August 30, 2002
A question recently asked on a Director developers list I frequent (paraphrased): "how can I tell if my Mac projector is running in emulation on an OS X box?"
One reason this may be important to know is if your projector is using an xtra that is incompatible with or works differently when run in OS X's "Classic" mode emulation of OS 9.x. For instance, I found that the Scott X's very groovy GammaFade xObject used in my first CD-ROM project fails to control screen gamma tables when run in Classic.
Gretchen Macdowall, who runs UpdateStage, required reading for Director quirks and a point source for high-quality xtras, offers a solution using MasterApp, a xtra developed by Glenn Picher (also responsible for Shockwave.com's Creativity xtras).
She writes "One way to do it with MasterApp Xtra is to look for an app called "Classic Support" in the task list. It is only present when 9.* is running under Classic on OSX."
Anyone know of another way to tell, either with or w/o a xtra?Posted by Lewis Francis at August 30, 2002 11:37 PM