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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Placing items randomly in a dynamically generated terrain

I'm currently working on a 'Tiny wings' like game. I've already asked about the angle of the items in curved lines and i solved (thank you for responses),i'm currently placing the items in random ...
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A few meta questions about making flash games [closed]

A few questions for a beginner game maker without an artist. Is there a site where flash game creators can download (and use) free art? I don't need character sprites but environments like trees, ...
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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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Mouse Cursor Scaleform 4 / AS3

I just solved my issue in my object (on the stage) I forgot to name the element I'm trying to make workin a custom mouse cursor on my Scaleform menu. I have follow some tutorials but nothing good.....
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Do Java and Actionscript use OpenGL?

As far as I know there are only 3 base graphics libraries on Windows, the GDI, OpenGL and DirectX, is that correct, so that means that Java, Actionscript and all language use one of these 3 libraries ...
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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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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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Using timer to reverse enemy movement in Flash game made with Flixel

I am creating a 2d flash game using Flixel 2.5 in Flash Builder. I am trying to reverse enemy movement on an interval so that they will move back and forth over a set space. I felt that a timer would ...
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How do I check on non-transparent pixels in a bitmapdata?

I'm still working on my window cleaning game from one of my previous questions I marked a contribution as my answer, but after all this time I can't get it to work and I have to many questions about ...
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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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How to start publishing Flash games [closed]

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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Changing colour while keeping gradient

I'm making a Flash game with ActionScript 3 and I have a square with a gradient applied to it. I am trying to programmatically changing the colour of the square depending on time, for example, some ...
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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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AS3 .hitTestObject() not working with Tween function

(This was originally in an other senction but many told me to ask here, hopefully someone can answer this) I am having a major problem in my new browser app. Okay so I made game where different cubes ...
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multiple flash timeline animations with actionscript

I am not new to AS3 and Flash but new to Flash timeline animations and controlling them with AS3. Had posted a similar question last week but the solution did not work. Hope someone could help me out ...
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Dynamic entities using classes and objects

I'm trying to create a program which involves the creation of several characters/entities. At the moment I have a Base Entity class an Entities class and a Main class. I can handle one entity alright,...
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How does MMO flash games works? [closed]

I want to know how does MMO flash games work, for example: Dofus and Club Penguin. I want to know if by ony using Adobe Flash and ActionScript you can do MMO games, or if there is other way to work ...
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declaring variables in a render/game loop: good idea or bad?

I was just wondering how most of you like to declare your variables: for a variable you know will be used and changed frequently (i.e. every frame), do you declare those outside of the loop and simply ...
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Dynamically editing a movieclip at runtime

I am trying to make a flash game(actionScript-3 if it matters) to test what I learned so far. And, in the game, I want to make the character(a robot?) customizable. The first solution I found was to ...
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Hide movieclip parts that are out of bounds

I'm making a game where one takes a picture of their face to use on a character. I have them zoom in on the picture, but the bitmapdata extends out of its movieclip. How do I assign bounds to my ...
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Use of FlxG.camera.follow to follow a character vertically

I am developing a prototype for a game in Flixel in which a character floats upward continually to traverse the level. I would like to have a "tall" layout for levels and set the FlxG.camera to follow ...
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Hello World with FlashDevelop, Flixel, AS3: uneffective SWF macro

I just started with FlashDevelop and Flixel, and I already have a question. I created this basic hello world: package { import org.flixel.*; [SWF(width = "640", height = "480", ...
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Increasing height increases width

I have a game, where the user presses a button to spend money and increase the height of a Movie Clip. I use the following: height ++. The problem: When I test this out, it seems the width increases,...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 > 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: 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 = 0;...
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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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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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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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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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AS3 Air - Custom slider - limit drag position

I'm facing issues with finding the right solution for detecting and limiting the Sprite object "Knob" moved on y axis inside it's parent sprite "Frame", using FlashDevelop 5. Using the code bellow I'...
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AS3 random events using a timer

I'm making a game for an assignment at university. The game I am making requires random household appliances around a house to "turn on" at random times. The player must run around the house turning ...
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Controlling depths of objects in Flash

I am trying to change depths/ layers of my gameobjects inside the game using flash. To be more specific, I have a horse object and a fence object. I set them up initially on stage and the horse layer ...
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How can I save a global high score for all players in AS3?

I am developing a game in which I want to make a scoring system where the global high score is stored and shared by all players. I am using Flash and ActionScript 3. Until now I've used SharedObject....
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Shared Object Not saving the level Progress

I am making a flash game in which i have a variable levelState that describes the current level in which user has entered I am using SharedObject to save the progress but it does not do so first i ...
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How can I manage an animated UI from ActionScript?

I'm trying to code a game of Poker in AS3, using Flash Professional CS5 (although I try to keep as little code as possible in the .fla). When a player bets, for example, I need to be able to show an ...
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Action Script 3.0 datatype to match C++ iterator? (Code convertion) [closed]

I am developing a game with Action Script 3.0 using Starling Framework, converting it from C++ C++ Code : for (std::vector<MyObject*>::iterator i = m_listEnemy->begin();i!= m_listEnemy->...
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Using external music mp3 in flash game [closed]

sorry for my english. Im relative new to flash game development, Im creating a game and I need some big size mp3 files. If I add them into flash, .swf file will be too big. I guess I need to host mp3 ...
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2D engine that uses Flash Platform classes? [closed]

I want to develop a 2D game for Android, but, I want to use Flash Platform's framework APIs, ex: Sprite, Shape, Graphics, Bitmap .. etc as I have already wrote my game in AS3 .. Is there a 2D engine ...
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AS3: Using a SharedObject for showing/hiding a Tutorial

Basically, I am either having trouble understanding how to use SharedObjects correctly, or I am not properly referencing a variable (from a seperate class from which it is defined) within a ...
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Repeating Sound with Timer in Actionscript 3

I'm working on a Flash game and am trying to figure out how to repeat a sound periodically every 17 seconds. Instead, of having the sound repeat once the .mp3, .wav, finishes. The problem I'm running ...
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How to stretch Movie Clip according to user's touch coordinates?

I have code like this: touchX = e.stageX; touchY = e.stageY; I also have a player movieclip that I'm trying to make shoot lasers. So I got the MovieClip to appear and rotate according to the ...
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Develop a 2d isometric mobile game on Flash [closed]

I'm building a game on Flash that will run on web/Android/iOS. The game is 2d isometric.I heard that developing mobile apps on Flash sucks and the graphics looks just awful.It'd be quite uncomfortable ...