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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: pinkpower on May 30, 2010, 03:00:52 am

Title: windows 7?
Post by: pinkpower on May 30, 2010, 03:00:52 am
how do i get this on my new windows 7 computer? i have used anim8or for a very long time in my art class and i love it, but i want to use it at home, only problem is it wont let me because i have windows 7... can anyone help me please?  :(
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: nikolasmantilla on May 30, 2010, 07:28:36 am
its called Virtual PC, you need to install virtual PC and thru VPC you will intall Windows XP wich is what Animator seems to run best on.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: pinkpower on May 30, 2010, 01:39:59 pm
and how do you do that? o.O
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: nikolasmantilla on May 30, 2010, 02:50:49 pm
you basiclly installe Virtual PC, you place a windows XP in your CD drive, create a Virtual drive (OMG it sounds Complicated... but its not. you use a wizard (next next) createate new drive) and you click start, and when you do it it looks like there is a second computer booting up i a window, like checkign ram and everithing. and its very Easy.. if you can install windows iny our computer, you can do Virtual PC.I wish I had one of those Screen recorder softwares to show you. but its Eazy and VPC its free ;D.  dunno if I mentiont hat before ???
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: pinkpower on May 30, 2010, 02:58:52 pm
uh, well i googled virtual pc and i found the website for it or something, and i tryed installing it but it wont let me because i have home premium not the pro whatever it is one... so it wouldnt let me, and i have noooo idea what u just said...
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: nikolasmantilla on May 30, 2010, 03:20:51 pm
Try an older Version and see if it lets you.
Virtual PC 2007 Torrent (http://btjunkie.org/torrent/System-Software-Microsoft-Virtual-PC-2007-SP1-6-0-192-0-GeeK/3834aac1b727bf9c5428083c2365f0b56f7aef727c06)
Download that and install it. I dont think you will have a problem.
You also need a copy of Windows XP
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: pinkpower on May 30, 2010, 03:30:15 pm
i dont understand this at all.....
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: nikolasmantilla on May 30, 2010, 04:42:00 pm
I found a free screen recorder.. im uploading hte video to you tube.... should take 30min heheh
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: nikolasmantilla on May 30, 2010, 05:26:43 pm
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: Kubajzz on May 30, 2010, 06:29:42 pm
There should be a simpler solution than using a virtual PC. Just follow the steps on the Vista problems (http://www.anim8or.com/download/index.html#vista) page. Vista and Win7 are not much different when it comes to software compatibility.

I'm running Anim8or on Windows 7 (32-bit) without any problems...
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: nikolasmantilla on May 30, 2010, 07:28:17 pm
I run it thru Virtual PC for modeling only, for some reasin it lags and also the drag select does ghosting.. dunno if is Video drivers or what. but I already Updated Video drivers and it keeps doing it.
but it doesnt do it in XP.. I think its becuase it emulating IDK.
SEE! and I tried all of teh 3 things that says there.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on May 31, 2010, 12:22:14 am
I've had the exact same problem with my Vista machine... couldn't find a solution for it so for the time being i'm just gonna live with it.

twould be very good if someone could come up with a solution to the problem. :)
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: pinkpower on May 31, 2010, 12:46:54 am
ya its not the same problems as the vista problems, mine downloads fine, its when i try to open it to install it it crashes and closes, i havent tryed the other things everyone has suggested yet, they all sounded confusing i was going to wait till after i backed up all my pictures then ill try it, dont wanna lose anything XD
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: Monex on May 31, 2010, 01:41:00 pm
nikolasmantilla have you tried to enable desktop composition (in properties -> compatibility).
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: daniel99 on May 31, 2010, 02:36:07 pm
I perfectly understand you. On my laptop I have Vista, and have the same problem, and can not use attributes also. I believe I will instal XP (my main computer). Vista sucks, and they say it was made only for testing. I had a lot of problems with vista, mallfunction for many programs.
XP rulls! :)
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: nikolasmantilla on May 31, 2010, 06:19:05 pm
nikolasmantilla have you tried to enable desktop composition (in properties -> compatibility).
Yeap, and its compatible with XP and not way jose.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: dalekaddison on June 08, 2010, 07:12:47 pm
Yes, i have a similar problem. Anim8or won't work on win7 but i used it all the time before! But when i load Anim8or is says, "This file is gonna edit your files or something. Are you sure you wanna let it run?" And i say yes. And then nothing happens.

Is there a way i can get it to work without virtual xp?
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: pinkpower on June 12, 2010, 03:21:18 am
lol mine does something different, it starts opening it then something pops up saying "anim8or has crashed" and all i can click is ok XD or something like that...
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: Kilminster on June 12, 2010, 08:44:48 pm
So far the program runs fine for me on WIN7 with one exception.

Somehow it seems impossible to configure the program. Setting the script directory appears to work fine but when i shutdown and restart the program everything is gone. That of course meens no scripts. Bummer!

Does anyone have a solution for that



It was my own stupidity. The link on my desktop was pointing at a Version 0.95. The 0.97d doesn't "forget" its configuration.

My fault, sorry.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: davdud101 on June 15, 2010, 09:44:29 pm
it works fine on mine.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: ericdeko411 on June 19, 2010, 11:48:20 pm
it works fine on mine.
Good
it works fine on mine.

It's good to hear that win 7 works for you davdud101, I'm also using win 7 and I just love it. I hope that there will be more postings on how to efficiently maximize the usage of win 7.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: pinkpower on June 20, 2010, 05:56:06 am
I HATE WINDOWS 7!!! GRRRRR i miss xp so much =(
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: davdud101 on June 21, 2010, 01:41:16 pm
Yeah, xp was the best windows OS out of all. It's the most compatible, and it doesn't try to look cool with limited fuctionality like & and Vista.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: MP3D on June 28, 2010, 11:10:34 pm
please read my post on this, you will find it in the topic.

(Running Anim8or on 64 bit Windows 7 (sort of) )..

This should solve the issue...............I hope....


I dont feel like typing it again...sorry...

MP3D
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: ericdeko411 on June 29, 2010, 05:14:35 am
how do i get this on my new windows 7 computer? i have used anim8or for a very long time in my art class and i love it, but i want to use it at home, only problem is it wont let me because i have windows 7... can anyone help me please?  :(

A little help would be appreciated. I'm new to this and not sure how to much troubleshoot yet.
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: davdud101 on July 01, 2010, 03:26:02 pm
Can't you run it in compatiblity mode?
Title: Re: windows 7?
Post by: TheBlackHole on July 01, 2010, 06:17:57 pm
Nope. :(