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07-03-2006, 09:40 AM
I am really interested in one of the flash movies;however,I would like to modify and add some elements in it for my boyfriend's birthday's gift. Please kindly advise how I should do it.Thanks
You will need the Flash program and the author .fla file used to produce the .swf movie. If you have those, open the .fla file in Flash to see how it is constructed and modify it to suit your needs.
07-04-2006, 04:09 AM
NTD, you must be joking. Is there any one going to show all his/her AS to others? :twisted: Funny words~~
catherinel_jing, i advice you google your question as"swf to fla", you will see what you want. If you still cant find the right one, tell me, i ll post a link to you.
Not joking at all. Beyond the fact that Flash is an open source language, there are a multitude of websites and developers that provide open source .fla files and Actionscript help. I donate freely, which is why I dont worry about crappy little decompilers like soThink. People that use decompilers simply dont have the skill to create or learn things on their own and find it easier to "borrow" other peoples creativity. One of the reasons Flash has expanded so dynamically is because of it's open source nature and the willingness of developers to share code, methods, and techniques.
07-07-2006, 07:00 AM
I'm a user of Sothink SWF Decompiler. Well, I must say that the most important role is played by the user not the tool itself. I catch interesting flash from the website. But I never abuse the smart function of this software. It's only a collection. Then I will be able to learn these flashes.
I will never copy from other people.
As you all know, it's illegal to use others' work without permission. The ability to create is right the key enables human to promote their life. Except for Decompiler, there must be some techs that were abused. But there is nothing wrong with the techs.
BTW, have you ever encountered system crash? Nobody can grantee that they can keep the fla file for lifetime. You need something to edit your flash with only SWF on you hand.
Learn Actionscript and how Flash works and you will never need a decompiler. If an .fla happens to corrupt, which is very rare, you can simply pull the knowledge out of your head and rebuilt it. In the entire time I've used Flash(over 10 years), I've only had one .fla file become corrupt. I simply rebuilt the file from scratch.
Here is an informative link regarding security in Flash....
Another popular method is using an actionscript obfuscator which will jumble actionscript code and make it unreadable by a decompiler.
With that said, Actionscript is an open source language and was meant to be shared by developers. Most of the developers I know are very open with basic code methods and generally have no problem shareing information. For example, I have a pretty good understanding of AS and I donate my time here for free to help others wanting to learn. I wont code things for people wanting free work done, but I enjoy helping other developers that want to learn to do it on their own. There are many forums and websites that support Flash development and a mutitude of people like me that are willing to help. In the long run, focusing your time on learning Flash and AS will be much more productive than messing with a decompiler.
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