Macintosh specific F.A.Q.
All Macintosh specific questions are listed here, all other questions should
be listed somewhere else.
The manual is also clear from any platform specific items.
The graphical interface reacts slow or waits sometimes
If you use a version earlier than 1.45, please get a newer version.
In this version, some parts have been improved dramaticly towards the delays in
the graphical user interface.
Half CPS is written in the programming language Java. It is the job of operating system
writers, to make a good implementation of Java, before Java-applications run well on that
operating system. Apple did make a good implementation, but they didn't implement
very well ways of memory management in their Java environment, which causes delays in
the usage of CPS, for example when you hold the mouse button down to get the object list.
This generates a lot of usage of memory, and it is on those moments that the graphical
interface sometimes stutters and waits for nothing. So, there's nothing we can do about
it at the moment. The good news is that it is not the engine of CPS (the hardcore part),
so this will never happen on stage or when performing with CPS, or with your software
when you use parts of CPS inside it.
Expected is that most of these problems disappear in newer OSX versions, along with
newer CPS versions as well.
I don't have page up/down keys and the F1 key.
The +/- keys also function as PAGE UP/DOWN keys, and ctrl+H equals F1.
I can't get Director working with CPS, now what?
Please read the documentation about what you should do to get Director working.
You can find the documentation inside the /Applications/CPS 1.x Registered/sdk/Director/doc/ folder.
Basicly, you must put a file named 'CPSDirector' inside the
/Applications/Macromedia Director xx/Xtras/ folder.
Furthermore, you must put some things inside the /Library/CPS/ folder.
These include the 'CPSDistr' file (from the .../sdk/_distributable/ folder) and
the other things that you can find inside the MacOSX.zip file in the SDK.
If you have a CPSDirector version from before March 2004, please mail the helpdesk
for a new version, some weird problems have been fixed.
How do I use multiple audio outputs with CPS?
Select audioOut with your mouse, now press the 'Page Up' or the numeric '+' button, then audioOut gets more outputs.
Now doubleclick on audioOut and select your hardware-device in the list. Voila.
Which things are not yet ported to MacOSX?
In the 1.4 release the following objects are not yet present: application, midiToDisk,
midiFromDisk, and the VST-plugin facilities. The VST-plugins will probably not be
supported at all, but the 'AudioUnits' will be implemented (the MacOSX way).
The Quicktime additions are not supported anymore at all.
Will you port CPS to Mac OS 9?
No. The differences between OS X and 9 are very big, and it's not worth
the effort because everybody will be using OS X eventually.
Does CPS run inside VirtualPC on an Apple Macintosh?
Yes, people have reported that it runs very well.
It is not guarenteed of course, so test it yourself. Note that in this way you can
use CPS under OS 9.