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Member Since 02 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active Jan 31 2014 12:36 PM

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In Topic: [web] Flash/AS3 related questions (Beginner/Starting)

06 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

I really like the Adobe Suite. I've been using Web Premium since CS3, and I had Macromedia Studio before that. If you have the money, and the time to learn the tools (Flash, Flash Builder, DreamWeaver, and Photoshop), I think it's worth it for a few reasons.

1.) When I used to use all the freeware stuff, I spent a lot of time trying to work around limitations.
2.) Better documentation. It's much easier to find books, online videos, and online tutorials for using Adobe's stuff than it's open source alternatives.
3.) Learning these tools makes you more marketable if you are trying to get contract work or a job with your skills.

That being said, I started doing development with the free stuff back in the day, and it will get you by until you have the money to go and buy Adobe's tools. However, when you're really serious about writing web games for a living, it's worth paying the money for Adobe's Web Premium (IMHO).

Hope that helps

In Topic: [web] Flash Projector Question

20 March 2006 - 12:32 PM

Well, I suppose I could "exec" the browser, but how do I know what browser the player uses?

In Topic: [web] Flash Projector Question

20 March 2006 - 10:10 AM

Original post by Anonymous Poster
getURL() maybe?

getURL() doesn't seem to work in projectors. It works in a browser just fine. I'm not sure if something additional needs to be done to make getURL work in a win projector, or if it must be done some other way.

In Topic: Screen Fade to White

08 February 2006 - 03:56 AM

Original post by d000hg
I'd use the big-quad method; it's reliable and trivial to write, although you may lose a bit of speed on older PCs at high-resolution from the substantial overdraw. That's most unlikely to be an issue so I wouldn't recommend shaders unless you have a special reason - like wanting to make the effect more advanced later on.

I'd agree with that. I've had issues with shaders rendering differently on different cards.


In Topic: Screen Fade to White

07 February 2006 - 11:31 AM

Are those Nvidia specific?