Spam:Re: 2.7 scripts not working how to save in 2.6.1

Peter T. Evensen pevensen at
Thu Feb 16 11:08:19 EST 2006

Chipp created a plugin to go back to the previous version:

>As many of you have read, the file formats are no longer backwards 
>compatible with the new 2.7. Thoughtfully, RunRev provided many of us beta 
>testers with a way to force a stack to revert back to an old file format 
>using an undocumented and unsupported global property.
>This of course is fraught with potential problems. If you use a newly 
>introduced token in a script, chances are your new stacks would break when 
>opening in a previous version even when using this plugin.
>But, if you're like me, and you have to go 'back and forth' (for instance 
>our plugins must work in both environments), you really need to be able to 
>do this. So, I wrote this plugin and thought I'd share it with the community.
>I'm not sure the reason why RR won't publish the global property to make 
>this possible. But, in the meantime, I've written a plugin, which you can 
>place in your 2.7 plugins folder, which will do this. I've password 
>protected the stack so that Rev's secret global prop is still secret, and 
>of course I provide no warranties it will work all the time, but it can be 
>a lifesaver if you're toggling back and forth between apps.
>I also recommend using our altArchive plugin as well to maintain 
>serialilze archived versions of your stack each time you save.
>To get the StackFormat plugin, just type into your 2.7 message box and hit 
>return the following:
>go URL ""

At 08:31 AM 2/16/2006, you wrote:
>I posted a request for this yesterday but have not had a response. I
>don't think I will use 2.7 except for playing until either I get this
>or it's more stable.
>In the meantime I am searching for the information else where, I
>think it was published once upon a time. If you find it before I do,
>please let me know the information.
>I really can't see why they want to keep it a secret, any ideas????
>All the Best
>On 16 Feb 2006, at 13:37, Preston Shea wrote:
>>When grouping objects, the group is arbitrarily shrunk so that some
>>of the grouped objects become invisible.
>>Scripts of objects in the group no longer work. If, however, I use
>>the message box to show/hide one of the objects referred to in the
>>script, the script begins to work again. Rebooting Rev 2.7 has no
>>effect on these problems.
>>Much as I love being an unpaid beta-tester for Rev., the lack of
>>backward compatability is a bit of a pain in the Inspector as I now
>>have 2 days worth of work stuck in ver. 2.7. What is the magic
>>command that will strip them of 2.7 features (documented and
>>otherwise) so that I can go back to 2.6.1 and get my job done?
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Peter T. Evensen
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