July 13, 2005
SWF 8 Version Converter

Of course some of you couldn't wait to try out the new features of the Flash Player 8. But just like two years ago all your attempts to iterate through the internal objects or use them will fail if you don't change the internal version number of the swf to "8". For those who don't know how to use a hex editor for that I've created an updated version of my Flash Version Converter which does that for you.

But don't forget to continue testing!

Posted at July 13, 2005 11:44 AM | Further reading
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I’ve just finished this little downloadable windows tool to easily convert SWF version to 8.

get it here: http://chall3ng3r.blogspot.com/

No need for hex editors

i hope it’ll help you guyz in testing latest FP8 features.

// chall3ng3r //

Posted by: chall3ng3r on July 14, 2005 05:34 AM

All samples show the filters but what about the fantastic ohter new features like file handling (up-/download) ???
that would be much more interesting for me.

Posted by: Erik L. on July 14, 2005 01:47 PM

Hab es gleich mal ins Flashforum gepostet. :)

Grüsse
Matze

Posted by: Matthias Kannengiesser on July 14, 2005 08:57 PM

It's possible to make Macromedia Flash to export as SWF8, at www.nuran.org there's a short description about it.
Here's a more detailed step by step guide:
http://www.luminicbox.com/blog/default.aspx?page=post&id=50
(The instructions in english can be found in the comments)

Posted by: Pablo Costantini on July 14, 2005 09:45 PM

In German:
http://www.actionscript-praxis.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=982

Have fun!

Posted by: Matthias Kannengiesser on July 15, 2005 07:43 AM

get the Standalone FlashPlayer8 from my blog to test out the new flash stuff :D

http://chall3ng3r.blogspot.com/?quasimondo

// chall3ng3r //

Posted by: chall3ng3r on July 15, 2005 05:13 PM

Don't you think that one post is enough?

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on July 15, 2005 05:23 PM

This is initialization script for F8.

http://script.com.ua/dev/materials.php?id=11

Posted by: Guest on July 16, 2005 12:17 PM

same procedure as every year ;)

Posted by: Florian Krüsch on July 25, 2005 12:21 PM

Does anyone know if it possible to use the hacked flash player 8 inside the authoring to avoid the boring check everytime in the browser? (cool info anyway :))

Posted by: Christian Giordano on July 26, 2005 12:44 PM

Great stuff, just made this little experiment with new blending modes and Bitmap operaions... As I saw these I understood, that soon Flash will change JAVA in Mobile games ;) Oh, and here is the URL:
http://flash.3dfactor.com/

Posted by: Psykovsky on August 31, 2005 08:02 AM
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