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Forum: ActionScript 2.0 07-30-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By Cota
Firstly, avoid using "send" as an object name....

Firstly, avoid using "send" as an object name. Its a reserved word in Flash. Secondly, you really only need one LoadVars() object. I would do something like this, mind you AS2 has been far removed...
Forum: ActionScript 3.0 07-30-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Cota
According to Flash they dont have instance names....

According to Flash they dont have instance names. This may be a glitch, which happened to me a lot in CS3 and CS4. I would simply copy everything into a brand new Flash file and all would work well.
Forum: General Chat 07-30-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,068
Posted By Cota
Thats kind of a gray area. Its a yes and no...

Thats kind of a gray area. Its a yes and no answer really, in the grand scheme of things they are 2 different methods of getting to the same place.
Forum: General Chat 07-30-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Cota
Being the guy that has occasion to interview...

Being the guy that has occasion to interview these "rockstars" let me qualify the title with this. The person that wrote the job description is either a recruiter or HR person. They DONT know jack...
Forum: General Chat 07-14-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Cota
Well said. I agree, I stopped visiting Kirupa...

Well said. I agree, I stopped visiting Kirupa many moons ago. Too many unanswered questions, some attitude issues, things of that nature. While no forum will ever be perfect, I personally believe...
Forum: General Chat 07-14-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By Cota
We all come here for one reason or another. To...

We all come here for one reason or another. To learn, help, or just read trends, either way, welcome aboard.
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 06-15-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,051
Posted By Cota
Not sure there is a simple way of doing this. I...

Not sure there is a simple way of doing this. I dont think getURL has any "error" handling abilities. Think you may be out of luck on this one.
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Cota
Its all like that. All the giants are tapping...

Its all like that. All the giants are tapping each others databases.
Forum: Simple Stuff (Newbies) 05-22-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Cota
Shouldnt it be DateNum.text = "" + Day; ...

Shouldnt it be DateNum.text = "" + Day;

Flash thinks you're trying to do math.
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 03-26-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By Cota
I might be missing something, but you arent...

I might be missing something, but you arent sending the path value back.
Forum: ActionScript 3.0 03-26-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By Cota
Why not just return the data within the same PHP...

Why not just return the data within the same PHP file? I've always found it easier to serialize the incoming datae from PHP and work with it in flash.
Forum: General Chat 03-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,333
Posted By Cota
I find myself undoing deleted threads as well,...

I find myself undoing deleted threads as well, especially when people have replied. I'm for taking that option away from them.
Forum: General Chat 02-24-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,672
Posted By Cota
40 is the new 30!

40 is the new 30!
Forum: General Chat 02-24-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Cota
I say go for. Write away. Time is becoming an...

I say go for. Write away. Time is becoming an issue again. I have some many little personal projects going to here and there that when I get 20 minutes to sit down, I end up starring off into space!
Forum: General Chat 02-24-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Cota
You ask here. We arent going to do the work for...

You ask here. We arent going to do the work for you, but we'll do our best to get you to your result.
Forum: Simple Stuff (Newbies) 02-23-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Cota
Yes, they should be very close, maybe 8-16KB...

Yes, they should be very close, maybe 8-16KB difference.
Forum: General Chat 02-23-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Cota
I love the idea of being able to say whatever I...

I love the idea of being able to say whatever I want and people just accepting it...
Forum: Gaming and Game Development 02-23-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Cota
LLC is for legal and tax. TM, SM, and copyrights...

LLC is for legal and tax. TM, SM, and copyrights are to protect your work/product. I believe, in the US, simply adding SM is sufficient to establish it. To fully legalize it, you'll have to go...
Forum: General Chat 02-20-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Cota
Looking for article ideas

Its been awhile since I've written anything. Work and life has been keeping me pretty busy.

Anyone have any suggestions for articles, or tutorials? Going to have some free time this week, would...
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 02-20-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Cota
You attach a resize() listener to the stage. When...

You attach a resize() listener to the stage. When it is resized, that function will fire off, there you can reposition everything. Search the forum for onResize, you should get plenty of examples.
Forum: General Chat 02-20-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,672
Posted By Cota
Wonder if some of the "old timers" are going to...

Wonder if some of the "old timers" are going to chime in, I'm looking at you CyanBlue.
Forum: Simple Stuff (Newbies) 02-20-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Cota
Global["soundLoop" + randomr].play(); ...

Global["soundLoop" + randomr].play();


Along those lines.
Forum: Simple Stuff (Newbies) 02-20-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Cota
Flash compresses image files. PNG's compress very...

Flash compresses image files. PNG's compress very well. By default it brings the quality down to about 80%. In publish settings, you can change this.

Items in the library that arent used on the...
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 02-20-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By Cota
Reading a textfile is pretty straight forward....

Reading a textfile is pretty straight forward. LoadVars() will take care of that. Upon 'onLoad' you're split() the textfile on "/n", which should dump each line into an array. Loop through that array...
Forum: Gaming and Game Development 02-20-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Cota
You definetly need a copyright. You can also slap...

You definetly need a copyright. You can also slap a Service Mark on the name. Copyrights are easy and cheap to get. The date will be active when the copyright office recieves it, not when they...
Forum: ActionScript 3.0 02-20-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Cota
Sounds like you are "out of scope" so to speak....

Sounds like you are "out of scope" so to speak. Without seeing it in front of me, you're referencing something that doesnt exist. Given what you've described, I'd say you're pathing something...
Forum: General Chat 02-14-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By Cota
The Tank Mom Story

I dont normally do these things, but she is a good friend of someone very important to me, so I'm doing it.

Read her story and pass it along if you could
...
Forum: CMS Technical Questions 02-02-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,698
Posted By Cota
Some comments are not approved because they are...

Some comments are not approved because they are spam, or something along those lines. I frequently have to remove comments like, "your tutorial sucks" and random nonsense like that.
Forum: General Chat 01-25-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By Cota
I would say, since Apple lifted its ban on the...

I would say, since Apple lifted its ban on the 3rd party stuff, maybe we should create a mobile section. Maybe have that as the top level then break it down with a few subs, such as iOS, Andriod, and...
Forum: General Chat 01-18-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,672
Posted By Cota
You and me both brother!

You and me both brother!
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 01-11-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By Cota
Set 2 flags(varaibles). Both a boolean, one...

Set 2 flags(varaibles). Both a boolean, one determines slide_forawrd or back, and the other will determe slide_done or not. setting those and testing the conditions in each button should get you what...
Forum: Gaming and Game Development 01-10-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Cota
With the txt file, each variable should start...

With the txt file, each variable should start with "&" This is how flash knows its a new variable.
Forum: General Chat 01-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By Cota
Happy new year to everyone. Sorry I havent been...

Happy new year to everyone. Sorry I havent been around much as of late, but between work and personal life, there just isnt much time anymore.
Forum: ActionScript 3.0 01-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Cota
Quick answer, not really. For what you're doing,...

Quick answer, not really. For what you're doing, what you have is fine.
Forum: Projectors and CDs 12-23-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,411
Posted By Cota
I'd suggest fullscreen with no scale. That will...

I'd suggest fullscreen with no scale. That will leave your video player in its original size.
Forum: General Chat 12-23-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Cota
I still am and always will be a fan of Eleven2.com

I still am and always will be a fan of Eleven2.com
Forum: HTML and JavaScript 12-17-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By Cota
You need to look into localConnection. That...

You need to look into localConnection. That allows Flash to talk to javascript and vise versa. In live docs, the examples should be pretty clear, and pretty easy to figure out. Feel free to post your...
Forum: ActionScript 3.0 12-05-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By Cota
navigateToUrl()

navigateToUrl()
Forum: Simple Stuff (Newbies) 12-05-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Cota
try just removeChild(0); I believe when you...

try just removeChild(0);

I believe when you remove a child it reshifts all the index's down. So, you're array will go "out of bounds" every time.
Forum: General Chat 12-05-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By Cota
This is what led to the birth of the preloader....

This is what led to the birth of the preloader. Giving users something to look at while things load. Now lets fast forward to the present, where people are using highspeed ISP's and 1mb downloads...
Forum: General Chat 12-04-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By Cota
User experience is still a subjective thing. Yes,...

User experience is still a subjective thing. Yes, a faster loading site is always better. The average user is only willing to wait about 3 seconds before they become annoyed with it.
Forum: General Chat 12-04-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By Cota
This debate over the future of flash is getting...

This debate over the future of flash is getting ridiculous. I understand everyone wanting to spectulate and opinions, etc...with that said, I never saw Grooveshark.com before. Let me just say this. I...
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 12-03-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Cota
Remember, "=" sets a value. So in a loop, "="...

Remember, "=" sets a value. So in a loop, "=" will overwrite the variable data everytime. You need to use "+=" which appends the varable data and adds the new data, instead of overwritting it.
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 12-03-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Cota
What code do you already have?

What code do you already have?
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 11-22-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,053
Posted By Cota
Using localConnection should make things easier....

Using localConnection should make things easier. Assuming you're using AS3.
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 11-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Cota
Sending an array back to Flash just to have flash...

Sending an array back to Flash just to have flash pick one, doesnt make much sense. Unless a user will be picking it?

If there is no user involved with the picking process, then let PHP pick on at...
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 11-16-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Cota
Here is a list of all the environment variables ...

Here is a list of all the environment variables
http://php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.php

Did your IT guys set up a variable for this? If so, getting it would be the same as in the list.
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 11-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Cota
I would echo instead of print. You want to return...

I would echo instead of print. You want to return just one or the entire array?
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 11-16-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Cota
Depends, you're going to need a server side...

Depends, you're going to need a server side script, asp or php. Those will allow you to access the environment variables.
Forum: ActionScript 2.0 11-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Cota
Without doing it for you, here's the logic behind...

Without doing it for you, here's the logic behind it:
1- Dump the variables into an array, then run a random number function to select one at random.
2- Use LoadVars() to send the data to php.
3-...
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