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Archive for November, 2003


Authorware 7.01 released

Macromedia has released an update to Authorware 7 that addresses a number of bugs discovered after AW 7 was released.

You can get the update from here http://www.macromedia.com/support/authorware/download.html

And there are extensive release notes here:-

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/authorware/701/releasenotes.html

Probably the most exciting improvement is the inclusion of the ability to update files from Authorware 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0 and 6.5 directly to Authorware 7

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Useful stuff from Joshua Burkholder

Joshua Burkholder is one of the most talented AW developers about. He is also quite the Flash expert. Joshua has posted a number of useful files on hos web site

http://www.geocities.com/joshuaburkholder/

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Using Authorware to extract CAB files

Have you ever wanted to extract files from a cabinet file (.CAB) using Authorware. alCabinet.u32 does just that – extract a file(s) from a .CAB. It’s free and it’s available from:

http://www.apixel.com/section05.htm#alcabinet

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Video Magic in Authorware

alVideoMagic released. Have you ever wanted to play one video within another video, aka

“picture in a picture”? No, well try Apixel’s new u32 – maybe it will change your mind 🙂

alVideoMagic is a 32 bit UCD that uses DirectX 9 to play a secondary video within a primary video. It’s pretty neat if not overly useful.

It’s free and it available from:

http://www.apixel.com/section05.htm#alvideomagic

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Authorware and SCORM

It was brought to my attention that Macromedia has the following article on their site. Nice to see an AWARE related item (SCORM)

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/authorware/articles/metadata_editor.html?trackingid=devnetupdate_email_100603

This is an excellent article form Sharon Brown.

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Internet explorer changes to affect plugins

If you haven’t read about the changes coming to Internet Explorer, you should have a good read of Macromedia’s take, and their suggestions on how to work around the changes

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/activecontent/

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