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shachi
11-23-2006, 02:57 PM
Hello everyone,

Sorry if this is the wrong forum(I was not sure where to post) but anyways, can anyone tell me how to download f4l (http://f4l.sourceforge.net/) in windows? I have been banging my head to do this for ages(and still no success).

Any help would be (more than)greatly appreciated.

EDIT: With Twey's kind reply I just realized that I typed "download" instead of "install". Here's the correct post.

Hello everyone,

Sorry if this is the wrong forum(I was not sure where to post) but anyways, can anyone tell me how to install f4l (http://f4l.sourceforge.net/) in windows? I have been banging my head to do this for ages(and still no success).

Any help would be (more than)greatly appreciated.

Twey
11-23-2006, 05:08 PM
Download? Go here (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87799). Install? That could be trickier. It's called "Flash for Linux" for a reason :)

shachi
11-23-2006, 06:30 PM
Download? Go here (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87799). Install? That could be trickier. It's called "Flash for Linux" for a reason :)

I know why it is called "Flash for Linux" but unfortunately I can't afford to have Adobe flash in my computer(first thing, it needs admin's privileges to install, second, it's too expensive). So I need a way to install what I can get *flash 4 linux*. I hope I was able to clear myself.

Twey
11-23-2006, 07:24 PM
There are several free Flash-creation packages available for Windows, all of which are probably superior to F4L, which is still in beta :) Alas, I'm not a Flash guy, so none spring immediately to mind (and a quick Google turned up only one result thanks to an irritatingly blandly-named "Flash Creator (http://www.shareup.com/Flash-Creator-download-11979.html)" ¬_¬).

shachi
11-24-2006, 07:44 AM
Yea I get it but what I need is something similar to flash, not just a flash creator. I downloaded the software link you gave me and installed it too but unfortunately it doesn't fulfill my needs and also displays a stupid "Demoversion" in the exported object. So any other options??

Thanks again.

BLiZZaRD
11-25-2006, 07:15 AM
I wont tell you it is imposible... but it is impossible to put F4L on Windows.

F4L needs other packages that Windows just wont run, no matter what you do.

Second any other program that is not a "demoversion" will require Admin privies to install as well. Are you on a school computer, or does tha comp Admin not trust you?

If the later, if you ask I am sure they would put something on for you, if former, you may find that the school already has something you just can't access it without permission. Never hurts to ask :D

shachi
11-25-2006, 10:37 AM
Yes I am in school computer(actually I want flash for school but we can't raise enough money so I was wondering if we could use f4l). And I can ask for the admin priveleges but then what can I do? Just download and install the trial version of flash?

Thanks again.

Twey
11-25-2006, 01:11 PM
F4L needs other packages that Windows just wont run, no matter what you do.Not so -- see Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/).

BLiZZaRD
11-25-2006, 01:13 PM
for 59 bucks per user you can try CrossoverOffice 1.1 (http://www.codeweavers.com/site/about/general/press/?id=20031027)

That's right a new program to use flash and dreamweaver on Linux sans the liscense!

Read all about it!!

Twey
11-25-2006, 01:32 PM
Yeah... I'd rather use the beta. :p Of course, it's a fairly moot point in my case, since I don't use Flash. There's a sort of "Flash culture" going around at the moment that believes it's always best to use Flash. This is rarely true -- almost everything for which people tend to use Flash nowadays can be done in Javascript.

ItsMeOnly
11-25-2006, 02:59 PM
There's a sort of "Flash culture" going around at the moment that believes it's always best to use Flash. This is rarely true -- almost everything for which people tend to use Flash nowadays can be done in Javascript.
Splendid, can you tell that to my boss? :-D

Anyway, this is really a true story: I'm maintaining a site of Jounralism Institute at Warsaw University (http://www.id.uw.edu.pl). We have recruitment for 2007, and the boss asked for info about "Open days", ok- the info is there, but she said: you have to do a flash one. We have to address young people that come to this site, and there should be something that moves and animates.
To that I simply replied: nothing will "move and animate" on my site- at least when I'm in charge. Flash is heavy, eats resources, limits functionality (if you don't have/enable it) and besides- I don't have one.
Basically, after long talk, where I was short of resigning, we sorta got to agreement. And guess what's coming for X-mas...

shachi
11-25-2006, 03:10 PM
Yeah... I'd rather use the beta. :p Of course, it's a fairly moot point in my case, since I don't use Flash. There's a sort of "Flash culture" going around at the moment that believes it's always best to use Flash. This is rarely true -- almost everything for which people tend to use Flash nowadays can be done in Javascript.

I wish everyone was as intelligent to understand that, my teacher thinks flash is the best animation program there is and any program that can do a simple motion tween is like flash(strange isn't it?).

But anyways we aren't learning scripting at school so unfortunately we can't use javascript instead of flash. Thanks for your help anyways.

BLiZZaRD
11-25-2006, 10:31 PM
I agree, and I do think that Flash is one of the greatest things since lock picks, but everything is good, in moderation! (Even butter)

Take my "Flash site" for example: Current page stats as compiled yesterday, excluding forums::

Total pages: 1203
Total Pages with Flash: 5
Total pages with PHP: 953
Total Pages with JS: 198

:D

fil
03-26-2010, 05:40 PM
You can use vmware player to mount linux with in windows. I am in fact typeing this in ubuntu kalmic kola in window right now.
Heres a link on how to do it

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/beginners-guide-run-linux-like-any-other-program-in-windows.html

However, I have come to a sticking point. I can not work out how to run f4l any pointers?

BLiZZaRD
03-26-2010, 06:38 PM
Wow, feeling resurrected? 4 year old threads? Awesome.

You can't run F4L in a windows based Linux install. F4L requires the Linux Kernel and the "thumbstick" versions don't have a true kernel to attach to.

Its similar to trying to install windows registry items in a mac.


<edit>
Allow me to state that the "can't run" is a false statement. I have in fact run F4L off a thumbstick drive install. But I also installed Linux into the thumbdrive as if it were a harddrive. So the Kernel is present on the thumb.