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koots
04-24-2004, 02:10 PM
just wondering how many people have already bought LW8??? i know i will never get everyone who bought it to post here.... but i was just trying to get an Idea, I pre-ordered LW 8 back in sept.... so how about you??

GCL
04-24-2004, 02:12 PM
Pre-ordered July 2003

BTW, still waiting.

dhath45
04-24-2004, 02:15 PM
pre-ordered Nov. 2003, waiting as well.

bloontz
04-24-2004, 02:23 PM
Oct 03, waiting...

jds580s
04-24-2004, 02:27 PM
March 2004, waiting also.

Kvaalen
04-24-2004, 02:32 PM
Preordered I don't remember when, already got it! :)

mattclary
04-24-2004, 02:32 PM
Ordered April 25, 2003

Received last Tuesday or Wednesday.

mickeycoke
04-24-2004, 03:03 PM
Ordered last month.

jeanphi
04-24-2004, 03:20 PM
Order on march 08 2004

Received on april 22 2004

DM67
04-24-2004, 03:38 PM
Order on April 20 2004

shipping expected 2 / 3 weeks

StevenDS
04-24-2004, 03:39 PM
May 1st, 2003.
We wants it! We needs it! Our, Precious!
-Steven D. S.

Aquaman
04-24-2004, 03:42 PM
Ordered May of 2003

tjacobs
04-24-2004, 04:15 PM
Invoice date 8.1.2003 -- Still waiting.

cagey5
04-24-2004, 05:25 PM
Ordered either June or July 2003, I've just upgraded just about all my hardware over the last couple of weeks so I've lost some info in the proces, but I'm expecting a present this coming week :)

Bytehawk
04-24-2004, 05:43 PM
june 2003 and still waiting
(hopefully not much longer)

hrgiger
04-24-2004, 05:43 PM
December 21st. Still waiting. Of course.

meanlebh
04-24-2004, 06:02 PM
ordered oct 2003....still waiting

jeanphi....did you really order it last month and already recieved it??? or was that supposed to be march 2003???

badllarma
04-24-2004, 06:30 PM
June 2003 :rolleyes:

Maimo
04-24-2004, 07:05 PM
orderd mine just after siggraph last year

mkiii
04-24-2004, 07:23 PM
July 03 I believe.

Zach
04-24-2004, 07:43 PM
sept 03

still waiting....

Steve McRae
04-24-2004, 07:54 PM
June 2003 - still waiting

xeno3d
04-24-2004, 08:40 PM
June 2003 - still waiting

ikaruz
04-24-2004, 09:10 PM
June 2003 just before the first dealine for the DFX updgrade Still waiting.

themaxx
04-24-2004, 10:34 PM
ordered last spring/summer. still waiting.

grundgedanke
04-25-2004, 02:00 AM
august 2003...waiting

cresshead
04-25-2004, 02:53 AM
ordered august/sept 2003...still waiting.

Skritter
04-25-2004, 03:30 AM
Odered Edu Ver. 22 Aug 2003 (with upgrade to 8) - Upgraded order to Commercial March 22 2004

Still waiting

Barred
04-25-2004, 03:35 AM
June 2003.

Still W8ing.

Ztreem
04-25-2004, 03:44 AM
March 2004... Waiting....

Yog
04-25-2004, 03:46 AM
June 2003
Still waiting.

T-Light
04-25-2004, 03:58 AM
June 2003

Waiting for tomorrow :cool:

phil lawson
04-25-2004, 04:19 AM
Jan 2004 - waiting, but not expecting until you 2003 guys get :)

WizCraker
04-25-2004, 04:50 AM
October 2003

Still waiting.

pauland
04-25-2004, 05:08 AM
Just what is the point of all this? most people are waiting (me included) some are not. It's not going to arrive sooner because of this, nor do I feel sorry for anyone either.

Paul

T-Light
04-25-2004, 05:41 AM
"nor do I feel sorry for anyone either" - Pauland

Entire communities devastated, people dragged from their homes in the middle of the night kicking and screaming. Cattle have said to have been lifted from fields into black hellicopters marked with the LW8 logo. Foofy bunny, only the other week stated that LW8 had spilt his pint, kicked him in the grollies and stole his wallet!

Your'e a harder man than me Pauland.

pauland
04-25-2004, 05:48 AM
T-light you're right. As LW8 ships, bartenders everywhere are seeing their takings drop...

nerdyguy227
04-25-2004, 06:36 AM
Dec. 2004 and don't have it.

Does NewTek ship thier batches by region or by the date it was ordered?

xeno3d
04-25-2004, 06:41 AM
Actually I was out sick from Wednesday on, so I'm a bit out of the loop. Last I heard the fulfillment house had not sent additional shipments, but I'll have to check on Monday to see what's gone on.

Just so you guys know.. there might not have been any shipments sent last week according to Chuck in another thread. So don't hold your breath for tomorrow. :) But we'll just have to wait and see as it's not 100%. Hope you feel better Chuck :)

Ade
04-25-2004, 07:40 AM
November and waiting..

JeF
04-25-2004, 08:47 AM
Last week of august 2003 and happy with DFX since then.

koots
04-25-2004, 11:39 AM
Just what is the point of all this? most people are waiting (me included) some are not. It's not going to arrive sooner because of this, nor do I feel sorry for anyone either.

i was just wondering. I did not mean to make this negitive. I think Newtek has done an AMAZING job!!! i was just wondering where everyone else stood in reguards to LW8

i was trying to see if there were a lot of people who pre-prdered LW8. that was the only thing i was wondering

KICK @SS Newtek. Not complaining in any way

-jonn

-EsHrA-
04-25-2004, 11:55 AM
somewhere around june/july 2003...

and ofcoz doin da w8...



mlon

Gregor
04-25-2004, 12:21 PM
This January (upgrade from 6.5).

(When I upgraded to 6.5 from Inspire, the offer was expanded to include a free 7.0 upgrade between the time I ordered and the time I recieved my copy, so I missed out by reacting to the offer quickly. I've become more wary of these offers as a result, so I waited on the 8 upgrade.)

mgreenway
04-25-2004, 12:57 PM
pre-odered last year sometime.
Figure on getting monday

jostel
04-25-2004, 01:56 PM
Nov 2003

Still Waiting

phrick
04-25-2004, 02:20 PM
June 2003 and still w8'ing...

Wade
04-25-2004, 03:40 PM
:cool: Still in the wait for eight even thou I live in the lone star state. Sure it will be great when on that date it is no longer late. Seems with this my fate I must be subjugate, quit asking questions as on my work I really should concentrate.:rolleyes:

peteb
04-25-2004, 03:58 PM
Ordered in Sept 03. I guess it will probable be about a week before I get mine.

ddho1981
04-25-2004, 04:37 PM
ordered 7.5 w/free upgrade in sept '03 -- waiting

NormJ
04-25-2004, 05:09 PM
Ordered the 7.5/DFX upgrade offer last June. Eight is not here yet.

However, I'm one of those who just can't complain (too much) about the delay in 8.0. After all, I paid $200, plus shipping, for a copy of LW 5.0 purchased via EBay, from which I could upgrade for the same $495. :)

Of course, I'll eagerly check the mailbox tomorrow as I did last Monday, just in case.

Norm Johnson

xeno3d
04-25-2004, 05:35 PM
I am sooooo hoping to get it tomorrow.... :)

dglenn
04-25-2004, 06:02 PM
I ordered an upgrade in June 2003 and also bought two 7.5 copies in early Jan and Feb (for my ARMY project). I'm waiting on upgrades for all three to come. But, I waited 9 months for it, whats a few more days. Right?! :o

Noclar7
04-25-2004, 06:43 PM
june/july 2003... a while ago, hoping for tommorow morning :D

petermark
04-25-2004, 07:14 PM
Ordered a year ago... waiting, waiting, waiting :confused:

Alliante
04-25-2004, 07:41 PM
September 2003 IIRC

colkai
04-26-2004, 02:53 AM
Pre-ordered some tiem way back last year (2003) - June-ish I think.

Miles
04-26-2004, 05:23 AM
I've been willing to wait for 8 if it meant more features I could use, but after having a best friend (dog) and child in spirit (since I raised her from just weeks old) pass away this last week I'm in real need of some distractions to take my mind away from this. Even if just for a bit, while the I have to become accustom to this new reality of her not being here while I work to keep company with. LW8 should hopefully help pass some time when it gets here...

colkai
04-26-2004, 07:21 AM
Been there my friend, been there.
Look at it this way, if it hurts so much, it proves how much you loved 'em.
My first dog died - wow, must be at least 7 years ago now, still get to thinking of him and can still get choked up about it. This is a good thing. Our current (brain dead ;) ) dog is 6 - seems only last year he was a pup.
The one thing losing my dog made realise was, I couldn't imagine a life without one in it. Nothing like a mental mutt greeting you after a hard day at work. :D

mrunion
04-26-2004, 07:48 AM
Ordered July 2003, still waiting.

mkiii
04-26-2004, 11:16 AM
Wake me up when it arrives will yer?ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

claymation
04-26-2004, 11:32 AM
june 2003, no show yet.

Looks like a few march orders got theirs first.

But, I'm chillen with 7.5 getting some models ready for 8 to test out

WizCraker
04-26-2004, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by claymation
june 2003, no show yet.

Looks like a few march orders got theirs first.

But, I'm chillen with 7.5 getting some models ready for 8 to test out

Yeah March 2004 orders.

retinajoy
04-26-2004, 12:12 PM
Ordered October 2003 to take advantage of the special offer, as I thought LW8 was a month or two from release.

The waiting has caused me anxiety attacks since I started falling ill with repetitive letter box checking addiction syndrome. That's just the half it. All my mental problems will be solved when it arrives though. :D

DerRaucher
04-26-2004, 12:25 PM
juny or july 2003
waiting
:D

xeno3d
04-26-2004, 03:32 PM
no 8 today

Elemental233
04-26-2004, 03:49 PM
was it may or june 2003 when I bought 7.5 with free upgrade, dam its almost been a year if not already..:eek:

3DEagle
04-26-2004, 04:18 PM
about 250 days ago...

Enjoy Your Day

Ole

A Mejias
04-26-2004, 10:34 PM
I upgraded 3 seats over a few months last year:
1. 07/31/03
2. 11/26/03
3. 12/12/03

Still no LW 8 disks as of 04/26/04.

inquisitive
04-27-2004, 12:46 AM
upgraded in June 2003 still no show

good for those that ordered in March 04 and already have it.. maybe they are shipping backwards ;)

jamesl
04-27-2004, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by T-Light
Foofy bunny, only the other week stated that LW8 had spilt his pint, kicked him in the grollies and stole his wallet!


Actually, LW8 also stole my woman. But I'm a reasonable man, I can turn the other cheek. Just ship already. And stop writing bad checks from my account! :eek:

j

pixelranger
04-27-2004, 02:09 AM
Ordered August 2003. Still waiting but I have a feeling it should be here one of these days...

dglenn
04-27-2004, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by jamesl
Actually, LW8 also stole my woman. But I'm a reasonable man, I can turn the other cheek. Just ship already. And stop writing bad checks from my account! :eek:

j

Gee and I thought it was Sony Animation that did that!

As for me, I gave up any chance of a relationship the day that I decided to start "D Glenn Ent". Before that, one could say "hay, at least he can hold down a reasonable job". Now all I do is baby-set these kids that somebody calls Artists and try to meet deadlines. I feel like a Den Mother at times. It's like herding cats. I wonder if Walt ever had these feelings?
The reward is a completed project. It still gives me a kick to see ideas turned into Virtual Reality! :D :D :D :D

cresshead
04-28-2004, 05:10 PM
got it!!!!!!!!!

turned up this morning [wednesday]...only hours after sending an email to proton seeing if he could "hurry up" the discs so i could deliver some lw8 stuff on my intro to lw 8 course!

....cool and thanks to everyone involved lightwave 8.


still got 3 discs to install n look at!


thanks everyone!

inc bee vee and proton

Elemental233
04-28-2004, 05:20 PM
ok this is out of context but who is this Proton you speak of..
i read that name every where..

cresshead
04-28-2004, 05:29 PM
hi

proton is the handle of the marteting manager [dude] from newtek the makers of this fantastic 3d software...
he also demo's lightwave at most shos such as siggraph and nab plus he's the one on the video demo's on most of the lightwave 8 demo videos available around here for download..he's also on the makers list of lightwave 8 and has helped write the help system for lightwave 8 too i believe...

lastly he'sthe one who lives n breaths lightwave...even when he's really ill and has a high tempature..he still delivered demonstration videos as he promised before he became poorly....
he's a real dude who care and delivers what he say he will!!!

...if i had a "gold star" around i'd mail it to him!...as he's erned it over n over again these last few months.

steve g

colkai
04-29-2004, 03:02 AM
Registered mine last night (10:pm GMT) but so far no registration key from NT Europe.. Doh.... wait a minute, they aren't 8 hours behind us are they? looks embarassed ;)

Got to play... at least I can install it on my works PC in DE mode too to look at the features so I don't have to wait all that time till I get home tonight! :D :D

giddy...giddy...giddy...

BeeVee
04-29-2004, 03:25 AM
If you'd taken your dongle into work with you Colin (steady, no rude comments about dongles please!) you would have been able to install it and have the 14-day temporary licence there as well and get full use out of it.

B

colkai
04-29-2004, 03:35 AM
I'm using a parallel dongle so I really don't like moving it around, get kinda paranoid about it. ;)
If things around the house would stop falling apart, I could look into getting myself a USB dongle and solve the problem. :p

retinajoy
04-29-2004, 03:40 AM
Originally posted by colkai
I'm using a parallel dongle so I really don't like moving it around, get kinda paranoid about it. ;)
If things around the house would stop falling apart, I could look into getting myself a USB dongle and solve the problem. :p

It should be ok. I have travelled around with my parallel dongy no probs. I am even taking mine to the Philipines when I go on my hols. Working on my holiday sucks though. Those nasty deadlines. grrrr.

dglenn
05-01-2004, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by colkai
I'm using a parallel dongle so I really don't like moving it around, get kinda paranoid about it. ;)
If things around the house would stop falling apart, I could look into getting myself a USB dongle and solve the problem. :p

You can get the USB dongle from NewTek to replace the parallel dongle. It will cost you around $50 U.S. It is a small device that has a LED to tell you when it is active and a loop to hang it on a key chain. You will also get a dongle number and will have to register it like before. The UPS dongle is made by the same company (Rainbow Tec.) as the old one. So, if you have LW7.5 or higher you will not need to upgrade software.

In the places I work at Ft. Benning, I where it on a lanard along with my ARMY ID tag. I can't leave post without it so I don't lose it. In our Hollywood or Atlanta offices it's chained to the system.

A Mejias
05-01-2004, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by dglenn
You can get the USB dongle from NewTek to replace the parallel dongle. It will cost you around $50 U.S. It is a small device that has a LED to tell you when it is active and a loop to hang it on a key chain. You will also get a dongle number and will have to register it like before. The UPS dongle is made by the same company (Rainbow Tec.) as the old one. So, if you have LW7.5 or higher you will not need to upgrade software...


Actually it's it's $30 plus shipping. For me it came out to $38. Mailing it to NewTek and insuring it for the full value added a lot more!

lonestar1
05-01-2004, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by cresshead
proton is the handle of the marteting manager [dude] from newtek the makers of this fantastic 3d software...
he also demo's lightwave at most shos such as siggraph and nab plus he's the one on the video demo's on most of the lightwave 8 demo videos available around here for download..he's also on the makers list of lightwave 8 and has helped write the help system for lightwave 8 too i believe...

But what's his relationship to Jimmy Neutron? :-)

A Mejias
05-01-2004, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by A Mejias
I upgraded 3 seats over a few months last year:
1. 07/31/03
2. 11/26/03
3. 12/12/03

Still no LW 8 disks as of 04/26/04.

I got one LW 8 today 05/01/04. I'm still waiting for two more.

ikaruz
05-01-2004, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by ikaruz
June 2003 just before the first dealine for the DFX updgrade Still waiting.

Just received my today Saturday May 1st early in the morning :D.

nerdyguy227
05-02-2004, 08:27 AM
SAME HERE!!!:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Elemental233
05-02-2004, 07:42 PM
im still waiting :( 2003 july :(

A Mejias
05-18-2004, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by A Mejias


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Originally posted by A Mejias
I upgraded 3 seats over a few months last year:
1. 07/31/03
2. 11/26/03
3. 12/12/03

Still no LW 8 disks as of 04/26/04.
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I got one LW 8 today 05/01/04. I'm still waiting for two more.

FINALLY! I got my last two copies today, 05/18/04. WooHoo!

Elemental233
05-19-2004, 12:58 AM
ooopps i forgot, i got my LW 8 a week ago. hehehe weeeeee.