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Convert .EXE to .SWF?

by coldchowder / January 17, 2010 10:53 AM PST

Is there any way to convert a .exe file to a .swf file?

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(NT) Thank You
by coldchowder / January 18, 2010 1:25 PM PST
In reply to: Yes
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by dj12345678900987654321 / February 19, 2012 4:08 PM PST
In reply to: Yes

i'v been searching for this for AGES!!

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Did/Didn't Work
by Pumpkin_Bear / April 3, 2013 7:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Yes the file I downloaded from that link worked and I got a swf file in the same location as my exe file. however the swf file contained no data. Is this something I did incorrectly?

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Re: data
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 3, 2013 7:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Did/Didn't Work

Usually, programs don't contain data. They get their data from a database or from the Internet or from an xml-file or any such outside source. So, without knowing any details about that particular program you tried to convert, your observation isn't amazing.


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by John.Wilkinson / January 19, 2010 4:30 AM PST
In reply to: Convert .EXE to .SWF?

It is not possible due to a number of reasons, including the number of languages a program could have been written in, the inability for SWF to express all of the functionality of most applications, the inability for a SWF file to make use of many of the libraries, APIs, etc. that the executable can, the obfuscation techniques used to prevent EXE decompilation, etc.

-> The program VigneshBalasubramanian suggested can only extract SWF content from an EXE file; it cannot convert any EXE to an SWF file.


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by coldchowder / January 19, 2010 9:31 AM PST
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Here are the specifics of what I want to do:
I want to post some games I created with Game Maker (exe files) to a website as flash games.

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Not possible...
by John.Wilkinson / January 20, 2010 4:42 AM PST
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Game Maker uses its own scripting language, called GML, which is interpreted by the bundled Game Maker interpreter every time the game is executed. Conversion to SWF is not possible, and may even be prohibited to attempt, depending on the developer's TOS/licensing agreement(s).


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