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Subject: Re: FLASH: Reality check re *Flash 4 Magic* file?
From: unique
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 21:19:51 GMT

At the exact moment of 2000., her/his local time, Dorian Nisinson
<dorianatbway [dot] net> put forth:

> Ken,
> Flash always tacks on the latest changes to the original file.

Good to know Dorian; thanks.

> Therefore those fla files can get really big. Periodically, I do a save
> as to a new (and incremented) file name just to slim them down. it also
> helps if just before I do that, I delete unused symbols from the
> library. It doesn't effect the final exported swf file size but it does
> make for fat FLAs.

I have done some more experimenting and have experienced further strange

I copied the file FlashMagic/BookExamples/preload/ProjectFiles/preload.fla (7.5
meg) to my hard drive. With 120 meg allocated to Flash 4.0a (Mac), all other
Flash windows closed, I can open this file. (115 meg won't do it). I immediately
save it to HD as "preloadproject.fla". It is now a 4.3 meg file.

Okay, that much I've reported before. Here's the kicker: I *cannot* reopen the
saved file "preloadproject.fla" with only that 120 meg allocated to Flash! I
only have to add minimal megs, but still, this makes no sense to me at all.
Maybe I think too much.

I'd also like to reiterate my other main question in this thread: On the
Macintosh platform, is it true that in order to open a fla of size X meg, one
must allocate something between 16X and 28X meg of RAM to Flash? I really need
to know these stats in order to support submitting an order for sufficient RAM
for my system at work.


Ken Sherwood

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