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ActionScript 3.0 :: Using FlashVars To Pass Variables To An SWF?

I'm currently trying to modify The Piecemaker so that I can set the default css, image, and xml paths to full length URLs. Fixing this is a cinch if I just edit the actionscript in the provided FLA:

stage.scaleMode = StageScaleMode.NO_SCALE;
piecemaker.xmlSource = "piecemakerXML.xml";


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