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Loading AS2 SWF into mobile AIR application - Any way to pull this off?

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Feb 17, 2020

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Hello,

 

Sorry if I trip up somewhere, this is my first post here.

 

I have had a game publicly available for a few years that was made in AS2. Learning about how AIR applications can contain and communicate with AS2 SWF's, I got excited at the possibility that maybe I could get my game running on mobile, but from my research I see lots of potential roadblocks. Before I dive too deep down the rabbit hole, I was hoping to find a straight answer - Is it possible in any way to pull off the container method on Android/iOS? I saw older release notes detailing how to host external SWFs using a complicated process but I assumed that was only for AS3 ABC.

 

Hoping to hear from someone!

 

Best Regards,

Avery Broere.

you can't

AIR mobile do not have the engine parts that can interpret ActionScript 2

see Capabilities of different profiles

on the line "ActionScript 2"
desktop and extendedDesktop have a Yes
mobileDevice have a No

Now I would say porting AS2 to AS3 is not somethign extremely hard

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Loading AS2 SWF into mobile AIR application - Any way to pull this off?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 17, 2020

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Hello,

 

Sorry if I trip up somewhere, this is my first post here.

 

I have had a game publicly available for a few years that was made in AS2. Learning about how AIR applications can contain and communicate with AS2 SWF's, I got excited at the possibility that maybe I could get my game running on mobile, but from my research I see lots of potential roadblocks. Before I dive too deep down the rabbit hole, I was hoping to find a straight answer - Is it possible in any way to pull off the container method on Android/iOS? I saw older release notes detailing how to host external SWFs using a complicated process but I assumed that was only for AS3 ABC.

 

Hoping to hear from someone!

 

Best Regards,

Avery Broere.

you can't

AIR mobile do not have the engine parts that can interpret ActionScript 2

see Capabilities of different profiles

on the line "ActionScript 2"
desktop and extendedDesktop have a Yes
mobileDevice have a No

Now I would say porting AS2 to AS3 is not somethign extremely hard

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Feb 19, 2020

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you can't

AIR mobile do not have the engine parts that can interpret ActionScript 2

see Capabilities of different profiles

on the line "ActionScript 2"
desktop and extendedDesktop have a Yes
mobileDevice have a No

Now I would say porting AS2 to AS3 is not somethign extremely hard

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Thanks for your response!

 

Yes, after going over it with my team, we think just moving to AS3 shouldn't take more than a few months. Unfortunately we have lots of movie clips and buttons with nested code, but it is what it is.

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