Adobe Animate

Version 9; the first Adobe branded version of Flash, to be released with the Adobe Creative Suite 3

Flash CS3 is the first version of Flash released under the Adobe brandname, and features improved integration with Adobe Photoshop, improved vector drawing tools, becoming more like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Fireworks.
ActionScript 3.0 was released with this version, along with ActionScript Virtual Machine 2.0 (AVM2) for faster code execution and garbage collection[8] New programming features included : strongly typed variables
with type safety, runtime errors, improved events, display list instead
of "depth" system, and many new classes (Socket, ByteArray, Loader,
RegExp, etc.).[9] AS3 allowed entire applications to be written in code, without needing the Flash timeline.

Application Details:

Version: Flash CS3
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.22

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

The Flash CS3 IDE works

Compiler works

Everything seems to be functional both as2 and as3

What does not

Installer doesn't run (used installed windows version)

Interface is not working full. Tabs and panes look strange, the layout is abit chaotic. Panes couldn't be moved o resized.


What was not tested

Everything was teste, except panes that couldn't be seen normally

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Use Louis' recipe for installing Flash CS3: 1. copy mshtml, shdocvw, urlmon, shlwapi, mlang and jscript.dll from my XP partition to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 2. Do 'regsvr32 jscript.dll' 3. Do winetricks msxml3 4. Set mshtml, shdocvw, urlmon, shlwapi, mlang to native in winecfg All this is only needed to make the installer happy and finish fine. The actual Flash.exe doesn't need any native dlls set here, only you need gdiplus. 5. Do winetricks gdiplus Now start Flash.exe, and it comes up fine here (Note: "fine" is maybe not a good word, the toolbars are quite messed up, if i use native comctl32 it all looks better) Tips for installing:

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Dec 17 20172.22Yes Yes NoBronzeZvonimir Rudinski 
ShowDebian GNU/kFreeBSD Unstable "Sid"Sep 26 20121.4.1N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"Dec 26 20101.3.9N/A Yes Silverkamil 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 01 20101.1.37No Not installable GarbageFelipe Moraes 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20091.1.26No Not installable GarbageIan 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7380 Crash in FoxIT 2.0, Adobe Flash CS3, WinMerge, diff in Dreamweaver 8 CLOSED FIXED View
8852 Flash CS3 Run time crash CLOSED INVALID View
8945 Adobe Indesign CS3, Photoshop CS3, and Flash CS3 fail to install CLOSED FIXED View
11307 Flash cs3 Installer asks for SP2 CLOSED INVALID View
11318 Flash CS3 requires Jscript CLOSED DUPLICATE View
11322 Flash CS3 doesn't install CLOSED INVALID View
15432 Adobe Indesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, and Flash CS3 fail to install CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18070 Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010) CLOSED FIXED View
18317 Flash CS3 crash due to unimplemented function gdiplus.dll.GdipSetPathGradientPresetBlend CLOSED FIXED View
20592 Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Cannot Start. CLOSED ABANDONED View

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