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#943 Export to CS4 and lower
Date created:
Type: feature
Visibility: Everybody
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Labels: FLA export
State: closed Help

> What steps will reproduce the problem? 1. Open .swf file 2. Click Export to FLA > What is the expected output? What do you see instead? Expected - Files of type: Flash CS 4 Instead - Files of Type: Flash CS 5-6 > What version of the product are you using? Is it "nighlty build"? Which operating system do you have? 6.0.0. No. Windows 8.1 64-bit > Please provide any additional information below. If the problem is related to a SWF file, attach it here, otherwise we can't help you.
This is not a bug. Maybe a feature request, but probably it won't be implemented. CS4 uses a different proprietary file format. See the announcement:
State: new→upgraded
From guestbook, it was written by JPEXS: Yes, the decompiler cannot export in older FLA formats than Flash CS5. No version of JPEXS decompiler can achieve this. These old formats are binary only and it would be very hard to somehow reverse-engineer that format. Newer formats are XML so it is easy to read/write. You can try other (paid) decompilers (see links), maybe they do have support for the Macromadia Flash 8. We don't.
I did some research about these old fileformats in the past. The problem is that it is not documented anywhere. I can only reconstruct it using some reverse engineering technics, but it is binary format and hard to understand. I know it would be useful, but currently it has lower priority, thanks for understanding. Other paid decompilers have support from Adobe and they probably give them some kind of documentation to these formats (just speculations). We do not have any partnership with Adobe, it probably requires tons of money :-), we are free project. I send a request for documentation to Adobe few months ago: but they ignored me (I am not surprised).
State: upgraded→new
Title: Unable to export to CS4→Export to CS4 and lower
Type: bug→feature
All right thanks anyways
State: new→closed