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08-02-2000, 10:13 PM
anyone help someone with little mac experience?
here is the deal:
i made a mac projector from windows flash, say "movie.hqx".
i drag this file to aladin expander, it outputs "movie" (no extension)
i burnt this to a cd and nothing on a mac when i double click on it :(
is there something else i need to do?
anyone tell me what i am doing wrong?
are "binary" files in mac "run" by double clicking like pc?
i just want a mac projector....
thanks in advance for any help :)

08-03-2000, 10:06 AM
For some reason, I was always under the impression that you needed a Macintosh to create Mac files.

Yes. Mac files are run by double-clicking (Where do you think Microsoft got the idea? ;) ) However, they don't carry file extension information in the title of the file. Macs "understand" what a file is based on different parameters.

If you have access to a Mac, crank the projector on that platform and see if you encounter the same problems.

Hope that helps,

08-03-2000, 11:46 AM
hi turoczy!
thanks for responding....
well, i don't know....according to flash help, windows flash can publish mac projector, but it is in reverse byte order.
so it recommends binhex to set the byte order right for mac.
aladin expander supposedly does binhex...
so i get one file from expander, but i'm not sure what it is....
is there a way to open my flash file (.fla) on mac if i can find one with flash?
is there supposed to be 2 files, a resource and a fork?
when i bring them home to burn will windows retardedly delete the fork?
plz help :(

08-03-2000, 02:54 PM
You can't open your PC Flash file on a Mac. (I don't think. But Macs are smart. You may be able to.) Either way, you CAN open the swf on either platform. You can create the projector from an swf. You don't need to fla.

Hope that helps,