lol I was disappointed for a moment thinking I missed the vote!
I generally try to send the author a message regarding bugs rather than posting on the file page so it doesn’t effect sales (assuming they fix it)
Yes MSFX did this for me and it was very helpful…. and courteous.
I imagine this tool will be great for computer savvy individuals but 90% of my clients barely know how to open Internet Explorer so I doubt it will have much of an effect on our business. Long live the baby boomers!
I’ve found that commenting helps because when someone wants to alter something I tell them “find the comment, etc…”
Imagine you are working with a Photoshop stage 800×500. Now you draw a block to serve as a placement marker for a banner. You resize it and place it. This Flash idea is no different except you drag the holder from the library to the stage, give it an instance name, and specify the xml. You’re done. You’ve just created the holder for you new flash banner.-cyte
I’m not sure I understand. The file I created does exactly this. Sure it doesn’t include xml but why include it when you don’t need to? You’re already working from within the fla, dragging the “holder” from he library, resizing it and placing it. My method simply calls the swf to be loaded in from writing a specific instance name (“yourswf_swf” ). Seems adding xml to do the same thing is an extra step.
An AS2 file is not needed. AS3 files can load in both AS2 and AS3 . AS2 files can not. If you use the file as it’s intended to be used, that is as a master swf/jpg/png loader, the AS3 version will be sufficient.
I can understand why FD wants to control self-promoting, even when I think Patrick and Phantasma didn’t have a hidden agenda.
I guess offering free files could also hurt sales. If something cool is offered for free, similar files may not sell.
I think the case was the author was offering a file for free for a limited time before it went for sale here.
I hope dropping links to straight up freebies is allowed.
say client sorry mate site “I made” for you is unlicensed because I bought it on flashden… I will made another one for you ? ... hmmmm
You make good points. You’re better off letting the client know that some of the work has been purchased from FlashDen and that in rare cases these situations occur. Seems to me being upfront is better than having a client contact you down the road asking why they got a call about copyright infringement.
I recently removed a few of my files that never sold. I figure if it’s a cool file yet their isn’t a demand for it I’d rather keep it for myself.
I do see how someone who purchased the file is at a disadvantage by not being able to see the comments. Maybe the file’s page could still exist with a message saying that the file is no longer for sale.