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AlamDV2 won't install

Posted: Fri, 30th Oct 2009, 9:19pm

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Hello, about 5 years ago I purchased AlamDV2. I have been using it since that time. I just recently switched to Mac and tried installing the program and it gave me the error "The document "AlamDV2 Installer Dev" could not be opened because it is damaged or imcomplete."

Now I know there is the new effectslab which replaced AlamDV2.. but does this mean I have to buy a whole new program again? I really don't want to fork out the money when AlamDV2 was working just fine for what I needed.

Thanks
Posted: Sat, 31st Oct 2009, 12:05am

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Hehehehehehe

Do you own the Mac version of AlamDV, or the Windows version?
Posted: Sat, 31st Oct 2009, 9:08pm

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i originally installed windows version.. am I only allowed one version?
Posted: Sat, 31st Oct 2009, 10:05pm

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Actually, after taking a look; it looks like to old AlamDV licenses were cross-platform as well. However, an OS X version of AlamDV was never released. Its that old.
Posted: Sun, 1st Nov 2009, 7:17am

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so having purchased AlamDV means nothing now? I don't get an discount on the new version of it or anything and when i go to my products tab it shows Max OSX version to download.
Posted: Sun, 1st Nov 2009, 9:36am

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RomBagProductions wrote:

so having purchased AlamDV means nothing now? I don't get an discount on the new version of it or anything and when i go to my products tab it shows Max OSX version to download.
Would you expect Microsoft to give you a free/discounted Mac version of Office because you purchased Office XP for PC 5 years ago? I don't mean to sound harsh, but c'mon. 5 years!
Posted: Sun, 1st Nov 2009, 10:21am

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RomBagProductions wrote:

so having purchased AlamDV means nothing now?
You're a few years to late. I purchased AlamDV 2 and got EffectsLab Lite for free, so it's not like Fxhome is trying to rip anyone off. In any case it shouldn't take to long to save up the money to buy EffectsLab. It's a much better application and can do all the same stuff.
Posted: Sun, 1st Nov 2009, 9:51pm

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doone128 wrote:

Would you expect Microsoft to give you a free/discounted Mac version of Office because you purchased Office XP for PC 5 years ago? I don't mean to sound harsh, but c'mon. 5 years!
no, but there is a released version of AlamDV for mac that I would like to be able to use..
Posted: Sun, 1st Nov 2009, 9:51pm

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ill just use VMWare Fusion..
Posted: Sun, 1st Nov 2009, 11:44pm

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Or you could wait until Monday where a member off the FXhome core team can tell you what you can do with your AlamDV
Posted: Sun, 1st Nov 2009, 11:59pm

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The last release for AlamDV2 was in June 2002, and it was a classic program, not compatible with OS X. It had to run in the Classic environment. Toward the end there, they did release an OS X version of the plug-in creator, but the program itself never got out of Classic.

If you've got classic installed, then yeah, maybe you can get the Windows version working there.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Nov 2009, 9:25am

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We are talking about a 7+ year old program here. Given the MASSIVE changes to the Mac platform in that time (unlike the PC platform, which despite XP, Vista and Win7 has remained largely the same) it's not surprising that there are going to be a few compatibility issues.

There were discounted upgrade offers for AlamDV users for many years but, again, it's just been too long. Unfortunately we can't keep such offers open indefinitely.

However, you did purchase AlamDV2 during the period which qualified you for a free version of EffectsLab Lite. You would have been contacted at the time about this. I'll send you a private message with your upgrade code.

Do bear in mind that EffectsLab Lite is also a very old program which is no longer supported.