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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: Creature on January 01, 2014, 10:24:39 am

Title: Does not work on Windows 8 Pro. As in: at all
Post by: Creature on January 01, 2014, 10:24:39 am
Hi all. I used Anim8or many years ago and wanted to check it out again. Unfortunately, after I download it and try to run it, nothing happens. I unzip and double-clock in the exe and nothing comes up at all. I am using Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I tried searching the forums to see if anyone else had this problem, but the search won't work, it says all words must be at least 2 characters long (the number 8 in "Windows 8" is not two characters long).

Hardware specs:
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/microsoft-surface-with-windows/4507-3121_7-35332542.html
Title: Re: Does not work on Windows 8 Pro. As in: at all
Post by: lppena on January 01, 2014, 05:53:25 pm
Have you tried running it in Compatibility mode for Windows XP Service pack 3?
Title: Re: Does not work on Windows 8 Pro. As in: at all
Post by: Creature on January 02, 2014, 12:56:55 am
Yep. I tried all available compatibility modes.
Title: Re: Does not work on Windows 8 Pro. As in: at all
Post by: kreator on January 02, 2014, 06:15:58 am
what versiom of anim8or are you using?
Title: Re: Does not work on Windows 8 Pro. As in: at all
Post by: Raxx on January 02, 2014, 08:19:14 am
I used to have a surface pro. I'm fairly certain I got it to work, though I can't remember the specifics. Are you using Anim8or v0.98?

Also, update all your drivers.
Title: Re: Does not work on Windows 8 Pro. As in: at all
Post by: dwsel on January 05, 2014, 01:01:54 pm
@Steve, @Creature:
Any chance this bug: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/780757/opengl-in-mfc-application-does-not-work-in-windows-8-64-bit might be related?
Title: Re: Does not work on Windows 8 Pro. As in: at all
Post by: Steve on January 06, 2014, 09:57:00 pm
I don't have a Windows 8 computer so I can't tell what's wrong.

dwsel, Anim8or uses 32b code so unfortunately that doesn't help.