there is new support for Flash 8 SWF files in MX 2004. This is
great and has been highly anticipated by many users. Unfortunately,
I'm using Director MX (ver 9.0) and have a need for the support as
well. My only option at this point is to convince the department to
upgrade to 2004. This is unfortunate only because there are rumors
of a new version of Director to be released. Does anyone know if I
buy 2004 now if the new version will be a free upgrade? Or if there
is something I can do to get Flash 8 SWFs to play in MX (ver 9.0)
until the new version comes out which we will purchase.
Adobe has not released any information about the pricing for
version of Director, upgrade or otherwise, so anything that
on this board about it is purely speculation. But that said,
very seriously doubt that it would be a free upgrade.
I have not tried this, but you can try to download the 10.1
Adobe's site and pull out the Flash Asset xtra. Put that into
xtras folder, and it may allow you to work with newer Flash
it may not. But it is worth a try. Be sure to back up any
overwrite, since it may very well cause problems.