Though rare, there are occasions where it is necessary to install and run more than one version of Composer on the same PC. A digital agency, for example, may have clients running different versions of Player, requiring the coexistence of multiple Composer versions to complete work.
- This approach will only work for licensed Composers. Composer Free requires use of the latest available version.
- This approach must not be used for players. The reason is that only one playerAgent can be running and this agent may start (or restart) the wrong player.
Installing multiple versions of Composer
A simple way to install and maintain multiple versions of Composer is as follows:
- Prior to a Composer upgrade, rename the Composer folder located within
C:\Program Files\IntuiLab\IntuiFace. Choose any name you wish but a simple naming convention is to use Composer-NNN, where NNN is the version of Composer.
- Create a shortcut to the instance of IntuifaceComposer.exe located within the renamed folder, placing that shortcut on the PC's desktop or taskbar.
- Now install the latest version of Composer.
You can repeat this approach as often as you wish.
When launching an older version of Composer using a shortcut, be sure to reject the automated request for a Composer upgrade.
Avoid Mixing Versions
Be careful not to mix up your experiences, mistakenly upgrading an experience. If you do mistakenly upgrade an experience, delete the local copy and download the published version, assuming a version was published before the accidental upgrade. Of course, by doing so you will lose all updates made after the upgrade.