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05-08-2009, 11:05 PM
I posted this in another area, but thought better of it when I found this Mac Support area ...

I'm accustomed to using cmdLine files with LW 8.5 and earlier - I just upgraded to 9.6 TODAY (woo-HOO)!!! - but maybe I'm not placing them in the right place? The LW 9 User Manual says to place them in the "Programs" directory. But on the Mac (quad core Xeon Mac Pro running LW in UB), there IS NO programs directory. So I placed the cmdLine files WITH the apps.

However, they just don't do what they should. I have run (and quit) BOTH Modeler and Layout (as the docs say to do), but the prefs files are not being written to the locations specified. :-/ (As they successfully do under 8.5)

They are NOT rich text, but are regular text, with no file extension in the file names, as per usual.

Here is my "LightWave cmdLine" file:

-c"Michael HD:Applications:LightWave3D 9.6:CurrentPREFS:Layout" -p"Michael HD:Applications:LightWave3D 9.6:CurrentPREFS:Layout"

and my "Modeler cmdLine" file:

-c"Michael HD:Applications:LightWave3D 9.6:CurrentPREFS:Modeler" -p"Michael HD:Applications:LightWave3D 9.6:CurrentPREFS:Modeler"

Yes, I have spelled all my directory names correctly, and all of them do exist as listed in the cmdLine paths.

Any ideas?

Thanks for any help,

05-08-2009, 11:16 PM
hmmm ... could this cmdLine issue not working be related to the fact that I am using the Universal Binary version of LW, as opposed to the CFM version?


05-08-2009, 11:34 PM
Dang, I am cursed. Born to be a beta tester. LOL

Yup, to test this theory, I downloaded the 9.6 CFM version, and lo and behold, the cmdLine files WORK AS ADVERTISED. So at this point I am reasonably convinced that this issue of cmdLine files NOT WORKING is a BUG with the Universal Binary version of LW 9.6.


05-11-2009, 03:08 PM
I think that is intended behavior. Its been so long now, but I think the 9->UB cycle did away with cmdlines. something about nobody using them anyway.

05-11-2009, 07:41 PM
Yes the UB does not use the cmdline files, only CFM.

For LW UB you disable the hub by renaming it and you redirect the configs by making a folder named Preferences in the program folder.