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I know I''ve posted about creating games in Basic before (I am learning the language and am almost finished), but I just realized I can make games in Flash since I know how to use Flash (and have a book for reference just in case). Anyways, my point of this post is to ask if anyone knows of any good links about creating games in Flash. Since I have never created a game before, I figured I might as well use a tutorial or whatever I can get to help me with my first one, so please post your links or any helpful info like good books.

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Hmm.. I wish they had some books when I had to learn how to make Flash games

Besides the books that are around nowadays, theres two sites that will aid you in your struggles:

www.flashkit.com

www.virtual-fx.net

unfortunately, I had learned how to create RPG''s in Flash by the time I learned about those two sites.. (2D RPG''s I mean).

Good Luck. If you ever need help I am almost always free grom 3 to 5 and then from 7 to 9 or 10.

My email adress is bg_darkelf@hotmail.com

By the way, Flash 4 is alot better for learning how to do the stuff, but you will need Flash 5 to work with the books that are published now, I believe (also, it has a better selection of actions in ActionScript..) But if you ever find Flash 4 cheap, you should get it. Its just as good and I make all of my games that don''t need to be multiplayer in it.

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I''d just jump on with Flash 5. Its Actionscript is more of a real programming language than that of Flash 4''s. In fact that''s the one major distinctive feature that made Flash 5 so powerful, through use of Actionscript-only events. In Flash 4 many designers used actionscripting only to compliment keyframing, now they use it all by itself in Flash 5.

Drew Sikora
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Yeah, Gaiden is right now that I think about it. Flash 4 has about half of Flash 5''s actionscript capabilities, if your going to be doing games, I suggest you use Flash 5.

I like Flash 4 for all of my game though, and Flash 5 has a bad design to it. In Flash 4 you left click and get all the options, in Flash 5 there are like 6 panels you have to open one after another to find what you need ( at least when you are a begginer it will be that way, youll get used to it ).

"I''ve sparred with creatures from the nine hells themselves... I barely plan on breaking a sweat here, today."~Drizzt Do''Urden

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What you mean all those panels for scripting and text and movies and library and whatnot? Oh that''s no problem - I have them all on my desktop at once, they are just arranged very nicely so that I can minimize them to their window bars and they are totally out of my way. If you want to see how i lay out my desktop in Flash I''ll email you a pic.

Drew Sikora
A.K.A. Gaiiden

Blade Edge Software
Public Relations, Game Institute
Staff Member, GDNet

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I picked up the Flash Games book that friends of ED put out over a week ago and it''s really good.

It covers developing a series of games including a Defender clone and a platform game. Some of the later chapters have networking and 3D graphics information (haven''t read them yet).

I recommend this book to any Flash 5 game developers out there.

borngamer

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