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shack1126
12-24-2005, 01:43 PM
I think I already know the answer to this but I'm going to ask anyway. As you can tell from the thread title...I'm still stuck back in the dark ages with 7.5. I'm just a hobbyist and really haven't had money to upgrade until now. So I figured I'd ask the folks who use LW on a regular basis...should I upgrade to 8.5 or wait for 9. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

toby
12-24-2005, 02:01 PM
I believe that if you upgrade to 8.5 now it includes 9 when it comes out. Until Dec. 31 you'll also get Vue 5 for free.
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/partners/e-on/

shack1126
12-24-2005, 02:08 PM
If you order the academic upgrade...will it still include the upgrade to 9?

Zane Condren
12-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Educational upgrades do not qualify for the VUE offer. However, if you were to upgrade your educational copy to a commercial copy for $495 you would receive VUE5 and the free upgrade to LightWave 9

Para
12-24-2005, 04:43 PM
Assuming the Vue special offer closes some time after LW9 is released will the price of LW8.5 -> LW9 upgrade after that also be the same as the upgrade price with Vue now is?

toby
12-24-2005, 04:59 PM
Assuming the Vue special offer closes some time after LW9 is released will the price of LW8.5 -> LW9 upgrade after that also be the same as the upgrade price with Vue now is?
Yes. That's why I got mine already. Last I heard the offer expires on Dec. 31.

inquisitive
12-24-2005, 05:28 PM
upgrade and get Vue.. that is one cool program.

I used to have vistapro back in the Amiga days.. this is 10x better, i have not explored much but so far so good.

Also upgraded my video card to take advantage of lw8.5/9
from a force ti4200 to a gforce 6800 LW looks a lot better now

shack1126
12-24-2005, 06:19 PM
Thanks for all the feedback. Now all I have to do is find my CD sleeve. I moved recently and can't find it anywhere...and the sleeve of course has the serial number on it. 8~