Just loaded the new Shockwave 11. Authorware crashes when I
try to insert a new Activex control into the flowline that
references the new Shockwave Activex. Anybody know why or how I can
avoid this issue?
Thanks in advance,
Joe_Russell, Jun 24, 2008 10:16 AM
Maybe they didn't bother to make sure it would be compatible
7, since Authorware is no longer in development.
"Joe Russell" <email@example.com> wrote in
> Just loaded the new Shockwave 11. Authorware crashes
when I try to insert
> new Activex control into the flowline that references
the new Shockwave
> Activex. Anybody know why or how I can avoid this issue?
> Thanks in advance,
> Joe Russell
No, I haven't made any progress on this. I can confirm that
it happens also in Director 11 and Director MX 2004. Director 11 is
a currently supported product and yet it experiences the same
error. I have also posted this to the director forums but no
response there. I have also explored calling it from Swing in Java,
same effect. Calling it in a Power Point presentation with Visual
Basic also causes it to crash.
I got the "compatibility player" portion to load but it
didn't have any effect on this issue.
No solution has presented itself. Currently, I am advising
our company and our customers to revert to the 10.3.0.24 version
and to avoid installing the 18.104.22.1689 version until it gets fixed.
Unfortunately, this means Vista performance is poor but luckily our
customers haven't moved entirely to Vista.
It sounds like you've been pretty thorough, so this may be
old news. But I figure I'll throw it out here for anyone that's
Best I can tell, the file that is actually responsible for
the problem is "swdir.dll".
There is an entry in the registry under "HKEY_USERS" that
directs the runtime to use "system32\Adobe\Director\swdir.dll".
Search the registry for "InProcServer32" to find it.
Modifying the entry ("Adobe" to "Macromed") will solve the
problem in runtime by directing Shockwave to use the old file. It
doesn't help authortime in Authorware that much. It generates an
error dialog instead of crashing.
It looks like the new Shockwave player version 22.214.171.1248
fixes this issue. It does introduce a new issue where the right
click functionality of Director has changed but the crashing issue
has been addressed.