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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Perfect fit for isometric tiles in AS3 with BitmapData

I'm creating a game which uses 320x160 sized isometric tiles. I've got an editor that allows me to take loaded in tiles and plot them. The map size is 8x8, and instead of placing down 64 movieclips, ...
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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 ...
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Flash AS3 Tower Defense MouseEvents

In my tower defense game and every tile has its own mouse event listener. I am wondering, would it be better to use one event listener (MouseEvent.CLICK) and then when it runs the function, should I ...
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Slow Tower for a Tower Defense Game

I am making a tower defense game in Flash and I have a slow tower that is built directly on the path. I have it setup to use a hitTestObject function. The tower is in its own class and the enemies ...
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Actionscript 3: Which side of object is hit?

I have a two objects colliding with each other. I am testing for the collision with if(ob1.hitTestObject(ob2)){//do something }. Is there a way to determine which side of the object was hit, i.e. if ...
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Is there a memory read/write or performance difference when applying affine transformations on a movieclip rather basic elementary math

I am using Actionscript 3.0 to make games and I fall into the category of programmers who use ball.x+=5; ball.y+=5; in order to move a ball by 5 pixels horizontally and vertically. Well, now i seem ...
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Flash High Scores

I have a Flash game running on a Google Sites web page right now. My main goal is to eventually convert it to an Android app. For testing and for my friends to play though, I want to store high scores ...
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Flash Custom Events

I am working on a Flash Tower Defense game. I have a main game loop which is an eventListener for each frame. Whenever you gain money or lose a life, I want the GameUI to be updated to display this ...
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Rotate spritesheet graphics in flixel

I am using the flash flixel engine, and have a sprite sheet of a spaceship from top-down view. The sprite sheet includes a bunch of different states and animation frames. Problem is that I have drawn ...
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Client server design question

I'm working on creating a multiplayer game, with the client in ActionScript and the server written in Java. I'm using XMLSocket in the client to connect to the server. The server code looks something ...
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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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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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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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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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Reproducing several sounds in AS3

I'm trying to reproduce several sounds in a game I'm developing in AS3. The game is like a TD game, and when I got 10+ of the same tower firing at the same time, I hear a horrible: ...
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Pros and Cons of AMF in multiplayer flash game?

After trying to use red5 for my turn-based multiplayer game, I've decided to give AMF a try using amfphp, because of the expensive media server hosting solutions. (With AMF all I need is a web ...
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Required Security Precautions for Flash / AS3 Multiplayer Game

I have created a couple of games in Flash/AS3 and am playing with programming a flash-based multiplayer (possibly mmo?) game where the application will communicate with a server over a socket ...
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Flash game size and distribution between asset types

I am currently developing a Flash game and am planning on a large amount of graphics and audio assets, which has led to some questions about Flash game size. By looking at some of the popular games ...
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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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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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How to get local point inside a body where mouse click occurred in box2d?

I need to find out the point inside a body, lets say a rectangular object, where the mouse was clicked on. I'm makin a game where the force will be applied depending on where the mouse was clicked on ...
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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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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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Reusable skill class structure

Pretty new to the whole game development scene, but I have experience in other branches of programming. Anyway, I was wondering what methods are used to implement a skill structure. I imagine a skill ...
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Need help starting with a game in Flash/AS3

I am kinda new to flash/AS3. I have written some stuff and now I now the basics of AS. I want to develop a game in which my character moves. exactly like the way Super Mario moves(the background ...
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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 much info can I store in a cookie?

Im developing a flash game and I'd like to know how much info can I store in a browser cookie. The game is simple, but it needs to store several variables in order to save all the details of your ...
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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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Managing flash animations for a game

Ok, I've been writing C# for a while, but I'm new to ActionScript, so this is a question about best practices. We're developing a simple match game, where the user selects tiles and tries to match ...
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Flash game engine

I need simple game engine with pixel-perfect collision detection, camera component with following function, network and particle components would be desirable. Anyone knows whether the engine right ...