Mike Downey was asking on Twitter yesterday if anyone could confirm his memory that the FLA and SWF formats were introduced in Flash 2, which was the first version released under the Macromedia imprint (“Flash 1” was just stickers plastered on the box for FutureSplash Animator). I answered late (I remember Peter’s FutureSplash box around the old Alder Street office) but it did prompt a peek into the folder where I keep versions of older applications, since my old dual-PPC desktop Mac will still run OS9, and sometimes I’ve needed to open old source files for one reason or another.

The Macromedia application graveyard