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Old 04-08-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Flash support on consoles

I'm aware that PS3 and probably other major consoles support Flash in some form, primarily driven by video sites such as YouTube and BBC iPlayer (watching TV programs). Devices like PSP and even mobile phones also have some Flash support.

But how complete is it? Is it as easy as saying the PS3 supports Flash 9.123, or is it a real difficulty to develop a decent Flash app (actually Flex in my case) to run on non-PC platforms at this time?
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:14 AM   #2
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The question is simple : where can we find a Flash Player for Console ?

Adobe does not provide any kind of this.

The answer is : some company developed their own Flash Player.

If PS3 runs a Flash Player 9 ... you can develop any Flash App and use it on your PS3 without any consideration.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:20 AM   #3
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I don't really care where the Flash player comes from... I just want to know what support there is on the various consoles. Is there any site/thread about console flash development?
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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"Is there any site/thread about console flash development?"
Check homebrew console websites like : http://www.ps3-hacks.com/

For XBOX, found this :
http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/31/h...your-xbox-360/

Flash usually comes along with the web browser. Like Opera on Wii for example.

Depending on the Flash version 7/8/9/10 the player supports on each console, you can develop any app or game, this should work.

I don't know any Flash dev site oriented for console programming, but you should keep in mind that a SWF won't play differently on any OS/console from any other. Except some minor changes like touchscreen/mouse capabilities...
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:26 PM   #5
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Yes, I'd love to make a Flash game and actually have a game that works on PC+Xbox+Ps3... there is no way to do this at all (without paying $1000s) with normal apps.
I wonder what happens with console joypads... that could be a different thread though
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:24 AM   #6
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"But how complete is it?"
No idea. I guess it is 100% functional. I don't know any special Flash Player with unavailable functions/class. Except for Flash Lite on mobile phones.

Flex 3 = Flash Player 10
Flex 2 = Flash Player 9

Flex 2 projects might work on the PS3 browser.

"Is it as easy as saying the PS3 supports Flash 9.123, or is it a real difficulty to develop a decent Flash app (actually Flex in my case) to run on non-PC platforms at this time?"
You could test any Flex app on PS3 and see ...?
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:38 AM   #7
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Flex 3 = Flash Player 10
Flex 2 = Flash Player 9

Flex 2 projects might work on the PS3 browser.
No, Flex 3 is Flash 9 also. At least 3.3 is, maybe a newer version is released recently.

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You could test any Flex app on PS3 and see ...?
Yes, IF I had a PS3 and IF I had a web-space to deploy my Flex app. Not major problems, but I hoped people here might already know the answer.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:52 AM   #8
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I've been looking into PS3 myself lately. Point your PS3 browser to http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about and you should see what version of Flash the PS3 browser is using. When I tried this I got version 9.0.151.0.

However, I have noticed some other irregularities. In my case, all my SWF's are generated through flex builder, but it seems that sometimes they are not visible. My first guess is that some wmodes aren't supported, but I'll have to look into it further.

If anyone knows compatibility issues for the PS3 Flash player, then please let me know in this thread!
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:13 AM   #9
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Cool, thanks for that. I am leaning towards buying a PS3 as a blu-ray player for my new TV so maybe I can finally get to try this.
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