6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2012 11:07 PM by zedascouve RSS

    Director 11.5 and .app and hqx for the Mac

    zedascouve Community Member

      Hi all

       

      I´m facing some problems on get both .app and hqx projectors running on some OS X versions.

       

      In some  machines the hqx runs pretty well in others nope. The same is happening with the .app with the odd warning of trying to open the projector on a browser window and asking users to download shockwave.

       

      In short: what is the projectors done with D 11.5 target OS ???

       

      this is my first croos-plataform and i´m pretty lost, any help will be great.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Director 11.5 and .app and hqx for the Mac
          Dean Utian CommunityMVP

          Is the problem when running the application off a hard drive or off a CD? I have heard of the problem of asking for Shockwave when running from a CD. The issue in that case was the format of the CD. If you give more info on when the problem happens (where it is running from), the type of projector you're using (Shockwave/regular) and any other details of what is happening, it will be helpful in reolving teh issue.

           

          Dean

          • 2. Re: Director 11.5 and .app and hqx for the Mac
            zedascouve Community Member

            Thank you Dean for your input.

             

            Answeriing to some of your questions:

             

            >Is the problem when running the application off a hard drive or off a CD?

             

            The projector is very very simple and is running from HD only as I did it only for testing how to make a Mac projector from a PC machine .  I´m using only the regular projector type no shockwave and tried the hqx and the .app.

             

            Thank you

            • 3. Re: Director 11.5 and .app and hqx for the Mac
              Dean Utian CommunityMVP

              So, it's working on some Mac computers but not others? What are the differences between computers - different OS version perhaps?

               


              Generally, it's better to create Mac projectors on a Mac.

               

              Dean

              • 4. Re: Director 11.5 and .app and hqx for the Mac
                zedascouve Community Member

                Thanks again Dean

                 

                Right now i can give you only one correct os version: OS X 10.6.8 runs hqx and fails silently the .app one.

                 

                When you say :

                 

                >Generally, it's better to create Mac projectors on a Mac.

                 

                You drive me really confused.  Director 11.5 for windows isn´t able to generate cross-plataform projectors???

                 

                Thank you so much

                • 5. Re: Director 11.5 and .app and hqx for the Mac
                  Dean Utian CommunityMVP

                  >Generally, it's better to create Mac projectors on a Mac.

                  >>You drive me really confused. Director 11.5 for windows isn´t able to generate cross-plataform projectors???

                   


                  Director can create projectors for multiple platforms.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  When I say it's better to develop Mac applications on a Mac, it's because of the way that Macs treat files that is different to PCs. On Windows computers, a file type is defined by its 3 or 4 letter extension and having the related software installed. So, .dir is recognised as a Director source file if Director is installed on the computer. On Macs, a file has 2 components - the content itself and the description. A file can be recognised by its type/what program created it without a filename extension or even having the software installed. The problem is when moving a file from a PC to a Mac, the content part of teh file remains in tact but the description part can be lost.

                   

                   

                  Hope that makes you less confused by my last statement,

                  • 6. Re: Director 11.5 and .app and hqx for the Mac
                    zedascouve Community Member

                    Hi Dean

                     

                    Sorry for the delay but i have some good news.

                    I'm now working on an iMac running OS X Lion 10.7.4 and Director 11.5 and both windows and mac projectors are fine.

                     

                    But (there is always a "but") I'm facing other funny problems with goToNetPae  that I'll post on other thread

                     

                    Thank you for your help