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natcoll
11-04-2004, 12:33 PM
I see that Newtek has announced the 64 bit capability of lightwave is coming out when the AMD and Intel chips are ready.
What about the Mac G5 64 bit chip? There doesn't seem to be any mention of this. Does this mean that Newtek are considering the G5 as not up to it? :confused:

natcoll
11-04-2004, 12:35 PM
the only reason why I express my concern is that I have a suite of Macs that I use Lightwave on and I wasn't intending changing platform for a while. :)

Chuck
11-04-2004, 01:52 PM
I see that Newtek has announced the 64 bit capability of lightwave is coming out when the AMD and Intel chips are ready.
What about the Mac G5 64 bit chip? There doesn't seem to be any mention of this. Does this mean that Newtek are considering the G5 as not up to it? :confused:


The chips are already ready - the operating systems are not, and the release of the 64-bit port would come after the 64-bit OSes are in release version. The announcement doesn't address the Mac port simply because we feel we have more work to do to complete that, for a number of reasons. Please rest assured that a 64-bit port is indeed in our roadmap for Mac development.

natcoll
11-04-2004, 05:21 PM
thanks for that.
I am really looking forward to it.
And
Well done to Newtek for being the first, as you were with OS10.

sandman300
11-26-2004, 01:31 PM
Chuck,
Will the 64bit release be a free upgrade for us LW8 owners or will I need to buy something? :confused:

Kurtis
11-27-2004, 06:35 AM
sandman300,

The current plan is that if you are a registered owner of the current version of LightWave at the time of the 64-bit port release, you will receive the 64-bit port for free.

sandman300
11-27-2004, 06:27 PM
Thanks, thats what I was hoping for. Ill be looking forward to it.

Oh, one more question. Will this be an update like the 8.01 patch or a full version like 8.0?

Thanks again.

Kurtis
11-29-2004, 08:45 AM
sandman300,

Don't have that much information yet. I'm sure it will be announced as the release gets closer though.