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mattclary
07-06-2006, 12:46 PM
Did someone forget to announce the release or something? Is Kurv just a little too eager?

http://www.kurvstudios.com/special.php

colkai
07-06-2006, 12:54 PM
According to Kurtis on another thread, a little eager methinks. :)

Thor Simpson
07-06-2006, 12:55 PM
I was wondering the same thing. I quickly went to the NewTek site to check thigns out, and was very confused.

TomT
07-06-2006, 12:56 PM
Huh? Wha? Are we there yet . . . I got the same email from Kurv Studios . . .

mattclary
07-06-2006, 01:05 PM
Is it the 14th yet??? :gotpics:

Kurtis
07-06-2006, 01:08 PM
LightWave v9 HAS NOT been officially released yet.

nerdyguy227
07-06-2006, 01:10 PM
I was wondering the same thing. I quickly went to the NewTek site to check thigns out, and was very confused.


ditto, then I saw the other thread talking about this. Then I checked here to find more people puzzled.

I think they had a small false start trying to release the news at the same time newtek. It shouldnt be long though.

dominick
07-06-2006, 01:50 PM
yep, got me too.. is today april 1st?

Mha8649
07-06-2006, 01:54 PM
It's like december all over again. :thumbsdow ... back to waitting.

nerdyguy227
07-06-2006, 02:17 PM
yep, got me too.. is today april 1st?


Yes it is!........april fools...wait a second

JeffRutan
07-06-2006, 07:24 PM
Since the release party is next Saturday (July 15), I expect the official release to be about the middle of next week (July 12)!
Here is my logic:
There will be more to really celebrate at the party! If everyone there has been playing with the release version for a couple of days, we should all relate better to what we are celebrating and be more enthusiastic about it. If the official release is much BEFORE the middle of next week, then some of the enthusiasm will have passed before the party starts. If the official release is AT the party, some of us will just be anxious to leave the party and get home so we can start playing with it! If the release is some time AFTER the party, many of us will be disappointed and not so happy at the party.

So my bet is for an official release (ready for download) next Wednesday around noon!

-Jeff

mjcrawford
07-06-2006, 07:31 PM
It's like december all over again. :thumbsdow ... back to waitting.

amen brother!

it would be nice if the release is truly about to happen that NewTek update the site! the "important info" link STILL says that open beta is about to start!

JeffRutan
07-06-2006, 07:44 PM
mjcrawford: Your sig:

"I'd call that beastial masochistic necrophilia, but that would be like beating a dead horse."

Has two errors: 1) spelling of "bestial" and 2) "masochistic" should be "sadistic". Otherwise it would be like the dead horse beating you! ;-)

I really do believe the release will be next week, and the entire website will be updated on the day of the official release.

-Jeff

Earl
07-06-2006, 08:23 PM
and the entire website will be updated on the day of the official release.
Oh I hope so! But I'm not holding my breath on the website thing. That takes a lot of work and the whole team is probably very busy!

mattclary
07-06-2006, 10:20 PM
Since the release party is next Saturday (July 15)

Releasing on the 14th would have an odd synchronisity to it. :rock:

Silkrooster
07-06-2006, 10:35 PM
Well, none the less I am ready for it. I purchased a new system, just for 9. Oh and to make things easier for me as well.:D
Silk

Avebeno
07-06-2006, 10:56 PM
I just got a mailer at work last week that told me to upgrade because v9 was shipping! I was so excited!

korolev
07-07-2006, 01:26 AM
I still believe that will be released at 9 (because of the name)!!! In any case we are pretty close to the new toy!!!

ghostlight
07-07-2006, 03:09 AM
Why did I get a mailer that says "Lightwave v9 is now shipping!". Am I to understand it is NOT shipping and I bought it online and that's why I don't have a tracking number? Is that false advertising? =(

mjcrawford
07-07-2006, 11:23 AM
Oh I hope so! But I'm not holding my breath on the website thing. That takes a lot of work and the whole team is probably very busy!

I am not saying that they need to rebuild the whole site, but that link that says "important info on lightwave 9" should have had SOMETHING updated in the last 6 months! It would not take much work to just add a message that says something like "open beta is underway, when it is finished we will announce a realease date" but for it to say that open beta is about to start 6 months into it is just unprofessional.

NewTek, I love your product.. but please update that link!!!! :bangwall:

nerdyguy227
07-07-2006, 11:53 AM
hmm I have a theory- tell me if I am wrong

Maybe newtek since they were getting close sent out the cards saying 9 was released to all the resellers (kurv, safeharbor, etc) but a few of them (like kurv) took it as "Its out!" and sent these to all their buyers before they should have and then posted that page on their site. If you got a card please say whether or not you ordered directly from nt.

ghostlight
07-07-2006, 01:17 PM
Here's the Lightwave 9 mailer I got.

nerdyguy227
07-07-2006, 01:31 PM
where did you order lightwave from?

hairy_llama
07-07-2006, 03:15 PM
Maybe it means they are shipping lw9-beta.? on a CDR?

gschrick
07-07-2006, 03:16 PM
I also received the mailer and I ordered directly from Newtek. I just assumed it was mailed out early.

gschrick
07-07-2006, 08:22 PM
Upon closer inspection, the brochure also says.

"you are eligible to participate in the lightwave v9 Open Beta program throughout the Lightwave v9 development cycle"

Sounds like the brochure is multipurpose, covering all bases pre and post launch. Saves printing costs I guess.

ghostlight
07-07-2006, 11:16 PM
I ordered Lightwave 9 directly through NewTek. Today I got an email asking that my shipping address be approved by my credit card company. Maybe that means it will ship afterall. I'll let ya know!

nerdyguy227
07-07-2006, 11:18 PM
hmmmmmmmmm

mp5
07-08-2006, 12:42 AM
so... when Newtek release Lightwave???

nomad108
07-08-2006, 06:34 AM
KURV got my heart pumping, too! :grumpy: Felt like going down there and having words with them.:twak:

MooseDog
07-08-2006, 08:58 AM
Here's the Lightwave 9 mailer I got.

fwiw, i'd like to throw my congrats behind the graphic design. i think it will go a long way in creating a positive, professional brand image:thumbsup: