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Flash CC not compatible with Flash 6 (buggy swfs)?

Jun 24, 2013 2:28 PM

Tags: #bug #flash_professional #cs6 #swf_freeze #swf_error #flash_cs6

I recently started a new animation job and the entire studio is using Flash 6. I wanted to get some extra work done at home, so I bought Flash CC under the assumption that I could use the files again at work. I completed a scene over the weekend, no issues, brought it in to the studio this morning and the file refuses to export a swf. As soon as I attempt to test the scene, Flash freezes for a good ten minutes, and the .swf eventually comes up lacking all tweens and some keys, with symbols missing colours and parts, and once the .swf is closed, the .fla now has all of the same issues (tweens gone, symbols messed up). Before exporting the .swf, the file looks just as it should. All tweens are there, all symbols look fine, the thing scrubs perfectly. The act of exporting the .swf seems to be what causes the issue.

 

Studio tech guy suggested it might have something to do with CC's publish settings, but I'm looking at them now and they're the same (with the exception of Actionscript 3).

 

I further tested the scene in my old CS 5.5 Flash and it worked flawlessly in that. Only 6 seems to be having issues.

 

Any thoughts?

 
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    Jun 25, 2013 1:27 AM   in reply to Beelzy-the-bub

    Flash 6 is too old to understand current FLA file format. Did you mean Flash CS6?

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 3:21 AM   in reply to Beelzy-the-bub

    Are you using AS2?

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 7:33 AM   in reply to Vinod Menon@Adobe

    Can you share a sample FLA. I will analyze it at my end and check what is going wrong.

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:17 AM   in reply to Beelzy-the-bub

    By the way, Flash CS6 is still available for download from Creative Cloud https://creative.adobe.com.

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 6:31 PM   in reply to Beelzy-the-bub

    Flash.CC does not support AS2

    You will need CS6 or older to edit AS2 .fla files.

    Really stupid IMO

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:06 PM   in reply to Beelzy-the-bub

    Just to understand. You are opening a fla created in cs6 in flash cc. You are working on it in cc and then you trying to open it in cs6. Is this the issue. If so, we may have to check what are the specific features that you are using and check whether there are any compatibilty issues.

     
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    Jan 6, 2014 6:38 AM   in reply to Beelzy-the-bub

    I confirm this bug.

     

    My workaround was:

    Open the Flash CC file on Flash CS6.

    Before anything, go to File >Save As and choose to save the .FLA in the Flash 5.5 format.

    It will fail for the first time. Just try it again.

    All animations start to work properly again.

     
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    Jan 6, 2014 8:52 PM   in reply to Cabana Criação

    Can you check the blog: http://nipunasthana.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/flash-cc-cs6-compatibilit y/

     

    Please confirm if running the JSFL on the original CC file solves the issue when re-opening in CS6.

     

    -Sujai

     
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