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01-16-2008, 09:19 AM
now that osx is 64bit, how long will it be before lightwave for mac is 64 bit?

01-16-2008, 09:41 AM
They're working on it, but doubtful you will get a time-frame. I wouldn't hold your breath for the near future. I'm with you all the way though, i too cannot wait until 64-bit UB LW...


Darth Mole
01-16-2008, 10:19 AM
Apple dropped a bit of a bombshell when it changed the OS (something to do with dropping support for the Carbon API - stuff I don't understand).

Chilton has responded to this elsewhere. I think it will still happen, but later rather than sooner.

01-16-2008, 10:31 AM
well then do people know when boot camp might be available for 64 bit windows?

01-16-2008, 11:17 AM
I think you can use bootcamp for windows 64, but it's just unsupported. I almost tried to do it, but then decided not too. But from my research (about 3 months ago) it seemed possible, but tricky. It would involved some research on your part.

01-16-2008, 11:40 AM
It's not hard to setup, and works just as stable as 32bit. The only issue I had was finding a driver for the ethernet card. Thanks to someone on this forum I found it pretty quickly and was good to go.

01-16-2008, 12:15 PM
Apparently Vista64 will install natively on a Mac with the (coming) SP1. It at least supports booting from EFI systems natively (which is what Macs use instead of a PCs BIOS - otherwise the hardware is more or less identical).


01-16-2008, 12:16 PM
what about drivers?

01-16-2008, 12:24 PM
where would I find them?

01-16-2008, 12:39 PM
I just used the standard 32bit drivers that come with bootcamp and then I had to go to the intel site to find the 64bit driver for the ethernet card.

01-16-2008, 03:44 PM
but otherwise it worked? including for 3D and rendering? What about games?

01-18-2008, 06:47 PM
well did it? and does this native version of Vista mean that it will work better with boot camp.