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mediaslinky
07-02-2008, 03:04 PM
Long story... but short version... have 3D Arsenal for Mac. 7.5 (which is what comes with 3D Arsenal) doesn't like my Mac.

One suggestion is to upgrade the 7.5 to the latest version of Lightwave, but officially they don't support it. Unofficially... they say it might work.

Macbook pro 15" 2.2 GHz Intel. OS X 10.5.3. 2GB RAM.

The short time 3D arsenal worked it worked great.

Does 9.3.x work decent with Macs like mine? Has anyone used the 3D Arsenal content on such a set up? How about the beta software?

slinky

tribbles
07-02-2008, 04:29 PM
9.3.1 is fine (I'm using it), although I don't have the 3D Arsenal content to try it.

Beta you'll need to sign up for before it can be discussed.

Giacomo99
07-03-2008, 04:36 PM
FYI: 9.3.1 is incredibly slow and crash-prone under Leopard. If you upgrade, plan on enrolling immediately in the 9.5 Open Beta (very fast and stable, in my experience.)

Haven1000
07-04-2008, 01:19 AM
FYI: 9.3.1 is incredibly slow and crash-prone under Leopard. If you upgrade, plan on enrolling immediately in the 9.5 Open Beta (very fast and stable, in my experience.)

FYI, 9.3.1 is stable here on Leopard. "Horses for courses" :hey:

Giacomo99
07-04-2008, 06:52 AM
I misspoke slightly. I should've said that 9.3.1 seems to be widely considered unstable *on Intel Macs* (especially the newer ones) running Leopard.

Although results, as they say, may vary.

Haven1000
07-04-2008, 07:03 AM
I misspoke slightly. I should've said that 9.3.1 seems to be widely considered unstable *on Intel Macs* (especially the newer ones) running Leopard.

Although results, as they say, may vary.

Running a 1st gen 8-core here and I've never had 1 single (major) problem. To be fair there may be a few reports here about some stability issues with the UB on Leopard (I rarely pop in past the Mac section) but IMHO I don't feel that they are that bad that you shouldn't consider using 9.3.1 at all with OS 10.5.

But I suppose it depends on what parts of LW we both use.

4dartist
07-04-2008, 08:47 AM
Running 9.3.1 UB on 8core intel-mac OSX 10.5.3 (leopard). With the hub disabled, it runs very stable and everything works fine.

Scazzino
07-10-2008, 01:35 PM
I've been running 9.3.1 UB on an 8-core Intel Mac Pro under Leopard without any major issues. I run with the hub disabled (by simply naming it HIDE-Hub). The hub seems to be one of the main causes of instability.

4dartist
07-15-2008, 08:33 AM
Wow, i rename my hub to much more inappropriate things. It still keeps it from launching, but just brings more shame upon it.

:)

Scazzino
07-15-2008, 05:01 PM
Wow, i rename my hub to much more inappropriate things. It still keeps it from launching, but just brings more shame upon it.

:)

Good one! :jester:

bearfoot
07-16-2008, 01:16 AM
FYI, 9.3.1 is stable here on Leopard. "Horses for courses" :hey:

i guess it depends on your hardware..
i am running 9.3.1 on a 17" mac book pro and its truly awful..
almost unusable..

9.5 however is a big improvement but still nowhere near as good as my average desktop pc..


cheers

archijam
07-16-2008, 04:58 AM
For 9.5 issues let's post those bug reports .. Chilton eats them for breakfast I hear ..