Robotron AS 2.0 – Part 4 (High Score Board)

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Robotron Cont. (HighScore Board)

The YouTube video tutorials below are a continuation of the Robotron Game project. I have also created a YouTube playlist to organize all the videos in this series: A Flash Actionscript 2.0 Game – Playlist

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How do you create a basic, yet persistent high score board for a simple Flash AS 2.0 game? A high score board where the scores remain, even if you exit the game, and leave the website? I found it difficult to find clear information and instructions on how to accomplish this so I decided to add this project to my Robotron game project and post tutorials on how to do it. In order to do this, you will need to install a version of AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP, and PhpMyAdmin) for local testing and troubleshooting. I recommend downloading WampServer 2, because it is easy to install and use. There are other distributions out there including XAMPP and even a version for the MAC (MAMP). Once you have WampServer 2 installed following along with my tutorials below:    

Video Tutorials

In the following video tutorials, I show how to make Flash Actionscript 2.0 work with PHP, in order to send and retrieve data to and from a MySQL database. I show how to create Flash forms to send the data to the database and how to present retrieved data in Flash as well. Unlike a typical Flash game production, the high score board feature requires testing the game from a local webserver with PHP and a MySQL database.

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Author: Dan

Dan teaches computer networking and security classes at Central Oregon Community College.

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