Download Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000 (v4) for Windows
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DOWNLOAD File size: 31.7 MB

File version:  4.73.03

System requirements:  Windows XP, Vista or 7

This version is not supported under Windows 8 or higher.

This download will...

  • install Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000 (v4) on the computer.
  • fixed some critical, non-critical and comestic issues and made some enhancements (see change log below).

Installation Instructions

Windows Vista or 7
  1. Click the Download button on this page.
  2. If prompted to Run/Open or Save, choose Run.* After the program has downloaded, the installation will automatically begin.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps to install the program.
  4. Close the ReadMe notepad file.
  5. If you are prompted to validate online, click Abort.
  6. Right click the Movie Magic Screenwriter shortcut icon on the desktop and choose PropertiesDo not click Run as Admin here.
  7. Click on the Compatibility tab.
  8. In the "Privilege Level" section, check the box labeled Run this program as an Administrator.**
  9. Click OK.
  10. Double click the shortcut icon. You will be asked to validate the program online OR insert the CD to run the program.
Windows XP
  1. Click the Download button on this page.
  2. If prompted to Run/Open or Save, choose Run.* After the program has downloaded, the installation will automatically begin.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps to install the program.
  4. Double click the shortcut icon. You will be asked to validate the program online OR insert the CD to run the program.

*You may wish to choose Save if you want to have the installer somewhere on your hard drive for safe keeping. If using Firefox, click Save File and then double-click the file manually after it is done downloading.

**If Run this program as an administrator is grayed out (unavailable), close that window; no further action is necessary.

Fixes/Changes in 4.73.03

Critical Fixes
  • Program freezes when trying to validate
  • Program crashes with Eaccess Exception error when launching.
  • EACCESS EXCEPTION when importing a Dramatica file that contains a large amount of information per scene.
  • Spellcheck Error:  Process failed -  C:\Moviem~1\User_us.lxa.
  • Randomly, a string of garbage code will replace a random element when printing.
  • A component named <component>Dlg already exists.
  • Script file comes up blank after crash.
  • When overriding a page's color in a locked script, Screenwriter places 'FooterLineEdit' on the footer of every page.
  • When editing a production script the script page shows incorrect revision color in the header.
  • Editing the Header in a Production script  places "Footer Line Edit"  in the footer and changes the pagination or lines per page, so that numerous a-pages are created.
  • Pasting text into a Character Name element (Ctrl+Alt+V) will paste garbage characters.
  • McAfee VirusScan Online update causes slowness and Fatal Exceptions with Screenwriter.
  • Screenwriter allows you to save over a different file that is already open.
  • Printing a Script Analysis to a printscript file triggers a crash.
  • When trying to Edit a pronunciation the program gives you a Floating Point error message.
  • Randomly, a string of garbage code will replace a random element when printing.
  • User dictionaries are occasionally being corrupted.
  • When sending a file to another user via iPartner the user receiving the file gets a message that the file not pass integrity check.
  • Screenwriter overwrites file with another file's contents.
  • Continual loss of validation credits causing the user to need to validate repeatedly.
Non-Critical Fixes
  • The Help > Web Resources Menu launches the URLs twice.
  • When TV templates are not installed the program asks to insert the CD in the downloadable version.
  • Cursor shows in wrong area when typing after changing display font.
  • When a greyed out name is displayed but the letters typed in matches two names, hitting Enter will not insert the greyed out name.
  • Stage Play format is saved with incorrect margins when doing a Save As to RTF.
  • Header prints in Courier when the script is set to a font other than Courier, and the header is set to that same other font.
  • When changing the header/footer font size, the font size of the footer does not change from 12pt to the newly selected font size.
  • Production > StoryBoard Linking > Hide All Link Brackets does nothing.
  • Right Clicking on Page Up and Page Down Scroll gadgets does nothing.
  • Voice chat in iPartner was broken.
Cosmetic Fixes
  • When exporting script notes report to a PDF file, it brings up the Save As box twice.
  • Title bar of Header/Footer Setup window is incorrectly titled "Header Setup."
  • Typo on File > Program Options > Spelling window (Substitution Text).
  •  Going into the Edit Categories window will enable tagging mode.
  • "Setup Draft Information" dialog displays incorrect title.
  • If the last page in the script is an A-page, the "A" on the page number shows up as a blank space.
  • Ruler sliders only work correctly when document window is maximized.
  • Need to add window title to the Search dialog window.
  • Need to add window title to the Search & Replace dialog window.
  • Discrepancy in title bar of Setup Font for Menus window.
  • Discrepancy in the title bar for the Set Column Margins window.
  • Discrepancy in title bar of Check Homonyms window.
  • In Program Options, the Printer and Revision sections have the vertical scrollbar scrolled to the bottom instead of the top.
  • Scrollbars have wrong background color in MS Word display mode.
  • Right-click context menu's can show at the wrong screen location.
  • Main window isn't  restored properly after exiting the program options utility.
  • Pop-up menus appears outside the Screenwriter Window.
  • Location list appears outside the main window's boundaries.
  • Shot list appears outside the main window's boundaries.
  • Scene Type popups appearing in wrong location when application isn't maximized.
Enhancements
  • Program has been optimized to open and close quicker.
  • File dialog boxes now use the Default Places buttons (My Documents, Desktop, etc.).
  • Title Bars now support Windows XP styles.