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dlanimation
10-30-2009, 03:05 PM
hi all
i am soon going to upgrade from 8.5-9.6 and was wondering about having both working on my dual 2.8 intel mac untill i get confortable with all the new stuff in 9..did i read something about needing a new dongle for 9.6?
will 8.5 work with that dongle?
thanks
dl

toby
10-30-2009, 06:53 PM
There was a thread about dongles recently, I'll see if I can find it

toby
10-30-2009, 06:55 PM
check this one
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102022&highlight=dongle

ingo
10-31-2009, 03:39 AM
Afaik you need the new dongle only for Core and 9.6.1/64, 9.6 should work with the old dongle too.

Phil
10-31-2009, 06:41 AM
If a new dongle is required, which seems unlikely because Duo dongles have been issued since LW 7, it's worth bearing in mind that discontinued 3rd party plugins tied to your old dongle will not function with the new one (and you won't be able to do anything about that).

Kuzey
10-31-2009, 07:29 AM
hi all
i am soon going to upgrade from 8.5-9.6 and was wondering about having both working on my dual 2.8 intel mac untill i get confortable with all the new stuff in 9

thanks
dl

You need to set up a new preference folder for 9.6 within the your 9.6 app folder and then you should be fine...there's a few threads on that hiding around here somewhere :D

Kuzey

dlanimation
10-31-2009, 01:14 PM
You need to set up a new preference folder for 9.6 within the your 9.6 app folder and then you should be fine..
Kuzey
will this be clear when i install 9.6?i dont know what you mean. set up new pref folder..
thanks
dl

Kuzey
10-31-2009, 03:25 PM
Download load the pdf from this link:

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94245

Basically, if you have two versions of Lightwave, they will read the same preference file(the one in your username/Library/preferences/LightWave3D folder)...over writing each others settings etc.

With LW 9.x, they made a change, so you can add a preference folder within in your LW9.6 folder and it'll look for it there.

So manually create the Preferences folder within this path and copy your License.key over...don't forget to update the license key for LW9.6:

LightWave3D 9.6/SharedSupport/Preferences/License.key

Kuzey

dlanimation
11-01-2009, 07:05 AM
thanks all for the info..
dl