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Wait to fully-init instances in AS3?

09 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

Hi, I've recently been trying my hand at Actionscript game programming. Especifically, I want to build random mazes and check whether they have a path from start to end. These mazes, I store them in their Maze class/instances.

Of course, this takes time. Not a lot, but it's not immediate either. Looks like Flash won't wait for the maze to be checked though, and continues with other instructions related to using the information from the Maze, which seems to give me a "Error #1009: Can't refer to a null object yadda yadda".

Am I right in my suspicions? If so, what can I do? First idea that pops to mind is an event that will be activated when the instance is fully initialized, and off otherwise. Is there anything like that in ActionScript 3.0?

Thanks in advance!

Rookie game design blog

30 March 2012 - 02:46 AM

Hello there. First of all an introduction, I'm Daniel, and I've joined this community in order to learn game design more deeply, a trade which I admire and wish to have in the future.

Secondly, like stated, the intent of this post is to show around my little blog project for starting game devs, "A Videogame's Tale":


Anyway, the objective of this blog is basically to teach about both creative and technical aspects of video game designing, as well as putting some real life examples, and some projects of my own.

My final objective is that one can read the journal and end up having an idea of what they should keep in mind and what to avoid when designing.

So I now turn to you, fellow gamedevvers. What do you think of it? Is it good? Is it boring? Does it hurt your eyes? How could I improve? Maybe be less elementary and get more technical?

I really want to become better both at game design and this "journalism" (quote quote), so I really wish for feedback. I thank you in advance for any advice that you can give me!

(If you notice I have put this in the wrong forum, do tell, but I've searched a bit and I haven't found anything against posting it here.)