First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Search tutorials
Author: William Glenn | Website: http://www.skyhighstudios.com

Welcome to part two! Part one dealt with using a batch file to explore a directory of a CD. In this tutorial we are going to look at creating a .bat file that will open a .txt file. So let's get in to it. So to do this:

1. Open up Notepad and type in the folowing:

@echo off
start instructions.txt

Replacing instructions.txt with the filename of your .txt file.

2. Save type as an "All Files (*.*)" with the filename of your choice ending in .bat, I chose mydoc.bat.

3. In your flash movie you can run this program by putting the following code into a symbol.

On (Release)
FS Command ("Exec", "mydoc.bat")
End On

4. Right click on your .bat file and choose properties. In here, click over to the 'program' tab and put a check in the "close on exit" box, this will close the program window when it finishes executing, and will save your user a bit of trouble. Click OK and you will now see a .pif file in the same directory as your .bat.

5. Burn your cd with your projector .exe file, your .bat file, the .pif file and your .txt file in the root directory. When you run your projector movie and click on the button you scripted in step 3, it will run the .bat file which will open up your .txt file in Notepad. This is a good way to give your user quick instructions etc.


» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-03-08
Rating: 6.98 Votes: 127
» Author
No Information Given
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!
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.