6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2008 7:30 PM by Nomi_T

    Change from MX_2004 to 11

    Nomi_T
      I'm not a huge Director user, only for specific art projects. I have Director 204MX, which I recently (7 weeks ago), re-installed on a new computer (OSX 1.5 Laptop). It worked fine. In the last 2 days, it keeps quitting again and again - actually, it won't even complete starting. Anyone had similar problem?
      I'm running into a deadline. Calling Adobe, I was told that officially they don't support this anymore... Any ideas - or should I bite the bullet and upgrade?

      BTW - I have an educational version, legally bought and installed. Tones of space. I run after effect and final cut no problem.
      Many thanks
        • 1. Re: Change from MX_2004 to 11
          Level 7
          Nomi_T wrote:

          > OK. I 'm not a huge Director user, only for specific art projects. I have
          > Director 204MX, which I recently (7 weeks ago), re-installed on a new computer
          > (OSX 1.5 Laptop). It worked fine. In the last 2 days, it keeps quitting again
          > and again - and I'm running into a deadline. Calling Adobe, I was told that
          > officially they don't support this anymore... Any ideas - or should I bite the
          > bullet and upgrade?

          Hi Nomi,

          Could you give more detail to when Director quits? Does it happen randomly or
          always with a certain file at a certain position? Knowing more about the issue may
          help identify the cause and find a solution. D MX 04 should work. As to upgrading
          to D11, it does have its own quirks. I would never recommend switching versions of
          software in the middle of a project, regardless of what the software is. It just
          new complexities and possible issues.

          regards
          Dean

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

          • 2. Re: Change from MX_2004 to 11
            Nomi_T Level 1
            Hi Dean -

            There is mostly one file I'm working with - it's interactive(input from keyboard), and mostly plays QT clips. I worked on it to update it for a new project I'm planning - all seemed to work fine. No scripts errors, and I didn't change cast, file names etc. I also opened another older file I was working on to look at some scripts, saved and closed (that one was never changed at all).

            Next thing I know, I cannot open the program - not from the file I was working on, and not directly (double clicking the program itself). It quits JUST before the first menu - where it asks you if you want to open a new or an existing file. I get the apple "quit unexpectedly".

            Many thanks - Nomi
            • 3. Re: Change from MX_2004 to 11
              Level 7
              Nomi_T wrote:

              > There is mostly one file I'm working with - it's interactive(input from
              > keyboard), and mostly plays QT clips. I worked on it to update it for a new
              > project I'm planning - all seemed to work fine. No scripts errors, and I didn't
              > change cast, file names etc. I also opened another older file I was working on
              > to look at some scripts, saved and closed (that one was never changed at all).

              I started usng a new computer with Director and it also crashed and closed
              unexpectedly. I found that it was a Quicktime issue. For some reason, Director
              didn't like QT with certain compression. I'd suggest you reinstall Director and
              reinstall Quicktime. Not sure if it's the same issue as I experinced but can't hurt
              to try. I assume you've installed the 10.1 update as well as the 10.1.1 update
              right?

              regards
              Dean

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

              • 4. Re: Change from MX_2004 to 11
                Nomi_T Level 1
                Hi Dean - I have mx 2004 10.0 and the latest QT. Director was recently re-installed on this computer, and just did the same with QT. Any thoughts?
                • 5. Re: Change from MX_2004 to 11
                  Level 7
                  Nomi_T wrote:

                  > Hi Dean - I have mx 2004 10.0 and the latest QT. Director was recently re-installed on this computer, and just did the same with QT. Any thoughts?

                  Hi Nomi,

                  If you have installed 10.0 only, then download both the 10.1 and the 10.1.1 updates and install them.

                  regards
                  Dean

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

                  • 6. Re: Change from MX_2004 to 11
                    Nomi_T Level 1
                    YOU ROCK!!!

                    Seems like this is working now - many, many thanks - Nomi