Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by shaostudio » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 00:35:03



I've noticed that a lot of my fonts are incorrectly displaying random triangles and sequares jutting from certain characters in Flash MX running on Mac OS X 10.3

I don't have this problem with MX04. But MX04 is so slow, I've stuck with MX for the time being...

I wonder if anyone else has suffered from this problem. An employee of mine has complained about the same problem.
 
 
 

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by brainiac_ » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 00:38:49

Hey wait a minute. Reading this thread reminded I had some work to finish up in FMX2k4. I'm trying to launch Flash and I get stuck in an OS X authentication loop. Again, I can no longer open the program even though I re-activated my software last night. Oh man!!!!

 
 
 

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by jason4shor » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 00:42:44

I'm having the same problem. Only on some fonts and only with "spaces"
 
 
 

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by Scott Fege » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 04:26:42

Did you install/modify anything between when you last used it and now? This
doesn't sound right.

Try deleting /Library/Preferences/Macrovision/* and then relaunching FMX2004
(may need to activate again- and if you run into problems w/that, definitely
contact customer service directly), as this sounds like a residual problem
with Apple's archive-and-install option that's been reported many times
after 10.2.8.

-Scott
Macromedia, Inc.



up in FMX2k4. I'm trying to launch Flash and I get stuck in an OS X
authentication loop. Again, I can no longer open the program even though I
re-activated my software last night. Oh man!!!!
 
 
 

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by brainiac_ » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 08:12:28

Thanks, Scott. I tried restoring the Macrovision folder from a Retrospect backup but I'm still getting the infinite Authentication dialog loop from OS X when trying to open FlaMX2k4.

I'll call Tech Support tomorrow.

I did notice that over the course of incremental backups that the permissions on the folder in question changed from my admin account to system; must be the 10.2.8 bug that you're referring to. I, of course, wasn't allowed to restore the system- owned folder. I even had to hunt down my Flash 4 serial just to launch FlashMX and get some work done.

FUBAR. I dream of a day when Macromedia and Apple communicate regularly.
 
 
 

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by brainiac_ » Sun, 02 Nov 2003 02:22:29

Ok this should be the final episode of the "brainiac tries to install software" soap opera. I merely, despite my skepticism, re-installed FLAMX2k4 for the third time now, was allowed to re-activate the software for the second time now, and everything is back up and running. Phew!

The pathetic thing is I'd just backed up all my files to a LaCie Big Drive; you know, the Firewire drives that Panther is now toasting on a regular basis. Bye bye data. Plus QuickTime 6.4 disabled my sound editor, Peak 2.3.1 (hello SoundEdit16). Apple seems to be taking QA lessons from Microsoft lately. It's been a fun- packed week all in all. I'm putting on a helmet before Adobe CS and it's product activation scheme arrives in a few weeks. :)
 
 
 

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by Scott Fege » Sun, 02 Nov 2003 04:11:20

On 10/31/03 9:22 AM, in article bnu5ol$k9q$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,


Great to hear!


Ouch. I can feel your pain, Brain- the FireWire drive issue is the sole
reason I haven't upgraded yet- just can't risk data loss of that order of
magnitude. OTOH, several vendors have already released firmware updates
for their drives that may help to sort this out in short order.

-Scott
 
 
 

Flash MX and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Font problem!

Post by brainiac_ » Sun, 02 Nov 2003 05:52:40

On 10/31/03 9:22 AM, in article bnu5ol$k9q$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

Great to hear!

Thanks for your support and pleasant attitude! I can't wait to get back to FlaMX2k4. Whatever other issues there may be, I did notice that three versions later MM has gotten the shortcuts for the Toolbox working on the Mac, which would've been enough for me to pay for the upgrade right there. I also want to find out how/where to learn about ActionScript 2.0; haven't found anything yet in the documentation, but I'm just starting out.


OTOH, several vendors have already released firmware updates
for their drives that may help to sort this out in short order.
-Scott

Yes, luckily I can still boot OS 9; required to run the LaCie firmware update that supposedly (fingers crossed) fixes the Oxford 911 problem with Panther. I just finished running it. Hope it works. Panther is really nice, but this is a new low for Apple QA.