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Authorware 6 release notes

This document addresses issues that are not discussed in the Authorware documentation and may be updated as more information becomes available.

System Requirements
How to report bugs

System Requirements

Authoring Playback
· Intel Pentium processor
· Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, or Windows NT 4 or later
· 32 MB RAM
· CD-ROM drive
· 640 x 480, 256-color display (higher resolution and color depth recommended)
· 120 MB of free hard disk space
· Sound Blaster-compatible sound card
· 486/66 or higher processor, including Intel Pentium processor
· Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, Me, or Windows NT 4 or later
· 16 MB RAM required


MP3 Audio files – MP3 Audio files that change bit depth or go from stereo to mono can cause the MP3 Xtra to mis-read the length of the MP3 file.

Sound and Movie Icons - Because the Sound and Movie icons are now branching icons themselves, they can no longer be direct children of an Interaction, Decision, or Framework icon. This supports the new media synchronization feature. When you convert Authorware 5 files to Authorware 6, any Sound or Movie icons that are direct children are grouped into a map icon.

Memory Limits During File Creation - Authorware currently has a limitation when trying to open a file on a system where the total available memory exceeds 2 GB. Available memory is determined by adding the total amount of free physical memory plus the minimum virtual memory setting. These two values combined cannot exceed 2 GB. This is only on systems that support file sizes in excess of 2 GB.

If you are currently experiencing this problem, a workaround is to adjust your minimum virtual memory setting lower until the total (minimum virtual memory + available physical memory) is less than 2 GB.

Reporting a bug to the Authorware team

Found a bug? You can report the bug in our Bug Report Form.