View Full Version : Lightwave 9.6.1 final release date?

06-29-2010, 07:57 AM
I really don't understand why 9.6.1 has taken so long in open beta? I see very little news on it. Will we ever see a final version? Where can I go to see a feature list?

06-29-2010, 01:11 PM
Mmmm...there wasn't supposed to be new features added in 9.6.1. I would guess, it's the same feature list as 9.6, unless you're talking about the bug fixes, which can be found in the beta section.

As I understand it, the port to Cocoa is complete...but they still have to fix bugs and what not.


06-29-2010, 10:37 PM
Isn't 64 bit "a new feature"?

06-30-2010, 02:10 AM
9.6.1 is not only a bugfix release, it's also a total code rewrite, as it is 100% cocoa now. this means you can use it in 32 or 64 bit under OSX. it's GUI is quite snappier and it's also rendering faster than the old carbon 32 bit code.

for new features, you have to buy into the CORE program, a sort of upgrade, which will give you a special layout version with some new features as well.

anyway, as a regular 9.6 user, you can access the open beta, it's quite stable - i'm using it everyday in production here.