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How to make a dynamic hangman game in Flash 8 with XML and ActionScript – part 1 of 4

October 20th, 2008 71 Comments

In this detailed lesson made for Flash 8 and ActionScript 2.0, I will show you how to create a completely dynamic hangman game. This lesson is intended for intermediate or advanced users of ActionScript. If you are completely new to ActionScript, I suggest that you learn more about ActionScript and come back to this tutorial […]

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Learning to use the conditional if/else statement in Flash 8

October 16th, 2008 21 Comments

In this lesson, I will explain to you what the ActionScript if/else conditional statement is and how to use it in your Flash movies through a visual example. You will learn: What is a conditional statement, What is a circumstance, Various comparison operators and more. Click on the dark area in the Flash movie below […]


How to easily make a draggable mask with ActionScript

October 15th, 2008 16 Comments

In this really easy tutorial, I will show you how to set up a mask via ActionScript and make it draggable. Click on the rectangle in the Flash example below and drag it around to see what you’ll learn to create.

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Loading an external mp3 file with ActionScript

October 8th, 2008 47 Comments

Loading an external mp3 file in Flash has many benefits. First, and maybe the most practical is that your Flash movie filesize stays the same – there is no need to import the sound file into it, because we can load it dynamically, that is, while the movie is running. Second, if you wanted to […]

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Controlling the timeline with ActionScript

October 6th, 2008 47 Comments

This tutorial shows how to control the timeline in a Flash movie. You will learn the essential commands: how to play a movie, how to stop it, how to jump to a particular frame on the timeline.

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