OK, I am totally stumped. I should also mention from the outset that I’m a pretty advanced user here, and have done the following literally a thousand times, hence my utter confusion.
Here’s the story:
1- Load data from XML file, parse it, assign root level variables to the data bits. This is fine, running in debugger shows all my variables are there.
2- I have a dynamic text field at the root level, called “instructions”
3- On frame one, in part of my script I simply set _root.instructions = _root.general_help; (one of my variables from the XML)
4- Nothing displays.
If I manually set _root.instructions = “blah blah blah”; it displays no problem.
If I put another dynamic text field on the same frame, on the same layer as instructions and assign it the variable _root.general_help, this works and displays the proper text.
If I throw a button on stage and set it to onRelease-> _root.instructions = _root.general_help; this works as well.
So what the heck is going on? This is as simple as you can get, and compared with the other things going on in this program it’s, like, a negative number on the 1-10 difficulty scale.
Totally confused. :pa: