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10.13 high sierra 6.7.3 hot fix

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#1 Tech

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:27 AM

It appears that Apple dropped support for certain formats of legacy bitmap graphics in OS X 10.13 High Sierra. form•Z 6 uses this format for some of its palette graphics. To fix this you will need to replace the resource file in your current installation with a new one that contains updated graphics that are supported by OS X 10.13. 

 

Please follow these Steps:

 

• Be sure that you have form•Z 6.7.3 installed. This fix will only work for form•Z 6.7.3. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  http://www.formz.com...ofessional.html
• Download "formZ_RenderZone_Plus.rsrc.zip" below if you have a form•Z RenderZone Plus installation or "formZ.rsrc.zip" if you have a regular form•Z installation. If necessary, extract the zip file. You should now have a file named “formZ RenderZone Plus.rsrc” or "formZ.rsrc".
• Locate your formZ 6.7.3 Application folder (Usually in Applications/formZ/)
• Right-click on the "formZ RenderZone Plus" or "formZ" application icon and select "Show Package Contents" from the menu.
• Open the "Contents" Folder.
• Open the "Resources" Folder.
• Replace resource file in the "Resources" Folder with the one that you downloaded.
• Launch form•Z 6.7.3!

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

Thank you for keeping V6 alive.  It is still, even after all these years, a very useful tool.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:39 AM

Great! Thank you.

Version 6.7.3 is still a stable and useful tool – especially the drafting part!


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:29 AM

Thanks for the fix, I saw this bug and figured it would be the end of 6.7....

 

Can I request one other fix? Ever since 10.10, the standard pick icon - "+" crosshair - won't change with the background color. I generally work with a dark background, which is tough when the cursor is black. It should switch to white when the background is dark.

 

Not sure if that is a simple resource/icon fix, or a deeper OS thing....



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

Z,

 

I'd like to reinstall V6 but the link above provides access back to V7, "Click Here for updates for versions 6 or earlier." doesn't seem to have a download link, just update instructions.

 

Did I miss it?

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

Never mind Z, I found my 6.6 install disc.

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:43 PM

Here is the link to V6.

 

http://www.formz.com...d_previous.html

 

 

My install disc wouldn't run on my machine.

 

Hope this helps someone.

 

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 06:28 PM

Thanks jsiggia! We have corrected the link in the original post. Its possible that the DVD is damaged or the installer on the DVD is no longer compatible with the OS you have.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:17 PM

It worked. I had to go to WIBU's website to find the latest runtime for the key, but I was able to export a 8.6 to a 6.7.3 file and render it perfectly. Now I can access some legacy work and also send some creative work to one of my colleagues.  This is invaluable and I appreciate ADS for doing it.


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