View Full Version : Painter 6 memory problem

01 January 2004, 02:24 PM
I have decided to reinstall my old Painter 6, and I am quite surprised to find that I cannot run it because a message says "Not enough free memory to run Painter". Well, having 2Gbs of RAM surely would allow me to run it (when I had 256Mb I could), as Painter 8 allows me right now.

Does anyone know a solution for this problem? I am using a PIV 2.6Mhz, 2Gb RAM, and Windows XP Pro.

Thanks a lot!

01 January 2004, 08:51 AM
Nah, forget it...
...I hadn't updated Painter 6 to 6.1

01 January 2004, 09:29 PM
I think painter6 is much better than painter8:)
painter7 is good too!

01 January 2004, 07:40 AM
I returned to it because I've noticed that I tend to stick to a few brushes and options, so right now I don't need all the bells and whistles of P8 (but I must admit I miss the mixer...)

01 January 2004, 10:58 PM
so any update on the painter memory problem?

i'm getting the same error with 1 gig of ram.


Oops i didn't see you had updated it to 6.1.

so i take it that worked (updating to 6.1)?

01 January 2004, 11:28 PM
where could i get an update for painter 6 to 6.1?


01 January 2004, 03:02 AM
MRAY, it's at


01 January 2004, 04:26 AM
well got the update and installed it and i still can't run it.
(Thanks tayete!)

i keep getting the old "not enough free memory deal".

any ideas what i should do?


01 January 2004, 05:52 AM
To me it worked in the same moment I used the patch. Trying changing the compatibility of Painter 6.1 to Win 98 or Win 95 (you know, right click the program, choose "Properties" and "Compatibility")...

01 January 2004, 12:22 AM
Try setting Windows' virtual memory to less than 1024 MB maximum. I set mine to 900 MB minimum and 1000 MB max, and I could run Painter 6.0 fine.

I think this happens because older versions of Painter don't recognize more than 512 MB RAM.

01 January 2004, 12:23 AM
BTW, I'm running Win XP Pro with 1 GB RAM.

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