N/a, Russian Federation (PressExposure) September 26, 2007 -- SWFMaestro.com has announced the availability of SWF Maestro 1.25, a lineup of tools that enable the user to compile SWF and subsidiary files (XML, FLV, MP3, JPG) into a standalone executable (.exe) or a screensaver (.scr). The SWF Maestro family includes SWF Maestro EXE, SCR, plus two new editions: EXE PRO and SCR PRO.
EXE PRO and SCR PRO editions deliver the same feature set as EXE and SCR, but have one important novelty - an ability to add "try-before-you-buy" limitations to the output. It means you can create an application that will require the end user to register to remove the trial limitations. This functionality makes EXE PRO and SCR PRO editions especially appealing to the developers who want to distribute their projects as shareware with a free trial period.
Using the new "try-before-you-buy" feature, you can create limitations of different types. For example, you can set up your application to work for a specified number of days of the trial period, or a particular number of launches. Additionally, you may set limitations on access to files. This method works well with projects consisting of many files, for example:
. tutorials where the unregistered user may open only a few lessons; . games in which the unregistered user may play only a few levels . collections of applications, games, movies, audio tracks, photos where the unregistered user can open only a part of the entire collection.
The SWF Maestro software, unlike others, compiles an unlimited number of SWF files into EXE and SCR and is able to create applications with real transparency effect. The output is fully configurable - you can specify its name, version information, add subsidiary files for compilation, enable the Settings menu and add its own icon. It's also possible to add a Flash Player to the output to be distributed together with your project. The compiled project can be protected from SWF decompilers, saving your intellectual property from theft.
Pricing and Availability
SWF Maestro software runs under Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista. Registered customers can create applications without the "unregistered version" watermark, and get free updates to minor versions and priority technical support by email. Additional information on the software, as well as its trial versions are available from http://www.swfmaestro.com.