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Creating a Flash High Score List

One of the nicest things to put in a Flash game, is a top score list; a list of the top 10 players in a game, for example, adds a level of competition between players, and an aspect of interactivity to the gameserver. This tutorial uses a simple PHP script to maintain score tables (as many as you want) for different games.

Setting it up.

The most important file in all this is a script called scores.php. This file is found included with this tutorial's zip file. In order for this to work, you will need your site to be hosted on a webserver/webhost that has PHP4 active. If you're not sure, call your host and ask.

  1. Copy scores.php into your website's root directory - the folder that contains all your HTML files.
  2. From that location, create a new folder called "scores".
  3. Make sure that the permissions on that folder are set to full read, write and execute. In WS_FTP you simply right-click on the directory name after you've created it, and choose chmod. (CHMOD 777 - see your webhost for more information on this)

That's all you need to get started.

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Added: 2001-08-24
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  • But i need to know...

    Posted by Bevan Macpike on 12/14/2012 09:41am

    i need to know how to do this, but im not putting my game online. i need to know how to do this in flash.

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