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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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Are RTMFP Flash games the new big thing? [closed]

After watching (and playing) HaxBall, I can imagine that RTMFP (or any other real time multiplayer flash based technology) games will be the new big thing, replacing social games (cafeworld, etc). ...
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Using an iPhone as a controller for a flash game

How can I use an iPhone as a controller for a flash game, as described here?
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How to implement Long Polling with PHP and flash?

I'm trying to make a multiplayer game but am a newbie to server side programming except that I know a little PHP. I learnt about this technique called long polling where the server can wait for fresh ...
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Implementing Positional Sound

I am trying to put 3Dish audio in a game I'm developing, and I'm unsure how to do positional sound. I want to be able to adjust the volume of the audio's channels depending on how far it is and the ...
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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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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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Developing an Asteroids successor: which languages/tools/frameworks?

Currently I'm planning to run the Asteroids successor on the Java Virtual Machine, while writing the code in Scala (because that's the language I'm fluent in). I have looked at different options, ...
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Red5 or zendZMF or BlazeDS or Cirrus?

I've been trying to develop a multiplayer turn based game which is mostly free to play - I just want to see if the game idea is appreciated - hence I want to do it with minimal cost and I'm confused ...
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Is there a fundamental technical reason for Flash being a more popular game platform than JavaScript?

Both Javascript and AS3 are implementations of ECMAScript. Is there a fundamental technical reason for Flash being so much more prevalent as a game-publishing platform, when compared to Javascript?
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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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How can I secure a high score table? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent cheating on global highscore tables? So, I create a game in Flash and I want to keep a hi-score table for people to compete in. After a player has ...
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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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Developing internet sweepstake games

I have absolutely no idea about game developing but want to know following things about internet sweepstake games: Click on demo and play any of the game. What technology (programming language) is ...
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Are there companies that can store the stream of each user event? [closed]

I want a company that can store in a database of it's own the stream of clicks each user does (my game is programmed in action script), of course I will define what data and when to store it. Bear in ...
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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 server)....
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How do I store and handle time in social game?

I intend to develop a social game on flash like farmville. I have got a problem in event time handling though. For Example, if I breed a horse in game and I don't feed it every hour then its health ...
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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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Traffic estimation for a multiplayer flash game

hey, i want to know if my rough traffic estimations are right, it would be for a pretty simple realtime flashgame in the style of haxball (but not as a soccer game) heres a video of it http://www....
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How does flash store (represent) movieclips and sprites?

When we draw any object in flash and convert it into a movieclip or a sprite, how is it stored or represented in flash. I know in vector art it is stored or represented as line segments using formulae....
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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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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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Sprites are sometimes blurry in Flash

I am playing around with drawing an SVG sprite (imported in through [Embed]). Depending on the coordinates of the image, sometimes it appears more crisp than others. The following image shows how at ...
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How much memory usage is too much in a Flash game?

I'm developing a Flash game, and I can appreciate that the memory usage is a little high for a Flash game (I think). Let's say 100+ MB. So how much is too much when talking about memory usage in ...
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Is flash game development not considered 'proper' game development? [closed]

I've come across this a couple of times. That flash game development is not 'proper' game development when compared to XNA or even Unity. Mentioned here: Need guidelines for studying Game Development ...
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Implementing top view physics using box2D

How can top view physics games be done in box2D? One idea I have is to set the linear velocity of an object manually or to alter the linear and angular damping as my object moves over different ...
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Need help in determing what, if any, tools can be used to create a free Flash game

Yes I proudly -and sadly- declare that I am a complete nincompoop when it comes to Flash, and I have been fishing around the big wide web for information. The reason for this is that I have been ...
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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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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 to organize timeline in a Flash project?

I am starting a new Flash game and I was wondering if there is a better way to organize the timeline of the project. In my previous games I define a keyframe for each possible status of the game (...
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Making a game preloader (Flash) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you create a single/internal pre-loader for a Flash game written using Flex? Hi guys, Im trying to make a preloader in a Flash game. Thing is, I need some advices ...
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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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Game networking topology - dealing with host leaving

I am working on a P2P game in Flash and I'm wondering what network topology would be most robust for dealing with people randomly joining/leaving. I was thinking the first user to join could be the ...
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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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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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Beginner flash game development: Start with framework or from scratch?

I want to write some simple flash games (as a hobby). I have a lot of programming experience, but no experience with Flash/ActionScript. My question is: As a beginner, is it a good idea to start with ...
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Network Multiplayer in Flash

Flash has come a long way in the last decade, and it's a well-kept secret getting a Flash game to connect to a multi-client server for chat and/or basic avatar movement in real time. Why has the ...
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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 ...