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MacroMind Director 2.0 is the second major version of the Director multimedia authoring environment, which was released in April 1990 by MacroMind,[1] predecessor of Macromedia.[2]

Features[edit | edit source]

Director 2.0 was released solely for Macintosh, adding support for 24-bit color and the new Lingo scripting language.[1] It evolved from MacroMind VideoWorks Interactive Pro, which replaced the previous Tiny BASIC scripting language with Lingo.[3]

The authoring application was priced at US$695, or $100 for owners of previous versions. A run-time player was included for free, but commercial distribution required an additional $250 license fee. MacroMind Accelerator was a separate utility that could speed up playback for an additional $195.[4] The packaging was designed by Clement Mok.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Director's Increased Interactivity Lauded by Paul Worthington, InfoWorld, p.27. 1990-04-30.
  2. Early Tests by Michael Scaramozzino, Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short, p.6. 2011.
  3. An Unofficial Brief History of Director by Luke Wigley, Lingo Workshop. 2017-01-27.
  4. Product Comparison: Director Version 2.0, InfoWorld, p.68-76. 1990-05-21.
  5. Success Ideas and Tips from Master Graphic Designer, Clement Mok, The Sherwood Group. 2010-09-21.

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