I'm trying to publish my project so that I don't have to put the actual .dir files on the CDROM.
I have about 16 .dir files going into it, but Director 11 has a couple of options for adding files/content, and neither of them are documented well enough for me to know how to use them:
() a checkbox for "copy linked and dependent files"
() a section for adding "dependent files"
() a section for adding "additional files" (additional director movies/casts)
That last one looked promising, but every time i include files in it, the .exe file never gets made. The publishing process goes on like it's doing something, then I look in the targeted directory and there is no .exe file there. Very, very frustrating.
Please, please help me solve this... i've worked a year on this project and for this to be the only thing stopping me from completing it is ridiculous and depressing.
I have about 16 .dir files going into it
How are these files linked together?
You should be able to turn one of them into a projector (or use a fast-start stub) and protect the remainder (menu:Xtras -> Update Movies... -> Protect). Make sure you have a backup before doing this - don't rely on the option in the dialog to get it right for you.
Dear Sean, my new hero...
This worked beautifully... it is actually a better solution than what I was trying to do, which would have created a huge, 100MB .exe...
Your suggestion is exactly what I was hoping I could do... it even protected my Photoshop files in the directory. (I'd never noticed that "protect" option before!!)
Thank you so, so much for your help!!!!