psphacks.net has announced the winner of its flash player coding compo. It's 71M from its forums. According to the announcement, he managed to get a "fully functional flash player" up and running. It's supposed to be released on february 28.
We have a winner in the swf player coding contest.
I just want to officially congratulate 71M from our forums for successfully producing a fully functional SWF player that runs on the PSP.
A few notes concerning the player from 71M:
The player supports Flash 7 action script. Not everything mind you but a good portion of it.
As for limitations, I would say that people will have to bare in mind that the PSP only has 32mb of RAM.
3mb of that is taken up by the program itself, so there isn't much room left.
Having complex vector shapes is also a bad idea as the shapes are triangulated and produce massive triangle lists.
The bottom line is, try it and see what works and if someone is creating a new animation for the player they need to keep testing it to see if it still works.
Sorry I can't give anymore information, but there are so many combinations to cover that I wouldn't be able to list them all.
It might be better to let the community find out for themselves what works and what doesn't.
Maybe run another competition to see who comes up with the most innovative game with the player?
So, starting on the 1st of March, we will have a flash coding contest. Let's see who can come up with the best flash game for the PSP now that the media is available.
The code is still being cleaned up so we will release the PSPHacks.net SWF player on or about the 28th of Febuary.