How to view ActionScript 1.0 code from a FLA today?


#1

There are some old examples I’d like to convert to JavaScript, but opening them in the latest version of Animate returns an unsupported error with all of the code removed. I googled around for a few solutions, and I couldn’t find any that would have helped. Should I just use a SWF decompiler instead?

Thanks,
Long time reader, first time poster on a Flash topic in years :older_man:


#2

I’m not in front of a computer right now, but:

How old are the files?

Adobe might still distribute Flash CS6 if you’re a CC subscriber. If your OS is too new, a VM of some older OS should work.

Ah; here, if you have one of your old license keys around they’ll probably still work: https://www.adobe.com/support/flash/downloads.html#flashCS6


#3

The files are from 2001 :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ll download the older Flash CS edition. Didn’t think about going that far back, but that should work hopefully.


#4

Yeah, I remember there was one version of the authoring tool that was the first to drop backward compatibility with AS1/2 and those document formats. So everyone kept a copy of the version before it installed too.