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Determining the appropriate minimum hardware playback platform for Director 8

Most developers fail to determine an appropriate minimum playback platform. This hardware requirement is crucial because it affects all successive decisions including interface design, content development, and the ultimate cost and success of your project.

This article will:

Explain how your product's features affect the minimum required platform and how the minimum platform affects your design and content.
Arm you with the knowledge to determine the appropriate minimum playback platform, and justify it to the powers that be.
Help you plan your cross-platform strategy to avoid conversion problems.

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Bruce Epstein

Bruce is a Director and Lingo consultant, and his company, Zeus Productions, sells Xtras and Lingo utilities for Director. Visit his info-laden site at http://www.zeusprod.com.

He is also the author of the eagerly anticipated, Director in a Nutshell and its companion volumeLingo in a Nutshell, published by O'Reilly & Associates.


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3 April 1998

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