Installation

Installation instructions for The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest 1.5 AT can be found in the booklet that accompanies your copy of the CD-ROM.

Optimizing

The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest 1.5 AT will work best on the Mac under the following conditions:

  • 30 MB of available RAM or more
  • All other applications are off
  • Virtual Memory is off
  • File sharing is off
  • All extensions other than QuickTime are off

Updating

The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest 1.5 AT can receive updates directly from the internet.

To ensure that you have the latest updates, make sure you have an active internet connection. Then, from within the application, click on Internet update, then on Synchronize. Updates, if any, will be downloaded automatically and placed in your System folder:Preferences:cache-cache:The Rainforest AT. Click on Continue to return to the program. Updates are automatically incorporated into the program.

Networking

Server

    • 10 Mb/s network connection or better
    • 630 MB of free hard drive space for The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest 1.5 AT application and media

Client Machines

    • Power PC 180 or better
    • 30 MB RAM
    • 8 MB free hard drive space
    • System 8.6 or better
    • Screen capable of 640 x 480, thousands of colors

If you encounter problems while running one of Digital Frog International's software titles on your network, please email us for more help.

Troubleshooting

Energy Saver & Sleep Modes
We strongly recommend that you disable any screen & hard drive "sleep" or "energy saver" modes on your computer, as these will cause problems with the program. If you computer does "sleep" while using the Rainforest AT, you may have to restart the program.

Running the program in OS X
The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest AT 1.5 will run in OS X in the Classic environment. Some users may occasionally experience a memory error associated with sound files when first running the program. Quitting out of the program and re-running it will usually correct this problem.

The system's built-in screen zooming does not work with The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest AT 1.5. This is a known-issue with OS X that affects all applications that run in Classic.
If you do not wish to run in Classic mode you can upgrade to The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest 1.6 for only 35% of List with proof of purchase. Contact us at sales@digitalfrog.com for help.

The program appears in a box surrounded by black
The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest AT 1.5 was designed to run at a screen resolution of 640 x 480. To use the program full-screen, you may need to change the screen resolution. With OS 9 or earlier, this can be done in the "Monitors" control panel. In OS X, go to the "Displays" control in the System Preferences, which can be found in the Apple menu.

If you encounter a problem that isn't covered here, please email or contact us us for more help.