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I need to get string data from compiled flash .exe file. This file using project.exe to compiled from *.swf

Is it possible to extruct and get string data?

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swf decompiler –  joe Sep 25 '09 at 14:17

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Sothink SWF Decompiler is the best out there for this, but it costs a bit:

SWF Decompiler Features

Decompile SWF to FLA.
Decompile SWF to FLEX project, and get MXML file and other project files.
Decompile the standard EXE made by Adobe Flash to FLA format.
Support Flash 6, Flash MX 2004 (V7), Flash 8, Flash CS3 (V9) and Flash CS4 (V10).
Compatible with ActionScript 2 and ActionScript 3.
Export SWF to FLA/SWF to FLEX projects, and extract resources in batch mode.
Support exporting the resources to SWF or FLA format.
Extract element into various formats, including shapes, sounds, images, sprites, fonts, texts, ActionScript, etc.
Export ActionScript file in AS, BIN or HTML format.
Export the video file in FLV format from Flash movie.
Multi-Language interface is available, English, German and traditional Chinese included.

A free alternative is Decompile Flash Free Version.

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Decompile Flash Free Version

Decompile Flash Free Version is an outstanding SWF decompiling tool which allows you to convert flash between SWF and FLA format. Decompile Flash offers the powerful function of editing dynamic texts of flash movie and replacing images as your own easily and watch the edited result immediately. The easy-to-use interface helps you catch on to the system quickly.

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Use the free Northcode EXE 2 SWF to extract the SWF out of your Flash projector EXE. Now you can decompile the SWF using a trial version of your favorite decompiler, to access the SWF's contents.

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  • SWFTools - SWF manipulation and generation utilities

    You can install SWFTools distribution (which has also a command line program), and use SWFExtract, that can decompile flash files.

    On OSX, install via: brew install swftools.

    This will install tools such as: as3compile, font2swf, jpeg2swf, pdf2swf, png2swf, swfbbox, swfc, swfcombine, swfdump, swfextract, swfrender, swfstrings, wav2swf.

    swfextracts allows to extract swf movieclips and objects out of swf files.

  • FFDec (GitHub) - JPEXS Free Flash Decompiler

    Opensource flash SWF decompiler and editor. Extract resources, convert SWF to FLA, edit ActionScript, replace images, sounds, texts or fonts. Various output formats available. Works with Java on Windows, Linux or MacOS.


    java -jar ffdec.jar myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -proxy
    java -jar ffdec.jar -proxy -P1234
    java -jar ffdec.jar -export script "C:\decompiled" myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -selectclass com.example.MyClass,com.example.SecondClass -export script "C:\decompiled" myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -format script:pcode -export script "C:\decompiled" myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -format script:pcode,text:plain -export script,text,image "C:\decompiled" myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -format fla:cs5.5 -export fla "C:\sources\myfile.fla" myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -dumpSWF myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -compress myfile.swf myfiledec.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -decompress myfiledec.swf myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -onerror ignore -export script "C:\decompiled" myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -onerror retry 5 -export script "C:\decompiled" myfile.swf
    java -jar ffdec.jar -config autoDeobfuscate=1,parallelSpeedUp=0 -export script "C:\decompiled" myfile.swf

    Instead of "java -jar ffdec.jar" you can use ffdec.bat on Windows, on Linux/MacOs

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