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i read the many posts saying i need to have a pc version of director in order to create a projector. is it possible to port the project from mac to pc to avoid having both versions of director?...

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    i read the many posts saying i need to have a pc version of director in order to create a projector. is it possible to port the project from mac to pc to avoid having both versions of director?


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    you require a PC executable and a MAC executable for each projector to play on each OS, and you need the proper version of Director for each OS to do that ... I even think you need a MAC OSX (carbonized) executable now too, but I think the mac version can do both?

    the DIR/DXR files themselves are cross-platform, so long as your coding internally reflects some minor issues found in each OS (i.e. directory divider in PC is "\" and in MAC is ":") ... but you still need those individual projector exe files.

    What most people do is create a PC stub projector and a MAC stub projector. These are basically empty executable shells that do nothing more than call the first DIR/DXR file. You can usually find somebody online here to help make the one you are missing.

    Now, the other thing is that you should place your Xtras all in an Xtra folder rather than embedd - it makes for less hassles. This being said, you have to follow a certain CD layout to make sure that your project can find the appropriate files for the proper OS, AND you have to make sure you have the PC and MAC and OSX versions of all the xtras you are using (again, you can probably find somebody to help supply those).

    It would be a good idea if you checked out Macromedia's instructions for creating cross-platform CDs. It used to be fairly straight forward, but the addition of OSX for MAC has added a few more steps.



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