Use the A* algorithm to create a path finder for your flash games.

The **A*** can be summarized as:

setup the openlist (an array) setup the closedlist (an array) push the starting node to the open list (node is a square in our grid) while the openlist is not empty Look for the lowest 'f' cost node on the open list and pop from the openlist and name it 'current' if the current node is the goal then we found the solution, exit the while loop for each of the node adjacent to the current node (8 is we allow diagonal movement) set the parent of this adjacent to 'current' if a node with the same position as the adjacent node is in the open list / and its 'f' is lower than the node adjacent then skip current adjacent node if a node with the same position is in closedlist / and its 'f' is lower then skip current adjacent node otherwise push the current node to the open list remove occurences of adjacent node from OPEN and CLOSED list Add adjacent node to the OPEN list end for add the current node to the closed list end while

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