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Author: fishee | Website: http://www.thathelpsite.com

Not Actionscript!

I opened the fla, had a quick peek at the library then did a test movie. Wow, I thought, very cool. I can see how this might work against Bubble Basher with a little bit of modification. But I had never fully autopsied someone else's fla before, so I knew this was gonna take time to see exactly how Pixel Boy had put everything together, and then change it to meet my needs.

I looked for motion tweens, I found none. Then it hit me. He used actionscript. "Damn!" I thought, I dunno squat about actionscript! Pixel Boy supplied me with a weapon I had to learn how to use! So I emailed him again for maybe a written tute on how he had built this, but all I got was an auto-reply, informing me that he was already on his way to Bubble-Land to check the situation out and see if he could do anything there. He would email me when he arrived and found a phone jack.

OK. Bubble Basher beat my butt before, and I wasn't about to let it happen a second time. I looked closer at the fla. If I was going to defeat Bubble Basher, I would have to get rid of the layers that contained the Score and Hit Ratio boxes from Pixel Boy's game. Bubble Basher might have fallen for the game strategy once, but I doubted he would fall for it again. I was also gonna have to remove some of the text and use symbols from my personal library. I could see this was gonna be a long day.

I looked at that fla for awhile, and got a pretty good understanding of the actionscript. Most of it just seemed to be for scorekeeping. Geez, that'd be all I need, Bubble Basher realizing I was keeping score! Christ, he'd delete my layers faster than you can say "Oops"! But something still didn't make sense. The bubbles would float from the bottom to the top of the movie but I couldn't find any tweens! What the heck did Pixel Boy use to build this thing?!? I opened the scene inspector (Window>Inspectors>Scene) and there was only that one scene. Hmmm....I decided to look at the symbol library again (Window>Library) and saw two symbols. "Ahhhhh" I whispered as I clicked on the first movie symbol and looked at it's Properties. I clicked EDIT. "THERE'S the tween! Pixel Boy musta found a few spare Tell Targets to use in this thing!".

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