Director 11.5 Has Arrived

March 23rd, 2009

A new version of Director was released today, along with a new version of Shockwave.

You can download Director, Shockwave, as well as many demos at this location (you’ll need to login with your Adobe ID).

Let the fun begin!

Update: Director 11.5 can also be found on Amazon.

Update 2: List of features:

  • Enriched audio capabilities Make your games sound as real as they look with 5.1-channel surround sound, real-time mixing, audio effects, and DSP filters.
  • Enhanced video capabilities Enhance your user’s multimedia experience using H.264-video integration that provides full-screen, high-definition video in multimedia applications and games.
  • New 3D importer for SketchUp Rapidly create rich 3D environments using the many ready-made 3D models available through Google SketchUp.
  • Streaming support Stream audio and video over the Internet using RTMP support.
  • New data type Access and manipulate binary data using the ByteArray data type.
  • Enhanced physics engine Support for dynamic concave rigid bodies.
  • Enhanced productivity Support for multiple undo/redo operations.
  • Cross domain policy
  • Enhancements to the text engine
  • Open Type Font (OTF) embedding support on Macintosh OS.
  • Class-based kerning support.
  • Hinting support at a member level.
  • Enhancements to platform and browser support
  • Macintosh OSX 10.5 (authoring and runtime) support.
  • Firefox 3.0 support.

More information can be found on DirectorForum in this thread.

Entry Filed under: Adobe,Director 11,Director PR,Shockwave

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ziepe  |  March 24th, 2009 at 5:33 am



  • 2. Nicolas Buquet  |  March 24th, 2009 at 7:28 am

    At least, some bug correction for Director 11 !

    And H264 native (?) integration : that is wonderful : no need for Quicktime secret installation or dll hack on windows ?

  • 3. Paul  |  March 24th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I see there is still an absence of Director shockwave lite for mobile devices. As well as this the 3d engine could have done with a serious upgrade. Guess it’s time to buy Unity 3d. I’m bored of half hearted efforts to be honest guys.

  • 4. Ziepe  |  March 24th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    @Paul: I completely agree on the ‘half hearted efforts’; especially concerning Director’s 3D engine & capabilities. Too bad. On the other hand there are still some people left with a lot of faith in Director… despite the lousy (and shameful) support Adobe offers. Nothing about the D 11.5 release on the homepage. Why invest in a package like Director when there is no (commercial) coverage by it’s mothership… Still I’m going to download the demo and hope for some performance issues. For the record: I’ve been a loyal Director user since version 4.

  • 5. Ziepe  |  March 24th, 2009 at 10:36 am

    ** fixed performance issues 🙂

  • 6. Rick  |  March 26th, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Careful when installing 11.5!

    When you install Director 11.5 it automatically overwrites 11. Meaning you just lost your Director 11 license because you did not deactivate it first.

    If you want to go back to 11 because the new features break your old game, you have a problem. It will tell you your license has been used.

    Happy coding!

  • 7. Rick  |  March 26th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    BTW. I am referring to the Mac version.

  • 8. Raman  |  March 26th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks Rick. I’m now scared to install 11.5 since I can’t find my copy of Dir11 anywhere (the downloaded dmg file). Ugh. Must be somewhere on a backup CD…

  • 9. gili  |  March 29th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    guys, does it finally solve the “Vista clashes” errors – “The Projector is not responding” (due to memory issues)?


  • 10. HariDuttSharma  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 7:18 am

    i am using director 11 file in director11.5 . but the problem is that some files cannot open altough it is upgraded in director 11. can anyone help me

  • 11. ArmandoFu  |  May 9th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Hi all
    I am currently working on a project with Director 11.5 Unfortunately has a bug. When importing Quicktime movies encoded with h264. Director quits unexpectedly. I hope someday we can work with this format, with no problems.

  • 12. jodaboda  |  May 18th, 2010 at 3:03 pm


    BEFORE upgrading to 11.5, be sure to back up your entire system, including registry, and your Director folder. I have had numerous problems with 11.5 (projector crashes, not able to update movies made in 11, etc), and am trying to go back to 11. It won’t re-install because of license issues, and Adobe support says I have to format/reinstall Windows. Yes, that is some sh*tty support.

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