Embedding images and movies in a standalone

Mathewson richmond at mail.maclaunch.com
Sat Dec 10 14:24:08 CST 2005


If you are developing on a Mac a way round this problem is
to make a disk image using Disk Tools (probably the
sensible idea is to make it the same size as the media you
intend to burn it to: DVD/CD) - make sure the image is
Read/Write: mount it on the desktop and do all your
development INSIDE IT.

This means that all your files paths will point inside the
disk - so where-ever the disk goes the paths SHOULD (Hm ?)
stay the same and behave themselves.

In this way you don't have to embed all your media - and
find that your target computers grind to a halt as they
don't have the RAM to cope with loading EVERYTHING (!!!!!!)
at once.

Another way to cope with this is to load media into
individual substacks which end up in a 'data' file when you
build your standalone (again - best to develop inside a
disk image) and can be loaded and unloaded from RAM as
required.

sincerely, Richmond
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