Copying an Intersection Magic database

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The Intersection Magic database is contained in a number of files. This article describes which of these files should be copied when moving or copying the database to a new location.
NOTE: Beginning with version 6.x of the program, there is an option called "copy" under the Utilities / Database menu. This is the preferred method of copying databases in Intersection Magic.


 Which versions of Windows does Intersection Magic support?

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Intersection Magic is currently in support only mode.  No future upgrades will be released. The recommended upgrade path is to Crash Magic. Intersection Magic is written to function in the Microsoft Windows environment. With each new version of Windows comes questions of compatibility. This article describes known compatibility issues under the various versions of Windows.


















 Performing a full install from an update CD / diskette

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When Intersection Magic updates are sent to users, the 'custom configuration' that was sent for the first install is not included with the update cd or diskettes. The result is that, for a network install, no data directory (containing imwuser.exe) is created, and thus the 'client' side of the install can not take place. For a local install, only the demo/tutorial is installed, there is not IMW icon or DATA directory.
















 Manual update / verification required after upgrading from v6.5x to a newer version.

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Changes made in version 6.615 require user verification of cross-street data. Note that because the changes only affect cross street ordering associated with the use of aliases, this information only applies to users who have prepared cross street listings using the streets manager. Also, if aliases have never been used, this information does not apply.






 Creating a new cityid.txt file

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Since the earliest version of Intersection Magic, the install program has looked for a file called cityid.txt to identify configurations to include in the install process. This file always needs to be included in the data directory of the install diskette, and on the hard disk. Beginning with version 6.002, this cityid.txt file is also used by the Intersection Magic program to identify that it is running in a valid directory, and to describe the configuration. This article describes how to create such a file.