Saving standalone stacks

James Hurley jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 17 17:08:15 EST 2009


> James Hurley wrote:
>
> > What would be soooo much easier if I would have access to the  
> satellite
> > stack itself. All the data would be intact and I could easily make  
> the
> > changes in the IDE and send it back as a stand alone.
> > There would seem to be an advantage to using StackRunner or the  
> RunRev
> > Player in that the satellite stack is still intact and more easily
> > modified.
>
> They all work the same way as a splash stack. When you save a  
> satellite
> stack with new data, it gets altered on disk, no matter what vehicle  
> the
> engine is attached to. There isn't a way around that, except to  
> separate
> the data from the stacks entirely (which is generally the recommended
> approach anyway, for just these reasons.)
>
> >
> > Is there some was in the stand alone to make a clone of the  
> satellite
> > stack, or in some other way recreate the stack as a dot rev and
> > available to the IDE?
>
> You don't really need to. Satellite stacks are just plain rev stacks.
> You can open them at any time in the IDE. They aren't part of the
> standalone, they are just documents sitting in the same folder that  
> the
> standalone engine opens. You can grab them, open them in the IDE,  
> edit,
> and save them back to their permanent location. That's one of the nice
> things about these files.
>
> A standalone is just a copy of the engine with at least one stack
> attached. You can't save data to that attached stack, but if the
> standalone opens a separate stack file (your satellite stacks,) then
> it's exactly like opening it in the IDE, only without the editing  
> tools.

Jacque,

Ah, I found it. It is in the package contents. Beautiful. Just as I  
had hoped.

Thanks,

Jim





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