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Peter December 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Hi. I’ve created a javascript animation demo using your flash car demo. I didn’t really use the tutorial (quite pointless in javascript) but I tried to replicate the animation using javascript only. Since I can’t make graphics for ****, I’ve gone ahead and used your graphics for that. Gave you full credit where due. Hope you dont mind.
You can view the demo at
The blog post is at

Michael Williams December 29, 2009 at 1:09 am

Hi Peter,

No no, I don’t mind at all! In fact, this is really interesting. It runs really smoothly too (more so than I got it to run in Flash, heh).

It sounds like you use a very similar technique to mine (with containers) but obviously translated to JS, instead of using AS.

Thanks for letting me know about it :) Awesome stuff, I’ll be subscribing to your blog.

JimE February 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Micheal, tired to send request through the contact form. Not all sure why as fields and cookies are completed. Not sure where to post this so please feel free to delete this.


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Michael Williams February 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Whoops — I had it set to require a minimum message length of 1000 characters! I… don’t know why I did that. Changed to 25 ;) Thanks for letting me know!

JimE February 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Works like a charm only had 678 char in message never thought to write more than that as I thought that was a little wordy :) so glad I posted

Erin August 20, 2013 at 4:30 am

Hi Michael,
I know this page is old, but I’m in dire need of your help for one of the tutorials, part 3, in particular. No matter what I do, I can’t get my PlayScreen to show up! It’s still a gray background! I changed the base class to AvoiderGame and the class shows as PlayScreen and the background is aligned correctly but it doesn’t show up everytime I test it! Could I email you the files to see what I am doing wrong?

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