First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
651326 Members and growing! | Flash Jobs
Search tutorials
Author: mcBassTN

Large shared libraries 1

Large shared libraries (>100k) might not get downloaded in time to deliver its assets to the linked movie. What we really would like is to have control over when these files get downloaded. We also want to be sure they preload before the presentation starts.

We know shared libraries are just plain swf files. Probably swf files with an empty timeline and a loaded library. Still, they are swf files. One cool feature of Flash is that you can load one movie into another on a different level... Hey! Why not load the shared libraries into some level somewhere.. If we load the file ourselves, we also can control the flow and can wait for the library to be loaded..

Here's what to do..

Now lets assume we've got the following files:

  • A shared library (385k) which we will call myLibrary.swf.
  • Our presentation file which we will call myMovie.swf. This file is using assets from myLibrary.swf. This also is our _level0 file..

In the first frame of myMovie.swf add the following code:

// stop movie
stop();
//load shared library on level 1
loadMovieNum("myLibrary.swf",1)

What happens? The moment myMovie.swf is launched, it is stopped. Furthermore, another movie is being loaded on _level1 using the loadMovieNum() action. Normally, this would be another part of your presentation, or a movie with a soundloop, or whatever.. In this case, its our shared library..

» Level Advanced

Added: 2001-12-18
Rating: 7 Votes: 46
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Tall blond volleyballplayer and funk freak..
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!

Comments

  • 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  • Your email address will not be published.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: doc_chin7
» Description:

The flash's horizontal road drive was done in CS4 and was upgraded to CS6. The car responds to right/ left key and flash will auto-generate the movement of roads from left-right or right-left based on random number. Have fun driving in this virtual environment and avoid other cars... :) If you are creative, a road driving game can be created from it.

Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
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: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.