First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Search tutorials
What makes this little movie work right is this little piece of code:
var total = _root.getBytesTotal();
var loaded = _root.getBytesLoaded();
var perc = (loaded / total) * 100;
percent = perc + "%";
if (loaded == total) {
 percent = "complete";

Personally, I would say it's pretty much all self-explanatory. Of course, I did write it, so.... All it does is finds the total size (in bytes) of the root movie, finds the amount of bytes loaded into memory, and finds a percentage. That percentage is displayed below the bar while the bar is continually changing size, according to the percentage loaded. When the movie is entirely loaded, the script tells the movie to jump to the frame labelled "Done" (frame 3 in the included movie). However, if it's not done, the script doesn't do anything. Why is that, you ask? The next frame has the following action, which solves the problem:

That action just creates a loop until the script in the first frame (frame "nope") tells the movie that the movie is entirely loaded! Clear as mud? Well, if you have any questions, just e-mail me at webmaster@jvcpp.f2s.com. It shouldn't take me too long to reply :)
» Level Basic

Added: 2001-10-15
Rating: 7 Votes: 92
(10 being the highest)
» Author
No details available.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.