The problem is that you're using the 'old style' syntax for
creating a timeout object in a fresh movie created in Director MX
04. This worked in th sample file, because the sample file came
from an older version of director, and therefore the old style
syntax usage is 'remembered' in the file.
It's a slightly confusing issue, but basically there were a
number of improvements to the syntax of lingo in director 10. To
preserve compatibility and to allow you to still use older files,
director works like this:
When opening an movie created in an older version of
director, director assumes you will stick with the old style syntax
unless you issue a special command which alters the syntax style.
When creating a fresh movie, director assumes you will start
using the newer syntax.
The new syntax for creating timeout objects is this: