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Old 02-01-2012, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default [AS3] Proper way to handle game menus

Hi all, I've searched on google in vain for a bit, so I'm here to ask you all now:

Is there a "proper" way to handle the menu system for flash games? Right now I have a "gui_mc" which has different frames labeled "Loading", "Title", "Play", "Gameover", and so on. I place this movieclip on the stage first, then use "gotoAndStop();" whenever the user clicks a button to navigate the different menus of my game. It just seems rather clunky, and I'd rather create a menu purely in actionscript.

Any tutorials around the internet, or maybe a book you all could recommend? As I said, I've had no such luck with google.

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Old 02-01-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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I'd create the whole thing using actionscript along with objects that you created using the flash authoring tool. Combine the two techniques.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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I've started to use finite state machines (FSM) to control the flow of my games. I'm not sure if this is the correct method for dealing with the states of the game, but it does seem to offer a nice clean way to deal with what you're asking for and more. gotoandlearn.com has video tutorials explaining how to implement a simple FSM and you should be able to adapt this to your own games. Hope this helps.
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