4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2008 4:07 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Need Help, URGENT PLEASE!!!

    zicco_n
      Hello word!

      I have to deliver a project tomorow, and I<m experiencing a serious trouble!
      I've created all parts of my project on separate director projects.
      but when I try to integrate the "ALL" in one project, by importing exe files of the parts (of project let's say partA and partB).

      but whene I import the exe file of partA I get this error " Having trouble readind C:/projectX/partA.exe" -1 !!!
      any Idea plzzzzzzzzzzzzz !
        • 1. Re: Need Help, URGENT PLEASE!!!
          Level 7
          zicco_n wrote:
          > Hello word!
          >
          > I have to deliver a project tomorow, and I<m experiencing a serious trouble!
          > I've created all parts of my project on separate director projects.
          > but when I try to integrate the "ALL" in one project, by importing exe files
          > of the parts (of project let's say partA and partB).
          >
          > but whene I import the exe file of partA I get this error " Having trouble
          > readind C:/projectX/partA.exe" -1 !!!
          > any Idea plzzzzzzzzzzzzz !
          >
          >
          I don't believe that you can import a projector into another. Your main
          options would be

          * Launch a published director movie (exe) using the open command
          * Open a dir file as a Movie in a Window (MIAW)
          * Insert a dir into another dir as a Linked Director Movie

          Each method has its pros and cons. It's tough to recommend a method
          without know more detail of your program. Regardless, its something that
          is likely to require a fair amount of work. I suspect delivering it
          tomorrow is going to be a challenge.
          • 2. Re: Need Help, URGENT PLEASE!!!
            zicco_n Level 1
            thanks man !

            I think it<s not so challenging to deliver for tomorw :D

            I used a "open (QUOTE & the moviePath & "clic_ar.exe")" to open each relative part (partA, B, ....) and a "halt" to close the main window. its not the better way to do that but it works !!!

            thanks again, n hvae a nice one bro!

            • 3. Re: Need Help, URGENT PLEASE!!!
              Level 7
              You can publish a single "stub" movie to .exe and then use _movie.go()
              to navigate between (protected) Director files.
              • 4. Re: Need Help, URGENT PLEASE!!!
                Level 7

                zicco_n wrote:

                > I used a "open (QUOTE & the moviePath & "clic_ar.exe")" to open each relative
                > part (partA, B, ....) and a "halt" to close the main window. its not the
                > better way to do that but it works !!!

                Hi Zicco,

                As Sean mentioned, just create one EXE (stub projector) that links to your
                Director movies. You can convert DIRs into DXR through the Xtras menu. DXR is a
                protected format so will prevent people having access to the source - you cannot
                open DXRs in Director.

                I have a tutorial on creating a stub projector at:
                http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director/publishing/projector.asp

                To link one movie to another, you can use:
                go to movie "nameofmovie"
                where nameofmovie is the file name minus the extension.
                Or
                you can use the 'Jump to Movie' in the Library Palette in the Controls category.

                regards
                Dean

                Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
                http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
                http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
                email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au