Yes and no. The actual exe projector is the final compiled-for-PC version. There is no way to "convert" it to OSX. But the author of the project can publish the movie as a Mac projector (assuming that they have Director 8.5 or higher). Depending on the complexity of the project and what if any xtras are used, this can be a simple process of opening the dir file, clicking File, Publish Settings, and checking the Mac box before re-publishing. If there are 3rd party xtras or windows-specific code, then there may be some conversion required.
So basically, you can do nothing with your projector. But the author has the ability to make a Mac projector for you.
OK, you're referring to the files I sent you. (The Director World is rather small.) I compiled the files on a PC using Director 11. The Mac projector works on all the macbooks, and macbook pros that a friend tried in Oregon. I used Windows 7 to create a zip file that contained all the relavent files for the projector to work. I than used Filzilla to put the zip file on a server. Then everyone downloaded it the same way - Safari. My friend had no problem running the program once they downloaded and installed Shockwave. I can't understand why you're having a problem running the mac projector I sent you. I included the .dir file in the hopes that someone had a Director installed on a mac so that they can just recompile it.
What am I doing wrong? How should I send the Mac version of the file (in less than 30 minutes)?
Mike, I'll email you the link. See if it works for you, PLEASE.
Nice to meet you
Ok, looks like there was a bit of confusion here. Andrew told me the Mac version was the .dir, which is coming up as a UNIX executable. After your post, I saw there was a projector file with a Mac icon, so I tried that. I had to double-click it several times to get anything to happen, but finally received a message saying Shockwave 11 wasn't installed on the machine. I downloaded that, and after installing it, the file still took a couple of tries to open -- but it finally did
I'll email Andrew and let him know.