Thank you for your help in advance as I need it : ) Here is my situation.
I have a website built with RW 6.4. and have never updated (unintentionally - don’t ever remember getting emails to update!). I also have a new computer with OS Catalina on it. Recently when I tried to open my website on my computer it wouldn’t open and Stacks is no longer connected to the software (I believe I inadvertently deleted this App while trying to solve the issue). So basically at this point the site, in my computer is lost (I do have a back up).
From what someone told me my best bet it to:
Update to RW 8
Update Theme Flood which what I am using.
Then open my old project in the new software and hopefully they will be compatible…?
My questions are as follows:
Once I’ve got the latest version will I bel able to open up your old project.
Is there any chance that I can get a discount on the updates? And what is the best way to go about making these updates?
Are there any advice/tips on using your old project with the newest version of the Flood theme. I don’t know how easy or tricky it is to switch to the newest version of his theme.
There is also a RapidWeaver license Retrieval here on this page:
Once you have that you should be able to get the Upgrade price for RapidWeaver 8.
As for stacks, you would have had version 3 with RW6. At the bottom of each page of Yourhead’s site (the maker of stacks) there’s a serial number lookup and an Archive (you should be able to get stacks 3 there). http://yourhead.com
As for ThemeFlood., All @willwood’s stuff should be on Paddle. https://my.paddle.com/#! Login to your paddle account and download.
I would try to get RW6 back up and running first with stacks 3. At least get the serial numbers squared away. As I said I don’t know if RW6 will run with Catalina(I’m still on Mojave and will be until next summer) Then get RW8 upgrade. Then stacks 4.
Without knowing what theme you are using and what stacks etc. it’s had to say how much work would be needed.
Ok, to my knowledge i have downloaded RW6 (thought it was 6.4 but might be 6.6) . Also found the license for Stacks and believe I downloaded that as well.
When i try to open my file the below two screens pop up (not sure you will get there screen shots. The below one says: Stacks RW can not be open because the developer can’t be verified. I hit cancel and the below screen (sent in the following email) pops up
The problem you’re having is Apple’s new stricter Gatekeeper that comes with Catalina not “malware”, RapidWeaver or stacks. Apple is “locking down” MacOS more and more with every release claiming it’s for “your protection”.
Not being able to run software that you’ve used for years, don’t you feel safer now? I bet soon you won’t be able to run anything that doesn’t come from Apple’s App Store, and it’s got nothing to do with the 30%+ cut Apple gets. It’s to “protect you from yourself”.
Anyway make sure you have the latest release of stacks 3 from the Yourhead website http://info.yourhead.com/stacks/. It should b properly “signed” for Catalina’s gatekeeper.
ASI said earlier I don’t know if RW6 will even run with Catalina. I haven’t had RW6 on a Mac for a couple years and I don’t have Catalina installed yet (no plans to upgrade until all the dust settles).
You could try to upgrade to RW8 and stacks 4 first but I don’t know how you would get the serial numbers working to get the upgrade price. It’s the chicken and the egg thing, what comes first.
You might try this order:
Get the 3.6.9 release of stacks 3 and Make sure you have the latest RW6 from links above,
Try to launch RW6 with a new project and get the serial numbers squared away.
First of all thanks so much for your time and interest in this issue. I am truly clueless with this stuff so your help is invaluable.
Second, as much as I like Apple for the most part, if my business wasn’t already tied to it, I’d switch fast - I too don’t like all they do to lock you into their products.
So I am trying to follow your directions and am getting stuck at the part where I try to open a new project. I do this, then add stacks, and then the application freezes with the spinning beachball and I have to force quit it. Happened a couple times. Then I got this big stacks image that I can’t get rid of (I will soon restart my computer and hope that does it).
Also I do not know how to find the serial number. I have tried emailing RealMac to see if they can help.