RE: [Flashcoders] is flash still alive?

2007-03-13 Thread Tom Gooding
Has anyone had much of a play with WPF? What's the word on the street? Will it take over from Flash? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Steven Sacks | BLITZ Sent: 13 March 2007 19:18 To: flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Subject: RE:

RE: [Flashcoders] Site Check

2007-03-14 Thread Tom Gooding
Seems to load OK - massive dload tho! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gustavo Duenas Sent: 14 March 2007 19:10 To: flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Site Check I don't get it stuck on 2%...I don't know what do

RE: [Flashcoders] Pile of Objects Physics

2007-04-25 Thread Tom Gooding
I think fisix engine is an AS3 continuation of APE. I've used the flade library (which I think in turn is the precursor of APE) for some rigid body simulations before and it's pretty good (especially if you need to support 9 version players), documentation is non existent though, you need to look

RE: [Flashcoders] Clear Set Interval Q:

2007-04-26 Thread Tom Gooding
The most sensible way to use Intervals, which are very useful - but dangerous when not managed correctly, is to use an implementation of TimeOut, so you fire object methods after a given delay and the API you use for this, automatically clears up the interval. I can speak from experience as to the

[Flashcoders] XMLSocket connection in flash 8 /AS2.0

2007-05-01 Thread Tom Gooding
Calling all AS2.0 developers who have experience working with XMLSocket connections.. I've recently been seeing an odd behaviour in an app I've developed which has a continual connection to a socket server. The symptom I've been seeing is the connection becoming inactive, the onClose event does

RE: [Flashcoders] rotate a cube

2007-05-01 Thread Tom Gooding
I've seen some really good stuff done recently in Papervision3d http://www.papervision3d.org/ , also WireEngine3D I've used before pretty successfully http://osflash.org/we3d . As with any 3D engine, you'll need reasonable maths to get on with either of these. -Original Message- From:

RE: [Flashcoders] Crossdomain problems

2007-05-30 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi, To allow scripting across swfs served from different domains the swfs themselves need to set System.security.allowDomain(www.somedomain.com); to permit a parent swf from somedomain.com to call actionscript methods on them. I guess your swfs on amazon will need to run the line above to open

RE: [Flashcoders] Crossdomain problems

2007-05-30 Thread Tom Gooding
Yes - I have a similar app that loads heavy audio libraries from a regional server - these libraries (the child swfs if you like) need to run the line below. You need to use: System.security.allowDomain( *.floorplanner.com ) If the functions are trivial (changing color etc) you could even do

[Flashcoders] AS1 Events

2007-06-12 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi – I’m interested in finding a way (in AS1) to fire a general event whenever a new textfield appears on stage (be it through createTextfield or the playhead hitting a frame where there is a new textfield). I’m investigating this as part of an attempted workaround for a flash player bug with

[Flashcoders] problems with exclude.xml not always working

2007-06-28 Thread Tom Gooding
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[Flashcoders] SWFObject javascript embedding problem

2008-01-18 Thread Tom Gooding
I'm using the SWFObject js utility to embed a flash movie. In some circumstances in IE (once the swf is cached I think), the swf fails to load. All the JavaScript seems to be running correctly - anyone had any similar issues? ___ Flashcoders mailing

[Flashcoders] FDT4 or Flash Builder 4

2010-05-19 Thread Tom Gooding
I am about to invest in a few desks worth of AS3 IDEs (we have both straight Flash projects and future requirements for Flex applications). I currently use FDT and am pretty happy with it (though not used it for MXML) - my main gripe being the absence of the Flash Builder profiling features -

Re: [Flashcoders] FDT4 or Flash Builder 4

2010-05-19 Thread Tom Gooding
will be trying it next week: http://blog.hexagonstar.com/setting-up-the-ultimate-flash-development-environment/ John On 19/05/2010 10:52, Tom Gooding wrote: I am about to invest in a few desks worth of AS3 IDEs (we have both straight Flash projects and future requirements for Flex applications). I

Re: [Flashcoders] union 1000-user free licence announced (multiuser dev platform)

2010-05-28 Thread Tom Gooding
the libraries and doc and it's proven very dependable and dead easy to work with the terms of the license you're offering and the quality of the platform represents a really significant 'gift' to the community - thank you! Tom Gooding quickthinkmedia.co.uk On 28 May 2010, at 06:12, co...@moock.org

[Flashcoders] Loading SWF file via Socket class / ByteArray

2010-06-08 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi, Does anyone know how to get an external swf (hosted on a regular webserver) into the Loader class - accessed via the low-level flash.net.Socket class into a ByteArray. It seems this is possible, but I can't find any examples of how to handle it either server side (we use Java here) or how

Re: [Flashcoders] Loading SWF file via Socket class / ByteArray

2010-06-08 Thread Tom Gooding
don't need to do anything server-side if you are serving the swf as a normal file. Cheers Juan Pablo Califano 2010/6/8 Tom Gooding t...@quickthinkmedia.co.uk Hi, Does anyone know how to get an external swf (hosted on a regular webserver) into the Loader class - accessed via the low-level

[Flashcoders] 10.1 on relase

2010-06-11 Thread Tom Gooding
FYI : http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2010/06/flash_player_101_now_available.html ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

[Flashcoders] Flash 10.1 problems on Mac OSX / Firefox

2010-06-17 Thread Tom Gooding
I've been running player 10.1 debugger (latest version), and subsequently the main release and I am finding sometimes on OSX / Firefox it seems to not render to the screen; I get either a white screen or a partial rendering of 1 single frame which then stays static. The app seems to be running;

Re: [Flashcoders] Reverse Compiling

2010-06-22 Thread Tom Gooding
Ave Imperator is the best one that I have used On 22 Jun 2010, at 15:32, Lehr, Theodore wrote: any ones to recommend? From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com [flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Henrik Andersson

[Flashcoders] CS3 vs CS5

2010-06-23 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi, I am still using Flash CS3, considering moving onto CS5 (we'll need to target player 10 soon in our AS3 projects so need an IDE upgrade to publish the visual elements - all our AS3 engineering is done using FDT/Flex SDK). I guess I am after straw-polls? Has anyone picked it up recently and

[Flashcoders] Looking for AS3 Developer - South London based

2010-07-14 Thread Tom Gooding
/flash-games-developer-936170950?src=search Thanks, Tom Tom Gooding Managing Director QuickThink Media Ltd Email: t...@quickthinkmedia.co.uk Mobile: +44 (0)798 997 0920 Telephone: +44 (0)207 978 0145 ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders

[Flashcoders] Flash CS5 IDE

2010-07-27 Thread Tom Gooding
rant I've just moved from CS3, that I'd been happily using for a few years to CS5 (so we can target FP10) and it seems to me to be a massive step backwards in usability. The properties dialogs for pretty much everything are trickier to use especially the way you apply filters. Just arranging

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash CS5 IDE

2010-07-27 Thread Tom Gooding
Yep - I guess I will need to get used to it - am I alone in thinking it's a bit of a dog's dinner of an app? On 27 Jul 2010, at 11:25, Paul Andrews wrote: On 27/07/2010 11:09, Tom Gooding wrote: rant I've just moved from CS3, that I'd been happily using for a few years to CS5 (so we

[Flashcoders] Using Flash Clients for capacity testing

2010-08-03 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi, Does anyone have any experience of using AS3 apps (be it standalone swfs / AIR apps, or even via browser plugin) to generate load for distributed capacity tests? The advantage of this would is the option to exercise production client code in load-testing / dimensioning. My suspicion is

[Flashcoders] Isometric Graphics Libraries

2010-09-08 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi - is anyone aware of any pre-existing free or commercial isometric graphic libraries - for characters and props? ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Isometric Graphics Libraries

2010-09-09 Thread Tom Gooding
: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com [mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Tom Gooding Sent: Thursday, 9 September 2010 12:43 AM To: Flash Coders List Subject: [Flashcoders] Isometric Graphics Libraries Hi - is anyone aware of any pre-existing free or commercial

Re: [Flashcoders] Best (fastest/memory efficient) way to animate bitmaps

2010-09-09 Thread Tom Gooding
We use the single Bitmap many BitmapData method on expensive animations (having pre-cached various timelines as arrays of BitmapData) outputting them on the frame rate by reassignment of the Bitmap.bitmapData property. It's been a while since I wrote the engine we use for it but I

Re: [Flashcoders] Apple changes their guidelines

2010-09-09 Thread Tom Gooding
It means no external application logic can be loaded and executed; you can load visual assets but no runtime code libraries. This is how it was originally envisaged before they canned flash altogether. Guess the race is on to write a Flash CS5 / iPhone app that doesn't run like a dog. On 9

Re: [Flashcoders] Apple changes their guidelines

2010-09-21 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi Flashcoders (back to Apple again), I'm wondering, having seen reports that developers are getting CS5 packager content approved on the app store, if anyone knows of a decent Flash game / app on iPhone? I have just read this thread on Adobe labs:

Re: [Flashcoders] Apple changes their guidelines

2010-09-22 Thread Tom Gooding
). From what I'm seeing, the scripting has a definite impact on performance, much more than the folks at Adobe are letting on (maybe they aren't aware?). Kevin N. On 9/21/10 9:19 AM, Tom Gooding wrote: Hi Flashcoders (back to Apple again), I'm wondering, having seen reports

[Flashcoders] AS3 to Java

2010-09-23 Thread Tom Gooding
Anyone know of any tools to convert AS3 code into Java? There seems to be several stabs at the other way around (j2as3 for example). Cheers Tom ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Call to a possibly undefined method inflate through a reference with static type flash.utils:ByteArray

2010-10-03 Thread Tom Gooding
It looks to me like your compiler error is due to a call to _bytes.inflate() where the compiler detects that inflate() is not a method of the ByteArray class, I think it was added in later player versions - check your publish settings? older docs (missing):

Re: [Flashcoders] Designing for multiple screen sizes - and input types

2010-10-06 Thread Tom Gooding
I thought there were TouchEvents for mobile - presumably you could look for them getting fired somewhere and switch modes on that? On 6 Oct 2010, at 18:16, Kevin Newman wrote: The more I dive into mobile design and development, the more I realize that the distinction between mobile and

Re: [Flashcoders] Any good references for swarming/flocking/fractal algorithms?

2010-10-17 Thread Tom Gooding
Grant Skinner has done some open AS3 stuff on this: http://www.gskinner.com/blog/archives/2009/11/wander_motion_c.html http://www.gskinner.com/blog/archives/2009/11/wander_motion_c_1.html Also there's the Hype framework project: http://www.hypeframework.org/02_examples/swarm/content/01_swarm/

Re: [Flashcoders] Iterating internal list of definitions

2010-11-23 Thread Tom Gooding
: http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-564 Tom On 23 Nov 2010, at 13:55, Tom Gooding wrote: Hi- does anyone know if it's possible to access the list of definitions available by 'linkage' in an external swf? ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Intellij IDEA?

2010-11-23 Thread Tom Gooding
Someone on our team introduced this on large projects to replace FDT - apparently the refactoring is a lot better, less of a memory hog and a lot of the supplementary tooling (ANT / SVN integration etc) remains (whereas it's missing in flash develop). On 18 Nov 2010, at 19:42, Merrill, Jason

[Flashcoders] Flash Builder 4 Profiler

2010-12-09 Thread Tom Gooding
Hi, Has anyone had major grief trying to get this working? I used in a while ago and it seemed very easy - just loaded an external application and that was that - now we can't get it going despite all sorts of hacking round with security settings and the mm.cfg file, most of which is

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash Platform roadmap released - time to start learning HTML 5 unless you make games.

2012-02-23 Thread Tom Gooding
Essence being Flash isn't for websites any more but still well suited to gaming products? Seems a reasonable strategy / direction to me.. On 22 Feb 2012, at 18:50, James Merrill jmerri...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/whitepapers/roadmap.html A new version of

Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript lives on.

2012-09-18 Thread Tom Gooding
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Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript lives on.

2012-09-18 Thread Tom Gooding
thanks - had seen Machinarium - will take a look at Wonderputt, thing that worries us specifically with AIR is the networking stack; running robust / low-latency socket connections for multiplayer games (which we do fine in browser flash). On 18 Sep 2012, at 16:48, Mike Duguid wrote: 1)

Re: [Flashcoders] Any experience developing with Flex on a Mac?

2012-10-02 Thread Tom Gooding
IntelliJIDEA is the best AS3 IDE you can get - runs on Mac Obviously this is just my opinion (but is based on evaluations across some large teams in 2 separate businesses) - you gotta pay for it though Tom On 2 Oct 2012, at 15:35, Joel Johnson wrote: Hey, I was looking for a good FlashDevelop

Re: [Flashcoders] Any experience developing with Flex on a Mac?

2012-10-02 Thread Tom Gooding
You can set break points etc in IntelliJ and step through code etc - not used it much, but had one dev who def set it up Tom Gooding +447989970920 On 2 Oct 2012, at 18:09, Joel Johnson joeljohnson.in...@gmail.com wrote: The solution involving Bootcamp appears to sound like it's similar