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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Quote Originally Posted by Macrosill View Post
    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.
    I was not going to use any of last years sequences when I updated to 2.XX, but now I'm running short on time. I'm thinking about converting one or 2 of my 1.XX .vix files from last year. I already have my profile built in 2.5 and my intro sequence almost complete. Question is, can I convert the older 1.XX .vix files without loosing the new .vix file and profile?

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    As far as I know and can understand what your intentions are you can do so if the files have different names as they need to be in the same folder. Then you will need to associate the converted sequences to the new profile.
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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    So if I understand your original post, the conversion routine deletes itself, therefore I would have to delete Vixen and download a new version? Then run the conversion.

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Vixen is looking for a file called "prepare.exe"

    Copy it from the original zip or download a new zip install file.

    Place the prepare.exe file in the base directory (the same one as vixen.exe)

    When you start vixen any 1.0 sequenceds will be converted to 2.0.
    Existing 2.0 files will not be modified.


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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    Got it.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    HI everyone. I've been also having troubles while converting my vix sequences to use them with the new version of vixen. I've done all what you've say before, but I can't solve the problem. I'm running vixen in windows xp, and have upgraded to the lastest version of it. When I run the program, the prepare thing happens, (it does't say any clue of what sequences has converted) but says it has finished. When I try to open a sequence, it apears an error message, which details are the following:

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** 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)


    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    Vixen
    Assembly Version: 2.1.1.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.1.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/Vixen.exe
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    fmod
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/fmod.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    AnalogSpectrum
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/AnalogSpectrum.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    CometConversion
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/CometConversion.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    DMXAddIn
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/DMXAddIn.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    MIDIReader
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/MIDIReader.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    Prop1SeqGen
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/Prop1SeqGen.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    Prop2SeqGen
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/Prop2SeqGen.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    RemoteClient
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/RemoteClient.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    RGBLEDAddIn
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/RGBLEDAddIn.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    Spectrum
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/Spectrum.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    WattMeter
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/WattMeter.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    Waveform
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/AddIns/Waveform.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    LedTriksUI
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/Plugins/UI/LedTriksUI.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    LedTriksUtil
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/Plugins/Output/LedTriksUtil.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    StandardScript
    Assembly Version: 2.1.1.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.1.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/Plugins/UI/StandardScript.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    ScriptEngine
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/ScriptEngine.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    StandardSequence
    Assembly Version: 2.1.1.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.1.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/Plugins/UI/StandardSequence.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    TriggerResponse
    Assembly Version: 2.1.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.1.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Usuario/Escritorio/Vixen%202.1.1.0/Plugins/UI/TriggerResponse.DLL
    ----------------------------------------

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.

    For example:

    <configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
    </configuration>

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.

    Any ideas of what could it be?
    Thanks since now.
    Nicolas

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    One thing to note:

    With the converting of vixen sequences, you will need to convert as follows:

    Vixen 1.xx.xx --> Vixen 2.0.xx --> Vixen 2.1.xx

    If you have Vixen 1 sequences, they need to be converted in Vixen 2 before they can be opened in Vixen 2.1.

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    thanks for your help, now I could convert my sequences.

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    Smile Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    good information Frank thanks again

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    Default Re: converting older versions of .vix files

    I really dont know what are you doing .I am a poor guy.
    Last edited by Ronp; 07-04-2009 at 01:32 PM.

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