I'm trying to check out the 17 Keys game from the CD included
with Real-Time Interactive 3D Games by Allen Partidge but after the
animated intro it quits with "Script error: Value out of range"
referring to line 50:
I know it was written for Director 8.5. I'm using Director MX
2004 with the Havok extra and behaviors installed and Windows XP
Pro. This book seems to be a classic on Director game development
so the game must work but what can I do to make it work on my
system? Is there an incompatibility between 8.5 and MX 2004? Should
I view this book as a reference only for concepts but outdated and
useless as to code? The ideas presented are exciting so it's
frustrating not to be able to see them as embodied in this game.
Answered my own question - this game evidently only works
when published but gives errors when played within Director or
tested in the browser. Now that I've seen it in action I'm looking
forward to learning how it was accomplished.