Standalone failure for Mac PPC 9.2

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami katir at
Mon Aug 23 19:25:08 EDT 2004

More info on this:

I tried to open my HA Stack Player standalone, built for PPC, on my OSX 
machine. Of course, Classic started up first, but then, the standalone 
did not boot: no error msg. Same thing if Classic is up and running 

Should standalones build for Mac PPC  run in the OSX Classic shell or 

I'm having trouble getting anything to run on older Mac 9.2 machines... 
Today I'm going to copy the standalone to a CD and give that to a mac 
ppc user, just to eliminate .sit compression issues.

But, shouldn't it run in Classic? I'm thinking, perhaps the fact that 
it does not run in Classic shows there is a problem, which is also the 
cause for it's failure in 9.2.

I have these start ups in the stack script:

on preopenstack
   set the loc of this stack to the screenloc
   hide btn "Stack Index"
end preopenstack

on openstack
   put url "" 
into tCheckVersion

   If item 1 of line 1 of tCheckVersion = "HA Stack Player" then
     show button "Stack Index"
     if item 2 of tCheckVersion <> (the engineVersion of this stack) then
     end if
   end if

end openStack

Could the attempt to access the net, should it fail, on 9.2, cause the 
application to lock up? (But, it's failing to boot in Classic even if I 
am connected)

If I disconnect from the network in OSX.. and boot the same stack... 
obviously it can't do an http GET, but it doesn't cause the app to  
lock up.

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami
Himalayan Academy Publications
at Kauai's Hindu Monastery
katir at,

On Aug 16, 2004, at 7:36 AM, Sannyasin Sivakatirswami wrote:

> Yes, it was compressed as .sit   but it unstuffs to the point of 
> appearing correctly on the desk top as  an unstuffed .rev file... then 
> unexpectedly quits on boot.. (in classic)
> Are you say that even if it unstuffs and outputs an apparently 
> unstuffed file that an old Stuffit could have created a bad file?... 
> OK, will just have to try it.
> As for Monte's and Andre's recommendations... it doesn't even get that 
> far..
> Thanks.
> On Aug 15, 2004, at 8:37 PM, sims wrote:
>> How do I diagnose and solve this problem? I only need to focus on a) 
>> above for now (mac, classic PPC) because  the Windows user bailed on 
>> the project out of frustration...
>> Was it compressed as an ".sit"?
>> If so maybe an updated of stuffit is needed.
>> atb
>> sims
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