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I want to edit Flash animation. I have fla, swf and swf fiels, but How I should open them?

Is there any possibility to edit swf file without fla or swd file?

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You should edit the fla file :) I wouldn't know of any other way to alter the contents of an swf. – Michiel Standaert Nov 23 '11 at 9:09
    
I tried to edit it with adobe flash cs 5.5 and macromedia flash mx(year 2002 lol) but both told me that can't open FLA file, that's why I am asking. – JakeTheFish Nov 23 '11 at 9:36
    
Flash is not backwards compatible. So I'm guessing the .fla is an older version. (For example, cs3-created files can't be opened by cs5). Your only option would be to find out what cs the file was created with and open/edit it with that version. – Michiel Standaert Nov 23 '11 at 12:41
    
Edit the swf file is impossible, as far as I know (and I've been working with flash for lot of years) – Sr.Richie Nov 23 '11 at 14:16
    
But perhaps you know how to define CS where file was created? ? – JakeTheFish Nov 23 '11 at 14:51
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I opened source FLA with CS3.

Also I managed to decompile SWF and delete or change frames, sprites, images, texts and scripts I need.

So to edit ready swf, we need to decompile it, and then compile again.

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