I know this is old school, and I'm actually embarassed to
have to come to the boards with a preloader issue, but.....
I just recently switched over to F8 and have built a movie
that is huge. It contains a ton of embedded fonts. I've built
a zillion preloaders, but have never run into this situation.
I've put my normal AS in the frames to test for bytesloaded, ect.
But when I run the movie, using the bandwidth profiler, it
shows that it's preloading the entire movie from "Frame 0"?? and
preloads the entire thing there and never gets to my code. I've
looked through all the publish settings etc. and can't find
anything like "auto-preloader" or anything like that. Flash
has taken over! Should I set possessed=0? lol
As always, any help would be greatly appreciated,
all items that are being exported for actionscript are
usually loaded before any code (in frame 1 or anywhere else)
executes. so, for a preloader to be effective in a swf with lots of
fonts you have two options one of which is much more work than the
the easy way is to create a new fla file that will contain
one loadMovieNum() statement to load your huge movie into a _level
(other than zero, for example loadMovieNum("huge.swf",1) ) and
preloader code, graphics and text to entertain your user while your
huge movie loads. instead of using targetMC.getBytesLoaded() etc
you'll use _level1.getBytesLoaded() etc.