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Subject: RE: FLASH: Reality check re *Flash 4 Magic* file?
From: Mark Zukiwsky
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 19:57:19 GMT

Ken Sherwood wrote wrote:
>Well I finally dove into *Flash 4 Magic* (been cramming on *Dreamweaver 2
>H.O.T.*) tonight.
>
>I'm on a Mac G3/266, OS 8.6, 192 meg o' RAM. I experimented, and discovered
>that, in order to open the first project file, 7.5 meg, I have to have 120 meg
>of RAM allocated to Flash 4.0a. 115 meg is not enough.
>
>I've never worked with a file of this size (I think I've topped out
>at 75K). Can
>someone tell me if the above is a typical ratio for file size to memory
>allocation need (1:16)?
>
>Also: as an experiment, I immediately saved the file to HD after opening. The
>size of the saved file is only 4.3 meg! (Others, at least those on a
>Mac, should
>be able to replicate this if necessary.)

Using my Mac, the same thing happened to me. I had to allocate 160MB
of RAM before I was able to open it. This was before version 4.0a
mind you. I see you got away with only 120MB.

I'm not sure why the file requires so much RAM. Perhaps someone from
the mother-ship could enlighten us?

Mark Zukiwsky
Edmonton, Canada

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