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Old 01-30-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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What version are you on?

Be interesting to see what the majority is:

I'm on v9.51e PC
Old 01-30-2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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The latest version I have is 9.51e for Mac. It's the only version I have that runs in Classic mode (and it doesn't do that very well).

Old 01-30-2003, 11:22 PM   #3
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I use 8.5P+ on my Mac and 10b6. Version 9.5x is too buggy for me.

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Old 01-30-2003, 11:45 PM   #4
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I'm on v9.51e unfortunatly.
Old 01-31-2003, 12:47 AM   #5
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I'm also using 9.51e. I can't say it's any worse than any of the 9.5x builds.
Old 01-31-2003, 01:01 AM   #6
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It's the best of the 9.5x versions but it's still junk.
Old 01-31-2003, 05:41 AM   #7
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Still got 8.5p++ installed here....
Old 01-31-2003, 06:50 AM   #8
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I still swear by 8.5p++, although I also swear *at* it on a daily basis.
Old 01-31-2003, 07:20 AM   #9
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I own v9.5, but obviously, I don't use it. Well....I tried.....tried is the key word.

Old 01-31-2003, 05:29 PM   #10
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Wish I stayed with 8.5 though, save me some frustration...

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Old 01-31-2003, 10:07 PM   #11
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I've seen several posts in here from people saying they never upgraded to v9.x but are using v8.5p++

I was wondering how that was possible since 8.5m,n, (o was new CD only, p, p+, & p++) were released the same year as 9.0?

I'm using 8.5L which was the last version released early in the same year as 9.0. When my subscription ran out in March (was it 2001?...I think so), A:M8.5 was at "L" and v9 was at beta7. Didn't v9 come out in late 2001?

In Nov of 2001...(dev. of v9 seemed to drag on forever...they got up to what...beta 17?) I called Hash to ask if I upgraded to v9, could I still get 8.5p++ (above 8.5L req'd the new CD...and I think I remember v9 being in beta almost the entire year) and I talked to James. James wouldn't even disuss some problems I was having with 8.5 (volumetrics broke/final render black spots) because my subscription wasn't current. "But I'd be glad to uprgrade you to version 9", he says. I said that I would gladly pay for the upgrade if I could still get 8.5p++. He said "
sorry...we don't have any of those CD's left." That pretty much did it for me...I posted to the mailing list the problems I was having with volumetrics and black spots and asked if anyone could vouch for v9 in a production environment...of course no one would, and I was summarily dismissed from the animaster list.

I never went back. I got several " I feel your pain" e-mails, one from Dan Shimmyo, the author of a couple of those nifty plugs that Wegg has on the Eggprops site.

My last year with A:M was NOT a pleasant experience.
Old 02-01-2003, 02:01 AM   #12
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8.5p++ here. Won't upgrade until I hear some VERY convincing stories about stability in thelatest version... have'nt heard them yet.
Old 02-01-2003, 03:04 AM   #13
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Just released today
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Old 02-01-2003, 05:14 AM   #14
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A busted a$$ good for nothing version.
Old 02-01-2003, 06:14 AM   #15
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9.5e and toying with 10.0c, but still have 8,5p++ installed just in case.

(8,5p++ can be downloaded from
Note: You have to be careful since there are 2 key versions for 8.5.
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