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FlashDevelop vs. Flash Professional IDE

12 Aug

Well… I’ve been discussing this time numerous amount of times on GDR and I’m willing to just end this now.


FD vs. Flash Pro CS (5.5 is the current new version)



  • Simple to use
  • Lightweight
  • In addition to the Flex SDK, it has a better compiler.
  • Auto-complete/additional assistance


  • Does not have a simple library.
  • Cannot be used to create a pre-made image.


Flash Professional CS5.5:

  • Also simple to use.
  • Library, in order to keep all images.
  • Can be used to make an image.
  • Has a ‘widget’ library that you can use to copypasta a pre-made class. (New update)


  • Worse compiler than FD+Flex
  • A worse auto-complete function
  • More space taken up


And there you have it. In terms of coding, FD seems to trump the Flash Pro IDE. However, in terms of graphics, it doesn’t stand up to Flash Pro.

I like to use FD to edit my code and Flash Pro CS4 (the version I use) to compile it and to use its library. The one downside to that is not being able to use the great compiler.


New AS2 collaborations.

6 Aug

I joined a collaboration with DannyDaNinja and shadowgrail. I will try to contribute to their AS2 project, which is only known as ‘The abandoned project’ for now. However, it will be a great RPG game… and I think I’ve revealed little to much.

Return of the blog

6 Aug

After 20 entries, I kinda dumped this blog, for various reasons…

However, I want to restart this blog with some great entries… so be on the lookout of more entries from yours truly.

Improving art is a pain

20 Jul

I am no artist… it’s just not my thing, so I used GIMP to create a nice menu logo but I simply cannot decide between 2 images…



EDIT: Option A is the popular choice. The art forum of Kongregate helped me out with this decision.

Slow week

14 Jul

Sorry people… It’s been a while since I posted something here last, but alas, I tell you that I will post a lot more posts to make up for it.

A basic tutorial for the ages.

5 Jul

Well, I’ve thought about it and figured that i should make a tutorial talking about how to create basic things in THREE, count em , THREE languages…

1. ActionScript 2
2. ActionScript 3
3. Java

I’ve thought about how I should do this (Should i make the lessons how to make the same thing in all three languages? Or should I make em all whatever is basic in those specific languages (diverse subjects)?
As multi-functional and unnecessary as this swiss army knife… can opener… shoe shiner… doohickey… 😀

Game in 1 hour (#2)

29 Jun

I won (by default i may add with this game in Gi1H #2):