01-16-2008, 03:07 AM
Ok here is my question.
Lets say I have a website and I want to put a Flash Video Game on it, lets' say classic Pac Man. However, the game I am basically embedding from another website.
Since the game is coming from another website, is there anyway I can do a Flash Code to keep track of high scores for the game on MY website, even though the game is coming from somewhere else?
I'm betting no...
What if I download a ZIP file of the game and upload the actual game on MY website, can I then use a Flash Actionscript Code to create and keep track of high scores for the game on MY website?
Thank you for a response,
01-16-2008, 06:21 AM
As to the first question you are right. You can't do that unless it was setup to do so. If you have the source of the game then yes you can set it up to keep track of scores. Now on how to do that well its not easy for a beginner and I don't have time to take you step by step.
01-16-2008, 07:50 AM
Lol, I totally understand. I just wanted to make sure my mentality was right on what my options were.
Notice I didn't say how, but yeah I'm not surprised that you don't have time to explain it step by step.
If anyone does have time though, can you verify if this could work?
I mean, before we get started I'd just like to know I'm on the right path.
01-18-2008, 05:28 AM
If you have the ability to edit the FLA so you can change the actionscript to fit your server environment, or know that it will work, yes it would work. This is kind of strange, because typically if you don't have the FLA file to edit then its not intended for redistribution and is probably considered illegal. Check on that first, and if you talk to the person who made the game you might as well ask if you can use it. If they say yes, they would probably be willing to send you the FLA as well, just a thought.
01-19-2008, 01:12 AM
Thank you Jeremy.
Actually what we are planning is to DL games from a variety of sites, obviously one's we want, and then upload the ZIP file, then flash action script afterwards so we can have our own high score on our own website.
Therefore if the games are allowable to be downloaded that means they have permission to release that content, etc. I've not seen notices that we cannot download the game and upload it to our own website yet, if I do, we'll just abandon this idea and go with embedding games.
01-19-2008, 07:37 AM
If they allow you to download the game, and not just the swf swiped from the page, then I suppose it would be ethical. Just because I can download a file doesn't mean its mine to redistribute. I would still ask, to avoid any potential issues. Redistributing other people's work without their permission is highly questionable and should not be done.