Posts Tagged ‘Player’

Create Projector Workaround

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Quick tip today: I've been working mostly in AIR for a while now so I didn't realize the publish to projector option no longer exists in Flash CC. Also, the option to create a projector is disabled in stand alone versions of the more recent flash players. There is a workaround, though perhaps not ideal, you can just download an earlier version of the player and the option will be available to you. You can download various versions from Adobe here.

Flash Player 11.4 and AIR 3.4 available now

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Both Flash Player 11.4 and the AIR 3.4 SDK are available now from the Adobe Labs site. The update brings some pretty big features to the Flash platform including multithreading and better support for iOS development.

I'm not a big proponent of threading and concurrency in programming, but the iOS additions sound pretty nice. You can now deploy your applications to your iOS device without going through iTunes and you can receive push notifications and utilize iOS SDK 5.1 features.

You can go here for more on AIR 3.4 and here for Flash Player 11.4.

MultiPlayer Flash Game with AS3MUL

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

as3MUL logo
I've been seeing a lot of posts around the web the last few days about a new ActionScript 3 library, AS3MUL. The MUL stands for multiuser library. Of course this captured my interest and today I decided to play around with it. I'm pleased to say this library is really good! I was able to get a simple multiplayer scene up and running in just a couple of hours!

You can check out my simple demo here, head to the AS3MUL website to learn more about it and download the library from google code.

To see actual multiplayer with the demo either have a buddy sign on with you or just open the demo page in a second browser window/tab.

The Future of Flash

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

A good friend of mine just shared a great link with me and I figured I'd post it here for everyone to check out. Adobe recently released a white paper which outlines their plans for the future of the Flash platform. After reading through it, I'm pretty excited about the direction they're going; specifically in regards to gaming.

The document discusses updates to the existing Flash and AIR players, as well as the next iteration of ActionScript: "While Adobe is working on releases for 2012, including 11.2 and the subsequent 2012 release, we are also modernizing the Flash Player code base in order to ensure that the Flash runtimes meet the needs of developers over the next five to 10 years."

They are also quick to point out that the jump to the next version of ActionScript, currently named ActionScript Next, will be "significantly less burdensome than the move from ActionScript 2 to ActionScript 3."

Needless to say, this is definitely worth a read if you're a serious Flash developer. Check it out!

How to compile for Flash Player 10.2 with Flash CS5

Monday, April 4th, 2011

This post is for people who are using Flash Professional CS5 that want to make use of all the cool new features in Flash Player 10.2. Sure, you can use Flash Builder and the latest Flex SDK to do it, but currently there's no officially supported way of doing it with Flash Professional CS5. There is, however, a work around that I'd like to share! (more…)

Flash Player 10.2 Released

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Adobe has officially released Flash Player 10.2. The new player is no longer in beta and improves performance and video with the new Stage Video api which utilizes GPU acceleration.

Debug players

Standard player

If you're interested in learning more about Stage Video, Lee Brimelow has a nice introduction tutorial on it here.

Using Flash Debug Player with Google Chrome

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

This is something that's been bugging me for a while: Google Chrome won't use the debug versions of Flash Player because it uses its own, internal version. I've always just used a different browser for Flash testing, such as Firefox, but today I was determined to get to the bottom of this and I am pleased to report that I have succeeded! (more…)

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