Frequently asked questions for Magic Theatre, Haunted House & Cartoon Maker Products
Magic Theatre and Haunted House can run on Windows ME/2000 and XP, Vista 32 and Win 7 32 with this downloadable update. To update do the following:
I run Magic Theatre or Haunted House on Windows 7
I view the movies with the original diskette version of Magic Theatre,
or must I have the CD - ROM ?
I print a picture with Magic Theatre?
can hear narration but no music; what can I do?
recordings are too soft; what can I do?
microphone I got with Magic Theatre does not fit my sound card. What can
computer supports thousands of colors in many resolutions. Can I use them?
Capturing a movie in standard formats so it can be viewed in places like YouTube
To save the movies in standard formats you will need to use a screen recording program while running them. Then you can save them in AVI or other formats for archiving.
Saving movies to a floppy disk
do I save a movie on a floppy?
Movies can be written to a floppy disk through MAGIC THEATRE HAUNTED HOUSE. To write a floppy, first choose your movie from the library and stop it. Then from Control, select Import/Export and then select Write Floppy. Select the letter that represents your floppy drive and click OK.
When reading a floppy that has a movie exported onto it, you will see the movies pictogram. To read it just select that pictogram. Note: If your movie requires more storage than one floppy, use a backup program to copy it. Back up the .mtm file and all other files with the movies name.
do I add images to the libraries in Haunted House?
Advanced users may wish to create images in other graphics programs and import them into MAGIC THEATRE HAUNTED HOUSE. To do this create a 256-color image and save it as a .bmp file. (For best results and if your graphics program allows it, you should create it in the Magic.pal or Magic.cpl palette provided). In MAGIC THEATRE HAUNTED HOUSE Control, Import/Export, click Import bitmap, browse and find your picture and click OK. Then browse and find the MAGIC THEATRE HAUNTED HOUSE directory you want to store it in, open it, and click OK.
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