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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: ClassicTyler on March 01, 2013, 06:15:25 am

Title: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: ClassicTyler on March 01, 2013, 06:15:25 am
Hello all.

Is Anim8or compatible with Windows 8? I got a fancy new laptop and want to know...sadly only Windows 8 was available. I need to know so I can continue to run with 8 or download and install Windows 7.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on March 01, 2013, 06:22:07 am
No idea, you may be the first to try it!  Give it a shot with the compatibility settings used to make it run on W7 and see what happens (and let us know).
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: ClassicTyler on March 01, 2013, 06:23:45 am
Sure thing. My laptop will be in next week.
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: cooldude234 on March 01, 2013, 08:00:31 am
PLEASE do try it!
Windows 8 had a major change, not just in the gui but also under the hood. I doubt anim8or is going to be compatible with windows 8 but if it is, then there is still hope(-ish) for microsoft.
I'm hoping my software that I am developing is compatible with windows 8, but sadly I'm 98 percent sure that it isn't. It's kinda funny because it's compatible with linux, windows (xp - 7), and mac all in the same build (you can run it portable on any machine, you don't need a separate version for each os).
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: $imon on March 01, 2013, 09:22:45 am
Anim8or runs fine on Windows 8 Pro here, without changing any compatibility settings..

That's not to say anyone else might not have issues with it of course.
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: ClassicTyler on March 05, 2013, 03:26:29 am
The only issue is I don't think I bought Pro? What's the difference?
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: $imon on March 05, 2013, 03:27:26 pm
Not much - just some security and sharing differences: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-za/windows/compare

It should run just fine on the regular Windows 8!
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: ClassicTyler on March 13, 2013, 10:09:06 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/885569_10151361627873137_1062479584_o.jpg)
So it works with Windows 8 pretty well. :D
I'm happy to report that I can also render in widescreen (as my previous computer was ANCIENT and could not see the entire image).

So hooray!
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: Raxx on March 14, 2013, 01:59:32 am
Grats, nice scene, and thanks for the report(s) ;)
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: cooldude234 on March 14, 2013, 02:02:24 am
Yup also grateful that you were able to test it out.
Maybe when I make a public release of the new cre8or I can get people to try it on windows 8 (highly doubt it will work though, but 100% sure).
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: ClassicTyler on March 14, 2013, 02:16:14 am
Thank you. There's an occasional hiccup here and there, but it's far from incompatible.

The scene isn't done yet. Now that I have a computer that can actually handle HD and widescreen renders, I'm rebuilding all my previous models...including higher poly counts and texture resolutions.

It's for a game project I'm working on, but to get the word out and scout some possible crew help I'm making a comic version of the story and will be posting it online. Once I have the site up I'll be sure to share it with the Anim8or community.  :)
Title: Re: Anim8or and Windows 8
Post by: $imon on March 18, 2013, 02:54:01 pm
ClassicTyler:

To keep your start screen a bit tidy, I've made a higher quality Anim8or icon to use for the windows 8 Anim8or 'tile':

http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=4515.0

You can use a program called Oblytile (http://oblytile.en.softonic.com/) to customize your start screen tiles.