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Subject: Re: FLASH: Reality check re *Flash 4 Magic* file?
From: Laura Mollett
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 16:23:58 GMT

> Make sure you get one of the newer ones ... find out exactly what that means
> (someone who "should" know told me that they've totally revamped the G4 chip
> -- IBM is making it now, not Motorola any more).
AFAIK, Apple signed a deal with IBM to allow them to help produce the chips,
due to a fear that Motorola wouldn't be able to produce enough, but they
should be the same chips and both companies continue to produce them. I hope
this is true :) Anyway, that's what I heard several months ago.

>> Flash 4.0a has a suggested size of 14k (flash 4 suggested 10.5 - is that
>> really better memorry management, to suggest it needs more memory? ;)
> If it gives me a stabler Flash, I'll take it!
well, it's not helping me much as I already had mine set at more than twice
the recommended size :) It's just a recommendation for how much you need,
doesn't do anything... and it's not enough.

> It would still help me to know if the 16-28 : 1 ratio holds true. How much
> memory do others need to have allocated to open a real big one? Real stats
> really help me here (Mac only).
that sounds about right (I need 32 to 40 to work with an almost 2 (1.7) meg
file (which is ridiculous) so half that for a 1 meg file). Be careful when
getting these numbers though, as the file might well open with much less,
but you'd have trouble working with it - crashes, or lots of out of memory
type errors if you try to do something intensive (copy/paste frames is the
one that gets me a lot) or just lock-up.

> Regarding the *Flash 4 Magic" Monster Movie file for project number one: look
> what I found.
Thanks for the info, that's awfully good to know :)


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