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This topic describes what you should know about starting Pandoras Box.
As mentioned in the last chapter a new installation of Pandoras Box does not overwrite prior versions. Hence you can and must choose which version of Pandoras Box you like to start. When you like to open an already existing project file (that is an PBB file) you should always use the same version it was programmed with or a newer one.
Using the latest version of Pandoras Box obviously gives you access to the newest features and bug fixes. However, we strongly recommend to test your project in show environment if it was programmed with an earlier version.
Many users prefer to "not change a running system" and just keep on using the same version for a certain show file.
As the saying goes "never change a running system", many users prefer to use the same version for a show it was programmed in.
According to the popular saying "never change a running system", many users prefer to use the same version for a show it was programmed in.
The "Pandoras Box" button in PB Menu starts Pandoras Box in the way you have configured it. In the Settings menu you can define a version as well as the Master / Client mode. Further, you can tick the option to start Pandoras Box any time when the computer boots.
The Server Management Application features a Select Version tool which sets the same PB version and starting options for all selected devices in the network.
The installation folder (per default C:\Program Files\Christie) lists all current Pandoras Box versions. Open an according version folder and choose the PandorasBox.exe file (if you like to start the Master mode) or PandoraxBoxClient.exe.
Of course you can also use the Windows start menu and open the "Christie" folder or simply enter the version number after pressing the Windows key. As depicted below, the first finding would start the Master mode.
The Configuration tab in the Pandoras Box Master lets you define if and which project should be loaded on startup...