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I have created a game in flash which starts by using an action script to load some variables which are then put into fields which are displayed on the screen.

I use the Load variables command. When I try the shockwave movie on my test machine it works perfectly, but when I upload the shockwave and the file to the server the text does not appear, it is as though they are not loaded.

Can anyone help with this.
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by:SuperMario
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Hmm, all I can think of is make sure your directories are right - have the text file in the same directory on the server as the flash movie?

-DAn
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Well please tell me if I'm right...
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by:coopa
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You may want to check the case of the file as well.. In some instances hello.txt may work but Hello.TXT may not.

I have had some pretty hard to solve problems myself recently, and i found that the easiest way to solve them is to write a small test application in flash with all of the variables exposed.
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RoyKruyshaar earned 50 total points
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I the reason can be that the variableFile isn't totally loaded when the movie assign the textfields.
When you make a last variable in your textfile like &test=TotallyLoaded or something like that, and than in your movie you check 'test eq 'TotallyLoaded', if not, wait until the variable is loaded.
The case-sensitive thing from coopa is also a good one!
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Well RICHARDH ?
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by:RoyKruyshaar
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Well Richard, are you on vacation or what?

Greetings

Roy
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