Tools Free Setup Scripts 1.0
by Arvid Tomayko-Peters
[If you don't know,
you probably have it]
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These scripts (in application
form) re designed to setup your (classic) mac for using Pro Tools Free 5
from Digidesign. See the Pro Tools manual for specifics. Sorry - not for
OS X. I don't have Pro Tools 6 and I don't know its requirements.
Note: For the changes
to take place a restart is necessary after running the script(s). If
you use Pro Tools often like I do, you might just perfer to run "Set
for ProTools" once and leave it that way. You don't have any virtual
memory, but it's not that bad.
"Set for ProTools"
will configure your Memory and Appearance Control Panels, opens your Energy
Saver Control Panel (it's nice to not have the display or other parts of
the machine go to sleep while you are recording a complex track!) and makes
sure the Digidesign extensions are enabled. "Set for ProTools-no font
smooth" will do the same, except it will not turn off font smoothing.
Digidesign suggests doing this, but don't see why. I find it unnecessary
and annoying. Use the other script unless it gives you problems.
"Set for normal"
will return the above settings to their defaults, open the energy saver
control panel and remove the digidesign extensions to minimize loading time
and extension conflicts. You can modify this one to have it return you to
your favorite settings by opening it with Script editor.
I don't know if these
settings are also good for other Pro Tools systems.
Tested/created on an
iMac G3 running Mac OS 9.2.2 Should work for any Mac OS 9 system!
This is free software.
There is no warranty - I am not responsible for any damages! Although I
don't foresee these scripts causing any. If you include my work in anything
just drop me a line. Thanks.
If you find them
useful or would like help, e-mail me
or visit my web site
for info, original
music and a guide to free mac music software