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Doug-in-the-woods
08-16-2007, 06:10 AM
I thought I saw this somewhere on here?
I guess I need to get w/ the program by using 2.0
I coppied the sequence from 1.1 to the sequence file in 2.0
then copied the music from 1.1 to 2.0
open the sequence and ERROR
also received a ledtricks error as well.

Doug-in-the-woods
08-16-2007, 06:19 AM
*********** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Vixen.EventSequence.LoadFromXml(XmlNode contextNode)
at Vixen.EventSequence..ctor(String fileName)
at StandardSequence.StandardSequence.Open(String filePath)
at Vixen.Form1.OpenSequence(String fileName)
at Vixen.Form1.openALightingProgramToolStripMenuItem_ Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Obje ct key, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(Eve ntArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(Eve ntArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(M ouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventIntera ctive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(Event Args e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEven tArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(M ouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Mes sage& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Mes sage& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.O nMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.W ndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


I must not be moving someything or copy n paste a file from 1.1 to 2.0??

ErnieHorning
08-16-2007, 09:37 AM
I thought I saw this somewhere on here?
I guess I need to get w/ the program by using 2.0
I coppied the sequence from 1.1 to the sequence file in 2.0
then copied the music from 1.1 to 2.0
open the sequence and ERROR
also received a ledtricks error as well.

You must do this first, before you run Vixen the first time. There is a file that runs the first time that converts everything. When it’s done, it deletes itself, so it will never run again.

Just reinstall Vixen in the same directory as you did before. When you run it, it will convert everything. There are a lot of backup files that are created in the sequence directory during this process, you only need to save *.VIX files.

Dan Ross
08-16-2007, 09:49 AM
The file that runs is called prepare.exe, if you open the zip folder and copy and paste it back into your main vixen folder it will run again and convert the files that need it.

It was talked about here http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=374

Doug-in-the-woods
08-17-2007, 07:56 AM
Downloaded Vixen beta2
copied/pasted into my xmas display folder
unziped the folder
opened vixen
Get a ledtricks error
tried creating a new sequence and get ledtrics error again and a DMX error
Agghh!!!!
Missing something here
If and when the Renard C is available will I really need Vixen 2.0 or can I just poke along and use 1.1.
Running outta asprin and Jack Daniels - LOL
NOTE when I extracted all the files I did see the one prepare.exe
Tried opening but it wasn't extracted yet.

Extracted the folder and opened Vixen and (start from the begining of this post

ErnieHorning
08-17-2007, 09:08 AM
The last that I heard, you can’t drop 2.0 on top of 1.1. 2.0 doesn’t have the ability to upgrade 1.1 software, it only upgrades the sequences. Extract 2.0, copy the 1.1 sequences to the 2.0 sequence directory, then run Vixen.

You can copy your music files anytime since these wont be changed. Note that these now go into the Audio directory.

Doug-in-the-woods
08-17-2007, 10:02 AM
have a folder named xmasdisplay
under that (sub folder is vixen 1.1 then another 2 subfolders named vixen 2.0 beta2 and vixen 2.0 beta 2 (2) 2nd copy.
perhaps creat a seperate folder altogether and download 2.0 then extract the zip file to named folder
at present the 2.0 version I have looks like everything is there but it has errors.
The file you sent me works fine - THanks