NO! The issue still remains. The original question was:
Is there a flash projector that can be put on a cd with swf files that will run on lion?
The HQX does not work on a Mac with Lion OS. Is there a projector that will run on lion???
clicking on this file in Lion doesn't work. It brings up "this is a Power PC application. Power PC applications are no longer supported on Mac OS X Lion." So is there something that will play on Lion????
My Flash is Flash Pro 8. Yes I clicked "use default names"
This is for an educational interactive CD ROM for children. It needs to be simple enough that all a child has to do is insert the CD, and click on the file that appears. So having to download and use some other software like stuffit to open it is not an option. It works on all PC's and all mac's except Lion.
Surely someone else out there has had this problem and come up with a solution by now. Lion has been out for many months, and despite its non-support of Adobe products, there's bound to be a way. Am I the only one whose flash files don't work on Lion?
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.
Once again, I don't know how to upload the file. (Sorry, I'm a music teacher not a computer expert.)
And would it be easiest to have the .hqx file, or the .fla file, or the .swf file? Is there no way just to attach it or email it? If I sent the .fla, you could just publish it in the right format and send it back?
Looks like I'll also have to update, but when it's that old, it doesn't look like Adobe would give me any credit for the 100's of dollars already spent on the software -- I'd just have to buy it new.
Sorry this took me so long to figure out. Try this for the hqx file.
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.