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Title: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Remnant on October 17, 2007, 06:03:10 PM
I've released the first "official" look at World Machine 2, what is has to offer, and some fairly firm ideas on pricing and availability.

http://www.world-machine.com/

(There is a splash screen on the main WM website with the link)

Take a look and let me know what you think!

It's been two years in the making, and although there's some crucial bits to go we're close enough I can feel confident starting to release a bit more public details. I'm pretty proud of some of the new abilities and features, but the real test will be once you have them in your own hands!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Hein on October 18, 2007, 12:07:58 AM
Looks good, would look better if the "New Features" were in the "New Features" box instead of partly in the frame. A side by side comparison between the different versions would be nice too, although I already know I'll update to WM2 standard myself.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Remnant on October 18, 2007, 12:23:59 AM
bloody.. gah, I forgot about IE 6 handling web layouts differently. Time to fix some of these issues. :)

edit: IE's CSS handling "quirks" (to be charitable) provides all kind of fun, from half-disappearing text to  a non-fixed menubar. If at all possible, I recommend using a standards-compliant browser such as Firefox. Not just for WM's website, but as a favor to websites everywhere. I don't have IE7 on this machine at the moment to test, hopefully they've cleaned up some of this stuff..
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Maximus on October 18, 2007, 01:14:13 AM
That looks great! wow :shock: so many new nice things in the upcoming release. So.. can we pre-order it already and pay in advance ? :)

/ Magnus
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Remnant on October 18, 2007, 06:48:17 PM
Upgrade Pre-sales will start once I've established a release date.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: hillrunner on October 19, 2007, 02:10:30 AM
It looks really great, Stephen !
Olivier
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: X-PaX on October 19, 2007, 08:30:05 AM
Yes. It looks fantastic.
Very cool new features.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: hillrunner on October 19, 2007, 09:38:58 AM
I am beta-testing your preview tour page  :P
The url in the "release date" part of the page is not correct (World Machine Development Blog) :
http://wwww.world-machine.com/blog/
 :shock:
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Remnant on October 19, 2007, 01:32:38 PM
That's what I get for making changes "live". :P
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: marmil on October 22, 2007, 02:42:08 PM
Yeah!  Glad to see it's getting close to the WM2 release.
Really looking forward to exploring some of those new features.  :)
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: buzzzzz on October 26, 2007, 09:48:15 AM
Some of the Best CG News I've heard in a long time.  For me it's a breath of Fresh Air and can't hardly wait to upgrade and give it a go with TGTP. Thanks Man!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Fenring on October 31, 2007, 09:35:51 AM
Looks great! upgraded to windows xp x64 just for this and will probably buy it as soon as it comes out!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: njen on December 13, 2007, 04:26:16 PM
I have a request. Can you please use the name of months rather than referencing seasons for release dates? The following statement:

"The current release date of World Machine 2 is still To Be Determined. However, it will be released with certainty this fall."

means nothing to 1/2 of the world. Especially when few know where you actually live. So can you please tell us roughly what month World Machine 2 will be released in? Because I still don't know.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Remnant on December 20, 2007, 02:51:20 PM
Hi there,

yes, you're right. Especially since Fall has passed here in the northern hemisphere. As always, delays are an unfortunate artifact of limited development resources. The official release date is To Be Determined still. We're closer than ever, but some serious bugs and a couple other issues remain to be fixed before release can be considered.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: RedSquare on December 22, 2007, 05:46:44 PM
 :P Oh Cor!  WM2 and TG2 and Kerkythea all bringing out new releases all at roughly the same time.  Time, time, not enough time for those in work.  :lol:  But for the wrinklies of this world still not enough time.  But deep joy in anticipation.  8)  Thanks Stephen.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: JohnyCage on December 23, 2007, 01:33:43 PM
I am wishing for new version of World Machine !  :P Happy Christmas for all.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Maximus on December 27, 2007, 10:52:16 AM
I'm sorry to sound like a broken record now, i know you been asked this alot before but how's it going with the bughunt now ? getting any closer to a final release soon ? is there alot left that you still need to fix before it's ready for being shipped out ? :)

Ofcourse i realize not much actual work is being done now when it's Christmas and New Years time for just about everyone, i understand that and i don't expect you to work during those big holidays. I'm just asking outta curiosity now.

/ Magnus
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: marmil on December 27, 2007, 10:28:49 PM
Much respect for you wanting to get everything in proper order before
releasing Stephen.  Good luck with getting the last bugs and final items
sorted out.  We look forward to the new incarnation of WM with much
anticipation.  :)
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: EoinArmstrong on January 02, 2008, 12:35:18 AM
Wow, Stephen - the new features look excellent - grats so far!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: dee3 on February 06, 2008, 04:02:20 PM
Hey all,
the Southern hemisphere's fall is fast approaching, I'd certainly love it if WM2 were released in a month or so  :!:

Cheers,

- Diego -

"...The current release date of World Machine 2 is still To Be Determined. However, it will be released with certainty this fall..."
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: RedSquare on February 08, 2008, 01:57:23 PM
Well I sincerely hope it arrives in your fall rather than ours.  :P
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: RoyalT on February 20, 2008, 08:30:14 AM
One last note -- all users who purchase World Machine 1.25 from this date onwards will receive a free upgrade to WM 2 when it is released! This is also retroactive to the last month or so of sales; I will be contacting all of those who qualify by email when WM 2.0 is released.

So..... If I buy World Machine 1.25 today, I will get World Machine 2 for free?
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Dan777 on June 18, 2008, 06:15:41 AM
Hi, have been away from the 3d side of thingts for a while but getting into it again and it's great to see theres a new version coming soon, i just placed an order today so hopefully i qualify for the free V2 when it's released, i recently got vue and this looks like it will work great with that also for landscape work. :)
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Remnant on June 20, 2008, 04:50:41 AM
Everyone who has purchased World Machine within the last month should contact me (or wait to be contacted) for a special upgrade offer.

In addition, customers since January 1st will also receive an additional upgrade discount due to some pricing confusion due to the much-delayed release. In short, the free upgrade to WM 2 was intended to be only offered for a month prior to release, but release ended up being pushed back by 6 months to add several additional abilities and the website was never updated. The miscommunication is my fault, and anyone who purchased WM1 during that timeframe explicitly to take advantage of that offer can email me for several options to choose from to make things right for you! Email me at [email protected]

Regards
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Preview Tour online!
Post by: Dan777 on June 20, 2008, 11:46:37 AM
Just sent you a email :)