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538362242_Inactive (New Admin) 4/23/2007 12:45 PM EST : Flash Banners
538362242_Inactive
Posts: 50
Becoming Adept!

I am trying to add a Flash Banner to my guilds web site. I have it hosted persoanly and it works fine going directly to it. Though when I add it into the Custom HTML - Banner Area and hit save. All that appears on the site is a white box the correct size but just a white box.

Might anyone have any suggestions?

I would like to solve this before I take too much time making it.

Thanks for the help.
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538149821_Inactive (New Admin) 4/24/2007 2:59 AM EST : RE: Flash Banners

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Posts: 413
Fingers of Fury!

I think for the flash to work correctly, you have to upload it through GP.  I had this same issue and that was the only way I could get it to work.
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538362242_Inactive (New Admin) 4/24/2007 4:37 AM EST : RE: Flash Banners
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Posts: 50
Becoming Adept!

I was able to get it working , the following string worked. And no it does not have to be uploaded to gp.com. Make sure to add your url and change the width and height.

<EMBED src="the url of you swf" quality="high" menu="true" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=Shockwav
eFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="800" height="200">
</EMBED>
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538149821_Inactive (New Admin) 4/24/2007 5:13 AM EST : RE: Flash Banners

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Posts: 413
Fingers of Fury!

Ahhh...wait...now I remember why it wouldn't work right.  The host that I was originally trying to use wouldn't allow links to another site.  It's been awhile >.<  sorry.
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_Sekul_ (New Admin) 5/22/2007 11:45 AM EST : RE: Flash Banners
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Posts: 759
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I went a different route with our flash banner.

The banner on our main page is a fraps video that I put together.  But I didn't want that to play every time the user changed pages (It's cool but would get annoying after a while).

I ended up using an iframe tag in the banner area that points to an html page hosted on my server which contains java if/else statements to determine which flash file to play based on the referring url.  This way the user doesn't have to see/hear the full video while surfing the forums. 

Check it out here.  http://forsakensfinest.guildportal.com

Some other cool features of our site:

Raid schedule/attendance group calendar info is synced to the calendar page on our site.

Toon names on the Roster page are clickable, taking you to the WoW armory page for that toon.  (I modified the guild portal addon to export only the fields I wanted and created a php file on my server that parsed the output and added the link.)

Our game server status on the main page (upper left)

TeamSpeak server status on our main page, including who is currently on TS.
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genghis gan (Guild Admin) 5/24/2007 4:34 PM EST : RE: Flash Banners

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Posts: 949
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I'm just posting here so it says I was the last poster on everything
The sentence below is false.
The sentence above is true.
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~Dealla~ (Guild Admin) 5/29/2007 3:38 AM EST : RE: Flash Banners

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Posts: 701
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_Sekul_ said:
I went a different route with our flash banner.

The banner on our main page is a fraps video that I put together.  But I didn't want that to play every time the user changed pages (It's cool but would get annoying after a while).

I ended up using an iframe tag in the banner area that points to an html page hosted on my server which contains java if/else statements to determine which flash file to play based on the referring url.  This way the user doesn't have to see/hear the full video while surfing the forums. 

Check it out here.  http://forsakensfinest.guildportal.com

Some other cool features of our site:

Raid schedule/attendance group calendar info is synced to the calendar page on our site.

Toon names on the Roster page are clickable, taking you to the WoW armory page for that toon.  (I modified the guild portal addon to export only the fields I wanted and created a php file on my server that parsed the output and added the link.)

Our game server status on the main page (upper left)

TeamSpeak server status on our main page, including who is currently on TS.


That is exactly what I was looking for!!!  I may PM you if I can't figure out how to do it on my own, if that is ok  Thanks for sharing!

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Reydar (Guild Admin) 6/22/2007 6:27 AM EST : RE: Flash Banners
Reydar
Posts: 351
Fingers of Fury!

Hi all,

I must be missing something...

I took Raez_Kzan's code and copied it into my Guild Portal Banner Area, and the Flash works perfectly.

I uploaded my Flash .swf file to Guild Portal (using the File Manager).

I then copied the HTTP://<Filename>.swf path from File Manager, and pasted it into Raez Working Flash Code in my GuildPortal Banner Area.   I check the Enable box, and SAVE.

When I launch my GuildPortal Page  www.m3rcs.com  I get the flash animation box, but an error message saying "LOAD FAIL".   What am I doing wrong?   I have uploaded the .swf file and the .jpeg files from the Slides Folder.  (but I was not able to create a Slides Directory on the GuildPortal File Manager Site... Could that be my problem?)??? 

I am at my wit's end, and pulling out my hair.   Here is the code in my Banner Area:


<TABLE border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><TR>
<TD align="center" valign="bottom"> <embed src="http://www.axiomfiles.com/Files/69021/m3rcsportalbannerimages.swf" loop="false" play="true" quality="high" pluginspace="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="250" width="500">
</EMBED>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>


If I change the .swf file to reference Raez File, it works fine...  Please Help!!!

Regards,
Reydar
M3rcs - GuildPortal Manager
Reydar
M3rcs Command
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Reydar (Guild Admin) 6/22/2007 9:54 AM EST : RE: Flash Banners
Reydar
Posts: 351
Fingers of Fury!

I figured out my problem...

The Flash Animation program has 2 settings for creating the Flash Image.   A SIMPLE Animation option (that compiles all of the Flash into a single SWF File) and an ADVANCED Amimation option (that saves all of the Flash Animation files as seperate components for Advanced HTML Programmers).

I created my .SWF file using the Advanced setting, and as a result, did not have all of the required Flash Files contained in the .SWF Flash File.

After I recompiled the .SWF File using the Basic setting, everything works now.

I am such a Noob.

Regards,
Reydar
Reydar
M3rcs Command
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