This post is a simple walkthrough for getting the latest Flare3D pre release (2.0.42) and the latest FlashDevelop (4.0.0 RC1) working together nicely. This post builds on an older how-to done by the Flare3D team which can be found here.
Get the latest FlashDevelop
- Download FlashDevelop 4.0.0 RC1 here.
- Run the installer.
- Make sure that you install Flex 4.5 SDK as part of the FlashDevelop installation. The installer will do this by default.
Get FlashPlayer 11
- Download the latest FlashPlayer here.
- Note that Chrome updates its FlashPlayer automatically, and at the time of this posting, it was still at version 10.3. You may have to use a different browser, such as Firefox.
Get Flare3D 2.0 Pre-Release
- Sign up here to get a download link emailed to you.
- Unzip the downloaded files.
Configure the Project
- Open flare3d_prerelease.as3proj in FlashDevelop
- Open the project properties (right click on the project and select “Properties”li>
- In the Output tab, Platform group box, select Flash Player version 11.0
- To automatically launch in Firefox:
- In the Test Project group box (still Output tab) select ‘Run Custom Command…‘, click Edit, and enter ‘firefox.exe bin\index.html‘
- Go to the SDK tab and make sure that Flex 4.5.1, AIR 2.7 is the selected SDK
Go to the Compiler Options and add ‘lib\Flare3D_2042.swc‘ to the SWC Libraries array.
Run an example
- Open the ‘examples‘ folder in the project
- Right click on Test01_The_Basics1.as
- Click Document Class
- Build & Launch by pressing Ctrl+Enter