Hey guys. I would like to use a text file or even a database
if possible to save high scores of a game.
The user would enter their name into a text input field and
would continue to play the game. I would like to save the name and
their score to a text file or database and then be able to recall
it if the user clicks on the button, "high scores".
I really dont know how to do this, any help please
Do you mean a web-based scoreboard, or a local scoreboard?
For a local one, you could store and retrieve the list of
scores using the 'setpref' and 'getpref' commands.
For a web based one, you'll need to have a server-side script
(php, asp, or something similar) which accepts a 'post' request
from director (using the 'postNetText' lingo command). The server
script will need to store the name & score either in a database
or in a writable text file on the server, and perform the sorting
of the score list.
Try googling for flash scoreboard tutorials, and adapting to
director by using 'postNetText' or 'getNetText' to send and receive