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Persisting high score table in flash game without a network. (Featuring: HttpListenerException)

this question is very programming-centric, but it's for a game so I figured I might as well post it here. I'm doing polishing work on a GGJ '11 game because it will be shown at an indie arcade ...
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Developing for Chrome App/Android?

I have been developing for win7 mobile (XNA/silverlight and will continue to do so, love everything about it) but I wanted to branch a few of my more polished games to google app store online, and ...
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Flash, Java, Unity plugin install penetration?

Is there data on how many users have Flash, Java, or Unity plugins installed?
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What are the advantages of a sprite sheet over an image sequence/flash timeline?

I've noticed sprite sheets are used more and more in Flash games and I don't fully understand what are the advantages over an image sequence/flash timeline - MovieClip. I've read this related ...
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Are there any command line swf packing tools?

I want to packing image files(png, jpg) into swf, then game can load files easily. But I want to do this by a Makefile, not FLASH CS. Do you know any command line swf tool set can do that? And can I ...
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Does swf provide better compress rate than zlib for png image?

Somebody told me that when a png image is stored in swf, it's separated to several layer, hence the alpha channel can be compressed better. Is it true? Or, once png image is imported into a swf, it's ...
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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 ...
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Easing Functions

I started to involve myself with easing functions (Flash AS3), came about in trying to understand TweenLite and Robert Penner's website: http://www.robertpenner.com/easing/ The question I have is ...
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How can I find out what URL my game is executing from in Flash?

I want to upload my game to Kongregate and other sites, but on Kongregate I want to invoke one function and other sites I want run another function. How to check in AS3 where (I want to get host like: ...
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Robust Architecture for Flash Games?

What's a good architecture for Flash games? I've read that MVC is great, with symbols just used purely for views (set states, use the class to manage which state/frame to show). I would presumably ...
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2d Pixel Shader literature, algorithms, etc. for Pixel Bender for flash

I am looking for some literature about pixel shaders algorithms or how would you call it. It's for 2d top down space shooter kind of game. I was thinking effects like halos, slow time, trails, fast ...
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What do I need to change in Box2D to work in pixels?

Box2D seems to be set up in such a way that you cannot work in pixels (i.e. physics scale = 1). It produces very strange results as it hits maximum speed limits at low speeds and looks very strange. ...
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What pattern is this, and should I do it?

I'm making a game in as3 using flash develop and flash cs5. Everything is object oriented. I was wondering, should I have one "gateway" class that has a property-reference to all instantiations of ...
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Is Scaleform/Flash used in console games for non-UI, game elements?

I work for Konami as a Flash developer, and got sent some code for a puzzle mini-game from a new, yet-to-be-released Silent Hill game for PS3/Xbox 360. It was a windows executable, but it was made in ...
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Using Flash in CS5 for iOS

So now that the restrictions are lifted from the third party developer by Apple. And the new packager for iPhone for Flash in CS5 is available for download. How much efficient it can be to develop a ...
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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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How to make the button rollover by a keyboardEvent

Hey Guys . I'm designing a game calculator . My problem is how to link between the keyboard event and the button. **When I click no.2 button on my Keyboard the button doesn't roolover . I want the ...
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Flash <=> server, protocol protection

I am making a flash game that will interact heavily with the server. For quite some time already I am using 'request hashing' technique to make sure that request data hasn't been tampered with. This ...
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3D models in 2D world

I want to create a simple Flash game. Let's say, it's about soccer hooligans. I would need the characters to walk around the isometric landscape, drink, fight or whatever it is they do. Now, how do I ...
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Documentation/Spec for Flash's XFL layout?

Has anyone found an official spec or documentation on the XFL file layout? Are there any design tools in existence or planned that can create XFL files? (Besides the official Adobe Flash Professional ...
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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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How can Apple know how an iOS game is made?

As you all know, Apple recently change the terms for app developers using 3rd dev tools. I'm wondering how could Apple know whether an app is made with a specific technology like Flash or Unity or ...
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How to get quality sprite sheet generation with rotations

I'm working on a game that uses sprite sheets with rotation for animations. While the effect is pretty good, the quality of the rotations is somewhat lacking. I exported a flash animation to png ...
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Making a character move along a curved slope in a World with gravity

I have seen this game Fancy Pants 2 . And the thing I noticed apart from the physics and beautiful animations is that the character is moving along slopes , even curved slopes. I have little ...
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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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Ways to earn money through Flash games

If you like developing flash games just for fun, why not make money through them? There are different ways you can monetize your flash game: In Game Ads: Some common examples: Mochi Ads gamejacket ...
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Tile editor for flash based games?

I am trying to make the age-old version of pacman. And only then that I realized that I need to spend a heck lot of time for making the tile matrix itself. It gets messy more and more. I've also ...
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How can I put Google Ads in a flash game?

What I want to do is put Google Ads in my flash game. The first question is how can I do that? The second question is the best place to put it; while loading, after finishing the game?
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i need a wrong sound for puzzle game [closed]

Hi i found all my effects except this bad one please if you have one like brainbuddies please help me . thanks in advance
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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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what should the size of a flash game in Facebook be

I'm developing a flash game and i want to put it in Facebook ,My question is the Proper maximum size for it. 500 KB 1 MB ??
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what making a good soundtrack for social game

there are many successful social games in Facebook and other social sites like brain buddies, who has the biggest brain and word challenge.both of them have a great soundtrack while playing and in the ...
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Will the same Flash game business model work for HTML5 games?

One of the best ways to earn money with Flash games is by making sponsorship deals. The developer puts the sponsor's logo and a link to their site in the game and lets the game spread around the web. ...
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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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Hardware acceleration for the Flash Player

What do we know about hardware acceleration for drawing operations in Flash? I know that since 10.1 it's there for video playback (and mobile graphics) but that doesn't really help with rendering ...
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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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In Box2dFlash my b2body gets detached from my Sprite after I use setXForm()

I have a scenario where I have red coin in a Carrom board game which should be moved outside of the visible window when it is pocketed, also if any coin either white or black is not pocketed in the ...
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Flash Origin Problem with Movie Clips

I'm working on a game that uses Flash for the user interface. I'm running into an odd issue with the origin of a library movie clip. Here are the steps to reproduce: Create a new MovieClip and ...
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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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Can a standalone WPF application create an interface that looks like a Flash interface?

It seems like WPF was created as the application answer to Adobe's Flash. Silverlight is used for creating web pages. But, can that same functionality be pulled into a standalone WPF application. ...
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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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my hitTest() doesnt work at times?

i have a code segment in which i use hitTest() a couple of times. and at a particular section the hitTest stops working. it doesnt test the collision of body a and body b i tried using ...
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trouble in box2d flash with invoking a setLinearVelocity() from inside an eventHandler

The set linear velocity doesnt affect a sprite when written inside an event handler.. but if i call setlinear velocity inside the main constructor..ie if the setlinearvelocity is called at the ...
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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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Good way to implement really basic physics in Flash?

I'm making a somewhat simple side-scroller in Flash. The way I'm currently doing the really basic physics(you don't fall through floors/can't walk through walls) is that I have a big symbol of all the ...
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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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Slow performance on an A* implementation in a tower defense game

I'm making a Tower Defense game in Flash with no predefined path. Although my grid is 40x40 (small?), A* is struggling when recalculating every time. So I made my own modification to ease the ...
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How to properly protect a flash game?

If I understand correctly, the main point of protecting a single player flash game is to keep it sitelocked. How to do this right and are there any other reasons to do this?
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What determines which key combinations register in a Flash game?

Many times when I'm working on Flash games I'll find that a particular combination of keys held at the same time doesn't register, e.g. LEFT, DOWN and SPACEBAR. I know from my days playing Doom this ...