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Adobe Flash is a cross-platform multimedia runtime used to embed animations, video, and interactive applications into web pages.

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Child parent rendering (flash) in XNA

i am currently in the process of implementing a render engine that works like flash's. Where a sprite is drawn inside another sprite and reflects all transformation (rotation, scale, etc) on the ...
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How can I determine an appropriate frame count for various fighting game animations?

I am currently starting to outline a fighting game I'm doing with a friend. The biggest obstacle for me now is determining frames for every move. How can I determine how many frames should a quick ...
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Red5 or zendZMF or BlazeDS or Cirrus? [closed]

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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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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AS3 move object to a point

I'm trying to make a room full of monster each side and the player stay in the middle. I have a problem, I don't know how I move each monster to the player and rotate each of them to face the player, ...
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Camera and enemy behaviour in AS3 platformer

beginner in AS3 here. I am working on a platformer game based on the code of a provided example exercise. I have the following problem: I have an enemy who shoots bullets. The enemy is the parent, ...
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Why does my FPS drop gradually over time?

I'm working on this game: yt alpha preview I came into a huge game-breaking problem - after 10-15 min of gameplay the FPS drops from 60 to 30 and is very unstable. I'm using tons of physics and ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I improve the seemingly capped framerate of my flash game?

I used to be sure that all Flash games are capped to 30fps as Edmund McMillen's The Binding of Isaac runs at that frame rate. N v2.0 (Flash Player 11) runs at ...
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Game Publishing & Income : Quality vs Quantity

As a casual flash gamer, I see lots of "games" released that are ... terrible. And that's an overstatement. But I'm wondering, are these developers onto something? Is this a comparatively good source ...
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I have an editable SWF with Refferal protection, how would I remove that [closed]

Im using JPEXS to edit an SWF I obtained of MutilateADoll2 that is Site locked (referrer) to the kongregate website, is it possible to.... per say... Remove that referral lock and gain access to use ...
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Which language is best for 2D and 3D games to be played on the desktop and on the web? [closed]

I am B.Tech. student and have done some CS courses and have some knowledge about programming languages. I know C++ (I've made some small desktop GUI programs with Qt and in Visual Studio), Java (also ...
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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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Can a texture's UV coordinates be animated (scrolled) when part of a SpriteSheet?

Alright so my question is about texture manipulation in Flash Stage3D / Context3D using AGAL for the shader language. But I'm ...
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How can I make 3D games in 4K that are a few megabytes?

I would like to make 3D games in 4K that are a few Megabytes (MB) in download size. Is there a way to use 3D Vector Graphics in games to reduce the file size ? Or is there any other way to achieve ...
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Revolve FlxSprites Around a Central FlxSprite in Flash Game made with Flixel

I have been working on a Flash game made in Flash Builder using the Flixel library. I have been trying to dynamically create a group of FlxSprites , and revolve them around a player controlled class ...
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Real cash gambling app [closed]

I am making a cash game like deal or no deal for use as an android app, using adobe software. The idea is player wagers 50 pence through Paypal plays the game wins, say, £10 pounds and then cash out. ...
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Feasible to do all game logic on PHP server?

For the turn-based browser Flash RPG I'm working on, I'm keeping all player stats in a MySQL database, with PHP as the go-between, for the sake of persistence and to prevent cheating by memory editing....
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Better way than url-encoded query stings to pass data from PHP to Flash?

For the turn-based browser Flash RPG I'm working on, I'm using url-encoded query stings to pass data from PHP to Flash. Basically, Flash posts a request to PHP, then PHP pulls some data from a MySQL ...
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Should all stats only exist on MySQL database for my Flash browser RPG?

I'm creating a browser RPG in Flash which will have some multiplayer elements and in-app purchases so security is a high concern. Would it be better to have all game stats like health and such exist ...
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flash - hitTestObject() mafunction?

Is there a way that even though two objects that have different y co-ordinate collide? In my game, I wanted to make my object rotate as explained in ...
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Character jumping but not returning to ground platform game AS3

I am making a platform game where the main character moves right and left and jumps however my character jumps and does not return to the ground but stays on top of the stage.My characters movie-clip ...
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How does Actionscript choose which order to run objects' code in?

I can only assume that Flash runs code in the order that objects were created - so newer objects are run later. Is this true? Is there any way, other than deleting and recreating objects, that I can ...
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How to enable GPU for flash player 11?

I just install Flash Player 11 and SDK 4.5 (hero), and test it with a small program. But I find it is still using "software" to simulate 3D API, and ...
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Where should I host my flash games? [closed]

I'm looking at hosting my flash game on a site like Kongregate or NewGrounds, but with so many choices, I'm left wondering what are the pros & cons of the various options? I'm interested in: ...
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Which better? Write all scripts on timeline or write it partially on `.as` file?

I'm going to create a flash game. But I don't know which way for me to write my scripts. Is it better if I write script part by part and by object so every object has they own script .. or write all ...
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Accessing a C++-based optimization library in FlashPunk

Some time ago I launched my FlashPunk primer, an adaption of Asteroids, which mainly served as a basis for trying out a simple optimization algorithm. Now I'm planning to take this concept a level ...
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Is gameswf usable? [closed]

The project page indicates that it's pre-alpha code, and suggests the actionscript support is weak. Flash UIs are nice, so I was wondering if anyone has experience getting gameswf to the point where ...
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Connecting an AI Agent to a Flash Game

Overview The game is a multiplayer simple real time strategy housed in a Flash application. Players run the Flash client, and are connected to a server written in another language (the language is ...
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Rotation of objects from different axes in Flash AS3

In my game, I have made 4 lines with different colors to form a square but the colored lines are different objects. I want to rotate the lines in a way that the lines will still form a square. Eg: ...
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Beginner flash game development: Start with framework or from scratch? [closed]

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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Is there a SDK for 2D games that will deploy to PC, Flash and Android? [closed]

Is there such thing as an SDK or toolset that can produce Windows, Flash, and Android executables from the same source? Something like "write once, run in all three platforms?"
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What would be a good game making engine supporting Vector images? [closed]

I want to create a simple platforming game, in which you are a square in a wonderful world. I would like this game to be able to be played in browsers. Basically I am searching for something similar ...
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How do I implement a Camera in the PushButton Game Engine?

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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Game Server Framework / Engine that supports AMF? [closed]

I am looking for a server technology that supports AMF (because I plan on using an as3/flash front end). I would like to develop game logic / simulations that run on the server. Small number of ...
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Flash game engine [closed]

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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How do I pause and resume a game in ActionScript 2?

I'm making a game where the player must avoid random falling objects. I dont know how to implement pausing. I've been stuck on this for 2 days! I tried using ...
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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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Why is my hitTest() not working every time? [closed]

I have a code segment in which I use hitTest() a couple of times but at a particular section the hitTest stops working. It doesn'...
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How to make proper animations for a html5 game?

I am working on a web based MMORPG in html5. Therefore, I think about using Phaser.io to be the main engine of the game on the client side. I want the game to be isometric and I am wondering how to ...
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How do I load an array of display objects with shared objects using action script 3.0? [duplicate]

I'm making a city builder game, where players can build their town using different constructions. A player has the possibility to save his city. In the main menu, a player can choose to see different ...
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Convert Flash game to work on Android devices

Is there any way to convert a Flash games(file with .swf extention) to work with android devices? I want the game to use Android device native controls like ...
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Flash animation or Sprite sheet animation good for Unity mobile games

I would like to develop dress-up and cooking kind of games. So it needs lots of animations. Our designers done the animations in the lash. I found the plugins callued GAF and UniSWF to convert flash ...
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Fixed timestep with interpolation in AS3

I'm trying to implement Glenn Fiedler's popular fixed timestep system as documented here: http://gafferongames.com/game-physics/fix-your-timestep/ In Flash. I'm fairly sure that I've got it set up ...
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What technologies are used to develop games for tablets and iPhones? [closed]

What technologies are used to develop games for tablets and iPhones? Would Flash be commonly used? Is HTML5 capable of animation and interactivity, or would a game file simply be placed within HTML5 ...
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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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How to make game like Gals Panic [closed]

Any one have a idea how to build game like Gals Panic. I want to know the basic idea how can i start building the game. Note : im a flash game developer.So anything related to flash would be helpful. ...
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FlashPunk + Flashdevelop - How to use sponsor provided preloader

I have developed a flash game using FlashPunk (on FlashDevelop). And now that I am trying to add a sponsor preloader and splashscreen to my game, I realize the flashpunk forums are down, and have been ...
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How should I animate sprites with separate body parts?

I am not an artist. I have a 2D Sprite broken up into different body parts that I want to animate. I know how to do it in Unity, but every artist I know would prefer to use Flash. I am trying to ...

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