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hound312
09-01-2005, 07:40 AM
I was curious if the upgrade price for LW 9 would remain the same when the Vue deal is over. I honestly have no interest in Vue and don't really want it. I'll pay the upgrade price if that is what it will be, but I'm wondering if it will decrease like the purchase price did. Anyone have any insight?

Beaker
09-01-2005, 09:37 AM
According to a press release they did a while back about dropping their prices, $395 is the new upgrade price. Right now you're just able to get it bundled with Vue 5 for the same price.

Kurtis
09-01-2005, 10:43 AM
That is correct. The new retail pricing for LightWave upgrades, as of August 01, 2005, is $395 with electronic documentation, and $495 with printed documentation. That is $100 down from our previous upgrade pricing of $495 with electronic documentation and $595 with printed documentation.

The LightWave/Vue 5 bundle is a special arrangement that allows us to offer both products at one low price through the release of LightWave 9.

Imatk
09-01-2005, 11:20 AM
If I've already bought the upgrade... do I need to do anything like register or just wait until 9 comes out?

And can I download 8 now?

I'm running 7.5 now.

Oh I've also already received my Vue in the mail.

Kurtis
09-01-2005, 11:38 AM
You've already pre-purchased the upgrade to LightWave 9, or you bought the upgrade to LightWave 8, which came with Vue 5 and a free upgrade to 9 upon release?

Gaze
09-01-2005, 12:28 PM
Sorry to interject another question in the middle here...

If I bought a new LW [8.3] license along with the printed manual, and the deal includes an upgrade to [9], do I get the printed manual for [9]??? :stumped: Or am I SOL and need to pay add'l for a printed [9] manual since there will be big version differences?

I know, I shoulda thought about that beforehand :sleeping:

Kurtis
09-01-2005, 12:39 PM
Free upgrades to LightWave 9 include electronic documentation. You will be able to purchase the printed manual separately when LightWave 9 is released, if you decide to.

There should not be any version differences between the electronic documentation included with LightWave 9 and the printed documentation for 9.

Gaze
09-01-2005, 02:58 PM
...There should not be any version differences between the electronic documentation included with LightWave 9 and the printed documentation for 9.I was unclear...I meant version differences btwn [8.3] and [9] which will necessitate buying the updated [9] printed manual (when it's released) vs. the [8.3] printed manual I just bought...er, wasted $100 dollars on :o


Thanks for the quick answer :)

Imatk
09-01-2005, 05:48 PM
You've already pre-purchased the upgrade to LightWave 9, or you bought the upgrade to LightWave 8, which came with Vue 5 and a free upgrade to 9 upon release?


I pre-purchased Lighteave 9 and it came with the Vue5