Creative Writer

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This is the second version of Creative Writer.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.43

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What does not

The program initially refuses to run. This is because it needs SkyHook.DLL, which is in the "System" subdirectory of the program folder, but it can't access it.

After copying the DLL to the program directory, the program starts, but is totally unusable. The colors of the interface are wrong (lots of red). The video normally shown when the program is run for the first time never appears, nor does the window for choosing what kind of project to create. Instead, a message box is displayed, but it's impossible to tell what it says because the font is the same color as the background. The only thing in the interface which is responsive is this message box's OK button, which closes the program.


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 19 20101.1.43Yes Yes SilverA Wine user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20101.1.39Yes Yes BronzeA Wine user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 21 20101.1.36Yes Yes GarbageA Wine user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20091.1.31Yes No GarbageA Wine user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
421 Implement a DIB engine CLOSED FIXED View
21822 Creative Writer 2's interface is discolored unless running at 8-bit color depth CLOSED FIXED View
23817 Creative Writer 2 can't show images in .max files CLOSED FIXED View
25155 Creative Writer 2 only installs in Win9x modes on WoW64 CLOSED FIXED View
25172 Creative Writer 2: partially-hidden "home" button on the file dialogs UNCONFIRMED View
26689 Creative Writer 2 crashes after opening some sets of files consecutively CLOSED FIXED View
26716 MS Creative Writer window graphics are not drawn CLOSED ABANDONED View
27982 Creative Writer 2 hangs on startup CLOSED FIXED View
28400 Creative Writer 2 fails to install CLOSED FIXED View
30018 Creative Writer 2 fails to open RTF and plain text files NEW View

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