Important Note: Toolkit for CreateJS has now been replaced with HTML5.
It is highly unlikely that you are reading this blog post and have not played an Atari game ever before. For gamers, passionate or otherwise, casual or obsessive, skilled or talented, Atari games would have been one of the common starting points for developing gaming acumen. Do you know that Atari is taking its historic games to the mobile platform across multiple screens? Empowered by CreateJS libraries, Atari will deliver its games targeting the HTML5 platform to ensure compatibility across multiple mobile platforms and screens. For more information, watch this video.
The project involved creating multitudes of animated assets to create touch-friendly games with rich content. Yes, you guessed it right, Flash Professional CS6 along with the Toolkit for CreateJS extension and some custom JSFL was used to carry out this mammoth task of preparing assets. To know more about Toolkit for CreateJS, see this DevNet article. Also, visit gskinner.com to know more about Grant Skinner, creator of CreateJS and a prime contributor to the Atari HTML5 project.
If you are using Flash Professional CS6, you may encounter the following error when trying to install an AIR app published from Flash.
“This application cannot be installed because this installer has been mis-configured. Please contact the application author for assistance.”
Publishing to AIR – General Introduction
Helpful Links – http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash/using/publishing-adobe-air-desktop.html
The above problem arises when the same application is exported with different certificates and the new air application which is being installed conflicts with the old one.
Steps to resolve the above issue -
Verify if the AIR application you were trying to install is already present on the system. To do so:
- Search for the application from its APP Name which is specified in the “AIR Settings” dialog and make sure that the application is completely uninstalled from the system.
- Install the AIR application again.
Change the Application ID (APP ID – App ID is the identifier string for the application) in the Application Settings of the AIR Application
- Change the ID of the application in the application xml file and install it as a brand new app as if it had never been installed before.
Helpful Link – http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash/using/publishing-adobe-air-desktop.html#creating_air_application_and_installer_files
Create a new certificate for the AIR application. Steps for doing so:
- On the Signature tab, make the following settings:
Certificate: Point to another valid AIR code-signing certificate or click the Create button to create a new certificate. Enter the certificate password in the Password field.
- Use this brand new certificate for signing the AIR application.
- Compile the App with the new certificate.
Helpful Link – http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash/using/publishing-adobe-air-desktop.html#signing_your_application