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Wed Oct 27 10:40:27 CDT 2004
On Oct 27, 2004, at 5:04 AM, Tomas Franzén wrote:
> I wrote to this list a while ago about not getting my own externals to
> work in Rev.
> Now it seems that I can't get any externals to work, at all!
> I think some transparency would be nice, so I decided to try out the
> Window external from Blue Mango.
> 1. I downloaded Window, and placed the DLL in the same directory as my
> 2. I set the externals property of my stack to the full path of the
> DLL external, Window.dll.
> 3. Saved and re-opened my stack.
> 4. The externalfunctions and externalcommands properties are empty!
When you put "the externals of stack "MyStack" what does it say? It
should have the full path to the external on your computer. If this
isn't correct then you will have problems. I would try setting the
path to the external to "Window.dll" and placing the external in the
Revolution application folder at first to see if that works.
> I also tried setting the defaultFolder and setting the externals
> property to "Window.dll", but to no avail.
> Also tried the stack available on the Window external homepage...
> still empty.
The stack on the website has the externals set to "Window.dll" which
will look in the Revolution application folder by default (the location
of the engine that is running the stack). If you were to build an
> I'm currently using Windows 2000.
> I must be missing something here, or is using externals total rocket
> science? :-)
Once you get the paths correct externals should work without too much
hassle. I use them in most of my daily development.
Blue Mango Multimedia
trevor at mangomultimedia.com
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