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post #1 of 15
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Since the plugin has been released:

<a href="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=FlashPlayer6bin&P2_Platf orm=MacPPC&P3_Browser_Version=MSIE" target="_blank">http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=FlashPlayer6bin&P2_Platf orm=MacPPC&P3_Browser_Version=MSIE</a>

(I know, windows probably had a plugin already - although I couldn't find it on Windowstracker).
IIRC in previous versions of Flash and Director it took about a month between the first publically seeded beta plug-in and the announcement of the app. Then another month or so before release.

Now I assume Flash 6 wil be carbonized. With Photoshop also being so close, this could be very sweet. I know one person who's going to switch to OS X now his complete toolkit will soon be available in X. :cool:

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post #2 of 15
You are confused between the Flash plugin, which can read Shockwave Flash File format (SWF) made by Macromedia Flash, and the Shockwave plugin, which files are made by Macromedia Director.
Flash produces interactive vector content for the web. The Flash plugin has been carbonized long ago for Mac OS X (since 10.0 ?)
Shockwave is more bitmap & game-oriented. and its plugin has just been released for Mac OS X.
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<img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

I'm not in any way confused, just speculating. Read the **** post:

[quote]IIRC in previous versions of Flash and Director it took about a month between the first publically seeded beta plug-in and the announcement of the app. Then another month or so before release.<hr></blockquote>

Please, do not take me for a moron. I'm talking about Flash 6 here, not the Flash plug-in for OS X.
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ding ding, we have a moron on the premises <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
post #5 of 15
You got that right.

Speed improvements, tons of new scripting features, new UI, layer folders, etc etc

and you can dynamically load plain jpegs!
woo!

post #6 of 15
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[quote]
and you can dynamically load plain jpegs!
[/QB]<hr></blockquote>

Meaning you can include a path to a JPEG, and you don't have to include it in a shockwave file? Cool!

Have you heard anything about OS X compatibility?
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post #7 of 15
I hope Macromedia can impliment Director's timeline into Flash.

The timeline in Flash is such a one f*cking big pain in the ass to deal with.
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post #8 of 15
Who cares, LiveMotion is better anyways and is being pre-ordered now.
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post #9 of 15
anyone know if quicktime movies can be embedded or loaded into a movie clip?

and cinder, you sound as if you know a bit, you wanna expand on the UI any more. it's one of the things that drives most crazy about flash...

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post #10 of 15
[quote] anyone know if quicktime movies can be embedded or loaded into a movie clip? <hr></blockquote>

I don't know specifics, but over at <a href="http://www.ultrashock.com" target="_blank">Ultrashock</a> there's something to allude to including streaming video and video conferencing abilities... Hell, if I can dynamically load a jpg I'll be happy - although I would also love to be able to manipulate masks dynamically and not have to antialias dynamic text fields also...

rr.
post #11 of 15
zoeph, I don't take you for a moron. I read your post quicker than I should have and when I clicked on your link I didn't read the text "6 beta", I just saw the Flash 5 picture on the site that Macromedia hasn't changed. So I thought you were talking about shockwave director... All my apologies for this mistake.
post #12 of 15
BTW the URL before is for Mac OS 9, and it seems you cannot automatically go on the page of the beta plugin for Mac OS X.
So if you want the Flash 6 plugin for OS X, here it is :
<a href="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/flash/english/macosx/6.beta/flashplayer6_macosx.bin" target="_blank">http://download.macromedia.com/pub/sho ckwave/flash/english/macosx/6.beta/flashplayer6_macosx.bin</a>
post #13 of 15
Flash 6 for X would be a major league boon as far as X is concerneed for us. However we won't switch until Director and Dreamweaver are out for X. We rely heavily on those two.

Anyone got any ideas when we might see them?
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post #14 of 15
What's new in Flash 6

The new features in Flash 6 provide ...

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Topic1

Actions Panel Toolbar, description

Actions Toolbox organization, description

ActionScript/Bitcraft integration, description

Bookmarks, description

Breakpoints, description

Code hinting, description

Color Mixer, description

Conversion of Array Object to Native Object, description

Conversion of String Object to Native Object, description

Conversion of XML Object to Native Object, description

Distort, description

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Topic2

Distribute to Layers, description

Edit in Place, description

Externalized Player, description

FAP, description

Flash Importer SDK, description

Font Mapping, description

Frameworks Components, description

Free Transform, description

Library Drag and Drop, description

Library Conflict Resolution, description

New From Template/Save As Template, description

Normal/Expert Mode Switching, description

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Topic3

Normal Mode Improvement, description

Object Model, description

Properties Inspector, description

Resizable Movie Layout, description

Save As Flash 5, description

Scriptable Masks, description

SetInterval / ClearInterval, description

Shape Drawing API, description

Sound Completion Event, description

Strict Equality and "Switch" Statement, description

Text Break Apart, description

Timeline, description

Vertical Text, description
post #15 of 15
[quote] What's new in Flash 6
The new features in Flash 6 provide ...
<hr></blockquote>

erm...I don't suppose you'd fancy replacing those "description"s with actual descriptions, would you?

rr.
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