It is doubtful anyone here can answer why Adobe decided to remove alot of what they did with CC. These are user to user forums. If you look in the Flash General forum you will see where most all of what you are asking has been asked and discussed already. For now the best bet you have is to use an older version of Flash if you need to work with AS2 files.
thankyou, will do. I do hope they add some of this capability back in it seems stupid to need older versions of the same program
I, too, was so excited for the release of Flash Pro CC until I started using and found that it's useless in developing ad banners.
No AS2 support.
Only saves back to 10.3 (where many ad servers only allow up to 10.1)
No motion editor for tweening.
It seems that the CC version is only good for creating Flash-based games. This will be a big hit for Adobe revenue since many digital ad agencies won't be interested in software that has no benefit. Several have asked me if it's worth it. I'm sad to say I had to tell them the truth...No.
you can add older flash player versions (back to 9.0 and as3).
a flash cc subscription also includes flash cs6 so adobe probably feels they have their customers covered.
Really? How do you do add players?
instructions I found are for PC. Paths for Mac? I got the 9.0 player to show up but on export, I got an error.
Yeah, I did that. The paths are:
- User/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CC/en_US/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/FP9/playerglobal.swc (the one you provided in forum)
- User/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CC/en_US/Configuration/Players (didn't exist and had to create)/FlashPlayer9_0.xml (the one you provided in forum)
- User/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CC/en_US/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/FP10.1/playerglobal10_1.swc (downloaded from Adobe Archives)
- User/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CC/en_US/Configuration/Players (didn't exist and had to create)/FlashPlayer10_1.xml (from StackOverflow)
Again, the 9.0 showed in the menu but upon exporting got an error.
Warning: 5004: The file '/Applications/Adobe Flash CC/Adobe Flash CC.app/Contents/Common/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/FP9/playerglobal.swc', which is required for typechecking ActionScript 3.0, could not be found. You may need to reinstall Flash.
I looked for the path in the error but shows the .app as a folder(?). Checked the main Library and nothing. 10.1 doesn't even show.
from that message it looks like you don't have the correct playerglobal.swc in the correct location.
I have a feeling the folder's right but the player you provided may be coded for PC? That's all I can think of. I have no idea why the 10.1 doesn't show.
Anyone with Mac experience that could help?
Was having the same issue with that "Warning: 5004...". What I did to resolve it was the following (you may have completed some of these steps already; apologies for repetition in that case):
- Open Package Contents of Flash CC and go into Contents/Common/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0
- Then drop FP9 folder from this link Dropbox - Adobe Flash Pro CC - Flash 9 Assets (credit to KMur for this)
- Take the .xml from that same Dropbox link and while still in the Package Contents go into Configuration/Players and drop it in
- Then go out of Package Contents into the regular folder structure for your Flash CC and in Players add the FP9 folder in there too – that means Applications/Adobe Flash CC 2014/Players
- Then open up Flash and go Compiler from Preferences and add /Applications/Adobe Flash CC 2014/Players/FP9/playerglobal.swc in the Library Path
I can see it was a year since your post so you probably resolved it, but might help someone else.
Install Flash CS6 through Creative Cloud.
Open Creative Cloud. Scroll to not installed apps. Above them there is bar. Click blue text on the right and choose "Previous version". Then click "Install button" relating to Flash and choose CS6.
Watch how to do it. Click link below.