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Simple .fla file not working - Both working and non-working Flash MX 2004 source provided.

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I am trying to learn Flash.  I downloaded a sample preloader that simulates an analog speedometer, and am trying to recreate it.

I have posted to my server two versions (the one I downloaded that works, and the one I created that does not.)

As far as I can tell, the two files are identical.  However, the one I downloaded works, and the one that I attempted to recreate that does not.  The exact action that is not working is the needle does not move around the dial.  (I do not have any problem implementing a preloader, I just can't get the needle to move on my version.)  I am just not familiar enough with Flash to figure this out.

At this point, I realize I could just use the version that works, but it is aggrevating me that I cannot recreate a simple thing when I have a working example right in front of me.  I have compared everything that I can, and from my viewpoint, both .fla's seem to be the identical, except of course I have obviouslt left something out, or it would be working...

I have spent 6 hours on this, and am going nuts.  Wife and kid won't come near me...  Help me and my family out.

You can download the source at:

http://www.automatedsuccess.com/working.fla
http://www.automatedsuccess.com/not_working.fla

This should be an easy 200 points for a Flash guru.  Please tell me what I forgot to do on the non-working version.
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hsmtp earned 200 total points
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Hi cberger,

The problem is that this preloader was made for ActionScript v.1, while you are trying to run it using ActionScript v.2.

To make your not working version become working just click settings on properties pannel and in Flash choose "Flash Player 6" for version and "ActionScript 1" for ActionScript version. That's the last thing to make these two sources identical.

That wasn't really your mistake :)
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by:cberger
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Argh....  You mean I'm sleeping alone tonight for that?

Thank you.  At least I will be sleeping tonight.  I will learn this (*&#$(*#$  program if it kills me.  Which it might.

It worked, so the points are yours my friend, and again thank you.  I should have written in about 5 hours ago....

Cberger
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