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Greek Game Ban Update

Saw that there is a news story today on the 2-year-old Greek ban on video games. If you haven’t heard before, Greece has a law banning ALL video games. It was created to stop illegal gambling, but the law was too broad and is now used by police to shut down normal Internet cafes and […]

Posted on February 26, 2004 at 6:09 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Cataloging New Lingo

I’m trying to put together a list of all the new Lingo commands in DMX04. So far, it seems like a lot was added. You can see my efforts at http://director-online.com/lingo.phpI’ve yet to cover some of the large areas like DVD playback. Not sure if I will cover Real Media or Windows Media playback at […]

Posted on February 16, 2004 at 7:46 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Thoughts about Lingo vs JavaScript

So, the big new feature in Director MX 2004 is the addition of JavaScript next to Lingo as a programming language. As a writer, sometimes teacher, and otherwise so-called expert on Director, I thought it would be good for me to try to write something in JavaScript so I could get the hang of it […]

Posted on February 15, 2004 at 1:54 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Leave a comment
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First Use of DMX 2004

So now that DMX 2004 has been released, I can start talking about it here. One of the first things I did when I got the final release was to try updating a DMX project to it. I immediately ran into 2 problems. The first was that the .windowType property created errors. MIAW functionality has […]

Posted on February 15, 2004 at 9:36 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Shockwave 3D Multiple Sprites Bug

Here’s one that only happens on Mac OS X, in Shockwave. I’ve got four 3D sprites on the stage. The idea is that each shows a model and the user selects a model by clicking on it. But on the Mac, it crashes after the click.I narrowed it down to the fact that Shockwave needs […]

Posted on February 5, 2004 at 4:39 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Leave a comment
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