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Hi, I had these director files that were made on PC and I had to convert them to OS X. The problem is that they have linked casts and when I export the dir files the path stays as my computer path. I tried everything to change the path but it says that it can't find the CST file. Any idea to help me? Cheers...

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    Default Linked Cast

    Hi,
    I had these director files that were made on PC and I had to convert them to
    OS X.
    The problem is that they have linked casts and when I export the dir files the
    path stays as my computer path. I tried everything to change the path but it
    says that it can't find the CST file. Any idea to help me?

    Cheers

    pedrovargas Guest

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    Default Re: Linked Cast

    Director stores the absolute castlib location, but as a second choice
    tries to find the cast file at the same relative locations as the
    previous cast.

    Develping it;s no big issue, just find it by hand when the 'where is..."
    file open dialog comes up, resiving after locating the casts fixes
    things.

    Creating CDs with linked files in other folder not a sub branch of the
    ..dir file location tends to confuse things when the CD drive letter
    changes on different systems.
    JB Guest

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    Hi JB,
    The problem is that it is not the .dir file that has the problem but the published file.
    Any idea of what is going on? I did a couple of tests today and no luck so far.

    cheers
    pedrovargas Guest

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    I'm kind of having the same problem. Editing a 7.0 version in 8.0 Plays fine
    in Director but when I make a projector there's no images. The cst is in the
    same folder as the dir!

    When I load the movie to edit, the external cast does not auto load, and the
    cast will only show in the stage after I load the cast.

    jim59 Guest

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    Got it. I put in this in onStart Movie
    set the searchPaths = ["d:\MyFolder" ]

    Guess I'll have to change this for the cd burn
    jim59 Guest

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    "jim59" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in news:c71efb$ek$1
    forums.macromedia.com:
    > Got it. I put in this in onStart Movie
    > set the searchPaths = ["d:\MyFolder" ]
    >
    > Guess I'll have to change this for the cd burn
    Try using the moviePath. If "MyFolder" is at the same level as the Dir
    movie/projector:

    the searchPaths = [the moviePath, the moviePath &"MyFolder"]


    --
    Mark A. Boyd
    Keep-On-Learnin' :)
    Mark A. Boyd Guest

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    Wouldn't that create a problem when changing the drives name? If another computer's cd rom is F:.
    What happens than?

    cheers
    pedrovargas Guest

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    "pedrovargas" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in
    news:c71m5o$6tc$1forums.macromedia.com:
    > Wouldn't that create a problem when changing the drives name? If
    > another computer's cd rom is F:. What happens than?
    Typing a specific path letter would cause that problem, yes. If the
    projector is running from the CD then 'the moviePath' system property will
    automatically contain the drive's letter (or volume name on a Mac).

    If the projector is running on a different drive, then there are other
    methods to find CD drives and detect whether the correct CD is inserted in
    one of them.


    --
    Mark A. Boyd
    Keep-On-Learnin' :)
    Mark A. Boyd Guest

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    Default Re: Linked Cast

    Hi
    Thank you all for the help. I think I found the solution. Well it worked for me!! :)

    on Start movie
    searchCurrentFolder = TRUE

    CHEERS
    pedrovargas Guest

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