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    Question converting older versions of .vix files

    How do I use older .vix files with newer beta versions, I am attempting to transfer some older .vix files and when I copied them to the source files, I get the "horrid" unhandled exception dialog box. I thought I saved the steps to fix this, but you dont know my filing system!!
    Thanks In advance Brian,
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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    If you have Vixen version 1.xxx sequences and would like to convert them to 2.xxx sequences you are in luck. KC has included a conversion file in the 2.xxx install. This is a self deleting file. It will run the 1st time a new install is opened and then delete itself after the conversions are completed. I do not recall the name off hand but will find it for you shortly. Wayne advised me the file name is prepare.exe. Now onto the conversion.
    1. Download and install Vixen 2.xxx.
    2. Once installed browse into the sequences folder of the new installation utilizing Windows Explorer.
    3. Copy and paste your 1.xxx sequences into the 2.xxx sequences folder. Take notice of "copy and paste", this will ensure you do not lose any data in the event something goes wrong with the conversion process.
    4. Copy and paste your music files from the Music folder of Vixen 1.xxx to the Audio folder of Vixen 2.xxx.
    5. Right click on the Vixen 2.xxx .exe icon, the reindeer head, and "Send to Desktop". This will place a shortcut onto your desktop.
    6. Close all the open windows.
    7. Open Vixen 2.xxx by double clicking the reindeer head you just placed on the desktop.
    8. Sit back and let Vixen convert your files.
    9. Enjoy your newly converted sequences by opening them and let them run.
    Thanks,
    Brian, your friendly site Admin.

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Wow...you have to be pretty on top of it to know that!

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    Smile Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Thanks Brian for the prompt response. I had an older version of vixen on an old win 98 machine that was used last Christmas. I have a newer machine that has win xp home version. Anyways, transfer to a usb thumb drive will be done IAW your instructions. BTW the insts are now cut and pasted to notepad and saved. Thanks. Now all I have to do is to populate 4 of XMUS's renard16,s add more.....etc etc
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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    I'm getting the same error message and I have followed the instructions above. I currently running Vista, so I tknow if that is a factor.
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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Vixen does not run in Vista, currently.
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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Well I'm not sure what’s going on but I downloaded the Vixen software yesterday and some of the shared sequences today. I'm running some of them, like decorations and Good Vibes, but the others come up with the error message. And. I’m running Vista.
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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    I've also been running Vixen on Vista, In fact I've never run it on anything else. So far so good.

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Same here. I have only used Vixen in Vista. Works perfectly.

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Its the 64 bit version of Vista that Vixen will not run in.

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