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It is now available in the Adobe Store. I have already purchased the upgrade
and am downloading it now.
"Martin Schaefer" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi guys,
> it's time to spread the news, Director 11.5 has arrived.
The download also includes 197.49 MB of "demos on key features and links to
Adobe Shockwave games created using Director 11.5."
"TJD" <TJDanon@cox.net> wrote in message
> It is now available in the Adobe Store. I have already purchased the
> upgrade and am downloading it now.
> "Martin Schaefer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Hi guys,
>> it's time to spread the news, Director 11.5 has arrived.
and it is NOT free for the fools (like me) who bought director 11 (and costs the same for 8.5 licese holders).
they keep developing, and they keep up disappointing us.
So i downloaded Shockwave Player 11.5 to test the demos:
Freezes Safari and Camino on MacOsX 10.5.4. (Get a spinning beach ball...)
Waited a few minutes on Camino, then it worked...
Best of all, tested my old Shockwave content and found: it doesn't work with new player...
What can i say? Embarrassing!
Hmm $299 for the upgrade or third party MPEG xtra with more features and better value ...
Adobe (if you are listening) charging users who own Dir11 $299 for an UPGRADE is a disgrace. Dir11 is full of bugs and much of Dir11.5 is just fixing what should have been done right in the 11 release.
Wow! extra $299.. for extra .5 upgrades.. this thing must be damn good in 3D - for 2D they already have Flash..
Yeap - this regular. They add a few new functionality, leave old bugs
untouched and voile - please, pay $1000 for new release or $300 for an
The addition of FLV support, ByteArray data type and OpenType embedding are all welcome features for me.
I see they nixed WMV support. Not surprising I suppose, but I have to pay $300 for the privilege???
Also early testing of the new M4V support is abysmal. Can't even play back a 720p video!? It's like adding features that are worse than 8.5s QuickTime handling?
What gives? To top it all the demo download replaced my D11 install. Thanks Adobe. Sending you an invoice to the amount of $300 for wasting a day of my time.
Yes, this pricing is a kick in the teeth and no way to reward any kind of loyalty.
I think I'll save my $300 for the version 12 upgrade.
You don't have to spend $300 for a Director "upgrade".
You can buy Flex Builder 3 for $249 and upgrade for a mere $99.
But that is only if you want to use a professional, modern IDE.
And, Aaaaa.. you won't believe this. You get 60 days to try the software out and you can even publish your work. If the people at Adobe hear about this Flex thing, they are going to have to drop the price on Director.
Yeah, a pretty big disappointment. There is an argument that most of us were not going to be happy no matter what, but charging another $300 for a marginal update is a joke. Here is my favorite part in the list of features...
Support for Adobe Flash 9 software and video created with Flash technology.
--Flash 9? Since we're all developing for 10 now, that's really great.
Expand your creative options by seamlessly importing content created with Adobe® Flash® 9 software into your applications. Launch Flash (version 8 or earlier) from within Adobe Director® software and have your changes saved automatically.
--First of all, there was no actual product called Flash 9 to create stuff with. Second, it will only launch Flash 8 from in the IDE? And this is listed as a feature? What's the point of even telling us that?
Also, glad they officially support Mac 10.5, now that 10.6 will be out in three months. I dunno why I rant about this, Director lost my business already since I do everything in Flash, but I used it for so long and loved it, only to see it whither away.
I have purchased the update and like the rest of you find the upgrade a bit pricey but i decided there were a few things i could use.
If we ALL were to skip this upgrade we can all kiss director goodbye now. So if you see any relevant features you can use now.. opt in now and show your support for director in the only way big business truly understands $$$ ...
Adobe has made me so *mad letting this program languish for years on end it is *incomprehensible.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel and things finally seem to be moving in the right direction. (*moving).
I love this software and its capabilities and will support it by buying this upgrade in the hopes of a brighter future.
The new audio filters look interesting too. If I can use the ByteArray to init my audio samples on the fly and apply some real time effects I could maybe get a synth going. All I need now is a six month sabbatical to play around.
honestly do a lot of you all find Director useful? I tried doing stuff in it and it is soooo complicated compared to anything else. Papervision seems to do most of what Director can do. If you need more stuff with 3D I use http://unity3d.com/.
I think if they used actionscript or something more object orientated it could be good.
well, flash is fine for online stuff. But for applications that need deep access to your users OS, then Director can't be beat. I must say I've tried papervision and it does not compare to Director in terms of performance or usability.
Also, note that the term "object-oriented" refers to a methodology, not to a scripting language.
Unity looks fantastic though - may be worth checking out....
I see your point, I guess I've never really seen a good Director app except games and I feel you can do games a lot of other ways. I just started picking learning unity and it is VERY simple and powerful. I highly recommend it. Maybe one day I can pick up on Director. I just didn't any good learning tools the first time.