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Quick follow-up... looks like I may be in a bad spot, as I am using an Intel Mac, but only have MX2004. It looks to me that the older version only supports PPC and the new mac version requires Director 11.
Am I right about that/ If so, is there a version that WILL work with this configuration?
Can you not run MX 2004 in Rosetta emulation on your Intel Mac?
If so, I am not aware. I know that in the Info box for Safari, that can be selected. I don't see the same for Director. Could it be somewhere else?
MX2004 is not provided as a Universal Binary (not surprising since Intel
Macs didn't exist when it came out). It is PPC only, thus, it always
runs in Rosetta on an Intel Mac.
You should be using BuddyAPI 1.79 which is the last version usable for
pre-Director 11. It should be in your Applications\Macromedia\Director
MX 2004\Configuration\Xtras folder.
Thanks so much, worked like a charm!
One other question: the notes for Buddy API tell me to place "flattened copies of the Mac xtra" into a particular folder in order to make Windows projectors.
There are several files in the download with no indication as to which one is the flattened file he references. Is it the same file I placed in the standard xtras folder? or is it "baMac.x32" or "baWindows OSX Xtra"
Sorry to bother!
No, it's named budapi.x32 and you'll find it in the Windows archive
(which you may have to download separately). You may also need to edit
your xtrainfo.txt file
I think the only time you need "flattened" files is if you are authoring
on a PC, then you need to put the flattened Mac xtra files in your
If you are authoring on Mac, then you just put the standard PC version
(3.79) in the Applications:Macromedia:Director MX
2004:Configuration:Cross-Platform Resources folder (or something similar
to that... look for wherever the .x32 files are)
Yes, that makes sense. I truly appreciate all your help!
I owe you a beer-- or 12! :)
> I have hit another snag? I keep getting a message when publishing that
> "budapi.x32" can't be found. Problem is, I don't see anything with that name in
> the download folder. There is a "baMac.x32", which I placed, but doesn't seem
> to be the one. Sorry, I know this isn't a Buddy API forum!
You need the file named "budapi.x32" in your Cross Platform Resources
folder, and you'll need to edit your xtrainfo.txt file so that Director
knows which xtra to include in the projector - assuming you're bundling
them into the projector instead of creating a so-called fast-start