[squeakland] File error on open and sound reverb problem again

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Fri Oct 21 00:05:09 EDT 2011

At Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:51:08 -0400,
Mike Lee wrote:
> Hi,
> The Lubuto Library Project to develop 700 Etoys lessons in Zambia is
> finally nearing completion after a year of work by teachers and
> students in Lusaka. There are 100 lessons in 7 Zambian languages plus
> 700 sound files that have to be associated with a button in the files.
> Now we have have enlisted a group of Washington, D.C.-area volunteers
> from the Special Libraries Association to help with a final finishing
> pass at the files.

  Wow.  That sounds impressive!

> Though all the files were authored on OLPC XO laptops in Sugar using
> Etoys 3.x, we wish to do the final production on Etoys 4.1 on Mac and
> PC depending on what the volunteer has. The finished files need to
> open and function properly on Etoys 3.x and 4.x on all platforms.
> I have some initial questions regarding some problems working with the
> files across different versions of  Etoys.
> 1) When I double-click to open the files from Zambia on Etoys 4.1 Mac,
> I get an error message that prevents the file from loading and makes
> it impossible to close Etoys without a force quit. I have seen this
> error before when I open older project files on new builds of Etoys on
> the XO. On Eotys 4.1 Mac, I can open the file from with Etoys. Here is
> a screen shot:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/6265581802/in/photostream

> And here is a sample file on Dropbox:
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16590498/Citonga%201%20Afabeti%201.003.pr

I have Etoys 4.1 installed on my Mac.  With a browser (Chrome), I can
open the following link and view the project:


(Also, it actually opens from Etoys 4.1 running as an application.
So the file issue could be something else.

-- Yoshiki

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