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Although the Shockwave Multiuser Server is no longer being developed, the Multiuser Xtra is still available. If you prefer to work with a product that is actively supported, you could use Tabuleiro's Nebulae Multiuser Server. This has the advantage of running on Mac OS X and on Linux and Solaris as well as on Windows.
OR You can use Flash Remoting MX through an embedded Flash movie.
Hi Karl - love your ChromeLib Behaviors.
Can you give me an idea of how I accomplish this with Flash Remoting MX - specifically sending the keystrokes or button commands to all attached viewers via the Flash movie embedded in my Director projector? Also, what kind of performance should I expect over the internet (assuming DSL or better)
You have to import your SWF then tell Director what will be the Flash
You have some work on the server side as well as you will have to define and
implement some methods in order to exchange data between the clients and the
The local connection object will allow you to send requests to the server.
The callback handlers in Director (defined by setCallback()) will allow you
to get the response from the Flash Remoting server. The Director handlers
will be called instead of the Flash methods bearing the same name.
It would be too long to explain all you have to do but a good pointer is the
Click on Flash MX 2004
Click on Search
Type Local Connection Object
You will get all the information you need.