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Old 08-11-2002, 04:49 AM   #1
Mutty
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Arrow Another Game questions, might be useful for gamers.

I've been reading the forum threads and came across some saving questions for games, no comes my question.

Forexample, if i was making a platform game with levels once u reach a certain point, i want to make the level change once u get to the other side of the stage, (that is easy enough to do), then, once u reach the next level the text "level2" is displayed in a dynamic text box somewhere on the screen, now, the question.

Is there a way so that when u get the level 2 flash will automatically save a text file to the same directory the swf is located and the .txt file has in it;

myLevel=(level reached eg."level2")
myPoints=(points gained eg."34000")
myUser=(whatever user logged in?)
--- those 3 variables will have allocated dynamic text boxes,

now to my 2nd question, (yes or no) can u make a load button at the beginning of your .swf movie, when clicked loads the information from the external .txt file and takes you to that level with the level score.. eg;

.swf opens with a input text box,
if u put in your name and press load
flash gets the variable from the text file and takes you tothat level
like,...

if (myUser="john") {
open text file. and get otehr variables..
if (myLevel="level2"){
gotoAndStop("level2")
}
}
(excuse the poor action script it is just an eg)
is that possable?

and the last question..

if that file is not local (stored on the internet n not hard drive)
is tehre a way that the name an level n all can be saved ?
so taht the user can play with his level when wanted ?
(just like a score listing but difernt..)


thank you.
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Old 08-11-2002, 05:12 AM   #2
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Check the Shared Objects tutorial. That's probably the best way to do it.
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