Now, here's the thing. The file was built and published as
Flash 6, and
works fine on its own. But once I import it into a new Flash
file, it stops
working - specifically there is some XML parsing code used to
create a menu that is failing.
Among other things I've tried matching Flash publish versions
- so make sure
both old file and container are published as Flash 6, for
instance. No Joy.
So I tried publishing the old file as Flash 7 (and 8, 9), and
working as standalone, and still didn't work in the
container. I tried
ActionScript 1 and 2 (either is fine as Flash 6) still no
Anyway - rather than bore you further, is there a good
article anywhere that
helps to troubleshoot and fix idiot use of _root?
Oh, I should add that I have experimented with lockRoot too,
Setting lockRoot to true on the clip being loaded in should
do the trick.
What does 'limited success' mean? What is still failing to
work? Quite a bit
has changed from Flash 6 days... could be something as simple
as 'add' being
changed to +.