Ok… I’m at a point maybe 1/3 through the basic design of this project. I have one beginning .fla… basic opening splash stuff and then a group of graphic symbols that were .bmp’s . This …swf is 169K. (the fla is huge)
Following that is a “menu .swf” that i’ll load in… and after that will come more in the way of slide shows with selections within a scrollpane. I don’t know yet how big that will be.
I’ve not yet studied up on preloaders, and I don’t know precisely how to do them (I’ll learn). But I don’t know what’s BIG… and what is not.
I guess I don’t yet know the dynamics of what happens when you load a movie…and or unload (if this makes things easier on the end user). If someone could offer a general response about these issues I’d be so grateful. I have lots of books but it’s hard to find answers specifically addressing this.
I used the bandwidth tester and set it to 28.8 modem, but my own system is fast, and so I am uncertain how much lag this size movie will cause. Since I’m new, I don’t know how big is too big. If mine is (too big) then I’ll have to discover what can be done.