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ednachman
12-08-2014, 08:54 AM
I purchased LW 2015 and asked for a disc. I got a disc labeled as Lightwave 11.5 but it is really Lightwave 2015. Just a mislabeling but correct product.:)

Every4thPixel
12-08-2014, 09:55 AM
If you put it in your computer you'll know it in a sec. It's probably 11.5 I guess. Downloading the software is a lot easier....

Snosrap
12-08-2014, 10:36 AM
I'm old school and I don't even want discs anymore. :)

hrgiger
12-08-2014, 12:25 PM
what are these disc things you speak of?

cresshead
12-08-2014, 12:29 PM
I alway ask for the disc version of the installer for my 3ds max....here's the 3ds max 2015 installer package

http://www.floppydisk.com/images/pile_of_floppys.jpg

Snosrap
12-08-2014, 01:07 PM
:) :) :)

hrgiger
12-08-2014, 01:56 PM
I alway ask for the disc version of the installer for my 3ds max....here's the 3ds max 2015 installer package

http://www.floppydisk.com/images/pile_of_floppys.jpg

That's why they call it bloatware!

3djock
12-08-2014, 05:17 PM
I alway ask for the disc version of the installer for my 3ds max....here's the 3ds max 2015 installer package

http://www.floppydisk.com/images/pile_of_floppys.jpg

That looks like windows installer..

Axis3d
12-08-2014, 06:04 PM
I alway ask for the disc version of the installer for my 3ds max....here's the 3ds max 2015 installer package

http://www.floppydisk.com/images/pile_of_floppys.jpg

Reminds me of the install discs for the Video Toaster.

Ryan Roye
12-08-2014, 06:28 PM
I remember when the average PC game came packed with 6-8 disks. On computers with a total hard drive capacity of around 40MB, most games had an option to use disks to load the game's content from the disk while playing (which was obviously very slow). I think the last PC game I ever bought that required this was prince of persia.

hazmat777
12-08-2014, 06:42 PM
I remember when the average PC game came packed with 6-8 disks. On computers with a total hard drive capacity of around 40MB, most games had an option to use disks to load the game's content from the disk while playing (which was obviously very slow). I think the last PC game I ever bought that required this was prince of persia.

I remember my brother buying a 40MB Hard Drive for his Atari 520ST. It was $479.00 I think at the time. I still have all his floppys from his Amiga days too.:hey:

JamesCurtis
12-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Reminds me of the install discs for the Video Toaster.

Yeah, but the Toaster install was maybe 36 discs - if I recall correctly. I also remembering the install time taking several hours back then!! I swear I spent half of my lifetime doing installs when I first started doing Computer Graphics, Video Editing, and 3D Animation.

bobakabob
12-09-2014, 02:50 PM
I remember when the average PC game came packed with 6-8 disks. On computers with a total hard drive capacity of around 40MB, most games had an option to use disks to load the game's content from the disk while playing (which was obviously very slow). I think the last PC game I ever bought that required this was prince of persia.

I remember those days in the late 90s spending ages feeding discs into my Dell... Discworld... Blade runner. It could take ages. But the anticipation somehow improved the experience :)

robpowers3d
12-09-2014, 02:59 PM
I purchased LW 2015 and asked for a disc. I got a disc labeled as Lightwave 11.5 but it is really Lightwave 2015. Just a mislabeling but correct product.:)

ednachman,
Was it the label actually on the disc or a paper sleeve holding the disk that was showing the incorrect 11.5 version?

kadri
12-09-2014, 09:04 PM
I had a software with 10-14 floppy disks way back then. The setup froze at the last disk at 99% all the time.
I always remember that moment when i install a new program.Kind of a phobia maybe.
The good thing is installing on a SSD is now so fast you don't have much time for fear now :)

curious
12-10-2014, 11:02 AM
ednachman,
Was it the label actually on the disc or a paper sleeve holding the disk that was showing the incorrect 11.5 version?

Hey, i just got mail ... Same thing here.
DVD content sayes "2015" though, yes.

125994

i am rather excited anyway, thank you guys :thumbsup:

JohnMarchant
12-10-2014, 11:51 AM
When i ordered LW 11.5, i asked for the DVD and T-Shirt. Cleverbridge sent me the DVD, on it was the 3 versions of the install and that was it. No content, No Manuals and they forgot to send the T-Shirt, what happened to the days when it came in a nice DVD box with everything on the DVD. Its almost like its an after thought now. Some of us still would like a nice box with a paper printed manual, needless to say if this is the way cleverbridge is i wont be getting a Disk or T-Shirt from them again.

Problem is it all looks very unprofessional and reflects badly on a company, if you are going to offer something then make it good and worth it.

JohnMarchant
12-10-2014, 11:54 AM
As i said curious very unprofessional.

rwhunt99
12-10-2014, 02:52 PM
They stopped the printed version of the manual some time ago, (shipped separately for $100) which is fine because it was never updated anyway. Now you can wade through each "addendum" trying to find something which is usually a fail. I was disappointed because I heard early on they were going to focus on a rewrite of the manual to bring it up to speed with all the new things added since 10.x. But no. I would really like to see built in help on each panel, or tool like what a lot of other software does. cuts down on the research time when you want to find something quick while you are working.

spherical
12-11-2014, 03:18 AM
The 2015 manual is "up to speed". It supersedes all of the previous manuals and addendum. You can access it directly from the applications; although you have to move it from where it gets installed (/docs) into the /docs/Help directory. Context-sensitive help would be a boon.