Sciptology Toolkit and OS X and the Troi Plug In - 02-14-2006 , 11:14 PM
I had one heck of a lucky break today. In a huge used bookstore
chain I found and old copy of the "Scriptology Developer's Tool Kit" by
Matt Petrowsky on four CD-ROM's for $20. (It seems the people at the
bookstore had know idea how much this thing costs so the just threw a
$20 sticker on it to see if it would sell.) Before you could say
"Bob's Your Uncle" I was running to the cash register.
There were a few problems but I was able to overcome most of them.
The installer.sea file wanted to use the Classic mode to work but I
just used a OS X version of Stuffit to open it up. I have a the
original 400 MHz Gigabit Ethernet G4 running OS X 10.3.9. Luckily I
still FMP 5.5 installed (as well as FMP 7). The QuickTime is more than
new enough to run the intro movie just fine. My problem is the Troi
It seems there is a Troi Plug In that comes with all this to make
FMP do it's thing. Whenever I open up the VIDEOS.fp5 file to start the
course I get a window with a header that says: Message. Inside the
window is the following text:
Troi Dialog Plug-in not found. Please put the Troi Dialog Plug-in
into the SYSTEM directory inside the Filemaker directory. Also enable
the plug-ins under the application.
So I click the OK button and the file opens. I can see everything
including a video window. But I can't play any videos from the
Videos.fp5 file. So I quit FMP 5.5 and find the Troi Plug-Ins. I
don't see any SYSTEM directory in the Filemaker directory but I do see
Filemaker Extensions folder where other plug-ins are located. So I
place the two Troi Plug-ins in there and launch FMP 5.5 again. Same
problem. FMP 5.5 launches, I open the VIDEOS.fp5 file and the same
message as above shows up, Troi Plug-in not found, please place etc
So here is my plea for help. Where do I place the Troi Plug-ins so
that I can get this wonderful find working?
Re: Sciptology Toolkit and OS X and the Troi Plug In - 02-15-2006 , 01:24 AM
Even itf it's a bit old now, Scriptology is a mine of good ideas and
helps you think in the right direction.
Now for the Troi plugins, first I would advise you to go to the Troi
list specialized on plugins - not only the Troi ones - where you can
raise your questions. The Troi site - www.troi.com - has also useful
information. Then the people in Troi are helpful and go with you until
your problem is solved.
Now, in my own experience : in older versions of FMP, yes you have a
'System' folder in which you'd put the *.fmx - ie the plugin -. In FM7-8
the System folder has been replace by an 'Extension' folder in which you
put the plugin. It seems you mixed the two. Now, you also have to put
something saying you've the right to use the plugin. In Troi its a
single file called 'TroiPay.txt' that is to be put at the, say,
FileMaker 55 level (inside of it). For the others it varies. Generally
speaking you need to go to FMP Menu Edit / Preferences / Application /
Plugins and tick on your plugin and follow what it says.
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Re: Sciptology Toolkit and OS X and the Troi Plug In - 02-15-2006 , 10:45 PM
Remi-Noel is right, the plugin goes into the "System" directory on
Windows however on the Mac the plugin goes into the "FileMaker
Extensions" folder inside the "FileMaker Pro" folder.
You also need to verify that you're installing the Mac version of the
plugin, I believe it's called "Troi File Plug-In"; if the file has an
".fmx" extension then it's the Windows version and it won't work.
After putting the plugin file in the "FileMaker Extensions" folder,
quit FM then relaunch it.
Click Edit -> Applications -> Plugins and verify that the Troi-File
Plugin is enabled.
The plugin will work for 1/2 without being registered, the Scriptology
file may even register the plugin for you.