I am so excited that this is finally happening. United Digital Artists, one of the two companies that have put on all of the past FlashForward conferences is launching a new Flash conference in Europe. I have been working with UDA behind the scenes to help make this happen, and it is shaping up to be a killer conference.
First, here are the details.
As many of you have noticed, Flash Resource Manager does not work with Flash 8. This is because the path to the help files is hardcoded (at least for the first load) for Flash MX 2004.
I just played around with the source, and it was pretty easy for me to fix, so once I get the correct version of Visual Studio installed, I am going to try and update it so it will work with both Flash MX 2004 and Flash 8.
In the meantime, if you look in the install directory for the Flash Resource Manager, you should find a config directory with app.config file. This is an XML file that contains all of the settings for the app. You should be able to change the file paths here to get it to work correctly. I haven’t been able to get get this to work yet, but I wanted to post it here in case anyone wanted to try (post in the comments if you get it working).
UPDATE : Ritesh has confirmed in the comments that you can get it to work with Flash 8 by manually editing the config file.
UPDATE 2: I can’t get the app to work correct on the WIndows .NET 2.0 beta, so if you are having problems, that might be the issue.
Flash 8 is available for purchase, download and trial.
You can find more info here.
Colin Moock has put together a pretty comprehensive review of Flash 8.
You can read the entire review here.
I finally broke down and got a Sony PSP. It has version 2.0 of the firmware, so I can’t do all of the cool things with it (just yet). However, 2.0 does allow you to have custom wallpapers, so I put together a quick Flash Platform wallpaper for the PSP.