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    For them who want a flash boot before RR here is how

    OK this is for a Flash file to start before RR.

    I did this is Flash MXPro 7.0, here is how

    1) open a new flash document (for the one i did one layer is only needed)

    2) on the layer click on the first frame then in actions add this script

    Code:
    instanceName.onLoad
       fscommand ("fullscreen", true);
       Mouse.hide("true");
    3) I did mine at 30 frames (its up to you how many frames you want) now click on frame 30 then right click and insert keyframe, then add this to the action

    Code:
    fscommand ("exec", "start.bat")
    fscommand ("QUIT")
    stop();
    4) OK that is the actions done now you can add another layer and do all your graphics there if you like, i will leave that bit to you .

    5) OK save the file to some folder do this by file>save as>filename.fla (this is so you can edit it later i called mine start.fla)

    6) Now that you have done that do this file>publish settings>Windows Projector>ok

    then file>publish (this will make a start.exe flash file we will use that later)

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    Now that is done we have to make a .bat file as you may have noticed i placed the file name in the flash script up there any how this is what you need to do

    1) open note pad and place this code in

    Code:
    @echo off
    START c:\Program" "Files\Road" "Runner\rr.exe
    EXIT
    the path is set to c:\Program Files\Road Runner\rr.exe the " " are there as windows dos dosnt like spaces

    2) save the file as this start.bat (make sure it dosnt save as start.bat.txt) to the same place as the start.fla and the start.exe (just for now)

    OK thats it nearly done just need to place all the files in the correct places note i have done this thinking that your root path for RR is the same as most others so take all this in lol

    1) Make a folder in c:\Program Files\Road Runner\ called fscommand it has to be called fscommand else it will not work

    2) now place this files in the root paths

    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\fscommand\start.bat

    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\start.exe (note flash file that is .exe)

    4) thats it test it by clicking the start.exe flash file

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    Now as some of you know you can boot strate into this by following this FAQ

    Hope this is ok i have attached a zip file that has my start.fla file in so you can look or even use
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    This is a question i just got asked (i place this here just incase others are having this problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by avalanche2006
    madkad,
    great job but i was testing your files and i got the start.exe created and when you double click it it starts the animation and when the animation is done thats it. I created the start.bat file and when you double click it it
    start Road Runner fine, but when i double click the start.exe and the animation finishes it doesnt load the start.bat.

    i wasnt sure what you meant by this--

    2) now place this files in the root paths

    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\fscommand\start.bat

    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\start.exe (note flash file that is .exe)


    how do you add this to the path?


    thanks
    Hi please try and ask the questions in the tut so others can see cheers

    OK open the Program Files and go to your Road Runner folder (this is the path), place the start.exe (this is the flash file) in the Road Runner folder.

    Then in the same Road Runner folder place your fscommand folder that contains the start.bat file, thats it these should be the paths to each file

    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\fscommand\start.bat

    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\start.exe

    you can check these by doing this

    start > Run > and type in the paths like these (one at a time)

    starting with

    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\start.exe

    if this is in the correct path it should run, then if the fscommand folder is in the correct path it shoul all work, if it dosnt work type in this


    c:\Program Files\Road Runner\fscommand\start.bat

    if the file isnt found then you need to place the fscommand folder in the correct path.

    Hope this helps
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    lol was it that bad my tut

    if any one wants this i am willing to make it them if they tell me what there after in style
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    Thumbs up

    Hey dude, nice tutorial.

    Would you be able to do me a Ford Laser one for my upcoming carpc? I'm up to selecting front-ends now and have pretty much settled on RR with the MC2.0 skin

    Cheers in advance!

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    Hi thank you yes i can lol but you will have to tell me more on what you are after when you say Ford Laser how do you meen also what colors you are after etc etc
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    OK i have made these for Ti-ejtsch. OK here they are note that they will be full screen so the white sides you will not see

    version 1

    version 2

    hope there ok
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    I have flash but don't have a clue how to actually use it.....

    I have a pontiac logo with some text & I would love to have a flash load, maybe have the logo spin into place, or the graphic & the text come from both sides & merge in the middle or ???

    any clue as to where I can find a simple tutoral on seting something like this up in flash?

    thank you very much for your work here

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    I have flash but don't have a clue how to actually use it.....

    I have a pontiac logo with some text & I would love to have a flash load, maybe have the logo spin into place, or the graphic & the text come from both sides & merge in the middle or ???

    any clue as to where I can find a simple tutoral on seting something like this up in flash?

    thank you very much for your work here

    Hmm i dont no of a such tut that would show you how to do that but if you like i can do it for you and then give you the files so you can see how i did it if you want me to please give me the images you have and that
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    @madkad

    GREAT!!!

    Version 1 is the one I like!. You understood what I wrote down in my readme, and that with my terrible english :-)

    Is it possible to make the flash a bit slower, only a bit. The path I wrote in the readme, is the one to my frontend, you´re right.

    Thanks a lot for your really great work

    Greetings from Germany
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    Have you thought of making a flash file that pulls its data from an .xml config? That way you could have all the animations setup and people jsut change the XML to what they want it to read? you could also call the logo externally as well.
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