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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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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How can I develop Flash games without expensive software?

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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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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How do I create a game that runs on Windows, iOS and Android?

I use C++ to create windows games and now I want to step into another other OS like Android or iOS. I'm totally familiar with C++ so I tried to create app for iOS using objective C it was working ...
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AS3/Flash Game Dev: Looking for good & current step by step

Flash tutorials and examples have been around so long it is hard to know what sites to actually read for good, current AS3 game dev. I'm looking for a good start to finish for flash game development, ...
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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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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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2d game view camera zoom, rotation & offset using 'Filter' / 'Shader' processing?

I wish to add the ability to zoom-in, zoom-out, rotate and move the view in a top-down view over a collection of points and lines in a large 2d map. I split the map into a grid so I only need to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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 to detect 2D line on line collision?

I'm a flash actionscript game developer who is a bit backward with mathematics, though I find physics both interesting and cool. For reference this is a similar game to the one I'm making: Untangled ...
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Fastest bit-blit in C#? [closed]

I know there is Unity, and XNA that both use C#, but I am don't know what else I could use. The reason I say C# is that the syntax and style is similar to AS3, which I am familiar with, and I want to ...
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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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How to use Pixel Bender (pbj) in ActionScript3 on large Vectors to make fast calculations?

Remember my old question: 2d game view camera zoom, rotation & offset using 'Filter' / 'Shader' processing? I figured I could use a Pixel Bender Shader to do the computation for ...
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How can I make my score-based game addictive?

I need some ideas to make players interested in the game result. Otherwise, the player plays again to get high score. My game is a calculation game that measures the speed of calculations that the ...
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Algorithm to make groups of units

In Age of Mythology and some other strategy games, when you select multiple units and order them to move to some place, they make a "group" when they reach the desired location: I have a Vector ...
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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 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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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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What is a good approach for making a relationship between the HUD and Environment?

What is an elegant / common way to build a relationship between the game scene / environment / world and the HUD that usually sits on top of it? I have thought about this for a while, and though there ...
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Best way to generate pieces in match-3 games, and then tracking them?

I've been working on a match-3 style game in Actionscript using Flixel, and so far, I've been able to build the core mechanics of the game, including board generation, piece generation, piece swapping ...
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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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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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Looking for a good actionscript 3 book

I've been looking for a book on actionscript3 development, but while there's tons of books out there, nobody seems to want to recommend any specific one. One book I've been pointed towards is the ...
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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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Importing a transparent image to flash [closed]

How do I import an image that has transparent background to flash and give it class and use addChild to show it on the screen? Transparent background should stay transparent.