I'm not sure how many people here are fans of Giveaway of the Day, but for those of you who aren't subscribed to the RSS feed, I thought today's offer was worth posting about. Basically, to help create buzz about products, they give away free licenses to software each day. Often they're screensavers or other useless programs, but every once in a while something rolls around that really grabs my attention. That would be what happened today:
******* SWF Decompiler is a professional tool to convert SWF to FLA and extract elements from SWF into variable formats; exporting multi-file simultaneously supported. It’s compatible with all Flash versions including Flash 6/7/8 and Flash CS3 (9.0), supporting both ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0.
It extracts any element of the Flash movie into SWF, FLA or their common format, such as shapes, morph shapes, images, sounds, videos, frames, fonts, texts, buttons, sprites and ActionScripts. Flash player and catcher built-in.
I just installed it, and tried it out on my recent Falling With Style game. Really helps me see what sorts of things are available to people who want to crack my game.
Extremely impressive stuff -- this looks like a seriously good tool to keep around, and I wanted to post about it here for other budget-conscious developers like myself.
This may have better suited in the Coffee Lounge (if allowed at all)..
Thanks for letting me know where it should go -- I didn't know if it should go in the news or whatever.
Originally Posted by whispers
and this is a FULL working app? no trial? no limited features?
Yeah, if you're not familiar with GotD, it can certainly seem a bit odd. Yes, it's a full working app. No trial, no limited features -- you get the program with a working registration key. There is no catch, except that you can only install/activate it during this 24 hours. They do this to try to get more user reviews of products -- companies will give away one or more of their products for a limited time to get some word-of-mouth advertising for their product. Their Developers page explains more of their process. It's certainly a promotional gimick, but I've never seen anything shady.
Disclaimer: I don't work for *******, nor do I work for Giveaway of the Day. I don't stand to gain anything from the promotion of their software -- I'm honestly just a developer who was surprised at the quality of the tool that they're giving away as part of this promo -- normally it seems that GotD gives away crummy screensavers or useless utilities that have better open-source alternatives. So I was very pleasantly surprised, and thought I'd share it with other like-minded Flash developers. If I was out of line in posting this, I do apologize.
Oh no... no not that piratebay.org... just piratebay.. the one where Peter Pan and friends hang around, and perhaps can ,um, hopefully direct you to the nearest island with all those glorious software...
First/last warning on that one Boy Goo. You should know very damn well better than that. You're saved only by the fact that you didn't link to anything. Statements are "gray area", especially given the context.
I'm sure the usual suspects will have a problem with that definition; however in the past we've had people to say "Use Google" or some other reference to find things, but the moment they post a picture or link... that's what led to their bans.