upgrading to *.5 was going fine until i ran into a flash problem.
in my_template i make calls to a get_flashed($current_page_base . '.swf') function... basically a flash file wrapper that i added to html_output.php
my migration path was to simply install a clean copy of *.5 and add my_template, because most changes have just been to the template files, not the db.
so i've got a clean *.5 install that won't load flash files. the behavior is identical to that as if the flash files were missing - but they're not.
anyone have any idea why this is happening? i'm completely stuck or i wouldn't ask.