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icedgamer
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Post by icedgamer »

I know you can change the phpbb logo to your own logo, but can it be a flash logo? I tried, and here is the code I used. my forum is at http://www.icedgaming.net/phpBB2/ All it does is shows a black box. Here is the code:

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 <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
  codebase="http://active.macromedia.com/flash4/cabs/swflash.cab#version=4,0,0,0"
  id="index" width="740" height="71">
  <param name="movie" value="Icedlogo.swf">
  <param name="quality" value="high">
  <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000">
  <embed name="index" src="index.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000"
    width="740" height="71"
    type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">
  </embed>
</object>
I just put this code in the place of the link to another banner. Will this work? Or do i need some php code? Thanks.
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Post by gamemastax »

Far as I can tell, if you could just put in an <img> tag, flash will work.
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Post by icedgamer »

That doesnt work, it judt shows the x in the little white box
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Post by gamemastax »

What?
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Post by icedgamer »

that red X inside the little white box that shows that it cant find the image or w/e
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Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut »

You are correct, that won't work.
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Post by icedgamer »

so i cant have a flash banner?
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Post by Techit »

Yes you can.
Here's how it works.

you will need to edit some php

so go to where your forum is > templates > your style

and open up overall_header.tpl

In there, search for the bit which says "php logo.gif" or something to thoes words, i would tell you exactly, but i dont have the phpbb files here.

If you know html, it will be easy to edit, just take out the parts which display the picture, and then put the flash banner code in it's place.

And make sure that the .swf file is in the right place.
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Post by icedgamer »

I did that and all it shows is a black box, its like it wont load or something, but if i put it on a page all by itself it loads....here is the code that I am using..

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<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
  codebase="http://active.macromedia.com/flash4/cabs/swflash.cab#version=4,0,0,0"
  id="index" width="747" height="71">
  <param name="movie" value="Icedlogo.swf">
  <param name="quality" value="high">
  <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000">
  <embed name="Icedlogo" src="Icedlogo.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000"
    width="747" height="74"
    type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">
  </embed>
</object>
Look right? man this is hard...lol..i have the code on there now so u can see what it does, it has a preloader and everything so I know its not the flash. http://www.icedgaming.net/phpBB2/
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Post by Cpt.Tripps »

icedgamer: yeah, that's all fine, but where is your .swf file located?
According to your settings it should be available at http://www.icedgaming.net/phpBB2/Icedlogo.swf - but it isn't, is it?

Upload your flashfile to that position or change:

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<param name="movie" value="Icedlogo.swf">
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<param name="movie" value="directory-with-your-flashmovie/Icedlogo.swf">

and

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<embed [...] src="Icedlogo.swf" [...]></embed>
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<embed [...] src="directory-with-your-flashmovie/Icedlogo.swf" [...]></embed>
And all should work just fine.
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Post by singer74 »

I am having the same problem... extremely frustrating. Here is my code:

<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shoc ... on=6,0,0,0" WIDTH="16" HEIGHT="16" id="forum_button" ALIGN=""><PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="http://www.doubleshotband.net/forum/for ... wf"><PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high><PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#FFFFFF><EMBED src="http://www.doubleshotband.net/forum/forum_button.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH="16" HEIGHT="16" NAME="forum_button" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashpl ... D></OBJECT>

My movie is in the location specified, feel free to check it out. Nothing shows up on my page though, this is driving me crazy!!! It's just blank white space where the button should be. Please help me!
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Post by singer74 »

Just an update, I have fixed my problem... :oops:

While troubleshooting, I finally noticed that whenever I adjusted the H x W of my movie, the Flash movie scale changed proportionally. IOW, if the H & W parameters were set to 400x400 in HTML, I could see the button but when I changed the H & W to 20x20 it disappeared!

I went back into FrontPage and looked at the movie properties again. Apparently the default setting in FP 2000 for Flash movie Scale is "ShowAll." This was making my button invisible when I made the scale 16x16. When I changed the scale setting to "NoScale" my button magically appeared.

MICROSOFT STRIKES AGAIN... So this is why my friends yell at me for using FrontPage!! :roll:
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