View Full Version : Any idea on LW 8 release?

04-05-2004, 02:24 PM
I'm just curious about the LW 8 release date.. I haven't heard anything. I just received my Realviz CD's this morning. Makes me want to know when LW 8 is out...

Darth Mole
04-05-2004, 02:36 PM
You ain't the only one. I've asked and had zero response.

04-05-2004, 02:51 PM
If the rumors are true, and LW went GM last week, it will be within 30 days. They've got to replicate CDs & packaging (usually a 3-5 business day turnaround if you are on schedule), then ship that out, so based on your personal ordering method (I used cheap cheap) you might see it around...NAB (week of April 12-16).

All of this is based on the rumor it went gold last week. If it didn't then my speculation is WAY off.

04-05-2004, 04:37 PM
I didn't even get the link to download UV edit pro.

04-05-2004, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by Jirapong
I didn't even get the link to download UV edit pro.

I had to contact customer service before I got my confirmation and key. Might give that a shot.

04-05-2004, 05:36 PM
Pretty sure it won't be here by Q4 04.

As for Gold Master...haven't heard officially from Newtek so it is still a rumor.

Darth Mole
04-06-2004, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by prospector
Pretty sure it won't be here by Q4 04.

You'd better be wrong on that count - I think people will start asking for their money back.

04-06-2004, 06:00 AM
Originally posted by Darth Mole
You'd better be wrong on that count - I think people will start asking for their money back.

The problem with that concept is that we got what we paid for. A copy of Lightwave 7.5.

Darth Mole
04-06-2004, 08:01 AM
I didn't! I paid for the upgrde to 8 - I've already got 7.5.

Anyway, that Q4 statement is horsesh!t. LW 8 will be out any day now...

04-06-2004, 08:22 AM
The upgrade I got for my work copy of LW 7.5 was the same, but the fact is, the sale was for a copy of 7.5+DFX with a free upgrade to 8.0 when it became available.

Chuck has explained on various occasions that if they hadn't done it this way, the DFX & other offers would not be available to current 7.5 owners. Granted - the original offer last summer of get it quick before the offer runs out were to put it mildly, a little misleading.

I'm as impatient for my copy of 8 as the next man, but that doesn't alter the facts.

We can only hope that the current harvesting of mailing addresses *does* mean that the release is days rather than weeks away. It would have been nice to have it this week so I could take the easter break to get to grips with it, but I'm not holding my breath any more. I've waited with varying levels of impatience for months now, so another week or so isn't going to make much difference to my level of frustration. :(

04-06-2004, 10:45 AM
OOPS my bad:D

got mixed up should be Q4 '03;)

gee..that sure riled up some people, tho they should have gotten it was a misprint:)

04-06-2004, 11:21 AM
I'm just hoping that it's going to come soon. There still are so many quirks with 7.5 under Panther. I've recieve my Realviz software so that's nice, but I'd like to get 8 sometime soon...

04-07-2004, 10:32 AM
I heard a rumor that there was problems at Newtek since the split from Luxology. Too bad if it's true cause Newtek people are so cool.

04-08-2004, 05:27 AM
Called NT Europe today...

they said they would (probably) be receiving LW8 CDs at the end of the month.

They will post out to pre-order customers based on the date of purchase (like FPrime)

So, if you add time for dispatching (coffee breaks, rough dancing, poodle tending, smoking, and numerous other clichéd French displacement activities, I probably guess we are talking about the first week of May.


04-08-2004, 05:50 AM
Feckin' feck! :mad:

That better be a late April fool joke.

04-08-2004, 05:56 AM
nope - it's not a joking matter anymore.

- leave that to the fanboys

04-08-2004, 06:27 AM
Right that's it!!

I'm doing the ultimate protest move........
...... I'm changing my Avatar to an angry looking one. :mad:

04-08-2004, 09:53 AM
I still say it's beter to get something that is great than something that works poorly.

04-08-2004, 10:42 AM
what amazing faith you have.

You think they gonna release a rock solid, bug free, mac optimised LW8...

dream on....

Get you tin hats on when it's released.

04-09-2004, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by blabberlicious

Get you tin hats on when it's released.

Now - would that be a tin hat like a helmet to guard against flying debris, or tin foil that keeps the government from reading your thoughts? :D :D

04-09-2004, 10:53 AM
hee hee...

04-10-2004, 03:31 AM
hum..are you implying I'm mad because I don't believe NT press releases?

I think you'd be in a minority there.

04-10-2004, 01:47 PM
hey blab, what press release you talkin' about? i haven't been following the PR. just...waiting.

04-11-2004, 04:08 PM
I received my copy yesterday! Finally Newtek! Actually, I didn't, but wouldn't that be sweet? Yes, yes it would.