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Find yourself an extracter that supports 7Zip files and extract the
contents of the installer.
Here's some detailed instructions:
a little hint for anybody who likes to test the trial version on win xp,
but doesn't want it to mess with the registry and overwrite existing
file type associations for DMX2004 etc. (yet): here a little tutorial
how you can run it without "real" installation. tested on win xp pro
sp2, logged in as admintrator.
1. either run "Director_WWE.exe" and let it extract everything to a
temporary folder (and then quit the installer), or, much faster, use the
"7-Zip file manager" (or any other uncompress tool that supports 7-zip
compression) and only extract the folder "\Adobe Director
11\payloads\AdobeDirector11en_US\" from "Director_WWE.exe"
2. move the folder "AdobeDirector11en_US" to C:\ (otherwise there might
be problems with too long pathes), (and delete the rest of the extracted
files if you expanded the complete exe)
3. open a DOS box in "C:\AdobeDirector11en_US" and enter
msiexec /a AdobeDirector11en_US.msi /qb TARGETDIR=c:\dir11tmp
this will extract the Adobe Director 11 folder to
"C:\dir11tmp\program files\Adobe\Adobe Director 11"
4. done! now you can put the "Adobe Director 11" folder whereever you
like (and delete C:\dir11tmp) , e.g. to "C:\Adobe Director 11", and just
run "Director.exe" by double-clicking.
Thank you for your response!
I have one error message though. Whenever I click Director.exe, I receive an error with the following text:
A fatal error has occurred. Director will quit now.
Any ideas on why I might get this error?
Try creating the target folder 'C:\dir11tmp' before running the DOS
command. If that fails, you might very well have a corrupt installer -
try downloading it again.
I've re-downloaded the program twice now and have tried creating the C:\dir11tmp before using Command Prompt, and the error persists whenever clicking 'Director.exe'.
Any other advice on why the error could be occurring?
No, I can't think of anything else. Will the .msi file run if you
Try logging a bug with Adobe if all else fails.
Using the extracted AdobeDirector11en_US.msi, I get a pop-up message saying:
Please install Director 11 using Setup.exe
Running Setup.exe creates the problem stated in my first post.