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What is the difference between ASV and AS3 Sorcerer?


If you are an ASV user
You can think AS3 Sorcerer as the 'Actionscripts' tab of ASV with pre-selected options, only for AS3 files. No p-code (disassembly), no ABC browsing, no decompile options, no search, no string pool editing just the script tree, decompiled scripts and file information dialog. If you have ASV, you don't *need* AS3 Sorcerer, though you may like it and find it useful. 

If you are not an ASV user
ASV is the big brother, very big brother... ASV is also a resource extractor, SWF and ABC internals browser but it can sometimes be not so easy to use (as more features require a more complicated user experience). ASV supports AS1/2 too. ASV is the first ever Flash - actionscript decompiler, released in May 2000, even supports Flash 4 'slash' syntax (which was the syntax before Flash 5's 'dot' syntax was introduced).

ASV has too many features to list here, lets just conclude that these applications are not directly comparable - they are that much different. ASV also costs considerably more than AS3 Sorcerer.

Usually, the decompile results of AS3 Sorcerer are the same with ASV, because they use the same engine. But because engine options are not exposed in AS3 Sorcerer, this is not always true. (Your can read more at

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Article ID: 4
Category: AS3 Sorcerer
Date added: 2014-01-16 14:48:23
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