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    LW 11.6.3 installer not working on Catalina?

    Hi all,
    I have a 2016 MBP 13 running Catalina.
    I've had LW11.6.3 on this machine since 2017. It got deleted so I downloaded the installer.

    The installer refuses to even run.

    Any ideas?

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    Any version of LW up to 2015 will have graphical glitches in any MacOS after High Sierra.
    In other words LW 11.6 will have missing icons and buttons in Mojave or Catalina.
    But I don’t know why the installer doesn’t work.......?
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    Try downloading the installer again, it could be a bad download.

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    LW 11.6.3 won't install in Mojave, so I'm not surprised it won't run in Catalina either. The installer launches and immediately dies with an OS warning that it won't run properly.

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm without LW at the moment.

    I'll try other versions of the install.

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    Download VirtualBox for Mac. You will need OS ISOs..
    Then you can emulate any computer you need.
    Then you can install LW on it, and copy just installed folder back to original machine.
    Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELinder View Post
    LW 11.6.3 won't install in Mojave, so I'm not surprised it won't run in Catalina either. The installer launches and immediately dies with an OS warning that it won't run properly.
    LW 11.5 works in Mojave (as a test).
    I have it installed and running, but as mentioned earlier, buttons are messed up.
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    As far as I know, the only MacOS that can be installed in a virtual environment is the old Mac OS X Server (Leopard, Snow Leopard). No newer version will work. That's why I dual boot my MacBook Pro between Mojave and Sierra.

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    That is not true, see below for Parallels:

    Guest Operating Systems

    Windows 10
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 8
    Windows Server 2019
    Windows Server 2016
    Windows Server 2012 R2
    Windows 7 (SP0-SP1)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP0-SP2)
    Windows Vista Home, Business, Ultimate and Enterprise (SP0-SP2)
    Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP0-SP2)
    Windows XP (SP0-SP3)
    Windows 2000 Professional SP4
    Windows 2000 Server SP4
    Boot2Docker
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8,7 and 6
    Linux (RHEL) 8, 7 and 6
    Fedora Linux 32, 31
    Ubuntu 20.04, 19.04, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS
    Debian GNU/Linux 10, 9
    Suse Linux Enterprise 15
    OpenSUSE Linux 15.2, 15.1, 15
    Linux Mint 20, 19, 18
    Kali 2020.2, 2019, 2018
    Elementary OS 5
    Manjaro 18
    Mageia 7
    Gentoo Linux **
    Solaris 11, 10 **
    openBSD 6 **
    FreeBSD 12, 11 **
    openVZ 7
    eComStation 2, 1.2 **
    ReactOS 0.4 **
    Android OS *
    macOS Big Sur 11.0 (when released)
    macOS Catalina 10.15
    macOS Mojave 10.14.x
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.x
    macOS Sierra 10.12.x
    OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
    OS X Yosemite 10.10.x
    OS X Mavericks 10.9.x
    OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x
    OS X Lion 10.7.x
    OS X Lion Server 10.7.x
    Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
    Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x
    and many more...
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    You'e right, thanks for the correction.

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    I was not thinking about regular usage (when I said about using VirtualBox), but how can you get files installed, unpacked, and then manually copied back to original system.. (like in old good '80 and '90 years)
    LW should not bother about the rest of the settings, as whatever it has in configs, and it's damaged, it recreates config files anyway..

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    I've tried all LW11 versions.
    None work on Catalina.

    Very sad. Been using LW for decades, since LW3.5.
    Maybe time to move on.

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    I'm assuming you mean to move on to Windows.

    Every version of LightWave for Windows (going back to LW4) still runs on the latest Windows 10.

    If we want to ride the rollercoaster of Mac hardware and OS changes, we need to pay for all the application upgrades.
    LW4, 7.5D, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020 running portably on a USB drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valanchan View Post
    I've tried all LW11 versions.
    None work on Catalina.
    Quote from
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_Catalina
    "macOS Catalina exclusively supports 64-bit applications. 32-bit applications no longer run (including all software that utilizes the Carbon API as well as QuickTime 7 applications, image, audio and video codecs). Apple has also removed all 32-bit-only apps from the Mac App Store.[29]"

    Quote Originally Posted by valanchan View Post
    Very sad. Been using LW for decades, since LW3.5.
    Maybe time to move on.
    Download LW 2020 trial. You will be able to work in it for 30 days or so.
    https://www.lightwave3d.com/try_lightwave/

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymondtrace View Post
    I'm assuming you mean to move on to Windows.

    Every version of LightWave for Windows (going back to LW4) still runs on the latest Windows 10.

    If we want to ride the rollercoaster of Mac hardware and OS changes, we need to pay for all the application upgrades.

    Not sure what you mean by 'Application upgrades'.
    Yes, I would need to buy a copy of Windows 10. The LW purchase includes the Windows version, as I used LW with Bootcamp and Windows 7(Ouch!).

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