Comments for Shootorial #6

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rash_dash123

Jul. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "there is no method with the name "resetHealth" HELP :(

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ExperimentalDev

Apr. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Great series of tutorials. I would call this the best instalment however.

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Raultagarela

Mar. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'm having a problem, when I put my "gameOverMenu" from the library on the stage, the score doesn't display on my game, and if I remove the gameOverMenu, the score displays, someone already had this problem? PS: The scoreText and the gameOverMenu are in separated layers.

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BiPoLuh

Mar. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The tutorials were really good... then this one came along and the poster was like "meh I'm tired of writing detailed tutorials, here's random jarble."

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onca

Jun. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This tutorial is very bad. It doesn't explain any of the mechanics of the health meter ("just copy it or make it yourself"), and even the copied one doesn't work.

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marczero16

May. 31, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Tip to self: ALWAYS REPLACE THE ship name into the original instance name!

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LuisLGCM

May. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I have a weird problem: The compiler says that Symbols healthMeter, healthMeterBar and gameOverMenu couldn't be loaded, but I run the game and the healthmeter and game over menu work good, should I worry about?

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thwible

Apr. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) go to this link for the health bar http://adobe-flash.wonderhowto.com/how-to/create-enemy-and-health-bar-for-flash-rpg-158386/

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3ndl3ss

Jan. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "Now that we have a working health meter..."

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Postage

Jan. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) bodoh

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Gnulf17

Nov. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) well ok, i should read the next site before complaining next time^^

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Gnulf17

Nov. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) page 6: the explode-function comes from the enemy ship, so you have to give the enemy ship an instance name and then use "_root.enemyShip.explode();"

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zach_chrisrich

Aug. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Help plz! I'm stuck on the score. The text never changes. I tried adding _root.scoreText.text = "SCORE"; and _root.scoreText.text = 25; to the onLoad for the ship but neither one worked. Any suggestions?

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guzzaapp

Aug. 7, 2012

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yorksir

Jun. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Using CS4 with actionscript 2. Dont know if anybody has come across this yet but for me anyways, when doing the custom functions for the score, it would only work if I put them ABOVE the onLoad function.

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grandshadowdude

Jun. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This doesn't really explain how to make the health gauge or the game over menu.

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demyx3

May. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) @silent22 you can make a new function similar to the explode(); function that dosen't give you points, and you can call that function instead

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demyx3

May. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Remember to put resetHealth(); in your onLoad function!

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farquay

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I cant figure out how to fix the PLAY AGAIN button. Could someone explain in detail how they incorporated the PLAY AGAIN button? I used a Text Box and the coding provided. Ty for help

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silent22

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Is there a way to make it so that the enemies don't give you points when they explode when you die? And great tutorial.

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Sketchist

Apr. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) TYPO page 5 it says it's instead of let's. Thank you, kongregate for the tutorial!

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hmmmmmmmmm

Apr. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) For all problems with the health meter not going down, don't forget to add resetHealth(); in the function onLoad() for ship. Worked for me

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CUBAN0L0C0

Apr. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) for all with health bar issues read this: http://tinyurl.com/7xrwzz4 you can still use the objects names from the tutorial just make sure you cut/paste and make a new layer like the book says.

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Fishdawg

Mar. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) _root.gameOverMenu.playAgainButton.onPress = function() { _root.ship.newGame(); } The above code isn't even attempted at being explained. Please can someone help

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dubintensity

Feb. 21, 2012

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hannesdelbeke

Feb. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) if your healtbar that you made yourself scales at both sides make sure if you convert it to a symbol you can pick between 9 squares dont choose the middle one, but the left or right i don't know how to change it so just make a new symbol

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Catwheel

Jan. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) IF YOUR HEALTH BAR IS NOT CHANGING: try this. 1. click the healthMeter on screen and check the properties to make sure it has the proper instance name "healthMeter". 2. double click the healthMeter on screen to go "inside" it and then click on the green bar and make sure it has the proper instance name "Bar". 3. also make sure that the green bar is a MovieClip. 4. If this Comment has helped you approve it. IF YOUR SCORE IS NOT CHANGING: I don't have a good solution for this, but I changed the text to "1234567890" before running and after it resets it seems to display the score properly.

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siq1ne

Dec. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AS2LCR/Flash_10.0/help.html?content=Part2_AS2_LangRef_1.html Very, very helpful :)

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siq1ne

Dec. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) nevermind.. just did all the modifying of score in the Ship.as instead of passing it through (derp)

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siq1ne

Dec. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) When I do "_root.ship.updateScore(50);" it works fine, but when I do "_root.ship.updateScore(variablehere);" it doesn't work. Anybody know why? I'm sure it's an easy fix but have been banging my head on it for longer than I care to admit. Basically, I'm trying to have a score modifier so my score will not always be a flat 50. I can't seem to pass that variable through though. When it triggers the score just completely disappears..

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Aedric

Dec. 18, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Don't use chunigamy's advice first unless you have tried the others, it wasted a half an hour for me.

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jhayzxenon

Dec. 2, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i knew something is wrong that's why i can't get this one to work i double entered function updateHealth(points){health += points;if(health < 1) if folks are having problems try downloading the source files then compare bothto see the difference

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GRAPHICDESIGNC

Nov. 28, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hey guys if you're having a problem with your play again button, here is the right syntax for the code. Kongregate decided to f**k it all up. YOU DON'T NEED THE BRACKETS CALLING ON THE FUNCTION: _root.gameOverMenu.playAgainButton.onPress = function newGame(); You call the function from inside the function, on the button press. You don't need the brackets to call the function from there. Sometimes Kong is stupid as hell.

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absolutel

Nov. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I love these tutorials. I do not actually make that game but it is great that when I just dont know how to do anything, I can just look into tutorial where it is explained. GJ kongregate.

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jrtibayan

Nov. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i dont know why but it wont work if i use healthMeter as instance name. i tried to remove a letter and it works.. using bar as instance doesnt give me problem can someone tell me possible reasons why i cant make it work with instance name healthMeter but works if i change it? btw im using Adobe Flash CS5.5 Pro

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crapageddon

Nov. 11, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @iGreenPuffle, chunygami, anyone: When you make health = 100 that fixed the problem for me too. Is it because health var had not been defined yet as a var type? Does making it 100 for some reason tell Flash what data type to make it? Just wondering why that fixed it for future troubleshooting.

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masterroel

Nov. 9, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I had my score just showing zeros all the time. The problem was with the embed in the properties of scoreText, you actually need to click the little box before the numerals (0..9). There will be a V in it. Thought you just had to select it and click ok, but you need to check it of in the list. If you dont check numerals, it can only show the characters that you have already typed in the box, that is why typing 1234567890 in the box is also a solution.

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SweetiePie

Nov. 2, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) ATTENTION! If your score isn't showing up at all despite you checking the instructions and banging your head against the wall several dozen times, check the color of the text in the text box. Even if it's a color that SHOULD show up, look at Alpha. Is it 0%? This is why it's invisible, alpha is the transparency. I don't know why, but the default value of alpha for me is 0%, which means it's invisible, set it to 100% and your problem will be solved. Hope this helps someone else.

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civicnista

Oct. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) how I can download the source file for this tutorial ?? Someone help me plz???

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LeviP10

Oct. 10, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) thanks guys a lot of the details i have either missed or couldn't find has come in handy when you have said them in here. love this tut

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katieah

Oct. 9, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Got absolutely EVERYTHING to work except it does nothing when I click on the "Play Again" button... Can anyone help?

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Bart0vds

Oct. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) uhm i meant the left point, my healthbar is vertical so i got it on the lower point.

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Bart0vds

Oct. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) when you make your own healthmeter, make sure when you convert the bar to a movieclip, that the registration point is on the middle-lower point.

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tyraxor456

Sep. 28, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i check my health and this decrease correctly but not the bar. Someone help me?

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tyraxor456

Sep. 28, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) My healthbar dont works :'(

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TanalB

Sep. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hey, for those of you who can't see your score because it's blank. Click on the text box for the score and go to the properties tab. Make sure the font color is black. Mine was on white and I couldn't see the score and thought it was a programming error. :/ fail

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CcsDude

Sep. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) big problem... i can't get my gameOverMenu to dissapear and for some reason the onEnterFrame function on my ship class isn't working... any ideas?

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DarthSawyer

Aug. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @roddel80 The text box has to be empty, you have a 0 in it. This health Bar is accursed, i cannot fix it for the life of me.

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ShannonNorris

Aug. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I cannot get my gameOverMenu to disapear and reapear when I die. It is always there. I have copied all of the source code to do it and it didn't work and then I tried using there gameover menu and that didn't work either!

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Gloogloos

Aug. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) went on to the next shootorial, but then noticed that after i died everything went normal until i hit play again, after that everytime i hit spacebar (to shoot), it runs the play again function, i get reset, i think whats happening is that because i hit play again, the button is still selected even though its invisible and everytime i hit space it presses it again, so i get reset, does anyone know how to disable the button, i tried by setting it to enabled = false until the game over appeared but it doesnt work, am i missing something really obvious

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