Category: Main Productivity Web Design Adobe Animate Flash 8.0 Professional

Adobe Animate

Released with Flash Player 8, new features in Macromedia Flash 8 Professional included: graphical filters (blur, drop shadow, glow, etc.) and blend modes,
easing control for animation, enhanced stroke properties (caps and
joins), object-based drawing mode, run-time bitmap caching, FlashType advanced anti-aliasing for text, On2
VP6 advanced video codec, support for alpha transparency in video, a
stand-alone encoder and advanced video importer, cue point support in
FLV files, an advanced video playback component, and an interactive
mobile device emulator.
Macromedia Flash Basic 8, a "lite" version of the Flash authoring
tool targeted to new users who only wanted to do basic drawing,
animation, and interactivity. The Basic product was eventually stopped.

Application Details:

Version: Flash 8.0 Professional
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

(spoiler alert, pretty much everything)

  • Pen tool, as well as every other tool.
  • Symbols.
  • Effects.
  • Audio (works as well as on windows)
  • Motion tweens.
  • Timeline.
  • Commands.
  • Flash player (every version)
  • Action script (every version)
  • Publish.
  • Saving and loading big files (100+mb)

What does not

  • Pressure sensitivity doesn't work but the button on the brush to enable it still appears, using it makes the brush not show the stroke in real rendering i recommend not using that feature.
  • Fonts are not the same as windows, if your file contains fonts from windows they will be replaced to fonts on your system, if you make a file with linux fonts they will be replaced in windows, this can be messy if you want to send a file to a friend or someone on another OS, the text will have different size and different positions depending on the fonts.
  • When using the pen tool in ink mode for a long time some frames get bugged and when you draw on them the strokes render in other places and do weird things, I recommend using the smooth option without smoothing, pretty much the same as ink but without bugs and with just a bit of stroke correction.
  • In the timeline when you play your animation or work it lags on the second frame after the frame you started the playback for a fraction of a second, this might make timing difficult if you work on fbf animation or 2d animation, however in actionscript and such this might not be a big issue. THIS DON'T HAPPEN IF YOU USE THE SWF PLAYER (ctrl+enter or Control->Test movie)


What was not tested

Everything was tested extensively.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGoogle Chrome OS, Linux(Beta) a.k.a. CrostiniAug 01 20204.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldGurbuz 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 17 20194.8Yes Yes NoPlatinumTeheeFB 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 26 20183.13Yes Yes NoSilverTeheeFB 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 15 20183.10Yes Yes NoSilverTeheeFB 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 01 20183.6Yes Yes NoSilverTeheeFB 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7316 Tablet Pressure Sensitivty Not Working in Flash 8 CLOSED ABANDONED View

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