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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2D Real-Time shadows on level on a level made from a Dynamic Bitmap

The Bitmap has transparency, and only non-transparent pixels are solid and used for hit detection for the physics engine and gameplay. I have seen some versions done with convex hulls, but for ...
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Internationalization (i18n) in Flash games? Is there an easy way?

I want to internationalize some texts in a flash (not flex) game I'm working on and I can not find an easy way to achieve that... I have found some libraries and other solutions, but I expected ...
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How to draw a charts by flash cs5

Hey all , I want to make something more interesting in my game some thing like a charts Analysis for a flash game. When THE PLAYER FINISH THE GAME . The score appears in charts . I want to integrate ...
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What are some programming design patterns that are useful in game development? [closed]

I have a few books on Design Patterns, and have read some articles, but cannot intuitively figure out which programming design patterns would be useful in game development. For example, I have a book ...
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Is frustum culling necessary in a Flash/AS3 game?

I'm making a 2D game where the map will be scrolled frequently, and only a small part of it will be visible at any time. Which implementation would run faster? The naive way: Make the map a single ...
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Handling Background & other objects in a Flash platformer

I asked a similar question in 'SO' not knowing about this place,anyways here goes: I wanted to know what the best approaches are while creating a platformer based game for handling background & ...
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What is the best toolchain for ActionScript3 social networks game development?

I'm new to flash and web development too. But I have some background in c#/c++/Qt/python. So, I want to know, what is the best toolchain for quickest dive into. My task is to write a game for ...
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Blitting in AS3 with anti-aliasing?

What would be the fastest method for doing anti-aliasing for a flash game that is drawn via blitting to a BitmapObject? A method I thought of would be to make games stage smaller than the ...
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Most efficient 3d depth sorting for isometric 3d in AS3?

I am not using the built in 3d MovieClips, and I am storing the 3d location my way. I have read a few different articles on sorting depths, but most of them seem in efficient. I had a really ...
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User definable keys for a flash game

What is the best method for creating user definable or user changeable keys in a flash game? Edit: I meant, user changeable keys. Not user changeable flash buttons. Why would a user need to change ...
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Polygon/Shape definition changes in Box2D 2.1

I was going through a pretty good tutorial on Box2D here, but I ran into a problem when he made a b2PolygonDef, because the tutorials were made in 2.0, and I'm using 2.1. I could download 2.0 I guess, ...
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which is the best physics engine for flash as3? [closed]

i am a game programmer and i use actionscript to do all my collision checking, boundary checking etc...but recently i noticed there are things called "physics engines" that help me concentrate more on ...
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Best practices XML data files and xml compression for Flash Games?

I am working on a game, and the xml files are getting to be a few megs, and the final game might have a hundred megs of uncompressed xml. If I zip the xml files up I can get something that is about 3 ...
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Managing depth in actionscript3

I have a 3D field with many MovieClips in it, and seems like the one last added is the one that overlaps others and not the one with highest z value. Is there any property/function that sets z-index? ...
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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 public should you make your betas? [closed]

I am approaching the point where I can release a playable beta of a very complex game I am making in Flash/AS3. It is fairly involved and the deepest game Ive made so far. I plan on hosting it on my ...
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How can I develop Flash games without expensive software? [closed]

I've been playing with writing flash games in my spare time, but up to this point, I've just been using a trial version of Adobe Flash Professional. I'm aware of FlashDevelop, but their documentation ...
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What libraries do you use for developing games in Actionscript?

There are a couple of libraries I have used myself when developing games in Actionscript: Flixel: Created by Adam Atomic, well known as the library created for Cannabalt. Very special for pixel ...