How to make Flash games page 2

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Originally posted by FlashGrenade:
Originally posted by Senekis93:

Added some more info to the What is an .swf file? section.

Care to write something about Stencyl, SoThink and Swish Max?
I’ve never used them.

SoThink is an SWF decompiler. Turns swf files into fla flex or allows you to export code or resouces. Its good for reverse engineering and as a learning tool, but id prefer ActionScript viewer 2011 for this.

No idea on Swish Max

Stencyl is a website that allows you to make cookie cutter games. Kids stuff to be honest. The code is all compiled in AS2. I really wouldnt waste my time.

SWFQuicker is what I linked to, and its not a decompiler, click the link and see for yourself. :P

Stencyl generates AS*3* via code blocks, similar to GameMaker (but for Flash) and allows you to edit or write your own code in addition. Its based on MIT Scratch and Flixel, and once its publicly released its gonna be what a lot of new devs feel happiest starting with. It would be stupid to refuse to include it on the basis that its “for kids”, because newsflash, a lot of new devs are in their early teens and will prefer a start like that.

 
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Added Stencyl description.

 
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Excellent thread, it should replace the current sticky.

 
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okay if stencyl does produce as3 then i must be thinking of another
type of cookie cutter as2 crap for kids. Forget what i said then. I’ll give
stencyl another look.

 
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Originally posted by FlashGrenade:

okay if stencyl does produce as3 then i must be thinking of another
type of cookie cutter as2 crap for kids. Forget what i said then. I’ll give
stencyl another look.

That sounds unprofessional. Of course Stencyl doesn’t produce AS3. It is a program to make developing games in flash easier, and it exports SWFs.

I have a feeling more junk will be produces from stencyl than good content.

E:it compiles AS3 code into bytecode.

 
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Spoiler: more junk than good content is produced using any method of production.

 
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^ No.

Right now more crap is being created than good content.

Good Content > Junk > Crap.

 
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Originally posted by qwerber:

^ No.

Right now more crap is being created than good content.

Good Content > Junk > Crap.

What you’re saying doesn’t contradict what player_03 said.

 
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Originally posted by NicheGamer:

What you’re saying doesn’t contradict what player_03 said.

all crap is junk, but not all junk is crap.

Good Content
Junk
Crap

Junk

 
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Is this free?

 
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Adobe Flash isn’t free, FlashDevelop is, you have to read.

 
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Don’t forget to mention, the Student Edition (Same thing but can only be installed on 2 computers) of ALL of the Adobe products participating (including Flash Professional CS5.5) are %80 off, or more. I got almost every Adobe Software for $500. You can get flash alone for like $100 or less.

 
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more like less than dollar.

 
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The ActionScript Dictionary link results in an error page at Adobe.

 
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Hmm… it seems Adobe removed it.
Link updated (redirects to another website with what seems to be the same content).
Also, it’s way faster than the one that was on the Adobe’s server!

Thanks, Mond.

 
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Originally posted by benny3t3:

Don’t forget to mention, the Student Edition (Same thing but can only be installed on 2 computers) of ALL of the Adobe products participating (including Flash Professional CS5.5) are %80 off, or more. I got almost every Adobe Software for $500. You can get flash alone for like $100 or less.

Isn’t student edition for non-commercial purposes only?

 
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It’d be nice if any of you could to contribute with some Unity3d info. I’m totally lost on the subject and don’t feel like downloading it and learning to use it only to write a review.

 
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Originally posted by Senekis93:

It’d be nice if any of you could to contribute with some Unity3d info. I’m totally lost on the subject and don’t feel like downloading it and learning to use it only to write a review.

Unity is….
It’s. It’s 3D modeling combined with Javascript. Except that they decided on their own syntax and hierarchical structure of things.

For instance, I needed string.substring() yesterday and after trying that I had to look up the unity documentation for it and find out it was string.Substring()

Seriously, they went through and forced starting caps on things (every function is in CamelCase and the first letter is capitalized; objects and classes are uncertain1).

1the equivalent of tracing is Debug.Log(string) whereas the equivalent of this is gameObject (which is of type gameObject).

 
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Originally posted by GameBuilder15:

Isn’t student edition for non-commercial purposes only?

Cs 3,4:
Student: no commercial
Educational: comercial
cs 5, 5.5:
student and teacher: commercial

 
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Would anyone indicates a forum programming flash games for social networking?

 
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I rejected Unity based on the lack of linux/phone support. You can do nice 3D things with it, but so can WebGL and that works almost everywhere (including phones)

 
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This is a great topic. Don’t know why it was almost abandoned.

 
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Would someadmin please sticky this? I’m tired of having to search for it when newbs come in GDR, then finding somebody else linked the old thread.

 
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I second that motion.

 
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Voila! :D