4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2017 7:16 AM by Preran

    How-to add Flash Player 9 to Flash Pro CC - (PC & MAC)

    KMur

      Howdy -

       

      I wanted to compile all of the helpful information regarding lack of Flash 9 support in Adobe Flash Pro CC.

       

      As you know that Flash 9 is still required for a majority of flash adverts and the DFP platform is especially critical of the flash version on a SWF creative. 

       

      Currently in Flash Pro CC the lowest version of flash you can save as is 10.3. Even when you do export a SWF as Flash 10.3, DFP and the DoubleClick validator reports the exported file as Flash 12.

       

      DoubleClick Flash Validator ( Awesome for verifying clicktags and Flash versions ):
      https://flashval-temp.appspot.com/validator/

       

      After numerous searches, I found this discussion on the here on the forums that properly addresses the issue and how to implement the fix on a PC & Mac:

       

      Can Flash Pro CC publish to flash player 9??

      http://forums.adobe.com/message/5750996

       

      Thanks to Kglad for providing all the information on this awesome fix.
      http://forums.adobe.com/people/kglad

       

      Thanks to Jarkko Syrjälä for providing the information on the MAC directories.
      http://forums.adobe.com/people/JarSyr

       

      For PC users you are going to need to locate the directories below:

       

      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CC\Common\Configuration\Players\FlashPlayer9_0.xml

      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CC\Common\Configuration\ActionScript 3.0\FP9\playerglobal.swc

       

      Note: The FP9 folder does not exist in the "ActionScript 3.0" directory, you will need to create it and place the "playerglobal.swc" located on the attached "Windows Flash CC FP9 Assets.zip".

       

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      For MAC users you are going to need to locate the directories below:

       

      /Applications/Adobe Flash CC/Adobe Flash CC.app/Contents/Common/Configuration/Players/FlashPlayer9_0.xml

      /Applications/Adobe Flash CC/Adobe Flash CC.app/Contents/Common/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/FP9/playerglobal.swc

       

      To navigate inside "Adobe Flash CC.app" in Finder, you need to right click it and select "Show Package Content".

      Note: The FP9 folder does not exist in the "ActionScript 3.0" directory, you will need to create it and place the "playerglobal.swc" located on the attached "MAC Flash CC  FP9 Assets.zip".

       

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      Dropbox link to the assets: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1sfyv5fxac1d7ob/yYYZI8Nwe4

       

       

      Below is a screen capture of my Flash CC on my MAC displaying the Flash 9 option:

       

      flashcc-flashplayer9.jpg


      Hope this helps!

       

      Cheers!