View Full Version : Will the current LW (8.5?) run on a Mini?

09-12-2005, 06:54 PM
I just ordered Lightwave 8 last week and am expecting it will be 8.5 that I'm receiving (with upgrade to 9 pending). I forgot to check current system requirements and just assumed that a new MiniMac with 512Mb ram could run it. I see that the current distibution requires 64mb video. Will a Mini run it, or do I need to get a G5 now? (I don't want to have to get a PC again :( )

09-13-2005, 12:54 AM
I checked with Newtek whether my 1.25GHz G4 emac would run 9 and was told yes so you should be fine. You won't be able to use all the fancy new OpenGL features but I'm not sure that ANY Mac will!

09-13-2005, 01:47 AM
Thanks for putting me at ease, BazC. New computer and Lightwave at once and just getting nervous, I guess.
I can live without the latest OpenGL features anyways. My previous Lightwave experience was 5.6 on a PC, so this should be like a dream....

09-13-2005, 02:13 PM
Glad to help!