Flash Encryption

The number one reason I don’t like to make games in Flash anymore is that it is too easy for someone to decompile my hard work, remove my protections, swap out the logo and copyright and put the game up at their own site. It has happened to me before.
The reason for this is that the SWF format is open, which means that companies can get the information they need to build these decompilers. Then they sell them under the guise of allowing developers to decompile their own work if they lose the .fla version. That’s BS. The real deal is that they are selling these things to pirates.
Here is a review of a new weapon in this battle. This one will encrypt your SWF file so it is harder for a decompiler to get anything useful out of it.

Posted on August 16, 2005 at 12:06 pm by site admin · Permalink
In: General

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  1. Written by John
    on 8/17/2005 at 12:55 pm

    Dont even bother using SWF Encrypt because the swf decompilers will find away around it sooner or later. A better solution is to look into good old Director/Shockwave because Macromedia will be requiring all users to download it when visiting their site and it can not be decompiled. More Info

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  2. Written by Nick
    on 9/11/2005 at 1:38 pm

    Personally I feel that decompilers are a great thing only. why? when you buy a watch you can open it up and with a little time see how it works and improve things. With software, programmer’s pride interferes and as such they hide all the workings from people interested. this is a very bad thing! ask yourself how you learnt to program. i certainly learned a lot from viewing other people’s code as they have learned from me. I would suggest that you all be flattered that someone values your work to te degree to copy/learn from it rather than wasting your lives dwelling on this trival matter. Get a grip and be pleased with yourselves

  3. Written by Nick
    on 9/18/2005 at 6:23 am

    Disregard my previous comment. I’m a retard.

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