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Marc Hillman
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Need help to decompile .SWF

Sep 8, 2009 4:15 AM

I hope this doesn't break any forum rules, but I desparately need an .SWF decompiled to .FLA. I am the webmaster for a small (not for profit) club, and I've inherited the club website. Naturally, the source for many things are missing, including the main page


Is there anybody who could do me a great favour and decompile the attached file for me?


There are several decompilers out there, but they all seem around the $100 mark, and the club can't afford such a thing, particularly as it's a one off, and may not be usable. I've tried a few trial versions, but they all have limitations which don't produce a viable .FLA.


Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Sep 8, 2009 11:39 AM   in reply to Marc Hillman

    While many in the Flash community disprove of decompiling, I support it for official purposes.


    I have sent an email to the Web Master of the website in question to guarantee validity in this request before helping to decompile.  When I receive verification that I would not be helping someone steal another's work, I will forward a decompiled FLA via email.

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    Sep 8, 2009 3:57 PM   in reply to Marc Hillman



    I used the contact form on the website to send the note, selecting Web Master from the drop-down.


    I will try sending another directly from my email account.

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    Sep 8, 2009 10:40 PM   in reply to Marc Hillman

    I have to say, decompiling a swf saved my arse once, big time.


    It was a file that I authored, and had a lot of AS in it that i had done for the first time and it took several days to do.  I was working on it in three different locations and ultimatley didn't save the most recent version.  Of course I didn't discover this until about 6 monthes later when I had to make some updates.


    I couldn't remember what I'd done in the code, or how I did it or anything.  I also broke a cardinal rule of programming and didn't document what I did either.  So I ran the decompiler, all the code was intact and I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief and vowed to never ever let my files get out of sync again!

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    Sep 10, 2009 4:24 AM   in reply to Lon Winters

    Marc, I sent you the FLA's yesterday, but it seems you didn't get them, so I just re-sent them to your email.

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