I have done a number of searches on as.org for ways to preload .swf's. The question that I am having a hard time figuring out is how to get a preloader to work when the movie to be loaded has all the graphics in the library and I don't want to change the export settings within that movie. The preloader works for .swf files that have all objects on the main stage. Any tips are suggestions appreciated.
If you'r enot willing to change the export settings to stop the library items exporting on the first frame you will have to use a wrapper SWF which acts simply as a preloader of extenal files. See this open source file for an external file preloader: http://www.actionscripts.org/showMovie.php?id=42
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Thanks for the response Jesse. I was able to avoid the wrapper .swf by simply putting the library objects on the main stage in a frame before the attachMovie script in the mc's to be loaded...and it worked. I was then able to remove the "Export in 1st Frame" option. Another valuable piece of advice I found with a bit more searching.