View Full Version : Lightwave V9.3.1 now available

11-23-2007, 06:05 AM
Merry Christmas. Thanks guys

11-23-2007, 06:23 AM
I had to rename the .ZIP extension to .exe in order to run the file

11-23-2007, 07:29 AM
this is the new one 11/20/2007 correct..

11-23-2007, 01:51 PM
I had to rename the .ZIP extension to .exe in order to run the file
Oh! Men! You need a very clever webmaster (or an automatic process not so bugfree) to do this kind of stuff.
Many thanks NT

11-29-2007, 12:05 PM
Well the dl is still a zip file, so NT obviously haven't fixed it yet. Seriously, how long does it take to rename a file on an ftp, and change a link? God help people who don't read the forums. The initial response is always going to be to try & dl it again, assuming a corrupt file (as posts to the forums have shown).

Anyhoo.... this 22/11/07 version has the same build number as the one mentioned in the Beta forum...ie 1291 and no, I didn't dl the beta version.

What build number have you guys got? and is this *really* the final or not?

Once upon a time I used to get emails telling me that new versions were out, now it seems that I have to check the registration/downloads pages to find out.

11-29-2007, 01:03 PM

The download is supposed to be a .zip. The problem last week was that the file was an .exe that simply had its extension renamed .zip, instead of being properly compressed into a .zip. Supposedly this was corrected the other day and the file really is a .zip file now.

Hope this helps.


11-29-2007, 02:59 PM
wow this is really the less talked about update in LW history !!!

why should one install it ? there is no list of fixes to be found !
nothing on the forums except the inept error from the web team at newtek...


11-29-2007, 03:34 PM

Actually it's been mentioned a few times already that there are at least 100 bug fixes in 9.3.1...reason enough to install for me. :)

FWIW, there is a list of fixes that comes with the download, and yeah it's a pretty long list.


11-29-2007, 03:40 PM
Can someone point me to a list of the improvments?

Mostly interested in knowing how well fprime works but keen to know the full details in all areas.

12-02-2007, 04:21 PM
Still looking for a full list - help the blind man see - I cant find it.

12-06-2007, 08:56 AM
Any proper lists of the improvements doing the rounds?

12-07-2007, 05:22 AM
vmc - there's a roster of improvements in the readme that comes in the download. It's a fairly large list.

12-08-2007, 12:03 AM

But is its not available to read prior to download?

Grant Wilson
12-08-2007, 06:08 AM
Has anyone tried ZIP'ing the LW9.3.1 (for Windows) download to see if it can be made much smaller? The Mac versions are about a tenth of the size! I'm sadly on dial-up, and a 30-something MB download is obviously more feasible than a 200-something MB file! Also - any ideas why it's such a huge download?

If it can be done, perhaps someone wouldn't mind uploading the smaller file somewhere for me! Ta!

12-09-2007, 08:17 AM

But is its not available to read prior to download?
Check here - third post down.


12-09-2007, 10:49 PM
I bought 8.5 and got 9.0 free. The dl is in my downloads but says something about demo. Does that mean I don't get to upgrade it?:lwicon:

12-09-2007, 11:13 PM
It can be used as a demo, but it is the full version. Install it then use the license key found in the My Products page of your Registration web page (if you've registered it).