What's new?

Version 5.56 (January 5, 2018)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 5.48 (December 11, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 5.40 (November 20, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 5.32 (October 20, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 5.24 (September 14, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 5.16 (August 17, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • Some tiny UI issues fixed.
Version 5.08 (July 17, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 5.00 (June 6, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest (Significant enhancements - again).
  • [Licensed mode only] New Remember last selected script for recent files option restores last selected script and scroll position when possible.
  • New context (right click) menu command for Decompiled Script pane import statements:


  • For update/upgrade purposes, release date of this version is considered as May 1, 2017.
Version 4.99 (April 7, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest (Significant enhancements).


  • This version is the last version before 5.0 release, hence the tiny increase in version number :)
Version 4.98 (March 15, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.92 (February 9, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.86 (January 16, 2017)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.78 (December 14, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.70 (November 17, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.62 (October 10, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.50 (September 2, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest (Significant enhancements).
  • [Licensed mode only] When you save all scripts to a single text file, if its size is larger than the limit set in the INI file (default value is 1.25 MB), the file will not be opened.
Version 4.36 (August 10, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • 'Use debug information for local variable names' option exposed and selected by default in Script Preferences.
Version 4.28 (July 4, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • 'Do not decompile scripts/classes with too many traits' option exposed and selected by default in Script Preferences.
Version 4.20 (June 16, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest (Significant enhancements).
Version 4.12 (May 16, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.04 (April 4, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 4.00 (March 21, 2016)
  • General fixes and semi-major performance enhancements.
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • An internal decompile option is enabled which helps bypassing certain obfuscations.
  • In the Script Tree, scripts that use certain network/loader classes are now indicated with icon overlay.
    These classes are: flash.net.URLRequest, flash.net.navigateToURL, flash.net.NetStream, flash.net.URLLoader, flash.display.Loader


  • New Usage Cues display option in Script Tree info column displays colored bars and various icons hinting some of the usage/dependency characteristics of scripts within the SWF file. As with other Info Column options, this is intended to enhance casual browsing experience of the AS3 scripts.

  • New Usage Column displays the scripts that are directly used-by and the scripts that directly use (depend on) a script.

  • Document class can now be easily selected with F5 shortcut.
  • You can now access AS3 Sorcerer site using HTTPS protocol, HTTP access is still available for compatibility reasons. Update your bookmarks!
For update/upgrade purposes, release date of this version is considered as February 1, 2016.

Version 3.96 (January 13, 2016)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 3.90 (December 23, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 3.80 (November 12, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 3.72 (October 22, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • An issue which caused AS3 Sorcerer fail opening any SWF file, on some systems, on its initial launch fixed.
    This issue only happened on initial launch, nevertheless presented an awful first impression :(.
Version 3.64 (September 25, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 3.50 (August 07, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest (Significant enhancements).
For update/upgrade purposes, release date of this version is considered as June 30, 2015.

Version 3.32 (June 26, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 3.24 (May 24, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 3.16 (April 18, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • Certain SWF files with LZMA compression error can now be opened.
Version 3.08 (March 16, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 3.00 (February 2, 2015)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • New relative size graph, in Script Tree info column, for unexpanded folders (packages), indicating the total size/block count of all scripts under the package.

  • Script text will now retain the scroll position after browsing other scripts.
  • [Licensed mode only] Decompiled scripts can now be saved in HTML format and/or without a folder structure by keeping SHIFT and/or ALT pressed before starting drag&drop.
For update/upgrade purposes, release date of this version is considered as January 15, 2015.

Version 2.99 (December 15, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.98 (November 3, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.96 (October 15, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.94 (August 29, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.92 (July 24, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.86 (May 16, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.72 (March 22, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.60 (February 17, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.50 (January 16, 2014)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • NodeDataSize not initialized issue fixed.
    (This timing-related issue occured on small number of configurations, usually where system speed was low due to virtualization).
Version 2.40 (December 11, 2013)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • Script trait sorting is optimized.
Version 2.30 (November 7, 2013)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • Script traits are not sorted anymore and shown in the order they appear in the SWF file.
Version 2.20 (August 30, 2013)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.10 (June 27, 2013)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 2.0 (March 8, 2013)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.

  • New Script Tree info column option.

    Info column can display code block count or total code size which helps locating scripts with more content at a glance when casually browsing.

  • New Dark background option for Script Tree.


  • Minor interface enhancements.
Version 1.99 (January 31, 2013)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 1.98 (November 17, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 1.94 (September 20, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest. Includes initial support for ASC 2.0 and goto keyword.
Version 1.90 (August 8, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 1.86 (July 12, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest. Includes important fixes.
  • Default decompile preferences tweaked to produce better results.
  • Minor interface enhancements.
Version 1.78 (May 26, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 1.74 (April 24, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 1.70 (March 21, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • Huge SWF files now open faster.
Version 1.64 (February 22, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 1.56 (January 14, 2012)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
  • Some interface enhancements.
Version 1.48 (November 21, 2011)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest.
Version 1.40 (September 1, 2011)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest (Significant enhancements).
Version 1.35 (August 1, 2011)
  • Start-up time reduced.
  • Minor decompile engine and UI bug fixes and enhancements.
    Including enhanced for...in decompile with temp variable insertion, package internal icon display fix (cosmetic) and ZLIB compression level (algorithm) display fix.
Version 1.34 (July 22, 2011)
  • Decompile engine updated to the latest. Nearly 90 major/semi-major enhancements and fixes.
  • SWF version 13 with LZMA compression is now supported.
  • New AS3 Format tab in Preferences (Formatting options are not selectable in trial/demo mode).
  • None of the copy/save commands are available in trial/demo mode.
  • New color palette for scripts: 'Solarized'.
  • Some UI enhancements including activation for Script Tree and Decompiled Script panels with mouse hover.
  • New Collapse All and Expand All commands in script context menu (when gutter is visible).
  • Additional 6 more skins included with distribution. [Skin format has changed, please do not use older skins].
  • AS3 Sorcerer now checks for file integrity at start-up. This adds some time to start, but does not slow any other part.
  • Additional Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Version 1.06 (December 12, 2010)
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Two more skins (Calcium and Opus) are now included with distribution.
Version 1.04 (September 20, 2010)
  • AS3 Sorcerer now shows scripts in Haxe compiled SWFs, and certain library SWFs, better. Multiple public traits in a single ScriptInfo are now shown separately as multiple scripts but under the first public trait script. (In earlier versions these would show as multiple package directives in a single script).
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Version 1.01 (July 28, 2010)
  • Minor issues with interface fixed.
  • Help file is now included in the setup.
Version 1.00 (July 24, 2010)
  • Initial release, everything is new...
Only changes in public releases are listed here.

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