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Steve Roberts
How to hide the asset folder cross-platform
on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:58:04 am

I've been asked to solve a client's problem tonight. The Flash developer is not available right now, so I got the call. I've done some Flash, but mostly After Effects -- cross-platform.

Client wants to deliver on a USB.
The USB contains:
- common assets folder
- Win executable
- OSX executable

He wants the assets folder hidden: unseen by either OS.
The problem is, if I use an app such as "Hide Folders" to hide the asset folder, the executables can't link to it any more: the Flash just plays with no assets.
I've tried dropping everything into another folder (preserving the Flash links inside the new folder), making an alias of the executable, then dragging that alias out, then hiding the new folder ... but the alias loses the link to the original inside the now-hidden folder. Hmph.

Is there any way to hide an assets folder (Mac/Win), but maintain the link from the executable that uses it?


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Steve Roberts
Re: How to hide the asset folder cross-platform
on Jan 11, 2012 at 1:25:08 am

Upon reflection .. it seems that a viable option would be for the Flash developer to embed all the assets into a Windows executable, and embed them again into a Mac executable. Would that be the best choice?

(Sorry -- I guess they're called "projectors" nowadays.)

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