By now some of you are probably familiar with Crash Flash CS4’s bad crashing habit.
The majority of these crashes can be fixed with the 10.0.2 Hotfix, but I was consistently seeing one that the update didn’t fix.
On Mac OS 10.5.8, with Flash CS4 10.0.2, Flash would crash anytime I tried to add a custom component I had built and put in the Components library. I have been developing and using this component for almost 4 years, and had never seen this problem before.
I tried every fix that Google had to offer, including dumping fonts, resetting flash, deleting preferences, re-building the component, and nothing worked. Every time I tried to add that component to my Flash file, it would crash without fail. (Or maybe with fail, since it was, after all, crashing….)
I was going through everything, trying to figure out what the problem could possibly be, and I noticed that in the component’s FLA file, there was an entry that was nothing but a period underneath the other folder locations.
Removing that period and re-exporting the SWC solved the crash problem.