I would be classified as a beginner when it comes to flash.
When searching around in the forums, I feel completely lost when I
see a huge list of actionscript. However, I was hoping someone
would be able to direct me to some great beginner tutorials or
assist me right in here. What i'm trying to do is build a website
to showcase my work as a game designer; mainly artwork, movies,
flash games, and user downloadable modding/mapping files. What I'm
looking for is....
1) How to load images/movies from external sources. I managed
to find a resource that explains using "load external movieclip".
It works perfectly for the images, and seemed to work for .swf
files. However, what can I use to load other movie types such as
(.wmv, .mpg, .avi)?
2) How to add a simple preloader to the images/movies that
will be loading.
3) How to load flash games. I'm not certain, but my best
guess is that I could use the "low external movieclip" behavior.
4) The last thing I want to know is how I can allow users to
download files from my flash site. I'm going to use a simple
button, but I'm unsure of how to set that up.
Like I said, I'm only a beginner, so any tutorials related to
what I need or code samples of what might work would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you!