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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...