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projector for lion

Feb 25, 2012 8:28 AM

Is there a flash projector that can be put on a cd with swf files that will run on lion?

 
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 8:39 AM   in reply to pitch reader

    yes, you can publish an .app file using flash pro.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:18 AM   in reply to pitch reader

    attach a screen shot of your publish settings panel.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:32 AM   in reply to pitch reader

    click reply/the camera icon (insert image).

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:15 PM   in reply to pitch reader

       

    attach a screen shot of your publish settings panel AFTER creating a screen shot and saving a screen shot.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:32 PM   in reply to pitch reader

    use google.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 2:24 PM   in reply to pitch reader

    so Menu.hqx is your compressed executable and your issue is resolved?

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 3:03 PM   in reply to pitch reader

    hqx is a compressed file.  click it and it should extract to an app.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 3:21 PM   in reply to pitch reader

    you can probably use stuffit expander.

     

    but what cs version is your flash?  did you click use default names?

     
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:39 PM   in reply to pitch reader

    For the most part I think you will be the only one who has this problem. Very few people need to publish Flash projector files for Mac — at least of people who don't have a Mac. And even fewer of those will have 7 year old versions of Flash.

     

    kglad is correct that .hqx is a compressed file. It should be expanded once and the resulting app distributed. You shouldn't be distributing the hqx — to any version of Mac. If the projector was created directly on a Mac, it would just be an app. The hqx format is to get all the bits (that would appear on a PC) across to the Mac where they will show as one app bundle.

     

    Lion dropped support for Power PC applications. So there are probably two places where you are having problems.

     

    Do you get the error when trying to upack the file or when you try and run the app? There is probably some update to stuffit expander or some other unpacking software that will work under lion. Or it is possible that you could upack the hqx on a mac running an earlier OS. The other problem will be once the file is upacked.

     

    Since you have such an old version of Flash it is most likely bundling in an old version of the Flash Player (that is how the projectors work). The old Flash Player has a Power PC codebase.

     

    There may be some way to trick Flash 8 into installing a newer plugin, but I doubt it.

     

    You probably need to update to a newer version of Flash.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:49 PM   in reply to Rothrock

    the problem isn't lion.  the problem is your flash version is so old.

     

    upload your hqx and post a link.  i'll try and convert it for you.

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 7:08 AM   in reply to pitch reader

    you can't attach files here.  upload to a server or send an email to me via:  www.kglad.com

     
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    Feb 28, 2012 6:11 PM   in reply to pitch reader

    Yup. The app unpacks just fine on my Mac. The problem is that the player bundled into the app is an old player that needs PowerPC to run. There is no way to run this on Lion. You will need to update your version of Flash.

     
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