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Title: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on June 20, 2008, 03:50:00 am
Just thought it might be nice to have a thread dedicated to the upcoming release. We're about 2 weeks out at this point!

If you have any questions about the upcoming release, this is the thread for it!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on June 20, 2008, 11:51:43 am
Also a bit more information about the Upgrade Deals:

As you can see on the website, the upgrade forms are on the purchase page already as I'm allowing pre-ordered sales for existing WM users. When I have a final WM2 release package all pre-ordered clients will receive their purchases; Thus you might be able to get the product a day or two before the release date. There is no other difference between pre-ordering and waiting till the day, it's available purely for your convenience.

New customers can purchase WM2 starting on July 4th.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: LeonPRO on June 25, 2008, 06:22:41 pm
Good day!

When You planning make available to download any "Demo" or "Limited" version of WM2 ?
I want try new version before upgrade.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on June 25, 2008, 06:42:37 pm
Yes, there will be a Basic Edition for WM2 available that has all of the features of the Standard Edition; the only difference is a limitation in the total output resolution. This can be not only used freely for small scale noncomercial projects, but serves as a trial or evaluation edition for purchasers of the Standard Edition.

A temporary time limited evaluation version of the Professional Edition might be available on release for a limited basis; I do think that is a good idea but I haven't worked out the logistics of it yet, as the focus right now is on the July 4th release.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: DGUnreal on June 29, 2008, 09:39:08 pm
Congrats on the upcoming release Stephen.  WM2 looks great.   :)
My payment has been sent.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: VorpalBlade on July 02, 2008, 11:51:20 am
Upgrade bought, unable to sleep, 2 more days!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on July 02, 2008, 02:06:07 pm
I've updated the Support section to include the new User's Guide and Device Reference if anyone wants to take a look through beforehand.

I'm going to try to make sure all pre-ordered upgrades go out a day early as long as no issues crop up.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: DGUnreal on July 02, 2008, 04:23:15 pm
Thanks Stephen, I'll take a look at those.

No hurry on the delivery, I would rather wait until all of the ducks are in a row than have an oops on the first release.   :)
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: marmil on July 02, 2008, 11:41:31 pm
Quote from: Remnant on July 02, 2008, 02:06:07 pm
I've updated the Support section to include the new User's Guide and Device Reference if anyone wants to take a look through beforehand.
...


Ah cool thanks! :) Will start reading now. (and end up staying up too late I'm sure :wink:)
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: lemo on July 03, 2008, 05:39:43 am
Owwwwwwwwwww the suspense.....
Rainer  :D
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Maximus on July 03, 2008, 01:21:28 pm
Exciting times now :) anyone recieved their email yet ? i'm still waiting..

/ Magnus
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on July 03, 2008, 01:52:40 pm
Still finalizing the state of the release package. I'm going to try to start processing the pre-orders later on today.


Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: lemo on July 03, 2008, 03:25:46 pm
Still preparing..... Bahhhh.... Remnant's sitting at the pool, sipping a Pina Collada and monitoring our agony through the Laptop held by his lovely assistant...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Lemo
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: marmil on July 03, 2008, 03:56:09 pm
Quote from: lemo on July 03, 2008, 03:25:46 pm
Still preparing..... Bahhhh.... Remnant's sitting at the pool, sipping a Pina Collada and monitoring our agony through the Laptop held by his lovely assistant...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Lemo


What time zone is that cool refreshing pool in?

Oh, and what's the water elevation set at?  hehehe  :P

Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on July 03, 2008, 07:30:19 pm
I'm going to begin distributing pre-orders to everyone who's purchased the upgrade within the couple of hours.

When that process is complete, I'll post here so you'll know that if you haven't received an email yet there's something wrong. :)
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: lemo on July 03, 2008, 08:24:50 pm
Wowza! It's rolling out of the door.... Very exciting indeed!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on July 04, 2008, 01:13:06 am
As of right now, all upgrade emails have been sent out!

If you haven't recieved one, check your spam filter; if it's not there, please email me at [email protected] for assistance. There was one upgrade preorder with a bad email address that I'm trying to track down still. If this is you, contact me. :)
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: monkschain on July 04, 2008, 02:26:23 am
Wooohoooo!!!!  8)  8)

monks
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: latego on July 04, 2008, 02:47:02 am
Beta testers, or better ex :P beta testers, have any special offers or do we upgrade at the same conditions of other users who own W1.25?

Bye!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: JimB on July 04, 2008, 06:05:14 am
Installed WM2, love the new features, but every time I launch the app I have to re-enter my User Name and registration code. Any clues how to have it just launch normally as if it's not the first install? Is it worth setting up a new thread or even section for WM2 issues?

Dual quad core
8Gb RAM
Vista Ultimate 64bit (running the 64bit version of WM2)

EDIT: Active threads seems to be working okay now, once it got to erosion.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: JohnnyBoy on July 04, 2008, 06:28:27 am
Quote from: JimB on July 04, 2008, 06:05:14 am
Installed WM2, love the new features, but every time I launch the app I have to re-enter my User Name and registration code. Any clues how to have it just launch normally as if it's not the first install?


I'm having the same problem on 64-bit Vista. I've tried running the 32-bit version and it also asks for Username and registration every time I launch WM2.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: latego on July 04, 2008, 09:32:36 am
Quote from: JohnnyBoy on July 04, 2008, 06:28:27 am
Quote from: JimB on July 04, 2008, 06:05:14 am
Installed WM2, love the new features, but every time I launch the app I have to re-enter my User Name and registration code. Any clues how to have it just launch normally as if it's not the first install?


I'm having the same problem on 64-bit Vista. I've tried running the 32-bit version and it also asks for Username and registration every time I launch WM2.


Vue has the same problem and the work-around is to run it as administrator.

Bye!!!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: enablerbr on July 04, 2008, 09:35:24 am
having the same issue of having to re-enter my details on every launch. i'm a vista home premium 64bit user. having looked at the world.ini file. theres a space where my details should be. so i'm gonna take a wild guess at it being to do with security settings and placing world machine in the program files folder.



latego is right. right click on the worldmachine exes. select properties. select compatibility. then tick "run this program as an administrator" box.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: JohnnyBoy on July 04, 2008, 10:03:50 am
That works, thanks guys!
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: JimB on July 04, 2008, 11:50:11 am
Yup. Worked for me too, many thanks.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on July 04, 2008, 12:08:43 pm
Hey guys,

interesting that neither myself or any of the beta testers used Standard (non admin) accounts to try that one. :) I'll pin it to a FAQ list for WM2.

Cheers
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: lemo on July 04, 2008, 05:45:10 pm
All works here! Happy 4th to all!
My first attempt  :D
(http://www.onesmall.com/stuff/barescape.jpg)
Lemo
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: enablerbr on July 04, 2008, 05:51:12 pm
Remnant i am running as an admin account and i still had that issue.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: JimB on July 04, 2008, 06:08:45 pm
Quote from: enablerbr on July 04, 2008, 05:51:12 pm
Remnant i am running as an admin account and i still had that issue.

Me too.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: Stephen on July 04, 2008, 06:37:05 pm
Interesting.. are you running under XP or Vista? I've tested on both with no problems, but those were both on admin accounts.
Title: Re: World Machine 2 Release Countdown Thread
Post by: JimB on July 06, 2008, 04:27:01 am
Vista 64bit, and launching the 64bit version of World Machine.