Posts Tagged ‘XML’

27Jun

So as some of you know I work for NetApp right now! One of my charters is to create tons of game prototypes. Yes yes i know NetApp has nothing to do with creating games. They are primarily a storage company; however, I work for NetApp University. So I was basically told to research and pitch ideas about gaming mixed with learning. To show them that it does not need to take FOREVER to make games or require tons of resources I spent 2 days creating this AS3 based flash platformer. It reads an XML file and then places platforms (and in the future other objects). They idea I pitched was akin to the Little Big Planet 2008 E3 presentation (below).  Everyone seemed to like it.

Here is the source code. It is short and sweet (200 lines)! There is not enough source code using the Fisix Engine out there. Also platformers are the first thing everyone wants to do when they start making flash games. I hope this helps…

I used Flash Develop with the Flex SDK to compile. If you want to mess with it and add just add more platforms just open bin>levels>testlevel.xml and just follow the format for the platforms… I think there is artificial barrier set for the level at some point. Linux and Mac users need to edit the path before compiling.

The Source

ENJOY :)!

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12Sep

For the past 1-2 months I have been working on the new Brand RBX website; however, it just got scrapped and we are starting over with a new design. I will definitely use some of the actionscript I developed for this in the new version. So this entire site has 3 flash files: intro, photogallery and text pages. It probably would have had 1 or 2 more if it were made final. The main page never changes, but I use javascript to load in the different flash files and input parameters about which xml file(s) to use, what background color the page should have and what effect it should have on the menu. I also built in a dynamic reflection system, which is visible the best within the portfolio section. The site also features a custom slider bar for the text pages. There are so many small stupid little features that i don’t even want to think about it right now! At the end of the day, it was decided that the entire design scheme all together just didn’t work and it was scrapped for the most part! Oh well, I have a new copy/comp now and I’m reworking it.

Here it is: http://www.parrisstudios.com/ramina

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27Jun

So for the past couple days I have been working on a flash based streaming music player (which is located at the bottom of this post, just scroll down to see it). This is complete with a loading bar, scrubber to fast forward through a song, playlist, and other standard features. I am calling this version .5 beta. I still need to develop a volume bar, and add some text about what time a person is at in the song etc. However for the most part this is pretty solid. There are 2 bugs I am currently working on fixing, which includes a bug with the function in flash that gets called after a sound ends, and 2nd the track progress bar seems to go crazy on occasion. I believe the second problem is a result of the full file size not being discovered while loading the file. I am hoping there is some ID3 information in the mp3 files that could assist me with that issue.

The songs in this player include a No Robot song and 3 demos I gave to the band so we can work on them, and 3 version of older songs we had; however, in my opinion most of these songs are very rough, I would suggest sparing your ears hahaha. I am trying to fill up some space in this blog right now because the player is too wide, and it is covering the menu so I will show you how easy the xml playlist is the use.

It is very very simple…. simply name the track, and the file. These files can be anywhere on the web or locally. Furthermore, the xml playlist it self could be located anywhere. Woo!




’’People Shootin’ Hat’’ - (No Robot) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Viking’’ - (Parris Random Demo) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Gunfight In A Gas Station’’ - (Parris Random Demo) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Marshmellow’’ - (Parris Random Demo) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Flame (old)’’ - (No Robot) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Pressure (old)’’ - (No Robot) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3

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