Starship Titanic for Mac and QuickTime 4 Preview Release Problem
If you have downloaded Apple's "QuickTime 4 Preview Release" software from
their website, you may experience problems running Starship Titanic for
Macintosh. The problem occurs immediately when running Starship Titanic.
An error dialog box is displayed, which says that there was a problem
starting up, and Starship Titanic exits.
The reason is that QuickTime 4 Preview is now available in (at least) 3
different install sizes: "Basic Playback", "Deluxe Playback", and
"Authoring". Starship Titanic uses a codec that was available under
QuickTime 3, but is only available under QuickTime 4 Preview if you choose
to do an "Authoring" install. If you have problems, the solution is
therefore to go to Apple's web site, and re-install QuickTime 4 Preview,
this time choosing the "Authoring" installation option (and not the "Basic
Playback" or "Deluxe Playback" installation options).
Please note that even if you could play Starship Titanic fine with QuickTime
3, Apple's QuickTime 4 Preview software deletes/disables the required codec
when it upgrades your Macintosh from QuickTime 3, unless you choose the
"Authoring" installation option, as described above.
We're sorry for the problem, but it's out of our control.
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