Appendix D. The DIRECTOR.INI and LINGO.INI Files

DIRECTOR.INI

The DIRECTOR.INI file, located in the folder where Director is installed, configures Director for Windows’ memory, sound, and video options. (There is no such file for the Macintosh.) Each section within the file is indicated by a section heading enclosed in square brackets, with one of more parameters defined below it.

[sectionName]
param1=value
param2=value

See the TechNote at http://www.zeusprod.com/technote/ini.html for a description of the standard Windows INI file format.

The DIRECTOR.INI file contains many comments. In fact, every line is commented out with a semi-colon (;), and you need not include the DIRECTOR.INI file unless you change the defaults. Edit the DIRECTOR.INI file in a Windows text editor, such as NOTEPAD. Save as plain text if editing in a fancier word processor, such as MS-Word.

Tip

If you make a change, delete the semi-colon (;) at the start of the line and restart Director for the change to go into effect. For distribution, the DIRECTOR.INI file must be renamed to match your Projector and placed in the Projector’s folder.

For example, if the Projector is named MYTHANG.EXE, rename DIRECTOR.INI to MYTHANG.INI. The default settings shown in the DIRECTOR.INI file that ships with Director are built into the Projector. You don’t need to include a custom version unless you change the defaults.

Tip

You can add the entry: DLLName="QMix.DLL” in the [Sound] section to use QuickTime 3’s new audio mixing features. ...

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