Switching to Outlaw from Corona Project Manager (CPM) should be this easy:
Step 1: Download the latest version of Outlaw from the download page.
Step 2. Install it. (Windows: Unzip then double-click the installer file. Mac OS X: Double-click the DMG to mount it then drag Outlaw.app into your Applications folder.)
Step 3: Make sure CPM is not running and then launch Outlaw.
Step 4: Get your new registration key for Outlaw at this page. (link opens new window/tab)
That should be all it takes — if Outlaw hasn’t run before and it sees a copy of CPM it will ask if you want to import all the projects.
If you’ve been using the Lite version of Outlaw and have projects you want to keep — and also have projects in CPM that you want, I can’t help you. Seriously, there’s no way to pull individual projects from CPM into Outlaw or merge the project databases.
At least not now.
And honestly, I don’t want to write the code to do that because it’s boring. It’s boring and is only needed one time for probably a few dozen people (early adopters to Outlaw). So unless people start surrounding my house with pitchforks this is probably as good as it gets with the import thing.
What happens if…
You’ve Been Using CPM But Outlaw Didn’t Import
If Outlaw starts but didn’t ask whether it should import CPM projects it’s probably because of one of these two things:
1. You’ve already been using Outlaw so there’s an existing project database.
If that’s the case, see above — there’s no way to merge the two. But if you want to just switch to the CPM database and recreate whatever you’ve put into Outlaw, see below.
2. You have CPM installed where Outlaw can’t find it. If that’s the case, you can swap the Outlaw project database for the CPM database using the instructions below.
Here’s the TL;DR version: Grab the cpm.rsd file from the CPM utility folder and plop it into the Outlaw utility folder, then rename it outlaw.rsd (both CPM and Outlaw should not be running when you do the plopping and renaming).
For this of you who like steps, follow these:
1. Launch CPM and go to Tools > Show Utility Folder and a window will open (Finder window on Mac, Explorer window on Windows).
2. Shut down CPM.
3. In that window, find the cpm.rsd file and make a copy of it. Name that copy outlaw.rsd and put it aside for a minute.
4. Launch Outlaw and go to Tools > Show Utility Folder.
5. Shut down Outlaw.
6. In the Outlaw window that opened from Step 4, find the outlaw.rsd file and rename it outlawz.rsd (or anything, really, we’re just getting it out of the way).
7. Copy the outlaw.rsd file from Step 3 into the Outlaw window.
You should be good to go — when you launch Outlaw now it will be using the project database from CPM that you just moved into place.
You will have to register Outlaw the first time you launch after that.