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Macromedia Director 4.0

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macromedia_director_4.sit (12.62 MB)
MD5: 3d4da2e5f8cebb8ef4d83e2829dc757a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
dm0404.sea_.hqx (1.78 MB)
MD5: 5a98717834b57bc3ba00d44910036cb9
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Director_4.0.4.img_.sit (334.46 MB)
MD5: a5d5b49b48acb5c7e64d480a93fa409e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (14.06 MB)
MD5: 00a0268d79e166c20fb9f61fd061b72b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
XDEV12.SEA_.hqx (61.67 KB)
MD5: 96d873aab0ea997e8aa9b3006c6dae48
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, QEMU

A multimedia application authoring platform created by Macromedia. It allows users to build applications built on a movie metaphor, with the user as the "director" of the movie. (Wikipedia)

Probably the most significant release of Director to this point, Director 4 introduces a number of features such as lists, parent scripts, compiled and protected Lingo, and more. It is also the first version of Director to use a cross-platform, single-forked file format that can also be used on Windows machines (with previous versions of Director, you had to convert movies into a format suitable for Windows playback using the "Gaffer").

If you are installing the floppy disk release of Director 4.0, in order to prevent any inconvenient disk requesting, you must mount all the 10 disk images first and then run the installer.

Also included as a bonus is a separate download of the 68k version of the 4.0.4 updater. When this update is applied, you can also make PowerPC-native and fat binary projectors. This is not necessary if you are running the CD-ROM version, which unlike the patched 4.0.4 is also accelerated for Power Macintosh.

Director 4.0.4 Serial Number: DRM404-5795-6175-9076

See also: VideoWorks, VideoWorks II, MacroMind Director 1.0.1, MacroMind Director 2.0.1, MacroMind Director 3.0, Macromedia Director 3.1.x, Macromedia Director 5.0, Macromedia Director 6.0, Macromedia Director 6.5 Multimedia Studio, Macromedia Director MX (9.0), Macromedia Director MX 2004 (10.x), Adobe Director 11.5

Architecture: 68k PPC




Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, November 29 - 8:54am

Somewhere out there, there is also a Director 4 Multimedia Studio CD-ROM bundle that included:

  • Director 4.0.4
  • Adobe Premiere 4.0.1 (!!!)
  • MacroModel 1.5 (Extreme 3D predecessor) with Renderman (!)
  • SoundEdit 16 1.0.1

It would be awesome if we could get a copy of this one.

Reading through the manual, you might notice that there's an option to set default apps for cast members. One is sound, one is bitmaps... and the last one of which is for digital video...

The early seeds of Macromedia's Premiere/Key Grip/Final Cut, in a sense.

butterburger's picture
by butterburger - 2015, February 7 - 6:51pm

Project: A long fogotten Syquest cartridge visits … Story by Gough Lui is an example of how useful is Macintosh Garden.

Ryan Alexander's picture
by Ryan Alexander - 2013, February 2 - 3:00am

Alrightie - did it. Smile

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, February 2 - 1:35am

Updaters are always valuable and copies can can so easily become inaccessable over time. So, yes, please upload the updater to this page.

Ryan Alexander's picture
by Ryan Alexander - 2013, February 1 - 10:33pm

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, good sir, for uploading this legendary multimedia tool. I wanted to upload a copy of Director 4 I had on the CD-ROM that came with my Official Macromedia Director Studio book, but unfortunately the files on it were in an encrypted format and I have absolutely NO IDEA how to decrypt them. By uploading Director 4, you saved me the trouble of looking for a way to open those darn .ENC files.

I also happen to have the version 4.0.4 updater, and can upload it if you like.

EDIT: Now, if only somebody could upload Director 5 and 6 here...