Screenwriter for Retina Display?

Movie Magic Screenwriter

Movie Magic Screenwriter

Happy 2014!

This is a bit of an update to an older post about a possible Retina display compatible update to Write Brothers‘ excellent screenwriting app, Movie Magic Screenwriter (I guess it’s an “app” now and not “program”?).

Long story short: Write Brothers is working towards getting Retina support for the next major release of Movie Magic Screenwriter, which will hopefully be released later this year.

A smaller update should get the thesaurus and iPartner working in Mavericks (Mac OS 10.9) and presumably in Lion and Mountain Lion. Hopefully that update will be out shortly, especially if you haven’t updated your OS from Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6) because of it.

And for a little context: Why is it taking so long? Well, I’m not privy to what goes on inside a company like Write Brothers, but when Apple released Lion (Mac OS 10.7) a few years back, they removed some legacy code with the idea that developers need to update their software to use the newer bits. For big companies, no big deal, but smaller outfits have a harder time, especially if a large amount of code has to be rewritten.

I have no way of knowing if this is the case, but I’d rather wait for a quality product than a rush job.

Those of you who write on a Retina Macbook may want to use Screenwriter in “Low Resolution Mode.”

1) Quit the application if it is currently open.
2) In the Finder, choose Applications from the Go menu.
3) In the Applications folder that opens, click the application’s icon so it is highlighted.
4) Choose Get Info from the File menu.
5) Place a checkmark next to “Open in Low Resolution” to enable Low Resolution mode.
6) Close the window and double click the Application to reopen it.

From Apple’s Support Site

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About Ryan

I'm a writer-performer originally from Montreal, Canada where I performed stand-up and sketch comedy. These days I'm an Instructor in the New Media Department at the University of Lethbridge where I indulge in my fascination with creative media and technology. I've written and directed two web series and always seem to have a new project lined up. Busy is good.

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