design with Flash" by Rex Van Der Spuy. I'm halfway ...
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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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How to store the state of the world for a fixed time step?

Most of the posts on fixed time steps say something like this: State previous; State current; while ( !quit ) { double newTime = time(); double frameTime = newTime - currentTime; if ( ...
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How would you recommend I get started with ActionScript 3?

I wanted to make Flash games so I bought the book "Flash Games Development with AS3." I did the 'hello, world' program by trace and addChild (or something like that). But the problem was, instead of ...
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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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SWiSH alternative Flash animator for AS3

In the past I've used SWiSH to create small animations that I could use for Flash projects, however, I'm now trying to move to writing AS3 which SWiSH doesn't support. Whilst I have access to Flash ...
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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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Best practices for UnitTesting heavy Flash game clients and libraries?

We have several quite heavy game clients completely written in AS3 (some also use Flex for UI). Some clients are built with PureMVC, others are a pile of spaghetti code that's grown over the years. We ...
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Incorrect angle calculation?

I'm trying to create a simple topdown game, in which you control the player by WASD keys and use mouse to aim and shoot. So far, I have a player moving and firing, but I think there is something wrong ...
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How to handle physics of moving platforms in a platformer?

So after a few hours of searching on the internet, I have yet to find a pleasing answer on how to handle moving platforms in a 2d platform game. So I decided to make a simple prototype where you ...
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How can I make an movieclip move in a circular path with GTween?

How can I make an movieclip move in a circular path with GTween? it's straightforward to have something move with various easing effects in a line or a curve, but I would need a complete circular ...
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Can flixel or a similar engine be used with reddwarf server?

I like the sgs/projectdarkstar or now known as reddwarf server for a back end game server. However I am looking for a good front end, preferably 2D. I was thinking of something such as flixel. I ...
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Let enemies blink when hit

I would like to know how can I go about with an approach, that lets the enemies blink after they are hit with a shot/particle? Is it better to pre-render colored enemies into an array for a better ...
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Does PushButton Game Engine have the notion of a Camera?

I am playing around a bit with the PushButton Engine for game development in Flash and have come across a need for a Camera like the Camera that follows Mario in Mario Games. Flashpunk has a nice ...
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How do I get the distance between 2 points on an isometric grid?

How do I get the distance between 2 points on an isometric grid? I'm creating a facebook isometric game (in as3), and when I move around a particular type of building, I need to know if it comes ...
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Game State / Screen Management

What's the best way to handle game states / screens? My problem is this: PlayGameScreen adds a new InventoryGameScreen to the game during it's update. This immediately adds InventoryGameScreen to ...
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Easy road from DisplayObject to Molehill?

I have a finished Flash game which is rendered using the built-in display tree, i.e. Bitmaps contained in Sprites (and a text here and there, few vector graphics, and one bitmap-filled shape). For ...
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Animating Tile with Blitting taking up Memory

I am trying to animate a specific tile in my 2d Array, using blitting. The animation consists of three different 16x16 sprites in a tilesheet. Now that works perfect with the code below. BUT it's ...
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How to implement line of sight restriction in actionscript?

I have a problem with a game i am programming. I am making some sort of security game and i would like to have some visual line of sight. The problem is that i can't restrict my line of sight so my ...
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Angle of Reflection

I have this "Breakeout style" game. I have a cannon at the center, blocks around the cannon and pads around the blocks. This is how the game looks like: I've managed to get the collision per ...
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Flash AS3 Tower Defense Problem

I am working on a tower defense game in Flash. Right now most towers find the the nearest enemy in range (enemies are in an array), get the enemies coordinates, and fire a bullet. When it hits the ...
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TileBased Game: Blitting Hero or Sprite?

So my environment is all set up and now I'm working on the movement physics of my character. I used blitting to copy over my tiles from a tilesheet. But since they are static, they are only copied ...
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Collision Detection for sidescrolling Tile based Game

I've been working on a tile based game with a 2d array as fundamental ground for my tiles. Now my next step is to have the wall tiles be impenetrable, so that the player can walk ontop of them and ...
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Flash framerate reliability

I am working in Flash and a few things have been brought to my attention. Below is some code I have some questions on: addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, function(e:Event):void { if (KEY_RIGHT) ...
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Flash Game not working on Android

I am not sure if I will be able to provide enough information for someone to answer this question, but any ideas might help. I am creating a tower defense game in Flash and I eventually want to make ...