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Re: New version support Flash 9 and AS3?

Subject: Re: New version support Flash 9 and AS3?
From: "Mark A. Boyd"
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 23:39:48 +0000 UTC
Newsgroups: macromedia.director.basics
"necromanthus" <[email protected]> posted in

>  2) there're "official" tools (aka Xtras made by Valentin and other
>  shockwave 
> "developers") designed to steal the DCR assets.
>  In these conditions do you expect new Director users?
>  I really doubt about that ...

Official? I haven't looked at Valentin's tools, but there's a chance that 
they're simple Director files. They're not necessarily designed to steal, but 
may be to help people recover their lost source files. And such excersizes 
certainly serve to illustrate to the Director community (what MacroDobe 
offers by ommission in the manual) the strengths and weaknesses of the .dcr 

You can use Director itself to extract assets (not code) from .dcr files. You 
can even reproduce the Score from them with behaviors attached and their 
getPropertyDescriptionList properties intact and exposed.

As Oliver said, there are several methods available to help make Shockwave 
[i]more[/i] secure, but it takes more than simply embedding assets into a 

I seem to recall an article or two on Director-Online, updateStage or 
MediaMacros, but a Google search should come up with more.

Mark A. Boyd
Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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