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Help Contents


   Program Overview
   List of Features
   What's New

Creating software without scripting
   Getting Started Tutorials
   Some Techniques and Tips
   Creating puzzles without scripting

   Creating third person games
   Creating interactive 360-degree panoramas
   Creating software for
   Creating software for iPhone and iPod touch

Creating software with VBScript
(Full Edition only)

   Introduction to VBScript
   Language Reference
   Objects Reference
   VBScript Techniques and Tips

   Sample Source Code

Pictures, sounds and music
   => Creating Pictures
   Music Maker help
   Creative Painter quick help
   Sounds and Music
   Videos, Icons, Cursors

Plugins (Full Edition only)
   Overview of the Plugins System
   Downloading/Uploading Plugins
   The Plugin Properties window
   About the Flash Plugin

   User Interface Tips
   Reducing the project size
   End-User System Requirements

Advanced tutorials
(Full Edition only)

   Creating a custom startup menu
   Using ActiveX components (ocx)

   Common issues and solutions
   Known bugs and limitations

About us
   Contacting us
   Helping out

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1. How can I reduce the size of my AVI videos?
2. Will the unused files become part of the final executable?


1. How can I reduce the size of my AVI videos?

You can either change the resolution of your AVI (in that case you must use the "stretch" option of Adventure Maker if you want to play them full-screen), or change the "frame rate" of the AVI (the "number of frames per second"), or you can recompress the AVI with a more powerful CODEC. To do so, you can use any Video Processing program, such as the freeware VirtualDub. It is recommended that you first try with one of the default Windows CODEC (Cinepak, Indeo, RLE, MS Video), which do not require you to distribute any decompression CODECs since they are included in Windows. If you find them not powerful enough, you may download a better CODEC from the Internet (such as DivX, MS MPEG-4, etc.). In that case you must include the decompression CODEC into the installation package of your software in order to make sure that the AVI file can be played on any system. To do so, just get the CODEC executable from the authors of the CODEC, and then include it as an external file to be "run at the end of the installation" in the "Distribution Options" window of Adventure Maker.


2. Will the unused files become part of the final executable?

When creating executables for Windows, all the files that are listed in the "Resources Manager" window (click "Manage Resources..." from the "Project Menu" to open it) - with the exception of the files that are inside the "Shared Resource Files" folder - will be distributed with the software created with Adventure Maker. You can easily delete the unwanted files by going to the "Resources Manager" window, selecting them, and pressing the "Del" key (or right-clicking on them and clicking "Delete"). To sort the files by their size, click the "Details" button in the toolbar to change the view style, and then click on the "Size" column header.