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Author: Chris Lawlor | Website:

Step 1) The button

First of all you need the script. Draw yourself a button anywhere on the stage. Label the button "ask".

Step 2) The Script

If your Actions panel is on "Normal Mode" Switch it to expert mode. Type the following script

 function ansGen() {
 generate = random(5);
 ans = ["You'll find out in due time",
 "Yes, of course",
 "I'm not saying yes, I'm not saying no"];
 _root.textbox = ans[generate];

You can change the quotes to whatever you like, if you delete or add more quotes, be sure to change the "random(5);" number to how ever many quotes you have.

Step 3) The Textboxes 1

Create a "Dynamic Textbox" where you want the quote to appear on the screen. Set the variable of this textbox as textbox.

Step 4) The textboxes 2

For the question, create an "Input Textbox" where you want the question to be typed in.

Step 5) Finishing Touches.

If you like you can draw an animated "Psychic" Character on the screen which adds to the mystical effect! Also, you'll need to add a title. If you like, you can move the "Dynamic textbox" to a different frame which starts with a flash, then ends with a flash which takes you back to the insert question frame. If you do this make sure you add

on (release) {
gotoAndPlay(the frame the Dynamic textbox is in);

This is so the button will take you to the frame that shows the "Psychic" Answer.

You can look at my example of this tutorial below and on my website

You can also download the .FLA source file here

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Added: 2003-07-28
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I'm 14, and interested in flash and motorsports, I've been working with flash for just under 2 years now and I love it!
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